PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

January 18 to 25 is the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity.  There will be a prayer service for unity Monday evening, January 23 at 7 p.m. in Old St. Mary’s Church. Join in prayer, music and social time.  Pastor Ben Adams of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in the Loop will give the sermon. Members of other nearby Protestant congregations were invited to join us as well.

Paulist Fathers are Calling You

Click the link below for information on the vocations retreat which provides a look into the life of a Paulist Father.

Come and See

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Adult assistance is needed for our Liturgy of the Word for Children religious education program.

Children in Preschool through 3rd grade are dismissed from the church just before the readings.  The children’s celebration mirrors what we do as adults in the church. The children listen to simplified Scripture Readings, sing the Responsorial Psalm, sing the Alleluia and then participate in a simple age appropriate dialogue homily. When returning to the church, the children bring back a handout designed to give their parents a way to discuss the readings with them.  Participation has more than doubled since the school year began. Parents we are thrilled to have your children participate.  We invite you to join us because we need your help. Please contact Cathy Walz at cwalz@oldstmarys.com to volunteer once or twice a month.