Please remember the Paulist Fathers in your prayers this week as they gather for a retreat in New Jersey. In this year designated as the Year of Consecrated Life by Pope Francis, we ask that God will bless the gathering of these men who responded to His call. Watch over them in their comings and goings and instill them with the grace needed to be refreshed and renewed in their priestly functions.

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28

Because of the retreat, there will be no Masses during the week, Monday June 29 through Friday, July 3. There will be a Communion Service each of those days. The next daily Mass will be at Noon on the 4th of July.



Again this summer, Old St. Mary’s is hosting Theology on Tap, a speaker and discussion series for Young Adults in their 20s and 30s, married and single.  Please join us for refreshments and conversation on any of the four Tuesday evenings in July beginning with July 14th.

Registration and refreshments @7PM — Presentation @7:30PM

Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave

For details about the topics and speakers, please click on the following link:

Theology on Tap Topics


Pope Francis Logo Laudato Si’ on care for Our Common Home is the most recent encyclical letter by Pope Francis.  With it he wants to enter into a dialogue with everyone about our common home.  You can read the encyclical in PDF format by clicking on the link below.

 Laudato Si’

You can also go to the vatican website and read the English version by clicking on the following link –