DECREE of EXTINCTIVE UNION
On May 22nd, the Cardinal officially approved the joining of St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook Parishes. Click here to read the Decree.
TO TEACH WHO CHRIST IS
A Campaign for St. Norbert Parish
The people of St. Norbert are believers…in our faith, in our Catholic heritage, in Christian stewardship and responsibility for that which has been entrusted to us. THANK YOU for achieving our $3.9 million goal! We now have an even brighter tomorrow for our family of faith.
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS – ELIJAH CUP MINISTRY – SIGN UP!
In 1 Kings 17, during a drought, Elijah tells the poor widow of Zarapeth that if she makes him a small loaf of bread with the last of her flour and oil, her “jar of flour will not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, until the Lord sends rain upon the earth.” In faith, the widow baked the bread and fed Elijah. For the next year, the widow, her son, and Elijah ate bread made from the bowl of flour and jug of oil. Sometimes we forget just how powerful praying for an increase in Vocations can be. If we pray with the faith of the widow of Zarapeth, our cup will never run dry! To in-courage and remind you to pray for Vocations, SIGN UP to take the Elijah Cup home with you for a week. Contact Father Dan to participate in this great opportunity! Email or call Father Dan (847-513-6706) to get on the list!
SHARING MINISTRY NEEDS!
SHARING MINISTRY ST NORBERT
It might seem a little ahead-of-time to be mentioning Valentine’s Day . . . but our deliveries go to St. Margaret of Scotland on Tuesdays to be distributed on the following Saturday. That means that any Valentine goodies need to be in the baskets at church by February 4. If you are thinking of contributing Valentine candy, children’s Valentines, baking supplies, cakes mixes and frostings, or other treats, please keep that date in mind.
Anyone interested in in helping should contact Martha Boudewyns at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a very rewarding way to spend time and energy.
Thank you for your generous support.
SHARING PARISH AT OUR LADY OF THE BROOK
OLB’s Sharing Parish is St. Martin de Porres. The holidays are past and life is back to routine. Unfortunately some things never change including the need to reach out to the homeless. Please remember the New Life Shelter when you come to OLB. Donations can be left under the racks at the North Entrance. The shelter is always in need of toiletries, laundry detergent, bleach, diapers, and large new underwear for women. Donations are delivered Tuesday Morning by the Bread Brigade. Throughout the month, collections of food and household goods, as well as shoes and clothing can be dropped off until noon each weekday. St. Martin picks up donations and uses them in their Food Pantry and small Resale Shop in Chicago