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!
Thank you to everyone who is making it a habit to fill the baskets at church with food and other supplies for the pantries we serve. St. Margaret of Scotland, Catholic Charities, Marillac House, and St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly are very grateful for these contributions. Thanks, also, to everyone who has been donating school supplies. School will start at St. Margaret on August 22, so we will be delivering the supplies there on August 8. That will give the teachers time to organize and distribute what we’ve collected. We’ll also send school supplies to Catholic Charities that week. We’ve received a few backpacks and lots of pencils and spiral notebooks. If you’re looking for ideas, we need backpacks; crayons and markers (colored and black); composition books; scissors (for both lower and upper grades); glue and glue sticks; 3×5 index cards, 4×6 index cards, and post-it notes; blue and black pens; green, yellow and pink highlighters; and other school supplies. Gift cards from Walmart, Walgreen’s, Target, Staples, etc., are also welcome.
The volunteers who drive to St. Margaret of Scotland each week are faithful and dedicated, but it would be good to add more people to the roster. The opportunity to see the St. Margaret pantry is a bonus. Interested? Please contact Martha Boudewyns at email@example.com.