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august 23 novena

20 Aug

The Filipino Families of Skokie (FFOS) members’ next Novena prayer is scheduled on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 6:00 in the  evening.


The Filipino Families of Skokie was organized primarily as a spiritual group. The main purpose of our organization is to unite, promote, support, and engage in activities fostering and enriching the spiritual and cultural heritage of the members. In order to achieve these goals, member families are encouraged to attend and participate in parish functions and fund raising and other activities designed in promoting the spirituality, camaraderie, and well being of member families to include:

The Bi-weekly novena are devotions to the Santo Niño Jesus, Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima,  San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and San Pedro Calungsod.

Please join us at Dante and Linda’s Place on Saturday at 6:00 in the evening.


the queenship of our blessed mother

20 Aug

We celebrate the Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary on August 22.

Mary has been made Queen of heaven and earth by God, exalted above all the choirs of angels and all the saints. She is to be called Queen not only because of her divine motherhood, but also because she, by the will of God, had an outstanding part in the work of our eternal salvation” (Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Letter, To the Queen of Heaven).

She was given the power by her Son “of bestowing upon us the fruits of the redemption.” As the Second Vatican Council tells us, “Taken up to heaven Our Lady did not lay aside her saving role, but by her manifold acts of intercession continues to win for us gifts of eternal salvation” (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church 62). So Our Lady is busy working for us as the Mediatrix of All Graces, bestowing upon us the fruits of the redemption and winning for us gifts of eternal salvation. As our Queen and Mother, she helps to convert us, guide us, heal us, protect us and save us.

Pope John Paul II said, “Christians look with trust to Mary Queen and this exalts their filial abandonment to her, who is Mother in the order of grace. Mary’s glorious state brings about a continuous and caring closeness. She is a queen who gives all that she possesses, participating above all in the life and love of Christ.”

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Article source: Catholic Exchange

saint bartholomew the apostle

19 Aug

Uploaded by CCTNtv on Aug 18, 2011

Discovering our Saints presents
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Feast Day: August 24

balse ni tatang

17 Aug

To our Ilocano speaking members. BALSE NI TATANG (Dance with my Father) Ilocano Version by the Four Decade Duo

bratfest 2014

15 Aug

Bratfest: Our Parish Family Fun Festival 2014

The St. Lambert’s Bratfest 2014 will be celebrated on August 16, Saturday from 3:00-10:00 pm.


St. Lambert Bratfest Raffle – Grand Prize winner will take home $5,000.00!

Raffle tickets for St. Lambert Parish Bratfest will be available after Mass and during the week at the rectory. The Grand Prize in $ 5,000.00 and tickets are only $ 5.00 a piece, or a book of 12 tickets for $ 50.00! Proceeds will go towards the  parish projects. For more information call the rectory at 847-677-5135.

Source: St. Lambert Parish Bulletin

st. stephen of hungary

14 Aug

Credit: CCTN YouTube Channel

CCTN’s new series of short informational videos about our Catholic Saints and the lives they lived.

St. Stephen of Hungary
Feastday: August 16
Patron of Hungary