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Beyond Beautiful

21 Oct

Couple takes photo every day of 9 months pregnancy. The result is beyond beautiful

st. paul of the cross

19 Oct

Credit: CCTN YouTube Channel, catholic.org

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

St. Paul of the Cross
Feastday: October 20

Francesca Larosa: Lord, We Praise You

18 Oct

The official music video for “Lord, We Praise You”, written and performed by Catholic recording artist and singer/songwriter, Francesca LaRosa.

World Mission Sunday

17 Oct

Credit: The Pontifical Mission Societies,  The Society for the Propagation of the Faith

World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. In 2014, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 19.

Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is “an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world”

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For this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration, we are focusing on the words from St. Matthew’s Gospel, “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew 16:18), highlighting the outreach of local churches through priests, religious and laity among the poor and marginalized half a world away. The specific example we have chosen is of Bishop Wenceslao (Wens) Padilla, the first Bishop of Mongolia, and his fellow missionary priests from the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and their work among families and children in need, sharing God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace, while offering practical help – changing lives every day! Similar help is provided to mission churches in territories covering more than half the globe.

Your prayers and generous support offered to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday directly benefit the mission church – places like Mongolia where the young church is growing, filled with zeal for the faith, but lacking resources for its outreach to families and those in need. Such support is a concrete way to “build our Church” – to deepen your relationship with Jesus by helping Bishop Wens and so many other missionaries around the world.

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Our Lady of Fatima Procession

15 Oct

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October 18 Novena

15 Oct

The Filipino Families of Skokie (FFOS) members’ next Novena prayer is scheduled on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:00 in the evening.

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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 Gerry and Evelyn’s Place  on Saturday at 6:00 in the evening.