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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
THESE SPECIAL
WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT 2018


 

GROWING IN JOYFUL DISCIPLESHIP

February 26 -28, 7:00 PM Parish Mission
          Fr. Sunny Castillo
          “The Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus”

March 7, 7:00 PM Parish Reconciliation Service
          Deacon Mike Butz
          Reconciliation Opportunity to follow

March 14, 7:00 PM Evening of Reflection
          Tim Glemkowski
          “Deepening Your Prayer Life”

March 21, 7:00 PM Evening of Reflection
          Fr. Britto Berchmans“Lenten Spirituality”

March 28, Wednesday of Holy Week
          6:00 PM Soup Supper in Support of Struggling  Families in our Parish. 
          St. Francis Hall
          7:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration, Church

 

Parish Mission

7:00 PM - February 26, 27, 28

 “The Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus:

Change Our Hearts This Time”

Fr. Sunny Castillo

People have known Sunny Castillo from different angles. To some, he is a former philosophy teacher. To others, he was a television actor and children's show cohost and others knew him as a commercial model. 

He is known by some as a poet; he has published two books of poetry over the past three years. Still some know him as a singer or a singing priest. Presently, he is more known as Fr. Sunny, a Catholic priest, preacher and pastor of St. John Paul II Church in Kankakee. He is also a pilgrimage host and spiritual director. 

Lastly, he is known for his joy, his willingness to build healthy relationships, and his passion for God. 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

 

Seven Churches 

We have reserved two luxury busses for our annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage to visit 7 area churches.  The busses will leave promptly after the Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which should be around 9:00 PM and will return to St. Walter by 12:00 AM (midnight).

If you would like to be a part of this beautiful tradition, please sign up at the Faith Network Desk. We are limited to 100 people due to bus space, so be sure to sign up early. There is a $10.00 fee to cover the cost of the bus.  Please pay at the time of sign up.
 

The Seven Churches Pilgrimage 


 

...is a pious Roman Catholic Lenten tradition to visit seven churches on the evening of Holy Thursday.

Following the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Blessed Sacrament is placed on the Altar of Repose in the church for Adoration. During the Seven Churches Visitation, the faithful visit several churches – sometimes seven, sometimes fourteen, sometimes no set number depending upon the particular practice – to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in each church.

The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday probably originated in Rome, as early pilgrims visited the seven basilicas as penance.

The Via Francigena was an ancient pilgrim route between England and Rome. It was customary to end the pilgrimage with a visit to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul. In 1300 Pope Boniface VIII declared the first Holy Year, granting a special indulgence to those, who meeting the requisite conditions, visited St. Peter's Basilica and the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Over time the number of prescribed churches increased to seven.

The tradition of visiting all seven churches was started by Saint Philip Neri around 1553 He and a few friends would gather before dawn and set out on their "Seven Churches Walk". These pilgrimages were designed to be a counterpoint to the raucous behavior of Carnival. The walks became very popular and began to attract others.

 

 

 

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Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM;
9:00 AM; 10:30 AM;
12:00 PM

Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 AM

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:30 AM

Confession: Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 3:30 - 4:30 PM. You may also call 630-894-2461 x3002 to make an appointment with a priest.

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LENTEN REGULATIONS

   

 
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First Sunday Of Lent 
Deacon Mike Butz
February 17, 2018




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A Lent 2018 Presentation
February 21, 2018

The Restless Journey of Life. Am i embracing it or afraid ot it.

Fr.Tom McCarthy OSA


Save The Date
for the
Dedication of the
Parish Ministry Center

In memory of
Fr. John Guiney
Sunday, April 8, following the 12:00 PM Mass

Hospitality will follow in
St. Francis Hall

All are Welcome!



State of the Parish 2017
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"Serving Mission"
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Upcoming
Second & Miscellaneous
Collections

 
Catholic Relief Services
March 10-11, 2018
 
Pontifical Colletion for Holy Land
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
 
Totus Tuus of Joliet
Summer Catechetical
Youth Program

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