Sunday, February 14 - Old St. Patrick`s Church



Sunday, February 14 - Old St. Patrick`s Church
Old St. Patrick’s Church Bulletin
Happy Valentines Day!
Lent 2016
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Artwork by:
Luke LaRocca
February 14, 2016
Just A Thought
Give Us the Courage...
Old St. Pat’s Happenings
Kinship Initiative
Lent 2016
Social Action Ministry
Seven Last Words of Christ
Crossroads Runners
Siamsa na nGael
OSP Next
P age T wo
Just a Thought...
February 14, 2016
As I look north out my
window from the Old St. Pat’s
Mission Center on a bitter
cold yet sunny day in early
February, I notice that there
Fr. Tom Hurley
are three new construction
projects going on. Big ones! The cranes are up and
from what I can see, it appears as if more residential
housing is being constructed in the downtown area.
And that’s a view from just one small window. I
would imagine there are many other projects going
on all around us as well. I don’t know much about
the economy, and I’m not very well-versed in how
the market and the world of business really works.
I’m mindful of the fact that we’re in better shape
than we were in 2008. I know that despite some
recovery in the economy, there are still a lot of
people who are struggling and unemployed. I am
aware that even though we are all enjoying lower
gas prices at the pump, the downturn with oil is
not a great thing for the economy overall. Again, I
am parroting a lot of what I hear on the television
and radio when they give the business report, but
I really am a big time amateur in anything related
to business. But looking at the cranes and the new
construction does cause a sense of bewilderment in
my mind and heart! Those cranes and new buildings
tell me there’s growth happening and more people
potentially coming to Chicago and the downtown
area. On one hand that’s a great blessing!
On the other hand, as a pastor, I am perplexed! How
can I be looking out the window at growth and new
construction while my local church is telling me our
numbers are diminishing and parishes will likely
close? I know that I’m probably over-simplifying
the situation because these new buildings are being
put in the downtown area and the smaller, declining
churches are found in many neighborhoods of our
city, but the stark irony is still there. And I thought
about it the other day after reading more articles
about the massive changes that are on the horizon
for the Archdiocese. How can a local diocese of
2.2 million Catholics have to close and consolidate
parishes? I realize the situation: few people go to
church; many parishes have no energy; leadership is
lacking. It’s a bad recipe for decline. I get it.
I applaud our archbishop, Blase Cupich, for taking
the road of optimism and growth. I love his image
that he presented to us as this journey began: the
cross of San Damiano. When Francis of Assisi
entered a church during the 13th century, the
Lord spoke to him from the cross of San Damiano:
“Francis, rebuild my Church!” That is the image
propelling our present leader Blase Cupich and it
should be the clarion call to all of us: let’s help rebuild the Church. We have a great model here at Old
St. Pat’s and because of ALL of you, the people of
OSP, we can continue in our journey of growth and
“making disciples.” The cranes outside my window
will no longer stand as a symbol of irony but rather
as a sign of great hope. I don’t want this to be a time
of discouragement as we see consolidations and
closings, but rather I would like us to see this as a
new moment. Maybe the Church in Chicago will
be a catalyst for greater change in the larger church,
both in this country and throughout the world.
As I mentioned last week in my homily, we’re in
this together and I’m grateful to be in this work of
church with all of you. Thank you for allowing me
this great and awesome privilege to live, create, and
build the Kingdom of God with you. I have grown
as a priest, disciple, and person because of this
marvelous, extraordinary community. Let’s keep
building a church of hope here in our great city.
A blessed Lent to all!
Father Tom Hurley, Pastor
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A wakenings
Give us the courage to
accept who we really are
and where we should be.
By: Bernadette Moore-Gibson
Today marks the first Sunday in the season of Lent.
Usually, when we think of Lent we think of a time for
reflection, a time to consider the life and ministry of
Jesus. In today’s Gospel of Jesus in the wilderness we
have all the classic signs and symbols of Lent. First,
there is the period of time - forty days. The number
40, while it certainly can be a literal number, has
a greater theological significance. The number 40
indicates a sufficient time; a time when what needs
to be completed can be completed. It is a time that
extends beyond the ways in which humans keep time.
It represents another way of keeping time, a way
of keeping time that accommodates the plans and
purposes of God.
In the Gospel today Jesus having been baptized
and receiving the Holy Spirit has led him into the
wilderness where he faced temptation. As I reflect
upon Jesus’ time in the dessert it appears that he was in
a situation of being asked multiple times “Whose are
you, Jesus? And to whom do you belong?” Each time
we can hear in Jesus’ reply the voice from the cloud
at his baptism saying, “You are Mine, You are my
Beloved; and on You My favor rests.” Because in each
trial, Jesus affirms that he is God’s own. The choices he
makes and the words he speaks reflect the heart of the
matter; Jesus relies and trusts in the love and mercy of
We don’t know factually what Jesus faced in the
wilderness. We are told that he is driven into it, or
led into it by the Spirit of God. And then, there’s
a great silence. We can fill in the gaps with our
imaginations - fueled by our own personal experiences.
For haven’t we all had wilderness experiences when
we felt that we were at the end of our resources physically, emotionally and spiritually? Our wilderness
experiences may not be ones of physical deprivation
and exposure to the elements, but I suspect that they
have driven us to ask our ultimate questions: What is
it that matters in life? Who matters? What is my value
here in this place? Where is meaning in all of the busyness? To whom do I belong? Whose am I?
If you are like me, then it is these wilderness
moments, when all the familiar landmarks of life have
disappeared, that I am most often driven to PRAYER.
Places where I ask God for the courage needed to resist
fear and surrender to change. Places where I ask God
for the strength to transform my own desert moments
into places of abundant life. Oddly enough, when we
are most lost we often find that we have a whole lot
less to lose - in terms of our sense of control of our
lives, so surrender becomes easier. And in surrender
comes prayer - a deep, real prayer - and consequently,
a richer connection to the source of our being - a God
who loves us and is present in our healing. Perhaps it is
fitting that this first Sunday of Lent falls on Valentine’s
day, a day where we are pointed in the direction of a
glimmer of light and into the loving arms of God.
Author Anne Lamott writes, “[Prayer] begins with
stopping in our tracks, or with our backs against the
wall, or when we are going under the waves, or when
we are just so sick and tired of being physically sick
and tired that we surrender, or at least we finally stop
running away and at long last walk or lurch or crawl
toward something. Or maybe miraculously, we just
release our grip slightly.”
And when we do that, we find a life preserver to catch
ahold of. And maybe we’re still bobbing out there in
pretty deep waves, but we have a line on who is with
us. Today Jesus’ wilderness experience has driven him
into 40 days of prayer, and the prayer has centered
him, reminded him who he is - a child of God, God’s
own. The one in whom God is so very pleased. Jesus
remembers God’s mercy and Love. As children of God,
this is our good news too. This same life line is ready,
is there for us tethering us to the good news of God’s
Grace, Mercy and constant Love.
Let me be so bold as to invite you into a Lenten
discipline of 40 days of courageous prayer. The
wilderness of our lives may not magically disappear for
us and our trials find themselves behind us however,
we may discover that the wilderness is not as desolate
nor as threatening when we listen with our hearts
focused on our loving God. Let us pray to be guided
into the pathways of justice, love and mercy during
these wilderness Lenten days.
Bernadette Moore-Gibson is the Director of Pastoral
Care at Old St. Patrick’s Church.
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February & March at a Glance...
Contact |Location
Date | Time
Special Friends Mass
Sunday, February 14 |Noon - 1:30 p.m.
FWX Cafeteria
Bea Cunningham [email protected]
OSP Book Group
Lenten Mission: Songs of
Sunday, February 14 |9:30-11 a.m.
711 W. Monroe
February Book: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Jean Lyons [email protected]
Wednesday, February 18 | 7 p.m.
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Jennifer Budziak [email protected]
Mass of Healing
Thursday, February 18 | 12:10 p.m. Mass
You Are Not Alone: Divorce
Sunday, February 21 | 10:45 a.m.
Old St. Patrick’s Church
David Philippart [email protected]
711 W. Monroe, Flr. 3
Deb Romeo [email protected]
Support Group
The Next Chapter
711 W. Monroe, Library
Sunday, February 21 | 11 a.m.
[email protected]
Mother/Son Bowling
UIC 750 S. Halsted
Sunday, February 21 | 12:45 p.m.
[email protected]
Harmony Hope and Healing
Sunday, February 28 | 11:15 a.m. Mass
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Lenten Mission : Works of
Wednesday, March 2 | 7 p.m.
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Bob Kolatorowicz [email protected]
Old St. Pat’s Fish Fry
Friday, March 4 | 5:30 p.m.
Hughes Hall
Bridget Carey [email protected]
You Are Not Alone: Divorce
Sunday, March 6 | 10:45 a.m.
Deb Romeo [email protected]
Support Group
Siamsa na nGael
711 W. Monroe, Flr. 3
Tuesday, March 8 | 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center
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Join us online!
Our 5 p.m. Liturgy streams
online every Sunday.
All are welcome to join us every
Sunday for our 5 p.m. Liturgy, now
streaming online at:
Especially if distance or
circumstances beyone your contol
keep you from being with us.
For more information and to
get involved, contact Lauren at
[email protected]
Due to the
Presidents’ Day
Holiday, please note
that Rosary Group
will be pushed back
one week.
Monday, February 22 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Father Jack Wall Mission Center
711 West Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Beth and Katy look forward to seeing you then!
For more information,
please contact Katy Egan at 773.510.2641, or
[email protected]
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“We Are OSP”
Photo of the week
“PanCake Breakfast”
Submitted by:
It may have been a dreary January day in Chicago on January 31st, but the Foundations
teens were busy flipping pancakes, brewing coffee, pouring orange juice, and welcoming
our guests to the 11th Annual Foundations Pancake Breakfast! We truly appreciate
the support of those who attended our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you
enjoyed the delicious food! All proceeds from the Foundations Pancake Breakfast will
go toward our Summer Worktours to Pittsburgh, Birmingham, AL, and Cincinnati and
to the Notre Dame Vision Summer Youth Conference.
The Pancake Breakfast could not have been such a success without the generosity of the
following businesses:
Pompei on Taylor – for the delicious sausage
Lou Mitchell’s – for amazing pancake mix
Meli Café – for more pancake mix
McDonald’s – for lots of butter
Yolk – for yet more pancake mix
Special thanks to Brendan O’Brien and the Youth Ministry Advisory Board
for all of your support and dedication! We couldn’t have done it without you!
And last, but certainly not least, THANK YOU to everyone in the Old St.
Pat’s community who came to dine, purchased a raffle ticket, or gave a
donation. You all make the Pancake Breakfast possible! We hope you enjoyed
your pancakes and we look forward to serving you next year!
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and tagging your photo #weareosp
Join Us!
The Mother - Son
Bowling Bash!
of Illinois at
Pizza, prizes, raffle and more!
$15 per person PRE-SALE (includes pizza lunch and shoe rental)
Register online from January 24 - February 19 at
750 S. Halsted
Street, Chicago, IL
Day of registration available if space allows for $20 per person
or any other combo of
Adult female and male
child/teen will work
Lets get this party rolling! Questions?
Jennifer Wild - 630.251.1886
[email protected]
Priya Valenti - 312.498.1336
[email protected]
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February 21
12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
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Connections is Back in Action!
Connections is dusting itself off and refreshing the group for 2016. So far we have a few new
committee members who have stepped forward to run the organization. Our goal is to have 5
members for each of the following teams – Social, Service and Spiritual/Speaker.
If you would like to be part of this effort, please contact Beth Marek, Director of Outreach at
312.831.9361 or [email protected]
Sunday February 21
4 p.m. Business Meeting for Connections in the Rectory to recruit
additional committee team members
5 p.m. Mass with reserved seating
6 p.m. Pizza Party in the Rectory
Tuesday March 8
Saturday March 19
Siamsa na nGael*; Pre-dinner gathering and performance
Breakfast With the Bunny*; Service Project at Marillac House
*Details to follow in next weeks bulletin and on the website.
WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
To register, visit or contact Bridget Carey
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K inship I nitiative
Kinship Initiative Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, February 23 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Skyline Conference Room, 4th Floor
3750 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago 60623
All are welcome!
Mag Mile Shut Down: Why #BlackLivesMatter and So Does Divestment
The Kinship Initiative invites you to a rich conversation between neighbors from the North Lawndale
neighborhood and Old St. Patrick’s Church.
Many Chicagoans engage in heated discussions and ask hard questions about recent protests, marches, public
hearings, and direct action events to shut down expressways, airports, police stations, government agencies, and
other public spaces. In November 2015, nearly $500,000,000 in sales were divested through peaceful protests on
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The protests were organized partly in response to decades of police violence in black
and brown communities of Chicago.
Right: Young protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
shortly after the Mike Brown murder.
Xavier Ramey, the facilitator for the evening, is Senior Assistant Director
for Social Innovation and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago, a
social activist, community convener, North Lawndale native, and Heart
Steering Committee Member of the North Lawndale Kinship Initiative.
Above: Mr. Xavier Ramey
Xavier will facilitate an interactive conversation on why the protests are
fundamental to creating a Chicago that is not only just, but also peaceful.
He will share his story of community-derived resistance and how politics
and problems of Chicago have led youth of our city into the streets in
search of a better life.
Please join us to engage in understanding, dialog and prayer to strengthen our bonds of kinship.
Light refreshments
Two blocks from the CTA’s Pink Line
Station at Central Park Avenue
Elevator access to the Skyline Conference
Ample Free Parking
RSVP Michelle Bella at [email protected] by February 21, 2016.
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Moved to Compassion:
We are Your Mercy
Lent 2016
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Lent, Liturgy, and Life
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into
the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. - Luke 4:1
Led by the Spirit
It Takes Work
Welcome to another Lent! Just as Jesus went into
the desert after being baptized, we who are baptized,
and we who are longing to be so (that’s YOU, AJ,
Stephanie, Joanne, Tracey, Angela, Matthew, Alycia,
Jennifer, and Taylor—our beloved catechumens)
enter into these forty days to stretch and to struggle,
to grow and to gain, to die to self and rise to live for
others, for God. We, too, are led into these days by the
Spirit, taking up the Spirit’s tried-and-true practices:
fasting, praying, giving alms. That strange word,
“alms”? It’s more than spare change. It comes from
two Greek words: eleēmōn, meaning “merciful,” and
eleos, meaning “to show mercy.” In the fifth century,
Peter Chrysologus observed “Fasting is the soul of
prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. If we have not
all three, we have nothing.”
But what does “mercy” mean? A dictionary tells
us that mercy is “compassion or forgiveness shown
toward someone whom it is within one’s power
to punish or harm, or someone who is suffering.”
Good start! It is within God’s power to punish
us, yet God doesn’t. Being full of mercy is one of
God’s chief characteristics, and it’s a requirement
that God makes of all who are God’s people. In the
Bible, there are different Hebrew and Greek words
that are translated into English as “mercy.” Perhaps
the three most important are the Hebrew hesed and
racham, and the Greek eleos. Scholars sometimes
use the phrase “covenant lovingkindness,” with the
last two words deliberately run together, to explain
hesed. “Covenant lovingkindness” is more than a
feeling—it’s an entire of way of relating, of living out
in thought, word, and deed a very specific relationship
based on love, forgiveness, and bearing another’s
burdens. (In Christ, God bore our most onerous
burden: suffering and death.) Racham is the plural
form of the Hebrew word rechem, a common Hebrew
word for “womb.” Mercy protects, nurtures, brings
to birth new possibilities. We literally gestate in the
womb of God’s mercy. Finally, we sing a form of eleos
(“show mercy”) in the refrain (in Greek) we sing to
begin our liturgy each Sunday this Lent: Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have mercy!
Christ have mercy! Lord have mercy!) Here, the sense
is being compassion--love incarnated in deeds.
You know this to be true: Relationships take work.
And so it is with mercy. Our tradition identifies seven
corporal works of mercy. They come from chapter 25
of the Gospel of Matthew: feed the hungry; give drink
to the thirsty; clothe the naked; shelter the homeless;
visit (liberate!) the prisoner; visit (heal!) the sick; bury
the dead. And from the whole scripture, our tradition
identifies seven spiritual works of mercy: c​ ounsel
the doubtful, teach someone something that is good;
encourage someone doing wrong to do right instead;
comfort the sorrowing; forgive those who hurt you;
bear wrongs done to you with love; pray for the living
and the dead. Here at Old St. Pat’s, this Lent, we are
encouraging and challenging each other to take up
the works of mercy, to be moved to compassion,
to become God’s mercy visible and tangible in this
weary, warring, wintry world in which we live.
How, in the World?
Look at your life. Chances are you already engage in
the works of mercy, without even thinking about it.
Lent is the time to think about it! Some of the works
of mercy are self-evident: pray for others; donate
canned goods or time at the Greater Chicago Food
Depository; listen carefully to a friend or coworker
who’s troubled. Got it. But how in the world do
I bury the dead in Chicago in 2016? Let’s put our
heads together to figure out how best to do the works
of mercy in our time and place. Email your ideas to
David ([email protected]) and we’ll print them in
the bulletin each week. And go to
and click on Works of Mercy for ideas.
It’s in the Cards
Remember to take home a card from the end of your
pew. Jot down what you tried during the week and
bring the card back next Sunday. Drop it in the basket
by the table with the gifts of bread and wine. When
we offer to God our lives each week under the signs of
bread and wine, we offer up our works of mercy, too.
Together with our hearts, there’s nothing more God
would want.
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Save the date and please make plans to join us in our Lenten Mission!
Lenten Evenings of
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Old St. Patrick’s Church | 700 W. Adams
As companions on the journey through Lent to Easter, we invite you to join us at our
three Lenten Evenings of Reflection! Each evening takes place in the church and welcomes
everyone seeking to renew or deepen her/his faith; extends a special invitation to newcomers
and those who have been away from a church experience for a time; offers time and space
to prayerfully reflect on the experience of mercy; and invites you for all three nights but
welcomes you at whatever night you can attend.
Wednesday, February 17
Songs of Mercy
with Rory Cooney and Theresa Donohoo
“Sing the song of the unseen God.” Join us for a participative and prayerful evening of inspired
song led by renowned recording artists Rory Cooney and Theresa Donohoo, joined by our own Old
St. Patrick’s musicians and special guests. Composer of a dozen recorded collections of liturgical
music and author of Change our Hearts: Daily Meditations for Lent, Rory Cooney and his wife
Theresa Donohoo have been making music together for over 30 years, over 25 with their friend and
colleague Gary Daigle. They recently released a collection of Christmas songs for GIA Publications
called “Like No God We Had Imagined,” and expect to finish a new collection in the spring of 2016.
Rory Cooney is the director of liturgy and music at St. Anne Catholic Community in Barrington; he
was the recipient of the 2014 Pastoral Musician of the Year award from the National Association of
Pastoral Musicians, and received the “As One Who Serves” award from St. Anne in Barrington on
the occasion of his 20th anniversary there. Many of Rory’s songs (such as “Jerusalem, My Destiny”)
are very familiar to us and significantly enhance our prayer at Old St. Patrick’s.
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Wednesday, February 24
Works of Mercy
with Ms. Brenda Palms Barber
Unfortunately due to conflicting cirsumstances, Ms. Brenda Palms Barber
will not be available to join us for this event. However, we encourage you
to join us for our two other Lenten Evenings of Reflection Wednesday,
February 17 and Wednesday, March 2.
(If you have any further questions regarding our Lenten Mission events, please
contact Bob Kolatorowicz at [email protected])
Wednesday, March 2
Works of Mercy
with Terry Nelson-Johnson, D. Min.
“I think, and I say it with humility, that this is the Lord’s most powerful message - mercy.”
It is one thing to read these stirring words of Pope Francis ….
It is one thing to think about these stirring words from Pope Francis ….
It is another thing altogether to ingest them,
to take them in, to let them get to you,
to let them get In To You.
Ironically, taking in mercy is a risk and renders us vulnerable. In gathering together this evening we
will be challenged and invited and cajoled to risk mercy, to be nourished by the feast of mercy.
In addition to reflections by Terry Nelson-Johnson, resident theologian at Old St. Pat’s, our time
together this evening will include the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
*Please join us for some light refreshments in the church Hall at the end of each evening.
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Sunday, February 14
First Sunday of Lent &
Valentine’s Day
Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Wednesday, February 17
Lenten Mission: Songs of
7 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
with Rory Cooney and Theresa
Contact Bob Kolatorowicz at
[email protected]
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Friday, February 19
A time for prayer, song, contemplation, and silence in the
spirit of the Taize Community, praying for reconciliation and
peace among all of the world.
Time and Location
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Sunday, February 21
Second Sunday of Lent
Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Wednesday, February 24
Lenten Mission: Works of
This event will not take
place due to conflicting
with Ms. Brenda Palms Barber
Friday, February 26
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
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[email protected]
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Sunday, February 28
Third Sunday of Lent
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Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
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Time and Location
Wednesday, March 2
Lenten Mission: Works of
7 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
with Terry Nelson-Johnson
Contact Bob Kolatorowicz at
[email protected]
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Friday, March 4
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Old St. Patrick’s Annual Fish
Hughes Hall at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Tuesday, March 8
Siamsa na nGael
7:30 p.m.
Contact Tim Liston at
[email protected]
Symphony Center
200 S. Michigan Ave.
Call 312.294.3000 for tickets
Friday, March 11
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Saturday, March 12
St. Patrick’s Day Civic
Liturgy celebrated by Fr. Tom Hurley and Archbishop Cupich
that will include Celtic music, Old St. Pat’s Choir and
cantors, traditional Irish musicians, The Sheila Tully Irish
Stepdancers, and Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band.
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9 a.m. Liturgy, 10:15 a.m.
Irish Breakfast in Hughes
Hall at Old St. Patrick’s
Contact Bridget Carey at
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Sunday, March 13
Fifth Sunday of Lent & St.
Patrick’s Day Community
Thursday, March 17
Feast of Saint Patrick’s Day
Time and Location
Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
St. Patrick’s Day Community Celebration: Complimentary Irish Breakfast following the 1 p.m. Mass;
Mass will include Old St. Pat’s Choir and cantors, traditional Irish musicians, The Sheila Tully Irish
Step Dancers, and Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band.
Our patron saint’s feast day will feature special Celtic music
to conclude our St. Patrick’s Day festivities at the 12:10 p.m.
Friday, March 18
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Masses at Old St. Patrick’s
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Saturday, March 19
Seven Last Words of Christ on
the Cross
6 p.m. Reception and
7p.m. Presentation
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Sunday, March 20
Monday, March 21
Palm Sunday
Seven Last Words of Christ on
the Cross
Masses will take place at 7,
8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 5 &
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
6 p.m. Reception and 7p.m.
Lawndale Community
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Thursday, March 24
Dinner and Mass*
Holy Thursday
Time and Location
*More information coming
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Friday, March 25
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
10-11:30 a.m.
Good Friday
Individual Confessions
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Contact David Philippart
[email protected]
Liturgy of the Passion and
Death of Our Lord
Noon & 5:30 p.m.
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Contact David Philippart
[email protected]
Stations of the Cross Service
3 p.m.
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Contact David Philippart
[email protected]
Prayer in the Spirit of Taize
8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s
Contact Jennifer Budziak at
[email protected]
Saturday, March 26
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 8 p.m. at
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Sunday, March 27
Easter Sunday
Masses will take place at
7, 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. & 1
No 5 or 8 p.m. Masses
Monday, March 28
Easter Monday
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And They Say Catholics Don’t Read the Bible!
Please join us for our Lenten Scripture Study
Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 W. Monroe Street, 2nd floor
Shatter the stereotype! This coming Lent we are excited to introduce a new approach to
Scripture Study … think book club! Taking place on four consecutive Sunday evenings and
beginning on February 28, 2016, we will host facilitated conversations on four select books
from the Old Testament.
Participants are asked to pre-read the selection for each session (none are longer than 25
pages) and be ready to engage in lively discussion around some of the most familiar, and not
so familiar, stories from the Old Testament.
6:15 p.m. Gathering and Refreshments | 6:30 p.m. Session begins | 7:45 p.m. Session ends
Sunday, February 28
The Book of Jonah or “Thank you for the call, but I’d rather not!”
Sunday, March 6
The Book of Job or “Why is this happening to me?”
Sunday, March 13
The Book of Ruth or “In God’s eyes, there are no outsiders.”
Sunday, March 20
Selections from the Book of Genesis or “What do you suppose is on God’s mind?”
You are welcome to join us for all or any of our discussions! We ask that you please bring a Bible. The
New American Bible, Revised Edition is recommended, but other translations are fine.
It will also help us provide our best hospitality and to prepare the correct number of materials if you
can let us know which sessions you plan to attend by contacting Bob Kolatorowicz at
[email protected] or 312.831.9379 no later than Wednesday, February 24. Thanks!
About our co-facilitators …
Lorraine Kulpa is a member of Old St. Patrick’s Church, an art and travel enthusiast, a retired
attorney, and recently completed her graduate studies in Biblical Spirituality at Catholic Theological
Union in Chicago.
Bob Kolatorowicz directs the Adult Education Ministries at Old St. Patrick’s and after twenty-five
years thinks he might be starting to get the hang of it.
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Social Action Ministry
Old St. Patrick’s Church - Year of Mercy
“How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and
woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God!”
-Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
A Year of Mercy. A year with more compassion and less fear. A year with more food on the table for families
and fewer shootings. A year with more jobs that are not simply decent but life-giving for workers. A year
with clean water, especially for Flint, MI, and all those who thirst for systems of justice, not corruption. A
Year of Mercy. We have an inspiring motivation this Lent to reach out to our neighbors in mercy, sharing
the goodness and tenderness which God shows to all. Here at Old St. Pat’s, our Social Action ministries
invite you into the corporal works of mercy as a way to enrich the Lenten season and this special Year of
Mercy. Each month going forward, we will highlight a specific corporal work of mercy and share some of the
ways we live out this work right here in our faith community. Join us as we bring the Gospel message beyond
our church walls in service, kinship, and justice.
Outreach - Beth Marek directs our Outreach programs and volunteer ministry to under-resourced
communities, bringing material goods and fellowship to our neighbors throughout Chicago and abroad.
Kinship Initiative - Vince Guider directs our Kinship Initiative in North Lawndale, bringing together
the people of North Lawndale and Old St. Patrick’s Church to walk alongside one another in friendship and
mutual transformation.
Social Justice in Action - Rachel Lyons directs our Social Justice in Action ministry, focusing on
justice education, leadership development, and political advocacy to create systemic change in our city and
See below for more information on each element of our Social Action Ministry and how we are living out the
corporal work of mercy for February - Visit People in Prison. You have the opportunity to visit young people
in juvenile detention, advocate for restorative justice funding and alternative to incarceration programs, and
create jobs for folks with records so families and communities can be restored. Your gifts, your story, your
passion has a place with us in our collective work to create spaces of justice and healing and to build right
relationships among our one human family. We look forward to spreading God’s mercy and love in the days
to come.
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2016 Nicaragua Service Trip
Saturday July 30 - Sunday
Who should participate?
Any adult looking for a life enhancing experience helpings others to break the cycle of poverty while enjoying the beautiful
mountain surroundings of northern Nicaragua. Spanish language skills are not required.
What will volunteers do?
Participants will work alongside a well-established organization committed to improving the lives of others. The work will
be done in remote communities that are served by Fabretto’s network of schools and education centers. Typical projects
include: school gardens that feed the students; the construction of school facilities like kitchens, playgrounds, and handwashing stations; working with small business initiatives that teach community members skills and entrepreneurism. The
trip’s flexible structure also allows volunteers with specific skills, talents, and backgrounds to share their interests (i.e.,
healthcare, education, sports, arts & crafts, etc.) with the kids and residents in the communities where we work.
Most of the time will be spent in the northern city of Cusmapa with stops at other Fabretto centers. The trip also includes
sightseeing excursions to the Spanish colonial city of Granada and to areas like the Mombacho Cloud Forest and Lake
Saturday July 30 through Sunday August 7, 2016
Why participate?
The experience of helping others while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded folks. Be a part of the Old St. Pats family
that has been travelling to Nicaragua for over 10 years!
If you are interested in sharing the life-changing experience of serving the poor of Nicaragua through Fabretto, please join
us at one of our information meetings. Trip details, accommodations and logistics, volunteer expectations, and much
more will be discussed. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and are limited to the first 20 participants.
Informational Meetings (You only need to attend ONE):
Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm, Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W Monroe, Room: 21
Sunday, February 21st at 12:30 pm, Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W Monroe, Room 21
Sunday, February 28 at 6:15 pm, the Old St. Patrick’s Rectory
To receive information about the 2016 trip if you cannot attend one of the meetings, please contact Cari Dinneen at
[email protected] or call 312.388.0139.
For more information about Fabretto and the work that they do in Nicaragua, please visit their website at
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C hrist
Franz Joseph Haydn
The Seven Last
Words of Christ
for String Quartet Op. 51
Reflections for Holy Week
with spoken meditations on the Words of Christ on the Cross
Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
at Old St. Patrick’s Church
“Over the past six years I have had
the opportunity to program this
great work each year in the weeks
leading to Holy Week... This past
year was perhaps the most rewarding
for me and opened my own eyes to
the potential this music has. What
intrigued me the most was there was
a certain part of our audience that
came to hear this classical music they
were familiar with and were elated
and moved by the perspective and
words of our guests speakers from
perhaps a different tradition.”
-Dave Moss, Viola
Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
at Lawndale Community Church
Haydn’s masterpiece The Seven Last Words
of Christ was written in a spirit of profound
religious conviction. It is a true meditation
on the gravity of tragedy and the possibility
of hope and redemption, explored
through the purity and intimacy of the
string quartet. The music is dark, barren,
overwhelmingly human, and expresses
the immense weight of Holy Week. Haydn
wrote “each movement is expressed by
purely instrumental music in such a way
that even the most uninitiated listener will
be moved to the very depths of his soul.”
The contemplation inherent in the story
of the crucifixion will be accentuated with
the addition of the spoken meditations
on the fateful words spoken on the Cross
from a diverse group of speakers from
the interfaith community of Chicago
and the Kinship Initiative of Old St.
Patrick’s Church and the Lawndale
Community Church. This unique evening
of sacred music and words lends itself
as a culmination of the season of Lent
and provides a reflective experience in
anticipation of Holy Week.
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E ncore
Please join us as your friends at Old St. Pat’s Encore, in kinship with our friends at St. Agatha’s
Parish, gather to share a weekend of prayer, laughter, inspiration and renewal.
“A Call to Personal and Global Transformation”
A Weekend Retreat led by Edwina Gateley
April 8-10 (Friday evening until Sunday noon)
Chicago Cenacle Retreat Center
Double Room: $400* ($200 per person)
Single Room: $280*
*All meals are included
Register online at: or call Tammy Roeder at: 312.798.2350
Registration closes March 8th.
Edwina Gateley is originally from the UK but has deep roots in Chicago. Her
journey has led her to teaching in Africa, founding the Volunteer Missionary
Movement, sojourning in the Sahara Desert, spending nine months of prayer in
a trailer in the woods, befriending and ministering to street people and women
in prostitution – “God’s little ones,” and preaching the Good News: God Is With
Us. Edwina is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, lay minister, modern-day mystic
and prophet, and a single mom. She gives talks, conferences and retreats in the
United States, as well as internationally while continuing to reach out to women
in recovery from drugs and prostitution.
Edwina’s life has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as ”fascinating –
an exceptional blend of contemplation and action”.
The Cenacle Retreat Center located at 513 West Fullerton Parkway, is a peaceful haven in the heart of
the city. A beautiful chapel, quiet garden, comfortable sleeping quarters, and delicious/nutritious meals
provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
For more information contact Pat Hamill at 312.819.7453 or [email protected]
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New Orleans Style Jazz Brunch
featuring the VanderCook College of Music Jazz Quintet!
Sunday, February 14 | 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe, Flr. 2
The Encore Café is taking a break from its usual breakfast and speaker format to brighten up any mid-winter
doldrums with a taste of the Big Easy and the sounds, excitement and energy of a Jazz Quintet. All are welcome!
Brunch & Entertainment
$15 per person
New Orleans Style Jazz Brunch
Banana Peach Streusel French Toast
In order to provide our best hospitality, we do
ask that you please RSVP to Marion O’Connell
(312.819.7453) no later than Wednesday,
February 10 or register online at
Chicken Apple Sausage
Spinach Quiche and Seafood Quiche
Fresh Fruit
New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Coffee & Tea service
Cash bar: Mimosas
Encore has a special commitment to the women working to
transform their lives at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope in
Woodlawn. St. Martin’s has an ongoing need of cleaning supplies.
Would you consider bringing a bottle of dish detergent to the Jazz
Brunch? Thanks!
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C rossroads R unners
Get in shape, lace up and join the Crossroads Runners at the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k
on Sunday, April 3, 2016! Not a runner? Not sure how you’ll be able to run nearly five miles? Don’t fret! Our
Chicago Marathon Coach Brendan will help you cross the finish line.
Register for the Shamrock Shuffle at:
Next step is to be sure you have the right equipment - particularly shoes. Your shoes should not have
celebrated a birthday with you, regardless of how good they look. Visit a running specialty store to be
properly fitted for the correct shoe based on your biomechanics.
Next is clothing which will vary if you run indoors or outdoors. Invest in quality clothing - synthetic fibers
with ‘wicking properties’.
If you run outdoors in winter and spring, add a layer or two for warmth and comfort. Preparation for
running is as important as training.
That was an impressive week. Take the day off and REST today.
Take it EASY today with a 20-minute or 2 mile run
(2 minute run, 3 minute walk)
30 minute WALK
Another EASY day with a 20-minute or 2 mile run
(2 minute run, 3 minute walk)
CROSS TRAINING for 30-minutes.
That means any non-weight bearing activity such as biking, swimming or
elliptical trainer.
The beginning of this program is all about building your base. Today take
another 20-minute or 2 mile RUN (2 minute run, 3 minute walk)
Before starting any excercise program, check with your physician and have a physical examination to be sure you may
safely undertake the training program. For more information on the Shamrock Shuffle, the BOA Chicago Marathon or the
Crossroads Runners team, contact Joe Brandt at [email protected]
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Crossroads Runners Information & Kick-Off Session
Tuesday, February 16
6 - 8 p.m.
Frances Xavier Warde School, Cafeteria
120 S. Desplaines, 1st Floor, Chicago
Interested in running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Crossroads Runners, but need that
extra push? Have you heard about our team, but want to know more about our organization? Join us for a
Chicago Marathon Information Session, and get all the answers (and the inspiration) you are looking for!
Please R.S.V.P. to [email protected] by Monday, 02.15.14.
This is YOUR year!
Make a Difference in your life and the lives of others!
In addition to helping to eradicate poverty, adding meaning to your run, and joining a team of
amazing, like-minded people, running the Chicago Marathon as a Crossroads Runner has its perks.
We offer many fantastic benefits including:
• Free entry
• Weekly e-newsletter
• Free personalized training with Coach
Brendan Cournane and weekly team training
• Personal website for fundraising
• Clinics lead by experts on running, nutrition
and fundraising
• Exclusive discount on running shoes and
• Official Crossroads Runners jersey
• VIP race day experience, including access to
our post race party at Buddy Guy’s Legends
• Free trip to Ireland for the top fundraiser and
a friend on AerLingus!
• Invitations to socials and other team building
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S iamsa
na n G ael
Women of the Rising: Pathways to Peace
Narrated by
Pastor Shannon Kerschner
of Fourth Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, March 8 |7:30 p.m. | Symphony Center
Distinguished Performers at Siamsa na nGael
Siamsa na nGael will include an impressive list of vocal soloists , including
Rodrick Dixon, Gavin Coyle, Catherine O”Connell and Beverly O’Regan Thiele
Rodrick Dixon
Rodrick Dixon possesses a tenor voice of extraordinary range and versatility that has
earned him the respect and attention of leading conductors, orchestras and opera
companies throughout North American. His extensive television credits include several
PBS specials and appearances on nationally televised talk shows and news programs.
Rodrick Dixon’s musical theater credits include the original cast of Ragtime on
Broadway, Show Boat at the Auditorium Theater; Pops Concerts at Grant Park Musical
Festival, The Chicagoland Pops Orchestra at Rosemont Theater and the Cincinnati
Pops. Mr. Dixon has performed Christmas and MLK concerts of Too Hot To Handel
at the Detroit Opera House and the Auditorium Theater for the past 12 years.
Catherine O’Connell
Catherine O’Connell is a native of Chicago who loves music. Her parents, James and
Mary, shared with her their passions for music and theater. Catherine later developed
her distinctive style and dramatic stage presence by performing in dozens of pubs,
saloon and cabarets in Chicago, New York and the Caribbean. The Chicago Tribune
and WGN’s Rick Kogan says, “Catherine is an original, as gifted a singer and as
sensitive a performer as I have ever heard or seen. She might easily have become a
star in the New York scene but, God love her, she’s tied to our town.” From saloons
to Symphony Center, chapels to cathedrals, funeral homes to festival halls, Catherine
has touched the hearts and lifted the spirits of thousands of Chicagoans.
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na n G ael
Gavin Coyle
Born and raised in Derry, N. Ireland, Gavin Coyle is a singer, songwriter and recording
artist. Gavin started competing as a young boy, winning many local competitions
including the Derry Feisanna - one of the largest talent contests in Ireland. At the age
of 14 he won the title of All-Ireland Singing Champion. He went on to perform in
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem, The Siege Pageant, and Noye’s Fludde. He has also
performed on the BBC both in Northern Ireland and in England. Locally, in addition
to charity concert/performance work (Ulster Project Habitat for Humanity, Cystic
Fibrosis, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Irish Children’s Fund, Irish Sisters of
the Assumption Missionaries in South Africa, and many others), he’s been featured on
WGN radio, performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest, and performed the National Anthem
at Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls games.
Beverly O’Regan Thiele
Known for her consummate acting and clear, silver-toned, warm vocals, Iowa native
Beverly O’Regan Thiele is among the best in her field for her interpretation of
contemporary opera and equally at home in the Classics, concert and recital work.
From her professional debut at the age of 23 as “Abigail” in THE CRUCIBLE with
Des Moines Metro Opera, to Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and Europe, Ms.
O’Regan Thiele has thrilled audiences with her un-rivaled intensity and honesty of
character portrayal and her stunning vocal prowess. Awards include Finalist in the
Midwest Regionals, recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana
Foundation, Opernwelt Award winner of the Belvedere Competition in Vienna, winner
of the Chicago Women’s Club Vocal Competition and Union League Competition
and a recipient of the Sullivan Awards.
Tickets range in price from $30 - $60 and may be purchased through the
Symphony Center Box Office, 312.294.3000 or today!
Sponsorship and post-performance reception packages are available by calling 312.798.2348.
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OSP Next is the community for Young Adults at
Old St. Pat’s! There’s nothing formal to join - if
you’re here, you ARE the community! Simply join
us anytime for one of the events or opportunities
listed here. Meet your fellow OSP young adults
as we Engage, Encounter & Serve. Looking
to do even more? Join a committee anytime!
Email [email protected]
February After Five*: Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Sunday, February 14 | Following the 5 p.m. Mass
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be hosting a wine and chocolate tasting in Hughes
Hall. After all, wine and chocolate is the perfect Valentine’s Day pairing!
Please RSVP to Lauren McCallick ([email protected]) or RSVP on the Facebook
event so we have an accurate headcount!
(Please note: OSP Next Fellowship resumes Sunday, February 21)
Faith in Action Drive and Meal at The Boulevard Medical Shelter
February 7 - 20| 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lent calls us to examine our lives and relationships. To promote the rights to food, clothing and shelter, the
OSPnext Faith in Action committee is launching a month-long initiative to support The Boulevard, a local
homeless shelter focused on restoring health and regaining self-sufficiency. We will be running a clothing
drive and cooking a meal for residents of The Boulevard. There are multiple ways for you to participate:
1) Cook lunch and share fellowship with The Boulevard residents, deliver donated items. We will cook lunch
and share a meal and fellowship with the residents, and deliver donated items.
Please RSVP to:
2) Sort and package donated items (2/16, 7:30 - 9pm, Jack Wall Mission Center Room 23). Pizza and
refreshments will be provided. RSVP requested.
Questions? Contact Will at [email protected]
February Volleyball Night
Thursday, February 18 | 7:45 - 9:30 p.m.
All skill levels are welcome, and it’s always a good time! Parking is available in the lot
diagonal from the church or on Desplaines in front of the school.
Please RSVP on the OSPnext event page!
Green Shirts Needed for the Fish Fry!
Friday, March 4 |5-9 p.m.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming OSP Fish Fry on Friday, March
4 and other upcoming events. Email [email protected] for details.
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Ski & Snowboarding Trip
Saturday, February 20 | Wilmot Mountain | Wilmot, WI
Lift Ticket, Lunch & Complimentary Group Lesson: $42
Rental Helmet: $10
Rental Skis: $11
Rental Snowboard: $21
*These discounted rates only apply if we have 15+ people
Interested in learning to ski or ride
for the first time? Or maybe you’re experienced and just looking for a fun
group to go to the mountain with? Join OSP Next for a group outing to nearby Wilmot Mountain with free
lessons and equipment rental available. Registration deadline is Tuesday February 16th. Registration link is NOW OPEN:
Contact: Jackie Walsh, [email protected] or 708.525.1358
OSP Next Book Club
Hughes Hall | Monday, February 22| 7 p.m.
Our monthly book club is fun, relaxed, and filled with captivating conversation. Join us this
month as we read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, the true story of the University
of Washington’s eight-oar crew team and their quest for gold during the 1936 Olympics in
Berlin. We meet Monday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square (4736 N.
Lincoln). Contact Rachelle Lindo with any questions at [email protected]
Catholicism 101
Wednesday, February 17 | 7-8:30 p.m.
“Sing the image of the unseen God.” This month, Catholicism 101 will be joining
OSP Music Ministry for Songs of Mercy, a participative and prayerful evening
of inspired song led by renowned recording artists Rory Cooney and Theresa
Donohoo, joined by our own Old St. Patrick’s musicians and special guests.
2nd Annual Grilled Cheese and Wine Party
Friday, February 26 | 7-9 p.m.| OSP Rectory
Back by popular demand, we are having our Second Annual Wine and Grilled
Cheese Party. Rather than a ‘fish fry’ we are partying with grilled cheese on
this Friday evening of Lent! This will be a BYOB evening, but a $5 contribution
to help cover grilled cheese costs would be appreciated.
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emailing [email protected] or vistiting our webpage at
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OSP Next: Young
Adults at Old St. Pat’s
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A dams
We are grateful for the tremendous support and endless energy from the Old
St. Pat’s community. We are especially indebted to the OSP Next volunteers,
pastoral and events staff, and to Keara Ette and the production staff at Old St.
Pat’s for taking a risk in not just allowing, but in cultivating this small dream
of ours into a successful reality for a fifth year in a row. For those who were
able to attend, it is our hope that you not only enjoyed the evening but that
you were touched by a poignant memory, humored by an unexpected lyric,
inspired, empowered, surprised, evoked, or at the very least, sent home with
a melody stuck in your head, much as we all were for the past 6 weeks. Until
next time, we’ll see you on Sundays at 5pm....
-Broadway on Adams Artistic Team (Michael Neary, Megan Buckley, Aimee
Scozzafave, Mark Scozzafave).
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Photo Credit: Mike Lyons
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Volunteers Needed for Poker Tournament
Benefitting Horizons for Youth
Friday February 19th
• Arrive by 5:00 PM
for a brief training
• Check in for your
shift (1-3 hours)
• After your shift is
over you are invited
to enjoy the food and
open bar.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to deal Texas Hold ‘Em in a
fun, low pressure setting? We have the perfect opportunity for
you, and no prior experience is necessary.
We are looking for volunteer card dealers to work at this year’s
Turner Construction Poker Tournament on Friday February
19th, 2016 at the Merchandise Mart. All proceeds from the
event will benefit Horizons for Youth – our Outreach Ministry
to youth at risk. This is an incredibly fun event that is extremely
worthwhile in helping these young people who are at risk.
Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Turner Construction for
their generosity too. It’s a really sweet “deal”!!!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa at [email protected]
Interfaith Couples Meeting
Tuesday, February 23 | 7 p.m.
Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center | 711 W. Monroe St., Flr. 2
At last month’s gathering, our Muslim/Christian and
Jewish/Christian couples joined together for some
insightful, meaningful conversation. The evening was
such a success, we’ve decided to do it again this month!
All interfaith couples - dating, engaged or newly
married - are invited and welcome to join us on Tuesday
evening, February 23 in the Jack Wall Center, 2nd Floor,
from 7-8:30 p.m. We are honored to have as our guest
Nosheen Hydari, AMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist.
To RSVP and for more information, please contact
Eileen O’Farrell Smith at [email protected]
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Nosheen Hydari, AMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
I earned my Masters degree
from Northwestern University
in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist at Northside
Center for Relationship Counseling. Additionally, I am a Clinical Consultant at Cook County
Department of Corrections Mental
Health Transition Center, as well
as Crisis Therapist at Community
Counseling Centers of Chicago.
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Off Site Insight
Off-Site/Insight is an Old St. Patrick’s Church member led initiative that brings a taste of Old St. Pat’s
programming to your doorstep. These monthly “off-site” gatherings welcome you and your friends to come
together to encounter an interesting speaker and engage in enriching conversations. It’s also a fun way to
connect with other Old St. Pat’s members and friends who live out your way!
Monday, February 29, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Refreshments and Welcome
7 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Prayer and Announcements
8:30 p.m.
Program concludes
*A free will donation to cover
our meeting room costs is much
Carmelite Spirituality Center
8419 Bailey Road
Darien, IL 60561
Jusy McLaughlin
judy.,[email protected]
Joan Noe
[email protected]
Mary Kay Slowikowski
[email protected]
Old St. Pat’s Church Staff
Bob Kolatorowicz
[email protected]
Free parking is available.
“Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy:
It’s Biblical Roots”
with Fr. Don Senior, C. P.
Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., holds a Licentiate in theology (S.T.L.) from the University
of Louvain, Belgium and a Doctorate in New Testament Studies (S.T.D.) from the
University of Louvain. He has pursued further graduate studies at Hebrew Union
College, Cincinnati, Ohio and at Harvard University. Fr. Senior served as President of
CTU for 23 years, retiring in July 2013. On April 27, 2015, he was named Chancellor
by the CTU Board of Trustees.
A frequent lecturer across the country, Fr. Senior also serves on numerous boards
and commissions. He is past President of the Association of Theological Schools
of the United States and Canada. In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him as
a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and was reappointed in 2006
and 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI. He has been active in interreligious dialogue,
particularly with the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Fr. Senior is the General Editor of The Bible Today and co-editor of the twenty-two
volume international commentary series New Testament Message. He is the General
Editor of The Catholic Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 1990). He has authored
and edited several books and article
Wellness Corner
7 Research-Based Principles
for Making Marriage Work
Below is a summary of what makes a successful marriage learned
at a marriage counseling course given by renowned marriage
researchers/psychologists John and Julie Gottman.
1. Enhance your love maps. Love is in the details. That is, happy
couples are very much familiar with their partner’s world. You
know everything from your partner’s favorite movies to what’s
currently stressing them out to some of their life dreams, and they
know yours.
2. Nurture your fondness and admiration. These are two of the
most important elements in a satisfying and long-term relationship.
Happy couples respect each other and have a general positive view
of each other. 3. Turn toward each other instead of away. Romance
thrives in the everyday, little things. Real-life romance is kept alive
each time you let your spouse know he or she is valued during the
grind of everyday life. Turning toward each other is the basis for
connection and passion. Satisfied couples have more goodwill and
positivity stored in their bank accounts, so when rough times hit,
their emotional savings cushion conflicts and stressors.
4. Let your partner influence you. Happy couples are a team that
considers each other’s perspective and feelings. Letting your partner
influence you is about honoring and respecting both people in the
5. Solve your solvable problems. Gottman says that there are
two types of marital problems: conflicts that can be resolved and
perpetual problems that can’t.
6. Overcome gridlock. The goal with perpetual problems is
for couples to move from gridlock to dialogue. What usually
underlies gridlock is unfulfilled dreams that aren’t being addressed
or respected by each other. Successful couples believe in the
importance of helping each other realize their dreams.
7. Create shared meaning. Marriage isn’t just about raising kids,
splitting chores, and intimacy. It should also have a spiritual
dimension that has to do with creating an inner life together — a
culture rich with rituals and an appreciation for your roles and
goals that lead you to understand what it means to be a part of the
family you have become. Happy couples create a family culture that
includes both of their dreams ( If you need
help strengthening your relationship, contact Sarah Thompson, Old
St. Pat’s parish counselor, at 773-234-9630 or [email protected]
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The Reverend Shannon Kerschner
Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church
Who will address the topic
“Resurrection Moments in a Time of Lent”
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12 p.m.
Main Lounge of the Union League Club
When the Christian Church calls us again
this Lent to participate in a 40 period of
prayer, fasting and generosity, it seems
that fewer people are listening to that call.
Church attendance continues to decline
and the influence of Churches seems to be
To many it appears that the Good Friday experience of
suffering and death trumps the hope and fullness of life
proclaimed at Easter.
Reverend Shannon Kerschner, pastor of one of the most
significant Churches in Chicago, Fourth Church, will
reveal to us in the middle of Lent 2016 the “resurrection
moments” she perceives in the Christian community
today. She is Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church
of Chicago, a vibrant and diverse worshiping community
of more than 5,000 members. A presence in the city of
Chicago since 1871, this downtown congregation is
committed to serving the needs of the community, both
locally and globally, a commitment that can be seen
in its many well-regarded outreach programs, most
notably its nonprofit organization, Chicago Lights.
by FRIDAY, February 26th. A new person will be taking
reservations this month so please give all the details; the
church group to sit you with and dietary requirements in
the comments section.
The lunch fee is $35 for members and $40 for guests.
Join the OSP table to take advantage of the special
member price. Because of contractual arrangements
with the Union League Club, once your reservation is
made, your lunch fee is required, even if you are unable
to attend. There is a dress code at the Union League
Club: business casual for men and women, which
includes a shirt with a collar for men and no denim or
tennis shoes.
11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 West Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
• Women’ empowerment practicing new behaviors •
• Improv has some amazing restorative qualities •
• We will find connections in a safe sharing
environment •
• Focusing on what is going on around us •
• Listening in a new and deeper way •
• Make connections with others in a way that takes
the spotlight off ourselves •
• Funny comes from being our authentic selves •
• Everyone participates together- no one singled out •
Date Sunday, February 21
Sunday, April 17
Sunday, May 15
Sunday, June 19
Sunday, July 17
Sunday, August 21
Sunday, September 18
Meeting Room
Room 25 A-B
Room 25 A-B
Room 25 A-B
Room 25 A-B
The Next Chapter is here to provide:
*Practical support and compassionate healing for
the widow community.
*A safe place to meet others who have lost their
spouse and engage in conversation with those who
understand such loss.
*To minister to the community of widows who have
passed through the initial stages of grief who want
to connect with others who can offer support for
their new future.
* To discuss and prepare creative solutions to the
problems and issues of this life journey through
fellowship, love and education.
Free Parking on Sunday is available in the lot across the
Complimentary Coffee & Light Refreshments Provided
For information Contact:
[email protected] or 312.798.2358
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earts and P rayers
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything
and followed him. - Lk 5:10-11
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Readings: Dt 26:4-10/Ps 91:1-2, 10-15/
Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13
Mass Remembrances:
8 a.m.
John Calteaux (=)
Tabor, Feena MacLaverty O’Neill
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Readings: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Ps
138:1-3, 7-8/Mt 7:7-12
9:30 a.m. Lottie Tervanis (=)
Book of Patrick: Rose and Dave
Demartini, Katie Dunahoo & Jack Klein,
J. Dillon Hoey, Aaron Lynch, Brian
Shannon, Jr.
Kathy Stack (=)
Friday, February 19th, 2016
Msgr. John J. Moriarty (=)
Readings: Ez 18:21-28/Ps 130:1-8/Mt
Richard Schalin (=)
11:15 a.m. William C. Moran (=)
5 p.m.
William Crain (=)
Barb Gatto (=)
Michael Beierle (=)
Book of Patrick: William and
Theresa Barlow, John C. Burns, Cyrena
Dinsmore, Rev. John P. Enright, Judge
John V. Evans, Joan R. Giardina, Mary
Noreen Herzig, Sandra Ilagan, Patricia
Mutehart, Ida Schodt, Tyler James
Volenec, Sister Rose Zimmer
Monday, February 15th, 2016
Readings: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Ps 19:8-10,
15/Mt 25:31-46
Mass Remembrances:
Book of Patrick: Shane Patrick Donlan,
Mary Virginia Krone, Gerald E. Lynch,
Jerry Martin, Colin Patrick McAndrews,
Jane O’Shea
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Readings: Is 55:10-11/Ps 34:4-7, 16-19/
Mt 6:7-15
Mass Remembrances: Padraig
Sullivan (=), Joseph Martin Canero (=)
Book of Patrick: Colleen Burns, Mrs.
Maxine DaPron, Rose D. Ewanic, Peggy
Guernsey, Lawrence J. Hayes, Frank
Higgins, Frank O’Boyle, Paul Rohr,
Patricia Sea, Sirvart Terterian, Virginia
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Readings: Dt 26:16-19/Ps 119:1-2, 4-5,
7-8/Mt 5:43-48
Book of Patrick: Peter F.Coffield,
Terrence Costello, Mr. and Mrs. M Frank
Fischer, James T. Herman, Walter A.
Kusek, Patrick James Mizwicki, Arthur
and Mary Treanor, William Kennith
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Readings: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Ps 27:1,
7-9, 13-14/Phil 3:17--4:1 or 3:20--4:1/Lk
Prayer Requests
Mass Remembrances:
For Those Who Are Sick
Book of Patrick: Mary Jane Ashenden,
Susan Carroll, Eleanor Daley, Josie
Hughes, Descendants of Joseph P.
McNally, Norman & Patricia Murdock,
Jack D. Nichelson, Dina Zarlenga
Anne Dillon, Ronald W. Sowder, Mary
Pekos, Nancy Johnson, Leo Gunning,
Michael Sofiak, Bernie Wagner, Janet
Motyka & Edmund Dwyer, Jack Maucieri,
Conrad May, Julie Weinholdt
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
For Those Who Have Recently Died
Readings: Jon 3:1-10/Ps 51:3-4, 12-13,
18-19/Lk 11:29-32
Marylou Pallardy, Ted Eppig, Catherine
Elizabeth Wilson, Patricia Byrne, Philip Rock,
Michael Smith
Mass Remembrances: Lillian M Ryan
(=), Andrew Garwood (=)
Book of Patrick: Carl Barber, Thomas
Roscoe Barlow, Rev. Frank P. Cassidy, Rose
and Dave Demartini, James C. Dowdle,
Edward Grant, Antonia Coldebella Favrin,
Jack Loftus, Anne Martin, John E. Miller
Family, Margaret A. Murphy, Diane Marie
(=) Deceased
Women and Men of Faith
February 18
Blessed John of
The patron of
Christian artists was born around
1400 in a village overlooking
Florence. He took up painting as a
young boy and studied under the
watchful eye of a local painting
master. He joined the Dominicans
at about age 20, taking the name
Fra Giovanni. He eventually came
to be known as Fra Angelico,
perhaps a tribute to his own angelic
qualities or maybe the devotional
tone of his works.
He continued to study painting
and perfect his own techniques,
which included broad-brush strokes,
vivid colors and generous, lifelike
figures. Michelangelo once said of
Fra Angelico: “One has to believe
that this good monk has visited
paradise and been allowed to
choose his models there.” Whatever
his subject matter, Fra Angelico
sought to generate feelings of
religious devotion in response to his
paintings. Among his most famous
works are the Annunciation and
Descent from the Cross as well as
frescoes in the monastery of San
Marco in Florence.
He also served in leadership
positions within the Dominican
Order. At one point Pope Eugenius
approached him about serving
as archbishop of Florence. Fra
Angelico declined, preferring a
simpler life. He died in 1455.
Adapted from www.americancatholic.
Prayer Requests: Names of the sick or recently deceased are listed for one week in the prayers of
the faithful and two subsequent weeks in the bulletin. Please call Bernadette Gibson at 312.798.2389
to add a name to the list.
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Mass Schedule
Wedding Schedule
7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.
If you are engaged and would like to be married at Old
St. Patrick’s Church, please contact Jo Ann O’Brien,
wedding scheduler/coordinator, at [email protected]
org, or 312.831.9383.
Monday – Friday (Daily Mass)
7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Wedding Banns
Church is open for Personal Prayer:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays at 11:45 a.m., or upon request.
Liturgical Ministry
If you feel called to serve as a Hospitality Minister,
Eucharistic Minister or Lector for one of our
Sunday liturgies, please contact David Philippart at
[email protected], or 312.831.9372. Training for
Hospitality Ministers and Eucharistic Ministers takes place four
times per year. Training for Lectors occurs annually.
If you are engaged and would like to be married at Old St.
Patrick’s Church, please contact Jo Ann O’Brien, wedding
scheduler/coordinator, at [email protected], or
The Baptismal Program & Schedule
May the Winds of Heaven Dance Between You.
I. February 20, 2016
To schedule a baptism, please contact Betty O’Toole, Baptism
Scheduler, at 312.798.2366.
Nursery Service
Nursery service is available during the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Masses in The Frances Xavier Warde School building. Enter the
school on Des Plaines Street.
Low-gluten Host
Old St. Pat’s has low-gluten hosts available for those members
who, for health reasons, could not receive regular
Communion hosts. If you would like to receive a low-glutenn
host, please contact David Philippart, Liturgy Ministry, at
[email protected], or 312.831.9372.
II. February 27, 2016
Samuel Joseph Klein & Caitlin Rae Alekna
III. March 5, 2016
Sign-Language Interpreter
Upon request, a sign language interpreter can
be available at the 11:15 a.m. or 5 p.m. Mass on
Sundays, as well as for holidays and holy days of
obligation. It would be most appreciative if you would
give us 5 days of advance notice. To request access to
a sign language interpreter at Mass, please contact Katie Kearns
at 312.831.9372, or [email protected]
Old St. Patrick’s Website
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for the most up-to-date information.
Pastoral Care: Do you know someone in need of Pastoral Care
amongst our Old St. Pat’s community? Please contact Bernadette
Moore Gibson at 312.493.8737.
Parish Counselor: If you or someone you know is in need of
counseling services, please contact Old St. Patrick’s Parish Councelor,
Sarah Thompson at [email protected] or 773.234.9630
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Old St. Patrick’s Church Administrative Office • Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center • 711 W. Monroe • Chicago, IL 60661 • p 312.648.1021 • f 312.648.9025
Janette Nunez
[email protected]
Blood Drive
Mark Buciak*
[email protected]
Family Ministry
Bea Cunningham
[email protected]
Linda Vasquez
[email protected]
The Cara Program
Maria Kim
Adult Education Ministries
Katie Brandt
[email protected]
Bob Kolatorowicz
[email protected]
Chicago Food Depository
Mary Beth Riley*
[email protected]
Bernadette Gibson
[email protected]
312.493.8737 pastoral cell
Tim Liston
[email protected]
The Children’s Place
Katie Byrne*
[email protected]
Book of Patrick
(Memorial for Loved Ones)
Bridget Carey
[email protected]
House of Mary and Joseph
Kate Boege*
[email protected]
Gay & Lesbian; Friends & Families
Outreach (Old St. Pat’s)
John Parro*
[email protected]
Bob Kolatorowicz
[email protected],
Annulment Support Ministry
Patty Stiles
[email protected]
Betty O’Toole, scheduler
[email protected]
Andrew Hayden
[email protected]
Clergy - Pastor
Fr. Thomas J. Hurley
[email protected]
Admin. Assistant to Pastor
Skye Darke
[email protected]
Visiting Clergy
Fr. John Cusick
Fr. Edward Foley, OFM Cap.
Fr. Pat McGrath, SJ
Fr. Paul Novak, OSM
Fr. William O’Shea
Msgr. Kenneth Velo
Fr. John J. Wall
Interfaith House
Beth Marek
[email protected]
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Joe Harzich*
[email protected]
Special Olympics
Greg Benacka*
[email protected]
St. Agatha’s Sharing Parish
Beth Marek
[email protected]
Su Casa
Jim Karczewski*
[email protected]
Trinity Volunteer Corps
Marty Kenahan
[email protected]
Listening Parent Ministry
Maureen Schuneman
[email protected]
Grief Support Facilitators
Judi Black, Bill Brennan
[email protected]
Jewish Catholic Ministry
Jewish Catholic Dialogue
Gina Lakin*
[email protected]
Eileen O’Farrell Smith*
[email protected]
Family School
David Kovacs
[email protected]
Interfaith Union
Eileen O’Farrell Smith
[email protected]
U of I Hospital Pediatrics
Sue Sierkierski*
[email protected]
Liturgy Department
David Philippart
[email protected]
Lauren Kezon
[email protected]
Counseling Services
Sarah Thompson
773.234.9630 [email protected]
Community Outreach
Beth Marek
[email protected]
Encore: 50+ Active Adults
Mary Kay Slowikowski
[email protected]
Adult Literacy Program
Marilyn and Joe Antonik*
[email protected]
Faith Formation
Keara Ette
[email protected]
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Katie Kearns
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Marriage Preparation
Jack Berkemeyer - Pre-Cana Experience
[email protected]
Patty Stiles - Pre-Marital Assessment
[email protected]
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Tim Liston
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Bridget Carey
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Jennifer Budziak
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Laura Higgins
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Mark Scozzafave
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Bill Fraher
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North Lawndale Kinship Initiative
Vincent L. Guider
[email protected]
Rachel Lyons
[email protected]
Office Manager
Joanne Gresik
[email protected]
Pastoral Care Ministry
Bernadette Gibson
312.798.2389 prayer line
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312.493.8737 pastoral cell
Rite of Christian Initiation for
Adults (RCIA)
Keara Ette
[email protected]
Resident Theologian Presenter
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
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Retreat Program: Beloved
Tammy Roeder
[email protected]
Social Justice
Rachel Lyons
[email protected]
Special Events (Fundraisers)
Sheila Greifhahn
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Bridget Conway
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Spiritual Direction
Tammy Roeder
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Tours of Old St. Pat’s
Jim McLaughlin*
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Wedding Ministry
JoAnn O’Brien
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Wedding Volunteers
Mary Jo Graf
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Robin Ramel
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Women’s Spirituality
Mary Anne Moriartys
OSP Next
(Young Adult Ministry)
Marisa Randle
[email protected]
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Youth Ministry: Foundations
and Blueprints
Courtney Nichols
[email protected]
The Mary and Bill Aronin Center
for Social Concerns
703 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60661
Career Transitions Center
Mary Sabathne
[email protected]
Parking at Old St. Pat’s
For your convenience, we are providing parking information
to make parking easily accessible for everyone who visits Old
St. Pat’s.
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the parking lot
at the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines. Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the roped
off area marked “Old St. Pat’s” in the parking lot at the
Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines.
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the
Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines all day and evening;
Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines until
6:30 p.m. You must pay after 6:30 p.m.
Lot 3: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the
Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from
711) until 5 p.m. You must pay after 5 p.m. to park in this lot.
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on
the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines; if you are
coming to Old St. Pat’s for meetings, please let the attendant
know and keep your keys as he leaves after 8 p.m.
Lot 3: You must pay to park your car in the lot on the
Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from
711) throughout the week.
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Beth Marek
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Friends of Fabretto, Nicaragua
Tom Gleason*
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Harmony, Hope & Healing
Marge Nykaza
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Horizons for Youth
Brian Broccolo
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Global Alliance for Africa
Jonathan Shaver*
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