Jueves, 7 de diciembre
La iglesia de Santa Ita (5500 N. Broadway)
Friday, December 8
Saint Ita (5500 N. Broadway)
St. Thomas of Canterbury (4827 N. Kenmore)
St. Gregory the Great (5545 N. Paulina)
What is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception?
On December 8, the Church celebrates the Solemnity (extra special feast) of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the Catholic teaching that Mary was conceived without original sin. You can learn more about the dogma by reading this article from Franciscan Media!
"We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful."
If you have any questions, please email Canterbury House Directory James Murphy.
This is your chance to make an impact! Join the surge of global generosity and make a gift to our parish.
There are so many ways to help so many. Write a check, give cash, if you are over 70 ½ give directly from your traditional IRA, give online at www.givecentral.org/location/1340.
Don’t let this opportunity to share your blessings pass you by!
Canterbury House is located in rectory next to St. Thomas of Canterbury church at 4833 N. Kenmore.
Parish Offices Thanksgiving Schedule:
The annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection will take place this weekend (November 18-19). For more than 50 years, CCHD has been working in partnership with community organizations to address the root causes of poverty in the United States. Please consider joining their mission this year. By supporting the collection, you can help CCHD in Chicago to answer the call to “seek peace and pursue it.” Envelops can be found in the back of all three churches.
Join us as we celebrate the priestly ordination of Deacon Bede! The Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at Saint Ita church (5500 N. Broadway) with a 12 PM reception to follow.
Want to learn more about the rite of ordination? Check out this article from the Catholic Sun.
Guest Speaker Bio:
Radhika Sharma Gordon, MPH, is the Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at Apna Ghar, Inc., an agency in Uptown that provides free and comprehensive services to immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized survivors of gender-based violence. Radhika has been involved with Apna Ghar since it started in 1990. She has spoken to various groups and agencies across the US on gender-based violence, violence prevention, immigrant and refugee needs, and community health over the past 33 years.
Radhika has been appointed to various state and local commissions addressing violence and the needs of immigrants and refugees. She has partnered with hundreds of agencies and enjoys bringing diverse communities and sectors together to improve individual, family, community, and organizational wellbeing. Radhika lives in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood with her husband and daughter.