Seminarian Intern Please welcome Michael M. Steffes Jr. to OLC as he begins his 6 month internship this weekend. The internship is a significant time for Michael to participate in the life of a priest and ministry of a priest as much as possible. Over the next six months he will be involved in a… Read more
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ALPHA for Catholics at OLC
Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith for those who have been practicing faith their whole lives or those for who the journey is not even yet begun. We welcome you to experience a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The course meets once per week for 11 weeks and includes a one-day getaway in the middle. At each session, participants enjoy food, laughter and learning about the teachings of Jesus in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile. There is no charge to attend Alpha.
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Catholic Schools Week This weekend the Church kicks off and celebrates Catholic Schools Week. The theme for 2016 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Each year the Church reminds us of the importance of education for our children through Catholic Schools. Why Catholic schools? Because through Catholic schools our children not only… Read more
It is always a joy to celebrate the Mass; it has such beauty in all its structure. I am always in awe of the simplistic and moving things that happen at Mass. One of the mysterious moments is the reception of Holy Communion. As each of us approaches the Altar having completed so much in… Read more
Seminarian Intern Once again, we are blessed to have a seminarian assigned to our parish for a 6 month internship. Michael M. Steffes, Jr. is a 2nd year Theology student at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL. He will begin his internship at OLC on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The internship is a significant time for him… Read more
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD There is something absolutely amazing that happens in today’s Gospel. God does what He asks humanity to do. Jesus is baptized that He might show us the way to enter into the family of God. The waters become a means of giving grace. God uses ordinary things such as water… Read more
God’s love revealed in the world has enemies from the moment it arrives. We hunger for His love yet when Jesus arrives, he causes two different reactions: the arrival of the Word made flesh causes excitement and fear. In the Gospel today Herod is in fear of this child. His response to the birth of… Read more