sunbeam-cross-1565233-639x852Weekly Meditation

In the eyes of God we are the most beautiful thing, the greatest, the best of creations: even the angels are beneath us; we are more than the angels, as we heard in the Book of Psalms. The Lord favors us! We must give thanks to him for this. – from The Spirit of Saint Franicis

Our Parish offices and classrooms will be closed on Monday, October 12,
in observance of Columbus Day, and Friday, October 30, for our staff ministry day.

retreatConfirmation Retreat
Saturday, October 24
2:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Please RSVP Here

mission appeal
Mission Appeal
Please consider giving to the Mission Appeal
by bringing the envelope you receive in the mail
to Mass with you or donate online at

catholic update_20151006093213_00001  Catholic Update: October 2015
Living Together Outside of Marriage; Does the Ring Matter?
Click here to read this edition.

choice wine This 9 part program is a pathway to authentic marital happiness. Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, and experience the love and mercy of God. The program begins October 8.

Old Town, Warsaw

Footsteps of St. John Paul II &
Highlights of Poland with Fr. Peck

During “The Year of Mercy”
June 12-22, 2016

           Click here for more details and reservation information.

SVdP Walk Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run
Saturday, September 26 at 8:30 a.m., Fayban Forest Preserve.
Visit for details.


Fall Spirituality Conference – Featuring John Allen

                               Saturday, October 3
                                 8:30 a.m. – Noon
                             Hermes-Media Center
                           Click here for more details

financial-peaceIn 9 action-packed lessons, you’ll learn how to beat debt, build wealth, invest for the future, give like never before, and much more! Now at SJN Thursday evenings,
January 14 – March 10, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30. Cost is $93/+ shipping. Register here. Contact Diana Reed at with any questions you may have. 

Prayer for Priests

Where would we be without the dedication of the men who have chosen to serve as our spiritual shepherds? Pray for them, and all others considering a Priestly vocation. Click here for prayer.