Fr. Pat McDevitt presentation — October 2

The Mystery and Call
Sunday, October 2 — 6:30 PM

Our Eucharistic liturgies are packed with powerful moments of connection, mystery and love. Liturgical ministers answer their call to serve all of us in our celebration of the mass. Some serve visibly, others, out of view. Whether we are liturgical ministers, regular mass goers, or occasional companions for our Sunday liturgies, all are welcome to come explore more deeply God revealed to us through our Eucharistic liturgies. Why do we come to mass? What do we get out of it? What powerful moments have we experienced during Mass? Let’s together delve into the mystery and the call of our Eucharist.

Fr. Pat McDevitt
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese
  • 7:00 p.m. Opening Prayer
  • 7:15 p.m. Fr. Pat McDevitt's presentation
  • 8:15 p.m. Commissioning of all liturgical ministers present and a closing blessing for all

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at DePaul University in the College of Education and our weekend associate. He has a strong background in counseling education, assessment, ministry and leadership. Fr. Pat has an extensive record for professional and civic leadership on boards and professional associations. He brings many perspectives to the conversation on collaboration and community building.

Supper with the Saints: St. Francis & St. Monica — October 4

“Supper with the Saints”

Join us at St. Margaret Mary on Tuesday evenings in October for a shared meal and an interactive presentation on our Catholic Saints -- learn more about their lives, their mission, and how we can follow their example. We will even include contemporary Christian music videos that reflect their message. All ages are welcome to attend: the young and young at heart!

All sessions will take place in the Upper Room. We will supply dessert and beverage, and we invite you to bring a main/side dish to share “potluck style.”


St. Francis and St. Monica

Oct. 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm — Praying with a Broken Heart

Saints: St. Francis & St. Monica
Dinner Menu: Italian Feast

St. Francis of Assisi and St. Monica are both amazing witnesses to the power of prayer, especially the prayers for those closest to us. Join us as we hear their messages of prayer and how we need to be open to hear God speaking to us, especially in times of distress or struggle.


Oct. 11: Sts. Joseph & Joan of Arc
Oct. 18: St. Margaret Mary
Oct. 25: Sts. Vincent dePaul & Teresa of Calcutta [Mother Teresa]

Morning Enrichment — Wednesday, October 12

Bridget Sperduto

Slowing Time: Waking Up in the Sacred Universe

Speaker: Bridget Sperduto
Wednesday, October 12
9:15 am to 11:15 am
COR Center
Donation: $8

We are the first generation of humans able to look into the night sky and see 13.7 billion years back to our origins! We are the first generation to know we are made of stardust! We are the first generation of humans to know from science what mystics and indigenous people have always known: WE ARE ALL ONE. How might this new information provide insight into the God of the Universe, the God “within,” the God who is closer to us than we might dare to imagine? Join us and allow the story of creation to come alive and bring new theological understanding and meaning into your life.

Weaving story, scripture and theological insights with scientific concepts, Bridget Sperduto, M.Ed., invites adults and children into the profound presence and mystery of God that permeates the entire universe Executive Director of The Well Spirituality Center sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph in LaGrange Park, IL, Bridget earned certificates in Spiritual Companioning, Prayer Counseling and Reiki (level III master, an M. Ed. From Erikson Institute and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Business Breakfast — October 15

Business Breakfast October 15

Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire!

Come Encounter Jesus

Embrace His Kingdom

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