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2022 Confirmation  Liturgy at St. Anne's

On April 30, students from St. Anne's Church celebrated their confirmation liturgy after a two year process. Especially during this trying times of COVID, we thank Kim Emerson, Dana Miramontes and all those who were involved in the formation of these young adults.

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2022 Trip to the Holy Land

From February 8-17, Fr. Pete led a group of thirty-four members of the Border Town Parishes and the Camino y Esperanza Retreat House on some of the most spiritual places our Lord walked some two thousand years ago. The spirit of this particular group often played out the life of our Lord, modeling the type of passion, death and resurrection our Lord offered in their prayers and joy of heart in the life of a Christian. Thanks to Ana and Eileen Rivas for making this trip possible for our Border Town Pilgrims.

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SPANISH HOMILY AT THE CHAPEL OF THE SHEPHERDS' FIELDS IN BETHLEHEM ON FEBRUARY 13, 2022. Fr. Pete Jankowski offers this Homily at the location in Bethlehem where the angel of the Lord announces to the shepherds in the field the birth of the Messiah and Lord (Luke 2).

WALKING THE VIA DOLOROSA (WAY OF THE CROSS) AND MASS ON CHRIST'S TOMB AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. On February 14, 2022  Fr. Pete Jankowski and the faithful of the border town communities on a 5:00 a.m. journey through the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross - Via Crucis) followed by Mass on Christ’s tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

PRAYING THE ROSARY IN SPANISH ON THE SEA OF GALILEE - FEBRUARY 11, 2022 The Holy Land Pilgrims offer this special decade of the Rosary for the parishioners of the Border Town Parishes and all the Online Faithful.

SPANISH RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES AND BLESSING AT THE JORDAN RIVER - FEBRUARY 11, 2022

   

2021 First Communion Services at the Border Towns Churches

CONGRATULATIONS to our students receiving First Communion at St. Patrick's Church (May 2, 2021) and St. Anne's Church (May 9, 2021). Thanks to John Rehmer and Kim Emerson, as well as the catechists, for their really holy work during some very trying times!!!

 

First Communion Pictures at St. Patrick's, CLICK HERE!

First Communion Pictures at St. Anne's, CLICK HERE!

   

2021 Easter Services

at St. Patrick's Church

CONGRATULATIONS to our Neophytes ("Newly Planted") Baptized and Confirmed Members of St. Patrick's Church on Easter Weekend!

 

 

Pictures of the Easter Services, CLICK HERE!

   

2020 Border Town Confirmation Masses

In a very unique year for celebrating sacraments, St. Patrick's was honored to offer the sacrament of Confirmation to the students of our parish on September 6, 2020. Thanks to John Rehmer and our catechists for a wonderful ministry during a very unique time!!!

 

St. Pat's Pictures from the 10:30 Mass, CLICK HERE!

St. Pat's Pictures from the 12:00 Mass, CLICK HERE!

St. Anne's Confirmation Pictures, CLICK HERE!

   

2020 Border Town

First Communion Masses

In a very unique year for celebrating sacraments, St. Patrick's was honored to offer the sacrament of First Communion to the students of our border town parishes. Thanks to John Rehmer and our catechists for a wonderful ministry during a very unique time!!!

 

St. Pat's First Communion Pics, CLICK HERE!

St. Anne's First Communion Pics, CLICK HERE!

   

2019 Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations

To honor "The Patroness of the Americas," Fr. Pete offers this special liturgy on December 12, 2019 which was attended by the largest crowd St. Patrick's has seen in decades!

 

 

To View the Pictures from the Mass, CLICK HERE!

   

A 2019 Visit from St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Visited the Border Town Parishes on December 8, 2019 to tell his story and "gift" the children with candy canes!
 

To View the Pictures of St. Nicholas, CLICK HERE!

   

Honoring the St. Anne Novena

Since 1872, the Relic of St. Anne has healed scores of faithful, most notably Melinda Cunea in 1907. Melinda's wheelchair, as well as other crutches and other items, adorn the back of St. Anne's Church. These pictures remember the history of the St. Anne Novena and the meaning it holds for the faithful of the Chicagoland area.

 

To View Pictures of the Novena, CLICK HERE!

   

Touring St. Patrick's Academy

Go down "Memory Lane" and visit the pictures from the history of St. Patrick's Academy. If you wish to add pictures to this history, please send your photos to the parish office.

 

To View Pictures from the Academy, CLICK HERE!

   

 

Fr. Pete's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Nov 28 - Dec 7 2017, Fr. Pete led a group of forty-five pilgrims to the Holy Land for a set of concerts and spiritual experieces that became a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! On his return from Israel, Fr. Pete gifted the faithful from St. Patrick's by blessing them with oil taken from the lamps that were placed on the altar of the tomb of Christ. He also poured blessed water from the Sea of Galilee into the entry fonts of Church. He then presented each family with a blessed olive wood rosary and candies from Israel. You are able to view both pictures and videos for this event here!

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Praying Psalm 88 at the Place

Where Jesus was Tortured

 

Praying the Third Station at the Via Dolorosa (The Path Jesus Walked to His Crucifixion)

     

Reading Sacred Scripture at Christ's Tomb (The Church of the Holy Sepulchre)

 

Singing "Silent Night" at the Church of the Nativity (Where Christ was Born)

     

Watch Fr. Pete Riding a Camel!

 

Praying the Rosary at Mary's "Tomb"

 

 

If you have photos you'd like to contribute to the parish website, please contact a member of our parish staff.