Weekly Masses, Prayer Services and Reconciliation

50TH ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE MASS OF FR. McCARTHY

On April 27, 1967 I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The last 50 years have been years of many blessings for me, as I have done my best
to share the Good News of the Risen Jesus with so many wonderful people.
High on the list of those people are you, the parishioners of St. Tars
where I have been blessed to minister for nearly 19 great years!

In thanksgiving to God for the wonderful blessings of Ordination and so many great people,
I'll celebrate my 50th Anniversary Jubilee Mass
next Sunday, April 30 at 11:30 am Mass here at St Tars.


You who have added so much to my life are warmly invited to join me
for Mass and light refreshments afterwards in the parish Auditorium
thanks to the Holy Name Society and the Women's Club. I'd love to see you then.

Sincerely,
Fr. McCarthy

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Our Annual communal Anointing of the Sick will take place
during the 8:30 am Mass on Saturday, May 20.

This sacrament is intended for all who are ill - whether in body, mind, or spirit.
The illness may be temporary, serious or chronic. You may receive the sacrament
if you are preparing for surgery or even if you are experiencing “old age.”

It’s important to understand that this sacrament is no longer referred to as the “Last Rites”.
As such, you may receive this sacrament more than once in your lifetime.

Through the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, the Church carries out Jesus’ mission of
compassion and healing for the sick. The one who is ill can also be a minister to others.
By uniting their suffering to Christ, those who are sick can be signs of faith and
witnesses of Christ’s resurrection to the entire community.

- US Conference of Catholic Bishops

While it is possible that the sacrament could bring physical healing,
Anointing of the Sick is primarily about the healing of hope and of the spirit.
Above all, the sacrament allows the person who is ill to unite more closely to Christ’s Passion.
This gives suffering a new meaning: a participation in the saving work of Jesus.
This is a powerful witness that is for the good of the whole Church.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church nos. 1521-1522

May every sick and frail person see in your faces the face of Jesus,
and may you come to see Christ’s own flesh in every suffering person.

- Pope Francis

Refreshments will follow after Mass in the church vestibule.

REGULAR LITURGY SCHEDULE

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Mass at 8:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday - Mass at 6:30 am
Saturdays - Masses at 8:30 am and 5 pm
Sundays -
Masses at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am

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HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

Mass of Anticipation at 7 pm
Days of Obligation at 6:30 am and 8:30 am

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

TUESDAY ADORATION

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said,"Each moment that you spend with Jesus (in the Most Blessed Sacrament) will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.”

Please consider spending time with Jesus in weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 1 to 6 pm every Tuesday. This is in addition to the First Friday mornings of adoration.

Please use side entrance off parking lot.

Can you spend one hour once or twice a month at Adoration?
If you can share your time, please contact Andrew Castiglioni at
ajcphd2006@gmail.com or 312-613-0433.

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FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament / Adoration on the First Friday of the Month
begins after the 8:30 am Mass.

The Blessed Sacrament remains on the Altar in Church until 12 Noon. There is not Benediction.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION



Tuesdays and Thursdays
after the 6:30 am Mass
Saturday from 3:45 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org