My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we enter this New Year and the season of Epiphany, we are called to renew our baptismal promises made before God and his Church—to renew ourselves with His light and reunite to His most sacred heart.

As we are all sowers of seeds of faith in this vineyard, I want to call forward all those who serve the Church to join me for adoration, Mass, and blessing at Mother of God church on the Fridays of Epiphany. Adoration will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the Mass and blessing at 6:30 pm.

Friday, January 7, 2022Blessing of Parish Councils, Finance Councils, and Volunteers
Friday, January 14, 2022:     Blessing of Youth Group Leaders and Evangelizers
Friday, January 21, 2022:     Blessing of Communion and Catechism Teachers
 Friday, January 28, 2022:    Blessing of Surath and Arabic Lectors, Servers, and Subdeacons
Saturday, January 29, 2022    Blessing of English Lectors, Servers, and Subdeacons
Friday, February 4, 2022    Blessing of Choir Members
Friday, February 18, 2022   Blessing of Lay Staff and Employees

For our parishes in Chicago and our mission in Boston, the special Mass and blessing will take place each following Sunday. You’ll notice we have placed these dates in our liturgical calendars and we look to celebrate these blessings every year. 

I look forward to seeing you all at 6:00 pm for adoration and at 6:30 pm for the Mass and blessing.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Bp. Francis Kalabat