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, 2022||Blessing 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