Parish Calendar & News of Upcoming Events...
Do you know what our mission statement is?
Our Mission is to Love God, Love Others and Draw People Closer To Christ.
L.I.G.H.T. Sr. High Youth Ministry Guidebook is here!
R.E. REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 IS HERE!
VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH R.E. 2017-2018
Bishop Conlon will be here for the 9:00AM Mass on Sunday, September 3rd to formally install Fr. Don as pastor of OLM. All are welcome to attend.
Religious Education Classes Kindergarten-5th Grade--REGISTER NOW!
Religious Education Ministry is a great way for your children to learn about our faith and grow closer to Jesus. We study Liturgy, Sacred Scripture, Catholic Faith Beliefs and Traditions. We learn about the Life of Christ, the Saints and Prophets and so much more! This will be an informing and faith building time for all those who attend and their families as well. Please register today! Forms can be found in the Religious Education Office during the week and the Parish Life Lobby on weekends. VOLUNTEERS are still needed to teach and work in the office and nursery for each session time. Any questions, please call Karen at 630/851-3444, extension 236 or KarenB@olmercy.com.
EDGE LEADERS NEEDED
As we gear up for this coming year, we are in need of about 6 leaders for Thursday night EDGE. We are hoping that EDGE parents & other adults in our parish community might prayerfully consider this opportunity. We have awesome teens! They are SPIRITUAL, FUN, SMART & HONEST. No two EDGE nights are the same. We promise you will NOT be bored. But as you generously share your faith with our teens, you will be enhanced by their spirituality & their perspective. Please consider becoming a leader. Thursday EDGE nights are a smaller group of teens, which helps us connect even quicker with them. You will have support & all the resources you need. Just bring YOU…and your willingness to learn along the way with our teens. Contact Candy Rice at CandyR@olmercy.com or 630-851-3444 x234
Health & Wellness Ministry
Parishioners that are interested in being a volunteer minister for the Health & Wellness Ministry, Cancer Care Ministry or the Mental Health Ministry are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at 7PM in Room 114 in the Parish Life Center. The meeting will be a time to learn about the ministries and how they reach out to parishioners and make program plans
for the coming year. If you have questions or would like to be involved but cannot make the meeting, please contact your parish nurse, Jolene LeRoyJolenel@olmercy.com RN at 630-851-3444, extension 403 or at Jolenel@olmercy.com.
Catholicism 201 at OLM ~ Starts Thursday, September 14th
Enhancing your understanding of the Catholic faith never has to stop with your Sunday school classes from long ago. Catholicism 201 is an 8-week program designed to deepen the faith of adult OLM parishioners as they explore the history, teachings and traditions of Catholicism through an enlightening video series and small-group discussions. Rediscover the richness of a faith that calls us to be examples of God’s goodness in our challenging world. Catholicism 201 is ideal for RCIA graduates, RE facilitators, recent converts to the Church, those rejoining the Church via Catholics Come Home, as well as for those seeking a more intimate, meaningful faith.
Offered Thursday evenings this fall, Catholicism 201 topics and dates include:
Thursday, Sept. 14, The Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
Thursday, Sept. 21, Sacraments of Initiation
Thursday, Sept. 28, The Eucharist
Thursday, Oct. 5, No class (MercyFest celebration)
Thursday, Oct. 12, Sacraments of Healing
Thursday, Oct. 19, Sacraments of Vocation
Thursday, Oct. 26, Mary and the Saints
Thursday, Nov. 2, Introduction to Christian Morality
Thursday, Nov. 9, The Thorny Issues
Catholicism 201 classes start at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in Room 208 of the PLC. You can pre-register at our Catholicism display in the PLC (before or after any Mass) over the Aug. 26-27 Hospitality Weekend, or by contacting Bill Troller (630) 585-1865 or at: email@example.com. You can also simply drop in for our opening class and sign up then. No one is ever turned away!
Our next GEMS meeting will be on September 13th at noon in the Parish Life Center. Are you "over 50" and looking to get together with others for good food, conversation and growth? GEMS might be your thing. Please contact Len Eickhoff at leonard_eickhoff @msn.com or call 630-631-1676 for more information.
MercyFest ~ Oct 5 – Oct 8, 2017
Volunteer Sign Up is now ON-LINE at www.mercy-fest.com! We need over 600 volunteers to make our event successful, so please sign up now on-line or in the PLC after masses. Silent Auction and Basket Raffle Items Needed!! Do you work for great company that might like more exposure? Donate to Silent
Auction and/or Basket Raffle to help promote your company!
OLM PARISH LIBRARY
Library open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday; during all weekend Masses; in the evenings during RE Sept to April. Library operates under Self-Check-Out system using Book cards to write your name, phone number and check out date.
COME JOIN THE OLM MIXED TRIO BOWLING LEAGUE
The OLM Mixed Trio League bowls every Wednesday night at 8pm at Parkside Lanes beginning August 30th, 2017 thru Wednesday April 18th, 2018. Fees were 16 dollars a week last year. We have spots available for teams of three,
singles and substitutes for the upcoming season. If you have any questions and/or would like to join the league please call Don Minnick at 630-518-7824
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be having a kick off meeting on
Wednesday, August 23rd at 8pm. Come on out and join us for bowling!
The Week at a Glance...
WEDNESDAY August 16
9:00-10:00a Intercessory Prayer Group Rm 217
7:00-8:00p Baptism Class Church
7:00-8:00p Intercessory Prayer Group Ministry Rm
7:00-8:00p Summer Strings Rehearsal Rm 119
7:00-8:00p I Will Shephard You Rm 114
THURSDAY August 17
7:00-9:00p Admin/Parish Council Social Ministry Rm
7:30-9:00p Knights of Columbus Business Mtg Rm 114
FRIDAY August 18
6:00-10:00p Crafty Souls Rm 124
6:30-9:00p CRHP-Women at the Well Rm 114
SATURDAY August 19
SUNDAY August 20
MONDAY August 21
8:30-6:00p Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
6:00-6:30p Benediction Church
TUESDAY August 22
8:30-9:00a Coffee And… Ministry Rm
7:30-9:00p Knights of Columbus General Mtg Rm 114
WEDNESDAY August 23
7:00-9:00p Be My Witness Rm 217
THURSDAY August 24
7:00-9:00p Be My Witness Rm 217
FRIDAY August 25
SATURDAY August 26
9:00-12:00p Protecting God’s Children Rm 217
SUNDAY August 27
8:00-10:30a CRHP Men’s Formation Mtg Rm 124
4:00-6:00p Hospitality MPR
7:00-7:00p Hospitality MPR
11:00-12:00p Welcome Meeting Rm 114
6:30-8:30p CRHP Women’s Formation Mtg Rm 114
6:30-9:30p Faith Sharing Group Rm 124
7:00-8:00p Light Information Meeting Church/Narthex