Weekly Bulletin
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2nd Sunday of Advent 12/10/17
1st Sunday of Advent 12/3/17
Feast of Christ the King 11/26/17
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/19/17


An Invitation
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If you have no Church family to call your own, we warmly invite "You" to visit our parish community.
The Catholic parish tries to be a community of Christ-like people helping one another spiritually and socially, in times of joy and in times of sorrow.
If you would like to know more about the Catholic Faith, or if we can serve you in any way, please call us at 708-599-1110 or drop by the rectory.
We look forward to welcoming "You”.


Blessing of Expectant Mothers
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On the first Sunday of each month, St. Fabian Parish offers a blessing for expectant mothers, fathers and their unborn children, immediately following the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
We’ll meet in the Chapel—The blessing is given to strengthen mothers and fathers during the time of waiting and to pray for the health and safe delivery of their child. This blessing may be received monthly throughout the pregnancy.



St. Fabian’s Adoration Chapel
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Come visit Jesus in the Chapel each and every Monday from: 12:00 Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Benediction will be at 6:15 p.m.

“When we go before the Blessed Sacrament, let us open our hearts; our good God will open His. We shall go to Him; He will come to us; the one to ask, the other to receive. It will be like a breath from one to the other.”
- St. John Vianney
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul depends on your donations to keep our Food Pantry stocked throughout the year. We ask you continue to share your abundance with those who are less fortunate.
As we try to balance out the items on the pantry shelves, we are desperately in need of: tuna, canned potatoes and vegetables, canned fruit, pork & beans, and canned soups.
There are two food donation containers: one in the Narthex and one at the Religious Education School entrance. Thank you for your generous support in the past and please keep our ministry in your prayers.



Children’s Liturgy of the Word
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“Children’s Liturgy of the Word” will be held in Room 3 each Sunday during the 9:30 Mass. Children’s Liturgy of the Word or “CLoW” uses special adaptations of the Sunday Gospel and other Scripture readings which are easier and shorter than the regular “adult” lectionary readings. This Children’s Lectionary is approved by our Catholic bishops for use at Masses with children.

Here’s how a Children’s Liturgy of the Word works: The children start Mass the same way as we do now – in Church with their parents. After the Gathering Rites and Opening Prayer, when everyone sits down for the first reading, the children are invited by the priest to come forward. With a blessing, they and their specially trained leaders are sent out to Room 3. There they listen to the Word of God from the Children’s lectionary, sing songs of praise and hear a child-centered homily. The children are then invited to pray their own “Prayers of the Faithful” and finally they return to their parents in Church for the second part of Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

One of the benefits of the Children’s Liturgy is that parents get to focus more on listening to the Scriptures themselves, instead of being distracted by squirming children. The extra movement, usually makes it easier for the children to stay focused on the Eucharist when they return to “the big Church.”

For more information, call the Religious Education Office, 458-6150.