Saint Pascal News and Events
We invite our Parishioners to send us a selfie that will be placed in the
pews in the church. It will
help us to join in prayer during the Holy Triduum
and the Easter season until the Stay-at-Home order is lifted.
Your selfie (with your first name optional) may be submitted to the following parish email:
Dear Parishioners of Saint Pascal Parish
Please visit our new
"Parish YouTube Channel" and subscribe. This will allow us to embed our videos and live stream directly on our parish website.
You will also be able to see our Live stream Holy Triduum and Easter Sunday liturgies at the link below:
Saint Pascal’s Holy Triduum and Easter Sunday Liturgy
Live Stream Schedule:
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:00 PM
Good Friday Liturgy - 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil - 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday - 10:00 AM
Please join us for prayer.
God bless you!
Due to the Illinois Shelter In Place Order regarding COVID-19, the parish office and church will be closed until further notice. In the event of a life-threatening emergency or an urgent need for confession, please call the parish office and leave a message for Father Elliott Dees or Father Mario Stefanowski. Do not leave a message on the Parish Voicemail.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
First of all, I want each of you to know that during this time, I have held you close to my heart. I can only imagine the worry and anxiety that you feel in your heart because at times I carry that same feeling within mine. This is a truly challenging moment for us, for our world, for our Church, for our families and friends. We humans are built for community, we are made for one another. Among the first words that God speaks in sacred scripture are these: “It is not good for the man to be alone.” That perhaps is the cruelest reality of this present crisis: at a time when we long for the reassuring comfort of others we are each of us isolated in our homes.
Yet I know that even if I cannot be physically present to you, even though we do not see one another gathered around the altar every week, we are still present to each other. St. Paul calls the Church the Body of Christ. The Church, wherever she may be, however isolated she may seem, is always the Body of Christ. You and I and everyone who calls themselves a follower of Christ is intimately connected to one another. When we pray, we are together. When we read Scripture, we are together. In our quiet triumphs and trials, we are together.
Secondly, my purpose in writing to you today is to thank you. In this moment when so many are losing their jobs, when hours are being cut back, when families are struggling to make ends meet, you have stepped forward and supported our parish. When difficult times come, it is important that those of us who are able step up for those who can no longer give. I know that even for those who have kept their jobs, this is an uncertain time. You naturally worry about the future and how long this might last. It is with deep gratitude and humility that I thank you for supporting St. Pascal’s at this time.
As I have said before, my goal during this time is that I continue to pay our dedicated staff and provide them with benefits. All other expenses are basically shut down at this time. Your generous gift has enabled me to continue to meet that goal. I have been encouraged by the generosity of spirit I have seen in this community. Whether it’s giving to charity, buying groceries for an elderly neighbor, placing a phone call to check in on a friend, these actions both big and small speak to the Spirit that dwells within us all. Thank you again and know that you are all in my prayers.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Yours in Christ,
Father Elliott Dees
Cancellation of Mass is leading to significant losses in our offertory income, which is placing all our ministries and operations at significant risk. Many people in our parish and community depend upon your regular, weekly offertory contributions and, during this current challenge, they are needed more than ever. We ask you to prayerfully consider maintaining your regular weekly donation level or even increasing it during these times
Please consider giving online at GiveCentral.org where you can make a weekly offertory contribution to our Saint Pascal Church family and keep the vital ministries and services we provide going. You can use this website to make paperless donations to our church by using your credit card, debit card and electronic checking payments making either one-time or recurring donations. To access this site, click on the "Donate Now" button on the right side of this page.
Saint Pascal Is On Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Saint Pascal.
Every item available for purchase on wked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. To access this site, click here or on the "Amazon Smile" button on the right side of this page.
ParishSoft - Connecting People and the Church
Our parish families now have an opportunity to update personal information on our database ParishSoft. Along with this opportunity, families will also be able to view their contributions, print tax letters (when they become available, saving the parish postage during tax season!). Families may choose to upload pictures too. All additions or changes are reviewed and approved by parish staff members.
Along with the above features, ministers (Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers and Ushers) can communicate the dates they are available to serve, when they will be out of town, and view their schedule or their children’s schedules.
Register today by logging on to ParishSoft by clicking on the "Parish Soft" button on the right side of this page. New parishioners can also register through ParishSoft. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 773-725-7641.