Saint Pascal News and Events
Saint Pascal Thanksgiving Raffle
Congratulations to Joe Persico, Sr. - Winner of the September 16 Early Bird drawing, and Colm Folan - Winner of the October 21 Early Bird drawing.
Tickets for the Saint Pascal Thanksgiving Raffle are now on sale. A total of $25,000 (44 chances to win) will be given out in prizes with a grand prize of $10,000. Tickets are only $25 each, and only G4,000 tickets will be sold. Click here for additional information and a raffle ticket.
Missionary Discipleship in Our Community - November 13, 2018
On Tuesday, November 13 at 7:45 PM, Tom McGuire will talk on MIssionary Discipleship in Our Community. This is a joint presentation sponsored by the Women’s Club and the Peace & Justice Ministry of Saint Pascal, and will take place in Heimsath Hall. Everyone is welcoime.
Tom McGuire is a parishioner of Saint Pascal and is currently chair of the United States China Catholic Association Board. He is a graduate of the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, the Maryknoll Seminary of NYU, and holds certificates from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spiritual Direction and Retreats from Columbiere, Multicultural Experiential Leadership Development, and as a Director of Religious Education. He has been a Catholic Campus Minister, University Instructor, Church ministry volunteer, and has been involved in numerous community service programs.
Our annual tradition of the “Giving Tree” will begin the weekend of November 17-18. The tree, located in the east aisle of the church, will be waiting for you to take an envelope. Please help make Christmas a little bit brighter for a child or homebound / needy person. As God sent His Son to earth to save us, let us give something to one of God’s children in thanksgiving. Inside the envelope, you will find a description of the person who will receive your gift along with a few suggestions as to what may be needed. If you are lucky to have a child’s description in the envelope, please consider giving a toy along with an article of clothing. If you have a homebound / needy person, canned food (such as beans, fruit, vegetables, chili, soup, stew or fish) would make a most welcome and appreciated gift.
Gifts need to be returned the weekend of December 8-9. Please be sure to attach the coded envelope for your it package so we know who is to receive a particular gift. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office. God bless you for your generosity.
CAHNS / Saint Pascal Hoy Name Society
Afternoon of Reflection and Prayer Hour -
December 1, 2018
On Saturday, December 1, CAHNS / Saint Pascal Holy Name Society will hold an Afternoon of Reflection and Prayer Hour from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. Father Mario Stefanowski (Associate Pastor at Saint Pascal) will talk on the "Rediscovery of Christian Fatherhood". Click here for more information.
Women's Club Christmas Party - December 2, 2018
The Saint Pascal Women's Club will hold their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 2 at Biagio Banquets, 4256 North Central. Door will open at 11:00 AM, and Lunch will be served at 12:00 PM. Tickets are $30 per person, and all adults are welcome. Please contact the parish office for additional information.
Eucharistic Adoration - Thursdays
Each Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Saint Pascal hosts the place for quiet reflection - Eucharistic Adoration in Church. The purpose of Eucharistic Adoration is to give every Catholic an opportunity to spend time with our Eucharistic Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome and invited to spend some time on Thursdays for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour or more if so desired. It calms one’s soul, brings peace to one’s heart and deepens one’s relationship with the Lord. Making time with Jesus may be the gift you can give yourself.
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.
Saint Pascal now accepts online donations through GiveCentral. 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.
Domestic Violence Ministry
According to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, there were 103,546 domestic violence offenses reported to law enforcement in Illinois in 2015. That's up from 99,795 offenses reported the year before. And from July 1, 2015, to this past June, there were 49 domestic violence-related deaths in Illinois, including three children, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If you would like to learn more about the Domestic Violence Ministry at Saint Pascal Parish, click here for more information.