DateFact
1964
Nov 21, 1964New title officially given to Mary during the Second Vatican Council by Pope Paul VI (closing of third session)
1966
Mar 4, 1966First new parish established in the City of Chicago by Archbishop Cody after becoming the new Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Chicago (shortly after returning home from close of Second Vatican Council
Apr 3, 1966First Mass celebrated in the assembly hall of John V. Leigh Public School in Norridge
Apr 17, 19661st Baptism, Mary Lee Kranker, Parents Rudy Kranker and Carlene Di Joseph, Father Peter Hayes
May 1, 1966Temporary church set up in shopping plaza on Cumberland and Lawrence
Jul 23, 19661st. Marriage, Dennis Michael Braun, Cynthia Marie Pappas, Father Peter Hayes
Fall 1966Parish construction begins
Sep 4, 1966Bridge Club established at OLMC
Oct 16, 1966CCD Program underway
1967
Jan 23, 1967Holy Name Society established at OLMC
Feb 5, 1967Holy Name Society elected officers
Feb 20, 1967Women’s Sodality established later known as Women’s Club
Apr 2, 1967Women’s Club first officers elected
Apr 7, 19671st Anniversary Dance held at Chevy Chase Country Club
May 14, 19671st Communion, 63 children
May 21, 1967 to Jun 30, 1969Father John Shea, assigned as associate pastor by Archbishop Cody
Jun 25, 1967Changes in Liturgy  – Mass in English
Jul 28, 1967Father & Son Baseball Outing
Aug 13, 1967Hoy Name Society’s 1st Men’s Golf Outing at Mohawk Country Club
Aug 20, 1967St. Eugene and OLMC Bridge Club started.
Sep 3, 1967Daily Mass times changed from 7:30am & 8:00am to 7:00am and 7:30am
Oct 3, 1967First practice of the OLMC Choir
Oct 27, 19671st Teen Group event – Hayride Dance
1968
Jan 21, 1968Last Sunday in temporary church
Jan 28, 19681st mass in new church. Original Mass times: Sundays at 7:30a, 9a, 10:30a, 12p
Feb 23, 1968First Card and Bunco Party after new church built
Mar 3, 1968Sunday Mass times change to: 6am, 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 12:15pm,5pm
Jul 17, 1968Holy Name Men’s Bowling at Corral Lanes
Aug 1968Women’s bowling league established at OLMC at Holiday Alleys
May 19, 1968CYO Softball Team started
May 26, 19681st Confirmation, 68 youth, 7 adults, Bishop. William McManus
Jul 1968Women’s Bowling League (Bowling Bells) established at OLMC; played at Corral Lanes
Nov 1968Teen Club establishment
Nov 24, 1968Parish Church and parish center Dedication
1969
May 7, 1969Women’s Club Fashion Show evening event
Jul 1, 1969 – Sep 1971Fr. Francis L. Johnson appointed as associate pastor
Sep 19, 1969Teen Bowling league started
Nov 21-23, 19691st Annual Fall Festival
1970
Jan 3, 19705pm Saturday Evening Mass fulfilling Sunday obligation began
Jan 4, 1970New Sunday mass schedule: 6am, 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 5pm
Feb 22, 19706am Sunday mass time eliminated
Aug 23, 1970 to 1975Sr. Patricia Orlinski served at OLMC as CCD Coordinator
Sep 1970 – Sep 1972Sr. Mary Lunardi, SND started an Adult Education Program at OLMC
1971
Mar 14-19, 1971Fr. Jerome Heyman, OSA conducted first Lenten mission at OLMC
Apr 17, 19715th Anniversary Celebration held in parish hall
1971Liturgy Team initiated
May 1971Senior Citizen Club established at OLMC
May 25, 1971Senior Citizen Club renamed Friendship Club
Nov 1971New Rectory Occupied (add address)
Nov 21, 1971Chicken Social Dinner, over 1200 meals served
1972
Jan 30, 1972Holy Name Pancake Breakfast, $1.00/person
Jun 1972 – Jun 1979Fr. William Lupo associate pastor
1973
May 27, 19735pm Sunday mass eliminated
1974
Jan 1974Offeratory procession now included the collection brought to the altar
Jun 1974Holy Name Society Annual Baseball Outing
Sep 1974Second floor addition to Hayes Center began
Sep 30, 1974Women’s Club – 1st “Dinner is Served”
Oct 1974ICF – Parish Benefit Dinner
1975
Jun 8, 1975Ordination of Aldo Vendramin – first priest from OLMC ordained.  First Mass on June 15, 1975
Aug 1975Choir Practice with Rita Rooney
Aug 1975Fr. Chester Nowicki SVD  weekend assistant priest
Sep 28, 1975Family Liturgy Sunday begins – 4th Sunday
1976
Apr 23, 197610th Anniversary Dance held at Allgauer’s Fireside Restaurant
1977
Nov 1977St. Anselm’s became our Sharing Parish
May 1977Option of receiving Communion in the hand approved.
Jun 1977First Anointing of the Sick – 2:00 pm Mass
1979
Jun 12, 1979Father Lupo transferred to St. Mary’s in Des Plaines
Jul 1, 1979 to Sep 1, 1980Fr. Russell Romano associate pastor
1980
Mar 16, 1980Fr. Thomas C. Hanlon weekend assisting priest
Dec 7, 1980 till Nov 1984Fr. Medard Laz associate pastor
Sep 1980OLMC had 365 Religious Ed students enrolled
1981
Pre Sep 1981Preschool Religious Ed was in existence
May 2, 198115th Anniversary Dance held in Parish Center
1982
Sep 26, 1982Lighthouse CYO basketball looking for boys to participate
Oct 3, 1982Phoenix Group meeting held at OLMC – ministry to separated and divorced Catholics
1983
Jul 31, 1983 ?Fr Peter Hayes retired
Aug 1, 1983Fr Joseph F Ognibene appointed pastor by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
1984
Jan 1, 1984“Monthly Building Fund” envelope changed to “Parish Maintenance Fund”
Mar 12, 1984Fr. Joe held special Parish-At-Large meeting
Jul 15, 1984Fr. Laz celebrated “Mass for Shut-Ins” which was televised throughout the 50 states.  Lectors were Rosemary and Mike Jasinski.  Servers were Shawn Dreyer and Michael Habetler.
Jul 9-16, 1984Summer Bible School held for K-4th grades.  35 children participated
Aug 26, 1984Jim Nowdomski starting up Contemporary Music Group at OLMC
Aug 30, 1984Men’s Club formed bowling league at River Grove Bowling Alley
Aug 1984Italian classes offered at OLMC for children on Thursdays 3:30-5:00 sponsored by Italian Cultural Center
Oct 7–14, 1984Parish Census taken
Oct 7, 1984RENEW parish program of prayer and faith sharing begins
Dec 16, 1984Fr. Ted Stone appointed as pastoral associate
Dec 1984Adult Catechumenate Program (aka RCIA) begins with Ted Stone as coordinator
1985
Jan 5, 19857:30 PM Saturday Evening Mass no longer offered at OLMC
1985“Carols By Candelight”
Apr 28, 1985First time in parish bread AND wine are shared  – at 9:30 & 11 AM Masses
Jun 1985Darlene Schorsch begins Ministry of Care Program
Jun 1985Fr. Daniel Fallon associate pastor
1986
1986-1987Church renovation
Apr 14, 1986All masses held in Parish Center until remodeling completed. Weddings and Funerals conducted at St. Beatrice Church in Schiller Park.
Jun 1986“Camp Sunshine” – 2 week RE Summer Bible Camp for K-4th Grades
Jun 1986Renovation completion date delayed due to structural damage and deterioration of existing church walls found during renovation.
1987
Jan 1987Policy of “one mass-one intention” was abandoned and opened to as many intentions as requested.
Jan 1987Ministry of Welcome formed
Jan 1987New organization for singles 18 – 35 y/o: “OLMC Young Adults” formed
Feb 1987Jersy Kenar – carver & sculptor selected to create altar and a number of furnishings of the renovated parish church
Feb 8, 1987Boy Scouts Troop 951 under the leadership of Steven Tomzik celebrated Scout Sunday
Mar 14/15, 1987New schedule for Masses – Sat 5, Sun 7:30, 9, 10:30, 12
May 10, 1987Establishment of Widowed Ministry
Mar 29, 1987Dedication of church renovation by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin
Mar 29, 1987Windows representing Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation donated by Jasinski & Mack families
Mar 29, 1987Memorial Plaques
Oct 1987“Hands of Jesus” Helping Hands Ministry established.
1988
1988Child care offered during 10:30 am masses for children 5 and under.
Feb 27-28, 1988Widows and Widowers Group –Weekend Retreat.  Fran Kelly – Joyful Again Coordinator
Jun 20 – Jul 1, 1988Camp Sunshine Bible Camp
Jul 23, 1988OLMC Activity Club-Bus Trip to Fiesta Italiana – Milwaukee
Aug 6, 1988OLMC Hosted Apostolate of the Handicapped
Oct 22, 1988Activity Club 50’s Dance
Oct 16, 1988Blood Pressure Screening Service began – 3rd Sunday of the month after 9 & 10:30 Masses
Dec 1988Giving Tree for St. Anselm’s Parish
1989
Oct 1, 1989Altar serving open to boys and girls
1990
May 1990Commissions for the Parish Pastoral Council formed; 40 parishioners underwent 3 month training to be ministers of planning for the Council.
Jun 1990Fr. Dan leaves OLMC to become Associate Pastor of St. Isaac Joques in Niles.
Jun 1990Fr. Thomas Campana associate pastor
Sep 1990Wednesday morning Women’s Bowling
Oct, 1990Pastoral Council is established
1991
Jan 20, 1991Ted Stone reinstated as associate priest.
Mar 1991Anniversary Year’s Events
May 26, 1991Celebration Mass – 25th Anniversary – Reception Following and Parish Center renamed Hayes Center.  Fr. Hayes guest of honor and Cardinal Bernardin at mass
Jun 10, 1991Marian Healing Mass – 7PM – Fr. Dennis Kelleher
July 21, 19911st Parish Picnic on Parish grounds
Sep 14, 1991First meeting of St. Vincent DePaul Society; officers elected.
Sep 29, 1991Ice Cream Social – 25th Anniversary Celebration  1-3pm in Hayes Center
1991Cardinal’s/Catholic Appeal started
Oct 19, 1991Octoberfest – Proceeds for Fr. Melvin James’ Parish in San Lorenzo, M
1992
Jan 10, 199225th Anniversary Dinner Dance at Victoria Banquets
Jun 1992Cardinal Bernardin holds first-ever assembly of all diocesan priests at Pheasant Run. (assemblies continue today)
Jun 1992Church canopy, steeple, and cross construction started. Cost: $ 70,000
Jun 1992Fr. Ted Stone leaves OLMC
Sep 13, 1992 -1996Deacon Carmen Cesario serves as first permanent deacon at OLMC
Oct 25, 1992Canopy dedication
1993
Jan 13, 1993Establishment of St. Anselm Sharing Ministry
Mar 21, 1993First Parish Nurse, Mary Harkin, was commissioned
1994
Jul 1994CANSURV Cancer Support Group formed by Jeanne Karabin and Mary Harkins
Aug 1994CONNECT Youth Group started; Birdie Mulizio – facilitator
Oct 1994OLMC Altar Servers Ministry (Nica Ferrin, Sarah Kaulfers, Dominick Smith, Andja Vukmarkaj)
1995
Apr 9, 1995First OLMC Easter Egg Hunt
Oct 1995 – Oct 1999Fr. Al Pooler, Passionist, joins OLMC
1996
Apr 27, 1996Mandating of first Lay Presiders.  Seven lay persons are mandated Lay Ministers to assist with Communion Services, Stations of the Cross, and other Prayer Services
May 1, 1996Fr. Ognibene retired/Fr. Fallon appointed Pastor
May 26,1996Fr. Daniel Fallon installed as pastor
Sep 1996Deacon Chris Virruso to OLMC
Sep 1996Laura Parker begins role as Parish Nurse
Sep 8, 1996Barbara Hecker becomes Liturgy Director/Jerry Mann resigns
Oct 1, 1996Debbye Duda leaves OLMC after 11 years
Oct 6, 1996 – Aug 12, 1997Richard Hass began as Music Director
Nov 1996Bereavement Ministry started
1997
Feb 2, 1997First International Taste of OLMC
Mar 4, 1997OLMC Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show-Women’s Club-PR Country Club
Jul 7, 1997Church Re-carpeted and Painted-Masses held in Hayes Center – 4 weeks
Jul 17, 1997First Meeting – Boy Scout Troup 922
Aug 12, 1997Richard Hass-Dir of Music resigns
Oct 5, 1997Harry Campagna becomes Music Director
Dec 1997Parish Recipe Book available after mass
Dec 20, 1997Christmas Event- In Bethlehem Inn
1998
Apr 1998Fr. Hayes’ 60th Anniversary of priesthood
1999
Jul 1, 1999 – 2003Deacon Andy Pecson appointed to OLMC
Jul 1, 1999Pearl Scheck leaves as sacramental coordinator
Jul 1, 1999Anita Rizzo retires; Roseann Catalano starts as new Parish secretary.
Jul 11, 1999Men’s Club first meeting
1999Rectory roof replaced
Oct 1999Fr. Al Pooler leaves OLMC
Oct. 1999Lease agreement between OLMC & Gabriel Richard Institute, rented classrooms for Christian Leadership Program.
2000
Jan 2000 – Jun 30, 2006Fr. Fran Landry assigned to OLMC
Feb 2000Singles group formed by Kathleen Koszola
Jun 14-21, 2000Our Lady of the New Millennium on site
Sep 2000New sign installed along Lawrence Ave
Sep 3, 2000New Sign on Lawrence dedicated
2001
2001Remodeling of sanctuary
2001Annual Cash Raffle
May 6, 2001Fr. Dan Fallon and Fr. Fran Landry celebrate 25 years of priesthood.
Sep 28, 200135th anniversary celebration
Sep 30, 2001Statue of St. Joseph donated by Louis & Ann Caruso
2002
2002Family Forum
Jun 2, 2002Colleen Ortega begins as Music Director
Jul 20, 2002First Annual Flea Market
Sep 2002 Girl Scout troop established at OLMC
2003
Jan 2003 – Jan 2006Millennium Campaign
Feb 12, 2003Fr. Hayes’ 90th Birthday
Jul 2003Laura Parker leaves for Sisters of Providence convent
Aug 2003Joan McConville is new parish nurse
Aug 4, 2003Fr. Peter Hayes dies
Oct 2003Venture Crew – young adult division of the Boy Scouts of America- started.
Oct 4, 2003First Movie Night “Bringing Up Baby”
Nov 13, 2003First “Ladies Night Out”
2004
Jan 19, 2004Memorial Mass for Fr. Joe Ognibene  (Died 12/19/03-Mass at OLMC 12/23/03)
Feb 13, 2004Chocolate Fest
Feb 14, 2004St. Valentines Day Family Forum event – Bowling at Brunswick Zone; sponsored by RE Forum
Feb 29, 2004Family Forum Lenten Event
Mar 1, 2004Deacon Jim Dahn joins OLMC
Apr 25, 2004Unveiling of interior renovation
May 1, 2004Wine tasting with Fr. Dan
May 22, 2004Big Band Bash
Jun 5, 2004Women’s Club trip to the National Shrine of the Little Flower St. Therese of Lisieux in Darien, IL
Jun 27, 2004Fr. Joe Ognibene Garden dedication by Bishop Jakubowski at 11am mass; Morgan’s Landscaping is contractor.
Jun 28, 2004Church remodeling begins; Masses held in Hayes Center
2004OLMC website created: www.olmotc.com
Oct 24, 2004Back in church after renovation
Nov 20, 2004Family Forum Thanksgiving  Events
Nov 28, 2004Mass of Blessing for our newly renovated church with Cardinal Francis George as presider.
Nov 30, 2004Tuesday night BINGO w/food, pull tabs, refreshments
2005
Aug 2005Return of chalice and paten and other relics from Fr. Hayes’ collection.
Aug 2005OLMC Paver Program
Nov 2005Parish Christmas ornament sale
2006
Apr 28, 2006“Put the Nuns in Charge” production
May 1, 2006Deacon Chris Virruso leaves OLMC
May 28, 2006Deacon Sonny Annoreno ordained – first from OLMC
Jun 30, 2006Fr. Fran Landry leaves OLMC; reassigned to Scranton, PA
Aug 2006Fr. O’Brien & Msgr Lang join OLMC
Oct 1, 2006Prayer Shawl Ministry founded
2007
Jan 17, 2007Bishop Thomas Paprocki Pastorial Visitation to OLMC
Mar 11-13, 2007Lenten Mission – Reflections from the Foot of the Cross by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero OFM
Mar 24, 2007Women’s Morning of Reflection – Crumbs for the Journey-Sr. Jane Schlosser
May 27, 2007Deacon Ted Marszalek ordained
May 18, 2007Murder Mystery Dinner – Hayes Center – Dinner and Entertainment
Jul 2007Renovation of Father Joe Memorial Garden on OakviewFunded by Edward and Donna Szpialski in memory of daughter Kate
2007 – 2013Vacation Bible School one-week sessions held at OLMC
Aug  6-10, 2007Avalanche Ranch – Vacation Bible School
Sep 9, 2007Patronal Feast – Mass 11:00AM  Food Service 12:30-2:30
Oct 13, 2007Boo-Ingo   6-8:30PM – Sponsored by RE Family Forum
Oct 19, 2007Fall Fund Raiser – Taste of OLMC  6:30-8:00PM
Nov 17, 2007Men’s Club Annual Music Bash – Hayes CenterFeaturing Ampol Aires, Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar
Nov 28, 2007New Pastor Meeting w/Bishop Thomas Paprocki – 7:00PM
2008
Feb 2, 2008Family Forum Event: Mini Golf at Putting Edge
May 22, 2008Honorary Dinner for Fr. Fallon – Victoria Rosemont in the Holiday Inn Express
May 29, 2008“Laughter is the Best Medicine” – Jeanne Karabin speaks on the healing effects of laughter to body mind and spirit and shares ways to bring more humor into life.
Jun 2008Father Dan gave parish a farwell gift –Brushed bronze Chi Rho on front of the tabernacle pedestal
Jun 25, 20083:00PM Concert   Dichtiebe: A Poets Love Song Cycle by Robert Schumann – Performed by Colleen and William Ortega.
Jun 28-29, 2008Fr. Dan Fallon leaves OLMC – Says all masses – 11:00 AM official farewell mass with refreshments in Hayes Center following
Jul 1, 2008Fr. Rich Klajbor appointed pastor
Jul 13, 2008Barbara Hecker left OLMC as Liturgy/Arts & Environment Coordinator
Jul 19, 2008Carwash 9-3 Troop 922
Jul 26, 2008Dinner and DVD Viewing –Paul:Contending for the Faith-Celebration Pauline Jubilee Year
Aug 4-8, 2008Power Lab vs Power Lab Summer Bible Camp
Aug 2008Rev. Richard J. LoBianco accepted I year associate position
Sep 7, 2008Patronal Feast  – 11AM Mass with Food Service following 12:30-2:30
Sep 14, 2008Installation of Rev. Richard J. Klajbor – Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki DD presiding
Oct 2008Halloween Boo-ingo
Oct 4, 2008Oktoberfest & Sing A Long Movie Nite – My Fair Lady
Nov 2, 2008Support our Troops Drive sponsored by Youth Group
Nov 9, 2008Friendship Club held a Halloween Party
Nov 22, 2008Fall Fundraiser – Dinner and entertainment by Jimmy Niteclub
Dec 12-13, 2008The Christmas Solo – A Children’s Musical by Kevin Keil
Dec 14, 2008OLMC Cookie Walk
2009
Feb 2009Fr. LoBianco assigned administrator of Divine Savior
Jun 26-28, 2009Summer Fest “Mother of all Block Parties”
Jul 2009Christmas in July
Sep 13, 200944th Anniversary of OLMC
2010
Jan 2010Amahl and the Night Visitors
2010Catholics Come Home Program
May 3, 2010Fr. O’Brien celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination
Jun 4-5, 2010Archdiocesan Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus (Corpus Christi)
Jun 24–27, 20102nd Annual Musicfest and Carnival
Jul 25, 2010Dedication Ceremony for Veterans and Soldiers Memorial prepared by Eagle Scout Dominic Serritella
Aug 8, 2010Oratory and Vestibule renovation completed.
2011
Mar 6, 201145th anniversary celebration
2012
Jan 1, 2012 – May 31, 2012Fr. O’Brien appointed administrator
Jan 5-8, 2012Amahl and the Night Visitors
Jan 28, 2012Dine with Us sponsored by Women’s Club   Entertainment by tenor-Robert Cunningham
Feb 25, 2012Womens’ Morning of Reflection  – The Breath of God Who is Wisdom?  How Do We Know Her?  Where Do We Engage Her?  How Do We Experience Her?
Mar 10, 2012M & M X 2 Family Night Mass, Movie and Meal sponsored by RE Family Forum
Mar 12-14, 2012Parish Lenten Mission “God Calls Us”  Father Dominic Grassi
Apr 10, 2012Fr. Rich died
Apr 13, 2012Fr. Rich Funeral Mass 11:00am
Apr 14, 2012OLMC Post Confirmation Class Walk-a-Thon to benefit Maryville Crisis Nursery
Apr 25, 201225th Ordination Anniversary of Deacon Jim Dahn 5:00PM Mass and cake and coffee following
May 13, 2012Fr. Mariusz Manka celebrating first Holy Mass at 11:00am
Jun 1, 2012Fr. Andrzej Bartosz appointed pastor
Jun 21-24, 20124rh Annual Carnival and Music Feast
Jul 22, 2012Music for a Sunday Afternoon   3:00PM featuring Kate Uyeno – Soprano and James Morris – Bass
Jul 23-27, 2012Sky Vacation Bible School
Aug 11, 2012A Night at the Opera 7PM  In Memory of Rev Klajbor Da Corneto Opera
Sep 9, 2012New OLMC Youth Group Mass and Meeting
Sep 30, 2012Installation Mass for Fr. Bartosz – 11:00AM  Mass with reception in Hayes Center following
Oct 14, 2012Fall Craft Festival – 8AM to 3PM – Hosted by Boy Scouts 922
Oct 21, 2012Music for a Sunday Afternoon  featuring William Ortega –clarinets & tenor and Colleen Ortega – clarinet et al    3PM
Oct 26, 2012Boo-INGO 6:30PM
2013
Feb 9, 2013February Fabulous Family Fun, Food and Film Night Featuring “The Incredibles” Sponsored by Family Forum
Feb 10, 2013Oratory Dedication to Father Klajbor
Feb 24-26, 2013Lenten Mission – Fr. Donaldson, CSSR The Word of God, The Cross of Christ, The Light of the World
Mar 19, 2013St. Joseph Table and Mass Sponsored by ICF
Mar 24, 2013Parish Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 7, 2013Pancake Breakfast 9-1 Troop 922
Apr 21, 2013All Nature Sings   Prayer service honoring all God’s Creation with text and music by Herbert Brokering and Aaron David Miller presented by young people of OLMC
May 4-12, 2013Baby Shower Marillac House Elizabeth Ministry
May 5, 2013Crowning of BVM 11:00am Mass
May 18, 2013OLMC Woman’s Club ACCW Women of the Year – Jacqueline Froehlich
Jun 30, 2013Sacred and Spiritual Program 3PM, Leonard James Johnson – Tenor, Colleen Ortega – Piano
Aug 4, 2013Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Colleen Ortega, OrganWorks by Pachelbel Malotte, Alain, Hobby, Bourgeois, Boellmann
Aug 15-17, 2013Rummage Sale
Sep 29, 2013Farwell/Retirement Mass – Deacon Jim Dahn – 11:00 PM Hospitality Following
Oct 19, 2013Boo-Ingo – Sponsored by RE Family Forum
Oct 20, 2013Fall Craft Fair – Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 922
Nov 10, 2013Post Confirmation Class visit to The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe – Annual Retreat
Nov 10, 2013Fall Fest – The Downtown Sound 6:30pm Dinner 7-10pm Dance   Tickets $25
Nov 13, 2013Death of Father Miguel Alcantara – Lying in state 11-18 from 3-8 St. Mary of the Woods, Church Funeral Mass 11-19   10AM  Same location
Dec 9, 2013Pancake Breakfast w/Santa  9-1  Sponsored by BS Troop 922
Dec 21, 2013Live Christmas – Italian Catholic Federation #439
2014
Jan 3-5, 2014Amahl and the Night Visitors Performance
May 2014Ministry of Consolation  begins
May 2,4, 2014Dr. Luke and the Case of the Empty Tomb
May 16, 2014Saints & Sinners Bingo by Vicki Quade – 7:30PM
May 18, 2014Close of the RE Year and retirement of Jacki Froehlich as Director of Religious Education
Jul 20, 2014Welcoming of New Director of Religious Education, Tina Norton
Jul 21, 2014A Little (Monday) Night Music – 8 Sessions
Aug 7-9, 2014Rummage Sale
Oct 26, 2014Music for a Sunday Afternoon Program – 3PM
Colleen Ortega and other artists
Nov 2, 2014Ron Tabert – Recipient from OLMC of the Christifideles Award
Nov 15, 2014Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Men’s Club and Boy Scout Troop 922
2015Year of the Sacraments
Feb 22-24, 2015Parish Mission, Dr. Jerry Galipeau, “Baptized, Anointed and Fed: Living the Catholic Way of Life”
Feb 28, 2015Women’s Morning of Reflection, “Mary Magdalene”
Mar 1, 2015Parish Lenten Blood Drive
Mar 15, 2015Healing Prayer Ministry begins with Sister Maria Saracco
Mar 16, 2015Sittings for Jubilee Photo album begin
Mar 29, 2015Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 12, 2015Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
Apr 17, 2015Francis Cardinal George OMI – born to eternal life
May 16, 2015OLMC Radio Show “Fun-Raiser”
Jun 6, 2015Flea Market
Jun 28, 2015Jubilee Cook Book – “Jubilee Kitchen”, request for recipes
Jul 2015New Director of Religious Education – Dr. Glenn M. Bisquera
Aug 6-8, 2015OLMC Rummage Sale
Aug 2015Parish Library established in Hayes Center
Aug 23, 2015Farewell concert for Colleen Ortega
Aug 31, 2015Colleen Ortega, Music Director and Liturgical Director leaves
Sep 5, 2015Catholic Youth Retreat at OLMC, “I have called YOU and you are mine”
Sep 6, 2015New Music & Liturgy Director – Agata Olszakowska
Sep 12, 2015Ministers Retreat with Dr. Pauline Viviano
Sep 13, 2015To Teach Who Christ Is campaign begins
Sep 18, 2015Appreciation Dinner for all ministers
Oct 18, 2015Craft Fair
Oct 24, 2015Boo-Ingo Night of Fun with the Kids
Nov 29, 2015Opening Mass for OLMC’s Golden Jubilee Year. Presider is Bishop John Manz
Dec 6, 201518th Annual Boy Scout Pancake “Breakfast with Santa”
2016
Jan 10, 2016Jonathon M. Toni hired as Music Director
Jan 17, 2016Dr. Glenn Bisquera, RE Director, is given additional appointment as Liturgical Director
Feb 6, 7, 23, 24, 2016World Finest Chocolate 50th Anniversary fundraiser held
Feb 15, 16, 17, 2016Fr. Brian Walker, O.P. Lenten Mission, “The Loving Mercy of God”
Feb 28, 2016Buona Beef 50th Anniversary fundraiser held
Apr 3, 2016Boy Scout Troop 922 pancake breakfast
Apr 10, 2016St Damien Presentation by Wayne Messmer – special 50th anniversary event
Apr 24, 2016OLMC Piano Series performance by Jonathan M. Toni
Apr 24, 2016Deacon Christ Virusso celebrates 30 years of Diaconate ordination
Apr 30, 2016Filipino/American Potluck Picnic
May 15, 2016Fr. Andrew celebrates 25th Anniversary of Ordination
Jun 4, 2016OLMC Flea Market sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 922
Jun 18, 2016Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill
May 28, 2016Deacon Sonny Annoreno celebrates 10th Anniversary of Diaconate ordination
May 22, 2016Renew My Church process is launched
Jun 12, 2016Monsignor Charles Lang celebrates 51st Anniversary of his Priestly ordination
Jun 30, 2016Bakers Square 50th Anniversary fundraiser held
Jul 17, 2016Jubilee Paver Dedication
Sep 25, 2016Taste and Toast to OLMC International Fest Held
Oct 2-3, 2016The Great Escape 50th Anniversary fundraiser held
Dec 11, 201619th Annual Parish Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 922
2017
Jan 8, 2017Closing Mass for OLMC 50th Anniversary – banquet held at Fountain Blue
Jan 8, 201750th Anniversary Celebration held at Fountain Blue Banquets
May 5, 2017Elvis Tribute featuring Ronnie Vegas – Food 6-7PM Entertainment 7PM
May 16, 2017Walking with Jesus – Tuesdays 6:15PM – Walking and sharing Scripture for 6
6wks – Sponsored by Terri RN
May 20, 2017Violet Schneider honored as Women of the Year for Vicariate IV at Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women
May 21, 2017Announcement that Josephine Stracek – Coloratura Soprano joins us as Music Director
May 28, 2017Congrats to Deacon Ted Marszalek and Mary Marszalek for 10 years of service to the diaconate and OLMC
Jun 18, 2017Alyssa Walsh received Sr. Anne Medal Award which recognizes a Resurrection Student who exemplifies the values of Resurrection College Prep and its Founder
Jul 30, 2017Boy Scout Troup #922 – Picnic after 11AM Mass to celebrate 20th Anniversary
3 Scouts achieved Eagle Scout
Aug 6, 2017Anniversary Pictorial Directory available for Pick up
Aug 12, 2017Parish Ministers Reflection Day and Training – On the Road to Emmaus – Dr. Richard Fragomeni
Aug 20, 2017Announcement that work to begin on installation of new windows on first floor of Hayes Center as part of To Teach Who Christ Is
Sep 10, 2017Commissioning of Parish Pastoral Council
Sandra Wilson, Barbara Annoreno, Marie Noel, Ron Tabert, Chris Szymanski, Jillian Shuttleworth, Pat Peterson, Paul Vega, Gail Henderson, Christopher Tolemeo
Sep 22, 2017Oktoberfest – 6:30-7:30PM Food 7:30 Entertainment – Die Musikmeisters
Oct 14, 2017Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Christs Passion in St. John, Indiana
Oct 28, 2017Boo-Ingo – Halloween Spooktacular 6-8PM
Oct 29, 2017Christefideles Award – Lonnie Muehlfelder – Holy Name Cathedral
Dec 15, 2017Kapamilya Simbang Gabi – Filipino Traditional Christmas Mass – 7PM
2018
Jan 14, 2018OLMC Respect Life group participated in “March for Life Chicago” at Federal Plaza
Feb 9, 2018Ministers Appreciation dinner held at OLMC
Feb 18-21, 2018Fr. Britto Berchmans, Mission Speaker- “Open your Hearts to the Lord” Collaborative Lenten Mission (St. Maria Goretti, Divine Savior, St. Beatrice, & OLMC)
Mar 3, 2018Pope Francis added the feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church to the liturgical calendar.  The feast will be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost.
Mar 19, 2018St. Joseph Mass and Table sponsored by Italian Catholic Federation Branch 439
Mar 23, 2018OLMC students confirmed by Bishop Kane in the liturgical celebration merged with and held at our neighboring parish, St. Eugene
Mar 25, 2018Easter Egg Hunt in Hayes Center
May 18, 2018Spring fundraiser – Friday Fiesta with entertainment by Cielito Lindo, a modern Mariachi band
Apr 5, 2018Death of Monsignor Charles Lang – Funeral Mass St. Cyprian Church, Sun, Apr 14, 2018 at 10 AM
Apr 8, 2018Boy Scout Troop 922 annual pancake breakfast
Apr 14, 2018Women’s Club Morning of Reflection – “Springtime: Putting some spring into our soul presented by Dr. Laura Dejmek O.P.
Jun 2, 2018Boy Scout Troop 922 sponsored Flea Market
May 16, 2018Spring Church Concert – an evening of song with local parishes (St. Gertrude, Divine Savior, OLMC, St. Maria Goretti, and St. Beatrice)
May 15, 2018Parish Nurse, Terri Kaisling, began a 6-week walking and sharing scripture/prayer program called “Walking with Jesus.”
May 21, 2018St. Vincent de Paul group sponsored a small reception following morning Mass to celebrate the Parish Patronal Feast of Our Lady Mother of the Church.
Jun 2, 2018Boy Scout Troop 922 sponsored OLMC Flea Market
Jun 2018OLMC held a Make-Up Collection to help get out of the red and into the black before the end of the parish’s fiscal year.
Jun 10, 2018Reverend James J. Obrien returns to assist with Sunday Masses at OLMC.
Aug 26, 2018Solemnity of Our Lady of Częstochowa OLMC held special Mass in Polish and Biesida Polska (Polish Gathering).
Aug 29, 2018Ministry Reflection & Training Day held with speaker Todd Williamson, Director Office of Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago.
Sep 12, 2018The Music Ministry began the OLMC Worship Band
Sep 21, 2018Fall Fund Raiser in Hayes Center — Pizza Palooza with entertainment by Doctor Zylo and the Brainiacs.
Oct 6, 2018First-ever Worship Mass at 5 PM sponsored by OLMC Music Ministry
Oct 14, 20187th Annual Fall Craft Fair at OLMC sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 922
Oct 14, 2018Music Ministry Fall Concert Series begins (concerts held Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9)
Oct 21, 2018Parish Appreciation Luncheon for all involved in ministries.
Oct 13-15, 2018Fr. Charles W. Dahm, O.P. Director of Domestic Violence Outreach for the Archdiocese of Chicago preached at Masses and held and awareness meeting.
Dec 9, 2018Boy Scout Troop 922 Pancake Breakfast
Dec 16, 2018Simbang Gabi Mass and Filipino dinner held.
2019
Mar 2019Parish participated in a Lenten Baby Bottle Project for the Women’s Centers of Greater Chicago.
Mar 2019First floor Hayes Center restrooms renovated with handicap accessible facilities completed as part of the “To Teach Who Christ Is” campaign.
Mar 8, 2019Knights of Columbus from St. Maria Goretti held a Fish Fry at OLMC
Mar 11-13, 2019Gifted, Formed, and Sent – Four-parish Mission was a joint venture with neighborhood parishes (St. Maria Goretti, St. Beatrice, Divine Savior, and OMLC). Presentations given by Archdiocese of Chicago Katie representatives Katie Price, Director of Stewardship, and Tim Weiske, Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation.
Mar 19, 2019Italian Catholic Federation Branch 439 sponsored St. Joseph Day Mass and Table at OLMC.
Mar 24, 2019“Catherine of Siena – A Woman for Our Times” performed by Dominican Sister Nancy Murray
Apr 6-7, 2019St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday – trailer in parking lot for donations.
Apr 9, 2019Lenten Penance Service
Apr 14, 2019OLMC Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 22, 2019Easter Monday Mass in Polish
Apr 27, 2019Religious Education Program’s 20 students received First Holy Communion
Apr 28, 2019Divine Mercy Sunday Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, Devotions, and Benediction
May 5, 2019May crowning by First Communion class
May 12, 2019Mother’s Day Flower Sale to support life-saving work of the Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland
May 22, 2019Evening of reflection and training for all Lectors. Video training by Audrey Sommers, lector trainer for the Archdiocese of Detroit
Jun 9, 2019Patronal Feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church with light lunch and family entertainment by Amazing Mike
Jun 13, 2019Italian Catholic Federation Branch 439 sponsored St. Anthony Mass in Italian
Jul 20-21, 2019Society of St. Vincent de Paul sponsored a drive for Maryville Crisis nursery and Maryville Healthcare Center
Jul 28, 2019Fr. Thumma Velangini from Divyavani (God’s Word), South India, spoke at all Masses for the Missionary Cooperative Collection.
Jul 29-Aug 2, 2019OLMC Vacation Bible School – Athens Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth
Aug 10, 2019Terri Kaisling, Faith Community Nurse, presented AED and hands only CPR training to ministers, catechists and catchiest aides
Aug 10-11, 2019OLMC School Supply Drive
Aug 26, 2019Music Ministry Kick-Off and Potluck
Sep 4, 2019Evening of Reflection for all liturgical ministers presented by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero
Sep 17, 2019Terri Kaisling, Faith Community nurse, presented AED and hands only CPR training to ministers, catechists and catechist aides
Sep 14-15, 2019St. Vincent de Paul yarn and men’s rubber-soled shoe drive for patients at Chicago Read Mental Health Center
Sep 28, 2019Annual Mass with the Sacrament of the Sick
Oct 5, 2019Pet Blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi
Oct 11, 2019OLMC Fall Roundup with entertainment by Cowboy Choir
Oct 12-13, 2019Society of St. Vincent de Paul sponsored fall and winter coat drive
Oct 13, 2019Scout Troop 922’s 8th annual Craft and Vendor Fair
Oct 20, 2019Christifideles Award given to Molas family for their service, their dedicated time and talents, and for being a blessing to our community
 Nov 2, 2019Festival of Saints celebration in honor and remembrance of our saints with bingo, costumes, and food
Nov 2-10, 2019Good Samaritan, formerly Society of St. Vincent de Paul food drive
Nov 10, 2019Repair of the floor in the narthex bathrooms
Nov 24-25, 2019Women’s Club Holiday Bake Sale in narthex
Dec 2, 2019Presents delivered to our sharing parish, St. Anselm, from the Giving Tree donations
Dec 8, 201922nd Annual Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Dec 10, 2019Friendship Club celebrated Christmas with a special luncheon, entertainment, and gift exchange
Dec 12, 2019Women’s Club meeting and annual Christmas Party with catered lunch and white elephant game
Dec 14, 2019Simbang Gabi Novena Mass celebrated in joyful anticipation of the coming of our savior
Dec 17, 2019OLMC Advent Penance Service
Dec 22, 2019OLMC Annual Christmas Concert sponsored by the Music Ministry
2020
Jan 11, 2020Pro-Lifer’s from OLMC and St. Eugene gathered at Daley Plaza to join the 6,000-person march in support of the sanctity of human life.
Jan 12, 2020Easter Pilgrimage announced – a Bus trip to the American Passion Play on March 21, 2020.
Feb 8, 2020OLMC hosted the Archdiocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life Day with Cardinal Blase Cupich as principal celebrant and presider at the 5 PM Mass.  Following the Mass there was a “Charism Fair” in which various congregations had table displays about their mission and ministries.
Feb 23, 2020Josephine Stracek embarked on a new path and resigned as Music and Religious Education Director. 
Volunteer Interim Committee took on the Religious Education Program:  Sandra Wilson, Barbara Annoreno, and Pat Peterson.
Feb 29-Mar 29, 2020Baby Bottle Project took place benefiting the Women’s Center of Great Chicagoland.
Feb – Mar 2020OLMC participated in Lenten Almsgiving through various weekly food collections.
Mar 1, 2020Restrictions put in place as concern grew regarding the spread of COVID-19.   All priests, deacons, altar servers, and extraordinary ministers must sanitize hands before and after distributing communion.   No distribution of wine.  No physical contact during sign of peace and Lord’s Prayer.  Refrain from using holy water fonts.
Mar 8-10, 2020Friar Johnpaul led the Lenten mission “Preparing for the Prince of Peace” at OLMC.
Mar 15, 2020OLMC welcomed Marsha Geurtsen as the new Parish Secretary.
Mar 15, 2020The Human Concerns Commission of OLMC filled Easter Bags for Kindergarten to 3rd grade children of St. Anselms’ Church.
Mar 22, 2020OLMC welcomed Markeise Russell as the new Music Director.
Mar 22, 2020Things in the world changed quickly.  All Masses at OLMC were suspended from Sat evening Mar 14 until further notice.  People were asked to stay home to control the spread of COVID-19.  The church remained open for private prayer on Sat 4:30-5:30 pm and Sun 9 -11 am.  The faithful were encouraged to watch Masses on TV and live-stream.  The Passion Play bus trip was cancelled.  Stations of the Cross was temporarily suspended.
Mar 22, 2020Since public Masses were suspended, all Mass intentions were being prayed for by Fr. Andrew during private Eucharist celebrations.
Apr 5, 2020Parish bulletins and blessed palms were made available for pickup outdoors by the main entrance of the church.  Holy Week services were suspended.
Apr 12, 2020Easter Sunday Mass was celebrated with restricted attendance.  Living streaming was made available for a 10:30 AM Mass on youtube and through the parish website.
May 17, 2020OLMC’s bulletin wished parishioner, Martha Zanatti, a happy 103rd Birthday.
May 24, 2020Volunteers were sought to prepare for phase 1/1A reopening of the church amid COVID-19. Volunteers received Archdiocese required training.   Starter kits of protective and cleaning supplies were provided. Phase 1 allowed the celebration of Baptism, Marriage, Funeral, and Confession with up to 10 people at the church not counting those who minister.
Jun 6, 2020Sacrament of Reconciliation is restarted on Saturdays 4 to 4:30 PM.  Only 10 people allowed in church not counting the minister.  On-line registration available.
Jun 21, 2020To move to Phase 2 volunteers were needed in order to restore the regular Mass schedule.
Jul 5, 20205 PM and 11 AM Mass schedule restored with on-line or by call-in registration.
Jul 26, 2020It was announced that Religious Education would be conducted by home sessions beginning in September.  First Holy Communion was postponed from April and was scheduled to be celebrated at a special Mass in August and a few individuals at two Sunday Masses.
Aug 29, 2020First Holy Communion Mass for seven students with church capacity limitation of up to 70 people at a single celebration.  Four additional students received First Holy Communion at regular Masses on Aug 22 and Aug 30.
Sep 19, 2020Religious Education Opening Mass at 11 AM with attendance by pre-registration.
Oct 3, 2020Pet Blessing in front of the church.  Human attendees (not pets!) wore face masks and kept social distance.
Oct 25, 2020Rectory reopened for regular hours (9 am to 4 pm) on Wednesdays.  Other days by remote contact only.
Nov 1, 2020Farewell to the Director of Music, Markeise Russell.
Nov 2, 2020Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed All Souls’ Day Masses held at 8:30 AM and 7 PM.  Registration required.
Nov 26, 2020Celebrated Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 AM.  No crowded airports, no big gatherings, but a thankfulness in our hearts. Registration required.
Dec 6, 2020Participated in the Giving Tree 2020 with gift cards instead of wrapped gifts.
Dec 8, 2020Mass in celebration of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 8:30 am.  Registration required.
2021
Jan 10, 2021Continued need for COVID volunteers for set-up team, greeting team, and disinfecting team.
Jan 17, 2021Welcomed Dennis Dayson as Music Minister.
Jan 23, 2021Pro-lifers of OLMC participated in the Chicago March for Life.
Jan 24, 2021Archdiocese of Chicago Renew My Church process for the grouping in our area will start summer of 2021.
Jan 31, 2021In following pandemic protocol, the Annual Catholic Appeal was conducted in a touchless style with no pledge cards, no pencils, no brochures in pews.  All materials were available in the narthex and on-line.
Feb 6, 2021Confirmation students participated in a retreat provided by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero OFM.  Seventeen students were in person and two connected via Zoom.
Feb 13, 2021The First Holy Communion class of ten students celebrated First Reconciliation.
Feb 17, 2021Ashes were distributed by sprinkling on the head.
Feb-Mar, 2021Lenten activities:  Rosary was prayed for various groups, Food drive for St. Columbanus Food Pantry, clothing drive for Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Baby Bottle Project for The Women’s Center.
Feb 21, 2021For health reasons no Lenten mission held this year.  Lenten resources were made available through links on the parish website. Liturgical celebrations, including Stations of the Cross, were streamed on-line.
Mar 28, 2021Limitations of Holy Week liturgies: 20% regular capacity only.  Palms distributed by ushers wearing gloves, no washing of feet on Holy Thursday, adoration of Blessed Sacrament only until 9 PM, no pilgrimages to seven churches, Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday in general form without individual touching/kissing of the cross, no blessing of fire and water at Easter Vigil, no candles held by individuals.  All liturgies live-streamed.
Apr 3, 2021Easter Baskets blessed at noon.
Apr 5, 2021Easter Monday Mass was celebrated in Polish at 4:30 PM
Apr 17, 2021Religious Education Closing Mass at 11 AM.
Apr 25, 2021Nineteen young people received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Because of COVID restrictions, Pastors were delegated to administer the Sacrament as Bishops were not going to parishes for Confirmation. 
Apr 26, 2021Deacon Christ Virruso celebrated his 35th ordination anniversary.
May 2, 2021Sunday Masses back on regular schedule:  Saturday, 5 PM and Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM.   Limit of 100 people, registration on-line at parish website.  Live-streamed liturgies.  Weekday Masses said in private celebration except on Wednesdays at 8:30 AM.  Rectory office open for in-person visits on Wednesdays, 9 AM-4 PM and Fridays, 9 AM-2 PM.
May 8, 2021Ten Level 2 students received First Holy Communion at Mass held at 11 AM.
May 9, 2021First Communicants participated in the May Crowning after the 11 AM Mass.
May 16, 2021Blessings to Father Andrew Bartosz on this 30th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.
May 27, 2021Blessings to Deacon Ted Marszalek for his 14th ordination anniversary.
May 28, 2021Blessings to Deacon Sonny Annoreno for his 15th ordination anniversary.
May 30, 2021Pandemic required protocols continue:  Masks, registration for Mass and liturgies, capacity increased to 60% or 300 in our building, missalettes and hymnals could be used, no singing by congregation, bulletins and prayer cards could be handed out, weekday Masses on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Jun 1, 2021Rectory Office hours restored.  Visits in person possible Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9 AM to 4 PM and Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 2 PM.
Jun 4, 2021Resumed First Friday of the month Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  It took place after the 8:30 AM Mass and lasted for an hour until Benediction and Reposition at 10 AM.
Jun 6, 2021In place of a procession to four altars for the Feast of Corpus Christi, there was Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 11 AM Mass, Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Benediction.
Jun 11, 2021Parish able to go into Phase 5 of re-opening process.  Weekend Masses on Saturday at 5 PM, Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM.  Masses Monday through Friday at held at 8:30 AM. All liturgies held without limitations in attendance.  Masks not required for vaccinated persons.  No limits on physical distance and no requirement for registration. On-line streaming continued. No Communion from a cup. Collection baskets not used.
Jun 21, 2021Archdiocesan Renew My Church Northwest Side-Harwood Heights/Norridge Grouping activated:  The OLMC Parish team began work with Divine Savior Parish, St. Eugene Parish, St. Monica Parish, and St. Rosalie Parish to discuss, share, pray, and discern the best structure and form of collaboration to create a sustainable, vibrant, and vital Catholic presence in our area. 
Jul 18, 2021The Renew My Church Northwest Side grouping team toured Our Lady, Mother of the Church.  (In subsequent weeks, the team toured all of the parishes in the grouping to get more familiar with neighborhood parish facilities.)
Jul 18, 2021Grateful thanks to Father James O’Brien, former administrator, for 61 years of priesthood and all his service to this parish.  He moved on to Ascension Living St. Benedict Village.
Jul 25, 2021Restored the activity of the Martha Ministry on Monday mornings.
Aug 1, 2021Celebrated four young men that achieved the rank of Eagle Scout:  Michael, Nathaniel, Johnathon and Nicholas.
Aug 7-8, 2021Parish Nurse Terri Kaisling and the Good Samaritan Ministry collected cereal for New Hope Community Food Pantry and AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Micro Pantry.
Aug 22, 2021In honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrated Mass in Polish at 1:30 PM.
Aug 28, 2021Tony Ocean performed at a ticketed “Schorsch Forest View Night Out Concert” on the OLMC South Lot sponsored by Alderman Sposato’s office.  Profit of $720 was donated to the parish.
Sep 11, 2021Welcome Back/Opening Religious Education Mass held at 11 AM.
Sep 14, 2021Friendship Club meetings resumed.   Vaccination cards checked.  All unvaccinated required to wear masks.
Sep 19, 2021Renew My Church parish conversation held at 12:30 PM in Hayes Center.   Parish leadership discussed the Renew My Church process, initial scenarios, strengths and challenges that existed in our grouping, and answered questions.
Sep 25, 2021Anointing of the Sick Mass held at 10:30 AM.
Oct 2, 2021Pet Blessing under the canopy in the front of the main entrance to the church.
Oct 3, 2021Paul Vega received the Christifideles Award for being involved in many ways at the parish especially during the covid-related restrictions.  He was very active as a greeting/cleaning volunteer, dedicating his time and talents to our community.
Oct 9-10, 2021Macaroni and cheese food drive sponsored by Parish Nurse, Terri Kaisling and Good Samaritan Ministry collected enough to feed 518 people.
Oct 24, 2021“Joy of Ministry” Parish Ministry Day held with spiritual nourishment provided by Father Britto Berchmans.
Oct 24, 2021Newly ordained Deacon Ben Thomsen preached at all Masses.  Deacon Ben, studying at Mundelein, will become a priest next year.
Nov 6, 2021Religious Education students in Level 7 and 8 participated virtually in the Holy Fire retreat with over 11,000 Chicagoland youth.
Nov 6, 2021All Religious Education students brought food for the poor and carried canned goods in the offertory procession at 11 AM Mass.
Nov 13-14, 2021Thanksgiving World Day of the Poor Food Drive took place, sponsored by Parish Nurse Terri Kaisling and the Good Samaritan Ministry.
Nov 21, 2021Two RCIA candidates, Iris Mamadonova and Nathaniel Ringelstein, participated in the Rite of Acceptance at the 11 AM Mass.
Nov 28, 2021Bishop Kevin Birmingham, Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate IV, was the main celebrant for the First Sunday of Advent 11 AM Mass.  A reception followed in the narthex with coffee and cookies.
Dec 5, 2021Grouping scenarios were detailed to parishioners in the bulletin requesting feedback.
Dec 12, 2021Giving Tree 2021 collection took place for our sharing parish, St. Anselm (now merged with four other parishes).   Newly formed Parish is called Our Lady of Africa.
2022
Jan 8, 2022OLMC Religious Education Program presented an Empowering God’s Children safe environment lesson to all students.
Jan 9, 2022Friendship Club meetings for January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID.
Jan 16, 2022Renew My Church Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team presented to the Executive Committee who will form a recommendation for the full Commission.  The Commission forwards the recommendation to the Presbyteral Council.  The Council discusses the recommendation with Cardinal Cupich who makes final decision.  Cardinal’s decision expected on Wednesday, January 26th.
Jan 26, 2022Bishop Kevin Birmingham and Bishop Mark Bartosic, and Carinal Cupich’s representatives Joined the Northwest Side Harwood Heights Norridge Grouping parishes online for prayer and an important announcement regarding the Renew My Church outcome:
·         St. Monica and St. Rosalie will unite as one parish with two worship sites, one pastor and one pastoral team, effective July 1, 2022.  Fr. Greg Lorens will serve as pastor.
·         St. Eugene, Divine Savior, and Our Lady, Mother of the Church will unite to form one parish, with one pastor and one pastoral team, effective July 1, 2022.  St. Eugene and Our Lady, Mother of the Church will continue to host a regular schedule of Masses. Divine Savior will conclude regular scheduled Masses between Aug 1 and  Sep 5, 2022. Pastor to be determined.
Jan 30, 2022Friendship Club and Praying Shawl meetings scheduled for February were cancelled due to COVID.
Jan 30, 2022Began the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal – “Making all things new….God’s promise and our responsibility.”  OLMC goal for 2022 is $16,524.
Feb 5, 2022Religious Education students Levels 3 through 8 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Feb 19, 2022Eight Religious Education Level 2 students attended a Reconciliation Workshop which concluded with the children very prayerfully making their First Confession.
Mar 6, 2022It was announced that Fr. Richard Yanos is named to lead the unified parishes of St. Eugene, Our Lady, Mother of the Church, and Divine Savior.
Mar 8, 2022Friendship Club met for a St. Patrick’s Day Party with entertainment by Joe McShane.
Mar 13, 2022There is an ongoing war in Ukraine.  The second collection at Masses is for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.  The Good Samaritan Ministry is conducting a food and clothing collection for victims of the war in Ukraine.
Mar 13, 2022RCIA Catechumen Iris Mamadinova and Candidate Nathaniel Ringelstein participated in the Rite of Election.
Mar 14, 2022Decree issued by Cardinal Cupich regarding the unification of St. Eugene, Our Lady, Mother of the Church, and Divine Savior parishes.
Mar 20, 2022Praying Shawl Group collected over 185 handmade blankets, shawls, and lap blankets to be sent over to aid those in need in the Ukraine.
Mar 22, 2022Friendship Club met for a St. Joseph’s Day Party.
Mar 27, 2022A workbook was available on the parish website for a way to compile and include reflections from our parish as part of the archdiocese input for the Synod opened by Pope Francis in the fall of 2021.
Apr 2, 2022Religious Education Program concluded the year with Mass.
Apr 17, 2022Welcomed our newest members into the church: Iris Mamadinova and Nathaniel Ringelstein at the Easter Vigil service.
Apr 24, 2022Nine Religious Education Level 8 students received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Divine Savior parish.  Bishop Kevin Birmingham presided.
Apr 26, 2022The Friendship Club hosted seniors from St. Eugene and Divine Savior to get acquainted as a unified parish.  Guest speaker was Fr. Rich Yanos.
Apr 29, 2022Deacon Sonny Annoreno passed away suddenly. Funeral services were held at OLMC on May 6, 2022.
Apr 30, 2022First Holy Communion workshop held for Level 2 students.
May 7, 2022Eight Level 2 students received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.
May 8, 2022A May Crowning was held with Level 2 First Communicant students in procession.
May 10, 2022The parish recognized long-time parishioner Martha Zanotti’s 105th birthday.
Jun 5, 2022The Parish Patronal Feast was held at 11 AM Mass followed by a light lunch in Hayes Center with entertainment by Charles Pansino.  Father Andrew was given a fond farewell.  He begins a sabbatical on Jul 1st.  Deacon Sonny was remembered for his dedication and service.  In addition, Barbara Annoreno and Sandra Wilson were given a tribute for their many years of service to the parish community.
Jun 25/26, 2022Final Masses celebrated as Our Lady, Mother of the Church Parish.
Amen.