Reopening Plans for St. Priscilla Church
Beginning Monday, June 1, our church will be open for private prayer from 12:00PM (Noon) to 7:00PM.
Confessions will be available on Monday – Friday from 8:30AM to 9:00AM and 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.
Fr. Matthias' Reflection
In article 683 of the CCC, we read: “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor 12,3). “God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Ga 4,6). This knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us. By virtue of our Baptism, the first sacrament of the faith, the Holy Spirit in the Church communicates to us, intimately and personally, the life that originates in the Father and is offered to us in the Son.”
The promise is constantly being fulfilled! Announced by the prophets and promised by Jesus, the Holy Spirit not only descended upon the apostles, but also descends on us today. It is He – the Third Person of the Holy Trinity – who pours love into hearts and provides His gifts. The Solemnity of Pentecost convinces us that He not only once filled the circle of the earth, but still works, sanctifying the Church embracing all peoples and nations, performing miracles in the hearts of the faithful similar to those He did at the beginning of the preaching of the Gospel. Hence we all pray today that the Holy Spirit will fill the hearts of His faithful and kindle the fire of His love in them. May He give us His gifts again today so that we may proclaim God’s great works.
Fr. Matthias Galle – your Pastor
Peace be with you! At St. Priscilla, I speak for all clergy and staff when I say I miss seeing all of you in person. Please know that Mass is being offered each day for you and your intentions are remembered at the altar every day.
Our Lord Jesus Christ calls us together as a community of faith to love one another and be a source of strength, prayer and hope for each other. While we cannot be present to one another physically, we can be present to each other spiritually.
Praying and Worshiping Together, Virtually
Please join me, Fr. Daniel and your fellow St. Priscilla family members in prayer as we broadcast our daily and Sunday Masses from our church via our website at www.stpriscilla.org. From Monday till Saturday at 8AM and Sunday at 12:15PM.
We can also continue meeting our Lord in prayer, in our devotions, such as the Rosary, First Thursday, First Friday and First Saturdays of the month and in the words of Sacred Scripture as well as continued catechetical formation. Please stay tuned and visit our parish website often as we try to inform you about dates and times of our livestream meetings.
Staying Connected to Serve You
We’re publishing our bulletin every week – please see what’s happening across our parish family and what we’re planning once we can all gather again at www.stpriscilla.org/bulletins.
Though our church building is temporarily closed, our parish office is still available to assist you. If you have any questions about reception of the sacraments during this time, current guidelines from the archdiocese on how all parishes must approach the sacraments at this time, need assistance or support during this difficult time, please give us a call at 773-545-8840.
Your Help is Needed
Many people in our parish and community depend upon your regular, weekly offertory contributions. Material support for our parish is needed now more than ever.
You may contribute online at stpriscilla.org/online-giving/ where you can make a weekly offertory contribution to our St. Priscilla family and keep the vital ministries and services we provide going. I humbly ask you to prayerfully consider this request and continue maintaining your regular weekly donation.
If you prefer to make an offertory donation through cash or check, you can still mail your donations/envelopes to our parish office at 6949 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60634 or drop it in person into our mailbox near the entrance to the office.
Christ is our Good Shepherd and He will continue to strengthen us. Be assured that I am praying for you and your loved ones daily. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests for pastoral care. Please call or email us: email@example.com.
Fr. Matthias Galle – your Pastor