Weekday Masses in English: Monday – Saturday at 8:00AM
Weekend Masses in English: Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 8:30AM & 12:30PM
Confessions are available Monday – Friday 30 minutes before each Mass. On Saturday, confessions are available from 3:00 to 4:00PM, as usual.
Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey - YOUR opinion matters!
Does our parish help you grow spiritually? How good are we at connecting you to others in the parish? In what ways do you feel invited to share your talents at our parish? Your honest answers to these types of questions are what will make St. Priscilla a better faith community.
This Lent, we will invite all parishioners to share their input by participating in a 10-15 minute survey. Our friends at the Catholic Leadership Institute are helping with this online survey from Ash Wednesday, February 22 – March 31. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. We will share the survey link with you a bit closer to the start of Lent.
Your feedback and input will help shape various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best parish we can be. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish. If you prefer a paper copy, we will have them available beginning Ash Wednesday, February 22. Thank you for helping our parish!
Parish Facebook & YouTube Information
We invite you to use our newly created Facebook page and follow current information. You can find us by typing in the search engine on FB: St. Priscilla Chicago
You can also use our YouTube channel to play recorded podcasts, pre-recorded Stations of the Cross, Hours, Rosary, etc. You can find us by typing in the search engine on YouTube: Saint Priscilla Chicago
Fr. Matthias' Reflection
All of today’s readings pay special attention to the need to take care of our own sanctification: Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy! (Leviticus 19:2); So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect! (Mt 5:48); For the temple of God, which you are, is holy! (1 Cor 3:17b). This is the first and fundamental vocation of every human being. The question is how often do we remember this? The Lord Jesus explains to us today that this holiness and perfection consists concretely in love for man. Let’s put it very emphatically – every man! Without any exception! Only when we stop segregating people into those who deserve respect and love and those who are not worthy of it, we are similar to God. We must constantly remind ourselves and confirm with our lives that loving our neighbor means not only not doing him any harm but doing good to him.
Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal. It is a great work of direct love for our brothers and sisters in need. Let us always remember that being on the way with Jesus to the Father’s house, we should bear one another’s burdens and support each other in our pilgrimage. I encourage you all to join this work. I would also like to remind you that our gift can be submitted electronically at any time on our parish website using the icon Annual Catholic Appeal 2023. This week we celebrate Ash Wednesday, and thus we mark the beginning of Lent. Let us remember that on this day we are obliged to keep strict fast, both qualitative and quantitative. Details can be found on the following pages of the bulletin. I encourage you to participate on this day in the Holy Mass, and during Lent every Friday in the devotions of the Way of the Cross.
Fr. Matthias – your Pastor