This week we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Please take a look at The Ultimate Guide to Ordinary Time to learn more about the structure of the Liturgical Year.
Readings are available on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website; www.usccb.org
On Saturday, August 21, the 5PM English and 7PM Spanish Masses will be live streamed on YouTube. You may access the live stream by clicking on the YouTube logo under “CONNECT WITH US” at the bottom of the website frontpage. These Masses will be available for future viewing as recordings by clicking the same YouTube link.
In accordance with the mask mandate issued by the City of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago is now requiring that masks be worn inside the church regardless of vaccination status. The CDC continues to stress the importance of vaccinations so that we all may emerge from the pandemic. Non-vaccinated individuals are the most vulnerable to becoming ill and the most likely to continue the spread of the virus.
The Archdiocese encourages getting vaccinated. "A Catholic can, in good conscience, receive the COVID-19 vaccines, as declared by our Holy Father and evidenced by Cardinal Cupich’s own vaccination. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine should be understood as an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good."
In a recent statement, Carinal Cupich has said, "Following the lead of Pope Francis, we encourage everyone to be vaccinated as an act of charity."
Masses will continue to be celebrated with no new limits on capacity.
Mass Intentions for the 21st Week in Ordinary Time