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Let's be very intentional in preparing for Easter! The Church gives us the season of Lent - 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, of "living in the desert," to prepare for our Lord's passion, death, resurrection and ascension. This is the high point of our Catholic faith - we should do all we can to ready ourselves to celebrate fully! Through preparation in various ways, we will live and move through the darkness to the joy and light of Easter!

Once again this year, the Little Black Book with six-minute meditations on the Passion according to Matthew, a schedule of Lent and Triduum events, and much more, will be available. Pick one up the weekend of February 6 & 7.

Ash Wednesday
Masses with ash distribution: 7:30 am, 8:45 am (St. George School) and 6:30 pm.
Prayer Service with ash distribution: 3:30 pm.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday 7:30 am
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:30 & 8:45 am

Soup Night and Theology
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. Their will be discussion with soup and bread for a light supper. People will be asked to bring soup, so watch the bulletin for this opportunity to share your favorite soup!

A very special faith formation opportunity will be offered this year at St. George! Our season of Lent will be enhanced with a series by Bishop Robert Barron called Conversion: Following the Call of Christ. This DVD series consists of short episodes featuring Bishop Barron of Word on Fire.

Six stories of conversion from the Gospels as told by Bishop Robert Barron. The common theme in each story is the turning of all one's attention and energy toward an ever deeper, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In his characteristically energetic style, Bishop Barron explains how conversion is not so much a one time event, but a life-long process. "Jesus Christ calls us in thousands of different ways to follow Him, as we strive on the path for spiritual excellence," explains Bishop Barron. This talk demonstrates how six ordinary people, just like you, were met by Jesus, where they were and called to a better life through Him.

"The struggle of Christian life is the struggle of conversion, directed toward holiness and eternal life to which the Lord never ceases to call us." -- Catechism of the Catholic Church (1426) "Don't miss hearing Bishop Barron proclaim the call to conversion that is the first word of the Gospel, a word of truth and hope that each of us needs to hear; a message that calls for surrender to Christ." -- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday during Lent at 6:30 pm in church led by our Parish Ministries and the Living Stations at 7:30 pm on Good Friday.

Lenten Reconciliation
Monday, March 21 at 3:00 and 7:00 pm
After 4:00 pm Mass every Saturday and after the 7:30 and 9:30 am Masses every Sunday.

We cannot over-emphasize the significance of Easter to our faith journey. Easter is our release from the bondage of sin and death! Easter is our promise of new life! Please take the 40 days of Lent to heart as a time to prepare for Easter.

St. George Adult Faith Formation

Lenten Day of Reflection is Saturday, February 27, starting with 8 am Mass until 3 pm. Fr. Robert Krueger will be our speaker, followed by reflection and discussion. Contact the Rectory at (708) 532-2243 for reservations.


Pope Francis has opened the Jubilee Year of Mercy on the December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Jubilee Year is rooted in Biblical tradition and is a time set aside to reflect on Godís loving action in the world. This Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is under the title ďMerciful Like the Father.Ē In a particular and powerful way Pope Francis is inviting the Church to experience the amazing grace of Godís mercy. Godís mercy knows no limits and we are called to the instruments of Godís mercy in the world today. The parishes of Orland Park and Tinley Park are collaboratively working to celebrate this Jubilee Year. On the second Monday of each month we will host a Mercy Monday event. These different events will rotate among the parishes and include times of prayer, reflection and putting mercy in action. Each of these events will build upon developing a better understanding of Godís Mercy. Here is the lineup of our first three Mercy Mondays:

February 8, 2016 at 7:00pm ~ Speaker Carol Eipers ~
Hosted by St. Julie Billiart Parish

March 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm ~ Concert ĎMany in Oneí featuring Steve Angrisano~
Hosted by St. Michael Parish

April 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm ~ Holy Hour/Blessing ~
Hosted by St. George Parish

Plan on joining us throughout the year as we celebrate Godís Mercy!


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Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed

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