MISSION STATEMENT

We, the faith-filled community of St. George, nourished by God's Word and His Sacraments and renewed by the Holy Spirit, accept the call to continue the mission of Christ by living in, sharing and transforming our world.



FEAST DAY OF ST. GEORGE--APRIL 23

St. George (d. 303 A.D.) was born in Palestine to noble Christian parents. Like his father, he enlisted as a soldier in the Roman army serving under Emperor Diocletian. He was renowned for his bravery and outstanding military prowess, and was a favorite of the Emperor. Many fantastical legends are ascribed to him, however, none are known to be true with any certainty. The most famous legend is St. George and the Dragon, where St. George, after making the Sign of the Cross, saved a king's daughter from being devoured by a man-eating dragon. St. George killed the elusive dragon, and by this feat persuaded many souls to accept baptism. He also admonished the king, in gratitude for his princess being saved by Christ's power, to support the cause of the Church. What is known with certainty is that St. George, after confessing and refusing to renounce his faith in Christ, was martyred in Palestine during the Christian persecution of Diocletian. He became a highly venerated saint in antiquity, and many early churches were dedicated in his honor. St. George is the patron of many causes and countries, including soldiers, knights, chivalry, horsemen, farmers, Canada, England, and Germany, to name a few. His feast day is April 23.



YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR LUNCHEON


Young at Heart Luncheon
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
St. Julie Billiart Devine Center

Devine Center doors open at 11:00
Meeting at 11:30 Ė Lunch at Noon

May Crowning
Music provided by Tony Berardi
Music Director of St. Damian Parish


Menu
Sloppy Joes, potato wedges, baked beans, desserts & beverage
Catered by Winstonís
Entertainment
Guitarist Paul Strolia
Cost: $7 for members, $10 for non-members & guests
Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, May 6.
No tickets will be sold at the door.



RENEW MY CHURCH

is being implemented across the Archdiocese of Chicago. It will bring change to all our churches. Change is a sign of growth - a sign of new life. Just as spring brings forth new life from the earth, God's Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus, given in Baptism, recreates the many ways we celebrate our faith. Our seven Catholic churches in Tinley Park and Orland are part of a new grouping. The pastors have already started working together. Chris Stefanick is an inspiring Catholic evangelist. As our parishes form committees and work together for this event, we open our hearts to New Life in the Spirit. I hope you will join us.




REBOOT!
GOD DIDNíT CREATE US TO JUST
GET BY, HE CREATED US TO LIVE
LIFE TO THE FULL!

Let internationally renowned speaker and author Chris Stefanick, along with top performing live music artists, help you REDISCOVER God, and REDISCOVER the life you were made for. REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience for all (ages 12 and up), of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life, from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more! Itís time to start living the Life you were made for.

A Chris Stefanick experience is coming to our area! He will be at

St. Elizabeth Seton
Orland Hills, IL
Wednesday,
October 10, 2018.

Tickets are only $22 and are available now at reallifecatholic.com.

Watch for more information in upcoming bulletins.






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Monday - Friday: 8 AM - Noon and 1 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed

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