The Pope announced that on Friday, March 27 he will preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church. “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”, he said. The ceremony will consist in readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through the various forms of communication. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
Today, Wednesday March 18, the Holy Father invited us all to pray together with him tomorrow Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary. This will be done worldwide at 9 pm local Roman time. Following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, many people from all over the world are enduring difficult times. In this challenging context, Lent can be a good opportunity to contemplate the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ by praying the Rosary for all those who are suffering.
It’s not just a conference. It’s about changing our world, one man at a time. Today more than ever, Catholic men need answers. Balancing commitments to faith, family, and work can sometimes seem to be an impossible task. How can these very important but distinct areas of life be reconciled? CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) and The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown celebrate eight centuries of the first Nativity scene created by St. Francis of Assisi! CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
On Saturday, January 11, 2020 take a stand in defense of the dignity of human life by joining thousands in the March for Life Chicago. The march begins at 1:00 pm with a rally at Daley Plaza at 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in every city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray 90 minutes for the end of abortion. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
COMING THIS FALL! From September 25 – November 3, 2019, 40 DAYS FOR LIFE is conducting a worldwide life-saving campaign on behalf of the unborn. Vigils will be held outside of abortion clinics 24/7 across the globe, including in the Chicagoland area. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
In response to the sweeping new abortion bill recently signed into law in Illinois, the Pro-Life Action League will sponsor the 2019 Chicago Area Face the Truth Tour from Friday, July 12th through Saturday, July 20th. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS.
On May 25, 2019, the Ordinary General Chapter of the Friars Minor Conventual elected Friar Carlos Alberto Trovarelli as the new Minister General of their religious family. The election took place at the Sacred Convent in Assisi. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS
On Monday, June 3, 2019, the incorrupt heart of St. Jean Vianney will arrive at Marytown for veneration. The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted the Knights of Columbus with this relic for a national tour in the U.S., from November 2018 through early June 2019. The Knights of Columbus welcomes this special opportunity to offer for veneration a major relic of the patron of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity is a model for clergy and laity alike. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS
This Lent join other Christians from March 6–April 14 for 40 Days for Life; forty days of prayer and fasting to end abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL DETAILS
Fr. Leon Pereira O.P., Chaplain of Medjugorje will share his fascinating personal story and powerful explanation of the Medjugorje messages on March 4, 2019 at St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake. Told with his humorous, engaging style, he will have you laughing and inspired all at the same time. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL STORY
As Illinois faces so many pressing issues involving human life and dignity, it is incomprehensible that our elected officials have decided the pressing issue of the day is to enhance the chances that the lives of the most vulnerable and voiceless will be taken. Their efforts, similar to recent actions in New York and Virginia, focus on corrupting our God-given right to life and sowing unnecessary division. CLICK ON NEWS TITLE FOR FULL STORY.
Marytown is proud to announce the return of the Man of the Shroud Exhibit. This exhibit presents the results of a comprehensive scientific, historical and forensic study of the Shroud of Turin, which has long been venerated by the faithful and is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. CLICK NEWS TITLE FOR FULL INFORMATION.
Join Fr. Ervin Pio M. Caliente from the Confraternity of Jesus at Marytown on Saturday, January 5. He will lead the 3:00pm Holy Hour of Mercy to pray for our Bishops who are on a historic retreat at Mundelein Seminary.
Deacon Tom Gaida from Marytown will be interviewed on the Patrick McCormack show Saturday, December 22 at 10:30 am. The interview will be a discussion on the upcoming "Pray & Fast for Our Bishops" initiative that is being sponsored by Marytown, Relevant Radio and the St. John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association. The initiative is in response to the historic U.S. Bishop retreat called for by Pope Francis at the Mundelein Seminary from January 2-8, 2019.
JANUARY 2-8, 2019 Our US Catholic bishops will gather for a historic seven-day spiritual retreat at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago. While our Bishops are in prayer we are calling all Catholics to intercessory prayer and fasting so their time spent on retreat will be truly guided by the Holy Spirit. CLICK NEWS TITLE FOR FULL INFORMATION.