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On November 13, 2019
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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S

8am – Worship

9am – Formation for youth and discussion of weekly Lessons for adults

10am - Worship

11am – Coffee Hour – We hope to offer a coffee hour this week, but a volunteer is needed! Contact the church ASAP to host!

Noon – Community Meals

Please join your fellow St. Gregory’s members to prepare and serve a hot meal to our neighbors in Waukegan at Christ Church Community Meals Soup Kitchen.  The church address is 410 W. Grand Ave and we meet at 12 noon at the back doors.  We are done with clean up by 3:30 pm.  We also need desserts.  Don't forget any extra Halloween candy. This is an excellent opportunity to put your love for your neighbors into action while also getting to know your fellow parishioners.  Please sign up on the sheet near the kitchen at the church.  Please contact Barb Schaper at (bschaper7@aol.com.)

 If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp28_RCL.html

Isaiah 65:17-25
Canticle 9
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19

 The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

CHRISTMAS BASKET INFORMATION

This year, the boxes for your Christmas baskets will be collected in the Parker Room and not Founder’s Hall.  There will be spaces marked according to the number of BOXES you bring.  Beginning on Wednesday, November 13th, the labels for your boxes will be available in Founder’s Hall.  After the Thanksgiving weekend, the labels as well as tape and markers will be found in the Parker Room.  If you have any questions, please let me know.     Thank you, Marilyn Knilans

 

CAREER RENEWAL: JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 10:15AM - NOON

We are a group of several volunteer advisors who provide FREE one on one assistance to help individuals navigate the job search maze.  Established in 1986, Career Renewal has assisted more than 1000 people by walking with them through every step in the job search process. Please bring 3 copies of your resume to the Holy Cross Church Community Room, 724 Elder Lane Deerfield.

www.careerrenewal.org

 

BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:00 PM

The book club will meet November 20th to discuss The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis.

The Great Divorce is a novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1945, and based on a theological dream vision of his in which he reflects on the Christian conceptions of Heaven and Hell.  The book club will not meet in December and will resume in January.

 

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 4:00PM

Join us for this special annual Deerfield – Highland Park event! Sponsored by Religious Leaders United, Hosted by Makom Solel Lakeside 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park. Monetary donations will support the new Curt’s Café in Highland Park.

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR YOUTH

Our children and youth are very busy with sports, music, school etc. So we want to make sure they stay connected to our church by bringing the church to them at their events!  Shelley has put a Clip board on the "St. Greg's Youth Away from St. Greg's" bulletin board (across from the basement door) where parents and students can put events in which they are participating. Be sure to check it out! If you are interested in attending these events, contact Shelley for details. 

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Candace Frazer, Nefertiti and her family, Catherine Martin, Tambra Breyer, The Owings Family, Ellie Stadelmann, Matt Ball, Kumar family, Pricilla Condon, Carrie Turco, those in harm’s way in Australia fires. 

For the departed… Park Owings, Curtis Smith, Patricia McHale.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


 

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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S -  DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS, ALL SOULS DAY & FOOD COLLECTION 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS AT 2AM THIS SUNDAY

Please remember to push your clocks back at 2 am Sunday, November 3. Don’t want to be late for Sunday Services! 

ALL SOULS DAY HONORS LOVED ONES – BRING PICTURES

On Sunday, we will celebrate the combined feast of All Souls and All Saints. It is a St. Gregory’s tradition to read the names of those who have died in the past year, and those who are buried in our churchyard. We will be reading names at both services.  We will have a table set up in the chapel to display pictures of our loved ones so we can have them visually present while they are spiritually present in the liturgy. Please bring your pictures with you to the service (framed or unframed, big, little, or in between!), and we will put the pictures on the altar after we read the names. Any questions, contact Charlene at 847-945-1678. 

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS

The November 3 collection will be donated to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry. They’ve asked for canned fruit, canned peas, applesauce, hearty soups (the chunky type), canned chicken, canned tuna, boxed rice, condiments, barbecue sauce, and holiday baking supplies such as flour, sugar, baking soda, chocolate chips, sprinkles, vanilla. Also large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, paper goods and, of course, grocery store gift cards are always welcome.  

8am – Worship

9am –Formation for youth and discussion of weekly Lessons for adults

10am - Worship

11am – Coffee Hour – Thank you to Sudi Johnson and Marjie Koons for hosting our coffee hour this week!

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/HolyDays/AllSaintsC_RCL.html

Daniel 7:1-3,15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

A PRIEST AND A RABBI WALK INTO A BAR – NO JOKE! – TONIGHT, OCTOBER 30 AT 7PM

Join Mother Anne and Rabbi Karyn Kedar at the Warehouse Eatery in Deerfield at BJBE’s Torah on Tap Wednesday at 7pm. We will all talk about faith and life, and share laughter and fun. Appetizers provided, beverages on you.

 

PUMPKIN OLYMPICS & MUSICAL “PETTING ZOO” – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

10:00 am – Noon: Pumpkin Olympics - Local Churches, Scouts and two churches from Oak Park will be participating in the Pumpkin Olympics! We will have a Parade of the Athletes, lighting of the torch, all sorts of pumpkin races and tons of fun! Come play with us or be a spectator to cheer for our team! There will be various charities represented and winners will have money donated to their favorite charity! It will be the last chance to get your Thanksgiving table scape pumpkins and your cooking pumpkins! There will be a lunch after the games so all the athletes and families can visit and have fellowship!

10:00 am – Noon: Musical "petting zoo" - The music school Bach to Rock in Northbrook will have several different musical instruments available for children of all ages to touch and try! There will also be a raffle for 2 free music lessons! Perfect thing to keep younger children busy during pumpkin Olympics!

 

WINE TASTING FUND RAISER – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 7PM

RSVP BY NOVEMBER 3 TO CHARLENE: 847-945-1678, parish@stgregoryschurch.org


 

FANTASTIC MR. FOX – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 6:30PM

One of our own parishioners, Caroline Bielski, a senior at Woodlands Academy, is directing a production of Fantastic Mr. Fox next week! They are doing a show specifically for kids on Thursday, Nov 7 at 6:30 pm. The show is an hour long and tickets are $10. They will hold a block of tickets for us so we can sit together if we get them a total by Monday.  Please email shelley@stgregoryschurch.org if you want to join us! 

 

PUMPKIN COOK BOOK COFFEE HOUR – NOVEMBER 10

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the St. Gregory's Great Pumpkin Cook Book! We'd like everyone to enjoy the recipes so we are dedicating November 10 as Pumpkin Cook Book coffee hour. Please plan to bring examples of the dishes you contributed to the cook book for everyone to taste! We will also have the cook books for you to take home after the tasting! Many of our customers have bought extra pumpkins so they can try out our recipes!

 

IT’S CHRISTMAS BASKET TIME

It is time to sign up for a Christmas basket family or senior. There are still seniors and families of 2 or 3 available, and they are waiting for a sponsor.  This year, the pickup date will be Thursday, December 5th. We would like to have your boxes at church by Tuesday, December 3rd so we have time to get them organized for the pick-up. 

The sign-up sheets with the family size and make-up are in Founder’s Hall.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me.  When you have signed up, I will get the packet of information about the family as well as the label sample, how to put the basket together, and donation form ready for you. Any family or senior unsponsored by November 12, will be returned to ReVive.  

Thanks so much in advance for your support of this program,  Marilyn Knilans

 

BISHOP JAMES MONTGOMERY VIGIL AND FUNERAL INFORMATION

On Sunday, November 3, the Church of the Atonement will host a viewing from 4-7 pm. If needed, overflow parking will be available at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church (5649 N. Sheridan Rd., between the hours of 3-9 pm) and at Emanuel Congregation (5959 N. Sheridan Rd., from 5-7 pm). A Eucharist for the Burial of the Dead will be held Monday, November 4 at 11 am at the Cathedral of St. James with Bishop Lee presiding.

 

TOO MUCH HALLOWEEN CANDY????

Please bring your leftover Halloween candy to church on Sunday. We will take it to Community Meals on November 17th.

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – NOVEMBER 17

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 17th. If you haven't experienced this ministry, add it to your list of things to do. 

 

ALTAR GREENERY DONOR NEEDED FOR DECEMBER 8

If you would like to donate greenery for the altar on December 8th, please contact Val Seilheimer (valscello1@aol.com) The cost will be $35.

 

BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:00 PM

The book club will meet November 20th to discuss "The Great Divorce" by C. S. Lewis.

The Great Divorce is a novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1945, and based on a theological dream vision of his in which he reflects on the Christian conceptions of Heaven and Hell.  The book club will not meet in December and will resume in January. 

 

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 4:00PM

Join us for this special annual Deerfield – Highland Park event! Sponsored by Religious Leaders United, Hosted by Makom Solel Lakeside 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park. Monetary donations will support the new Curt’s Café in Highland Park. 

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR YOUTH

Our children and youth are very busy with sports, music, school etc. So we want to make sure they stay connected to our church by bringing the church to them at their events!  Shelley has put a Clip board on the "St. Greg's Youth Away from St. Greg's" bulletin board (across from the basement door) where parents and students can put events in which they are participating. Be sure to check it out! If you are interested in attending these events, contact Shelley for details. 

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

The Standing Committee is now taking applications for the Transition Committee – which will be responsible for organizing events around the meeting and greeting of the Bishop Candidates, the election, and the ordination/consecration of our 13th Bishop. If you are interested, or know someone who would be good, please apply here: https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news/transition-committee-applications

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Karen Behr, Park Owings, Lily Brody, Ellie Stadelmann, Matt Ball, Kumar family, friends and colleagues, Pricilla Condon, Carrie Turco, Robin Potter, Curt Keller, Darius, Pagano Family, Alexis Lawrence, Cathy Tate, Miriam Satinoff, Cecilia Rodriguez, Stuart Lieberman, Jessica Golden, Marc Andrus, Nicole Wolf, Larry Keller, Samantha Salinas, those in harm’s way in California fires. 

For the departed… Bishop James Montgomery, Santhosh Kumar.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


 

 

 

 

 

 

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THIS SUNDAY AT ST. G’S  

8am – Worship

9am – Pumpkin Decorating

Join us for a St. Gregory’s intergenerational tradition! Purchase a pumpkin from the patch, decorate your pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin themed snacks. A photo booth will be available to add to the fun!

11am – Coffee Hour – Thank you to The Rodriguez Family for hosting our coffee hour this week!

If you would like to prepare for Sunday’s Worship Service, please click on the link to read the Lessons and the Gospel from the Lectionary

http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp25_RCL.html

Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18
Luke 18:9-14

The weekly readings are discussed each Sunday morning at 9 am in Founders Hall.

 

PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS – SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT! 

The Pumpkins have arrived! We still need people to staff the pumpkin patch! The patch is open from noon - 6:00 pm weekdays and 10 -6 on weekends! Sign up for your 2 hour shift in Founders' Hall or using the link: Pumpkin Patch Sign Up

Join us for the fun, family events that will be happening in the patch: 

Saturday, October 26

7:00 - 10:00 pm: Haunted House - Our Troop 50 Boys Scouts will hold their Annual Haunted House. As a fundraiser, you just need to bring non-perishable items to donate (cash donations accepted also) as your entrance fee. This is a SCARY haunted house for older participants!  Support our Scouts! 

Sunday, October 27

Pumpkin decorating - Join us for a St. Gregory’s intergenerational tradition! Purchase a pumpkin from the patch (ALL proceeds support our Youth Group’s trips), and decorate your pumpkin and enjoy pumpkin themed snacks, and a photo booth will be available to add to the fun!

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Haunted House for the littles - If you have younger children, this is the day to stop by the Troop 50 Haunted House. The lights are kept on and the daytime activities are geared to those who are looking for a less scary experience.

Saturday November 2

10:00 am – Noon: Pumpkin Olympics - All the local Churches, Scouts and two churches from Oak Park will be participating in the Pumpkin Olympics! We will have a Parade of the Athletes, lighting of the torch, all sorts of pumpkin races and tons of fun! Come play with us or be a spectator to cheer for our team! There will be various charities represented and winners will have money donated to their favorite charity! It will be the last chance to get your Thanksgiving table scape pumpkins and your cooking pumpkins! There will be a lunch after the games so all the athletes and families can visit and have fellowship!

10:00 am – Noon: Musical "petting zoo" - The music school Bach to Rock in Northbrook will have several different musical instruments available for children of all ages to touch and try! There will also be a raffle for 2 free music lessons! Perfect thing to keep younger children busy during pumpkin Olympics!

 

NOVEMBER 3 RED BAG FOOD DONATIONS

The November 3 collection will be donated to the Deerfield Township Food Pantry. They’ve asked for canned fruit, canned peas, applesauce, hearty soups (the chunky type), canned chicken, canned tuna, boxed rice, condiments, barbecue sauce, and holiday baking supplies such as flour, sugar, baking soda, chocolate chips, sprinkles, vanilla. Also large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, paper goods and, of course, grocery store gift cards are always welcome. 

 

ALL SOULS DAY HONORS LOVED ONES – SUBMIT NAMES AND BRING PICTURES FOR NOVEMBER 3

On November 3, we will celebrate the combined feast of All Souls and All Saints. It is a St. Gregory’s tradition to read the names of those who have died in the past year, and those who are buried in our churchyard. We will be reading names at both services. If you would like to have a loved one’s name read, please fill out an envelope by October 28. You may also make a donation to St. Gregory’s in their memory. 

Additionally, we will have a table set up in the chapel to display pictures of our loved ones so we can have them visually present while they are spiritually present in the liturgy. Please bring your pictures with you to the service (framed or unframed, big, little, or in between!), and we will put the pictures on the altar after we read the names. Any questions, contact Charlene at 847-945-1678.

 

IT’S CHRISTMAS BASKET TIME

It is time to sign up for a Christmas basket family or senior.  We have received our 10 seniors and 30 families and they are waiting for a sponsor.  This year, the pickup date will be Thursday, December 5th. We would like to have your boxes at church by Tuesday, December 3rd so we have time to get them organized for the pick-up. 

The sign-up sheets with the family size and make-up are in Founder’s Hall.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me.  When you have signed up, I will get the packet of information about the family as well as the label sample, how to put the basket together, and donation form ready for you. 

Thanks so much in advance for your support of this program,  Marilyn Knilans

 

HOLD THE DATE! WINE TASTING – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 7PM

Join us for a unique fundraising event at St. Gregory’s. We will be tasting 6 wines and learning about a variety of different types of wine. Proceeds from the tasting will support a charity. The event will take place on Sunday evening, November 10 from 7:00pm. The tasting is open to parishioners and friends (over 21 years old). Details to follow. 

 

VICTORY GARDENS THEATER READING OF PIPELINE - OCTOBER 26 AT 7PM

PRESENTED BY RELIGIOUS LEADERS UNITED IN DEERFIELD AT HOLY CROSS PARISH

RLU is proud to bring Victory Gardens Theater to Deerfield at Holy Cross Parish, to do a reading of this powerful production. Tickets are $15 each. To sign up, please contact Charlene at parish@stgregoryschurch.org. 

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? With profound compassion and poetry, Dominique Morisseau’s (Skeleton Crew, Detroit ’67, and the Broadway-bound Ain’t Too Proud) Pipeline brings to light a powerful and important conversation about parenthood, the state of our public school system, and the prison pipeline that claims so many of our inner city youth

 

BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:00 PM

The book club will meet November 20th to discuss "The Great Divorce" by C. S. Lewis.

"The Great Divorce" is a novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1945, and based on a theological dream vision of his in which he reflects on the Christian conceptions of Heaven and Hell.  

The book club will not meet in December and will resume in January.

 

INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 4:00 PM

Join us for this special annual Deerfield – Highland Park event! Sponsored by Religious Leaders United, Hosted by Makom Solel Lakeside 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park. Monetary donations will support the new Curt’s Café in Highland Park.

 

HARRY POTTER WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 15-17

Expecto Patronum!!! If you love Harry Potter (or want to understand why others do) plan to join us for a Harry Potter weekend at the Castle at Stronghold in Oregon, IL over President's Day weekend (February 15-17, 2020). There will be four churches combining for a weekend at Hogwarts! Adults with no kids are welcome. Families are welcome, and teens will have their own space too! Mark your calendars so you don't plan anything else for that weekend! Get ready for butter beer, chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! 

 

COMMUNITY MEALS: NEXT TIME TO SERVE – NOVEMBER 17

Our next turn to serve is Sunday, November 17th. If you haven't experienced this ministry, add it to your list of things to do. 

 

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR YOUTH

Our children and youth are very busy with sports, music, school etc. So we want to make sure they stay connected to our church by bringing the church to them at their events!  Shelley has put a Clip board on the "St. Greg's Youth Away from St. Greg's" bulletin board (across from the basement door) where parents and students can put events in which they are participating. Be sure to check it out! If you are interested in attending these events, contact Shelley for details. 

 

TRAVEL TOILETRY DONATIONS NEEDED

Thanks to travel toiletry donations made by St. Gregory's parishioners, guests have been able to receive personal care packs at the Community Meal program in Waukegan. Please continue to donate unused toiletry items in the box located in Founders Hall by the Eagle Scout plaques. Thank you for your help!

 

BISHOP SEARCH UPDATE

The Search and Nominating Committee for the 13th Bishop of Chicago is hard at work to put together a Diocesan Profile and search for our next Bishop. You can stay up to date on the process for the search at the Diocesan Search Website:

https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news

The Standing Committee is now taking applications for the Transition Committee – which will be responsible for organizing events around the meeting and greeting of the Bishop Candidates, the election, and the ordination/consecration of our 13th Bishop. If you are interested, or know someone who would be good, please apply here: https://chicagobishopsearch.org/news/transition-committee-applications

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK, PLEASE REMEMBER…

The sick, and those who need prayer, especially… Lily Brody, Ellie Stadelmann, Matt Ball, Kumar family, friends and colleagues, Pricilla Condon, Carrie Turco, Robin Potter, Curt Keller, Darius, Pagano Family, Lynn Harris, Swan Family, Alexis Lawrence, Laura Lewis, Cathy Tate, Miriam Satinoff, Cecilia Rodriguez, Stuart Lieberman, Jessica Golden, Marc Andrus, Nicole Wolf, Larry Keller, Samantha Salinas. 

For the departed… David Hanik, Santhosh Kumar.

 

PARISH E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE - MONDAY, 9:30 AM

If you would like to have something included in the newsletter sent out midweek, please submit your article to parish@stgregoryschurch.org or call Charlene Vanderhulst (847-945-1678.)


 

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday
8:00 AM Contemplative Holy Eucharist 
9:00 AM Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music

             

 
Wednesday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 

UPCOMING EVENTS