1. Friday, November 25, 2016

    New STEM lab opens at St. Patrick School, Wadsworth,

    While research shows and the educators of St. Patrick School in Wadsworth agree that the study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) should be taught in correlation with all core subjects, there is also great evidence that indicates that truly intentional instruction in all four of these areas brings a high level of student engagement and an even higher level of comprehension. This is the reason and mission of our newly instituted STEM lab. at St. Patrick School.

  2. Thursday, November 17, 2016

    St. Clement Recognized with Cash Grant for Accessibility Effort

    Inclusion In Worship is pleased to recognize St. Clement Catholic Church with a $1,000 Open Hearts Award grant for their efforts to include worshipers of all abilities. The congregation submitted a video and an essay describing their renovation project that includes the installation of an elevator. “We want to provide a welcoming, accessible entrance to our campus,” said Kim Carter, director of operations at St. Clement. The church found it difficult to live out their mission of “All Are Welcome" with their small, limited use, limited access (LULA) elevator. When a parishioner using a wheelchair after surgery was denied access to the church because the existing elevator was too small, it was decided that something had to change. The $1,000 Open Hearts Award grant will be put toward the capital campaign to fund a renovation that includes a new full-size elevator providing access to the church, chapel, rectory and parish center. “We are truly appreciative of the support of Pathways.org and the Open Hearts Award grant,” said Father Ken Simpson, pastor.

  3. Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    An extraordinary conclusion

    An extraordinary, five-month pilgrimage concluded on Nov. 15 at the seat of the archdiocese. During the pilgrimage, St. Francis de Sales parishioners traveled from Lake Zurich to each deanery in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Their goal was to take full advantage of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, to walk through each Holy Door and end at Holy Name Cathedral. Catholic Church Tours Inc. mapped the course for eight separate trips, provided a professional guide and coordinated the logistics and the meals. Word got out and members of neighboring parishes joined the St. Francis de Sales parishioners. Their ambitious pastor, Father David Ryan, was present for each leg of the journey. He offered reconciliation and led a decade of the rosary at each new church.

  4. Monday, November 14, 2016

    Winterfest at St. Viator

    St. Viator is hosting Winterfest, at three-day community event, sponsored by Haymarket Pub & Brewery.

  5. Monday, November 14, 2016

    "Whole Lotta Learnin’ Goin’ On!" at St. Thecla

  6. Monday, November 14, 2016

    St. Theresa School in Palatine celebrates veterans, freedom

    In an annual tradition, the students and teachers of St. Theresa School gathered at St. Theresa Church on Nov. 11 to honor veterans during a special service. The school proudly featured two guest speakers, Richard Duchossois and Marine Sgt. William Mefferd, as well as the Marine Corps Color Guard.

  7. Monday, November 14, 2016

    Pat's Playground to be dedicated at St. William School

    On Oct. 22, a playground was built by the Wetzel Family and KaBOOM Corporation at St. William School, 2559 N. Sayre. This was much more than a place to play for the children in the Mont Clare neighborhood, this was a service of love that joined St. William School and the Wetzel family together. After the tragic loss of their 22-yr-old son, Pat, the Wetzels embodied the true meaning of giving and sought healing by choosing to build a playground to honor their son’s life.

  8. Thursday, November 03, 2016

    Sister of Mercy Solina Hicks still vibrant at 104

    Mercy Sister Solina Hicks, RSM, celebrated her 104th birthday on Oct. 23 surrounded by friends and members of her Sisters of Mercy family. She hosted a party for everyone at Mercy Circle in Chicago where she lives.

  9. Thursday, November 03, 2016

    St. Theresa Parish Celebrates 75th Anniversary!

    On Oct. 30, St. Theresa (Palatine) celebrated 75 years as a parish, with Archbishop Cupich presiding at a Jubilee Mass.

  10. Tuesday, November 01, 2016

    HFCA Students Learn from NASA Trained Scientist

    Holy Family Catholic Academy's (Inverness) nationally recognized STEM program emphasizes authentic issues in science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to the middle school's rigorous science and math curriculum, students in Grades 6-8 participate in a 2-hour weekly hands-on/minds-on STEM courses.

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