|Our Lady of the Angels
Pray for us & bless our good work!
|The Church of Our Lady of the Angels -
A Jewel in the Heart of one of Chicago's Poorest Neighborhoods.
|Saints Bartholomew, James Minor, Philip and Thomas, along with a few prophets,
also await you in the stairwells and in the choir loft. Bring your children and teach
them about the saints who so loved our Lord that they were willing to die for Him
and suffer the cruelest of tortures rather than deny Him.
If only we had such faith today! If only....
|Imagine once again
could take place in
this great basement
space once the trash
is hauled out and
|Before we give you more
"reality," we thought we
would give you a glimpse
of a few more of the
beautiful stained glass
windows revealed from the
interior as the light shines
into that holy space.
|If you look beyond the ornate trusses, you can see the water
damage on the roof. And using the confessional for a junk
closet (left) is brilliant - unless you want to get to Heaven!
We can't wait to restore the Sacred Heart Chapel!!!! (below)
|The bathrooms are particularly lovely (not).
The instruments & organs are waiting to be tuned and played!
|Let your love for one another be intense,
Be hospitable to one another
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve
one another as good stewards of God's varied
1 Peter 4:8-10
Have a most beautiful day.
|Who will help Fr. Bob repair this church?
The faithful are already coming and Fr. Bob is grateful.
|For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer,
he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror.
He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like.
But the one who peers into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres,
and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts,
such a one shall be blessed in what he does.
|Click HERE for
NBC News April
12 Report on the
|Click HERE for the
April 12 Sun Times
Article about the
One could never know for sure, but those who would come might include the following:
those who love
those who need love
those who wonder who's that preacher who wears a gray robe and always smiles
those who know who he is
those who wonder why so many strangers come to their neighborhood to help them
those who understand why they come
those who need rest
those who seek peace
those who have no hope or who are losing it
those who just want a friendly smile
those who want to serve
those who seek to be part of a community of faith
those who are not happy in their own church
those without a church
those who live in the neighborhood and were raised Catholic
those who want to be fed more than what is offered at the mobile food pantry
those who attended the school and church many years ago...
It is possible that all of these could come. With God, all things are possible.
And we have been planting the seeds...quietly, gently and lovingly. Some will surely fall on good soil and take root.
|Who is this on this
What does this
|Questions have been asked, and
questions have been answered.
|To learn more about grassroots Evangelization, click HERE.
For an annotated bibliography of some important Church documents about Catholic evangelization, click HERE.
For the answers to some FAQs about Catholic Evangelization, click HERE.
|When we open the church and
celebrate mass there, who would come?
outside of the
(March 5, 2011)
|When you stand outside the
church and look up to the heavens,
if you look real close, you will
notice the cracks and crumbling
Little by little, penny by penny,
prayer by prayer....this too shall be
repaired-- just as we have repaired
the cracks in the rectory, Kelly Hall
YMCA and the convent-- with the
help of God and the many
awesome volunteers He brings to
be part of the Mission family.
the House of the
|Have a most blessed and holy Lenten journey!
May God bless you, and
keep you and those you love in His loving care all the days of your life.