This page has a list of recently published news and announcements.

Posted on: Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

Ever wish children came with an instruction manual? They do! Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven communication skills that really work.

Class meets every Thursday evening from 6:30-9:00pm, starting September 6 and ending November 1. Cost of tuition includes materials, and the rest of the proceeds go entirely to the OLPH Youth Group.

Link to Registration page

Posted on: Thu, Aug. 16, 2018

The parishioners of St. John of the Cross Parish welcome Bishop John Manz to formally install our fifth pastor Reverend Marc W. Reszel.
Sunday, August 16, 10:45 am Mass
All are welcome. Reception to follow.

St. John of the Cross
5005 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL

Posted on: Wed, Aug. 15, 2018

We recently intsalled two new scoreboards; one in the southwest corner and another in the northeast corner. The scoreboards feature a rectangular area across the bottom for placement of a sign. The Playdium has seen a tremendous increase in usage in recent years. This increase is related to the goal of having the Playdium in use as much as possible for the benefit of the all members of the parish. With the Playdium bustling with activity, the scoreboard signage presents many opportunities... Read More...

Posted on: Fri, Aug. 10, 2018

Rwanda is a small country situated in the heart of Africa that in 1994 experienced a horrific genocide that was politically motivated during which one mil- lion people were murdered in approximately 100 days. The genocide left behind many broken-hearted like orphans, widows, traumatized..., and many de- stroyed infrastructures like schools, medical centers, even churches. The good news is that now there is peace in the country. The challenge is to rebuild the Church and the nation and to... Read More...

Posted on: Thu, Aug. 9, 2018

OLPH Bridge Marathon 2018-2019 season begins September 1. If you haven’t signed up or have questions contact Paula Cantwell (see below). Note, there is a $25 fee.

Posted on: Wed, Aug. 8, 2018

Nineteen volunteers from OLPH made dinner at Hilda’s House on July 31. We prepared and served a meal and enjoyed fellowship. It was a fantastic experience for all.

Posted on: Tue, Aug. 7, 2018

If you think you or a family member may have left something in Church during the past year, please check the Lost and Found closet in the northwest corner of the front of church, just inside the front door.

On September 1, all remaining items will be given to the Sharing Room or discarded.

Posted on: Mon, Aug. 6, 2018

Do you know anyone interested in becoming actively involved with the life of the parish while forging life-long friendships? A gathering for prospective new members for the Women’s Club will be held on Tuesday, August 28 in the Francis Room (Lafayette Buliding). Please spread the word to anyone interested in joining a guild! Contact Meg Phelan (email below).

Posted on: Sat, Aug. 4, 2018

Beginning in September, the Greeter/Usher Ministry will become two separate ministries. Parishioners can still participate in both, but it is not a requirement.

Being greeted when you enter a place indicates that you are welcomed and valued. We wouldn’t think of allowing guests to enter our homes without a warm welcome. Why should our church, our beloved parish home, be any different? We are currently in need of Greeters to warmly welcome those who enter our doors. If you would like... Read More...

Posted on: Thu, Aug. 2, 2018

Please note: There have been some changes! Our Evening of Pentecost Prayer Service will take place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 and will start AT 8 p.m. after the 7 p.m. Vigil Mass for the Assumption Holy Day of Obligation. We looking forward to seeing as many of our CRHP alumni brothers and sisters for an evening of discernment on how to continue your personal spiritual journey as well as learn more about opportunities in which to engage with other OLPH ministries and the extended community. We... Read More...


evOLve: Adult Education

evOLve, the Adult Education Ministry, has as its primary focus the ongoing education and spiritual formation of the adult members of OLPH Parish.

Congratulations Deacon Weiland!

Deacon Christopher Weiland radiated joy and love during the Diaconate Ordination at Holy Name Cathedral, Saturday, May 12.

Parish Transformation

What is the Parish Transformation Initiative?

Planned Offertory Program

I am very grateful for your reflection and discernment on how to respond to the Planned Offertory Program.

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