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

Posted on: Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

We are sharing a letter from Cardinal Cupich to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago in response to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Please use this link to read the statement, released earlier today.

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...