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Saint Pascal News and Events
The Saint Pascal Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to assist in planning this year's parish carnival. A planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 PM in the School Faculty Room. If you would like to help, please join us. If you would like to help, but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the parish office.
Palms and Paczki
In preparation for Ash Wednesday, palms will be burned in the Dakin Street parking lot on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM. Please bring your old palms to church on February 29, and deposit them in the containers by the church doors. In honor of Fat Tuesday, we will be serving paczki in the school lunchroom following the burning of the palms. Please plan to join us.
Saint Joseph Table
Saint Pascal's annual Saint Joseph's Table is scheduled on March 19, 2017 from 11:30 AM until 2:00 PM in Heimsath Hall. The committee responsible for planning and running the event will meet on March 2 and March 14 at 7:00 PM in the Neckerman Room. Anyone who has participated in the past and anyone who is interested in getting involved is encouraged to attend the planning meetings.
Dining Out Fundraiser - March 8, 2017
Saint Pascal Girl Scout Troop is having a "Dining out Night Fundraiser" at Porretta's Restaurant, 3656 N. Central, on Wednesday, March 8 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Porretta's will donate 15% of sales (Dine In, Carry Out, Delivery, Gift Certificates, Bar and Catering) to Troop 20629. Please stop by and support the Scouts.,
Women of the Word - March 11
Saint Pascal Women's Club is sponsoring a "Morning of Reflection" on Saturday, March 11. The morning will start with Mass at 8:30 AM, and then proceed to Heimsath Hall for light refreshments and the start of the program. The facilitor will be Shelby S. Boblick, Pastorial Associate at Saint Catherine - Saint Lucy. For further information and to register, please contace the parish office.
Father Paul Seaman - 360 Feedback
Our Pastor, Father Paul Seaman is now participating in the Catholic Leadership 360 Review process. This review process is part
of the ordinary structure required by Archdiocesan Policy of every diocesan priest approximately every five years. For additional information
on the review process, click here for a letter from Bishoip Manz.
Further, diocesan policies also state that parish lay leadership and ordinary parishioners be given the opportunity to recognize his gifts and to share their sentiments about his ministry. A Parish-wide survey is also part of this process. To access the survey, click here.
Small Christian Communities
Small Christian Communities (SCC) consists of groups of Saint Pascal Parishioners who meet once a week in Lent for 6 weeks. SCC is about to enter into the Lenten session which will begin the week of February 19. They will be using the book “Living Like Francis Today” by Marci Blum, OSF IBN 1-885996-30-6. For more information and to register click here.
Saint Pascal now accepts online donations through GiveCentral. You can use this website to make paperless donations to our church by using your credit card, debit card and electronic checking payments making either one-time or recurring donations. To access this site, click on the "Donate Now" button on the right side of this page.
Domestic Violence Ministry
According to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, there were 103,546 domestic violence offenses reported to law enforcement in Illinois in 2015. That's up from 99,795 offenses reported the year before. And from July 1, 2015, to this past June, there were 49 domestic violence-related deaths in Illinois, including three children, according to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If you would like to learn more about the Domestic Violence Ministry at St. Pascal parish, Please join us for our next ministry meetings on Wednesday, March 8th and Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm in the West Sacristy of the church. click here for additional information on Domestic Violence.