A caring and sharing community
MASS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
7:30 AM AND 6:30 PM
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday at 6:30 PM during Lent.
Our Mission Statement:
We the people of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, are of various races, and ethnic backgrounds. We believe that through the sacraments we continue the mission of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are challenged to spread the word of God to others and minister to their needs.
Mon - Fri 7:30 AM (Rectory Chapel)
Saturday 4:00 PM (Rectory Chapel)
Sunday 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Haitian French Creole 5:30 PM
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PARISH TRANSFORMATION MISSION ACTION
What is the Parish Transformation mission action plan?
As per a mandate from the Archdiocese of Chicago, all churches are to be part of the Parish Transformation Mission. There are two components of the team (2 for now- we can add more components to this mission as needed): the Finance Committee, and the Mission Committee. All committees are to create action plans to be implemented over the next couple of years in the parish.
The Mission component gives the church community the opportunity to renew and strengthen our parish by re-viewing essential elements that support the parish and its ministries. We will be creating new ministries and strengthening the existing ones, affirming our strengths, identifying our weaknesses, and then creating a plan for growth and develop plans for providing services and opportunities for our parishioners and conduct outreach in our communities.
The three focus areas of our plan are to strengthen the: Evangelization, Catechesis (Sunday schools, etc .. ) and Missionary Spirit of our parish. We will accomplish this through activities as: testimonial services, seasonal scripture studies, (e.g; Lenten Bible study etc .. ) creating a resource library, and hosting rummage sales that will help our Shared Food Pantry. Our existing ministries will be strengthened through their focus on catechesis, and we will continue to assess our community for other programs needed.
How will this look?
An example of how this may look is to hold a Ministry Fair after all Masses where we can introduce "the Parish Transformation team," answer questions and provide information about our ministries.
Sounds Great. What do we do next?
We need to discuss activities and programs included in our mission action under the three focus areas of Evangelization, Catechesis and Missionary Spirit. Please click on ministries for details about transformation planning.