Thank You to Everyone Who Supported the 2019 Kermes and Raffle!

Many, many thanks to all who supported the 2019 St. Pius V Parish Kermes and raffle this past weekend!  To all our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and guests we extend our deepest gratitude. In spite of some weather challenges on Saturday, we were able to enjoy another successful community event.

Congratulations to the lucky winners of our annual raffle! This year’s raffle winners are:

  • 5th prize winner of a 40” TV: Ticket number 1372 – Miguel Angel Santiago David
  • 4th prize winner of $1,000: Ticket number 3629 – Juana Manzines
  • 3rd prize winner of $1,500: Ticket number 0341 – Salvador Ramirez
  • 2nd prize winner of $2,500: Ticket number 7271 – Victor Garcia
  • Grand prize winner of $15,000: Ticket number 2637 – Lupita Flores

We are so grateful to our event sponsors, who made this event possible:

  • Dominican Friars of the Central Province
  • Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus
  • El Milagro
  • Enriquez Produce
  • Illinois Vehicle Insurance
  • Sims Metal Management

And we send a big thank-you you to all who donated to the Kermes in some way:

  • Blue Island Produce
  • Pryzm Arts
  • Evergreen Produce
  • J.L Gonzalez
  • La Casa Del Pueblo
  • V & V Supremo Inc.
  • Pepe’s Inc.
  • Panama Banana
  • La Galera Produce
  • United Produce
  • Mandolini Produce Co.
  • Jab Produce Company
  • Everyday Fresh Produce Inc.
  • Anthony Marano Company
  • El Popocatepetl Tortilleria
  • Jack Tuchten
  • La Hacienda
  • Polar Ice Company Inc.
  • Paletas Emmanuel
  • D&K Produce
  • Walfre & Martina Cisneros
  • Maria & Luis Zepeda
  • Magaly Alonso Delgado
  • Alex Meats
  • Modern Wave Salon
  • Ron Rufo
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Knights of Columbus—Our Lady of Guadalupe Council #17110
  • And other anonymous donors!

La Kermes – The St. Pius V Parish Street Festival, June 1-2 2019

Food, friends, music, food, dancing, and more food – it’s Kermes time!

Our annual street festival kicks off Saturday, June 1 at 12:00 noon and concludes Sunday night June 2 with the drawing of the cash raffle winner at 10:00 pm. Grand prize: $15,000!

Buy your raffle tickets today, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation of water or soda to help support the ministries of St. Pius V parish.

YOU make our Kermes a success! 

Kermes Volunteers: Safe Food Handling Workshop on May 1, 2019

Volunteers for the parish street festival – La Kermes – are asked to take a safe food handling class on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 pm in the parish hall, 1901 S. Ashland Avenue.

Participants in the class, which is taught in Spanish, will learn the basic regulations for safe and sanitary outdoor food handling. The certificate is valid for the entire summer festival season and required for all people who do food preparation or handling at outdoor festivals.

The Kermes takes place Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Schedule for Holy Week / Horario de Semana Santa 2019

 April 14 / 14 de Abril
Domingo de Ramos / Palm Sunday:
7:45 am Mass in English
9:15 am Misa en Español
11:15 am Mass in English
1:15 pm Misa en Español
4:30 pm Misa en Español
6:30 pm Misa en Español

April 16 / 16 de Abril
Martes / Tuesday:
6:30 pm Cena Seder / Seder Meal (please register in the parish office to attend)

April 18 / 18 de Abril
Jueves Santo / Holy Thursday:
7:00 pm Misa de la Última Cena / Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual)

April 19 / 19 de Abril
Viernes Santo / Good Friday
3:00 pm Good Friday Service (English)
6:00 pm Servicio de Viernes Santo con procesión / Good Friday Service with procession (español)

April 20 / 20 de Abril
Sábado de Gloria / Holy Saturday:
8:00 pm Vigilia Pascual / Easter Vigil (bilingual)

April 21 / 21 de Abril
Domingo de Pascua / Easter Sunday:
7:45 am Mass in English
9:15 am Misa en Español
11:15 am Mass in English
1:15 pm Misa en Español
(No Mass at 4:30 or 6:30 pm on Easter Sunday / No hay Misa de 4:30 o 6:30 pm en el Domingo de Pascua)