Guadalupe Novena Begins on Sunday December 3

A novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, will be celebrated every evening from December 3 through 12 at St. Pius V parish.

Services on Sunday evening (December 3) begin with Mass at 6:30 pm. The novena services on the other evenings (December 4-11) begin with Confessions at 6:00 pm, praying of the Rosary at 6:30 pm, and Mass at 7:00 pm followed by a gathering in the parish hall.

Services on December 11-12 include Midnight Mass at 12:00 am, Misa de Mañanitas at 5:00 am, procession and Rosary at 6:00 pm, and Mass of the Roses at 7:00 pm.

The preacher for the novena is Fr. Gustavo Correa-Parra, a priest from Michoacan, who also preached our novena in 2013.

All are invited and welcome!

Important Dates in November!

Saturday, November 4 will be our annual Mass at St Vincent Ferrer Parish, 1530 Jackson Avenue, River Forest. Mass begins at 5:30 pm followed by dinner and community sharing. A bus will leave from the parish at 4:00 pm.

Leadership Meeting: There will be a parish leadership meeting on Wednesday, November 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the church basement.

Volunteer Night: All volunteers of the parish are invited to a special “thank-you” event on Saturday, November 18 in the church basement from 6:30 pm-9 pm.

Thanksgiving Day Mass and Dinner: All are invited to a Mass at 11:00 am and our annual community dinner at 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.

Thank you!

Thanks to all who helped make our parish banquet, Un Nuevo Amanecer, a great success! The music, food, and fellowship were wonderful! Almost 300 people participated in the event on October 21 in our parish hall, raising funds for our parish’s outreach and ministries.

We thank those who made donations through the silent auction, raffles, ad book, individual reservations, and tables.

In a special way, we thank our sponsors – El Milagro, La Hacienda Brands, and the Dominican Friars: Province of St. Albert the Great – for their extraordinary generosity!

To all who attended, planned, donated, or volunteered – thank you!