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Domestic Violence Ministry

The Divine Infant Domestic Violence Ministry is committed to raising awareness of the problem of domestic violence in our community and to offering support and access to help for those who have experienced domestic violence in their lives. 

If you need help, call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline -- 708-485-5254

  

 

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Letter from Cardinal Cupich Minimize

Dear Parishioners, Staff and Friends of Divine Infant Jesus Parish and School,

With no little sadness I write today to share some news about your pastor, Father Michael Wanda. Today, I removed him from his assignment after learning that he has had inappropriate relationships with adult women. Father Wanda has acknowledged his conduct and will enter an indefinite period of care and reflection.

To insure that the spiritual, pastoral and administrative services of your parish and school continue without interruption, I have appointed Father Michael Ahlstrom as Administrator of Divine Infant Jesus Parish, effective immediately. He comes to you with extensive pastoral leadership experience and a sincere commitment to serve you. Father Ahlstrom has been an effective and compassionate pastor and administrator at other parishes and will work closely with Pastor Emeritus Father Joyce and Father Winikates. Thank you for welcoming him and giving him your supportive collaboration. I also ask that you keep Father Wanda and all those affected by this situation in your prayers.

It is important for you to know that the wellbeing of your parish and school community is my key concern as I take this action. We will do our best to keep you informed of developments as they occur. With the promise of Easter in these days of springtime, I pray that the messages of hope in the Gospels will sustain you and I ask in turn for your prayers as together we move forward in this period of transition

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago

 

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Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum

 

                                                                                           

 

 

Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum are the most important days of the liturgical year.  Your experience of Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection will be enriched and deepened by your participation in the liturgy during this holy time.

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, 09 April:  Masses 5pm (Saturday), 730am, 930am, 1130am

 

 

 

 

The Sacred Paschal Triduum:

 

 

 

 

Holy Thursday, 13 April -  8am -- Lauds (Morning Prayer)

 

                                           7pm -- Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. 

                                                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11pm

                                                        with Compline at 10:45.

 

 

 

 

Good Friday, 14 April -   8am -- Lauds

 

                                        3pm -- The Passion of the Lord

 

 

 

                                        7pm -- Solemn Stations of the Cross

 

 

 

 

Holy Saturday, 15 April -  8am -- Lauds

 

                                           1pm -- Blessing of the first foods of Easter

 

 

 

 

                                          8pm -- the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday, 16 April - Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

 

Please Note:  There are NO confessions on Holy Saturday and NO 5pm Mass on Holy Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
Lenten Mission

THREE-PARISH LENTEN MISSION

 

Tuesday 14 March, 7pm:  St. Barbara, Brookfield

Fr. Mike Ahlstrom:  The Spiritual Tools of Jesus: Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving

 

Tuesday 21 March, 7pm:  Divine Infant Jesus, Westchester

Fr. Bill Zavaski:  Characteristics of a Contemporary Disciple

 

Tuesday 28 March, 7pm:  St. Louise de Marillac, LaGrange Park

Reconciliation Liturgy

 

Tuesday 04 April, 7pm:  St. Louise de Marillac

Deacon Allen Tatara:  How to Listen to God in and Ear-bud World

 

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Thank you for visiting our website!  We are Divine Infant Jesus Parish and School.  We have been serving catholics in Westchester, IL since our founding in 1947 by Rev. Fr. Charles Langan.  The photo above is of the Divine Infant Jesus shrine on the side altar in church.  

  

Watching over the Christ Child in the shrine is Saint Nicholas.  The fourth century bishop and wonderworker is the patron of children.  We venerate Holy Nicholas and entrust to his care the Christ Child and the faithful of Divine Infant Parish.

At Divine Infant Parish, every day is Christmas!

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