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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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Welcome to Divine Infant Jesus

In the name of the Parish Pastoral Staff, and all the people of Divine Infant Parish, I welcome you. We are a Catholic Church of friendly folks and want you to know that all are welcome to worship with us and consider joining our parish. As parish administrator, it is my privilege to shepherd Divine Infant through a time of transition as we look forward to a new permenant pastor. On this website, you will find some of our many activities. On a separate website, you can learn about our excellent school. I am always impressed by the enthusiasm of our students. They have a justifiable pride in their school.
My prayer for you as you read this, and for all our people, is that you are becoming an intentional disciple of Jesus. What does this mean? Jesus wants to have a real and personal relationship with us. This is what it means to be a baptized and confirmed Christian. Disciples are followers and learners. We have been called to follow Jesus and to learn his ways. This means we need to listen and talk with him each day. We listen to him by reading the Bible, and asking what he is saying to us in the passage we have read. We tell him our concerns and listen to how he responds to us. We need quiet time for this to happen. When we take quiet time to pray, he will speak to us.
It is also my prayer that you will find both our worship, and our many parish activities, will help you grow in your discipleship. I hope you will find our liturgy engaging and uplifting. Our talented pastoral musicians help us to better sing the Lord’s praise. Our lectors proclaim God’s word, and I do my best to reflect on his word and proclaim it well in my preaching. If you are not a member of our parish, please consider joining us. If you are not Catholic and are interested in finding out more about our faith, please let us know. If you have any spiritual needs, do not hesitate to call so we can meet and talk. Finally know that I will keep all who look at our website in prayer. May you grow in the love of our Lord.
Peace and love always,
Father Mike Ahlstrom, Administrator

  
Lenten Mission

PARISH LENTEN MISSION

 

Tuesday February 27, 7pm:  St. Barbara, Brookfield

Fr. Robert Casey:  Making Intentional Disciples

 

Tuesday, March 5, 7pm:  Divine Infant Jesus, Westchester

Msgr. John Canary:  Building Community

 

Tuesday, March 13, 7pm:  St. Louise de Marillac, LaGrange Park

Fr. Michael Knotek:  Inspiring Witness

 

Tuesday, March 20, 7pm:  Divine Providence, Westchester

Reconciliation Liturgy

 

 

 

All Are Welcome!

  
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Wednesday of this week is

Ash Wednesday.

      Ashes will be distributed during the

6:30 and 8:00 am Masses and

during the 7:00 pm Mass.

      Ashes will also be distributed during

Liturgy of the Word at

12:15 and 4:00 pm.

 

  
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 LENTEN REGULATIONS

(from February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday, to the Paschal Triduum)

      Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one‘s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.

 “Lent is ordered to preparing for the celebration of Easter, since the Lenten liturgy prepares for celebration of the Paschal Mystery both catechumens, by the various stages of Christian Initiation, and the faithful, who recall their own Baptism and do penance.”

(Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year, #27)

      By the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer the church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday. All of the faithful and the catechumens should undertake the serious practice of these three traditions. Failure to observe penitential days totally or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.

      “(On) weekdays of Lent, we strongly recommend participation in daily Mass and self-imposed observances of fasting. In light of grave human needs which weigh on the Christian conscience in all seasons, we urge particularly during Lent, generosity to local, national and world programs of sharing of all things needed to translate our duty to penance into a means of implementing the right of the poor to their part of our abundance.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
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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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