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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. 

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Welcome Fr. Marcin Szczypula, Our new Pastor 

 

All are invited

to the Installation of

Reverend Marcin Szczypula

as Pastor

of Divine Infant Jesus Parish

at the 5:00 pm Mass

September 29, 2018

by the

Most Reverend John Manz

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

 

 

Reception to follow

Langan Hall

 

All are welcome!

 

  
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Renew My Church: Westfield Park Grouping Update

September 2018              

 

The Renew My Church Westfield Park grouping includes Divine Infant parish and school, Divine Providence parish and school, St. Louise de Marillac parish and school, and St. Barbara parish.

 

Discernment Process

The Westfield Park grouping began the Renew My Church review and discernment process earlier this year. The Grouping Feedback and Discernment Team, which was made up of representatives from each of the parishes, met to review and discern the future church, parish and school structures for the Westchester, Brookfield and La Grange Park areas. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish community, they submitted a report for the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which included representatives from across the Archdiocese.

 

The Archdiocesan Commission met to review the feedback report and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries, and parish and grouping trends.

 

Decision

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and the Archdiocese’s Presbyteral Council met, and based on the Archdiocesan Commission’s recommendation and other considerations, the Cardinal made a final decision regarding the grouping’s structure.

 

No church buildings will close.

 

St. Barbara and St. Louise de Marillac Parishes will unite to form a new parish, effective July 1, 2019, retaining both churches as active worship sites of the new parish. St. Louise de Marillac school will continue with its current structure and programming as a ministry of the newly united parish.

 

Divine Infant and Divine Providence Parishes will unite to form a new parish, effective July 1, 2019, retaining both churches as active worship sites of the new parish. This new parish will have a single school housed on the current campus of Divine Providence School. Thus, Divine Infant Jesus School will close, effective June 30, 2019.

 

Student enrollment has been dropping at Divine Infant Jesus School for several years, and this has created significant financial challenges. Despite best efforts to recruit students and restore the school to viability, finances have not improved. Based on this and local demographic projections, moving forward with a single school to serve the united parish was determined to be the best way to ensure long-term quality and sustainability in Catholic education.

 

Next Steps

Through these new parish structures, St. Barbara and St. Louise de Marillac Parishes will unite their resources, as will Divine Infant and Divine Providence, to create vital, life-giving parishes with multiple worship sites, each parish with a strong school. With these viable structures in place, the new parishes, will work on new ways to become a stronger, more sustainable presence for the future capable of reaching more people in their work of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

In the coming months, the Archdiocese will work with all involved to ensure an orderly and smooth transition to the new structures. The Archdiocese’s Priest Placement Board will work with the community to identify pastors to lead the new parishes.

 

The Archdiocese will work with both Divine Infant School faculty and staff to find future employment within the Archdiocesan system. In order to assist school families in this transition, the Archdiocese will work closely with near-by Catholic schools to assist them with the transition to their next Catholic school.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  
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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, March 25th:  Masses 5pm (Saturday), 730am, 930am, 1130am

 

 

 

 

The Sacred Paschal Triduum:

  

Holy Thursday, March 29 -  8am -- Morning Prayer

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

                                                        Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11pm

                                                       

 

 

 

 

Good Friday, March 30 -   8am -- Morning Prayer

                                         3pm -- The Passion of the Lord

                                         7pm -- Solemn Stations of the Cross

 

 

 

Holy Saturday, March 31 -  8am -- Morning Prayer 

                                            1pm -- Blessing of the first foods of Easter

                                           8pm -- the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

 

 

  Easter Sunday, April 1 - Masses 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

 

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

 

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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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