Novena to St. Catherine of Siena: April 20-April 28, 2021

Hosted by Catholic Communities Around Vicariate II of the Archdiocese of Chicago

From April 20-April 28, 2021, Catholic communities around Vicariate II of the Archdiocese of Chicago will pray a Novena to St. Catherine of Siena. This nine-day journey to St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day on April 29 is the second Novena by Catholic laity to unite the faithful in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in healing and atonement for the clergy sex abuse crisis.

Join Us in this Novena

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1) Tues. April 20, 7:00 PM: Holy Child Jesus Parish. 2324 W. Chase Av. Chicago. 773-764-0615

2) Wed. April 21, 7:00 PM: St. Ita Church. 5500 N. Broadway Av. Chicago. 312-291-1502
3) Thu. April 22, 7:00 PM: Saint Clement Church. 642 W. Deming Pl. Chicago. 773-281-0371
4) Fri. April 23, 7:00 PM: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. 708 W. Belmont Av. Chicago. 773-525-0453
5) Sat. April 24, 7:00 PM: Immaculate Conception Church. 1431 N. North Park Av. Chicago. 312-787-7174
6) Sun. April 25, 11:00 AM: National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. 2520 N. Lakeview Av. Chicago. 773-360-5115
7) Mon. April 26, 7:00 PM: St. Benedict Church. 2215 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago. 773-588-6484
8) Tue. April 27, 7:00 PM Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. 1775 Grove St. Glenview. 847-729-1525
9) Wed. April 28, 7:00 PM: Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University. 2110 Sheridan Rd. Evanston. 847-328-4648

Date at Saint Clement Church: Thursday, April 22, 7:00 pm

Join us in-person* or via our live stream as we pray the third day of the Novena at Saint Clement Church, on Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m.  Fr. Matthew Litak, Associate Pastor, will lead us in prayer. Bishop Mark Bartosic will join us in prayer.

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About St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena is known for her love of Christ and his Church. Her love was personal and mystical, culminating in her receiving the Stigmata of Jesus. Her love was also practical, expressing itself in advocacy for moral and administrative Church reform. She appealed personally to Church leaders, including Pope Gregory XI, to enact the reforms needed to rekindle faith within the Church, and the love of Christ that produces obedience to him and his teachings. Her advocacy was not politically motivated but flowed from her communion with Christ. She lived in the 14th century, a time not unlike our own. She died at the early age of 33.

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