Welcome to St. Athanasius Parish


O U R  M I S S I O N:
" We nurture a Catholic Community of worshipers who live the gospel
of Jesus Christ by sharing our talents and resources for the good of others."


Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s time again for the Thanksgiving Food Drive for our sharing parish, St. Agnes of Bohemia. This year Thanksgiving is on November 27th so we will be delivering on Monday, November 22, and will be accepting donations anytime. We will be working with the Jewel Store this year, as our friend, Chris, former manager of Dominick’s, has assured us that they can take this on. Chris Javens is now manager at Jewel on Green Bay Rd. Please make your check out to “Thanksgiving Food Collection” and send it to Lloyd and Katie Maday, 2748 Eastwood Ave., Evanston 60201. Needless to say, the younger generation will do all the heavy lifting! Thank you for your continued support of this project.


All Souls Remembrance

During the month of November we will have a table at the front of the church for you to bring photos of your loved ones who have died, not only this year, but in past years. You may pick them up at the end of November. Please sign their names in our book, and call the rectory to make sure we have the names for our bulletin that will be read at Mass. The Mass for All Souls Day on Sunday, November 2 at 5:00pm is a very beautiful celebration. We encourage families to bring up a candle for your loved ones during the service. Candles will be provided.


Bow Ties and Pearls - Angel Night 2014
Please join our St. Athanasius Parish and School for a Festive toast and delightful evening. Buffet Dinner, Cocktails and Dancing,
Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Place to be is: KOI Restaurant - 624 Davis
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St. Athanasius Book Club - November 20

Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm, Fitzgerald Center The St. A’s Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month. The November 20 selection is William Faulkner’s “ The Sound and the Fury”. All are welcome.



Music Rehearsals for Parish Music Program
Wednesdays, Weekly 7:00-8:00pm Chris Skrable and Emma Tumminello will hold music rehearsals in the choir loft for anyone who wishes to support the parish music program. The Family Choir at the 9:30 Mass, is especially encouraged to attend. Vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome. 

Cold Weather Clothing Drive Now through November 16
The Cold Weather Clothing Drive is sponsored by the Women’s Club Ministry. Please put donated coats, hats, sweaters, mittens, boots and socks in the container in the vestibule of the church. Your contributions will be taken to the Howard Area Community Center where they are greatly needed and appreciated. 

Annual Rotary Big Book Drive Ends November 14
Our annual Rotary Big Book Drive is underway, ending on November 14. Last year you contributed many hundreds of gently used books which were then distribute to  designated, worthy inner-city schools, including our sister-school, St. Agnes. Please have your children bring your book contributions to school where they will be collected and later distributed. Thank you for helping students succeed!  read more ...


Mass Schedule
Monday-Thursday 8:00am Mass
Friday 8:00am Communion Service
Saturday Vigil 5:00pm Mass
Sunday: 8:00 ,9:30, 11:30am, 5:00pm
Adoration: Mondays 1:00pm-9:00pm

Prayer Board
In the back of church you will find a bulletin board where you may post the names and pictures of your loved ones who are suffering from any type of physical or spiritual illness. During the month of October, this Prayer Board will be brought up at each Mass and those who are sick will be remembered in prayer. 

2014-15 St. Athanasius RCIA
There's still time to join us-- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. We have begun a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family. We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and to be introduced to some of our parish members. These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized, as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds. Gatherings take place on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Fitzgerald Center. For further information, please contact the parish office at 847-328-1430.

The Blessed Virgin Mother

Giving thanks for the Mother of God.

Lighting the Way

In a world full of darkness.

There's always room

To grow our family.