Welcome to St. Athanasius Parish


O U R  M I S S I O N:
" We strive to be a vibrant Catholic Parish that nurtures our community, and lives the gospel
of Jesus Christ by sharing our talents and resources for the good of others."



Top awards for St. A's Student Scientists!

St. Athanasius Science Students Score Big at State Fair

On Saturday, May 2, St. Athanasius students took home the first gold medal awards in state science project competition in the school's history. Four students from the school — Grace Anderson, Rylie Gentile, Zoe Canafax and John Wilson — won gold awards, the top prize at the Illinois Junior Academy of State Science Fair held at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Two other students — Brennan Regnier and Kate Hjorth — received silver awards, in the competition against just under 1,200 students from all over the state. The gold awards were the first for our school!  Click on the link below to read the story in the Evanston Review.

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Soup KitchenSoup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen St. A Café UPDATE , Sunday, May 31
1:30pm - 4:00pm, St Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood St., Evanston

We continue to make good progress on the menu needs. Please see the remaining menu needs. 

I have one grill – I need 2 more. The grills need to be ready pretty much right at 1:30pm in order to get a head start on the hamburgers. Please let me know if you can bring a grill for the afternoon.

Headcount – we are 20 right now. Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan to work on the 31st. A crew of 25 is the optimum.

Menu items still needed:
· 50 Fruit servings Watermelon should be included
· Take Home Items (part of the take-home bags)
     · 125 Sandwiches
     · 125 sandwich bags/brown paper bags
     · 125 Granola Bars

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you again!
Michael Masini  847-866-9091 – Office or 224-392-3002 - Cell

Job Opening

St. Athanasius School is Looking for a Part-Time Nurse Consultant

The work for this consultancy is seasonal, and includes collecting and recording medical records, and verifying vaccinations and dental records. Please contact Mrs. Castagna (scastagna@saintas.net) if you are interested.


St. Athanasius Book ClubSt. Athanasius Book Club

Thursday, May 21, 7:00pm, Fitzgerald Center
The St. A’s Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00pm in the Fitzgerald Center. The May selection is "Please Stop Helping Us" by Jason Riley. All are welcome.

St. Athanasius School Announces a Junior Kindergarten!St. Athanasius School Announces a Junior Kindergarten!

Opening Fall 2015, 5 days a week, Full and Half-day options, Student/Teacher ratio 10:1, For Students age 4 by September 1 and young 5s and Before and after school care will be available.

For more information, to set up a tour or enroll please contact Judy Berg at 847-864-2650 or jberg@saintas.net.

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Looking for Photographs of Parish Life

Help us build better and more exciting parish-wide communications by sending us photos of parish, family program and school activities and events. We have created an email address for you to use to send us any photos you may have recently taken during the past year and of events going forward. That email address is: photos@saintasparish.org

We are anxious to share these events and activities with the entire parish community. Consider sharing parish images or volunteering to photograph St. A’s sacramental and Ministry events, as well as family program activities, Women’s Club events, Outreach and Service Activities. These images may be published in the Chimes bulletin, on our parish website, in our e-news blasts, or on our parish Facebook page. We will not be identifying individuals by name, but simply displaying them to reinforce our message that St. A’s is a vibrant and welcoming faith community.

Please contact Jean Lauri in the parish office at 847-328-1430 ext 102 or communications@saintasparish.org if you are interested in joining other volunteer photographers who are currently trying to cover parish events and activities.

Strengthening Our Catholic Leaders of St. AthanasiusStrengthening Our Catholic Leaders of St. Athanasius

Parishioners who want to deepen their understanding of Catholicism and grow spiritually should consider enrolling in an educational program offered by the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. Meeting once a week, late August through April, this 2-yr program offers academic courses including: Introduction to Catholicism, Old Testament, New Testament, Sacramental Theology, and Christology. Once-a-month Saturday sessions offer instruction in more than a dozen compelling topics such as Church History, Mariology and Devotional Piety, Canon Law, Approaches to Prayer, and Making Moral Decisions.

If systematic study would enhance your life as a Catholic, contact the Institute for Lay Formation at 847-837-4550 or ilf@usml.edu or visit their website www.usml.edu/institute-for-lay-formation for more information.

Three St. A’s parishioners (Michael Hartnett, Jim Hageman and Beth Rodriguez) are currently taking advantage of this program and would be happy to share their views on the Lay Leadership Formation Program. If you are interested in participating in this program offered at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, please see Fr. Hernan.


Summer Mass Schedule

May 31, 2015 through September 6, 2015:

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

Adoration: Mondays 1:00pm-9:00pm



Contemplative Practice Group
Thursday, September 3, 7:00 - 8:00pm Fitzgerald Center

The Contemplative Practice Group meets on the first Thursday of each month but  does not meet during the summer months. The group will resume meetings in September. Please join us then as we continue to explore approaches to living more contemplatively amid the distractions of everyday life. Questions? Please contact Jan Zeller at jmzeller@northpark.edu.

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Past Issues of the Chimes

Miss a past issue of the Chimes, our weekly print bulletin? You can access it from this page: SeekAndFind.com/St. Athanasius Parish. You will also find the weekly readings.

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.