Welcome to St. Athanasius Parish

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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."


Announcements

St. Athanasius Class of 1978 Reunion - October 18,2014
The St. Athanasius School Class of 1978 is celebrating our 36th Reunion from eight grade. You are invited to join us as we reconnect with our friends and teachers from those great year at St. A's! read more ...

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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Second Grade Parents - School and Family Program Reconciliation
Monday, October 20,   7:00 - 8:00pm St. Athanasius Gym
Please come to our Informational Parent Reconciliation Meeting! For more information, please contact Margaret Waldron, Coordinator of Religious Education, at familyprogram@saintasparish.org or
847-328-1430 x124. Hope to see you there!
 

St.Athanasius Book Club - October 16

Thursday, October 16, 7:30pm, Fitzgerald Center The St. A’s Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month. The October 16 meeting will begin one-half  hour later than usual at 7:30pm. The book selection is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. They will resume their regular 7:00pm start time for the November 20 discussion of William Faulkner’s “ The Sound and the Fury”. All are welcome.

 

 

Music Rehersals for Parish Music Program
Beginning on Wednesday, October 1, 7:00-8:00pm Chris Skrable and Emma Tumminello will hold weekly 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, sponsored by the Women’s Club Ministry, begins this weekend. 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 distributed to designated, worthy inner-city schools, including our sister-school, St. Agnes.  read more ...

Worship

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
 

Mass with Anointing of the Sick - October 25, 5:00 pm
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for all those who suffer from either physical or spiritual illness. Please join us for this Sacrament of Healing. If you are able to provide transportation to Mass for someone who is ill or shut-in, please contact Michael Brennan at mdbnd69@hotmail.com

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. 

There’s Still Time to Join Us!
2014-15 St. Athanasius RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
St. Athanasius Parish has 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.