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."



Independence DayIndependence Day

St. A's Celebrates 4th of July!!

Click below for photos of the event!

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Parking Update

Sunday July 31 Parking Restrictions

Per Northwestern University’s 5th Annual Run for Walk honoring former head football coach, Randy Walker, the following restrictions will be in place:

No parking 6:00am - 10:00am on Jackson from Central to Lincoln and on Lincoln from Jackson to Sheridan.

Traffic Flow restrictions 7:00am – 9:00am include:
Jackson from Central to Lincoln will be closed, Lincoln from Jackson to Sheridan will be closed.

Traffic will be intermittent on north/south streets.
For more information, visit www.nusports.com/runforwalk or call 847-467-3758.

Campaign UpdateCampaign Update

106% of Goal!
Thank You St. Athanasius Family!!
We are exceeding our target!!

Proof we can make a difference and come together as a parish to support the efforts of St. Athanasius and Chicago Area Catholic Education. New pledges continue to be accepted at any time in the offertory basket, by mail or drop off at the Parish House or on line through Give Central>Contribute>To Teach Who Christ Is.

Parish Goal: $1,300,000
Total Pledged: $1,375,000
Percent of Goal: 106%
Number of Pledges: 173
Average Gift: $7,948

Benedictine Sisters present...Benedictine Sisters present...

Young Women and the Word
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00-9:00p.m.,
St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Boulevard, Chicago

The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago invite Catholic women, ages 18-50, to an evening of scripture, prayer, and refreshments. Explore the bible through Lectio Divina, a Benedictine prayer tradition, and discover God’s guidance for your life! Group led by Sister Belinda Monahan, a Benedictine Sister and Archaeologist. St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd, Chicago is near public transportation. Parking is free. To learn more and RSVP, visit www.osbchicago.org/word.

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Holy Doors PilgrimageHoly Doors Pilgrimage

Year of Mercy Holy Doors Pilgrimage, Led by Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D.

Saturday, August 6, 7:30am - 3:00pm
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington Street, Chicago, IL 60607

We all have a need for God’s Mercy. Come on a sacred journey into the goodness and tenderness of God. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, join us for a special pilgrimage to cross the thresholds of three Holy Doors in the Archdiocese of Chicago. At each stop we’ll take time for personal prayer and reflection led by Fr. Richard. The Year of Mercy Holy Doors Pilgrimage will begin with 7:30 a.m. mass at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. We’ll then board a trolley and journey to the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Lincoln Park. After we walk through the Holy Door, we'll have quiet time for personal prayer and a brief reflection with Fr. Richard in their Meditation and Contemplation Garden.

Our pilgrimage will then take us to Holy Name Cathedral followed by St. Peter’s in the Loop. Our final stop will be back at the Shrine for a discussion, closing reflection and prayer with Fr. Richard. Our sacred journey ends with lunch in the Shrine Hall at 1:30 p.m. (itinerary subject to change). Cost is $40 per person, including transportation and lunch. Seating is limited. Reservations are a must, and due by Friday, July 29. To Register visit https://www.givecentral.org/location/78/11446 or call the Shrine at 312-421-3757 with your credit card information.

Looking for Volunteers

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care serves the six county Chicagoland area and the Elgin/Aurora/Joliet areas. Volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities from patient care, bereavement support, outreach, data management, administration and more. For more information, contact Katie Kirby at 847-721-3342 or kkirby@rainbowhospice.org.

Positions Open:

  • Patient Care Friendly Visitors – 4 hrs/wk in Chicagoland Areas/Aurora/Elgin/Joliet
  • Pet Therapy Volunteers - 4 hrs/wk in Chicagoland Areas/Aurora/Elgin/Joliet
  • Data Management and Entry – 4 to 8 hours/wk in our Mt. Prospect and Elgin offices
  • Office/Receptionist – 4 to 8 hours/wk in our Mt. Prospect and Elgin offices
  • Community Outreach Volunteers – represent Rainbow in the community!

Parish News

Dear Parents and Parishioners, Please click on the link below for an important letter from Fr. Hernan and Cheryl Miller.

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Parish Staff News

Dear St. Athanasius Parishioners,

I am pleased to announce the following changes in our Parish Staff, effective July 1, 2016.
Kelly Fierro will assume the new role of full time Parish Operations Director. Her new hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.
Faye Marrible will join our Parish Staff as our new Parish Finance Assistant. As part of her new role, Faye will continue to work on parish development and school tuition. Her new hours at Parish House will be Monday-Thursday, 9:00am – 4:30pm.

These changes will help us to better serve the needs of our ministries and our parish community and support our efforts to more closely align our church and school. Please join me in welcoming Kelly and Faye to their new roles at St. Athanasius.

Father Hernan

From our Parish Operations Director

Greetings from the Business Office

I want to introduce myself to all of you as your new full time Parish Operations Director. I am grateful and honored to hold this ministry and serve the community of St. Athanasius. As Parish Operations Director I will oversee parish administration, communications and facilities and I will provide financial support to our school. 

My pledge to all of you is to ensure we will be good and faithful stewards of the generous resources you provide to the community. In collaboration with our talented committees and councils, we will accomplish this by the use of good practices, frequent communication, transparency and good financial management. We will stay focused on and always strive to fulfill the mission of St. Athanasius, which is 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.

I am so happy to spend more time at St. Athanasius and play a larger role in parish life. I am at the Parish House Monday – Friday, from 9:00am to 4:30pm and you can reach me at 847-328-1430 x105.

Sincerely yours,
Kelly Fierro

Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of MercyPope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy

“Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s Mercy.” 
--Pope Francis

Dear People of God’s Endless Mercy,
Pope Francis envisions a year in which we will become more merciful in our lives and share God’s mercy with others. He also encourages us to contemplate this wondrous mystery of mercy freely given to us and to celebrate our faith together. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us consider how we are called to bring consolation to the poor, liberty to those bound by new forms of slavery in our society, spiritual sight to those who have lost touch with God, and human dignity to those most in need.

Please take advantage of Our Sunday Visitor’s 365 Days to Mercy App, free in the iTunes and Google Play app stores. This app is designed to accompany and encourage you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. More information can be found on the Our Sunday Visitor website

In the Lord’s Joy and Mercy,
Fr. Hernan


Worship Schedule

Weekday Mass:
8:00am Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am Mass: Wednesday, Community and School

Weekend Mass:
5:00pm Mass: Saturday, Vigil
8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30am Masses: Sunday

Communion Service
8:00am Communion Service, Friday

1:00-9:00pm Eucharistic Adoration: Monday

Please refer to our calendar link at the top of the page for any weekly changes to this worship schedule.


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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.