Connections Column

December 2017

Dec 12

December 11, 2017

Last Friday, the Feast of theImmaculate Conception, was the official end of our Centennial Celebration.  As closings go, it was a tad low-key.  We passed out bookmarks with a wonderful prayer written by our own Deacon Ed Petak.  If you didn’t get one, look at the tables by the doors. This got me thinking about our...
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Dec 3

December 3, 2017

It’s all in the details.  As our restoration of the Cathedral front facade moves toward completion, the final elements are coming together so beautifully.   Here are some highlights: ●  In April, we evaluated our options with using old stone, new stone or a combination of both.  We settled on replacing the...
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Dec 3

Fr. Brad's Homily from November 18-19

On the weekend of November 18-19,  our rector, Fr. Brad Baker preached at all of the Masses about our Centennial Capital Campaign.  The text of his homily is below. Just weeks ago, on October 8th, when Edward Hensley woke up to run his  9th Chicago Marathon, he felt some “minor pain” in his left thigh.  Though...
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