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The club meets September to May on the second Friday of each month in Menarik Hall of the school and at the Holy Name Mass held the following Sunday. The Holy Name Society hosts a number of events each year, including a turkey shoot, corned beef dinner and golf outing. Proceeds raised from those events goes toward church improvements and other charitable organizations.“

If you know of any men who are new to the parish or who would be interested in joining our group, please encourage them to attend our meetings and Masses.


2016-2017 OFFICERS

The Mater Christi Holy Name Society would like to announce the elected officers who will lead the organization in the 2016-2017 season.

Chet Wierciak - President
Phil Santoro, Jr. - Treasurer
William Quinn - Vice President - Membership
Adam Endriukaitis - Vice President - Social
Dr. Jason Griffin - Secretary

For information about the Holy Name Society contact the secretary Dr. Jason Griffin at holynamesociety@materchristichurch.com.




The Chicago Association of Holy Name Societies, which is assisting the Mater Christi H.N.S. with the Spiritual Assembly Mass on June 23, is having a raffle in conjunction with the event. This is C.A.H.N.S. only fundraiser for the year.

Please consider purchasing a ticket ($50 each / 5 for $200) in support of the Association and their works. You can be part of a group purchase, fractional interest in a raffle ticket is available on $10 increments. Raffle Tickets are available at the rectory (708-442-5611) or Stephen Piszczor (708-447-3421).

Thank You and Good Luck!



The Mater Christi Holy Name Society is hosting this year’s prestigious Spiritual Assembly Mass at our Parish on Friday, June 23 at 7 pm. We are planning an outdoor Mass at the Mother of Mothers Shrine. We are asking that the Mater Christi parish family pray for good weather and our success in hosting this blessed event.

We are pleased and honored to announce that our principal celebrant will be the Most Reverend John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. Bishop Manz was ordained as a priest in 1971 and appointed an Auxiliary Bishop in 1996. He was born in Chicago and is the current Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees and Travelers. He has served Chicagoland his entire priesthood.

We welcome all parishioners to celebrate Mass along with our invited guests from the Chicago Association of Holy Name Societies on the occasion of this special event.

This 37th annual event is endorsed by the Archdiocese of Chicago and organized by CAHNS, which consists of Holy Name Societies from Parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. Each year it brings together hundreds from across the Archdiocese. The evening begins with an outdoor procession of colorful banners representing all member parishes in attendance, followed by the Mass. The evening will conclude with a reception and dinner on our Parish grounds.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Radek at 312-576-4572 or Chet Wierciak at 708-476-9571.

Thank you and May the Holy Spirit Bless You!


One of the special parts of this Mass is that The Prayer of the Faithful (General Intercessions) are recited in different languages. As host parish, we are encouraged to have men from our parish recite the foreign language intercessions. If you are fluent in a foreign language and would like to be part of the Mass by reading an intercession, please contact Ted Watylyk at 708-447-5189 and let him know what language you would like to present. We are hoping to have several languages represented by the men of Mater Christi. In the past, intercessions were done in German, Italian, Polish and Spanish, to name a few languages. Thank you for your support and may God bless you.


Dear All Volunteers,

Please mark your calendars for Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7 pm for a Spiritual Assembly rehearsal. Doors will open at 6:30 pm in the school with rehearsal beginning at 7 pm. We are asking anyone involved in the event to participate in the rehearsal.

Mass participants (readers, Eucharistic ministers, ushers et al.) greeters, servers, anybody involved in setup or takedown, etc., please participate in this rehearsal. We will be joined by participants from other parishes involved in the Mass. This is our last opportunity to dot the “I’s” and cross the “T’s”. Thanks for your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please contact John Bork at 630-404-0243 or Rich Sima at 708-446-6394.

Thank you.


Dear Mater Christi Bakers,

At previous Spiritual Assemblies, some parishes have served baked goods provided by their parishioners for dessert. With Mater Christi’s illustrious history of our famed Cake Walk, we thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for our talented bakers to participate in the event.

If you would like to donate a non-refrigerated homemade bakery item such as a cake, some cookies or brownies, please bring your confectionery masterpiece to the school between 2 pm and 5 pm on Friday, June 23rd.

We thank you in advance and look forward to all the delicious treats!!!


Since we are planning an outdoor Mass at the Mother of Mothers Shrine for the Spiritual Assembly immediately followed by an outdoor reception, 10th Avenue will be closed within the Parish property boundaries that day. This closure will be similar to the block party. The street will be closed beginning early afternoon and most of the day.

With that in mind, if you are planning on attending the Mass and reception on June 23rd, we kindly ask that you walk, if possible, or carpool to leave some accessible parking near the Church for our invited guests from other parishes.

Thank you for your consideration.


Please feel free to contact the rectory for any question you may have at 708-442-5611 and 708-442-5612
“Let us not grow weary of doing good.” (Galatians 6:9)

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