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Dear Friends,

Welcome to Mater Christi Church and the Mother of Mothers Shrine.

I am blessed to be the pastor / administrator of this wonderful community of faith. Our parish is made up of people who truly love their Church and who seek to follow and serve the Lord. Not only are we a parish community, we are the folks entrusted with the care of the beautiful Mother of Mothers Shrine.

We pray daily for the grace of motherhood for women and for safe delivery for those who are expecting. Beyond our prayer, we are people who care for and support each other, we love to have a good time, and we seek to help out those in need.            

I hope that as you explore our website, you will find this brief representation of our community welcoming and appealing. Know you are always welcome to join us.

Rev. Matthew Nemchausky - Pastor


Letter from Father Matt's Desk - Bulletin on July 23, 2017

A few notes on what is happening around Mater Christi. The first is that we have been continuing to have Adoration on Mondays since Easter Sunday at 6 to 9 pm in the evening. I was wondering if this is something that we should continue to do. Please let me know. Another Mass will be added on Saturday mornings at 8 am. This Mass is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, as is the option on most Saturdays. These Masses we will especially remember the intentions placed at Our Mother of Mothers Shrine and the intentions of those enrolled in the Mother of Mothers Society. If you would like to be enrolled in the society please ask at the rectory.

We are continuing our series this week with the Ministers of Care. These ministers truly remind as that our church is not only those that we see in the pews on Sunday. It is also longtime parishioners who are unable to attend. Many of these individuals helped build Mater Christi and it is right that we let them know that they are with us at every Mass. Ministry of Care is a ministry like so many others that we could use more volunteers. Pleases consider being part of this ministry. A special thanks to Ida Clary and John LoCigno who are organizing this ministry, and Bern Gordus who has organized this ministry for so many great years.


The Ministry of Care is made up of volunteers that visit the sick and homebound of Mater Christi parish. Ministers of Care are mandated by the Archdiocese of Chicago to bring Holy Communion to them. In essence, the church goes to the person. The experience of being part of God’s Holy Communion in this way, is truly rewarding.

A usual visit is once or twice a month and will last from 20 to 30 minutes. You and the person or family member will decide on the day and time for the visit. You will have the opportunity to meet our homebound parishioners and possibly their families, too.

If you are interested in joining the rewarding Ministry of Care or need more information, please call the rectory at 708-442-5611. Training will be provided. You will accompany an experienced Minister of Care on a visit to gain knowledge and confidence.

Thank you.

Fr. Matthew Nemchausky


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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