Our parish is a Catholic community of faith that seeks to welcome all who want to worship our God and be nourished by His Word and His Body and Blood. This website is presented to provide you with information about our parish and our activities. Hopefully, you will find the site interesting and easily locate the information you might be looking for. Please take some time to browse through our site and feel free to e-mail us with any questions or comments you may have.
CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JOHN XXIII & BLESSED JOHNHN PAUL II VATICAN APRIL 27, 2014
The Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland and Polonia is organizing a Pilgrimage for Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
Spiritual Director, Most Rev. Bishop Andrew Peter Wypych
Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Chicago
April 22 - May 1, 2014
Rome, Vatican, Assisi, Cascia / Saint Rita, Monte Cassino,
San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant Angelo, Lanciano
Organized by St. Christopher Travel. For more information please call:
708 373 1333 Agnieszka (Polish) or 630 699 3482 Toni (English)
Limited seats. Deposit: $200.
Have you been hoping to get to know other St. Helen’s parishioners outside of church? You’re in luck! We’ve started an Adult Ministry at St. Helen’s Parish. The group attends fun events in Chicago together and is hoping to eventually begin a weekly Bible study or prayer group together. If you’re interested in receiving event updates, participating in future planning, or sharing your ideas, we invite you to follow this link and join the group:
JOHN PAUL II MEMORIAL GARDEN
The memory of John Paul II is especially vivid in our parish. It is here that thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, the parish built the first monument in the Archdiocese to the late Pontiff, even during his life. The statue of John Paul II is located at the Southwest corner of Augusta Blvd. and Oakley Blvd. right in front of the church. This past year we improved the area around the statue and created the John Paul II Memorial Garden. It is dedicated to the memory of our loved ones living or deceased whose names can be engraved along with dedications on bricks surrounding the statue. This fall we installed the first bricks and they look beautiful. They are in a prominent place – accessible from the sidewalk in front of the garden that many people use every day and often pause for a prayer as they pass by.
There is plenty of room for everyone who would like to order a brick to remember your loved ones, engrave your special intention, or simply commemorate a special event of your life related or not to St. Helen’s Church, like your graduation day, wedding day, and so forth. We invite all of St. Helen’s parishioners and friends to join us to expend the garden and leave behind a mark of your past presence at St. Helen’s. As we look forward to our 100th Anniversary of the Parish we hope that this memorial garden will be a nice legacy of our parishioners for generations to come. A form to request a brick with a dedication is below. The total cost per brick with installation is $120.