Welcome to St. Agatha Catholic Church
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend.”
St. Agatha Catholic Parish is a vibrant Christian faith community rejoicing in the power of praise and worship of Jesus Christ as our teacher and guide. Our vibrant, soul-stirring liturgies reflect an African American spirituality and Gospel style of music that welcomes, engages, comforts and oftentimes challenges those gathered to a greater depth of faith, a stronger sense of hope and a greater call to love all of God’s people. Our mission is Catholic, i.e., universal, seeking to welcome all into both the work of Jesus Christ in the North Lawndale community and the worship that nourishes us for that work. We are a Eucharistic community, drawing strength from the Word, from the Body and Blood of Christ that nourishes us for our weekly journey, and from the power of prayer and praise of the gathered community – all of which nourishes us to live our lives individually and collectively for the mission of Jesus Christ.
Calendar of Events
SUNDAY WEEKLY SERVICES – 8:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
(5th Sunday of Month – One Mass only at 9:30 am)
Weekday Masses: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 am
ST. AGATHA SPONSORED EVENTS
# “From Stressed to Blessed” Finding Greater Peace in Parenting CALL Derek at (773) 310-1743 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
# Monthly Conversations on Race Every Second Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Beginning with meal. Walk-ins are welcome.
# S.A.F.E. /Blessed Sacrament Catholic Youth Center AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Ages 3 through 8th Grade) Mon- Fri 3:30 to 7:00 pm TO APPLY,
Call Mr. Brian Norkett at 773-370-6512
St. Agatha Parish, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd., Chicago, IL 60623-1816
Ph: 773-522-3050 Fax: 773-522-3842
+ Restorative Justice Peace Hub; Jail Ministry, Juvenile Justice Ministry, Returning Citizen Support, Family Communication and Conflict Resolution – Call Derek Brown at (773) 522-3050
or – Fred Cooper (773) 522-3050
+ Winslow Redmond Community Tech Lab – News School Journalism Program for Teens and older (after-school and summer programs); Techgyrls Program Contact Mr. Wolfe at (773) 522-3050
+ Westside Catholic Parishes Domestic Violence Outreach (See Tab: Domestic Violence)
+ Food Pantry St. Agatha Rectory, Tuesdays, 10:00 am to Noon
Blessed Sacrament, Wednesdays, 9:00 to 11:00 am at 2153 S. Millard
+ S.A.F.E. – St. Agatha Family Empowerment free After-School Program and Summer Camp (773) 370-6512
+ Community Dinners – Every Second Saturday of the Month, 3:00 – 5:00 pm 3151 W. Douglas Blvd. (except June, August and December)
+ “From Stressed to Blessed” Program for Parents: Tools for Finding Greater Peace in Parenting” Call Fred or Derek at (773) 522-3050 for more info
+ Christmas Basket Program – Registration Saturdays Oct. 13 and 27th; Doors open at 8:30, Session starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes to Noon. Seniors, Persons with disabilities and Parents or Guardians with Children. Must provide ID with address within bounds of Cermak (south), Pulaski (west), Harrison (north) and Western (east). For parents, must provide Medical idea with children’s names. NOTE: NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED.
+ The Learning Center GED, ESL Programs – 2153 S. Millard Ave., 60623 (773) 277-3111
+ Parent to Parent Support and Empowerment – Call Heather Brown 773-412-2276
+ Music Incorporated After School Program – Mon – Fri, 4 to 6 pm. Teaching wind and string instruments. Contact Sarah Dupuis 773-470-9815
Tolton Prayer by Fr. Larry
A Slave to
in God’s Love
(a prayer in the spirit of Fr. Augustus Tolton)
Gracious God, God of Moses, of Harriet Tubman, God of salvation found in Jesus Christ: In true freedom you call me daily, in each moment, in every breath, to surrender to the transformative and empowering gift of Your all-embracing, ever life-giving love.
Lord, release me from my enslavement to ego, to the need for control, to unforgiveness and hatred, to apathy and indifference, to prestige and power-over, to prejudice, racism, and sexism, to fear of speaking truth to power.
Center me, ground me, root me in humble and generous servanthood to Your gracious will. Send me forth to minister where I am needed; and, when I find myself wanting, allow me to humbly invite and accept the ministry of others.
May my every word, my every action this day be worthy of Your blessing. Loving God, let it be so! Amen!
by Fr. Larry Dowling on behalf of
The Augustus Tolton Scholars Program at CTU