116 N. Lake Street Mundelein, Illinois | Phone: (847) 949-8300 Fax: (847) 949-2339 | santamariadelpopolo@gmail.com

New Office Hours

New Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm Thursday— 8:45am to 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday closed
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Frassati Catholic Academy

Frassati Catholic Academy

Act NOW ! Only a Few Weeks Remain to Have Your Donations Matched 2:1 *Donate NOW and your contribution will be TRIPLED PreK – 8th Grade ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN for the 2022-2023 School Year
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“For Haiti”, The Society of St. Vincent De Paul

“For Haiti”, The Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Dear Parishioners, We would appreciate any donations of the following items to assist our former Associate Pastor Fr. Jackson Colon in his efforts to send urgently needed supplies to his homeland of Haiti: Bar Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, & Shampoo All items can be placed in the baskets at the back of the main church […]
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January 16, 2022

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time God delights in you. How do you feel when you hear that? Delight usually comes with an exuberant flow of joy that seemingly arises from one’s toes with the expression of great glee. Reflecting upon the deep measure of joy God has in us can be a source of joy for ourselves. Delight is infectious. A very young brother and sister were playing on the beach when the all too familiar ice cream truck made its daily rounds. The boy shook with excitement and delight as he took his sister’s hand and exclaimed, “The ice cream man is here, isn’t it great!” As they ran off toward the truck, one could hear the girl reply, “Yeah, I can’t wait!” The experience of a child’s delight in something so simple as ice cream, lifts our spirits from our burdens and transports us to the lighter, more innocent side of life. Life is not meant to be a burden. Believe it or not, God actually wants us to be happy! In fact, the wedding feast at Cana shows us that God even puts His blessing on our happiness. It is okay to celebrate the wonder of ourselves and others. Life is good. It is always interesting to note that Jesus saves the good wine until last. You would think it would be the other way around. The superb quality of Jesus’ wine points to the superior quality of life we find in Christ. It is not a life of burdens but a life of wonder and delight! In Christ, we are lifted from the superficial and mundane to a life of purpose, hope, and love. God is with us through the long haul, through the challenges and sorrows as well as the successes and accomplishments. In spite of the fact that we often wander from the path, God’s celebratory delight in us remains. As spouses are asked to remain faithful to each other through whatever life brings, God remains faithful too. This promise remains through this life and into the next. All we have to do is take the advice of Jesus’ mother to heart when she says, “Listen to him.” This wisdom saves us from foolishly giving in to the illusion that we can make better wine than Jesus. ©LPi
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November 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSETS Summary: The parish ended last fiscal year in the red. The SBA/Payroll Protection Plan loan from previous year assisted with some part of this fiscal year. Once again we were able to pay all of our Archdiocesan Obligations. The parish is working hard on maintaining a balanced budget. With your assistance with Sunday collections, we still came in 8.43% under budget. Through personal donations, we were able to pay off our consolidated 2014— 2017 loan to the Archdiocese. Not only are your donation of your talents or time needed, we need continued support in our weekly collections. Therefore, I am once again asking all parishioners who have not yet increased their weekly contributions to please consider a $1.00 per week increase. We currently have 1,898 parishioners. With an additional $1.00 per parishioner over the remaining 33 weeks in this fiscal year we would increase our total revenue by $62,634. With these additional funds and continued control of expenses we will be able to once again fulfill all of our Archdiocesan Obligations and be current with all of our everyday invoices. With the help of all of you, we are continuing to reduce one of the operating loans. This past year collections were $10,543 reducing the balance to $119,440. MAINTENANCE, SITE AND FACILITIES With the unusual past year dealing with the pandemic, project still got completed. We were able to repave our Seymour Church parking lot and completed the St. Christopher parking lot wall. Just a reminder, we have projects on the horizon for our aging parish buildings. We need those of you who have not yet fulfilled your TTWCI pledges to please continue to fulfill your pledges. We can use those funds to help pay for upcoming projects. I appreciate all of your commitments to Santa Maria del Popolo and thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Rev.. Miguel Martinez, Pastor
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