Thursday, September 08, 2011

PADS lunch making

For the past few years, SEYA has been responsible for providing and packing lunches for the neighborhood PADS program. PADS stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. Each night, homeless men, women and children find shelter and warm meals, thanks to PADS volunteers.
For more information on how to get involve with PADS in the western suburbs, please contact Emily at

SEYA provides bagged lunches the PADS participants one Tuesday / month for the duration of the season (Oct - April). This year, the Tuesdays we have been assigned are:

Oct 25
Nov 29
Dec 27
Jan 31
Feb 28
Mar 27
Apr 24

Each month, we are looking for volunteers to (1) host a lunch making session and provide materials and (2) assemble and deliver lunches to the PADS shelter.

Please contact to volunteer.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Evening Parish Scripture Study Series

St. Edmunds will host an Evening Parish Scripture Study Series starting Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30pm in the Sacristy of the church.

There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of the booklet. Please email Anthony at or Mary Lynn at for more information.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Theology on Tap is back!

It's summer (finally!)...and time for Theology on Tap!

Please join us in Murphy hall on Tuesdays at 7:30pm for our annual Theology on Tap series.

This is a speaker series specifically for young adults (those in their 20s and 30s, married and single). The program presents engaging speakers who will challenge and encourage young adults to think about important issues in life, faith and relationships. Food and (adult) beverages are provided. This is a great opportunity to meet other young adults in your area!

The speaker line up includes:

July 12th - Dr. Elizabeth Collier presenting "Being Catholic Monday through Friday"

July 19th - Mr. Jim Ivers presenting "Faith: A Context for our Blessings and Burdens"

July 26th - Sr. Maureen Fagan presenting "Prayer is a Relationship"

Aug 2nd - Dr. Kate DeVries & Ms. Emily Klaus presenting "The Roman Missal: What's Changing at Mass and Why?"

Please join us! Bring a friend!

If you have any questions, please contact Craig at

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Big Shoulders Fund Give Back Day

Join the Big Shoulders Fund in the annual Give Back Day on Sat, Feb 12th from 9am - 12noon. A group will be cleaning, painting, landscaping and organizing at St. Ethelreda school (8734 S Paulina St), which is one of 93 schools Big Shoulder's funds. The mission of Big Shoulders is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.
For more information, please contact

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blood Money documentary showing

The St. Edmund Parish's Respect Life Committee extends an invitation to join them for a viewing and discussion of the documentary "Blood Money."

This film will be shown on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7pm in Murphy Hall at St. Edmund.

This film is narrated by Dr. Alveda King. This critical film reveals the inconvenient truth about the impact of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court. The discussion will also cover the resources to help women and men affected by abortion to begin the healing process, as well as compassionate options for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

For further information, please contact the St. Edmund Parish office at 708-848-4417.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Advent faith sharings cancelled

Given the lack of confirmed participation during this busy season, the remaining Advent faith sharings have been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at the next SEYA event!

Friday, November 05, 2010

3rd Sunday Gathering: November 21st

Join us for November's Third Sunday gathering on Sunday, November 21st after 6pm Mass.

We will gather at Cucina Paradiso (814 North Blvd, Oak Park) for socializing, food and fun. Bring your craft skills because we will also be helping the St. Edmund Giving Tree committee by cutting the shapes for the Giving Tree ornaments! Please bring a pair of scissors to help with this craft.

For more information, please email: and check out Cucina Paradiso's awesome menu here:

Hope to see you there!