Monday, September 20, 2010

Switchback is back!

Save the Date!

On Saturday, October 16th at 5:30pm Mass the dynamic duo Switchback is performing.
After Mass, there will be a concert in the Parish gynmasium.
Advance tickets may be purchased in the Murphy Hall corridor after masses.
Switchback is a dynamic duo who provide a unique blend of rock, folk & Celtic music. Check out their site:
This event is sponsored by the St. Edmund Parish Life Commission.

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Thank you!

Bless our Pets!

Calling all pet lovers!

All parishoners with pets are invited to gather on the Murphy Hall lawn on Sunday, October 3rd at 3pm for a special pet blessing, in honor of the feast of St. Francis (October 4th).

The ten minute blessing will take place, rain or shine!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity: 2010-11 Season of PADS Lunch Preparation

On the fourth Tuesday of every month (from September through April), SEYA gathers at 7:30 p.m. for about 1 hour to prepare bagged lunches for the guests at PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). It is a fulfilling opportunity to serve the poor and to share that experience with your peers and friends.

If your calendar is open from 7:30-8:30 pm on any of the Tuesdays listed below, please consider volunteering to prepare meals for PADS. We will need 2 types of volunteers each month: (1) someone to host meal preparation at their home and coordinate the purchase of the food and drinks; and (2) individuals who will arrive at the host's home at 7:30 to make sandwiches and bag the lunches.

Please reply to Sara Paguia at with the date(s) that you would like to host meal preparation this year. After coordinating the host sites, Sara will circulate an email each month requesting volunteers to prepare the lunches.

Here are the Tuesdays that we will gather to prepare lunches:

September 28- Sara & Emil Paguia to host
October 26
November 23
December 28
January 25
February 22
March 22
April 26

If you have any questions, contact Sara at 847-770-1571 or

Friday, September 10, 2010

September SEYA Third Sunday Gathering- Maya Del Sol

We're kicking off the fall season with friends, new faces, and faith-sharing!

Sunday evening Mass at St. Edmund Parish will resume this month-- So join us after the 6 p.m. Mass on September 19 at Maya Del Sol. You're welcome to come and enjoy dinner, drinks or just great conversation with the young adults at the parish.

Maya Del Sol
144 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
September 19, 2010
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to so we have a reservation count. Guests will be responsible for their own food and drink orders, but if you just want to come to meet everyone, stop on by!

Hope to see you there!


The St. Edmunds Young Adults (SEYA) group meets on the Third Sunday of every month after 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass for fellowship, spiritual formation, and info on what's happening at St. Edmund Parish and in the community.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

September is National Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month. Please visit the Chicago Catholic Charities website for more information on what you can do this month to fight hunger.