Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Harvest Saturday & more...

There is alot going on this weekend at St. Edmunds. Check it out!

1) St. Edmund grade school will host a booth at the Oak Park Farmers' Market this Saturday. Homemade baked goods will be on sale! Buy a few goodies and help support the school!

2) After you visit the Farmers' Market, stop by Murphy Hall from 10am- 12noon to help sort and pack food for Harvest Saturday. If you cannot help, drop off some non-perishable food and household items. Donations are going to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

3) The donating does not stop here! It is also Bundle Weekend! There will be a trailer in the parking lot behind St. Edmund. Please drop off gently used clothes, bedding and towels at the trailer on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th. The donations benefit St. Vincent de Paul.

And...thinking ahead...

1) In honor of Pro-Life month, St. Edmund welcomes Dan McConchie, Vice President of Government Affairs at Americans United for Life. He will present "The Current Battle over Stem Cell Research" on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:30pm in Murphy Hall. Please join us to hear more about this timely and important topic.

2) Tis (almost) the season! The annual St. Edmund Giving Tree will be displayed in the church the weekends of November 27th & 28th and December 4th & 5th. Gifts should be returned the weekend of December 11th & 12th. The Giving Tree will benefit PADS, St. Simeon (our Sharing Parish) and the San Jose Obrero Mission.

Thank you!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Third Sunday Gathering-- Pizza and Pumpkins

Join us after the 6 p.m. Mass on October 17 at Murphy Hall to catch up with friends and meet new faces over pumpkin carving and pizza. You're welcome to bring your own pumpkin, decorate one with a team (we'll have a few extra pumpkins), or just join us for great conversation with the young adults at the St. Edmund parish.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to jen.tatro@gmail.com so we have a count for pizza and drinks-- a $3 to $5 donation per person is appreciated to cover the costs.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 04, 2010


This Saturday, October 9th, is the annual St. Edmund Young Adult pub crawl!

Join us on Madison Street in Forest Park for a good time!

Here is our "crawling schedule"

8pm - 9pm - DuckFat Bar & Grill
7214 W Madison St.

9pm - 10pm - O'Sullivans
7244 W Madison

10pm - 11pm - Healy's West Side
7321 W Madison

11pm - 12 midnight! - Doc Ryan's Bar
7432 W Madison

12 midnight - who knows! - Slainte Irish Pub
7505 W Madison

We hope to see you there! :)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Pro-Life Speaker October 26, 2010

In honor of Pro-Life month, on Tuesday, October 26th, St Edmund will host Dan McConchie, Vice President of Government Affairs at Americans United for Life (AUL).

His topic is: "The Current Battle over Stem Cell Research."

This talk will take place in Murphy Hall at 7:30pm.

For more information on Mr. McConchie, please visit: www.aul.org/daniel-mcconchie/