Bulletin September 7,2014

Bulletin Sept 7,2014

Be a part of ST. Kieran’s Vision

It’s time to come forward.  Join the discussion!

Where do you want St. Kieran to be in 5, 10, or 20 years from now?

We are planning a parish wide meeting soon, keep informed, come and contribute.

Your input is important! watch the bulletin for details.

 Watch this space for further details.

Join us, be a part of the future!

PRAYER OF TRANSITION for Cardinal Francis George

God most merciful and wise,
Bless Cardinal Francis George as he prepares to conclude his ministry among us as our bishop. Give him strength and wisdom to continue to serve your people in new ways.
Guide and direct our Holy Father, Pope Francis, with the grace of the Holy Spirit to discern your will and to appoint a bishop to serve your people in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Open the hearts of all your priests, deacons, and laity in this local Church to receive a new shepherd with joy and to collaborate with him in generosity.
Through the intercession of Mary, mother of the Lord and mother of the Church, help us to find all our joy and fulfillment in accomplishing your holy will.
We pray through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The St. Kieran Women’s Club has announced their 2014-2015 monthly Book Discussion reading list.

Looking for suggestions for reading?


Sep. 9, 2014 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
And “Clara andMr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland
Oct. 14, 2014 “Driftless” by David Rhodes
Nov. 11, 2014 “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline
Dec. 9, 2014 “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening” by Carol Wall
Jan. 13, 2015 “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin
Feb. 10, 2015 “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach
March 10, 2015 “The Longest Road” by Philip Caputo
April14, 2015 “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce
May 12, 2015 “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd
June 2, 2015 “The Light Between Oceans” by ML Steadman

St. Kieran Subsidy Payments For Education

St. Kieran is prepared to offer subsidy payments for families of the parish who wish to have their
children attend  a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Subsidy payments are equal to the difference between non-parishioner and parishioner tuition costs at the school of your choice.

To qualify for these subsidy payments, you must be an active parishioner of St. Kieran Catholic Church, which means you must,

(1) Attend Mass on a regular basis,

(2) Support the parish through your stewardship of time, talent and treasure

Subsidies are paid directly to the school of your choice.


St. Kieran needs the following documentation:

(1) Copy of the completed registration form from the school,

(2) Copy of your tuition statement indicating annual payment required,

(3) Copy of the school tuition schedule showing difference between parishioner and non-parishioner status.


If you would like further information on this opportunity, please call the Rectory Office and talk to Sandy Vasek

Market Day Products available at GFS

Beginning this month, over 90 Market Day© products will be available at many GFS Marketplace stores, including Olympia Fields and Orland Park. The St. Kieran Religious Education department will earn 5% profit on Market Day© items and 1% profit on any other GFS Marketplace items. Be certain to tell the cashier you want your purchases credited to St. Kieran!

Summer Catholic Academy

Thank you all who participated, it has been a great year, we are looking forward to 2015!!


Where Summer fun is all about learning and growing! The Summer Catholic Academy is open to all children ages 3-5 in the Early Childhood program and children ages 6-12 in the Youth program. The Academy offers a 9-week session from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. beginning Monday, through Friday. Read the rest of this page »


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