Daily Monday through Friday: 7:00amSaturday: 5:00pmSunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00amHoly Day Mass times are changing ~ see bulletin for announcements
Advent Penance Service ~ Wednesday, December 15th, 7pm in the Church
Christmas Worship Schedule
Wednesday, December 24
5pm ~ Youth Choir and Mass
10pm ~ Parish Festival of Carols & Mass of Christmas
Thursday, December 25
10am ~ Mass of Christmas
Saturday, December 27 ~ 5pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, December 28 ~ 7:30am, 9am, 11am Masses
Solemnity of Mary
Thursday, January 1 ~ 9am Mass
Saturday, January 3 ~ 5pm Vigil Mass
Sunday, January 4 ~ 7:30am, 9am, 11am Masses
St. Irene Church28W441 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555630.393.2400
The Rosary will be prayed in the Church on the first Sunday of every month at 6:50am
Worship Time ~ A mix of Bible story-telling, prayer, songs, crafts, snacks. A special time to be shared for parents with their 4-5 year old. Group meets each Tuesday, 4:30-5:45pm, October through April. Cost $95 per child with parent. Contact Mary Kravchuk to enroll or with questions, 630.393.2400 ext 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eucharistic Adoration ~ NEW EXTENDED HOURS ~ Thursdays 7:30am to 8:00pm To sign up for a 30 or 60 min segment contact Cathy at 630.393.9543, Vivienne at 630.665.9763 or Jean at 630.836.0996.
Attention Adorers! We need coverage for ALL hours of adoration from 8am thru 4pm on Thursdays. Please sign up for 30 or 60 minute segments by calling Cathy at 630-393-9543, Vivienne at 630.665.9763, or Jean at 630.836.0996.
Traveling? Visit www.masstimes.org or call 1.734.794.2100. Pick up a builletin for us!
St. Irene has an automated giving program ~ Consider using "ParishPay"; to enroll visit www.parishpay.com or call parish office.
Is the Holy Spirit calling you? We need volunteers in the following areas ~ call Annette at 630.393.2400 ext 22:
Speak Spanish? ~ Bilingual adult mentors needed to help prepare parents who have children in sacramental preparation. Time commitment is only one hour each month. Contact Annette at 630.393.2400 est 22 if you or someone you know can help.
Bridge Communities ~ A grassroots charitable organization serving homeless families in DuPage County. Its mission is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services. As a partner, the St. Irene’s Bridge Committee is seeking volunteers to help serve our homeless family. If interested in volunteering, contact Tim Delaney at email@example.com. For more general info refer to www.bridgecommunities.org.
Help Needed ~ The family sponsored by St. Irene through Bridge Communities (see above) is in need of items as winter approaches. See the bulletin for more info or call Lisa Gruneisen at 630.881.0213 to arrange pick up of items.
Music Ministry ~ St. Irene has youth, adult, and hand bell choirs, new members welcome! Call Ryan Matthew Rump, 630.393.2400 ext 18.
Crisis Prayer Chain ~ If in need of immediate prayers or to volunteer, contact Deacon Bill & Beverly Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.969.3743. Prayer requests forwarded to parishioners who volunteer for this ministry.
Ministers of Care ~ Help visit the sick and homebound of our parish. Call Annette, 630.393.2400 ext 22.
Prayer Shawl Ministry ~ Aware of someone who would be blessed by a prayer shawl or interested in knitting or crocheting? No experience necessary, we can teach you! Contact Paula Peterson, email@example.com or 630.319.3998.
St. Irene hosts Hospitality after each Mass on 2nd Sundays of the month ~ Join in fellowship, coffee, pastries, and perhaps hear the calling of the Holy Spirit to serve one of the wonderful ministries listed above. Contact Anna Saake, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up your ministry for an upcoming Hospitality. Contact Diane at 630.836.9991 or email@example.com to help with Hospitality - always needed!
NEW SCHEDULING PROCESS FOR PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS ~ Click HERE to sign up for a Mass and plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in with an usher. Also see "Parish Ministries" tab above.
Keep Christ in Christmas Program 2014 ~ Our Knights of Columbus are involved again this year; car magnets ($5) and buttons ($2) will be sold after all Masses beginning Nov 29.
Knights of Columbus Turkey Raffle & Card Party ~ Friday, Nov 21, 7pm-midnight, ACL. Join us for this annual event, $8 admission includes chili, sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee, bring your own alcohol beverage. Turkey raffles hourly. Bring your own table game or decks of cards will be provided. Everyone welcome!
Baby Shower Collection ~ American Heritage Girls Troop IL3126 is sponsoring a collection for Waterleaf Women's Center, which supports young women facing unplanned pregnancies. See the bulletin for requested donations and please drop all items in church Nov 22-23 and Nov 29-30. Contact Elaine at 630-851-9551 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Market Day & St. Irene Food Pantry ~ Are joining forces to help Warrenville families. Simply add extra items to your Market Day order (see bulletin for suggestions) and on Nov 22 pick-up, just let them know what you want to donate and they will take care of the rest. Order online at www.marketday.com. For more info call Marcia at 630.836.9743
Christmas Giving Tree ~ On the Giving Tree this year will be tags for the Youth Center in Warrenville and our Bridge Community family. The tree will be in the narthex Nov 29 & 30 and we ask for unwrapped gifts, with the tree tag taped to the items, be returned by Dec 14.
Light-up for Christ Program ~ Saturday, Nov 29 after 5pm Mass, St. Irene's youth poster contest winners will light up the Church. Hospitality to follow in the ACL.
Breakfast with Santa! ~ Sunday, Nov 30, 8am-1pm, All you can eat Pancake Breakfast. $6 per person or $20 for family of 4 or more. Santa will arrive at 9am and leave for the North Pole at noon…professional pictures available or take your own selfie with Santa!
Christmas Sharing ~ Each year our parish participates in this program, collecting like-new/new clothes, new toys, gift cards to help those in need in Warrenville. Volunteers needed to collect, organize, sort, fold and display items - spanish speakers extremely helpful on shopping days. We will be collecting items through Nov 30. To volunteer contact Teri Lindeman at 630.248.5885. See bulletin for more details.
SYMBOLON, The Catholic Faith Explained ~ Monday, Dec 1, 7:00-8:30pm in the ACL for "The Holy Spirit & The Life of Grace", the 6th of 10 in the series.
St. Irene Senior Christmas Luncheon ~ Thursday, Dec 4, 11:30am in the ACL.
Community Blood Drive ~ Saturday, Dec 6, 7am-12pm at the VFW. KC-6710 and VFW Post 8081 are sponsors, full breakfast and a chance to win a $25 gas card for all who donate. Walk-in's Welcome! For more info call Joe at 630.876.1136.
KC & Ladies of Columbus Family Mass ~ Sunday, Dec 7, 11am, everyone invited, hospitality afterwards.
Food Baskets ~ Hams & turkeys for the Christmas baskets appreciated by Dec 12. See bulletin for other items needed. Thank you!
SYMBOLON, The Catholic Faith Explained ~ Monday, Jan 12, 7:00-8:30pm in the ACL for "Why Do I Need the Church", the 7th of 10 in the series. Learn about your Catholic Faith from some of the leading theologians in the country through beautifully crafted teaching and state of the art video. See bulletin for all titles and dates.
St. Irene annual Chili Cook-off ~ Saturday, January 24 ~ Save the date!
See this week's bulletin for specific details on these and more activities!
We, the members of the St. Irene Parish Family, are called to be a Catholic Community of Faith. As a Community, we gather together for worship, fellowship, and mutual support. United by baptism, we are called by God to carry out the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ, who came to serve, to challenge, and to teach. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to preach, to teach and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus with our lives, in both our actions and our words, evangelizing in the name of Jesus.