News & Announcements
Seminarian Support 2018 - 2019
Thank you for your support
Through our RSVP Vocations Support Program Raffle and our Keep Christ in Christmas Button and Magnet Sales and your generous support, we are able to provide assistance this year to not one but two Seminarians!
A Higher Purpose
Keep the faith alive by supporting our seminarians and postulants. As the strong right arm of the church, the Knights of Columbus are committed to providing moral, financial and spiritual support to future priests and religious at all stages of their formation.
The Knights of Columbus stand in solidarity with our priests and religious. Through this program, council and parish families will raise funds to support seminarians in their area. Though financial support is vitally important, it is not the only aspect of RSVP. Councils are also called to provide their “adopted” seminarian or religious aspirant with moral support and prayers for their success.
1st Year Theology, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary
Ordination Year: 2021
Home Town: Bogotá, Colombia
Home Parish: Immaculate Conception 44th
Undergraduate: Bogota (Journalism)
Graduate Degree: 2011
Languages: Spanish, English and French
Hobbies: Quality time with friends, Walking, Travel, Theater, Alpha course.
Tidbit: I did missionary work in Belize for two years.
Favorite Saint: St. Anthony of Padua, St Therese of Lisieux.
What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?
The Christmas Concert every year.
Home Town: Arlington Heights, IL
Home Parish: St. Cecilia
Favorite Saint: .
What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at St. Joseph thus far?
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Archdiocese of Chicago News
The Archdiocese of Chicago serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region).
Father Arthur Olsen – Rest In Peace
St. Emily Parish has lost a beloved friend and spiritual guide, Father Arthur Olsen.
Reverend Arthur John Olsen, Jr., 53, Mundelein ordination class of 1999, died unexpectedly at St. Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Niles, on October 16, 2017. Father Olsen was recovering from surgery. Fr. Arthur served the parish of St. Emily from July 2014 to Spring 2016, touching the lives of many.
Surviving Father Olsen are his father, Arthur, Sr., and siblings, Lori Baker, Erik, John and Chris Olsen.
We mourn his passing and offer our prayers for his family and friends and, we say thank you to them for having shared him with us . How blessed we have been to know Fr. Arthur as both Priest and friend.
Lying in State— Thursday (10/26) at St. Emily Church from 4 to 8 PM and Friday (10/27) 10 to 11 AM.
Mass of Christian Burial — Friday (10/27) at St. Emily Church at 11:00 AM.
Interment — Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside
Father Ronald Navoy will be the main celebrant of the funeral Mass. A classmate, Father Daniel Brandt, will be the homilist. Bishop George Rassas will preside in choir dress. Priests are invited to concelebrate, and are asked to bring an alb and white or archdiocesan stole. Bishops may preside in choir dress, and are asked to advise St. Emily Parish of their participation by calling (847) 824-5049.
Notes of condolence may be sent to John Olsen, 1497 Lake Shore Court, Barrington, Illinois 60010.
St. Emily Mourns the Sudden Loss of Deacon Pete Hadju
Deacon Peter Hadju of St. Emily collapsed and died last night, Monday, while at a meeting at St. Emily.
His wife requests an honor guard for his wake/funeral.
Wake Thursday 6/9:
From 3-8 PM.
Honor Guard from 6-8 PM.
St. Emily, 1400 E. Central Rd, Mt. Prospect.
Friday 6/10 at 11 AM
St. Emily, 1400 E. Central Rd, Mt. Prospect.
A prayer for “Renew My Church”
Lord Jesus, you speak to us today, as you spoke to holy men and women who have gone before us. In every age and in our own time, you call to us and say: Renew My Church. Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us, and so enable us to hear you clearly to listen to each other attentively to imagine our future boldly to discern your direction wisely to persevere in your holy will courageously to stay together in charity to surrender our own plans readily to embrace the greater good to hand on your gifts to future generations. May we remain in the holy company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles, and all the saints. May their example and presence inspire us with patient confidence in the work of your grace. We ask this of you who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians
O God of all the nations,
the One God who is and was and always will be,
in your providence you willed that your Church
be united to the suffering of your Son.
Look with mercy on your servants who are
persecuted for their faith in you.
Grant them perseverance and courage
to be worthy imitators of Christ.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations
to work for peace among all peoples.
May your Spirit open conversion
for those who contradict your will,
that we may live in harmony.
Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom,
and to always seek your will in our lives.
Through Christ our Lord.
Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Day Salute - 2015
Thanks to Knights of Columbus and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Moore, United States Army for playing TAPS at the end of Mass today at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines,Il.