The following article is a part of a continuing series of parishioner reflections by members of the Holy Child Jesus Parish We welcome your comments and feedback.

Advent

The new liturgical year begins today with the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is much more than the shopping season before Christmas. Advent is a time of anticipation, not for the presents that we may give and receive, but for the celebration of the coming of Jesus. Advent is a time of reflection when we think about the meaning of God incarnated into the human person Jesus, who lived exactly as we do with the sole exception of sin.

The following article is a part of a continuing series of parishioner reflections by members of the Holy Child Jesus Parish We welcome your comments and feedback.

Take Stock of Your Life

In these uncertain times, are you taking the opportunity to take stock of your life and where you stand with Jesus? We may be preparing ourselves for an uncertain future by staying indoors, getting a flu shot, or stocking our pantries. However, have you adopted the mindset to always be prepared for the Lord?

It’s clear that the Lord is acting at this time to accomplish purposes only known to Him. As we respect His hand at work and move interiorly into our homes, why not move interiorly into ourselves and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ?

The following article by parishioner Art Blumberg is one of a continuing series of reflections by members of the Holy Child Jesus Parish Unification Committee, sharing their thoughts, hopes, dreams, and visions for our parish. We welcome your comments and feedback.

We are now Holy Child Jesus Parish. How does this name relate to us?

Jesus was divine and human, one person with two natures. When we hear the name of Holy Child Jesus, we naturally think about his divine nature, that he was the son of God. But the name Holy Child Jesus should also make us think about Jesus as a human person, as an infant, a child. We were all children once. The name connects us, reminds us that, just like us, Jesus was truly human. He was not born with full knowledge of the world. He had to learn how to walk and talk. So did we. As a child, he studied his faith and his Scripture. If we want to know faith and Scripture, we too must study. Luke tells us the story of the twelve year old Jesus in the temple, “They found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers…And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.”

The following article by parishioner Tita Camilotes is the first in a series of reflections by members of the Holy Child Jesus Parish Unification Committee. In this series, committee members will share their thoughts, hopes, dreams, and visions for Holy Child Jesus Parish. We welcome your comments and feedback.

What a Beautiful Name It Is

“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High” Luke 1:31-32.

As the song goes, “What a beautiful…powerful…wonderful name it is…Nothing compares to this—the name of Jesus.” Yes, Holy Child Jesus is a very beautiful, powerful, and wonderful name that fits our new unified parish. Nothing can compare to this.

Our Holy Child Jesus Parish takes pride in its cultural diversity. We are the most diverse parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago—a Church from every nation and age, each with unique religious and cultural practices and traditions. This uniqueness identifies us. God has brought us together so we can share each other gifts—the richness of each other’s cultures and tradition. This sharing of gifts will help strengthen the identity of Holy Child Jesus Parish in a revitalized Catholic Church, with its universality and all-embracing nature. “We are many parts, we are all one body. And the gifts we have we were given to share.”

Mass Schedules

Weekdays Mass Schedule

Monday - Saturday
8:00 am (English)

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday
4:00 PM (English)
6:00 PM (Vietnamese)

Sunday
10:00 AM (English)
12:00 Noon (Bilingual - English and Vietnamese)

Reconciliation

Saturdays from 3:00-3:30 pm. 
1st & 3rd in English
2nd & 4th in English & Vietnamese

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