Pastor: Rev. Wayne Svida
Priest in Residence: Rev. Peter Cyscon
Mr. Edwin Hill
Mr. John Orzechowski
Through worship, prayer and sharing the Gospel Message of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, we offer our parish family the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with God. Transformed by His Spirit, our parishioners go forth into the larger community to minister to all of God's people, share the message of Jesus with others, and be a living witness to our Faith.
SHARING OUR TREASURE
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Sacrament of Penance:
Stations of the Cross
Saturday and Sunday: Closed (except by appointment)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Due to COVID-19, closed until further notice
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November 8 (contains the annual report)
Seating capacity limits and other COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
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Wednesday, February 17th, the archdiocese announced that, beginning July 1st, the new pastor of Our Lady of the Ridge and St. Linus Parish will be Reverend Mark Walter, the current pastor of St. Linus.
Thursday, January 21st, the archdiocese announced updates on the southwest suburbs of Chicago Ridge, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn and Palos Hills (“SW CHOP”) Renew My Church grouping.
Over the past several months, the grouping's Feedback and Discernment Teams, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and schools met to discern the future parish, school and church structures for their respective areas. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, they submitted feedback reports to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed the feedback reports and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries, and parish and grouping trends.
Over the course of the past several weeks, Cardinal Cupich, our auxiliary bishops and Presbyteral Council discussed the commission’s recommendations. Based on those discussions and prayerful consideration, the following decisions have been made:
The Chicago Ridge, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn and Palos Hills (SW CHOP) Renew My Church grouping includes the following parishes and schools:
The new structure will be:
Additional information will be forthcoming regarding the assignment of pastors. We hope to share this information within the next few weeks.
Over the next few months, the archdiocese and the pastors of the current parishes will support the communities in their transition to the new parish and school structures. The archdiocese’s Renew My Church Accompaniment Team will work with local leaders to ensure the uniting faith communities and staff are supported through this time of change. All parishes will embark on the next phase of renewal to become stronger, more sustainable and capable of reaching more people in their work of making disciples of Jesus Christ, building communities and inspiring witness.
Click HERE for a questionnaire seeking parishoner thoughts on the qualities we seek in a pastor for the new parish.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is being conducted electronically, this year. You may donate in one of three ways:
Split the Pot - Share the Gift
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Drop both your Sunday Offertory envelope and your Split the Pot/Share the Gift envelope in the collection basket as you enter church. If you are unable to attend Sunday Mass due to Mass capacity restrictions, you can drop off both envelopes through the mail slot in the rectory front door. Please remember that both the Sunday offertory envelope and the Split the Pot/Share the Gift envelope must be turned in together in order to participate. The results of the Split the Pot/Share the Gift drawing will be posted here each week. Thank you and stay safe.
From Sunday, February 14, 2021, envelope number 1607 was drawn for the Split the Pot/Share the Gift drawing. The parishioner assigned to this number did not participate. The total prize of $3,312.50 will be added to next week’s proceeds.
One of the many gifts that Jesus has given to His church is the gift of healing prayer. Our Lady of the Ridge has Prayer Ministers who have completed a formation program for this ministry. They are available to you as the need arises in your life. Our prayer ministers are available to pray with you after weekend liturgies one Sunday per month and by appointment. Due to the Covid-19 situation, our next scheduled Prayer Ministry dates are pending. To make a unique appointment, please call the Rectory (425-3800), leave your contact information, and a prayer minister will call to confirm your appointment.
Adoration Chapel - Due to the Covid-19 situation, the chapel is closed until further notice.
The Adoration Chapel is a quiet space for Eucharistic adoration. Meditate, read, pray, or simply sit with Jesus.
Are you Catholic and wish to complete the sacraments? Are you of another faith and wish to join the Catholic community?
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