The Kane County Cougars is offering an "All Faiths Day: Catholic Edition" on Sunday, July 27th. At 11:00AM Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Burke Masters in the outfield of the Kane County Cougar's stadium. Ticket price is $10/person and includes entrance to the pre-game Mass as well as a reserved seat or the game. The Cougars are playing against the West Michigan Whitecaps. Game will begin at 1:00PM. To purchase your tickets, please contact Donna Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-365-0980. All are invited!!
Pentecost began with a beautiful candle-lit prayer vigil on Friday night. More than 35 people (plus some people just walking by) joined our prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It was a beautiful event and we will now take those candles, the flames, into the community and our daily lives and try and make a difference in the world. Then during our four masses this weekend, St. Gall was full of COLOR! Not only was the altar full of color in reds, oranges and yellows.....almost every parishioner was wearing their "flame" colors of red, orange or yellow! It was so beautiful and energizing to see so many parishioners celebrating the "birthday" of the Catholic Church. Watch for more information on our Pentecost Prayer Vigil here as we will link to all of the newspaper articles!
Father Seigel traveled to the Rockford Diocese on Tuesday June 3rd to present our donation to Hope for Haitians! Through your generosity, we raised exactly $50,000.00, which is enough money to build 7 homes! No other church in the Rockford Diocese has ever raised that much money! Thank you!(Merci)
For Lent, as an almsgiving project, some of our Religious Education Children traveled to Feed My Starving Children to box up meals for children in need. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's children hungry in body and spirit. They rely on people in the area to hand pack these meals which get shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world. More than 75 people from St. Gall attended and they hand packed 26,126 meals, which will feed 72 children for one year and this was 121 boxes total.