Our Parish!

Parish Calendar   –   Parish Bulletin

 We Now Have a Parish Bulletin Board

Located at the main entrance to the church.

There you will find a monthly schedule of meetings, notices of upcoming events in and around the parish and sometimes photos of recent doings right here at St. Jane. Check it out!  Our New Parish bulletin board was donated by The Ladies Guild.



Please join us

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month

at 7:00 P.M.

 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Divine Mercy Chaplet

 Litany of the Blessed Virgin


At St. Jane de Chantal and Our Lady of Snows

Please join our combined efforts to weekly pray for Vocations at either parish starting in July.

Join us every Thursday at St. Jane de Chantal

4:30-6:30 P.M.


Every Wednesday at Our Lady of the Snows;

4812 S Leamington

7:00-8:00 P.M.


Also, Last Saturday of each Month at 8:30A.M.  at St. Jane de Chantal Holy Mass, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Devotions for Vocation


At Holy Name Cathedral

All are invited to car pool from our parking lot on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. for a 2:00 p.m. Mass with Cardinal Cupich. It would be great to get some representatives from the parish to attend. The entire Archdiocese is invited. Could be crowded which is why we are leaving so early.


Also, we are blessed to have the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visit our parish all day arriving Wednesday, October 11th for the 8:30 a.m. mass and leaving after Benediction at 8:00 p.m. This statue, blessed by Pope Paul VI and sent to America by the Bishop of Fatima has been crisscrossing the nation since 1967. The Pope sent 25 Statues to different countries and we have the privilege to see this Beautiful Statue of the Virgin Mary.  2017 is the Centennial Year Anniversary of the Apparitions, approved as worth of Belief by the Church. All are welcome and encouraged to come visit this Statue and hear the Messages of Fatima from our speaker, Mr. Thomas J. Dunn, custodian of the Statue. The itinerary of the day shown below will also follow in our bulletins and Facebook page.


Come and celebrate your Catholic Faith in Christ, in the 100th Anniversary Year of the apparitions in Lisbon, Portugal, by participating in Holy Mass, praying the Holy Rosary and listening to the custodian of the traveling Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Please feel free to come when you are available.
The itinerary for this special day is as follows:
8:30 a.m. – Holy Mass – Includes
Talk by custodian of the traveling Statue.
10:00 a.m. – All School Mass – Includes
Talk by custodian of the traveling Statue
Praying a short rosary.
12:00 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with
Adoration and prayer of the Holy Rosary.
1:00 p.m. – Prayer of the Holy Rosary
2:00 p.m. – Prayer of the Holy Rosary
3:00 p.m. – Prayer of the Holy Rosary
4:00 p.m. – Prayer of the Holy Rosary
5:00 p.m. – Prayer of the Holy Rosary
6:10 p.m. – REF Program – Includes
Opening Song – Immaculate Mary
Short Rosary
Talk by custodian of traveling Statue
Closing Song
6:45 p.m. – Dismissal to class.
7:30 p.m. – Polish Mass and benediction.   


Join the 2017 Public Rosary Rally

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the

Marian Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.

At Soukal Floral Grass Garden Area

6118 Archer Ave., Chicago, Saturday, October 14th, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Please bring your rosary. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

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 St. Francis of Assisi Pet Blessing

Saturday, October 7, 2017

11:30 a.m.

In the Healing Garden

Check out these page on Youth Ministry

 Youth Ministry Webpage

Youth Ministry Facebook Page

(Open to all High School Teens)


St. Jane Religious Education & Formation (REF)

2017/2018 Year Has Started!!

Are Your Children Registered?

You may register your child/ren at the Rectory during regular business hours 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Registration forms can be obtained at the Rectory or online on our website.   A $20 late fee will be applied to the registration.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from September 6th to April 29th from 6:10 PM to 7:30 PM.  Every Wednesday will begin in the church with opening prayers and then the children will be dismissed to go to the school with their catechist for their lesson.


Results from Renew My Church Survey



SPRED – Special Religious Education

Faith Formation and Inclusion for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities.

SPRED  (Special Religious Development) created by the Archdiocese of Chicago is a unique program offering spiritual enrichment, for persons with developmental disabilities and/or learning problems including autism and ADHD. With the support of the SPRED Agency, a parish welcomes these children and adults into small faith community where they form friendships with people from the parish who journey with them in faith. SPRED helps each participant to know God and prepare them for full participation in the sacramental life of the parish.

There are four particular age groups in the SPRED Archdiocese program with each parish focusing on a certain age group. The groups are: 6-10 year old children; 11-16 year old teens; 17-21 year old young people; and adults (22 years and older). The SPRED program at St. Jane offers the opportunity to young adults and adults.   Our group consists of eight adult volunteer and seven friends.  Through prayer, activities, stories, Scripture reading, song and a simple meal, our catechists’ help our special friends learn and understand about our faith.

If you are a parent with a special needs child or adult we welcome you to further explore this unique program.  For additional information please contact our rectory and ask to speak to Fr. Cronin or Deacon Ron.

We are also in need of volunteers.  Please note that You Do Not Need Experience or feel that you must have prior knowledge of what this is about.  The only requirement is that you are over 21 years of age and have a love for working with people!  Believe me when I say, SPRED is a very worthwhile ministry where the rewards far outweigh the benefits. To learn more please contact the rectory and speak to Deacon Ron.


 Listen to the call in your heartears-to-hear

* Are you feeling a call to serve at St. Jane? Have you possibly thought of offering your services as a Eucharistic Minister? Contact Deacon Ron at 773.585.2617 and let’s talk.

* Are you feeling a call to serve at St. Jane? Have you possibly thought of joining the Hungry & Homeless group, offering assistance to the poor and homeless? Contact Deacon Ron at 773.585.2617 and let’s talk.

* Are you feeling a call to serve at St. Jane? Have you possibly thought of exploring our new SPRED Religious Education Program for children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact Mrs. Irma Villarreal at 773.484.5215 and let’s talk.

* Are you feeling a call to serve at St. Jane in other ways? Contact Deacon Ron at 773.585.2617 and let’s talk.

To see all our ministries click here PARISH MINISTRIES

Summer is a great time to relax and reflect on what it might be that God is calling us to. Ministry is not just about doing. It is all about hearts touching hearts, hands reaching out to hands, prayers that bring hope to the hopeless. Knowing that we all have a part to play in God’s plan of Salvation in bringing about His Kingdom here on earth.




Last year in response to 2016 Louisiana Flooding “Hope’s on the Way”, a group of deacons and volunteers developed an effort to provide 5-gallon buckets filled with cleaning supplies. With the support of many parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago over 400 buckets were filled and delivered to the flood victims of Louisiana.  In addition, 100 Buckets of Hope were sent to aid the flood victims of North Carolina.   Now almost one year later another devastating catastrophic flood has    occurred, this time in TEXAS.  Hope’s on the Way again stands ready to respond and we need your help.   Listed below are the items that will fill a “Bucket of Hope.”  We are asking for donations of any of the items on this list – from a few sponges to filling the complete list.

ALL items can be brought to St. Jane collection boxes in church.

Two Liquid Household Cleaner, 12 to 16 oz. cleaner that can be mixed with water. (NO BLEACH).

Liquid Laundry Detergents, 25 to 50 oz. bottle.

Dish Soap 16 to 28 oz. bottle any brand.

One  can of Air Freshener (aerosol or pump).

18 Cleaning Handy Wipes or Reusable Wipes. (No terry cleaning towels).

Seven Sponges (No cellulose due to mold issue).

Five Scouring Pads (No pads of any kind that will rust).

One Scrub Brush- plastic or wooden handle (No toilet bowl or kitchen brushes)

Clothes Line (two 50-foot or one 100-foot, cotton or plastic).

Fifty Clothes Pins.

Two pairs of Disposable Waterproof Gloves Lg. size (rubber or latex).

One pair of Work Gloves, Large – (leather palms necessary).

Twenty-Four Heavy Duty Trash Bags (30 to 45-gallon size).

Five Dust Masks.

Note:  We find that most items are $1 and can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.

For those wishing to make a monetary contribution to support the purchase of cleaning supplies,– $30 is average cost of bucket/lid and supplies,- – your check should be made out to Hope’s on The Way and mailed to:  Office of the Diaconate, Hurricane Harvey 2017, 816 Marengo Ave., Forest Park, Illinois 60130.   Recognition of your check donation will be mailed to you.



Ladies Guild


Bunco Tuesday, September 26, in the school lunch room.  Doors open at 6:45 pm and games begin at 7:00 p.m.  The cost per player is $10 with prizes awarded based on the number of players.  The popular split-the-pot raffle can win you some extra cash.  Soft drinks, water and coffee is supplied by the Guild, but BYOB is okay too.  Bring a snack to share.  It’s fun.  Contact Andi Pocica at 773-610-5686 for information.

St. Jane Ladies Guild Membership is only $5.  For information, please call Andi Pocica at 773-610-5686.  Thank you.

There appears to be a misconception circulating that the St. Jane Ladies Guild has closed.  Rest assured, it has not.  Two major changes have occurred.

1) Instead of a roster of officers, a group of eight members have created, with the approval of the general membership present at its, June 6, 2017 meeting, a Board of Directors which, upon discussion and deliberation, will make various decisions with regard to the direction of the Guild.  This Board will take control of financial decisions regarding the continued support of various programs and other extraordinary expenses in support of the parish and school.

2) The Guild will no longer meet on a monthly basis.  General meetings will be held in September, December, March and June.  Should the occasion arise, a special meeting will be called to discuss pressing issues.  All women of the parish are welcome to attend these meetings and to submit their dues through the pink envelope included in your recent envelope packet.  Additionally, two Masses will be celebrated by the Ladies Guild during the year, one in November for our deceased members and one in June to celebrate the end of our year.

The Guild in this current form will continue to host monthly bunco nights, the proceeds of which will be used to support the many programs it has supported in the past.  Four lottery raffles will be held during the year in December, February, May and June.  The funds raised through these efforts will be used for our eighth grade grants and our donation to the teachers for their extraordinary expenses during the school year.  Unfortunately, the popular Spaghetti Dinners and the Christmas Bake Sale will no longer be events of the Ladies Guild.

As you can see, we are alive and well and we hope this will put the rumors of our demise to rest.  For information, please contact Andrea Pocica at 773-610-5686.


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We are sponsoring a “Night at the Races” at Hawthorne on October 21st. Price will include the suite, beer/wine and food. Those who have attended before know what a great night it is. To purchase a ticket simply call or text Mike Zaragoza at 773-590-2004.

Make our Facebook page a regular spot to visit to know all off our events and plans.

Please text Lou at 773-447-7964 if you are interested in any of these upcoming events.

The St. Jane de Chantal Senior Club

If your parish no longer has a senior club, you are welcomed to join ours, currently we have members from several nearby parishes, you may see your neighbors. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in Ward Hall, 5151 S. McVicker AV., Chicago.  Coffee, tea, and pastries are served at every meeting and occasionally we also serve lunch.  Dues are $10/year and there is a $3.00 door fee.

Our first meeting of 2017-18 is Sept. 18.  Jewel-Osco will be on site to provide flu shots to members, and we will serve pizza from D’Anardo’s.

Oct. 2 our speaker will be Mary Ann Dybala; a book exchange will be available, no need to bring a book to take a book.

Oct. 16 will find us decorating pumpkins and enjoying Subway sandwiches and salad.

Nov. 6 we will remember our deceased members at a 9:30 a.m. Mass in Church.  Members who are veterans, and parishioners currently serving in the Armed Forces will be represented by an Honor Guard at the meeting.  We’ll play Bingo and the book exchange will be available.

Nov. 20 we will have a Cake Walk and enjoy a warm lunch.

Dec. 5 our annual Christmas party will be held at the Mayfield, complete with good food, entertainment, and prizes.  The cost of tickets is TBD.

The next meeting will be Feb. 5, 2018 back at Ward Hall. A representative from the RTA will address the transportation issues of Seniors.

Feb. 19 is President’s Day. The book exchange will be out, we’ll celebrate, play bingo, and enjoy soup and sandwiches.

Mar. 5 there will be a Kitchen & Bath themed Penny Social.

Mar. 19 is St. Joseph’s day and we will have a party with hot food and entertainment by Dennis Motyka.

Apr. 2 is the day after Easter, so there is NO MEETING

Apr. 16, in honor of Earth Day April 22, Jerry Soukal, of Soukal Florist and Greenhouse, will give us tips on bringing our gardens back to life after the long winter. The book exchange will be available.

May 7 is the election of officers for the 2018-20 term.  We will play Bingo, and enjoy a delicious meal.

May 21 there will be another Cake Walk, and the book exchange.

June 4 is the last meeting before the summer break.  We will celebrate this with a Beach Party at Ward Hall, without the sand. There will be entertainment and some special surprises.




Share your talent!!!   We need You!

Do you play any instruments or Sing?

Do you know someone who does?

We need you for our Sundays

Reading music is not necessary!

Thursday Choir Meetings!

If you are interested in joining any of the choirs –

Children’s Choir 2:35pm, Teen Choir 5:30pm and Adult Choir 7:00pm.

Contact Andrzej Ciupek music director, if interested at

773- 767-2411 Or

email me andrzej.stjanedechantal@yahoo.com

Sing with Jesus!!!



Our Hungry & Homeless Brown Bag group aside from making monthly sandwiches, has become involved with an activity called “We Care Bags”.

It is a 1 gallon zip lock bag containing snacks and assorted items in “Travel Size”  such as; chemical hand-warmer packets, winter gloves, lip balm, wet wipes, tissues, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste kits, travel size first aid kit, combs, shampoo, deodorant, shave cream, disposable shavers, granola bars, crackers, candy, cookies, pudding… the list is endless.


Once collected and sorted they are placed in a bags.  We ask that all items donated be Travel Size in order for everything to fit in a zip lock bag.   The “We Care Bags” will be handed out to the homeless as our teams travel throughout the city.  A special collection box will be set up at the front of the church to accept donations.

If you have any questions or would like to be part of our Hungry & Homeless group please contact Deacon Ron at 773-585-2617. Deacon Ron



The adult community would make wonderful servers for this Mass. Please call me if interested and I will give you a quick lesson. No experience needed, just your faith and a willingness to serve the Lord.

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2 thoughts on “Our Parish!

  1. I would like to become a parishioner of St. Jane’s how do I register? Can I do it on line or do I need to come to the rectory/parish office? And where is that located.

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