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St. Scholastica Parish

7800 Janes Avenue

Woodridge, IL 60517

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Pope Francis recently asked us “to make room in our hearts for those who have sinned, those who have made mistakes and are in jail." St. Scholastica is partnering with Companions Journeying Together to start a pen pal club; parishioners will have the opportunity to be a pen pal with a person who is imprisoned.  

Mail time is very hard for those who never receive a card or letter.  Will you consider joining our club?

Companions offers us a post office box to use as a return address, and they will also provide training.

Being present to a person in prison can make a big difference. One prisoner expressed it this way, “When you have someone writing to you regularly it really does affect a person’s whole attitude and outlook.”     

email Shawn Denning sdenning@stscholasticaparish.org

Pen Pal Ministry to Prisoners

Phone: 1.630.985.2351

Fax: 1.630.985.8770

E-mail: archabbess@aol.com

St. Scholastica Parish

 

To Contact Us:

CATHOLICS COME HOME.org  - Catholics Returning Home

 

Do you know someone who has left the Church?  Most of us do not have to look very far to find non-practicing Catholics in our circle of family and friends.  Many of us are concerned about these loved ones, but we don’t know how to help them.  Obviously, most of them are searching, but how can we help them find their way home?

pray for them

extend a personal invitation to them; tell them that we miss them and would like for them to come back home to our Church family

pass this on to anyone who might be interested

email Shawn Denning  sdenning@stscholasticaparish.org.

Bereavement Support Needed ?

 

We hope to meet the needs of those in the parish who are grieving a loss – recent or not so recent. 

Meetings are every other Friday morning.

email Shawn Denning sdenning@stscholasticaparish.org  

Sign up at www.griefshare.org for 365 daily, encouraging emails.  God’s blessings on your journey.

REACH OUT to divorced Catholic neighbors, friends, and relatives by sharing these websites:

Catholicscomehome.org

DivorcedCatholic.org

CatholicsDivorce.com

The sites lovingly help clear up misconceptions concerning separation, divorce and remarriage in and outside the Catholic Church.

“Let these men and women know that the Church loves them and that she is not far from them. The divorced and remarried are and remain her members, because they have received Baptism and retain their Christian faith.” Pope John Paul II, Feb. 1997

Email Shawn Denning – sdenning@stscholasticaparish.org  should you want to initiate an annulment