Our Parish - Liturgy Schedule and Services

Every Friday during Lent

February 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 23 at 6 pm in Church




Since 2006, we have provided a Lenten Calendar asking all Catholics to accompany immigrants on their journey for justice. This year, please pray, fast, and act in support of the DREAM Act.

PRAY – God of all families, cultures, and nations you invite all of us to work together by accepting one another, appreciating one another, and valuing the gifts that each immigrant and refugee bring to us. Teach us to hold one another in love and respect. Today you invite all people – especially our young DREAMers- to bring their gifts and allow them to grow for the good of all. Help us to welcome and appreciate each other in our parish communities. We pray this in Christ our Lord. AMEN.

FAST – One day a week during Lent eat one simple meal consisting of rice and beans to commemorate Christ’s fasting during the wilderness and to empathize with immigrants coming to our country “hungry” for a better and dignified life.

ACT – During Lent, please email your elected officials to work towards a permanent and compassionate solution for DREAMers and their families. Visit the USCCB website to send an electronic postcard at: https://justiceforimmigrants.org/take-action/action-alerts/.

Follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/office.for.immigrant.affairs/
Visit - www.catholicsandimmigrants.org
For more information, contact Elena Segura at esegura@archchicago.org or 312-534-5333.


Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older
on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics
who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal.
Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs,
but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence,
are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.

By the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer
the Church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday.

All of the faithful and the catechumens should undertake
the serious practice of these three traditions. Failure to observe penitential days totally
or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.


Please come on Thursday, March 1
for Holy Hour with Rosary and Benediction at 7 pm in Church.
Come and spend an hour with Jesus to help strengthen
your faith, spirituality, and relationship with God.
Start the new year off right with Jesus at your side and leading the way!


Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council #1444 members invite
St. Christina parishioners to pray the Rosary with them after the 4 pm Saturday Mass
during months when there is a fifth Sunday in 2018:
April 28, July 28, September 29 and December 29.
Sir Knight Deacon Stan Rakauskas will lead the prayers.

Originally developed by the Knights of Columbus as 5th Sunday Rosary Program,
this service is now known as the Family Rosary Program
as part of the Knights’ Building the Domestic Church Initiative.
Rosaries will be available for those who may not have one.

Regular Liturgy Schedule and Services at Saint Christina Parish
Weekend Masses Saturday at 8 am and Vigil at 4 pm (fulfills Sunday obligation).
Sunday at 7:15 am, 8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am and 5 pm.
Weekdays Masses Monday through Friday at 6:30 am and 7:30 am.
Holy Days of Obligation Vigil Mass at 7 pm the evening before.
Masses at 6:30 am and 7:30 am.
Sacrament of Penance

Saturday from 3 to 3:45 pm in Church.
Monday through Friday immediately after 7:30 am Mass (approximately 7:55 am) and Saturday after the 8 am Mass in the Reconciliation Room.
At the Rectory anytime by appointment.

Guide to the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation
pdf Document - PREPARATION!

Rosary Monday through Friday after the 6:30 am and 7:30 am Masses in Church.
Saturday after the 8 am Mass in Church.
Sunday after the 7:15 am Mass in Church.
Eucharistic Devotions Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 pm in the Adoration Chapel. Thursday before First Friday from 7 to 8 pm in Church in addition to the time from 1 to 4 pm.
Come to the Eucharistic Adoration!!!
Matthew 26:36 talks about how Our Lord Jesus, while praying in the Garden called Gethsemane, said to Peter, James, and John, “So you could not keep watch and pray with me for one hour?”
As the story went, our Lord approached them three different times, and each time they were fast asleep. We are now calling for people to keep Our Lord company for one hour, one day per week in the Adoration Chapel. The Exposition hours are from 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
This is an urgent call, as we are experiencing many present adorers who are no longer able to serve because of age or health issues. For more information or to sign up, please call Carol Smith at 708-389-2710. You may leave a message with your name and phone number, and your call will be returned.
If you cannot make Adoration, please come to St. Christina Eucharistic Devotion in the Church on the Thursday before First Friday from 7 to 8 pm.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
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