Immaculate Conception of Mary – December 8

  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Holy Day of Obligation
  • Masses at 6:30 am, 8:30 am (St. Giles School) and 6 pm
  • All Masses will be held at St. Giles Church

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the patronal Feast Day of the United States of America – Come to celebrate one of the most important Feast Days in honor of Mary, our Blessed Mother and ask her to intercede for us and for our country.

2023 Advent and Christmas Prayer and Reflection

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Want to Schedule Mass Intentions 2023-2024?


  • Weekly Confession at Saint Giles Church
    Saturdays – 8:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Additional Confession at Saint Giles Church
    Friday, December 22 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Confession at Saint Catherine of Siena-Saint Lucy Church
    Monday, December 11 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Oak Park Catholic Community Reconciliation Service at Saint Giles Church
    Monday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
  • Advent Circle Garden – A Meditative Prayer Experience, open to all!
    McDonough Hall on the Saint Giles Campus, 1101 Columbian Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Saturday, December 16 – 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    Sunday, December 17 – 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Monday, December 18 – 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Prayer Service at 7:00 pm)
    Tuesday, December 19 – 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
    Wednesday, December 20 – 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
    Thursday, December 21 – 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
    More Information



  • Saturday, December 23
    4:30 pm at Saint Giles Church
    5:00 pm – Family Mass Community in Saint Giles School Gym
  • Sunday, December 24
    8:00 am at Saint Giles Church
    9:00 am at Saint Catherine of Siena-Saint Lucy Church

CHRISTMAS EVE – Sunday, December 24

Certain Masses may be live-streamed; times to be determined.

  • 3:00 pm – Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Giles Church – Children’s Pageant
  • 5:00 pm – Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Catherine of Siena-Saint Lucy Church – Children’s Pageant
  • 5:00 pm – Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Giles Church – Teen Choir
  • 7:30 pm – Family Mass Community Christmas Eve Mass in the Saint Giles School Gym – Carols begin at 7:00 pm
  • 10:30 pm – Christmas Vigil Mass at Saint Giles Church – Carols begin at 10:00 pm with Combined Choir

CHRISTMAS DAY – Monday, December 25

Certain Masses may be live-streamed; times to be determined.

  • 9:00 am at Saint Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church – Praise Choir
  • 10:30 am at Saint Giles Church

Regular Liturgy / Confession Schedule


Want to Schedule Mass Intentions 2023-2024?


  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Weekday Mass at 6:30 am
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Weekday Mass 8:30 am
  • Saturday Morning – Weekday Mass at 8 am
  • Vigil Weekend Mass – Saturday at 4:30 pm
  • Sunday Masses at 8 am and 10:30 am
  • Sunday Family Mass (FMC) at 10 am – St. Giles School Gym – Information Below!
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation / Confessions – Saturday from 8:30 to 9 am – Private Confessions by Appointment – MORE INFORMATION


  • Sunday Mass at 10 am with the Family Mass Community in St. Giles School Gym (1030 Linden Avenue – 2nd Floor) – MORE INFORMATION
  • CLICK HERE to join us via Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 874 7871 3065 – Passcode: 005586
  • Questions? – Contact Alex Ryan at


  • Wednesday – Weekday Mass at 8:30 am – St Catherine – St. Lucy School Mass
  • Sunday Mass at 9 am
  • Oak Park Catholic Parishes Sunday Evening Mass at 5 pm – Information Below!


  • We are excited to announce that we added a new Sunday evening Mass to our weekend Mass schedule beginning in January – MORE INFORMATION BELOW!
  • Sunday Mass at 5 pm – CLICK TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER


The Covid pandemic of 2020 has taught us much about new ways of being church – Our livestream Masses will continue through our ST. GILES YOUTUBE CHANNEL or our ST. CATHERINE-ST. LUCY YOUTUBE CHANNEL so that those who are unable to be with us physically can join with us during Mass spiritually.

  • December 2 (St. Giles) – 1st Sunday of Advent – Saturday at 4:30 pm – CLICK HERE
  • December 10 (St. Giles) – 2nd Sunday of Advent – Sunday at 10:30 am – CLICK HERE
  • December 16 (St. Giles) – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Saturday at 4:30 pm – CLICK HERE
  • December 24 (St. Giles) – 4th Sunday of Advent – Sunday at 10:30 am – CLICK HERE

Sunday Evening Mass at St. Edmund Church – SUSPENDED!

ATTENTION PARISHIONERS – The Sunday Evening 5 pm Mass that began on January 22, 2023 at St. Edmund Church has been suspended until further notice due to significant damage of the church structure by the severe weather during Holy Week.

We are excited to announce that we have added a new Sunday evening Mass to our weekend Mass schedule. For several years throughout the Renew My Church process, we have been discussing the possibility of jointly sharing responsibility for a new Sunday evening Mass geared towards a more robust welcome of Young Adults in their twenties and thirties. While the focus will be on growing a Young Adult outreach in the greater Oak Park Catholic community, it should be noted that ALL ARE WELCOME to join in this weekly Eucharist. The beauty of every Mass on any given weekend is that indeed, “everyone” is there! However, it is possible for a particular Mass to extend an increased effort at welcoming a particular demographic of the Church.

We are also aware that many young families will welcome this time as Sunday morning sporting events can sometimes conflict with participating in a morning Mass on the Lord’s Day.

Frs. Carl, Rex, and Robert, along with the Music Directors from our two unified parishes, have been meeting for several months with a core group of young adults to begin planning for this a weekly Mass that will hopefully become a meeting place, outreach and ministry site for young adults to share and celebrate their faith in our area. This Mass will be co-sponsored by the two Oak Park Catholic Parishes, Ascension and St. Edmund and St. Catherine-St. Lucy and St. Giles. Our parish priests will rotate as the presiders. Our Music Directors, David Anderson, Sue Kaszynski and Michael Silhavy, will be forming a new young adult ensemble of singers and instrumentalists and will share leadership and coordination of the overall music ministry for this Mass. Jane Anne Campbell will coordinate the young adult liturgical ministers who will be serving at this weekly Mass. It is our hope and goal for all Music and Liturgical Ministries (Lectors, Greeters, Servers, and Ministers of Communion) to be provided by our young adults.

Young adults interested in serving in any music or liturgical role can use the online form linked below, then enter your contact information and areas of interest. You may also contact any of our parish priests or any of the music directors at our different sites: David Anderson at, Michael Silhavy at, or Sue Kaszynski at

Those interested in serving for a ministry other than music, should contact Jane Anne Campbell at


Oak Park Catholic Parishes – 5 PM Sunday Evening Mass

The 5:00 pm Sunday evening Mass welcomes all Oak Park Parish Communities and is currently held at St. Catherine of Siena – St. Lucy Church – This Mass is also geared toward young adult community members on the 4th Sunday of each Month, with hospitality and community building activities after Mass.

JaneAnne Campbell, the liturgy coordinator from Ascension – St. Edmunds, organizes the Mass and Alex Ryan assists. All are welcome to sign up to be a lector, eucharistic minister, server or greeter. Volunteer scheduling for THIS Mass has its own separate signup genius, independent of the scheduling for all the other Masses.

CLICK HERE if you want to sign up to help. Please let Alex Ryan ( know if you have any difficulty signing up, or any questions about the 5 PM Sunday Mass!


  • All are welcome at St. Catherine of Siena – St. Lucy, St. Giles and St. Edmund Churches. Pandemic Restrictions on numbers in the church are lifted, and we no longer need to require registration prior to attending Masses or any other prayer service or event. Come to church whenever you are able.
  • Masks are optional for all those entering the Churches and all buildings on the Parish campus.
  • During Mass and other services, come to participate with your heart and your voice! We will be providing worship aids so that we may once again all sing together.
  • Eucharistic Ministers will continue to sanitize their hands prior to the distribution of communion. Those coming to communion may have their hands sanitized if they wish.

Some may be nervous about returning to Mass and those that have been back in church may be nervous about these changes. Greeters and Ushers will remain present as you enter the building to ease the transition back to church. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of the greeters or ushers and they can assist you.

Our hearts yearn to be present again with each other. Welcome Home!

Next St. Giles Broadcast Mass

JANUARY 1, 2023

Live-streamed on December 31 at 4:30 pm

Worship Aid (PDF) – PARTICIPATE!


Live-streamed on July 17 at 5 pm

Worship Aid (PDF) – PARTICIPATE!

PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION – My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Family Mass Community – Prayer Service Via Zoom

Mass in the Courtyard with the Family Mass – All are Welcome!

Eucharistic Adoration

  • Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm in the Church
  • CLICK HERE for more information