July 3rd, 2021, 5pm
July 11th 2021, 10am
July 17th 2021, 5pm
July 18th 2021, 10am
July 25th 2021, 10am
Council of Catholic Women
Our Council of Catholic Women (CCW) provides opportunities for ministry and socialization for the women of the Oratory. They have monthly meetings and fundraising for the parish, as well as supporting food drives and a prayer blanket ministry.
St. Bonaventure Cares
Every Sunday at 11:00 volunteers for St. Bonaventure Cares (SBC) gather in the gym to assemble brown bag lunches to be distributed to the hungry at the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of Lourdes.This program normally from the 1st Sunday of Advent through Easter Sunday.
The St. Sabastion Players
The St. Sebastian Players run a program of dramatic arts education along with 3 main-stage productions each year in the lower level of St. Bonaventure. The program is designed to bring community attention to the Oratory and raise needed funds for building maintenance.
Dear Community of
I am delighted to officially join you as your administrator! You are a small, but powerful, joyful, and generous community that comes together to worship, to build community and to serve others!
First, I would like to thank you for your ongoing witness of faith! Regardless of the transitions you have experienced over the years,
you faithfully join in prayer, and in service to others, with a witness that is inspiring and impactful.
Secondly, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of the Oratory. Our personal giving is an expression of our freedom as we
choose to share our resources with others! The Oratory needs your ongoing support, especially in this difficult Covid19 year. I humbly ask you to consider making an extra gift to the Oratory this Lent to help us balance our budget and ensure our ministries continue.
Third, every community is built on anchors of love and commitment. I am most grateful to Jim Masini for his ongoing dedication to our community and for his pastoral support. I am grateful to Rick Giannoni for keeping the Oratory welcoming and clean, and to our Women’s Council for their ongoing love and dedication that supports our community as a place of spiritual encounter. Every member of our community is important and impactful.
Friends, as we journey through Lent, my invitation is to consider the many ways in which God calls you to grow in faith. I invite you to join our community at www.faithhubchicago.org to participate any of the numerous online Lenten programs, as we strive to support you in your spiritual journey.
Finally, please say a prayer for me as I take on this new role and that I will have a listening and compassionate heart to walk with you
on this journey.
Father Peter Wojcik
Welcome to St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure Oratory is a regional Catholic community established by the Archdiocese of Chicago and open to all who wish to gather with us in worship and service. We hope you find a spiritual home with us in a kinder, friendly, loving fellowship.