Current Events



We are saddened to announce the death of Jennie Steinbeigle, wife of retired Deacon Francis Steinbeigle, class of 1979. Jennie died July 16, 2020. She was 83.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, at McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

We are saddened to announce the death of Kathleen Shinkle, wife of Deacon Derald Shinkle, class of 1978. Kathleen died on July 18, 2020.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, at SS Joseph and Francis Xavier Church, 1747 Lake Ave., Wilmette. Please keep Derald and the Shinkle family in your prayers. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.


  • St. Lawrence Celebration of Ordination is going to be quite different this year. Instead of gathering as a community to honor the 25-year and 40-year jubilarians and welcome the deacons and their wives of the 2020 Cohort with a Mass and a meal, we are forced to celebrate virtually. We will be broadcasting the Mass via YouTube on the weekend of August 9.

    Here are the jubilarians and the ordinands who will be honored:

    Class of 1980
    John Benware
    Joel and Elizabeth Chrastka
    Jose and Lucilla Gonzalez
    Eugene and Mary Labelle
    Dan Ragonese
    Lawrence and Frances Spohr

    Class of 1995
    Marcial and Maria Herrera
    Jose Luis and Grace Mendoza
    Antonio and Haydee Navarro
    Jorge and Lesbia Ramirez

    Cohort of 2020
    Carlos Alvarado
    John and Kathy Benz
    Brent and Cassie Bertke
    Peter and Michelle Brown
    Tim Callahan
    Angelo and Marisa Cordoba, Jr.
    Tom and Marie Dombai
    Brian and Angie Fisher
    Michael and Eileen Foggie
    Jose and Maria del Rosario Gonzalez
    Martin and Maria Horta
    Tomas and Asta Mackevicius
    Miguel and Carolina Martinez
    Salvador and Maria Martinez
    James and Jonalee Maslanka
    Frank and Wendy Mattison
    Tim and Linda McCormick
    Gabriel Nevarez
    Michael and Dianne O'Neill
    Allan and Ave Origenes
    Chris and Eileen Parker
    Tom and Jocelyn Purtell
    Jose and Debora Quiroz
    Curt and Sally Robey
    Sergio and Edith Robles
    Ed Sajdak
    Ed and Mary Schipp
    Larry and Laura Sorce
    Miguel and Maria Vega
  • Due to a scheduling conflict, the Diaconate ordination for the permanent deacons has been moved to the earlier date of September 26. Details as to who might be able to attend and where this 10 AM ordination will occur are still being determined.
  • SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis Day celebration will be a virtual gathering on October 4. Stay tuned for more details.