Chicagoland

Three parishes to host COVID-19 vaccination events

Three Chicago parishes will host vaccination events in April as part of the city’s initiative to reach underserved communities through their houses of worship.

Chicagoland

First responders at OSF Little Company of Mary share pandemic experiences

When the pandemic forced businesses and other institutions to shut down and hospitals were overrun with COVID-19 patients, Krisha Germscheid, an emergency room nurse at OSF Healthcare Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, was on her way back from vacation with her husband and young son.

Chicagoland

Parishes hold neighborhood Stations of the Cross

The streets surrounding Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Evergreen Park were bustling the afternoon of April 2 with more than 100 families walking the sidewalks and kids on bikes and scooters. It wasn’t an early trick-or-treat event, but rather a neighborhood Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

Chicagoland

Sister Agnette, 107, to celebrate 90 years of religious life

When you are 107 years old and living at Sacred Heart Convent in Wilmette, you can have ice cream anytime you want it. For Sister of Christian Charity Agnette Bengal, that time is usually following her afternoon nap. Maple walnut or chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce are among her favorites.

Vatican

Christ's victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says

The Easter liturgies -- with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen -- assure people that it is never too late to start again, Pope Francis said.

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