Schedule of Coming Events
Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and National Shrine
Join us for the events listed below. It's a
great way to enjoy
the beauty of the Basilica, while being
uplifted by music and prayer.
For more information on each
event, please call the
phone number listed
on the
individual panel.
Where none is listed, call the
parish at
For information on our "Donation-a-Month Club"
or to light a candle in Our Lady's Shrine
Relic of
You don't have to wait for an "event" to visit Our Lady's
Check out our hours for visitation,
and enter through the monastery
when the parking lot or basilica doors are locked.
The Perpetual Novena to
Begun in 1937,
at 8 a.m. Every Friday,
followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.,
followed by Mass at 11 a.m.
(with the exceptions of Good Friday,
Holy Saturday, and major Holy Days)
Our Blessed Mother
intercedes for the souls in purgatory.
Lily detail in Venetian-style
Saint Peregrine MASS &
Every SATURDAY  11:00
In the Basilica    (773)
638-5800, ext. 19
 Our Lady of Sorrows National Basilica and National Shrine....... News

Over one hundred visitors and piligrims have signed the guest
book in the Basilica the past few months.
It is so encouraging to see how many of these visitors come from
far away places and include Our Lady of Sorrows during their
stay in the Chicago area. For example, visitors came from
Wichita, KS; Winston-Salem, NC; San Mateo, CA; Mesa, AZ; El
Paso, TX; Padua, Italy; Meriden, CT; Castlebar Mayo, Ireland;
Canonsburg, PA. These are just a few places.

Some visitors also left comments such as: "Beautiful;" "Beautiful
and welcoming;" "Old parishioners; came back for a visit and
wonderful as always;"  "Beautiful sanctuary....thank you for
opening it to the public;" "I feel blessed by my visit."

Pilgrims from Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Lodi Wisconsin
came to the Basilica on August 6th. Future pilgrims and tour
groups will be visiting from Mundelein Seminary, Park
Community Church, Corpus Christi parish pilgrimage, Catholic
Women's Club of Lake County pilgrimage, St. Robert Bellarmine
parish pilgrimage, Girl Scout Mass and Tour, Faith, Hope, and
Charity School Mass and tour.

Tour groups, pilgrim groups, school communities, parishes may
schedule a tour or pilgrimage by contacting the director of the
Basilica, Fr. Frank Falco, O.S.M. at 773-638-0159 ext 102. You
may also receive the quarterly Shrine Newsletter by requesting it
either by regular mail or contacting the Shrine office.

Ministers of Praise,                      August, 2015

Dear OLS Ministers of Praise,

Happy August! We praise God for our Parish Community. Pray for All our Parish Leadership
and our Ghana Community Parishioners. Praise God for our Students too.

Holy Spirit, we pray for the conversion of our world to Peace and Justice according to the
Scriptures. We consecrate our West Side of Chicago to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pray for the end to crime and drug selling near us. Pray for Pope
Francis' and Archbishop Blase's daily intentions. To pray for our student Friars, who are away
to Portland, Oregon until August 18th.

Pray for all who need jobs and good health care, especially our veterans. Pray with St.
Peregrine for all who has serious illness, or cancer. For their caregivers, doctors, nurses, and
staff. Please God protect all life and creation. Pray for all who are on our parish sick list and
among our families and friends.

Pray in thanksgiving  for all volunteers here at OLS. Pray for all of our sharing Parishes and

Pray for the well-being of all our Parishioners. Pray for all your own special intentions. Pray for
the safety of Pope Francis on his trip to America the September. Pray for goos weather for our
Parish Picnic on August 30th.

Thank you God for all of our Parishioners and Friends who are true servants of the Lord. God
Peace and Prayers,
Father Chris, OSM, and staff