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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.


Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris

The Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Chicago joins our prayers with those of Pope Francis for the new President and First Lady, Vice President and Second Gentleman, and we extend our warmest wishes as they assume their new service to the nation.

Only two weeks ago, the world watched as our democracy was attacked. Today, we proved its resilience. The new administration begins in a time of global pandemic, economic peril and deep division, when millions of our brothers and sisters have been brought low by illness, poverty and racism. We pray that the way forward will be inspired, as the Holy Father asked, by dreaming together.

Just as they prayed together on inauguration day, we ask the leaders of our country to act together for the benefit of all its people. We implore that every life be valued, protected and nurtured as we rebuild a nation once again dedicated to its founding ideals of liberty and justice for all. Let us not fail in imagining a better future for all humanity and our common home and proceed, as President Biden said, with our whole soul in the task of making it real.


Confessions from 4 to 4:45 PM at St. Celestine
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Public Mass at 5 PM at St. Celestine

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7:30 AM and 10:30 AM at St. Celestine
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There will be a 8 AM Mass on Tuesdays at St. Cyprian and on Wednesdays at St. Celestine. No reservation is needed for daily Masses.


We will have a special Mass on Friday, January 22 at 8 AM at St. Celestine for the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, when the Catholic Church remembers the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. No reservation is needed to attend this Mass; however, every person will have to sign-in at the entrance of the church. Masks and social distancing will be required.

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BELL CALLS FOR PRAYER - With the closing of our Churches, Cardinal Cupich has asked that we have the experience of being united in prayer, even when we are isolated.  By pausing and lifting up in prayer all those affected by the pandemic, we can offer our support to those in need and let them know that they are not alone.  The Cardinal is asking us to pray five times a day with the prayer being dedicated to a specific group particularly impacted by the pandemic. Our church bells will ring at those hours to remind us to show our solidarity in prayer.

The prayer intentions for each hour of prayer follow:

9 AM – Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill.

Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious hearts. May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not alone. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

Noon – Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick.

Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden them when they are weary.  We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

3 PM – Prayer for first responders and essential workers.

Lord, we pray for those who run to danger and keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus’ name. AMEN!

6 PM – Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders.

Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to each other as brother and sisters in one human family. We pray for people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the voices of division. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

9  PM – Prayer for those who have died today.

Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

The parish staff and I will uplift you in prayer each and every day. Pray for each other. United in faith, with our eyes fixed on the Cross, we can overcome this time of peril and be stronger in our faith and love for each other.

In prayer,
Father Paul Cao
Pastor, St. Mother Guerin Parish


Saturday (Vigil)
5 PM - St. Celestine

7:30 AM - St. Celestine
9 AM - St. Cyprian
10:30 AM - St. Celestine

Weekdays 8 AM Mass
Tuesday - St. Cyprian
Wednesday - St. Celestine

Reconciliation Saturday
4 to 4:45 PM - St. Celestine

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St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish is a new parish formed in July of 2018 by combining St. Cyprian and St. Celestine. The two churches are open as worship sites and St. Celestine School is the parish school.

Our working mission statement is, "To do God's will as a unified, vibrant parish, and to foster an intentional relationship with Jesus through worship, witness, service, discipleship, and community."

If you would like to become a parishioner, please register at the Pastoral Center, 3020 North 76th Court in Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707 (708-453-2555) or at the Rectory, 2601 North Clinton Street, River Grove, Illinois (708-453-4800).

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