Independence Day Mass – July 4

On Monday, we will celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day. We are blessed to live in a free country and we should thank God for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon our country. We are so grateful for the many people who have served our country in order to keep us safe.

To live in freedom is certainly one of the greatest gifts we possess as citizens of the United States of America. To be able to move about freely without restriction or restraint; to be able to worship God openly and with joy; to be able to express our opinion without fear of repercussion – so many things that we simply take for granted. Perhaps we should pause more often to reflect on what we possess.

Please join us at the 8 AM Mass on Monday, July 4 at St. Celestine Church to pray for peace in the world especially for our country and to pray for police officers, fire fighters, and the men and women serving in the military.

Let us ask the Lord’s continued blessings as we celebrate Independence Day on Monday:

God, source of all freedom. this day is bright with the memory of those who declared that life and liberty are your gift to every human being.

Help us to continue the good work begun long ago. Make our vision clear and our will strong: that only in human solidarity will we find liberty, and justice only in the honor that belongs to every life on earth.

Turn our hearts toward the family of nations: to understand the ways of others, to offer friendship, and to find safety only in the common good of all.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regular Parish Mass / Reconciliation Schedule – Two Worship Sites

WEARING OF MASKS UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 10 – Beginning Thursday, February 10, Archdiocesan Churches and Chapels in Lake and Suburban Cook Counties (excluding Oak Park and Evanston) can move to mask-optional for all Masses, Liturgies and Religious Education Classes. This mirrors the guidance provided to Archdiocesan Schools, as well. Details to follow when available – Thank you!

St. Mother Theodore Guerin is one parish with two worship sites: St. Cyprian Church and St. Celestine Church. The parish school is St. Celestine school.

St. Celestine Church
3020 North 76th Court in Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707

  • Saturday at 5 PM
  • Sunday at 7:30 AM and 11 AM
  • Weekdays – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 AM
  • Reconciliation / Confessions on Saturday from 4 to 4:45 PM

St. Cyprian Church
2601 Clinton Street in River Grove, Illinois 60171

  • Saturday at 4 PM
  • Sunday at 9 AM
  • Weekdays – Tuesday and Thursday 8 AM
  • Reconciliation / Confessions on Saturday from 3:30 to 3:50 PM

Live-Streamed Masses and Prayer Services

We will continue live-streaming the 11 AM Sunday Mass and other prayer services on Facebook. You are welcome to watch and listen to our previous liturgies and services on our YouTube Channel anytime.

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.

View Previous Masses / Prayers in our YouTube Channel

Holy Day Schedule

Please check the current Bulletin for specific Mass times for Holy Days.

St. Celestine School Mass Schedule

During the school year, our parish school children attend the 8 AM weekday Masses at St. Celestine Church according to this schedule:

Mondays – Grades 1, 2 and 5
Wednesdays – Grades 3 and 4
Fridays – Grades 6, 7 and 8

The students are seated in the sections of pews immediately to the left and to the right of the main sections of pews off of the center aisle.

We have an all-school Mass once a month, usually on a Tuesday at 1:45 PM.  Check the school schedule for the all-school Mass schedule.