If you have any questions about stewardship or ways to contribute to our parish, please contact our Business Manager, Laurie DePillo, who is happy to hear from you. Call her at 708-453-2555 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your prayers, time, and monetary support as we grow together in God. Our parish is using Give Central as a contribution tool to help parishioners contribute online to our Sunday Offertory and special collections. This tool will allow you the option of donating through your checking, savings, or credit card account and the funds will be directly transferred to the parish each month or as you specify. If you are already giving online you will see that the gifts now go to St. Mother Theodore Guerin parish.
Ongoing and Seasonal Fundraisers / Appeals
- Annual Cash Raffle Fundraiser – St. Joseph Raffle – Thru April 4 – BUY YOUR TICKETS!
- St. Celestine School Annual Fund – Ongoing – SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN!
- Da Luciano Benefit Night – Future date to be posted – SUSPENDED!
- ORT Consulting Group – Ongoing – PARISH DONATION OFFER!
- Memorial Bricks – BUY YOUR BRICKS NOW!
“To Teach Who Christ Is” – Campaign in Progress
St. Celestine participated in To Teach Who Christ Is, a capital campaign to benefit important ministries in the Archdiocese of Chicago and parishes, before the parishes combined. We joined with faithful from across the Archdiocese who pledged their commitment to ensure our local Church is strong and vibrant for generations to come. Our goal set by the Archdiocese of Chicago was to raise $815,000 in pledges of which $489,000 would remain at St. Celestine to meet local needs, at our discretion.
We are extremely grateful that as of December 2019, the pledges received from nearly 400 parishioners totaled $910,818. Of that amount, $588,222 has been collected, with St. Celestine receiving $352,933 (60%) and the Archdiocese of Chicago receiving $235,289 (40%). The campaign pledges should be paid in full by December 2020.
If all pledged amounts are received, the funds raised through our campaign will be used to expand the church restrooms, reconfigure the confessionals, convert the annex into a multi-media meeting space, and replace the tar and gravel church roof. The pledged funds already received have been used to build an enclosed hallway connecting the church to the gym, concrete was replaced and memorial bricks installed at both church entrances, and a handicapped-accessible ramp was installed at the Wellington entrance.
St. Cyprian participated in To Teach Who Christ Is also, before the parishes combined. We joined with others from across the Archdiocese who pledged to ensure the local Church is strong and vibrant for generations to come. Our goal set by the Archdiocese was to raise $445,000 of which $267,000 was to remain at the parish. $538,445 was pledged and so far we are extremely grateful that as of December 2019, $330,553 was collected, with St. Cyprian receiving $198,332 (60%) and the Archdiocese of Chicago receiving $132,221 (40%). The pledged funds already received were used to resurface the church parking lot, to replace the church roof, and re-side the steeple. If all pledged amounts are received, the funds raised will be used to fund capital improvements for the church. All funds will be used at the St. Cyprian site.