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  • Parish Re-opening Plan

    A Letter from the Pastor:
    A word from Fr. Arek on May 29, 2020

    Dear Parishioners, 
     
    Governor Pritzker announced that all of the four Restore Illinois health regions have reached the required health benchmarks for advancing to Phase 3, which will begin on May 29.  He also issued guidance for reopening churches that can be found in the link provided below for those who would like to review them.
     
    I received a word from Cardinal Blasé Cupich that: “the bishops of the Chicago Province will review this document and will communicate as soon as possible any decisions that go beyond the Plan we have in place.  Therefore, parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago can continue to be certified for Phases I and IA (Baptism, Reconciliation, Weddings, Funerals, private prayer, and Eucharistic Adoration for 10 or fewer), but not Phase II.”  Our Parish received I and IA certifications that we are going to implement this coming weekend. 
     
    We are expecting another update from the Cardinal sometime next week. It is my fervent hope, that the new update will allow us to enter into Phase II (weekday and weekend Masses and groups larger than 10 people).
     
     
    Please keep me in your prayers and I am grateful for yours.
     
    Fr. Arek Falana, Pastor
     
     That guidance can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/places-worship-guidance.    





    Parishioner Reopening Guide


  • Your Support


    Dear Friends of Incarnation. 
     
    Our Sunday collection is by far the largest portion of financial support we give to our parish and is critical to the vitality of our health and its sustainability.  It is crucial for the continuation of our Mission during this difficult time as all Masses need to be canceled and our bills continue to come.  We are thankful for the continuing generosity of our parishioners.  During this difficult time, we ask that you continue to support our parish.  
     
    We welcome those who can drop off their weekly envelope at the Rectory’s donation box (located outside of the Parish Office door) or new donation boxes by the entrance to Church and Adoration Chapel on your way to the grocery store, pharmacy or bank.  
     
    Please consider to mail your weekly envelope via US mail to the following address:

    Incarnation Catholic Church
    5757 W. 127th Street
    Crestwood, IL 60418-2402

     
    I encourage everyone to consider electronic giving.
     
    It’s easy to give:
     - Please text $ amount to 708.505.8432.
    -  Give electronically online at www.faithdirect.net     
      (our Parish Code IL912). 


     
    Thank you for your generosity!
     
    Fr. Arek, Pastor




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    Holy Mary “Health of the Sick,”  You always kept Your faith firm as You stood near the Cross as Jesus suffered. You know what we need.  We are certain that You will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of our trial.

    We seek refuge under Your protection, and we trust, that You help us to conform ourselves to the will of God the Father.  Amen.

  • Important 

    WE STREAM LIVE!

    - Weekday Mass, 8:30 AM daily

    - Weekend Mass, 4:00 PM on
       Saturdays


    LIVE STREAMINGS will available on our Facebook Page.  Search for: "Incarnation Catholic Parish Crestwood"

    The recordings also will be available throughout the entire day for all those not able to join us LIVE on the following media channels:

    - Our FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE: search for "Incarnation Catholic Parish Crestwood" - click the logo in the top right corner of this page.

    - Our PARISH WEBSITE:  www.IncParish.com

     

    PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.  
    ALL ARE WELCOME!

     

    How to watch Mass streamed every day LIVE or later throughout the day?

    1. Go to our Facebook Page, search for “Incarnation Catholic Parish Crestwood” and LIKE the page.

    2. “LIVE” icon should appear next to “VIDEOS” on the left side as shown in the picture. Click on “VIDEOS.”

    3. Go to the window of the VIDEO that shows “LIVE” on the top left corner.

    You can also watch Masses, Stations of the Cross, Parish Mission and more later throughout the day on:
    1. Our website: www.IncParish.com
    2. Facebook or YouTube, just search for: 
    3. “Incarnation Catholic Parish Crestwood”



    Incarnation Church Bells are joining in prayer! 

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  • TRAIN YOUTH GROUP - JOIN TODAY!


    Join our YOUTH GROUP!

    Fr. Arek visited Train Youth Group in Tennessee with our Youth Minister Michael J. and chaperones Eileen and Jeff C. as they completed their participation in the Mission helping with household work for the needy.

    On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they started the day with the celebration of Mass at St. Mary’s Parish in Gatlinburg, TN., asking the Lord to shape their hearts after His Sacred Heart and then we had delicious breakfast. It was wonderful to hear our teens sharing their experience as they worked and had great fun as well.

  • Saint's relics and the statue of St. Michael the Archangel





    We are happy to share with our parish community that the long-awaited statue of St. Michael the Archangel has been completed and is on display in our church. 
     
    May St. Michael the Archangel and all Saints intercede for our parish, for our Archdiocese, and the whole Church.  May their example inspire us to imitate Jesus in our own life.

    We also welcomed the first-class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska to our Parish! In the specially built reliquary in our Church, you can also find the following first-class relics:

    - True Cross of our Lord Jesus
    - St. John of the Cross
    - St. Simon Stock
    - St. Germaine
    - St. Maria Goretti
    - St. Brother Albert Chmielowski
    - Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos
    - Bl. Sister Bernardyna Jablosnka

    COMING UP: St. Vincent de Paul!
     

    May God continue to bless our Incarnation Family, and may the Saints intercede for us.

  • Come! Be a part of something meaningful! Join our Religious Education Program 708.388.4004

    Handing on our faith to the next generation of Catholics is one of the most important responsibilities we share as the Church.  

    Incarnation Parish Religious Education Program (REP) is dedicated to this mission!  

    Our goal is to build a community where young disciples and their families not only learn more about the life-saving message of Our Lord Jesus, they truly encounter the love and mercy of Christ through our wonderful catechists, aides, and board members!  

    REP meets from September through May, on Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons.  Over 260 kindergarten through eighth graders currently join in prayer, music, art, and study - bringing our Catholic faith alive!  Every grade lives the mission of Jesus by doing service, in our parish community and beyond. From our first graders who make cards for the nursing home, to our third graders who pray the rosary, to our seventh graders who serve as junior catechists, all our young disciples learn the importance of "washing feet."  We also worship together and learn about the Holy Mass: all our grades attend "class Masses" with their catechists throughout the year, to deepen their understanding of and relationship to the Eucharist.  

    From our dedicated catechists who have been teaching for over thirty years, to our high school helpers, everyone in REP is welcome to share their time and giftedness!  And our REP Board is amazing - hard working and strong in their faith.  Every summer they gather for an overnight retreat, spending time in prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth.  

    Please keep our religious education program, our children, their families, our catechists, aides and staff, in your prayers - that the Holy Spirit of God continue to bless us and inspire us. 

    Also please stop by the Religious Education office to register your child(ren) to our wonderful program, call at 708.388.4005 for more information or check out our REP web page by clicking HERE.

    Kathy McNicholas - Pastoral Associate & Director of Religious Education Program

     

  • Via a link below you can watch LIVE MASS at 8:30 AM every day or pray with us"

    https://www.facebook.com/IncarnationCrestwood/live/

    Some fun from Us to You:

    https://youtu.be/XzRunbOfBE8
     

    Click on the following image to pray with us a Catholic Devotion of Your Choice:



    Videos also include a children's friendly 3-part series on "Saintly Heroes."

  • Today's Mass

  • Today's Readings

  • April 26 AD 2020 Eucharistic Procession & Blessing of the Four Corners of the World

  • Let's Pray for Racial Healing in our Land

    Cardinal's Remarks for Governor's Meeting with Faith Leaders

    June 2, 2020

    Last week we had a death in the family – our brother George was murdered. We should mourn. We should be angry and hurt.  And, we should heed the wishes of the Floyd family, and not dishonor his gentle memory by spreading the sickness of violence.

    Rather, we need peaceful action to stop the hatred that has ended the lives of countless black Americans.  There is power in peace. Nonviolence has toppled empires and corrected injustice, and it can work again. Remember, mercy is not weakness. Cruelty is not strength.

    But, peaceful action also means justice, setting things right, which is where any discussion of a proportionate response must start.

    Melodious and smooth words will not do. We urgently need to reform the laws that underpin the organized oppression of establishment of exclusion. We must pass legislation that guarantees equal opportunity for employment and access to quality education and health care. But better policies and reforms will only be as effective as the conversion of hearts.  For what lives in the hearts of those who make and enforce our laws matters as much as the laws themselves.

    We know there is a contagion spreading across the land, not only the coronavirus, but racism. We can stop it. And that begins by making the unwavering commitment today to cleanse our hearts so that it will not infect our homes, and our children. There is no room for bystanders here, because this virus threatens us all. Racism is the red thread that runs through the binding that holds America back from reaching its promise: equality and justice for all.

    Its costs can be measured in lost educational attainment, poor health outcomes and diminished employment opportunity. But its greatest cost is the toll it exacts on our national soul.

    This is why we must resolve to turn this heartbreak into action. And people of faith need to take the lead, for we know that even the darkest deeds can be redeemed by love. And love is what is called for now.

    It is not the love of transactional friendships and cheap associations made by the click of a mouse button or an easy retweet. Signpost solidarity will not do. Only the hard work of familial love will set us on the path toward justice. The love we read about in Scripture. The love God has for his children, every one of us, even when we fail — especially when we fail.  God knows how we can fail in our humanity, but even more, God knows how we can build it up. So, let us show God, show ourselves, show all our brothers and sisters, the neighbors we know and the ones we will never meet, how deeply we can love.


    Let us Pray:

    God of Heaven and Earth,
    you created the one human family
    and endowed each person with great dignity.

    Aid us, we pray, in overcoming the sin of racism.
    Grant us, your grace, in eliminating this blight
    from our hearts, our communities,
    our social and civil institutions.

    Fill our hearts with love for you and our neighbor
    so that we may work with you
    in healing our land from racial injustice.

    Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.

  • Stay connected with Your Incarnation Family all year- round:

    1. Visit our official Facebook page, click ‘like’
        and make sure to ‘follow’ us.

    2. Text @2g77e to the following phone
         number: 81010 to receive parish updates
         and weekly inspirational text messages.


    3. Keep visiting our website at    
        www.incparish.com
        to view our recent bulletins and parish
        information.

    4. Follow us on Instagram    
                                        @IncarnationCatholic

  • Welcome back Holy Family!

    We welcome back these beautifully restored statues of the Holy Family, that were part of the original Incarnation Church over 25 years ago.

  • The Journey - Alpha Program at Incarnation

    Answering the call for the New Evangelization, all leaders and members of all ministries from Formation/Education, Spiritual Life, Parish Life and Human Concerns Commissions participated in the spiritual and evangelical renewal program “Alpha” that was adopted to the needs of Incarnation Parish and given our own name of “Journey to the Heart of the Faith.”  This faith formation in our Parish is ongoing.  We continue by offering programs to all parishioners throughout the year.  Please watch the video below: