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  • 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.  
     
    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






  • Important Annoucements

    Dear Incarnation Family,
     
    Based on current guidelines from local public health departments, Cardinal Blase Cupich mandated the suspension, until further notice, of all liturgical services (Masses, Funerals, Baptisms, etc.)
     
    All public Masses and Liturgies, including Funerals, are suspended until further notice. Our Church and Adoration Chapel must be closed as well.  We will display the Blessed Sacrament in a glass door located next to the Adoration Chapel's entrance, for visitors to pray from their own cars (without leaving them).  

    Please be assured that all Masses will be said privately by priests for the intentions of the day, as they are scheduled in the Parish Mass Book.
     
    In addition, our Religious Education Program, First Communion, and all meetings are suspended until further notice.  Also, athletic events, and all meetings: Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry, Bible Studies, Rosary Groups, etc.
     
    Our Parish Office is closed to the public.  Please leave a message on our parish phone.  We will try to call back when we can. 
     
    Please stay in touch with us for more information and updates by regularly checking our Parish website: www.IncParish.com and our official “Incarnation Catholic Parish” and “Incarnation Religious Education” Facebook pages.  
     
    In the word of the Cardinal, "this was not a decision made lightly.  The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life as Catholics, and our schools and agencies provide essential services to many thousands across Cook and Lake Counties.  But, in consultation with leaders from across the archdiocese, for the sake of the safety of our students, parishioners, and all the women and men who serve the people of the archdiocese, it is clear that we must take the better part of caution in order to slow the spread of this pandemic.”
     
    I ask all parishioners to pray and fast during this difficult time.  I posted on parish media a prayer that can be said during the coronavirus pandemic that we are dealing with at this time.
     
    I ask all parishioners, to pray - pray for all those who are recovering from the flu or coronavirus, those who are sick or who passed away, and for civic leaders, medical personnel and others coordinating a response to the coronavirus.  May God give them wisdom and strength.  Let us pray to our loving Father to strengthen our faith and to trust in His goodness and divine providence.
     
    Fr. Arek Falana, Pastor

    WE STREAM LIVE!

    - Holy Mass, every day, 8:30 AM.

    - Stations of the Cross - Lenten Fridays, 3:00 PM. Followed by Lenten Meditative Liturgical Music. Please let us know your suggestions? What songs would you like to hear?  Let us know

    - Parish Lenten Mission:
           "THE FRUITS OF SILENCE"
              by Fr. Pawel Komperda

        
         - on Monday, 23, 7:00 PM 

            "Sacrament of Baptism"

         - on Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
           "Sacrament of Confirmation"

         - on Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 pm
           "Sacrament of Eucharist"

    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”





    Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, is asking Catholic parishes to ring their church bells five times a day, as a means of calling all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic. The prayer times will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, and continue every three hours each day, with the last bells rung at 9 p.m. Each of the five prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly affected by the pandemic:

    9 a.m. - 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"

    12 p.m. - 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 p.m. - Prayer for first responders and essential workers:

    "Lord, we pray for those who run to danger to 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 p.m. - Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders:

    "Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to see each other as brothers 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 p.m. - 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"

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  • Prayer during Coronavirus Pandemic ... Let us pray

  • Stay connected with us during this difficult time

  • Corpus Christi Procession - the first one in history of our Parish

    For the First Time in history of Incarnation Parish, we had a Solemn Eucharistic Procession that followed our 11:00 AM Mass. The Blessed Sacrament, displayed in a monstrance, under the cover of a canopy, was carried in a procession around the parking lot. During procession, Eucharistic hymns were sung.

    In the course of the procession, there were four stations where our Pastor Fr. Arek, Associate Pastor Fr. Pawel, and Deacon James Langwell stopped with the faithful for the proclamation of the Holy Gospel, a prayer and a blessing. At the last station, a solemn blessing was given to the four corners of the world. We asked the Lord to bless our neighborhood, our homes, city, and the world.

  • 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

     

  • Today's Mass

  • Today's Readings

  • Parish Lenten Mission 2020

  • Bp. Barron's Lent Reflections

    • Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus asserts his pre-existence by declaring that “before Abraham came to be, I AM.” There has been a disturbing tendency in recent years to turn Jesus into an inspiring...
  • Stations of the Cross

  • Lenten Music Meditation

  • 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: