Friday, December 1, 5-8pm
at Christ the Good Shepherd
1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park

The First Friday Memorial is a special offering made by parishioners, through which your intentions are remembered at a special Mass to be celebrated each month throughout the entire year.

This First Friday Memorial fulfills many of your requests for monthy prayer for your special intentions or for those loved ones who are deceased; your intentions will be listed each week on the back of the parish bulletin. Your offering of $80 per year will help to support the parish. You are all welcome to attend this Mass.

You may list your intentions one of two ways. As one individual name (example: Mary Jones), or you many list family groupings (example: The Jones Family). Multiple names may be listed, but require an additional offering of $80 for each line.

As the memorial begins to form, and intentions are submitted, we will begin the Masses in January of this year. The “intention year” will then be from January to January. If you wish to continue having your intentions remembered at these Masses, you will be asked to renew your offering each year.

Please complete this form and return it to the parish office no later than December 10, 2023 with your offering. If you have any questions, please don’t hesistate to call the parish office.

The Dinners to Go crew will be holding a Spaghetti Sauce sale taking place October 28th, 2023.
To place your order for pick-up please fill out the form below and turn in to the parish office.

The Sauce will be $8 a quart

Pre Order Dates:

October 7th thru October 20th, 2023
We will not be accepting orders after the 20th


(GRADES 6-8)

FRI., OCTOBER 20  |  5PM-8PM

“This is the time to re-acquaint ourselves with praying immersed in nature, where our gratitude to the creator God arises spontaneously.”

-Pope Francis



The Season of Creation is a month-long prayerful observance that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It’s a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just “distant” nature, but, crucially, the place where we live — and how our lifestyles and decisions as a society can endanger the natural world and those inhabiting it, both humans and other creatures. The Season of Creation spans 34 days. It begins Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It concludes on Oct. 4 with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. This year’s theme is “Let Justice and Peace Flow,” taking inspiration from the prophet Amos, who declares: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). We are invited to join the flowing stream of justice and peace, to embrace the cause of climate and ecological justice, and to raise our voices with and for those who suffer the most from climate injustice and biodiversity loss.


Irish bishops produced a series of podcasts covering the theology of creation, climate change science, and what they can do as parishes:


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops created an insert with information and prayers for the season:

To benefit the Pallottine African Missions

Event in the gymnasium in the St. Elizabeth Education Center, 3051 4th St., Wyandotte, enter off the parking lot on the east side of the building

Friday, September 8
12 Noon to 6 PM

Saturday, September 9
11 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, September 10
11 AM to 4 PM

Everything half price to 3 PM, then $1 for unlimited sales

4,000 books, plus DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, eight-track tapes, audio cassettes, and vinyl LPs. Storage cases, board games, and puzzles also.
Contact Gerald Ottenbreit Jr at 734-284-4878 in advance for more information, or his cell phone 734-624-9171 on the sale days
Don’t rely on fickle streaming services—own it yourself!