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If you are getting married in late 2022 or any time in 2023, please consider attending an in-person Pre-Cana marriage prep class on Saturday, October 29. This class will be facilitated by Henry and Kathy Morlock, who are parishioners here at St. Cletus and have conducted Pre-Cana programs for the[…]

Welcome Hector Obregon-Luna

It is with great satisfaction that I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Hector Obregon-Luna, born in Peru and a missionary in Chile, Ireland, Pakistan and India since I was 19 years old. I arrived in the USA in 2001 and since 2003 directing[…]

Join us on a Fall Pilgrimage

The St. Cletus Continuing Religious EDucation Opportunities Committee (CREDO) and Father Elmer have collaborated to plan a day trip to Mundelein Seminary!  We hope you can join us for a day with Father Elmer and some of his friends and former colleagues. Date: October 22nd, 2022 Time: Bus leaves at[…]

Get To Know Lawrence Manetti

Hello Parishioners of St. Cletus, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lawrence Manetti and I am very excited to have been given the opportunity by Father Elmer to be joining the staff of St. Cletus as the Director of Faith Formation for Children.[…]

Flat Roof Repair

The parish was able to fund repairs on two of the flat roofs on the main Church building (Estimated cost = $ 7,125 /- actual cost = $ 5,211.50 /-savings = $1,913.50) and the school was able to fund repairs on the flat roof over the Jr. High portion of[…]

Does Altar Serving Sound Like A Ministry You Would Like?

We will be holding more training in the future. You can pick the masses at which you would like to serve and how often. Students of any school, fifth grade and older, are welcome to be altar servers at St. Cletus. If this is interesting to you, please contact our[…]

Independence Day Photo Gallery

Thank you to all who participated in the 4th of July Independence Day Mass and afterwards, the reception in the parish center. This unique celebration, which began in 1976 (yes, 46 years ago!) was celebrated by our Bishop, the Most Reverend Kevin Birmingham and honored parishioner Rod Bradford who received[…]

Statement of Cardinal Cupich on the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park

I have been watching the news in horror as at least 6 are dead and many more were wounded after a gunman opened fire as families attended an Independence Day parade in Highland Park. What should have been a peaceful celebration of our nation’s founding ended in unspeakable tragedy. Please[…]

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