Welcome to the St. Symphorosa Parish Website!

"We, the People of God at St. Symphorosa Parish, are a ‘Family Celebrating Faith’ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We assemble to worship God, to share the Bread of the Eucharist, to bring our lives to faith and to bring faith to our lives.”

We invite you to be a fully active, participating member of this dynamic Catholic faith community. We look forward to our gathering at the Lord’s Table and to celebrating the Eucharist with you each weekend.

Are you looking for information about our outstanding parish Catholic School?

Click here www.stsymphorosaschool.org to go directly to our school website.

A LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR:

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


Over 87 years ago, Father J. Leo Sharp established a Roman Catholic Parish to serve the religious and social needs of the people of the Clearing Neighborhood of the City of Chicago. The parish he established was designed to be a parish for EVERYONE in the area, not just for people of a specific ethnic group (which was the norm of the time). Thus, from its very beginning, St. Symphorosa Parish has been, and continues to be, a parish which prides itself on its welcoming spirit.


I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to celebrate the liturgy with us this (and every) weekend. Come and sing along with our outstanding adult choir which leads our assembly in song every Sunday at the 9:30 AM Mass. Come and be warmly received by our Ministers of Hospitality and our “Family Celebrating Faith.”


Even more, I invite you to become an active participant within this wonderful faith family. There are many ongoing ministries and organizations to join as well as seasonal events in which you may become involved.


In my seven plus years at St. Symphorosa Parish, I have found faith-filled people and a very active community of faith. Come to visit or join the family. Be sure to stop and say a few words in the Gathering Space after Mass. I’ll be very happy to meet with you and, in the spirit of Father Sharp, welcome you to this parish family.


Sincerely in Christ,

Father Ted Bojczuk

Pastor

Offer a prayer or take a few moments for silent reflection

in our Monsignor Francis Maniola Prayer Garden

located on Austin Avenue.

Join us in prayer and worship each weekend at Mass. 

Hear the Word of God proclaimed and share

the Bread of the Eucharist at the Table of the Lord.

BE A PART OF OUR "FAMILY CELEBRATING FAITH!"

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE

CATHOLIC FAITH?

DO YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR SACRAMENTS?

Information regarding our parish RCIA Program may be found by clicking on the above "Sacraments" tab  and scrolling to the listing for RCIA. Interested individuals are invited to "Come and See."   Call the Parish Office if you have questions or are interested in visiting with us.

Are you an adult who is interested in deepening your understanding and appreciation of your Catholic faith? 


Go to:   www.ministrycommissionV5.com

 

for workshops and presentations designed 

to enhance your spiritual life. 

These opportunities are FREE to all our parishioners!


 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION


 

Held in Our Church

on the

First Thursday of Each Month

from 6:30 - 7:30 PM


MASS SCHEDULE

 

Monday-Saturday:                8:00 AM  

         
Saturday:                               5:00 PM
(fulfills Sunday obligation)

Sunday:               7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM
                                        
Vigil of Holy Day:                 7:00 PM
Holy Days 
    of Obligation:            7:30, 9:30 AM
 
 
CONFESSIONS
Monday thru Saturday immediately following
the 8:00 AM Weekday Mass
LENT / HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

CONFESSION SCHEDULE
LENTEN WEEKDAYS
Monday thru Saturday after the 8:00AM Mass
Saturday Afternoon, March 21 & 28
4:00-4:30PM


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
PALM SUNDAY
March 29
Anticipated Mass on Saturday, March 28 - 5:00PM
7:30, 9:30 (outdoor procession), 
11:30AM Masses


HOLY THURSDAY
April 2 - 7:00PM
Solemn Eucharist of the Lord's Supper

Nightwatch Prayer
Before the Blessed Sacrament
9:00PM - Lamentations in Polish
10:00PM - Lamentations in Spanish
11:30PM - Lamentations in English
(Church open for private adoration until midnight)



GOOD FRIDAY
April 3 - 3:00PM
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death
with Eucharist

7:00PM - Traditional Stations of the Cross in English
8:00PM - Traditional Stations of the Cross in Polish
9:00PM - Traditional Stations of the Cross in Spanish



HOLY SATURDAY
April 4 - 10:00, 11:00AM & 12:00, 1:00, 2:00PM
Blessing of Easter Baskets/Food
in Mason Avenue Building I-Hall 
Each Time of Blessing uses Prayers of Blessing
in English, Polish & Spanish


7:00PM - Easter Vigil (no 5:00PM Mass)
First Mass of the Resurrection
(fulfills Sunday Obligation)



EASTER SUNDAY
April 5
7:30, 9:30,
11:30AM Masses
(regular Sunday schedule)
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Quick Links
 


ST. SYMPHOROSA

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

for

PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS GRADES 1 - 8

 

 

CLICK ON THE EDUCATION

TAB ABOVE OR CALL 773-767-1523

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION

ST. SYMPHOROSA SCHOOL

 

Call the School Office at 773-585-6888

for registration information

 

"Building Their Future --

Celebrating Faith, Family,

and Academic Excellence"