IN ACCORDANCE WITH UPDATED GUIDELINES FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, MASKS ARE OPTIONAL WHILE ATTENDING MASSES AND LITURGIES IN OUR CHURCH (2/10/22)
As your pastor, I would like to thank all those people who are mailing and dropping off their parish envelopes and donations throughout this time of the virus. These funds are deeply needed and appreciated as we continue to pay our employees and parish bills. I know that times are tough financially for everybody. We'll get through this with everyone's help and prayers. God bless you for your generosity.
You can mail your envelopes to the Parish Administrative Center, or you have the option to give electronically through Faith Direct. Please click on the this link: membership.faithdirect.net/IL910 or go to the "Donate/Support" tab on the top of this page and go the the Faith Direct tab for information on how to sign up. You can also give a one-time donation by scanning the bar below or use the Text-To-Give option.
Sunday Mass from Holy Name Cathedral: Sunday Masses will be available at archchicago.org, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday Mass will be available in English, Spanish and Polish. Each Sunday Mass will remain available for viewing until the following Saturday. Also available on the YouTube channel and on the Archdiocese of Chicago Facebook page.
Weekday Masses from St. James Chapel: Daily Masses will be available on our website, archchicago.org, beginning at 10 a.m. each weekday. Those Masses will remain available for viewing until the next online Mass is celebrated. Also available on our YouTube channel and on the Archdiocese of Chicago Facebook page.
Mass from Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago: Every Sunday at 5 p.m. livestream.com/oldstpats
Mercy Home Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m. on WGN-TV Channel 9 mercyhome.org/sunday-mass
Relevant Radio: 950 AM / 930 AM / 1270 AM Get the app for your phone or visit relevantradio.com
St. Alexander Parish and school rest on an 11 acre site, just north of 127th and Harlem Avenue. The property was donated by the Crawford Family. It was founded as a Parish in the Chicago Archdiocese in June of 1959 with the appointment of Father Hanton by Archbishop Albert Cardinal Meyer. Father Hanton selected the name “St. Alexander” in honor of the third century pope and his own deceased father and brother who bore the same name.
As the community and parish continued to grow, a parish center was constructed to provide a facility to meet the religious, educational, athletic and social needs of the parishioners. A new rectory was also contracted at this time. Cardinal John Cody dedicated the new Parish Center and rectory on September 14, 1980.
St. Alexander School is a Catholic Elementary school that rests on a 12 acre site with St. Alexander Parish, just north of 127th and Harlem Avenue. It was founded with the Parish in June of 1959 with the appointment of Father Hanton by Archbishop Albert Cardinal Meyer. Father Hanton selected the name “St. Alexander” in honor of the third century pope and his own deceased father and brother who bore the same name. In September of 1960, the doors opened for the first day of school. The enrollment was recorded at 247 children.
Today, Father Marty Michniewicz continues to foster the message of Christ as the pastor. We serve 250 students, in grades preschool through eighth. Our school has continued to provide an excellent academic, religious and moral foundation for our children. We strive to offer a curriculum meeting the needs of the whole child — spiritually, academically, socially and physically — and to work toward each student’s realization of his/her potential in these areas. In cooperation with parents, the school fosters an atmosphere of love, respect and service where the message of Christ is taught and lived and community worship is an integral part of the religious education program. Through their Catholic education, the students learn responsibility and an appreciation of their family, school, parish, community and world. This is the mission of St. Alexander School.
Based on Catholic values and traditions, St. Alexander School aims to educate our students to be socially responsible, morally sound, and economically aware citizens in a culturally diverse society. Our faith-filled leaders are committed to establishing a partnership between home, school, church, and the community.
St. Alexander School provides a comprehensive educational program, taking into account the varying needs and abilities of each student—academically, physically, and emotionally. Our dedicated educators implement a curriculum designed to meet these needs, in addition to promoting literacy, and feeding the hunger for spiritual growth. The curriculum utilizes state-of-the-art technology, the arts, and physical education to enhance the core subjects.
To arrange a visit, please call (708) 448-0408. Or send us an e-mail at email@example.com. You can also visit us online at www.StAlexanderSchool.com.