In accordances with the governor's mask mandate and under the direction of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the following policies are in effect:
  1. All capacity restrictions are lifted. All Masses, funerals, weddings, and other sacramental celebrations are at 100% capacity.
  2. Physical distancing is not required for vaccinated persons but for those who are not vaccinated it is strongly recommended by public health authorities and the Archdiocese to keep a safe distance of separation
  3. Registration for Masses is no longer required.
  4. Congregational singing allowed.
  5. At the Sign of Peace we advise people to be sensitive to the limits and comfort of each other as we enter our reopening. If you are not comfortable shaking hands that is fine, but I do ask to please smile or wave to other fellow parishioners.
  6. We ask that you please sanitize your hands before you leave home, or sanitize them when you enter the church.
  7. When you receive Holy Eucharist sanitation will not take place, but please understand that we will not be offering the Precious Blood of Christ until allowed by the Archdiocese.
We look forward to seeing you at Mass as we gather at the Table of the Lord together. Thank you for all your patience, understanding, and generosity.


Sunday Mass – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 16, 2022

Renew My Church Important Update Online Meeting

From Fr. Marty:
As I have mentioned many times in past bulletins our Renew My Church team from the parish have worked closely with the teams of Incarnation and St. Terrence Parish. These meetings have come to a conclusion and I am very grateful for the hard work of the St. Alexander team and for all your prayers through this process.
I am pleased that Bishop Andrew Wypych, the regional bishop and Cardinal Cupich’s representative to our region of the archdiocese, will be with us on Wednesday, January 26th, at 6:30pm, to join us in prayer and share an important update on the future of our parishes. This will be held online. Please visit or click on this link to www.renewmychurch.org/announcements for details about how to access the meeting from your computer or smartphone. Once again, this is not an in-person meeting and access is only available online.


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.

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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 info@stalexanderschool.com.  You can also visit us online at www.StAlexanderSchool.com.

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