May 20, 1980. Chicago Sun-Times
- And lifting up his hands, he blessed them. ~Luke 24:50
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January 31, 1979. “A crowd of 300 was on hand Sunday at Sacred Heart Church to pray for the rescue of the building, which is scheduled for demolition by the Chicago Catholic archdiocese. Some came from as far as 50 miles away to attend the maverick prayer service. The church is located at 11652 S. Church, Chicago.” (Photo by Don Weinzierl)
“Praying for a miracle isn’t easy when your church is about to be demolished, by Sacred Heart Parishioners still hope their church can be saved.”
Cody intended not only to shutter the little church, but also had plans to demolish it. The response from parishioners was swift and the Save Our Shrine movement was organized.
On Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 10:30am, a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Father John Anthony Kret, O.S.A.
A celebration and refreshments will be held following the Mass.
Back to school also means it is time for Religious Education (CCD) classes to begin again at Sacred Heart. The 2011-2012 year begins on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Registration Forms are available in the back of church.
Visit the Religious Education page for full calendar.
In the 1920’s, Father de Norus published a magazine called “The Blessing.” It was produced monthly and chronicled events at Sacred Heart Church. After reading about this in the book “Spires of Faith: Historic Churches of Chicago,” I decided to name the blog part of this site after the magazine.