• Weekend Mass Times:
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM (English)
  • Sunday: 7:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM (English)
  • 12:15 PM (Spanish)
  • 9:15 AM (First Sunday of the month only - German)
  • Weekday Mass Times:
  • Monday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM (English)
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Friday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM (English)

  • Holy Days and Holidays

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News and Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest is Coming!

September 26, 27, and 28

St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest 2014 is around the corner! Mark your calendars and join us for the biggest and best Oktoberfest in the city!

New additions this year include:

  • Two craft beer nights. Grab a pretzel necklace and sample a wide variety of craft brews. Tickets available now for Friday or Saturday night.

  • Kinderfest has expanded and will now run from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Activities include facepainting, crafts, storytime, dance parties and more.

Volunteer sign up is open now!

Interested in becoming a Beer Captain?
Find out more here.


Become a Brewmaster! Great new packages, with bonus access to the Athenaeum!



Young Adult Ministry
Fall Kick Off

September 14 at 6:00 PM


All young adults are invited to join us at our annual kickoff party on September 14 after the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass.


Food and drink will be provided. New friends will be there - and we hope you are too!



The Way to Becoming Catholic or being Confirmed at St. Alphonsus

Sessions for the Rite of Christian Adults are beginning soon


Every year about 40 to 50 adults celebrate the sacraments of initiation - baptism, Eucharist and confirmation - at St. Alphonsus.


If you are interested, now is the time to talk to us about the right path for you toward full membership in the church.


Contact Cathy Crino to take the first step.




Register for
Religious Education

in 2014-2015

Classes on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 PM for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation


Classes begin on September 9.


We are glad to welcome your child into our program. Pre-registration is now closed. Only registered students will go to class at the first meeting.


Registrations are still being accepted for classes after the first week.


Our program gives a good foundation in our faith - and they are also fun! For a complete description of the curriculum and sacrament programs, go here.


For more information, contact Cathy Crino.




Children's Garage Sale

Saturday, October 4

8:00 to 11:00 AM


This extremely popular and well-organized sale is happening soon!


Check out times to drop off your gently used children's clothing, toys and furnishings.


Tell your friends about this great opportunity to shop for bargains.




Study the New Testament

Classes resume on Tuesday at 7:30 PM beginning September 9

The New Testament classes will pick up again with the study of Hebrews, moving through the rest of the New Testament to Revelation.

Join Jim Hawk, as we study the New Testament book-by-book from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

Meetings will be on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the Common Room of the rectory.
Please contact Jim Hawk for more information.




Study the Prophets

of the Old Testament

Bible Study resumes on alternate Mondays at 7:00 PM beginning October 6

Jenna Patitucci will lead the discussion about the Prophets. We hear them read on Sundays, but often don't know their context or historical situation.

Learn about these fascinating books in our Scriptures. No prior experience with Bible study is necessary.

The book is on sale in the rectory, and is available from Amazon.




Iraqi Christian
Refugee Crisis

Your help is urgently needed


The war in Iraq and Syria is destroying some of the oldest continuous Christian communities.

Catholic Relief Services needs your help to assist the many thousands of refugees who have been displaced by violence.


Find out more information and how you can give here.




Great Books
at St. Alphonsus


Read some of the great classics of Western literature and discuss them with friends.

For information, go here.


SAVE helps you
and helps the parish

St. Alphonsus Values Education


Find out how you can reduce the amount of tuition to any educational institution, or reduce the balance of your student loans, by making everyday purchases.


Check out the details here....


Find out what is happening in Guatemala
Fr. Hurlbert has a blog


You might want to catch up with Fr. Hurlbert's mission in Guatemala. He is engaged in developing religious education and building a chapel.

You can find him here....


The Athenaeum Theatre
A Chicago Treasure
In Our Backyard


Have you been to the Athenaeum? The line up of shows continues- and there is a little something for everyone: comedy, drama, dance, music.

Part of the parish since 1911, the Theatre is also part of Chicago tradition.

Besides a parishioner discount on tickets, you can explore discounted local dining before or after with restaurant partners. All without paying for parking!