Weekend Worship at St. Eulalia
Sunday Mass is the heart of parish life at St. Eulalia. Every week the
members of our diverse community of faith gather to sing our thanks and praise to God. Many live in Maywood and Broadview. Some live in neighboring villages. Some make a longer journey every week! We gather as sisters and brothers—and we extend a warm welcome to newcomers and guests. Enlightened by God’s Word and nourished by Christ’s Body and Blood, we are sustained on our journey through life and strengthened to live as committed and hopeful disciples who serve the poor, work for justice, and embody Christ’s mercy and compassion.
In many ways, the10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays is the “home base” of our worship. The parish choir sings for this liturgy. Sacraments and special blessings are celebrated. Religious education students and their families take part. One of the scripture readings may be proclaimed in Spanish. The Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate missalette enhances participation by providing scripture readings and prayer texts in both English and Spanish.
Music is an integral part of our worship—and everyone has a voice to raise! Members of the assembly form the main “choir” for Sunday worship. As our individual voices blend together in one common song, we become one Body in Christ. The music of our liturgies embodies the diversity of our community. Each style or genre of music has something unique to contribute! From Sunday to Sunday and season to season, the community may sing traditional hymns, contemporary songs, African American spirituals and gospel music, a little Gregorian chant, newer bilingual songs, a bit of well-known ritual music in Spanish, and even music written by our own Director of Liturgy and Music, Steve Janco.
The parish offers two additional weekend Masses: one on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and one on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday (Sunday Vigil Mass): 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (choir Mass)
Holy Days: 7:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Weekdays: 7:15 a.m. (Monday thru Friday Mass with Eucharist) in the Thomas More Chapel.
(Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Mass are followed by adoration of the blessed Sacrament).
** The Thomas More Chapel is located in the lower level of the Quinn Center.
You can’t miss the blue door directly in front of the garage in our main parking lot.
Mass on National Holidays is celebrated at 9 a.m. in Church.( Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving) .
Parishioners serve the community at prayer in a variety of liturgical ministries. It takes a village to celebrate liturgy well! Each of the liturgical ministries contributes to our overall experience of worship. If you feel called to serve in one of the ministries described below, please stop and introduce yourself to Steve Janco (near the piano) after Mass; or call the Parish Office at 708-343-6120.
Music ministers (choir members, cantors, and instrumentalists) serve the community by supporting the song of our diverse and faith-filled community, and by incorporating music representing a wide range of cultures and styles. The parish choir participates in the 10:00 a.m. Mass every weekend—and in other festive celebrations. The group rehearses before Mass at 9:15, and then after Mass until about 12:15. No regular weeknight rehearsals! The 4:00 pm and 8:00 am Masses are supported by an accompanist (and cantor or small singing group).
Behind The Scenes
Four behind-the scenes ministries make sure everything is planned, prepared, and ready for community worship. If you are interested in serving in one of these ministries, please see Steve Janco after Mass or call the Parish Office at 708-343-6120.
The parish Liturgy Team meets every month to coordinate our worship life as a whole, to plan and evaluate our celebration of the liturgical seasons, and to prepare for special celebrations.
Members of the Environment and Art Committee seek to create an inviting, prayerful worship space that helps us enter into the spirit of the feast or liturgical season.
The Church Cleaning Volunteers meet during the week to clean the church, tidy things up, and periodically do some special projects to make sure the church is well-maintained. They are unsung heroes who make a big difference!
Sacristans can provide assistance in a variety of ways. Some launder (and iron, if needed) the linens used in liturgical celebration—altar server robes, priest and deacon albs, and the various linens used at the altar. Or a sacristan may help to maintain or prepare many of the items used in worship: candles, thurible (for incensing), etc. A sacristan might also be available to help with preparations for a particular liturgical celebration, especially a more festive one.
Liturgical Ministers Calendar