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It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast ~

Greetings Friends,

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day recognizes the service of all of America's veterans in all branches of military service.  This week's prayer of gratitude extends to all people who have or continue to risk their lives for our safety and freedom.

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Bring bags/items/gift cards to:
Wheaton Franciscans Our Lady of the Angels Chapel 
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL, Entrance #7
before mass on Sunday, November 13, 2022
Take advantage of our 
drive-up option on
Sunday, November 13,
from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

at Wheaton Franciscans, Entrance #7


Donations also accepted
Monday, November 14 – Thursday, November 17
from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at Wheaton Franciscan Administrative Entrance #5


Sponsor a small or large family: Fill a paper grocery bag with non-perishable items customarily used at Thanksgiving.

Provide one or two non-perishable items from the list below. We will combine your items with others to create bags

Provide a $25.00 gift card from Jewel/Osco to assist families with buying perishable items.

Download the Printable Grocery Lists
Please Remember
  • All participants must be vaccinated
  • All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the Mass.
  • Enter the building through Entrance #7 and exit the same way.
  • All other locations in Our Lady of the Angels remain closed to the public.
Please continue to stay connected with us through this newsletter and Sunday Livestream. Schedule changes are also listed on the Home Page of our website,

Please continue to check our website and this newsletter for updates on the liturgy schedule. If you miss the livestream of the service, you will find it archived on our YouTube Channel. 

Additionally, you can find audio recordings of the Sunday and Holiday homilies on our "Homilies & Reflections" page or by searching Wheaton Franciscans in your preferred podcast player. 

A Message from JPIC Coordinator Sr. Bea Hernandez, OSF

I received an email from Earth Ministry, an organization the our JPIC Office supports each year. I want to share with you the information about how the Bishops of WA state are joining with others to call state and national leaders to take action on protecting the sacred Salmon of the Pacific Northwest, an endangered species on which people and entire ecosystems depend. The links provided also tell more of the story about the sacred salmon, the Native American cultural links to the salmon in this part of the country, and the essential role that native peoples play in the development of strategies to protect and restore the salmon.

I hope you find the information interesting, enlightening and inspiring. This is an example of how coming together across cultural barriers can make creative solutions to problems more possible.
Read the Statement>>>

More Links:
Se'Si'Le - Indigenous led Non-profit
The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good
1987 Letter of Apology from Northwest Christian Leaders to Native Nations
International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium
Read About Earth Ministry's work and the Snake River Salmon


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