Sunday Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass on Saturday –5:00 p.m.English

7:30 a.m. - English
8:45 a.m. - Polish
10:00 a.m. - English
11:30 a.m. - Spanish
5:30 p.m. - Spanish

Weekday Mass Schedule

6:15 a.m. - English
7:00 p.m. - English/Spanish
Saturday morning Mass - 7:30 a.m. English

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

24 hours - 7 days

Please note that the Blessed Sacrament is reposed during the celebration of the Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday - Friday 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. (English/Spanish)

 

Providence Soup Kitchen

A Monday through Friday Lunch Hour Assistance

Providence Soup Kitchen opened its doors to the homeless and needy guests close to thirty years ago. It began under the direction of our Sr. Ann Schaffer at the request of Beloved Bishop Conway. It is located in the lower level of St. Stanislaus Kostka Shrine and Parish not too distant from the downtown area of the city of Chicago.

It began with a simple meal of hearty soup and sandwich and soon progressed to a healthy meal, for all those who came through our doors. At present we can serve up to 25 guests at a time, however the line of people wrap around our courtyard. Then as the guests finish their meal, another group filters in to take their places. This continues till all the guests are served. This can vary from 70 to 110 or more on most days. They are all welcomed to come to the Table of the Lord.
We are blessed to have wonderful volunteers each day of the week. They are generous and enthusiastic helpers and add much vitality to the program. They serve the soup, meals, desserts, beverages and attend to the various needs of our guests.

We call the people who come to our soup kitchen "OUR GUESTS" as ]esus would expect us to do. They receive the respect and dignity they deserve. They are all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and come from circumstances that we have probably avoided, by the grace of God. We greet each of them with a smile and show a personal interest in them as individuals. We approach them to ask how they enjoying their meal and this will make them appreciate being recognized as people of worth.

We make every effort to make nutritious and healthy meals that we know they will enjoy. The holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and patriotic days are special as well. We have groups that will furnish necessities such as socks, hats/gloves, soap/washcloth, deodorant, toothpaste/brushes etc. There are other generous benefactors who will make snacks and candy bags, healthy lunch bags, all of which we send with them as they leave, kitchen is His "DIVINE PROVIDENCE", reassuring them that it is GOD who provides for their needs and in this way shows His personal love for each and every one of them.

They feel Blessed in their own way, and verbalize their gratitude, and we are Blessed and privileged to serve each one in God's name.

Sr. Florine Licavoli D. S. M. P.
Director of Providence Soup Kitchen