Rest Stop on Wednesday, December 1st, 7-8:30 PM


We’d greatly appreciate your help in completing a short survey about this past week’s “Adventures in Grace: a pilgrimage” kickoff events.  All responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.   Your feedback will be very important in helping us continue to enhance the “Adventures in Grace” program for all participants going forward.  Thank you, and please continue to share and spread the word.


Participating in a small discussion group will greatly enhance your Adventures in Grace experience.  These Gatherings in Grace (GiG’s) will give you the opportunity to more deeply delve into the content and insights of each adventure, discuss them with a small gathering of fellow pilgrims, and apply them to your life. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to grow in wisdom and grace.

  • GiG’s will begin after each Adventure’s Rest-Stop and the number of gatherings per Adventure will be determined by the group members.
  • There are many options for participating in a GiG.
  • You may join an existing Small Christian Community or join with others in forming a new community, meeting either in-person on the parish campus or in someone’s home, or virtually via Zoom.
  • There are many different options for days and times of meeting. The existing groups have specific schedules already, while new groups are able to set their own schedule.
  • You may also choose a group with a specific member focus such as young parents, singles, widows, or men, or you may choose a group that is open to all, with no specific focus. You can also gather a group of friends and create your own group.
  • A group can be as small as 3-4 or as large as ten.
  • You can register for a GiG by going to the parish website,, and click on “Register for the Pilgrimage.” Then click on “Gatherings in Grace” to choose your GiG preference. For the new groups listed as TBD for day and time, please indicate your preferred day and time in the “Comments” section.
  • You can also register by contacting:
    Pete Pappas at,
    Deacon Dennis Brown at, or
    Mary Whiteside at

Please don’t miss this opportunity to join a GiG and enhance your experience of Adventures in Grace.


Event Arcvhive:

November 10th, 2021

November 7th, 2021

Trail Mix

The AIG Trail-Mix emails are bite-sized morsels sent out three days each week that contain short videos, poems, songs, reflections, and inspirational images all curated to help encourage us as we continue to look for, and open ourselves up to, Grace in every aspect of life.

About AiG

AIG is a spiritual renewal and faith enrichment program that’s part of the Archdiocese “Renew My Church” initiative created to inspire all to grow in faith, hope and love through a re-imagined, re-invented church.
The program is free and all are welcome! “Adventures in Grace: a pilgrimage” will feature a series of provocative, deepening personal and collective experiences steeped in Catholic tradition and centered on the gift of sacramentality. Your trip itinerary will include many different, exhilarating types of experiences including live events, large and small group sessions, music, videos, preaching, online activities, kid focused engagement, and other ongoing programs at Holy Family, including regular Masses, Family Teen Faith, and the Holy Family Academy.
This all parish initiative into grace is a collaboration with our partners in Soul Play an inspirational ministry led by Dr. Terry Nelson Johnson who is on the staff at Old St. Patricks in Chicago.And you’ll be accompanied by fellow parishioners, our “Grace Guides”, specially trained to help facilitate the pilgrimage and enhance everyone’s experience. Look for more details and communication updates on emails, on our website at, in church bulletins and through word of mouth.
If you have any questions about the program or would like more information, please contact:
Marsha Adamczyk –; 847-907-3458 or
Mary Whiteside –; 847-907-3450
We look forward to seeing you in September as we embark on this
exciting journey together.
Mark your calendars, fasten your seatbelts and spread the word!

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