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Welcome the Stranger

We are excited to provide you with an update on the Welcome the Stranger Parish-Family Liaison Program. As you may already have heard, our parish has been paired with a wonderful young family, including Dad, Italo, Mom, Jugla, their three-year-old daughter, Chloe, and a baby on the way. We are grateful for the enthusiastic support we have received from our community so far.

First and foremost, Fr. Dan wants to express his and the Liaison Team’s sincere gratitude for your generosity. We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully reached our initial fundraising goal of $10,000! Your kindness and compassion are making it possible for us to help establish this family in our community.

However, upon careful evaluation, we have determined that the initial sum may not be sufficient to cover their living expenses for the intended duration of six months. It is our desire to provide them with the necessary support during this critical period of transition, and we kindly request your continued assistance.

Your support not only provides financial assistance but also offers a message of healing, hope and hospitality to this family. Together, we can create a warm and welcoming environment that helps them build a brighter future.

Any amount, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on their lives. To make a donation, you have multiple options:

  1. Sunday Offertory: You may drop your donation in the Sunday offertory during Mass. Please mark any envelope with “Welcome Stranger” to ensure it is allocated correctly.
  2. Parish Office: Donations can also be delivered to our parish office (601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007) in envelopes marked “Welcome Stranger.”
  3. Online: For your convenience, you can donate online by completing the form below:

Our Parish-Family Liaison team recently met Jugla and Chloe over a short video chat session and has begun working with Catholic Charities resettlement specialists on the important process of helping the family establish themselves in our community. Please continue to follow the bulletin and eNews for updates and to learn how you may continue helping support Italo, Jugla, Chloe and the baby on the way.

Questions? Please contact Mary Ellen Ottenstein at (847) 979-0901 x1007 or or set time on Fr. Dan’s calendar.