"What is prayer? For me, prayer is the surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy."
In this busy, complicated world of ours, it is easy to get distracted and disconnected from a life of prayer. Children sometimes remind their parents to pray before eating or going to bed; youth and young adults often look down upon those who choose to pray. And yet Jesus always prayed. He prayed regularly in the synagogue and Temple. He prayed before the prediction of his passion and during the transfiguration. Jesus even taught his disciples how to pray with the words, Our Father.
Here at St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta has several different groups, each with a different target audience. They gather together for prayer, fellowship and cultural activities. We invite you to develop your spiritual lives with us.
If you are interested in participating in any of our spiritual life activities, please contact the Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).
Our Spiritual Life Ministries
Altar & Rosary Society
The Altar & Rosary Society exists “to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual spiritual benefit of all the members (Pope Leo XIII).”
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Altar & Rosary welcomes all women of the parish as members. Our is to provide for the adornment of the sanctuary and to promote a greater devotion to the praise and honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary through prayer, good works and devotion to the Rosary. Additionally, the Altar & Rosary Society strives to be a means by which Catholic women can experience a supportive community of intentional disciples who help each other to grow in their relationship with Christ.
For more information, please contact Ms. Bette Pienta at the Parish Office Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries
The Legion of Mary at our parish comes together every Sunday to pray the rosary as well as other devotion to the Blessed Mother. They pray not only for our parish, but also for the world and universal Church. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
For more information about the Legion of Mary, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Parish Office Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).
Sacred Heart Club
The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimum Cor Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practised and well-known Catholic devotions, wherein the heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for mankind.
“The heart of Jesus is the ultimate symbol of God’s mercy; but it is not an imaginary symbol, it is a real symbol, which represents the center, the source from which salvation for all humanity gushed forth.”
The Sacred Heart Club is a group of women who have a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They pray regularly for the parish and the universal Church. In addition, they provide a great source of friendship, camaraderie, and spiritual support for one another.
For more information about the Sacred Heart Club, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Parish Office Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).