2016-2017 Annual Financial Report - pdf Doc - THANK YOU!!!

"Stewardship is an expression of discipleship. Disciples who practice stewardship recognize God
as the source of all they have and are and will be. They know themselves to be recipients and caretakers
of God's many gifts. They are grateful for what they have received and eager to cultivate
their gifts out of love for God and one another."
(Stewardship: A Disciple's Response,
Pastoral Letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

  • Monthly donation envelope packets are mailed to registered parishioners. You may register at the rectory.
  • Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/ savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments. Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket. Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit to enroll securely online. Our parish code is IL795.
  • Give a Memorial Gift in honor of a deceased loved one. This can be done through the Parish Office. Envelopes are also available at Malec and Colonial Funeral Homes. At the time of a family member's death, if you would like memorials to be made to Saint Tarcissus Parish / School, please instruct the Funeral Home to use the following in the Death Notice: "In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Saint Tarcissus Parish / School."
  • Remember someone with a Leaf on our Memorial Tree or a Plaque on our Memorial Boards in Church. The Memorial Tree is in place for those who would like to memorialize a loved one. We ask for a memorial donation in the amount of $500 for an inscription on each leaf on the tree. If you prefer, there are also the Memorial Boards on the entrance door walls of the vestibule. These plaques can only list one line. We ask for a memorial donation in the amount of $300 for each of these plaques. Anyone interested in memorializing a loved one in either of these locations is kindly asked call the parish office for more details. You may also memorialize or honor someone with a Brick in our new Prayer Garden. Please contact the rectory for details on either of the above options. See Our Parish / Parish Prayer Garden - Brick Sale for more information.
  • Have you ever considered honoring your parish when it comes time to make or amend your Will or to choose beneficiaries for your Life Insurance policies? This is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and give a gift that will help to perpetuate the Catholic faith in our local Faith Community. You may designate a specific dollar amount or allocate a percentage for the parish after you have remembered your family.
    If you would like more information about how to make a gift through your will, please call the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Planned Giving at 312-534-7910. They will give you details on how to ensure that your contribution is given specifically to our parish as you wish. When using an attorney or other professional in making charitable gifts to the parish or school please insure that the gift has the following designation: “The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a corporation sole, for benefit of St. Tarcissus Parish/School”. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Archdiocese Department of Stewardship and Development at 312-534-7910 or by visiting: or
  • Consider purchasing a Brick in our Parish Prayer Garden, which was established in the Spring of 2008.
    These bricks can be donated in honor of someone or in memory of a deceased relative or friend. See Our Parish / Parish Prayer Garden - Brick Sale for more information.




Please Make Your Gift to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

Thank you to all who completed their pledge cards the last two weekends, and to those who sent them directly in the mail.

Please remember that the Annual Catholic Appeal is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift payable in installments.

If you have not submitted your pledge form, please send it to the Rectory Office or bring it to Mass and put it in the collection basket on February 24 and 25, 2018.

The ACA theme, “Come, Follow Me” was selected to remind us to continue to answer Jesus’ call to follow Him in thought, word and deed by providing the necessary contribution to fund ministries and services to share God’s love with many others in our Parish and our Archdiocese.

Each pledge makes a difference because all Parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our Archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. Note, when our parish reaches its goal of $ 29,986 in paid pledges, 100% of the additional funds received will be returned to us for use in our Parish.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.

The Archdiocese of Chicago has created a new video titled “We are the Archdiocese.” This video highlights the various ministries and programs within the Archdiocese benefitting from the support of the Annual Catholic Appeal.

Please make sure to follow the Archdiocese of Chicago on social media:

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Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at