Wellness Survey – Opportunity to Participate Today!

Have a say and get the Health and Wellness Committee’s initiatives to be tailored to your family’s needs! If you are 19 years of age or older, you can complete a survey about your health and lifestyle habits. You can also take part in an optional physical measurement health screening to discover your height and weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure.

All of your information will be ANONYMOUS!

All survey takers are entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card and will receive a Benedictine University giveaway. Those who participate in the physical measurement screening will be entered into a raffle for a $10 gift card.

Dates/Times to Participate:
• Wednesday, April 24, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, April 27, 2019: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
• Sunday, April 28, 2019: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
• Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, May 4, 2019: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
• Sunday, May 5, 2019: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learning is Fun (LIF): Enroll Today!

Learning is Fun (LIF) preschool is currently accepting enrollment for their 2019 Fall classes for 2.5 – 5-year-old students. Available class times are as follows:

• Monday – Friday: 4 & 5-year-old AM or PM session
• Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4 & 5-year-old AM session
• Tuesday, Thursday: 4 & 5-year-old, 3-year-old, and 2.5-year-old AM sessions

LIF’s AM sessions run from 9:00 – 11:30 am and the PM sessions run from 12:15 – 3:00 pm.

LIF is also excited to offer an extended day option for the 4 & 5-year-old children that come during the AM sessions. The extended day will continue after the AM sessions until 1:45 pm.

Call LIF today at 630-357-4836 for more information or to set up a tour!

Wellness Survey – Starts Soon!

Want the Health and Wellness Committee’s initiatives and health programs to be tailored to your needs? If you are 19 years old or older, you can have a say by taking a survey about your health and lifestyle habits. You can also take part in an optional physical measurement health screening to discover your height and weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure.

All of your information will be ANONYMOUS!

All survey takers are entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card and will receive a Benedictine University giveaway. Those who participate in the physical measurement screening will be entered into a raffle for a $10 gift cards.

Dates/Times to Participate:
• Wednesday, April 24, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, April 27, 2019: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
• Sunday, April 28, 2019: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
• Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, May 4, 2019: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
• Sunday, May 5, 2019: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lenten Devotion: To know

April 20,2019

After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:28-30)

To know

My soul grows quiet as Jesus surrenders his spirit to the Father. Tears form as he shows me how to live and die … and how truly safe I am.

He hands himself over to the Extraordinary Love who has animated him from the very beginning of his days. He knows that in death he will enter the fullness of this Love, whom he has trusted all along.

There is nothing new here. This is the culmination of what has always been. He handed himself over to this Love long before this moment. He has known this Mystery in his own heart, throughout his days.

So there is no panic amid his horrid end, no anxious fight for one more breath. There is only trust in the Love whom he has always know is always there.

He releases himself into the eternal mystery of Eternal and Everlasting Love who has filled his heart from the very start.

And for this, I say, Thank you, my brother. Thank you for showing me what I so often fail to trust.

You show me the way of living and dying, the way of trusting this Love who calls each of us and everything into being.

Handing over your spirit, you bid me to release myself, everything that I am, trusting Extraordinary Love will catch and hold me in every circumstance of life … and at life’s end, which is not the end at all.  

You want me to know the Love you know, the Love you are. 

And watching you, I know, more than ever.

Pr. David L. Miller