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Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA preaches on civic responsibility - September 11-13, 2010

September 11-13, 2010

Holy Apostles Church of McHenry, IL, was Fr. Denis Wilde’s destination for this Pro-Life Parish Weekend.  Arriving in plenty of time for the Vigil Mass on Saturday, Fr. Denis had time to view the beautiful, recently constructed complex at Holy Apostles, which lies just 12 miles south of the Wisconsin border in the Rockford Diocese.

That Saturday evening, all enjoyed a church fundraising entertainment program at a local high school.  Featured at the event were the leads from the Chicago company of “Jersey Boys,” the musical about the Four Seasons singing group – definitely a blast from the past for Fr. Denis!

Sunday Fr. Denis preached at both the English and Spanish Masses and gave a talk that night at the parish center, “Voting at the Polls: Principles over Politics.”  Holy Apostles was, in Fr. Denis’ words, a lively and generous church, one whose courtesy and graciousness he will long remember.

The cross over rising sun at Holy Apostles pond, McHenry IL

Trip coordinators Diane Hynes and Edie Hemmeter

Fr Denis, Diane Hynes, Edie Hemmeter after Fr. Denis' presentation on civic responsibility to vote prolife. Holy Apostles Parish Center. Sunday, 9/12

Holy Apostles Parish complex, McHenry, IL, in the Rockford diocese

Trinity Window Holy Apostles Ch McHenry IL

Layout of Holy Apostles Church, McHenry IL

Perpetual Adoration chapel graces and blesses the 54 acre grounds of Holy Apostles parish. Foreground shows Lourdes shrine.

Interior of the perpetual adoration chapel.

Holy Apostles parish complex with bell tower.

Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Fr. Cortes from Colombia S.A. On TV recorded during 8 am Sunday Mass, where Fr Denis preached on the Prodigal Son and reconciliation after abortion.

Greeters at inner doors Holy Apostles Church

Fish bell tower

Another angle of Lourdes Shrine, one of many grounds projects at Holy Apostles parish community.

The Windy City

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