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We would like to introduce the new principal of St. George School, Charlotte Pratl. Ms. Pratl has been part of the Catholic educational system her entire life. She comes to St. George with many years of experience both as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. She is energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children.
Ms. Pratl's teaching career spans from schools and grades in Park Ridge, Lemont, Jacksonville, Florida and Oak Lawn, just to name a few. Her last fifteen years have been spent at St. Catherine of Alexandria School in Oak Lawn as the Jr. High Language Arts teacher and assistant principal. She has had the privilege to work with many families and have seen many students succeed in school and beyond. Ms. Pratl has been married for twenty-five years, has two children and a crazy dog named Guinness. Ms. Pratl states "I realize how important positive memories; both within the family and the school can guide a student to a successful future. My hope is to bring about many of these positive memories within the school by setting high academic expectations for all children and by providing supportive systems to assure they are met."
We welcome Principal Charlotte Pratl and wish her many years of success at St. George School!!!
Angela Kvasnica is our new coordinator for Religious Education at St. George. With extensive background at other parishes, creativity, enthusiasm and a passion for sharing our Catholic faith through education of our children, she brings a new perspective to our programs. If you are interested in helping as an aide or teacher in Religious Education on Wednesday evenings or in developing new programs for Adult Religious Education, contact Angela at the Religious Education Office.
Want to hang out with other young adult Catholics ages 21-35?
Want to learn more about your faith?
Don't want to drive all the way to the city to do it?
You're in luck? Check out our whole schedule below. We'll be meeting at two difference locations - one in Orland Park and one in Tinley Park. Forward information on and invite a friend.
Questions? Email Father Tom Byrnefirstname.lastname@example.org.
July 30, 2015 FOX'S PIZZA 9665 W. 143rd St., Orland Park
Fr. Brian Welter - How Do I Pray?
Fr. Welter is the Dean of Formation at Mundelein Seminary, where he prepares men to serve as priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago and in many other places throughout the US and abroad. He served at St. Elizabeth Seton for five years after his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Welter will help us to learn how we can have a meaningful and sustaining relationship with God through our daily prayer.
August 6, 2015 DURBIN'S 17265 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
Fr. John Kartje - Science and Religion
Fr. Kartje is a Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary, but before he entered the priesthood he worked as an astrophysicist. There is no better person to help us see that science and religion--faith and reason--are both real ways of knowing. Fr. Kartje will help us to take a look at some challenging and interesting questions like creation, evolution and whatever else you want to ask him!
The Kindom Weekend Retreat is a weekend of reflection and growth for adult men and women. We will explore our spirituality as well as create friendships. There will be large group prayer with speakers and small group discussions. There will also be time for personal reflection.
*The retreat will be held at St. George. For those who wish to stay overnight, roll away beds will be provided for sleeping. (Separate quarters for men and women.)
*There are bathroom facilities, but no showers.
*The retreat begins at 7 PM on Friday evening and ends at 4 PM on Sunday.
*Mass and Reconciliation are part of the retreat.
*Sunday family supper is at 3:00 PM at St. George.
*More details will be mailed out once your registration is received.
*$30 registrion fee.
The next St. George shrine trip will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to Marytown, Libertyville, to see the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. The cost is $20 per person. We will be leaving St. George at 8:00 am and returning around 4:00 pm.
One may bring a bag lunch and snacks or take advantage of a special package of continental breakfast and lunch buffet for an additional $20.
Please register for this trip at the rectory office by August 25. All fees are due at time of registration.
What is Marytown? Marytown is . . .
* A place of Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration
* A community of Franciscan Friars consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
* Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Perpetual Adoration Chapel
* National Center for the Militia of the Immaculata (MI)
* National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe
* Full liturgical and devotions schedule
* A Kolbe Holocaust Exhibit
* An Overnight Retreat House and Pilgrimage destination
* A conference center with full dining facilties
* Largest Catholic gift shop and bookstore between Chicago and Milwaukee
* Home of Immaculate magazine and Marytown Press
Monday - Friday: 8 AM - Noon and 1 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM