Church news for July 1

Bridal show and luncheon
In celebration of its centennial anniversary, St. Gall Catholic Church recently held a Bridal Show and Luncheon. Wedding dresses from the past 100 years were modeled and displayed, as well as wedding photographs, china and other wedding items. Luncheon, including wedding cake, was also served. Courtesy Photo

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St. Gall to hold
Veteran’s outdoor Mass

ELBURN—St. Gall Parish is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The parish history is a major focus during this centennial year and reveals many parishioners who have served in the United States military.
St. Gall Church will hold a special Veteran’s Mass on Sunday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at the St. Gall Cemetery, located on Route 47 in downtown Elburn. This special Mass is offered in remembrance of those deceased, a number of whom are buried in the parish cemetery, and in thanksgiving to those living service men and women.
American Legion members from the community will also be in attendance. Names of all parishioners known to have served will be read in a special prayer.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets for this special mass. All community members are invited to attend.
Names of those involved in military service—living or deceased—are needed. Please contact the St. Gall Parish office at (630) 365-6030 to submit a name to be recognized.

Respect Life Mass
GENEVA—St. Peter Church in Geneva will come together with the Diocese of Rockford on Tuesday, July 5, for a monthly time of prayer and a Mass offered for the protection of all life and for an end to abortion.
The prayer and Mass will be held at St. Peter Church, 1891 Kaneville Road in Geneva. The Rosary is recited at 6:40 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Questions can be directed to the parish office, (630) 232-0124.

Vacation Bible Study
ELBURN—Vacation Bible Study will take place July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St. in Elburn.
Children, ages 4 through fifth grade, are welcome. The cost for the week is $10 per child.
For registration information, call (630) 365-6544 or visit www.ccc-elburn.org.

Lord of Life holds VBS
LA FOX—Vacation Bible School at Lord of Life is scheduled for Monday through Saturday, July 25-30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is Hometown Nazareth. For more information or to sign up, visit lolchurch.net/vbs.

Hosanna! Lutheran
Church Vacation
Bible School

St. Charles—During the week of July 25-29, Hosanna! Lutheran Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School, “God’s Wild Ride,” from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. This free event is open to all children who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, up to and through students entering fifth grade. Registration forms are available at the church office or at www.HosannaChurch.com. For more information, call (630) 584-6434 or e-mail to Welcome@HosannaChurch.com.
Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Bethany Lutheran
Church holds VBS 2011

BATAVIA—Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School, “Jesus Chooses Us!” from Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The VBS is for children from 3 years old to fifth grade. To register, call the church office at (630) 879-3444 to have a packet mailed or sign up online at www.bethanybatavia.org. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia.