Friday, March 8, 2013
The first two area feasts, held to benefit the poor and in honor of the Catholic Saint Joseph, will be held Sunday, March 10. Two others follow on Sunday, March 17.
As you read this, there are cooks crafting delicious marinara sauce, lasagna, fish dishes, breaded zucchini, frittatas, salads and sweets. They're cooking for St. Joseph Tables at local parishes, carrying a tradition that is part charity and all delicious. All are invited to come and dine--in some cases, there is no set fee so that those in need know they are welcome. In most cases, all the donations go to help those in need. Earlier: See photos of elaborate St. Joseph foods, decorations Though versions of the tradition differ, the most popular story goes that in southern Italy in centuries past, people who were struck by a sudden challenge, such as the illness of a family member, would pray to St. Joseph for help and promise a feast …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
At St. Martha's Oktoberfest Friday, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef will prepare schnitzel, sauerbraten and other German specialties.
St. Martha's Church in Morton Grove is rolling out gemultlichkeit on a grand scale at its Oktoberfest Saturday. The event is being catered by Culinary Creations and Chef Nicholas Ronczka, a professional chef with a pedigree from the Culinary Institute of America, said John Herbert, the parish's business manager. Stay in the loop--Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook The food will be made fresh on the premises, and the menu includes sauerbraten, chicken schnitzel, spaetzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, white bratwurst and a variety of German breads. If you can find a way to work in dessert among the beer and brats, the offerings will include apple strudel, pumpkin slices and other Teutonic temptations. The fest …
Monday, September 10, 2012
An arrest is merely an accusation and does not indicate a conviction.
ARRESTS Roberto Munoz, 43, of Chicago, was stopped for traffic violations Aug. 22, police said, and charged with driving without a driver's license. Court date is scheduled for 09/06/12. Tiansheng Zhang, 27, of Evanston, was stopped for traffic violations Aug. 31, police said, and charged with driving on a suspended driver's license. Court date is scheduled for 09/19/12. Abid Shariff, 28, of Chicago was stopped for traffic violations Sept. 3, police said, and was charged with driving on a suspended driver's license. Court date is scheduled for 10/12/12. Michael Khan, 26, of Chicago, was stopped for traffic violations Sept. 3, police said, and charged with driving under the influence. Court date is scheduled for 10/12/12. Boris Patent, 24…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Rev. Eugene Faucher, who served at the Morton Grove parish from 1975 to 1995, died Sunday. A funeral Mass is today at 2 p.m. in Arlington Heights.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Rev. Eugene Faucher, who spent two decades, from 1975 to 1995, as pastor of St. Martha Catholic Church in Morton Grove, has died. A funeral Mass will be said today at 2 p.m.at St. Edna Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. The Archdiocese of Chicago released the following information in a statement on its website: Rev. Eugene J. Faucher, pastor emeritus of St. Martha Parish in Morton Grove, died Sunday, July 15, at St. Edna rectory in Arlington Heights, where he was a senior priest in residence. He was 86 years old and a priest of the Archdiocese for 61 years. Fr. Faucher was an active senior priest during his retirement years at St. Edna. “He was the happiest, most loving priest,” noted St. Edna’s pastor, Fr. …
Monday, April 9, 2012
More than 100 Catholics show up to learn the symbolic meanings of the Passover seder. They sample traditional foods such as bitter herbs and charoset, then enjoy a potluck together.
As guests streamed in to the Interfaith Seder at St. Martha Church Thursday evening, they saw decorations in familiar springtime colors like lavender and yellow. On the tables, though, they saw something unfamiliar to some: Passover plates labeled with places for bitter herbs, charoset and other ritual foods of the seder dinner. The parishioners at the Morton Grove church took their seats, and the Hofeld family began leading the interfaith seder. Jeannie Hofeld, who is Catholic and attends St. Martha's, began by saying a prayer in Hebrew, and her husband Tony, who is Jewish, took over by reading from the haggadah, the text Jewish families follow for the seder service. Their three children, who are in their teens and twenties, and some of…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Both parishes bring on the food--and beautifully decorated tributes--for this traditional Italian holiday.
At St. Martha Church in Morton Grove Sunday, Marlene Worthley was dishing out pasta with broccoli while Jay Rossman was auctioning off dozens of fundraiser items. Dozens of other volunteers helped with food preparation, serving and the auction. At Our Lady of Ransom Church in Niles, a similar scene took place, with dozens of volunteers busy running in and out of the kitchen with hot pans of marinara sauce and trays of cannolis. Both parishes were celebrating St. Joseph's Day, and both had lavishly decorated altars to St. Joseph, completed with the traditional intricately-shaped breads, as well as flowers, desserts and specialty foods, displayed in abundance. "It's a tradition that started in Sicily," said Pat DeLio, who, with Angela Scott…