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Sr. KateThe Franciscans do street evangelization in their neighborhood and in other places.
At the Mission, we host BLOCK PARTIES during the summer. Our block parties and provide a safe, supervised play area for the children in the neighborhood. During these times, we have the opportunity to share the treasures of our faith.



  • Block parties usually also include a barbecue lunch, games for the kids, snow cone and popcorn machines, and space for adults to enjoy the shade and good conversations.
    Each year our August block party is our “Back to School” block party where we distribute backpacks and school supplies. We distributed backpacks and school supplies to 700+ children in August 2022.

    Dates and details for block parties will be announced via the home page and calendar page.


We work with parishes to do Eucharistic processions and other forms of street evangelization. We also do a lot of street evangelization as part of our Night of Mercy program. If you’re interested in us helping you with a street evangelization event or Night of Mercy at your parish, please email Sr. Stephanie at


June 29, 2024 - National Eucharistic pilgrimage block party



We were very blessed to host the pilgrims from the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the Mission and at our block party!! Hundreds of people came to Adoration, to pray, to eat, and to play games! It was a very blessed day at Mission OLA. The Chicago portion of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage was featured on EWTN News HERE (the 7/5 episode) starting at minute 26:30 - featuring Sr. Alicia/ Mission OLA volunteers.

June 11, 2023 - Eucharist Processions

Happy Feast of Corpus Christi! "...the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
The Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago were doing their best to live up to their name.

We were so blessed to be part of 4 separate Eucharistic processions + Bishop Bob celebrated Mass/ led the procession at Holy Name Cathedral! Sr. Alicia spoke at Bishop Barron/ Diocese of Winona-Rochester’s Eucharistic Congress!

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." (John 6:35)

Bishop Bob at Holy Name Cathedral
May 28, 2023 - Professing and Processing


Sr. Alicia spoke as part of the Eucharistic procession between Benet and Chesterton Academies in Lisle. Over 300 people attended and walked in the ~2 mile procession!

July 16, 2022 - Block Party

Thank you to all who helped with our block party on 7/17! We had over 500 people join us for fun, fellowship, prayer, a food distribution, and the Jesse White Tumblers!

Thanks to Midwest Food Bank for your incredible donation of food that we distributed at the block party.

July 11, 2021 - Support / Participate in the BACK TO SCHOOL Party

Back to school party is on Saturday, August 14. Volunteer time is 10 am to 2 pm.

Donate on WISH LIST
E-mail Sr. Stephanie at to run a drive with your parish/ group

Sign up to volunteer:
New volunteer
Returning volunteer

Thanks and see you then!

August 18, 2018 - Back to School Block Party
August 19, 2017 - Back to School Block Party

Check out some pictures from our past block parties!

-October 2013
-June 2014
-July 2014
-June 2015
-July 2015
-June 2016
-June 2017
-August 2017


-August 2018
-June 2019
-August 2019
-August 2020
-August 2021
-August 2022
-July 15, 2023
- August 19, 2023