Who We AreThe small church with the open door nestles in a quiet corner of Prospect Park just east of the Mississippi - a haven in winter, a blossoming jewel in summer. Immediately you are caught up in the friendship, spirit and shared energy of this worshipping community. There's evidence everywhere that Cabrini opens its doors to all. The building and the liturgy are accessible - no steps, an elevator to the sanctuary, listening devices and signing for the deaf and hard of hearing, a large print version of the weekly bulletin.
A raft of posters and notices invites immigrants, new neighbors and re-entry Catholics. Posted notices also suggest the commitment of the parish to peace and justice in a global environment.
Children are clearly welcome. There's a nursery for babies and toddlers, and the unique Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Montessori program of faith formation for preschoolers through fourth graders. Middle school and high school students enjoy a special program and a safe gathering place for youth members.
As Mass begins you immediately notice the inclusive feel of the liturgy. Led by volunteer musicians, the congregation participates fully in the music. Members adorn the sanctuary with fresh flowers and volunteers assure that the environment reflects the liturgical season. Parishioners share their petitions and their reflections on the readings of the day.
Each weekend worshippers gather after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday and sometimes after the 5 pm Saturday Mass for homegrown hospitality in Garvey Hall. Each group of volunteer hosts serves something fresh and different! Often there is a craft sale, a letter-writing campaign or a fundraiser in progress.
Cabrini is both special but unpretentious, small in size but large of heart, not for everyone but just right for many.