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A Community of New Hope


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Advent 2022:
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Learn the prophesy. All our lives we've heard that the birth of Jesus was predicted by the Hebrew Prophets of the Old Testament. Who were these prophets and what can we learn from them to help us celebrate Christmas today?


Kenneth Seeskin, emeritus Professor of Jewish Civilization and former chair of the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University will introduce us to these remarkable (and annoying!) men. 

Join us on Tuesday evening, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. for an ADVENT JOURNEY as we learn more about Isaiah and the prophets. Please read Isaiah 1:1-12 before attending Tuesday evening as we open up a deeper understanding of Isaiah and Christmas. We will gather via Zoom:

Every Tuesday in Advent, on December 6, 13, and 20, we will focus on the Prophets Isaiah (actually, there were three Isaiahs) during our Zoom preparation for Christ's birth.

Help the Holy Family: Friday, December 23, 1:00 p.m.
teen and family donation event


The Holy Family was forced to leave its homeland and travel to a foreign land. Had it not been for the kindness of others to provide food and shelter, Christmas may never have happened.
Today, more than 100,000 unaccompanied young children arrive in our nation each year, and the Viator House of Hospitality provides food, shelter, clothing, case management and spiritual support to help young immigrant men to develop the talents needed to contribute to society. 
The Agape Community is inviting you to join us this holiday season to donate items to Viator House of Hospitality. We hope to provide enough gifts for 30 young men, wrap them out of dignity of the human person and deliver them by Christmas. 


To participate: Help us collect the items listed on this flyer and/or package them together during our teen and family day of service on Friday, December 23, 1:00 p.m. at Countryside Church, 1025 N. Smith Street, Palatine.

  • Drop off any donations at the Bertrand home (446 N. Clark Drive, Palatine) or Piccolino home (1358 W Steeplechase Lane, Palatine) between December 4 to December 23 or

  • Bring donated items on Friday, December 23, 1 p.m., Countryside Church (1025 N. Smith)


On December 23, we will gather in person to assemble donations, write handwritten notes for each recipient, wrap them out of dignity and pray over the bags while enjoying hot chocolate, coffee/tea and cookies. 

About Agape and Our Mission

Welcome to Agape: A Community of New Hope. We are an Intentional Eucharistic Community grounded in Scripture, filled with new hope as we celebrate Catholic tradition and innovative expressions of actionable faith. An all-inclusive group, we welcome the LGBTQ+ community, all genders, races, and all those who feel they have been excluded from the Catholic faith. To learn more about our community and mission, click here.

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Our commitment  to social justice 

Through our social justice programs, Agape has become a radical voice for the disadvantaged and victims of discrimination. To find the programs we support and to learn more about our commitments, click here. 

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To support Agape and our mission, donate here.


Warm hearts. At Agape, we take tithing seriously. We make sure we donate to those in need on a regular basis. Recently, the Agape community recently purchased 17 new, warm winter coats for the Community Crisis Center in Elgin. 

join us for our Saturday service and view our other events here.

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Jill Piccolino 1025 N Smith St. Palatine, IL 60067

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