Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

Father, you raised up St. Athanasius to be an outstanding defender of the truth of Christ's divinity.

From Prayer for Office of Readings
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol II May 2

Mission / Ecclesial basis:

The Department of Parish Life and Formation extends the Archbishops mission to foster and support the essential ministry of parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago, i.e. to foster, to form and to sustain the Christian faithful as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. The Department also assists in the formation and sustaining of the Christian faithful in a variety of extra-parochial gatherings, e.g. young adults, ethnic groupings, proclaiming the Social Teachings of the Church, etc. By providing resources and encouragement the Departments agencies, collaborating, assist parish leadership and others in the responsibility of strengthening the Christian faithful so that fellow believers might live as missionary disciples within the circumstances of their lives and in the world.



Monday, May 02, 2016

:: Feast

  1. St. Athanasius
    1. St. Athanasius Parish, founded in 1921
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. John Francis Wyszynski – 1912
  2. Very Rev. Patrick Joseph Gleeson – 1982
  3. Rev. Elmer Joseph Wojtanowski – 1984
  4. Very Rev. John Francis Koziol – 1986

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