Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

"You are the light of the world." Now a light does not illumine itself, but instead it diffuses its rays and shines all around upon everything that comes into its view.

From the treatise Mirror of the Clergy by St. John of Capistrano
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol IV October 23

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.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

:: Feast

  1. St. John Capistrano
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Patrick O'Brien – 1895
  2. Rev. Michael A. Bonfield – 1915
  3. Rev. Edmund Byrnes – 1945

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