Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

Man's worth is greater because of what he is than because of what he has.

From the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World - Vatican Council II
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; Saturday 4th Week

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.



Sunday, February 07, 2016

:: Feast

:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Joseph H. Fortman – 1858
  2. Rev. James Matthew Liston – 1943
  3. Rev. Francis Maria Bay – 1946
  4. Rev. Michael Gaugolf Sesterhenn – 1950
  5. Rev. Henry Dominic Pobutkiewicz – 1961
  6. Rev. Daniel Paul Romancik – 1985
  7. Rev. Robert Alphonsus Carroll – 1993
  8. Rev. Sylvester Martin Urbanek – 1996
  9. Rev. William Joseph Rooney – 1999
  10. Rev. James Joseph Wilmes – 2003

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