Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

When Ignatius refelectd on wordly thoughts; he felt pleasure; but later, he felt dry and depressed. When he thought of living the life of the saints, he felt pleasure; but later he still experienced great joy. Thoughts of one kind left him sad; thoughts o

From the life of St. Ignatius
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; July 31

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.



Friday, July 31, 2015

:: Feast

  1. St. Ignatius of Loyola
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Michael O'Donnell – 1854
  2. Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin – 1854
  3. Rev. Clarence Emmet Cavanaugh – 1923
  4. Very Rev. Lawrence William Frawley – 1964
  5. Rev. Arthur Raymond Sauer – 1985
  6. Rev. Sigismund Ladislaus Andryaszkiewicz – 1986
  7. Rev. Menceslaus John Madaj – 1986

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