Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

The zealous man desires and achieves all great things and he labors strenuously so that God may always be better known. … Nothing deters him: he rejoices in poverty; … he welcomes hardships; he laughs off false accusations; he rejoices in anguish.

From a work by St. Anthony Mary Claret
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol IV October 24

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, October 24, 2016

:: Feast

  1. St. Anthony Mary Claret
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Richard J. Murphy – 1907
  2. Rev. Stephen A. Rutkowski – 1933
  3. Rev. Francis S. Nogajewski – 1949
  4. Rev. Joseph P. Hedderman – 1964
  5. Rev. John P. Rondzik – 1972
  6. Rev. Boleslaus J. Kantowicz – 1986
  7. Rev. James J. Duffy – 1997

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