Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal word took flesh on earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming.

From the Alternative Prayer
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol. I 4th Sunday of Advent

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, December 21, 2014

:: Feast

:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Michael J. Luby – 1917
  2. Rev. James Michael Doran – 1927
  3. Very Rev. John F. Ryan – 1950
  4. Rev. Francis Michael Coyle – 1975
  5. Rev. George Joseph Hulett – 1994
  6. Rev. Raphael Orozco – 2008
  7. Rev. Gery W. Stefanski – 2011

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