Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

It is easier to become angry than to restrain oneself, and to threaten than to persuade. It is more fitting to be persistent in punishing our own impatience and pride than to correct.

From a Letter by St. John Bosco
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; January 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.



Saturday, January 31, 2015

:: Feast

  1. St. John Bosco
    1. St. John Bosco Parish, founded in 1934
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. James Scott – 1870
  2. Rev. Sylvester Moloney – 1928
  3. Very Rev. Michael L. Kruszas – 1950
  4. Rev. Francis William Glynn – 1958
  5. Rev. William Thomas Slattery – 1985
  6. Rev. Edmund James Skoner – 1988
  7. Rev. Edward Henry Baseheart – 1997
  8. Rev. Richard Joseph Ehrens – 2008

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