Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

The Cross: how splendid to contemplate. There is no mingling of good and evil here. This tree does not cast us out of paradise but opens the way for our return.

From a sermon by St. Theodore
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol II 2nd Friday of Easter

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.

Click on the link below for resources on the revised Roman Missal from the
Office for Divine Worship.

Roman Missal Resources


Thursday, April 24, 2014

:: Feast

  1. St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. John James Gearty – 1928
  2. Rev. Wenceslaus Joseph Warakomski – 1928
  3. Rev. Antonio Teta – 1946
  4. Rev. Edmund John Brazel – 1953
  5. Very Rev. Dominic Aloysius Diederich – 1977
  6. Rev. Joseph Coleman Fitzgerald – 1991
  7. Rev. John Benjamin Stokes – 1993
  8. Rev. John Peter Stankevicius – 1997

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