Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

My religion teaches me to forgive my enemies and all who have offended me. I do gladly pardon the Emperor.

From an account on the martyrdom of St. Paul Miki
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; February 6

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, February 06, 2016

:: Feast

:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Martin J. Lawler – 1901
  2. Rev. William Bally – 1914
  3. Rev. John Wiederhold – 1921
  4. Patrick Joseph Scanlan (Ordained 1888) – 1937
  5. Rev. Vincent Cornelius Poole – 1951
  6. Very Rev. George J. Stier – 1963

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