Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

For I know through your love, the people chosen for you, God has performed great miracles. You should be glad because souls have been lead to interior grace.

From a letter to Augustine by St. Leo the Great
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol II May 27

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.



Friday, May 27, 2016

:: Feast

  1. St. Augustine of Canterbury
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. John P. Carolus – 1861
  2. Rev. Henry Bangen – 1921
  3. Rev. Thomas C. Gasparaitis – 1932
  4. Rev. Henry Lawrence Weber – 1940
  5. Very Rev. Innocent Khestl – 1951
  6. Rev. James Charles Curry – 1952
  7. Rev. Ferdinand C. Scieszka – 1954
  8. Rev. Michael Casimir Kaja – 1956
  9. Cardinal Samuel Alphonsus Stritch – 1958
  10. Rev. Charles Edward Drape – 1982

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