Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

In a marvelous way God's mercy arranged that the disbelieving disciple, in touching the wounds of his master's body, should heal our wounds of disbelief.

From a homily by Gregory the Great
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; July 3

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, July 03, 2015

:: Feast

  1. St. Thomas the Apostle
    1. St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, founded in 1869
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. Joseph M. Langlois – 1866
  2. Rev. William De la Porte – 1920
  3. Rev. Leonard T. Wyrzykowski – 1928
  4. Very Rev. David Lawrence McDonald – 1930
  5. Rev. Charles Stephen Monahan – 1946
  6. Rev. Anthony Albert Gawrych – 1947
  7. Very Rev. Victor Joseph Cernauskas – 1970
  8. Rev. Leo Philip Coggins – 1991
  9. Rev. Anthony Robert Spina – 1993

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