Archdiocese of Chicago

Department of Parish Life and Formation
Quote of the Day

We are but travelers on a journey without as yet a fixed abode; we are in a state of longing not yet enjoyment.

From a sermon by St Augustine
Text from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved.
Vol III; July 29

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 29, 2016

:: Feast

  1. St. Martha
    1. St. Martha Parish, founded in 1919
:: Priest Necrology

  1. Rev. James M. O'Hagen – 1903
  2. Rev. Albert J. Janiszewski – 1929
  3. Rev. Edward Stephen McDonough – 1934

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