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Migrant & Refugee Crisis

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to provide immediate assistance to Syrian and Middle East migrants and refugees and are requesting emergency donations. 

Resources and a donation link may be found at www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/emergencyappeal and

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Archdiocesan-Wide Parish Planning Process

Recently, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich discussed the results of an internal study assessing the changing landscape of the Church in Chicago and began to gather feedback. The study looked at trends such as pastor availability, mission vitality, operating viability, and capital needs. Many changes have occurred since the parish system was created decades ago. Factors such as population patterns, ethnicity shifts, Catholicity shifts, as well as a decline in Mass attendance have affected many of the parishes in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese is now beginning to assess the implications of these changes and will embark on a long-range highly inclusive planning process with the dual goals of serving the pastoral needs of the faithful and strengthening parish vitality.

Archbishop Cupich's Letter: English | Español | Polski

40 Days for Life

September 23 - November 1


Office for Divine Worship Programs

RCIA Development Series - September 29, October 6, 13 and 20
Liturgy Basics: Renewing Our Worship - October 28 to November 9 

Office for Divine Worship Spanish Programs

Lector Program Our Lady of Lourdes in Spanish
October 1 through November 5
Spanish Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers of Care program
October 17 through November 21
Spanish Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister for the Mass program
October 24 through October 31

October is Respect Life Month

October 4 - Respect Life Sunday

October is Respect Life Month, and October 4 is Respect Life Sunday. Please see the letter from the Respect Life Office with information and resources regarding the sacredness of life. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Letter from the Respect Life Office

Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. John Cantius Church

Monday, October 12

On Monday, October 12, beginning at 6 a.m., the body of St. Maria Goretti, the youngest canonized saint, will be on display for a full 24-hours at St. John Cantius Church, 825 North Carpenter Street in Chicago. This visit is part of a national tour of the United States. For more information, visit www.cantius.org

Letter to Fr. Hicks
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October National Latino HIV/AIDS Ethnic Awareness Day

Thursday, October 15

HIV is the virus which causes AIDS, and it is affecting Hispanics hard. HIV/AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among Hispanics ages 35 to 44 in the Chicagoland area. Did you know that there are over 1 and ¼ million people in the United States living with HIV Approximately 20% of them (240,000 people) do not know that they are infected with HIV. If you do not know if you are infected with HIV, you could be spreading it to others. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Free and confidential or anonymous testing is available in a community near you. To find the nearest site, call CDC Info/the National HIV/AIDS Hotline 800-232-4636. You can also call Catholic Charities 312-948-6500, or visit www.hivaidsservicesministry.org. Thousands of Hispanics are getting HIV every year. The disease has no cure; there is no vaccine to prevent it and it will not go away. Know your status and get tested for HIV. On October 15 and throughout the year, please pray for those living with and affected by HIV.


Catholic Charities Ayudando Nuestras Familias

Thursday, October 15

The Catholic Charities Ayudando Nuestras Familias/Helping Our Families Cocktail Reception will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 at Perillo Chicago, 834 North Rush Street. Reservations are $85 and include an assortment of hearty appetizers, beer, wine, soft drinks, and margaritas to celebrate the evening. Proceeds and donations will benefit our Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center in honor of its 10th Anniversary. Located in the Back of the Yards community, Casa Catalina provides over 525,000 meals every year to families experiencing food insecurity. Reservations will be $95 after Monday, October 5. For more information or to register please go to www.catholiccharities.net/familias

World Mission Sunday

Sunday, October 18

Welcome to this year's resources for World Mission Sunday! The celebration this year is even more special, as we prepare to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church (Ad Gentes)!
For more information visit: http://www.wearemissionary.org/world-mission-sunday/resources-and-materials/

Hillenbrand Lecture at the Liturgical Institute

Thursday, October 29

David Clayton, an artist, teacher, author and broadcaster who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts will Speak on The Way of Beauty. The program, which he developed, focuses on Catholic culture with a special emphasis on art and the liturgy. The conference will take place on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. This is a free public event. For more information, look online at www.liturgicalinstitute.org, under the CONFERENCES tab.

Chicago's Got Sisters! Retreat

October 30 - November 1

Pray and share with Sisters from different religious communities in the Chicago area as you discern your vocation. This weekend is a great opportunity to serve and be a part of community life, while asking questions about discernment and getting answers in real time. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Office for Religious/Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association. For more information, contact Sister Theresa Sullivan, D.C., at sistertheresa.sullivan@doc.org or 812-963-7556. Visit http://called2.be/CGSOct15 to register.

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Profound Preaching: A one-day preaching workshop for priests and deacons offered by the Liturgical Institute

Friday, October 30

Presenter: Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP: Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington DC
Title: Saint Augustine's Preaching for Today
The conference will take place on Friday, October 30, at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. The cost for the conference is $75, which includes lunch on Friday. Register online at www.liturgicalinstitute.org, under the CONFERENCES tab. For additional information, please contact Karen at 847.837.4542 or khopkins@usml.edu.

Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass

Sunday, November 1

Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, invites you to a bilingual (Spanish and English) Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, at Assumption B.V.M. Parish, 2434 South California Avenue in Chicago. At this Mass, we especially invite anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one who is incarcerated, please come. If you need more information, please call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070, or email Pablo at khpablop@aol.com.


Catholic Charities Wynstone Holiday Tea & Boutique

Thursday, November 5

The Catholic Charities Wynstone Golf Club Holiday Tea & Boutique benefiting Catholic Charities of Lake County will be held at the Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington on November 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event promises to be a great day of high tea, workshops and holiday shopping. Reservations for the event are $65 per person and early reservations are encouraged. For more information, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/wynstone or contact Mary Ellen Mason, Associate Director of Development at mmason@catholiccharities.net or (847) 782-4115.

Lector Training in Polish

November 5, 12, 19 & December 3

Od 5 listopada 2015 roku rozpoczynamy kurs lektorski dla obecnych i nowych lektorów w Archidiecezji Chicago. Celem kursu jest pogłębienie więzi z Chrystusem przez ożywienie życia sakramentalnego i modlitewnego (formacja wewnętrzna); zdobycie umiejętności poprawnego proklamowania słowa Bożego we wspólnocie wiernych (zajęcia z fonetyki); zdobycie umiejętności posługiwania się Pismem Św. oraz ogólnych wiadomości o powstaniu Biblii (formacja biblijna); i poszerzenie wiedzy dotyczącej liturgii oraz kształtowanie postaw zgodnych z normami liturgicznymi (formacja liturgiczna). Wiecej informacji: www.evangelizechicago.org/events.

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The Chants of Advent and Christmas

Friday, November 6

Presenter: Mr. Adam Bartlett, chant specialist and founder of Illuminare Publications
Title: The Chants of Advent and Christmas
The conference will take place on Friday, November 6, at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. The cost for the conference is $75, which includes lunch on Friday. Register online at www.liturgicalinstitute.org, under the CONFERENCES tab. For additional information, please contact Karen at 847.837.4542 or khopkins@usml.edu.

Catholic Charities Casino Night

Saturday, November 7

The 9th Annual Catholic Charities Royale Casino Night will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m., at Revel Downtown in the heart of Chicago. Come enjoy delicious hor d'oeuvres and Premium Open Bars in the company of the finest young adult organization in Chicago. All your favorite gaming tables will be open, including Blackjack, Roulette, Money Wheel and Craps. The event will feature a Silent Auction with an array of must-have items, a Grand Raffle and live entertainment from Outcast Jazz Band, Chicago's premier swing band. For more information, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/casinonight, or contact Annie Scully, Director of the Junior Board, at ascully@catholiccharities.net.

Catholic Charities "Kick-Off" Art of Caring

Saturday, November 7

Join Catholic Charities and the Women's Board of Catholic Charities Lake County Services on Saturday, November 7, for a North Shore-style tailgate to kick-off, a touch down inspired event. The event begins at 6 p.m., at the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, and is the kick-off for the Art of Caring benefit, which will be held on May 21, 2016, to raise money for Catholic Charities Lake County programs and services. Please join our Team Captains, Sara Stauder and Carolyn Milligan, who have a Touchdown Evening planned filled with a Tailgate Buffett, Craft Beer and a Pick-A-Prize Raffle. There is still time to secure your seat; tickets start at $80 per person. For tickets and more information, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/aockickoff, or contact Mary Ellen Mason, Associate Director of Development, at 847-782-4115 or mmason@catholiccharities.net.

Father Augustus Tolton Gala Benefit Fundraiser

Sunday, November 8

Attend the annual Gala Benefit Fundraiser for the Cause for Sainthood for Father Augustus Tolton on Sunday, November 8, at 4 p.m., at Navy Pier's Lakeview Terrace, 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. There will be hors d'oeuvre, a cash bar reception and a silent auction. For more information on tickets, contact the Vicariate 6 Office at 708-339-2474.


Inspiring Faith, Building Bridges Catechetical Gathering

November 13 & 14

Parish leaders, volunteers, principals, teachers and catechists are invited to attend the Inspiring Faith, Building Bridges Catechetical Gathering on November 13 and 14, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. This annual two-day catechetical gathering promises to be a new beginning in the work together, with presentations of exciting new initiatives and responsive, engaging tools, including a new model of catechists and teacher certification and on-line formation. It is a time to gather to share best practices – effective methods of teaching, faith engagement and catechetical formation in parishes and schools. The gathering will begin with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, who will be just returning from the Synod on Family at the Vatican, leading the Morning Prayer, followed by his conversation as keynote speaker. Other exciting speakers include Professor Lisa Fortini-Campbell and Fr. Manuel Dorantes. To register please visit www.catechesis-chicago.org

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Catholic Charities 26th Annual Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball

Friday, December 4

Join Catholic Charities and Honorary Chairman, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, for the 26th Annual Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball, which will take place on Friday, December 4, at the Hilton Chicago. More than 1,300 guests will enjoy a reception, gourmet dinner and wine, live entertainment by Ken Arlen Orchestra, cocktails, dancing and late night "sweets and treats" at this black-tie celebration of the Christmas season. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Children's Programs which serve nearly 300,000 children in Cook and Lake counties each year. To register or for more information, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/stnick, or contact Jodi Hill at johill@catholiccharities.net.

March for Life Chicago 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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