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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

Ecumenical & Interfaith Convocation at CTU

Saturday, October 3

Attend this Convocation, Co-sponsored by Catholic Theological Union, The ACTS Common Council, The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Peace & Justice, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. In light of Pope Francis' recent encyclical on the environment, participants will come together to pray and worship in celebration of God's gift of creation; share moral wisdom and theological knowledge on environmental justice; share practical skills, strategies, and processes necessary for environmental justice ministries; and network with one another for mutual encouragement and enrichment.

For more information and to register, visit www.ctu.edu/acts-convocation-2015.


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

Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass

Sunday, October 4

Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese, invites you to a Spanish/English Mass at 3 pm Sunday, October 4th, at Assumption Parish, 2434 S California, Chicago. At this Mass, we would especially like anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer to attend. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one in jail or prison, please come. For more information, please call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070, or email Pablo at khpablop@aol.com.


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/

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

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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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.


March for Life Chicago 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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