Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Round Lake/Volo, Deerfield/Lake Forest and Hanover Township Renew My Church Groupings
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Round Lake/Volo, Deerfield/Lake Forest and Hanover Township Renew My Church groupings.
The Round Lake/Volo grouping includes two parishes:
- St. Joseph Parish, Round Lake
- St. Peter Parish, Volo
The Deerfield/Lake Forest grouping includes three parishes and one school:
- Holy Cross Parish, Deerfield
- St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest
- St. Mary School, Lake Forest
- St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest
The Hanover Township grouping includes three parishes and one school:
- St. Ansgar Parish, Hanover Park
- St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood
- St. John the Evangelist School, Streamwood
- St. Peter Damian Parish, Bartlett
Over the past several months, the groupings’ Feedback and Discernment Teams, made up of representatives from the parishes, met to review and discern their future parish and church structures. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, they submitted feedback to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed feedback and other information, including demographic data, financial summaries, and parish and grouping trends.
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishops and Presbyteral Council have discussed the commission’s recommendations. Based on those discussions and prayerful consideration, the following decisions have been made:
Round Lake/Volo Grouping:
There are no parish structural changes at this time; both parishes will remain in their current structure.
Deerfield/Lake Forest Grouping:
There are no parish structural changes at this time, however the sustainability of continuing as three parishes will be reviewed annually, based on Mass attendance relative to other archdiocesan parishes and future pastor availability.
- St. Mary School will continue with no changes.
Hanover Township Grouping:
There are no parish structural change at this time; however, if ministry needs, particularly for Hispanic ministry, are no longer being supported effectively by the current structure, structural changes will be considered.
- St. John the Evangelist School will continue with no changes.