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COVID-19 Updates

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

As a faith community concerned about the sanctity of human life, the archdiocese encourages everyone to get vaccinated for the sake of their own health and the common good.

It is morally permissible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. Pope Francis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Cardinal Cupich have confirmed this. Christ was a healer and science and medicine heal, too. We should look at this advancement in science and development of life-saving vaccines as gifts from God.

The parable of the good Samaritan is about the importance of aiding the stranger and getting vaccinated as an act of love and charity for your neighbor.

To register for vaccination or to get more information about the vaccine, visit your local health department’s vaccination website:

City of Chicago: Chicago Vaccine FInder

Lake County:

Cook County:

Or for more information, visit the CDC’s website:


The state of Illinois is partnering with St. Julie Billiart to bring a free vaccine clinic to an area near you.


St. Julie Billiart
7399 W 159th St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


  • First dose: September 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Second dose: October 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who's eligible?

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized and recommended for persons 12 years of age and older.

How do I sign up?

Walk-ins welcome.

Printable flyer (PDF)


Unprecedented times - September 15, 2021 (Link)
Videos welcome people back to Mass, share protocols – July 21, 2021 (Link)

Print resources

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine (English | Spanish | Polish)

COVID-19 Vaccine Poster 11x7 (EnglishSpanish | Polish)

COVID-19 Parish Bulletin Ad – Half Page (English | Spanish | Polish)

COVID-19 Parish Bulletin Ad – Quarter Page (English | Spanish | Polish)

What you need to know about COVID-19 (English | Spanish)

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 (English | Spanish)

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (English | Spanish)

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Poster (English | Spanish)