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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Orland-Tinley Renew My Church Grouping

May 11, 2021

The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an updateon the Orland-Tinley Renew My Church grouping. 

Over the past several months, the grouping’s Feedback and Discernment Team, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and schools, met to review and discern the future parish, school and church structures for their respective areas. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, they submitted feedback reports to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed the feedback reports and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries and parish and grouping trends. 

Over the course of the past several weeks, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishops and Presbyteral Council discussed the commission’s recommendations. Based on those discussions and prayerful consideration, the following decision has been made for the Orland-Tinley Grouping:

Orland-Tinley Grouping

The Orland-Tinley Renew My Church grouping includes thefollowing parishes and schools:

• St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (Orland Hills)
• St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Orland Park)
• St. George Parish and School (Tinley Park)
• St. Julie Billiart Parish (Tinley Park)
• St. Michael Parish and School (Orland Park)
• Our Lady of the Woods Parish (Orland Park)
• St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr Parish (Tinley Park)
• Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School (Orland Hills)

All seven parishes and schools, and Cardinal Bernardin School, will remain in their current structure.  

  • Part of the uniqueness of this Orland Tinley grouping is that the parishes are well situated, in that they cover a large geographic area. 
  • Further, the parishes host a wide variety of ministries that serve area Catholics.  

Next Steps

Over the next few months, all parishes in this grouping will embark on the next phase of renewal to become stronger, more sustainable and capable of reaching more people in their work of making disciples of Jesus Christ, building communities and inspiring witness.