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In early November a new film, "Spotlight," which portrays the Boston Globe's Pulitzer-Prize-winning 2002 coverage of the Massachusetts clerical sexual abuse crisis, will open nationwide. We anticipate the release of the film will bring renewed interest, media coverage and questions regarding clerical sexual misconduct with minors.

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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

Pope Francis' Encyclical
Laudato Si'
On Care For Our Common Home

Letter from Cardinal Turkson,
President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace,
regarding the Holy Father's Encyclical, Laudato Si'

English | Español

Archdiocesan Initiatives
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Caring for God's Creation
Resources for Liturgy, Preaching and Taking Action

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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

Who Will Fill These Shoes? Vocation Event

November 27

Men in the Archdiocese of Chicago, ages 16-35, are invited to attend an exciting vocation event at Mundelein Seminary, hosted by Most Reverend George J. Rassas and Very Revered John F. Kartje, the new Rector of Mundelein Seminary. Come learn more about the priesthood and how to discern God's call. Register by November 27 at: www.chicagopriest.com/who-will-fill-these-shoes.

Kolbe House Advent Email Retreat

Begins November 30, 2015

Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, invites all to participate in their 9th annual Advent email retreat, beginning on November 30, 2015.  Every Monday during Advent, participants will receive an email that contains a short reflection written by Kolbe House staff and volunteers and a detainee. If interested in participating in the Advent email retreat, please send an email to kolberetreat@aol.com with your first and last name.  If you prefer, you can also participate in our retreat by visiting the Kolbe House website at www.kolbehouseministry.org.  To receive a hard copy of the reflections by mail, please call Gloria at 773-247-0070 and give her your mailing address.

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Triduum Planning Day

Friday, December 4

Join the staff of the Office for Divine Worship for a liturgical and theological overview of the Triduum. This event will give particular emphasis to the following aspects of this season: the Scriptures, the Environment, Music, and the RCIA Rites. This event is for priests, deacons, liturgy directors and music directors and all involved in planning the Triduum liturgies. More info available on the flyer or at www.odw.org.


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.

Nightfever at Holy Name Cathedral

Saturday, December 5

The next Nightfever event at Holy Name Cathedral will take place on Saturday, December 5, beginning with Mass at 7:30 p.m. Rev. John Kartje, Rector and President of Mundelein Seminary will be the main celebrant and homilist. For more information, visit www.nightfeverchicago.org.

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Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass

Sunday, Decebmer 6

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, December 6, 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.


Advent Online Discernment Retreat

December 6 to 10

Meet with us on Skype, email or phone to reflect and ask questions about discerning religious life. Walk through tools and materials with a retreat director and pray with us. We’re here to meet you where you are, on your time. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity. For more information contact Sister Virginia Ann Brooks, D.C., at sistervirginiaann.brooks@doc.org or 812-963-7559. Register online at daughters-of-charity.com on the Retreats page.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Alpha Introduction Event

Tuesday, January 12

Come and see what Alpha is all about on Tuesday, January 12, at the Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 South Lake Park Avenue in Chicago. Events will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


March for Life Chicago 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Flyer: English | Español | Polski

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 to 25

Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with the suggestions in the attached flyer. For more information, visit www.geil.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/ or www.archchicago.org/departments/ecumenical.


Alpha Training

Saturday, January 23


Christ Renews His Parish Spiritual Director Training

Begins January 27

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Celebrando el Jubileo de la Misericordia - Primer Conferencia de Evangelización

Sunday, April 30

La Oficina para La Nueva Evangelización en colaboración con el Ministerio Centro Pablo te invita a la primera conferencia de Evangelización, ¡Aparta la Fecha! Más información: www.evangelizechicago.org.

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Noche de Gala 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

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