Current Announcements

Catholic Charities Awareness Campaign

To generate excitement for Catholic Charities 100th Anniversary, the agency is embarking on an awareness campaign through April 2018 focused on the parable of the Good Samaritan. Messages about the agency will be heard on the radio and seen in the newspaper and in other news outlets. The awareness campaign centers around the Good Samaritan and caring for our neighbors. Please see our flyer (English | Spanish) for more information.

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Six Weeks With the Word of God

A young adult scripture faith sharing program will be taking place in nine locations across the Archdiocese of Chicago this fall. Six Weeks With the Word of God will provide a comfortable community experience, personal encounters with the Word of God in Scripture, and open reflection on that Scripture, allowing attendees to meaningfully grow in their Catholic faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Fr. John Kartje, who holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago, will kick-off the program on Monday, Sept. 18 at Nacional 27 at 7:30 p.m. discussing simultaneous existence of Catholicism and science. Spread the word!


Parish Inclusion Awareness Days

Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to plan and celebrate Inclusion Awareness Day this fall. Please consider October 8, 2017, or another weekend to renew your commitment to intentionally welcoming parishioners of all abilities every day of the year. Visit for more information.

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Feast of Saint John Paul II

October 22

Celebrate the Feast of Saint John Paul II on Sunday, October 22nd at 10 St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. During Mass, Saint John Paul II's zucchetto (skullcap worn by the Pope) will be displayed in the sanctuary for veneration. After Mass, everyone is invited to a free tasting of Saint John Paul II's favorite dessert - Papal Cream Cake (kremówka).

Bulletin Announcement
Flyer - English | Polish | Spanish


November 4

Professor David Belcastro will be one of four featured session-leaders at the sixth annual One-Day Fall Workshop sponsored by Contemplative Outreach – Chicago on Saturday November 4 at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.  Prof. Belcastro’s session will focus on Thomas Merton’s interest in Yoga Philosophy and Practice, which eventually led to his pilgrimage to Mahabalipuram and his last poem, entitled “The Kandy Express.”

News release

Women's Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity

Sunday, November 5  

Please join us to explore women's wisdom in our traditions on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. Check out the flyer for more information.


St. Pancratius School 50th Reunion

Sunday, November 5  

Class of 1967
Please contact Ed Pienta at
Pass the word if you know of any of our Graduates!

Tolton Drama Premiere

Sunday, November 5  

The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to host the premiere of this production starring Andrae Goodnight.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest is an exciting new multimedia theater production based on the true story of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. Audiences will be riveted by Father Tolton’s dramatic escape from slavery, encouraged by his struggle against prejudice, and transformed by his message of reconciliation and hope; one that has put him on the path to potential sainthood.

Sunday, November 5
4 p.m.
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637

Click here to register.

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW)

November 5-11

Let us celebrate, support and pray for church vocations during the week of November 5-11, 2017.

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Read the message from USCCB here.

For more information and resources visit:

Noche De Gala

November 10

We gather as a family to celebrate the vitality of the Hispanic Community. Please join us on November 10, 2017 at Drury Lane.
For more information, please contact Gema Ramirez at or 312.534.8215. Click here to register.
Flyer in Spanish
Flyer in English

Parish of St Turibius' 90th Anniversary

November 11

The Parish of St Turibius is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year.  Mass of Celebration will be held on Saturday November 11 at 4 p.m. Celebration will continue at the Mayfield Banquette Hall.

For more information, please contact the parish office 773.581.2730 ext. 110 or check the parish web page at

We are asking those who have been parishioners of St. Turibius to send a response to the following:

BEING PART OF THE ST TURIBIUS FAMILY MEANS TO ME/US. Please see the Announcement for more information.


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service

November 22

First United Methodist Church
Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

World Youth Day

January 21 - 28, 2019

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. WYD is open to all young adults who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young adults who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

January 21 - 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza
Panama City, Panama

Click here for registration details and more information.

Mercy Home Heroes Chicago Marathon Team

Would you consider doing something Heroic in 2017? Like running a marathon?

Join our Mercy Home for Boys & Girls' Heroes marathon team and transform the life of an abused child in Chicago.

Sign up here: or contact Jim Harding at or 312-738-9381.

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To Rise With Christ - Instruction on Burial Rites Involving Ashes / Cremated Remains of the Deceased

Recently, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued an Instruction, To Rise With Christ, on the burial rites involving ashes / cremated remains of the deceased. Specifically, To Rise With Christ is addressing practices in society which have grown in popularity in recent years in regard to the care of cremated remains after death: the separation or scattering of ashes, the retaining or display of ashes in one’s home, or the use of ashes in the creation of jewelry. In all of these cases the Instruction reiterates the Church’s firm belief in the respectful care of ashes / cremated remains of the departed, such that “the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place, that is, in a cemetery or, in certain cases, in a church or an area, which has been set aside for this purpose.”

Full Instruction - English
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Lifelong Faith Formation Classes

Lifelong Faith Formation classes are now available through the Archdiocese Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry. These classes, which include a program for training catechists, extend the opportunity to be a part of the formation of the next generation of Chicago Catholics to every member of the Archdiocese.  Whether you want to take a full course of study toward certification as a catechist, or simply participate in select classes to enrich your faith, these classes from the Archdiocese are an exciting new resource. All classes are online, so they fit into your everyday schedule, and affordable as some courses are available for only $14. You can complete the classes at your own pace and in your home. Topics include Scripture, John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Church History and much more. For a full listing of courses and prices please visit

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