Current Announcements

Cardinal Cupich’s 2017 Christmas Letter for Parish Christmas Bulletins

English | Polish | Spanish

New Catholic School Scholarship Opportunity for 2018/19 School Year

Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” the state of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children from low-income households who want to attend private schools. This program provides an opportunity for more students to receive a quality Catholic education. The tax credit scholarships offered through this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees for eligible, low-income students. Not all families will be eligible for the new scholarships, but we want to make sure all families are aware of the program.

Program details are still being finalized, but you can find information on the scholarships, the application process and the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s website, archchicago.org/tcs. If you have any questions about tax credit scholarships, please contact the Archdiocese at InvestInKids@archchicago.org or 312.534.5321.

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.

Bulletin Announcements

Catholic High School Entrance Exam

December 2

The Catholic High School Entrance Exam will be administered on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. Students may register for the test beginning on November 18, 2017. Consult the Catholic high school where the student wishes to enroll for the 2018/19 school year for information on the registration process. The entrance exam fee is $25 payable either by cash or check to the school administering the exam. For more information, visit: schools.archchicago.org

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Retirement Fund for Religious Collection

December 9-10

Many elderly sisters, brothers, and religious order priests worked for little to no pay, and their religious communities do not have enough money for their care. Please support the Retirement Fund for Religious collection at Mass on 12/9 and 12/10. Learn more at retiredreligious.org.

Flyer in English
Flyer in Spanish

Annual Posada

December 15

Join us to walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers who - as the Hoy Family sought a place to stay - are seeking legislative shelter, "Posada". Let us show support for DACA families.
The walk will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 7 to 9 a.m. at 101 West Congress.

Route: From Correctional Center (71 West Van Buren), DePaul (1 East Jackson), Federal Plaza, and St. Peter’s (110 West Madison) For more information visit: www.catholicsandimmigrants.org

Flyer

Chicago Faith Congress: Reignite the Journey

February 10, 2018

The Chicago Faith Congress will bring together leaders in religious education, evangelization, marriage and family ministry, youth and young adult ministry, and sacramental preparation from across the Archdiocese of Chicago for an inspiring gathering that will celebrate their extraordinary roles within the Catholic community. Through recognition, faith development, and empowerment, this congress will provide attendees with unprecedented opportunities to collaborate with one another, grow in their faith, and become equipped with knowledge and specific tools that can be used to tackle the ongoing challenges that accompany effective and adaptive parish faith formation.

Join us as we grow together, with you, and strengthen the culture of lifelong formation in our faith communities.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

Invitation Letter from the Director of Lifelong Formation
English | Spanish

For more information, please email olf@archchicago.org or call 312.534.3700.

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.