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.

d’Vine Affair – January 28
The 17th Annual d’Vine Affair returns to The Union League Club of Chicago on Sunday, January 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the d’Vine Affair benefit Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs in Cook and Lake Counties. Make your reservation today by visiting www.catholiccharities.net/dvine.
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Patrick J. Ryan Main Event – February 2
The 4th Annual Patrick J. Ryan Main Event is coming up on Friday, February 2, at 6 p.m. at Drury Lane in Oak Brook Terrace. Funds will benefit the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program for Children and Youth. Tickets are $250 each. Tables and sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit www.catholiccharities.net/pjrmainevent.
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Chicago Event to "Inspire and Equip" and Theology on Tap

January 2-6, 2018

Are your parishioners equipped and excited to share the faith? Download and share the attached flyer for SLS18, a leadership conference in Chicago Jan.2-6 that welcomes anyone who desires to transform their family, parish, community or office through evangelization and discipleship. As hot coals set together ignite their surroundings, when leaders are united in mission, they’re set ablaze with the Holy Spirit. 

Speakers include Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. John Kartje, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Helen Alvare', Sr. Bethany Madonna, Fr. Mike Schmitz and 40+ more. Music with Matt Maher. Commuter and Day Passes available: www.sls18.com

The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to partner with FOCUS for a special Grow it! Theology on Tap Session during the SLS18 Conference featuring Jennifer Fulwiler.

Friday, January 5
Marriott Marquis Chicago
Great Lakes Ballroom
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Doors open at 8:45 p.m. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. Click here to register.

March for Life Mass and Rally

January 14, 2018

Marching in peace through the streets of Chicago during an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. Our goal is to serve as a visual and vocal reminder that the people of Chicago and the Midwest stand for LIFE.

Youth Rally
The Youth Rally will start from The Frances Xavier Warde Catholic School (Auditorium) on 751 North State Street Chicago, IL 60654
Doors open at 8 a.m. door and the rally will end at Holy Name Cathedral around 11 a.m., when Mass will be celebrated.
Cost: $10 per ticket (lunch option is separate)

Mass
Cardinal Cupich will preside
Mass starts at 11 a.m. at Holy Name Chicago
Please visit www.marchforlife-chicago.org/marchinfo/  for more information.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2018

Early in each new year, the Church enters into the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” This year’s observance, January 18-25, is especially meaningful on account of the October 31 reaffirmation of the covenant between the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Archdiocese of Chicago. It included a commitment to work together to diminish the violence that afflicts our communities. In this effort, praying together is essential.

Resources for Catholic parishes and Christian congregations to pray for unity together can be found at www.geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity.

To learn more about prayer services for unity taking place in and around Chicago during this week, visit www.archchicago.org/eia.

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.

Chicago Catholic Men’s Conference

April 7, 2018

Catholic Men Chicago Southland hosts its annual men’s retreat. This year’s theme is The Restless Journey of Life. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, please visit http://www.cmcsvirtues.org/

April 7, 2018
St. Rita Shrine Chapel at St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 South Western Avenue, Chicago

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.