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!


Tolton Chicago Pilgrimage

September 23

Join Bishop Joseph Perry on a historic pilgrimage that journeys through historic Bronzeville, the ministerial home of Servant of God - Fr. Augustus Tolton. Stops on the pilgrimage include – site of Fr Tolton’s first church in Chicago, the grave of Mother Tolton, site where Fr. Tolton disembarked from train and later collapsed, and Mercy Hospital where he was cared for and later died.


Seminarian Education Second Collection

September 23-24

The weekend of September 23-24, we celebrate the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Chicago through our second collection. Contributions made to this collection alleviate monthly expenses such as tuition and fees ($1,672), room and board ($638), and health insurance ($171) for each seminarian and will be used solely for the formation of new priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago. You can contribute online through our website at, or through the remittance envelopes provided to your parish.

Please read Cardinal Cupich’s full letter below:
English | Spanish | Polish

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.

Bulletin Announcements

Cardinal Cupich to deliver keynote speech at the University of Chicago

October 14

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will deliver a keynote speech on Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. at the University of Chicago (Auditorium, Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street). After the Cardinal’s keynote "A Consistent Ethic of Solidarity: Transcending Self, Transforming the World," the President of the University of Chicago, Robert J. Zimmer, will provide introductory remarks. A reception will follow Cardinal Cupich's talk.
This event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, registration is required at


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

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!

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.

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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