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Mardi Gras - February 28

You are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras and prepare for Lent with your co-workers on Tuesday, February 28, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the first floor conference rooms at the Quigley Pastoral Center.


Join us for prayer, King Cakes, paczki and beverages and learn more about our Lenten opportunities.


We invite you to bring your favorite appetizer to share (for 10-20).  Feel free to wear your festive Mardi Gras beads, masks, etc.!


In order to help us plan for this event, please RSVP by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, by clicking on the survey link. Thank you.




For those looking to continue the Mardi Gras festivities, there will be a gathering at a neighborhood establishment after work hours until 6:00 p.m.  (The after party is not an Archdiocesan sponsored event.) Details regarding the after party will be provided at the Mardi Gras party.



Ash Wednesday Mass in the St. James Chapel - March 1, 11:30 a.m.

Employees of the Archbishop Quigley Center and the students and staff of Loyola University are invited to worship at the Ash Wednesday Mass at 11:30 a.m., in the St. James Chapel.  Ashes will be distributed during this Mass, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. 

All are welcome!  Those who wish to sing with the choir are asked to email Karen Gorajski, kgorajski@archchicago.org.  

Lenten Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter


Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos - March 8

A choir and dance troupe from Nuestro Pequeños Hermanos of Nicaragua will be visiting the Archbishop Quigley Center on Wednesday, March 8. 

The teens will sing the opening and closing songs at the 11:30 a.m. Mass in the St. James Chapel. Fr. Ron Hicks, who was once administrator of an NPH campus in El Salvador, will be the presider of the Mass. Employees are welcome to worship and greet the pequeños at this Mass.

The pequeños will perform later in the afternoon at Loyola University.  If you can spare an hour during Mass and lunch, your help as a host and guide would be welcome. Contact Karen Gorajski, kgorajski@archchicago.org.


Quigley Pastoral Center Complimentary Chair Massage - March 16


Meyer Pastoral Center Complimentary Chair Massage - March 23


Open Registration for Spanish Classes

Spanish classes are being offered in various course levels. The classes will focus on conversational and pastoral Spanish. It is designed to provide participants with useful conversational skills that can be used in communicating with non-English speaking people of Hispanic origin.

Beginning Spanish
March 21 – May 23, 2017
Ten classes will be held at Archbishop Quigley Center, on Tuesdays from 4-6:00 PM.
March 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and May 30

Intermediate Spanish
March 23 – May 25, 2017
Ten classes will be held at Archbishop Quigley Center, on Thursdays from 4-5:30 PM.
March 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1

Advanced Spanish
March 23 – May 25, 2017
Ten classes will be held at Archbishop Quigley Center, on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:15 PM.
March 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1


Renew My Church Parish Groupings Announced

As you may have heard at your parish, the Renew My Church groupings of all parishes and schools were announced to parishioners through a letter from the Cardinal. Copies of that letter can be found below in three languages. As the Cardinal states, groupings will work together to plan for the future and discern where God is leading us. This is an exciting step for the  Renew My Church initiative, and we ask for your continued prayers and support of the initiative going forward.

Cardinal Cupich's Letter - English | Spanish | Polish




Cardinal Cupich Discusses the Consistory


In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, Cardinal Cupich talks about the ceremonies surrounding his elevation to Cardinal.  We’ll take you to three Catholic schools that received Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education. And we’ll show you how a parish tree-lighting ceremony has a special meaning for a south-side community.


You can watch the episode online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU1TnYB8hL8

Catholic Chicago is produced by the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Radio and Television. The program is hosted by Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship.
Comcast customers who live in Chicago and throughout the suburbs can see Catholic Chicago Sunday at 3 p.m. on CN-100, the Comcast Network (Channel 100). The program also airs Friday at 7 p.m. on Chicago Loop Cable Channel 25.

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal has begun!

Our faith is lived in schools and parishes, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches, where people of all backgrounds in every neighborhood of the Archdiocese of Chicago are served.

Your gift to the Annual Appeal helps to sustain Catholic schools, religious education, ministerial formation, and initiatives for life, peace and justice. Through its support of Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal serves people worldwide, without regard for religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famines.

Learn more at www.annualcatholicappeal.com.

Letter from Cardinal Cupich

ACA 2017 Employee Form



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