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IZZY Has Arrived!

Version 1.0 of IZZY, our Archdiocesan staff portal, is now live. Check it out today, poke around the site, and get familiar with the layout.

Soon, you'll likely start having ideas as to what more we can share with each other as enhancements are made along the way to udpated versions of IZZY. So, share! On the home page there are ways to submit your ideas, suggestions and feedback.

If you’re at Quigley today and would like some help navigating the site or to ask questions about Office 365 in general, stop by Conference Room 1-A at one of these times:

  • 12:30

  • 1:30

  • 2:30


Soon, Daily Update will be a thing of the past, with IZZY as our new home for staff news, resources and events.




Congratulations to our Inagural ArchGames Winners!



Check out pictures from each event.


Make a Difference Award

As announced at the 2019 Pastoral Center retreat, we are excited to introduce the Make a Difference Award to honor those Pastoral Center staff members whose workstyle and contributions best exemplify our pastoral center core values. With this new, annual award we will acknowledge the outstanding efforts already in our midst and encourage each other to aspire to even greater demonstrations of our values. Please read more about the award and complete a nomination form for a deserving staff member before the deadline of October 11.

Both the overview and nomination form can also be found at Web Links > HR Resources



First Friday Masses & Devotions

First Friday Masses: As we labor together in our Lord’s service to support our parishes and renew the Church in our Archdiocese, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the First Friday Mass each month as one way to build and strengthen community together. If you are able, please join your Pastoral Center coworkers for each month’s First Friday Mass at 11:30 a.m. at either the Quigley or Meyer Centers.

In addition to daily Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Quigley (and at Meyer on days/times posted in the sacristy), there is the opportunity to gather for two, prayerful devotions in the St. James Chapel at Quigley, as well:

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Friday between 2 – 3 p.m., the Blessed  Sacrament is exposed for adoration and prayer. All are welcome to spend time with our Lord in this Holy Hour.

Divine Mercy Chaplet: Every day at 3 p.m., several employees gather in the chapel to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which lasts about 10 minutes. If you are unfamiliar with this devotion, please contact Erlinda Pasco at epasco@archchicago.org who can share with you information about this gift to the Church received by St. Maria Faustina Kowalska.



Quigley Center Parking

Pastoral center employees not assigned to monthly parking are eligible for daily validated parking. You need to park in one of the designated garages and have your ticket validated at the Quigley Center reception desk. All archdiocesan employees who are visiting the Quigley Center for business are eligible for daily validated parking. Non-pastoral center employees will need to indicate the department/agency they are visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about our alternative parking arrangements, please contact the Real Estate office at realestate@archchicago.org.


Alternative Parking Arrangements Webinar

Employee Daily Parking Garage Map and Validation Process

Employee Daily Parking Garage Locations:

  • Superior Place/1 W. Superior (2 entrances: 1 on State and 1 on Superior)
  • Fordham/25 E. Superior (entrance on East Huron St.)
  • 1 East Delaware 

Visitor Parking Procedures (visitors - non-archdiocesan employees - are to use 111 East Chestnut parking garage and follow specific validation procedures)

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-tax Transportation Expense Program: the program allows you to deduct up to $260 per month from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis toward the purchase of RTA, Metra, Ventra cards/passes. See the form for enrollment instructions.


Annual Catholic Appeal

Please see a letter from Cardinal Cupich with a reflection on this year’s theme, Come, follow me … and share the Word, inviting all employees to participate in supporting parishes in need, schools, programs of religious education, ministry formation, initiatives for life, justice, peace and family life here in the archdiocese and worldwide through Catholic Relief Services. For those that are able to contribute, please see the ACA payroll deduction form.


Tuesdays Together

Join our Pastoral Center team gatherings to discuss our progress, recognize achievements, and have a dialogue around topics of interest to us all. We meet on the second Tuesday of every other month from 1:00. p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at both the Meyer and Quigley Centers. Mark your calendars and accompany your fellow pastoral center coworkers in our shared ministry to the Archdiocese. Remaining dates for 2019 are:


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019






Catholic Chicago – June 2019

In the June 2019 edition of Catholic Chicago, we talk with Cardinal Blase Cupich about the recent abortion bill that was passed in Illinois.

We introduce you to the newly ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
And we take you to a Theology on Tap event where Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries talks about combating the culture of violence.

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/q2Tu-JGnCT0  


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.


In the July edition of Sanctuary, Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries talks about combating the culture of violence.  Eight priests recently ordained at Holy Name Cathedral talk about their journey to the priesthood.  And you’ll meet Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School who is being featured on her very own baseball trading card.


Sanctuary is the Archdiocese of Chicago's TV news magazine program that airs quarterly on the Live Well Network.  The program is hosted by Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.  Sanctuary is produced by the Archdiocesan Office of Radio and Television and is taped on location throughout the Chicago area.  The Live Well Network can be seen over-the-air on ABC 7.2, as well as on Comcast Channel 217, RCN Channel 618, WOW Channel 219, Mediacom Channel 723 and Charter Channel 608.  Sanctuary airs every Sunday at 12-noon.



A Time for New Beginnings with the Archdiocese of Chicago

Do you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us on our journey?  The Archdiocese of Chicago currently has a number of open positions available for people who are looking to make a difference.

Please visit our list of open positions at http://legacy.archchicago.org/Employment/ and feel free to invite someone else to start anew.


Online Visual Identity and Print Store

The online visual identity and print store is now available to the staff of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Please follow the links below on how to access the online store, what is available through the online store and what printers are recommended.

Directions to access the online store

Recommended Printers



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