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The Season of Advent at the Pastoral Centers

Let us desire the second coming of Christ from our affectionate and grateful remembrance of his first! (From John Henry Newman)

The Church enters into a season of expectation and longing for its savior, Jesus Christ. The season invites us to become more mindful of the Gospel story, and to reflect how Jesus has come into the world. Importantly, we are invited to look deeper into our hearts and reflect how Jesus has entered into our own lives.

These resources will be provided for your prayerful reflection this Advent:

  • Daily Mass at both the Meyer and Quigley Centers
  • An Advent calendar to enhance the sense of waiting and longing for Christ
  • A daily Advent prayer and examen which will be sent to your email box every day
  • Two short Taizé-type Christian prayer services at the Quigley Center:
  • Monday, December 4 at 12:40-1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel
  • Monday, December 11 at 3:30-3:50 p.m. in the St. James Chapel followed by a holiday cookie reception in Q 1-B

We hope you will take advantage of these prayer opportunities so you may welcome Christ into your heart this Advent.



In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich discusses the need for gun control legislation and improved access to mental health care. 

We take you to the U-I-C Pavilion, where thousands of pre-teens, teenagers and young adults celebrated their faith.  And you’ll meet the very-deserving individuals who were honored at Noche de Gala for their work in Hispanic ministry. 

You can watch the episode online:

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.

Advent Prayer Service


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

1:30 p.m. at the Archbishop Quigley Center 

Reception following the Prayer Service.



New Hire Announcements

Below are the links to new hires for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter of 2017. We officially welcome everyone on board.

New hires - 1st Quarter

New hires - 2nd Quarter

New Hires - 3rd Quarter

New Hires - 4th Quarter


Archdiocesan Apparel 2017

Our new apparel for this year is a beanie!

If you would like to purchase a Bayside Beanie, please send an e-mail to  Colleen Gebavi at     
The order deadline is by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22. 
For all details, please click here.

Prudential One-on-One Meetings

Just a reminder that Julia Calderon, Prudential Retirement Counselor, will be meeting one-on-one with employees to answer questions about the Archdiocese of Chicago’s retirement plans.
Julia is scheduled to meet with employees on:

• Thursday, November 30 at the Quigley Center in Conference Room 1North

Link to schedule an appointment:
You may also contact Julia directly at 312-244-0941 or at to schedule an appointment.


Book and Photos of our Beloved Deceased

All employees are invited to inscribe the names of their beloved deceased in the Book of the Dead and bring a photo of their deceased friend or family member for display on a table at the front of Saint James Chapel at Quigley Pastoral Center. 

These will be available throughout the month of the Holy Souls.


Thank you for helping us exceed our Soup-er Stadium Challenge goal!

The Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities announced on Thursday that they exceeded their goal of filling Soldier Field twice by collecting more than 125,000 food items as part of the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, an initiative to help eliminate hunger in Cook and Lake Counties.

Read the full news release here.



In the October 2017 edition of Sanctuary, we show you how children in a tough west-side neighborhood are given a safe haven to help them learn and grow.  We tell you about a massive food-drive being launched in the Chicago area.  And we talk with Cardinal Blase Cupich about his visit to communities on the border with Mexico. 

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.



Feast of St. Francis from the Catholic Climate Covenant


Since 2006, Catholic Climate Covenant has inspired and equipped Catholics to care for creation and care for the poor. Since 2012, in collaboration with our 16 national partners, the Covenant has provided a Feast of St. Francis (FOSF) program, a 90-minute program focused on Catholic social teaching and creation care.

By hosting (or participating in) a Feast of St. Francis event, you are joining thousands of Catholics and other people of faith who want to learn, grow, and respond to the Church’s teaching on caring for creation and the poor.

Pope Francis was so inspired by St. Francis of Assisi that he is the first Roman pontiff to take the saint’s name. He has challenged us to make care for creation and care for the poor a cornerstone of our Catholic witness.

This year marks the 38th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi being named the patron saint of those who promote ecology by St. John Paul  II.

This program is designed with the 2017 Feast of St. Francis (October 4) in mind. However, we hope you will feel free to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis at any time that is convenient to your parish, school or other group.


FOSF Facilitators

FOSF Program 2017


Six Weeks with the Word of God - Young Adult Scripture Faith Sharing

The Six Weeks With the Word of God program will start on Sept. 24 in the following locations:

Click here to register for any of these locations.

·        St. Joseph College Seminary Courtyard (1120 West Loyola Avenue, Chicago)
Sundays from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

·        St. Clement Church (642 West Deming Place, Chicago)
Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        Archbishop Quigley Pastoral Center (835 North Rush Street, Chicago)
Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

·        Cardinal Stritch Retreat House (1300 Stritch Drive, Mundelein)
Wednesdays from 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        St. Peter’s in the Loop Church (110 West Madison Street, Chicago)
Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

·        Sheil Catholic Center – Northwestern University (2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston)
Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        St. Elizabeth Seton Church (9300 West 167th Street, Orland Hills)
Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        St. Columbanus Church (331 East 71st Street, Chicago)
Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        Our Lady of Mercy Parish - Spanish (4432 North Troy Street, Chicago)
Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

·        Independence Park (3945 North Springfield Avenue, Chicago)
Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.




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


Thank You for Attending the Staff Retreat!

 We hope you had a great experience at the retreat. Click on the    following link to see some photos from the event: Link


Archdiocese of Chicago Video Coverage - Walk for Peace

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




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