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Holy Name Cathedral Parking Lots Testing

Testing is going to be conducted on the Holy Name Cathedral parking lot and other Archdiocese lots in the same block starting Monday, July 17.

Over the course of two weeks a drilling truck will be on-site to take soil samples from five locations across the various parking lots. Each sample will require one or two days to complete. We will be cordoning off the affected location the evening before the sampling is schedule to start.

For reference, the locations are marked with orange florescent paint. The truck will be situated in a way to limit disruption and will impact 4-6 parking spaces at each location. 


Theology on Tap School Supply Drive for Mission Our Lady of the Angels

This year, one of Theology on Tap’s focus is to encourage imitating the work of Christ by serving those in need. In addition to different service opportunities on weekends, Theology on Tap is sponsoring a school supply drive for Mission Our Lady of the Angels. These school supplies will be passed out to 200 kids (or with your help, more!) at the Mission Our Lady of the Angels August Block Party on August 19.

There are a number of ways you can donate:

  • Purchase school supplies directly via Amazon (link) by Monday, August 7 to allow enough time for shipping. These supplies will be shipped directly to Mission Our Lady of the Angels and is very easy to do!
  • Sign up to bring in school supplies into Quigley or Meyer by Friday, August 18. Please use the Google doc (link) so we can keep track of the supplies needed.
  • If you will be bringing school supplies to Quigley, please drop them off at the lobby. For any questions, pease reach out to Antonietta Colasanto at acolasanto@archchicago.org.
  • If you will be bringing school supplies to Meyer, please drop them off at Jenna Rummelhart’s desk. She is located on the first floor at desk 130 and can be reached at jrummelhart@archchicago.org

Theology on Tap Update

The Theology on Tap season has officially begun! We had a successful kickoff on Monday, July 10 with more than 500 young adults in attendance at Old Crow River North. This was just the beginning, and we encourage you to attend Theology on Tap events across the Archdiocese of Chicago over the next month and a half. For more information on Theology on Tap events for those ages 21-39, including service opportunities, please visit the following link

Visit the photo gallery from the kickoff event here.

Renew My Church 101 for Pastoral Center employees

Want to learn more about Renew My Church? Come to Renew My Church 101 for Pastoral Center employees!

You may have heard about RMC 101 – a presentation created to share more about Renew My Church and the vision for what is to come. These sessions are being held at parishes across the diocese throughout 2017. We are offering this same presentation to Pastoral Center employees by hosting sessions at the Quigley and Meyer Centers in July and August. Please see below for dates. Even if you can’t spend the whole 90 minutes with us, please feel free to stop by as you are able. We hope you can make it!

Quigley – Monday, July 17, 2:30 – 4    Conf. Room A & B

                  Friday, August 18, 9:30 – 11   Conf. Room B & C

Meyer – Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 – 11   LL CR  E & F

               Wednesday, August 9, 1 - 2:30   LL CR  E & F


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service


Wednesday, November 22
First United Methodist Church
Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street
12 p.m. - 1 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


2017 Archdiocesan Awards

October 29, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cardinal Cupich will present the Christifideles honor to laypersons nominated by their pastors for extraordinary service in their parishes. In addition, the Bishop Quarter honor is given to laypersons nominated by the Episcopal Vicars in recognition of service within the vicariate, region or archdiocese.

This ceremony is organized by the Vicar General.

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


In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, we’ll take you to Holy Name Cathedral for the ordination of six priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago. We’ll revisit the Good Friday Walk for Peace and talk with Cardinal Blase Cupich about anti-violence efforts in the City. And we’ll show you the important work being done by our immigration ministry.

You can watch the episode online: https://youtu.be/IEASzEdhz_E

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.

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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