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Lenten Lectures 2018

Please see below for upcoming Lenten Lectures:

· Catholic Relief Services Global Ambassador Lecture by CRS Global Ambassador, Thomas Awiapo

  • Friday, March 2, 12 p.m. at Meyer LL-A (lunch will be served)
  • Wednesday, March 7, 9 a.m. at Quigley CR 1-A (coffee and continental breakfast will be served)

· The Passion Narrative of St. John – a PPDC lecture by Fr. Jim McIlhone

  • Wednesday, March 14, 12 p.m. at Quigley CR 1-A
  • Thursday, March 22, 12 p.m. at Meyer LL-Center

For the complete list of 2018 PASTORAL CENTER STAFF LENT OPPORTUNITIES, please click here.


Archdiocese of Chicago Night - Chicago Wolves vs. Rockford Icehogs

Proceeds from each ticket purchased through this offer will go back to the Annual Catholic Appeal. 

Join the Archdiocese for this Illinois AHL rivalry as the Las Vegas Golden Nights affiliate, Chicago Wolves, take on the Chicago Blackhawks affiliate, Rockford Icehogs.

When you purchase, you'll receive your very own referral link to share with your friends and family. Anyone that buys from your link will automatically be seated with you.

Tickets starting from $17.


Social Justice Internship

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the official anti-poverty program of the US Catholic Bishops.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, a part-time intern (15 hours per week) will assist staff in promoting CCHD within the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The internship pays $12/hour and is based at the Cardinal Meyer Center (3525 South Lake Park Avenue). Apply by March 15, 2018 at www.cchdchicago.org.

For more information, contact Liz Young at eyoung@archchicago.org or 312.534.3891.


National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers February 26

Ahead of a March 5 legislative deadline, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration are "asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.

Read full story on Chicago Catholic

Read Cardinal Cupich's statement


Lent 2018: Faith in Action Opportunities

Below is a list of items that can help you put your faith into action:

· Catholic Charities “Blessing Bags” Collection

  • We are collecting the following items (new items only; new items from hotel stays are acceptable) for the guests at Catholic Charities: Baby wipes, deodorant, hand sanitizer, antibacterial lotion, shampoo, body wash, toothbrush with cap, toothpaste, wash cloths, socks.
  • Collection bins located in the lobbies of Quigley & Meyer.

·  Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Supper

·  Operation Rice Bowl

  • See your Rice Bowl and the CRS Global Ambassador lecture.

For the complete list of 2018 PASTORAL CENTER STAFF LENT OPPORTUNITIES, please click here.


Stations of the Cross – at Quigley and Meyer Chapels

The Stations of the Cross will take place at Quigley and Meyer Chapels on:

·  Tuesday, March 20, 4 p.m.

For the complete list of 2018 PASTORAL CENTER STAFF LENT OPPORTUNITIES, please click here.



Lent 2018: Daily Prayer & Reflection – Find something that will work for you!

• The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2018 is a gift to you and an invitation to pray during Lent. For your office desk, nightstand, or on the move, we hope this booklet will guide you in prayer.

• Download the Catholic Relief Services Lenten App to your phone for prayers and reflections: www.crsricebowl.org/about/app

• Check out Parish Vitality & Mission’s Lenten Resources: https://pvm.archchicago.org/lenten-resources

• 11:30 a.m. – Daily Mass at Quigley and Meyer chapels

For the complete list of 2018 PASTORAL CENTER STAFF LENT OPPORTUNITIES, please click here.


Lent 2018: Departmental Mass

All departments are encouraged to come together around the Eucharistic Table at the daily 11:30 a.m. Mass during the Lenten Season. 

It is certainly not mandatory, but would be a great way to spend some quiet prayer time together, and maybe even lunch, during the Lenten Season.

Contact the celebrant for the day so that your team can receive a special blessing. The celebrant schedule can be found on Daily Update -> Liturgical Life. We are making some scheduling suggestions to help spur the conversation:


Week of Feb 19th

Canonical Services, Tribunal and Chancellor’s office
Capital Assets – Real Estate and Facilities and Construction
Catholic Schools

Week of Feb 26th

Financial Services
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Office

Week of March 5th

Deacons, Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Priest Personnel
Human Resources
Office for Religious

Week of March 12th

Parish and School Operations, Parish Finance and Administration, Turn Around
Parish Vitality and Mission, and PVC’s
ODW, Evangelization, Human Dignity and Solidarity

Week of March 19th

Lifelong Formation
Protection of Children and Youth
RMC & Strategic Planning
Stewardship & Development

For the complete list of 2018 PASTORAL CENTER STAFF LENT OPPORTUNITIES, please click here.


Discerning Where God Leads You, Lessons on How to Listen and Follow God: A Lenten Retreat

Young adults are invited to continue their Lenten journey on the evenings of Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27 for a retreat that will provide insight on how to recognize, trust, listen, and follow the voice of God. “Discerning Where God Leads You, Lessons on How to Listen and Follow God” will take place at the St. James Chapel at the Quigley Pastoral Center at 835 North Rush Avenue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each evening. The event is free and a light Lenten dinner will be served.

For more information and to register, please visit pvm.archchicago.org.



Critical Needs Scholarship

The Archdiocese of Chicago awards the Critical Needs Scholarship to lay employees who are furthering their education in the areas of critical need in the diocese, such as 
•        Catechesis of children and adults and the formation of parents with children in sacramental preparation
•        Ministry for African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Polish-immigrant communities
•        Certification and training of teachers and principals, especially those serving inner city schools
•        Liturgical ministry
•        Evangelization to teens/young adults
•        Vitality of the parish system through a renewed sense of mission and stable financials

Below are the forms needed to apply:
1.         Department/Agency Director Information Letter
2.         Flyer
3.         Application
4.         Confirmation of Applicant Employment and Recommendation


23rd Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Join us for the 23rd Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture with opening remarks by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich.

Monday, February 26 at 7 p.m.
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway, Chicago

Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Brother John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies at  Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, will present the lecture, “Peace by Piece: 50 Years of Reconciliation Between Jews and Catholics.” Dr. Procario-Foley will discuss how the relationship between Catholics and Jews has developed over the past fifty years, while looking forward to the work that remains to be done together. The event is free and open to the public. Please register at archchicago.org/eventregistration/jerusalem-lecture/.




In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, we talk with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich about the positive impact of tax-credit scholarships, we take viewers to the National Migration Mass and to the March for Life Chicago, and we show how the Annual Catholic Appeal helps the many vital ministries of the Archdiocese of Chicago. 

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 January edition of Sanctuary, we talk with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich about his recent trip to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
In addition, we take you to the U-I-C Pavilion, where thousands of pre-teens, teenagers and young adults celebrate their faith; we see relics of popular saints and hear from experts about their significance.

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.



2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please review the letter from Cardinal Cupich regarding the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal and the Employee Payroll Deduction Form.


Town Hall Meetings or "Tuesdays Together" Updates

Thanks to all those who participated in our Town Hall meeting this morning. It was good to be together, it was good to reflect on the beautiful celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, it was good to remember our brother and sisters in Puerto Rico and California, and hear updates about Renew My Church and our Tax rebate Scholarship program. Thank you for spending 45 minutes catching up!  

Below are the dates for the next meetings for 2018. You will notice that they are always on Tuesdays, always at the same time, and usually the second Tuesday of the months. I like consistency and regularity in my calendar and perhaps this might be helpful for you too. Also, I will affectionately refer to these as “Tuesdays Together” updates! Especially as more and more happens with our renewal process, it will be good for us to be together, and even hear from people in in the parishes going through Renew My Church.  

·      Tuesday, February 6, 2018                   1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·      Tuesday, April 10, 2018                        1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·      Tuesday, June 12, 2018                        1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·      Tuesday, August 14, 2018                     1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·      Tuesday, October 9, 2018                     1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

·      Tuesday, December 11, 2018               1:00. p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thanks so much for all you do. May our generous God shower down Grace and Mercy upon you as we walk this Advent Season together. It continues to be a joy getting to know each person who minsters here at our joint pastoral center. 

In the service of Christ,

Fr. Jason Malave


A Time for New Beginnings with the Archdiocese of Chicago

As we begin our preparations for the coming of a New Year, we can look forward with anticipation to an exciting new beginning.

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.


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


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.


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


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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