Renew My Church

Dreaming Big about the Archdiocese of Chicago

Read Archbishop Blase J. Cupich's column in the Catholic New World and Católico about the Archdiocesan planning process, "Renew My Church," designed to strengthen parish vitality for the long-term future.

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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools in Cook and Lake counties welcome the public during special open houses and events throughout the week, focusing on the value of Catholic education. This year's theme: Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.
Monday, January 31 to February 6

National Marriage
Week 2016

National Marriage Week and World Marriage Sunday (February 14) celebrate and support the gift of marriage. The annual observance helps to strengthen and build a stronger marriage culture.

February 7 to 14

World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick is an observation introduced by St. Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an important opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them.

Thursday, February 11

TV Program Focuses on Days of Mercy and Forgiveness

In the latest edition of Catholic Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich talks with program host Todd Williamson about the upcoming Days of Mercy and Forgiveness.  We'll show you how your money is spent when donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal.  And we'll see how Catholic school children held a very special birthday celebration for Pope Francis.

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Catholic Chicago Blog

Kim Hagerty discusses National Marriage Week in this week's blog.

News Releases

Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday
February 10, 2016 Services Planned Around the Archdiocese

CHICAGO, IL (February 8, 2016) – Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season for Roman Catholics everywhere. On Wednesday, February 10, Catholics will attend services where they will receive ashes on their foreheads, as a symbol of penance.

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Kolbe House Jail Ministry Lenten Email Retreat Begins Friday, February 12

Chicago, IL (February 8, 2016) – Kolbe House, the Catholic Jail Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, begins its tenth annual Lenten email retreat on Friday, February 12, 2016.  Participants will receive an email from Kolbe House every Friday during Lent containing a short personal experience and scriptural reflection for the coming week. A daily prayer and Lenten practices for the week are also suggested.

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