Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship

Nightfever Brings People Together and Reaches Those Who May Need Christ

December 3, 2016 – Nightfever began in Germany after the 2005 World Youth Day celebration. In 2014, it came to Chicago and has become a regular staple at Holy Name Cathedral. Many young Catholics gather for mass, prayer, confession, but most especially, to invite passersby into the church to pray. This simple way to encourage connection and engagement is a great way to evangelize here in our city. 

Click here to learn more about Nightfever Chicago. To read the story on Nightfever from the Catholic New World. (Link)

Mission of Love Radio Program, November 2016 Episode: Giving Thanks, Giving Back

November 16, 2016 – On our November show, we to take a moment to reflect on all the things to be grateful for, while also looking at the ways our gratitude to God should move us to give back in loving service. Our guests help us look at ways people and institutions are expressing their thanks to God by serving others. Our guests include Marie Jochum, Director of Volunteer Relations for Catholic Charities of Chicago; Fr. David Kelly, Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (a Catholic Campaign for Human Development grantee); and Ryan Lents, Director of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity to talk about the upcoming CCHD collection.

  • Mission of Love (Link)
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago (Link)
  • Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation (Link)
  • Office for Peace and Justice - Archdiocese of Chicago (Link)

World Series Wager Between Bishops Helps Feed the Hungry in Two Cities

November 4, 2016 – Though it was a great series and a great rivalry between two Midwest cities, real good and generosity came from this year’s World Series. The bishops of both dioceses made good on their bets and helped to serve food to many hungry people in both Cleveland and Chicago. Click the links below for more information.

  • Diocese of Cleveland (Link)
  • News Release 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Victory (Link)

Priest and Bishop Carpool-Karaoke and Discuss Vocations

November 1, 2016 – GO CUBS, GO! While still basking in the joy of a World Series win, check out this hilarious and thoughtful video, carpool-karaoke style, by priests from the Diocese of Rockford, with a guest appearance by Bishop Malloy!

Cardinal Müller Speaks at Mundelein Seminary

October 28, 2016 – His Eminence Gerhard Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mundelein Seminary. His lecture is titled “The Theology of Freedom: Encountering Christ at the Margins of Society.”

If you were not able to join us for the event on October 28, 2016, you can watch Cardinal Müller’s talk on our YouTube page, CatholicChicago.

Click here to learn more. 

Art Institute of Chicago and Archdiocese Team Up for Year of Mercy Art Tour

Actor Mark Wahlberg is one of the most well-known Catholics in Hollywood. Back in October 2016, Wahlberg took a moment to record a short video for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors that was being hosted in his home town of Boston, MA. It was a powerful witness to the way priests have blessed his life. 

For information on the tour and to download your tour materials click here.

Actor Mark Wahlberg Gives a Heartfelt Shout-out to Priests 

October 6, 2016 – Actor Mark Wahlberg is one of the most well-known Catholics in Hollywood. Back in October 2016, Wahlberg took a moment to record a short video for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors that was being hosted in his home town of Boston, MA. It was a powerful witness to the way priests have blessed his life. 

You can learn more and watch the video here.