Human Dignity and Solidarity

Parish Ministries

Action Plan

The goal of the Domestic Violence Outreach is to establish parish ministries for victims of domestic violence in every geographic area of the Archdiocese. 

The methodology is simple. We preach about domestic violence at all parish Masses on a weekend and then meet the following week with volunteers interested in helping their parish be a more welcoming and compassionate place for victims of domestic violence. We help connect the parishes to services provided by existing domestic violence advocacy agencies and/or Catholic Charities. We mentor the development of their ministry, which includes providing basic training about domestic violence and the role of the parish in assisting victims. At present, we have preached at more than 95 parishes and formed parish ministries at 79 parishes.

They are:

  • Arlington Heights: Mission San Juan Diego – Our Lady of the Wayside – St. Edna – St. James
  • Barrington: St. Anne.
  • Berwyn: St. Mary Celle.
  • Bolingbrook: St. Francis of Assisi
  • Chicago: Blessed Sacrament – Christ the King – Epiphany – Good Shepherd – Holy Cross + Immaculate Heart – Holy Family – Immaculate Conception – Old St. Mary’s – Old St. Patrick’s – Our Lady of Lourdes – Our Lady of Mercy – Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica – Queen of All Saints – Queen of Angels – St. Ailbe – St. Agatha – St. Agnes of Bohemia – St. Benedict – St. Christiana – St. Clare of Montefalco – St. Columbanus – St. Felicitas – St. Gall – St. Jerome – St. John Bosco – St. John Fisher – St. Joseph on Hermitage – St. Malachy + Precious Blood – St. Martin De Porres – St. Mary Star of the Sea – St. Mary of the Woods – St. Michael Archangel – St. Pascal – St. Pius V – St. Rita Cascia – St. Thomas the Apostle – St. Thaddeus
  • Cicero: St. Francis of Rome
  • Des Plaines: St. Mary 
  • Evanston: St. Mary – St. Nicholas 
  • Evergreen Park: St. Bernadette – Queen of Angels – Queen of Martyrs
  • Glenview: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
  • Hoffman Estates: St. Hubert
  • Forest Park: St. Bernardine
  • Glenview: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
  • Hoffman Estates: St. Hubert 
  • Inverness: Holy Family
  • La Grange: St. Cletus – St. Francis Xavier  
  • Melrose Park: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel  
  • Morton Grove: St. Martha  
  • Mt. Prospect: St. Raymond de Penafort  
  • Niles: St. John Brebeuf  
  • Northbrook: St. Norbert – Our Lady of the Brook  
  • Oak Park: Ascension – St. Edmund – St. Giles    
  • Orland Park: St. Michael  
  • Palos Heights: Incarnation
  • Palos Hills: Sacred Heart  
  • Park Ridge: Mary Seat of Wisdom  
  • River Forest: St. Luke  
  • River Grove: St. Cyprian  
  • Riverside: St. Mary’s  
  • Waukegan: Most Blessed Trinity
  • Violence Gala Westchester: Divine Infant
  • Western Springs: St. John of the Cross
  • Wheeling: St. Joseph the Worker