Many parishes around the Archdiocese conduct incredible pro-life activities to help build the Culture of Life.
If your parish is hosting an event, please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at [email protected] to have your flyer added to this website.
Please join us in person or from home on Mother’s Day for a special mass and blessing of all mothers, especially expectant mothers, streamed via Facebook with Bishop Robert Casey. To register to celebrate in person, please call the rectory at 773.254.2366. To watch via livestream, visit St. Joseph's Facebook page.
Annual Expectant Mothers Spanish Mass and Blessing
Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 12 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish
4821 South Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609
You must pre-register to attend the Mass in person.
Were you looking forward to the Chicago or National March for Life this year? Not to worry – this year activities will look a little different, but we will still be “marching” for the sanctity of life! In partnership with March for Life Chicago, we are bringing the pro-life movement on the road and to your living room.
On Friday, January 22, the Archdiocesan Mass for Life will be livestreamed from Holy Name Cathedral. This Mass, which will be presided over by Bishop Kevin Birmingham, will be on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and the eve of the final event on the March for Life Chicago tour. Archdiocese of Chicago priests who would like to concelebrate the Mass can register by clicking here.
MASS FOR LIFE
Friday, January 22 | 12 p.m.
Archdiocese of Chicago Youtube Channel
MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO
CAR PROCESSION RALLY
Saturday, January 23
Check-in, 12 p.m. | St. John Cantius Church
Car Rally Procession, 1 p.m.
Procession End and Diaper Drop-off, 2:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, please visit marchforlifechicago.org/tour-details.
ECHO is known for being awesomely spontaneous! We follow God wherever He leads us, but some things you can expect to do are:
So, join the Dumb Ox team and a stellar crew of young adult mentors for a week you’ll never forget!
Echo Chicago is open to entering juniors and seniors in High School as well as graduating seniors and young adults. Due to space, overall balance of male/female ratio, and other factors, the camp is necessarily limited.
Young Adult Camp: June 19-22
Teen Camp: June 22-25
Young Adults are welcome to stay June 19-25 and help to lead the teen camp.
The application process for ECHO varies slightly for teens and young adults/adults. For more information on the application process for each age group, please click below.
Young Adult/Adult Application Process Step-By Step Guide (PDF)
Teen Application Process Step-By Step Guide (PDF)
To begin the first step of the application process for young adults/adults, please click here.
To begin the first step of the application process for teens, please click here.
To make your ECHO Chicago payment with a credit card, please click here.
Made for More has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
You are invited to an evening of visual beauty, live music and reflection that will open your senses to the secret of God revealed in all of creation.
The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Chastity Education Initiative will be hosting two evenings of “Made for More."
Tuesday, December 1 | 7 p.m.
St. Alphonsus Church
Purchase tickets here.
Wednesday, December 2 | 7 p.m.
St. Damian Church
Purchase tickets here.
Current ticket holders should hold on to their tickets for the new dates – all tickets already purchased will be honored then.
For more information, please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5355 or [email protected].
The Respect Life Advocacy Day has been cancelled to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Please check this website periodically for any developments regarding the event and potential rescheduling.
Come join us in Springfield to meet with our legislators to oppose the repeal of Parental Notification of Abortion for minors, and to protect our pregnancy centers against immoral practices.
When: April 1st 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet the buses at the following locations:
Cost: $25 lunch included
For more information please contact Respect Life Ministries at 312.534.5355.
Registration is available by visiting here.
Many of our young people are experiencing hurts and confusion that stem from a profound lack of knowledge and security in our true identity as created in God’s image and likeness. Simply put, we have forgotten the immense love that God has for us and how wonderfully He has created us to love and be loved.
St. Pope John Paul II devoted his Wednesday audiences from 1979 to 1984 to present an in-depth biblical explanation of the mystery of marriage and human sexuality. It is these series of Wednesday audiences that is collectively known as the “Theology of the Body.” With this catechesis, we can begin to discover the very structure and deepest reality of our human identity. It is not only a teaching but a gentle yet bold invitation to begin to find our place in the cosmos and begin to penetrate the mystery of the Trinitarian God. The very moment we dive into this rich teaching of our Catholic Church, we will never see the world and our faith the same way again. This life changing catechesis is by no means a departure from the Church’s heritage, but an authentic development of it. Through the “Theology of the Body,” our teens, young adults, and families can discover, pursue, and live out their own individual call to love with Christ’s love.
If you want to learn more, we invite you to explore the “Theology of the Body” with us. Our young people are searching for answers to deep questions like, “Who am I?” and “Where am I called to go?” We recognize the need to bring forth resources to our Schools and Parishes (Catechetical Program, Family Ministry, Young Adults, and Youth Ministry), as well as to equip ourselves to be able to speak to young people with the lens of the “Theology of the Body.” Please visit our website regularly to be informed of Theology of the Body Events and Trainings in and around the Archdiocese of Chicago. And do let us know if you have a Theology of the Body Parish/School events that we can help promote. Please email [email protected] and let him know of the details. We look forward to hearing from you.
From September 25 through November 3, 2019, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Family Planning Associate Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic (4341 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641), and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.
If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: Joe Lazar at 847.309.0360 or [email protected] or Terese Halm at 847.276.7894 or [email protected] or visit our website for more information and to sign up: 40DaysforLife.com/Chicago.
We are also holding a 40 Days for Life Vigil in Flossmoor in front of the Planned Parenthood Mega Center: 19831 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, IL.
An Opening Mass for 40 Days for Life will be held at Holy Trinity Polish Mission Parish 1118 North Noble Street, Chicago, IL 60642 7:30 PM on Wednesday September 25 with Bishop Rojas as the main celebrant. Please come, all are welcome!
A Closing Mass for 40 Days for Life will be held at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church on Monday November 4th at 7:00 PM at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church 1850 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 with Bishop Casey as the main celebrant. Please come, all are welcome!