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Invitation to First Parish Session - September 11, 2017

Renewal is a constant calling of the Church and Renew My Church is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s answer to that calling. Through Renew My Church, the Archdiocese will re-commit our local Church to our gospel commission to make disciples, build vital communities of faith, and inspire witness to bring the light and hope of Christ to a world in need.

One initiative of Renew My Church is focused on increasing the vitality of our local communities as we face challenges, including a changing culture, declining Mass attendance, and fewer priests. As part of this initiative, Cardinal Cupich has asked our parish to come together with St. Cyprian and St. William parishes in our grouping to start a process of reflection, planning, and discernment.

Our journey from now through November will entail collaborating with our neighbors to:

  • Assess current realities in our community,
  • Understand the criteria and principles for our planning efforts,
  • Discuss possible models for how our grouping’s parishes and schools could be configured in the future, and
  • Compile our feedback to share with the Archdiocese as we move to the discernment and decision phase of this important process.

We Invite You - As a first step, we invite you to join parish leadership for our first Renew My Church parish session on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 pm in our church.

During this session we will:

  • Discuss Renew My Church and the process we are beginning together,
  • Review important information and questions about our community such as the strengths and challenges we bring to our grouping, and
  • Answer any questions you may have.

Let us hold each other and the other parish and school communities in our grouping in prayer as we enter this time of rededication to our faith in Jesus Christ and planning for the future.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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