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Faith & Fellowship is a monthly email newsletter to keep you connected to our spiritual family at the Archdiocese of Chicago. We believe in the power of community and this newsletter enables us to extend that community beyond the physical walls of our sacred space. We will share news, updates, and reflections that celebrate our shared faith journey.

Fr. Louis Cameli's scripture reading and prayer for February 2024

From the Prophet Isaiah:

I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;
I have given you as a covenant to the people,
a light to the nations,
to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.

Isaiah 42:6-7

A prayer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta:

Lord, open our eyes, that we may see you in our brothers and sisters.
Lord, open our ears, that we may hear the cries 
of the hungry, the cold, the frightened, the oppressed.
Lord, open our hearts, that we may love each other as you love us.
Renew in us your Spirit.
Lord, free us and make us one. Amen

Fr. Louis J. Cameli is Cardinal's Delegate for Formation and Mission

Lenten Resources
“Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God ‘with all their hearts’ (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and grow in friendship with the Lord.” – Pope Francis. 
The Archdiocese of Chicago is delighted to provide Catholics and non-Catholics with a wide variety of opportunities to take Pope Francis’ words to heart and begin a Lenten mission of deepening relationships with those around them and with Jesus Christ.

Seminarians learn about poverty through immersion program

Three seminarians from St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota spent three weeks at St. Mary of the Lake-Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 4220 N. Sheridan Road, helping migrant families as part of an immersion program with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Read more

Longest serving and oldest priests look back on their ministry

Between them, Father George Kane and Bishop John Gorman have spent nearly 145 years in ordained ministry.
Kane, the longest tenured of Chicago’s archdiocesan priests, was ordained in 1951 and has served as an assistant and associate pastor, an Air Force chaplain, a spiritual director at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, and founding pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg. Born in January 1926, he is about a month younger than Bishop Gorman, who was ordained in 1952 and is now the oldest archdiocesan priest. 
Both men are 98.
Bishop Gorman has served as an assistant pastor, faculty member at Quigley Preparatory Seminary and Niles College Seminary, rector/president of USML/Mundelein Seminary, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Orland Park, and, as an auxiliary bishop, episcopal vicar for Vicariate I, including Lake County and the northwest suburbs; Vicariate V, which took in a large swath of the Southwest Side and southwest suburbs, and vicar for regional services/vicar general. Read more

Featured video: St. Edmund Center in Oak Park provides services for migrants

The St. Edmund Center in Oak Park is providing a much needed welcome for migrants, also offering essential clothing items, warm meals, and place for children to play. Learn more

Please join Cardinal Blase J. Cupich for Saints & Scholars: An Evening Celebrating Catholic School Excellence. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Catholic Schools Scholarship Program. This program offers need-based financial assistance to families committed to Catholic school education, providing all students with the academic and spiritual development necessary to live faithful and successful lives serving others.


Help us celebrate what makes a Catholic education special and support those who wish for their children to have access to a robust, faith-based education.  


Register early or become a sponsor!

BJC mass

Watch Cardinal Cupich’s recent homilies at Holy Name Cathedral:

January 28, 2024

February 4, 2024

February 11, 2024

February 18, 2024


Tune in to Sanctuary

Watch Sanctuary Winter 2023 , the Archdiocese of Chicago's TV news magazine program that airs quarterly on ABC Chicago.

Resurrection Prep student training therapy dog for her school

Resurrection College Preparatory High School, 7500 W. Talcott Ave., has a new member of the student body who visits for a few hours each Friday morning to greet students and help alleviate their stress.

She is Katie, a one-year-old chocolate labradoodle who was rescued by her owner, Resurrection senior Mary Moroko, and her family. Continue reading

Sitting Down with Fr. Andy Matijevic and Fr. Greg Sakowicz

Fr. Andy and Fr. Greg sit down to share their personal stories with one another and the challenges and joys of their vocations.

  Learn more.  

Ministry spotlight

The Annual Catholic Appeal helps our ministries serve their communities generously. 

Read about the incredible and important work of the mental health ministry at St. Rita of Cascia. 

You are always in our prayers at the Archdiocese of Chicago. You can now submit your prayer requests on our website. Whether you seek solace during difficult times or offer gratitude for blessings received, we encourage you to submit your prayer requests. Our Prayer Request team will honor your intentions at the next Mass at St. James Chapel. Let us journey together in prayer.