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  • Welcome to Holy Family

    Welcome to Holy Family Parish, the second oldest parish in the city of Chicago. 

    Founded in 1857, our rich history is full of stories of faith, hope, and determination that make Holy Family a truly special place to belong and worship.  The beauty of our parish is found not only in our historic church, but in the diversity of our welcoming and friendly parishioners.

    We invite you to come and worship at Holy Family and find out for yourself why, "Our Doors are Open Wide!"

    Fr. Michael Gabriel


  • Mass Times

    • Sunday: 9:45 AM EnglishEnglishEN 5:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN
  • Holy Family News

    • Hospitality volunteers needed
      The word “Hospitality” means the “the warm and generous reception of others.” Hospitality is an act of welcome and an occasion of community. Hospitality seeks to build up the Body of Christ through sharing in fellowship together. Hospitality is a gift we give to one another. It is the relationships that are the foundation of Hospitality, not the refreshments. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to coordinate occasions of Hospitality following 9:45 Mass on a rotating basis. Coordinating Hospitality will include providing light refreshments in the back of Church, and creative leadership in building and enhancing community through these short gatherings. If you feel called to give of yourself in this way, there is a sign up sheet available in the back of Church where you can indicate your interest or you can sign up online by clicking on the title link or picture. Thank you for considering this invitation to extend and promote God’s gift of Hospitality within this community!
    • A Piece of Holy Family History Restored
      A small piece of Holy Family history has been restored and returned this week - a sanctuary table. The table, estimated to be over 100 years old, was missing a leg, cracked in several places, and in desperate need of repair. Mike Robbins, a Chicago area craftsman and cabinetmaker, brought the table back to its original splendor. According to Deacon Dave, the table is used mainly during Holy Week and for special celebrations.
    • Mark your Calendar for the 2018 Hunger Walk
      The 33rd Annual Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Jackson Park. The Hunger Walk provides support to the Holy Family Food Pantry in its mission to help those in need in our area. Last year, Holy Family sent its largest group ever to the Walk with over 40 parishioners and St. Ignatius staff and students taking part in the event. So mark your calendar, and plan to join us this year. Please click on the title link or picture for a video of last year's event, and keep checking the website and/or bulletin for more information about the 2018 Hunger Walk in the coming weeks.
    • The Prodigal Son Returns!
      After a six month restoration, the Prodigal Son window is back in all its splendor. Fr. Mike blessed the historic window on May 27, 2018 at the 9:45 AM Mass, as the Holy Family community welcomed back one of its most beautiful and beloved stained glass windows. The restoration was necessary after vandals broke into the church last December. Thanks to the talented artists at Daprato Rigali Studios of Chicago, the window looks as good as the day it was installed over 100 years ago. The parish would also like to thank all who supported this restoration with their generous donations.
    • Mary's Closet in Need of Professional Clothing
      Catholic Charities professional clothing center, Mary’s Closet, is in need of career-ready clothing, accessories and shoes for men and women, especially in larger sizes. Mary’s Closet, is a program that helps Catholic Charities clients, who are in need of assistance preparing for job interviews or seeking employment, by providing them with work-ready clothes and interview coaching. For more information about the program, a list of drop-off locations and pickup service please click on the title link of picture.
  • Catholic News Service

  • Celebrate with Holy Family

    Events celebrating our 160th year of service to Chicago.  Save the Date! 

    July 15, 2018
    -160th Anniversary Closing Mass

    Click Here for the WGN story & video of the 160th Anniversary Openning Mass.

  • Upcoming Events

    • June 18 - June 21
      Convocation for Priests of the Archdiocese
      Priests from across the Archdiocese of Chicago will gather from June 18-21, 2018 to pray together, to renew and refresh their spirits and to reconnect to Jesus and to one another. During the convocation, priests will pray and worship together, listen to speakers and receive ongoing formation, which is part of their vocation. The theme for the convocation is “One in Christ: Brotherhood, Diversity, Gratitude.” Please click on the title link or picture for the Chicago Catholic news article on the event.
    • Monday, June 18, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      Interfaith Moral Fusion Justice Revival
      On Monday May 14, Illinois’s arm of the Poor People's Campaign, simultaneously alongside 39 other states, began six weeks of Nonviolent Direct Action at the capital with the goal of raising up moral voices with new narratives, showing faces and lifting voices of those impacted by the issues, and building an initial power base across the state. June 18 marks the final Monday of this 40-day work, and we are closing this moment with a culmination event locally in the Uptown community. We are beginning with a rally at the viaducts located at Wilson and Lake Shore Drive, a location where many homeless people were evicted last year as the city began repairs and now the city is trying to install bike lanes to prevent homeless people from returning. Following the rally, we are marching through the streets to the People’s Church for the second arm of the evening, the Interfaith Justice revival. This event is a culmination of the last six weeks, honoring those who have traveled to Springfield and risked arrest while also lifting testimonies from various faith traditions and impacted individuals, selections from a collective People’s Choir and other artists, moments of ritual centered on the need for collective action, and you, (which we are hugely excited) Rami Nashashibi, delivering our 20-minute keynote address. Please click on the title link or picture for more information.
    • Sunday, June 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Monday, June 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      Theology on Tap 2018 Kickoff Featuring Fr. Tom Rosica and Fr. Rob Galea
      Breakthrough: The Inspiring Story of Australia’s X Factor Priest Fr. Rob Galea Join us for the Theology on Tap 2018 kickoff event with Father Tom Rosica, Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada. Father Rosica will interview Father Rob Galea, musician, author, and founder of FRG Ministry. Father Rob will speak about his inspiring journey from troubled teen to Catholic priest and Australian idol. He will also be performing some of his music that made him an internet sensation in 2015 thanks to his audition for Australia’s X Factor. The event is free and every attendee will receive two drink tickets, appetizers, and excellent company! Please click on the title link or picture for more details and to register.
    • Sunday, July 15, 8:30 AM
      CFD Gold Badge Society Mass
      For more information about the Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society, click on the title link.
    • Sunday, July 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM