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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!"

    Blessings!
    Fr. Michael Gabriel


     

  • Mass Times

    • Sunday: 9:45 AM EnglishEnglishEN 5:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN
  • Response to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse & Ecclesial Cover-up

    Below are links to the response to the report on sexual abuse and ecclesial cover-up of abuse from Pope Frances and Cardinal Cupich.  Please click on the picture or link to read each letter.

    Pope Frances' Response









    Cardinal Cupich's Response

  • Holy Family News

    • Another piece of Holy Family history to be restored
      After not being seen for almost 50 years, the beautiful stained glass window of St. John Nepomucene on the east side of the church is being restored. The restoration is being done by Daprato Rigali Studios of Chicago, the same company that did the Prodigal Son window this spring, and will take 4 to 6 months to complete. Thanks to a very generous family, approximately three quarters of the $48,000 cost has been pledged. Holy Family parishioners and friends are welcome to support this project by donating to help defer the remaining amount. Please click on the picture or title link to make a donation. The window, which symbolizes the seal of the confessional, depicts St. John Nepomucene before King Wenceslaus IV, with sword in hand, commanding St. John to tell him what the Queen has confessed. St. John refused to reveal the secret of the confessional and, as a result, was tortured and thrown into the river where he drowned. He is considered a patron saint of the Czech Republic. We look forward to having another piece of Holy Family history restored to its original splendor, and to the beauty that it brings to our liturgy every week.
    • RCIA begins September 26
      RCIA sessions will begin on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. If you or an adult you know (age 18+) is interested in the RCIA process or have questions, please visit our RCIA webpage by clicking on the picture or title link and contact Jim Bruton, Religious Education Coordinator, at jim@holyfamilychicago.org.
    • Religious Education registration begins August 19
      Registration for Religious Education for the upcoming school year will be held on August 19 & 26 immediately following the 9:45 Mass. The registration fee is $100. Please click on the title link or picture for more information.
    • "He who sings, prays twice."
      Would you like to help Holy Family bring the message of Christ to its members each week? Joining the choir is one way you can help out and share your talents. Don’t be shy. Membership in the choir does not require previous choir experience or a superb singing voice. A good group of ordinary voices is all that is needed to sing praise to God and enhance the liturgy. Please consider whether this is one way you can help your church community, enjoy the liturgy more yourself, and make new friends. To join the choir, please click the title link or picture to sign up online. You may also call the parish office at 312.492.8442 to join or to get more information.
    • Teachers' aide volunteers needed for Religious Ed
      The Religious Education program is need of several teachers' aides for the upcoming year. The aides will be helping out on a rotating basis. Help touch young lives while advancing the faith. For more information or to volunteer please contact Jim Bruton at jim@holyfamilychicago.org or by calling 312.492.8442.
    • Renew My Church teams to meet in September
      In September, our Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team will begin its series of conversations through early December. Along the way, there will also be parish sessions for all parishioners to learn more about the Renew My Church journey, stages, and implications for our parish. Dates and times of those parish sessions will be shared as soon as we have them scheduled. In the meantime, please pray for everyone as we form our Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team. May we all be open to where the Holy Spirit leads us in faith, hope and charity. For more information about the Grouping Feedback and Discernment Team, click on the title link or picture to visit our Renew My Church web page.
  • Catholic News Service

  • Help the Holy Family Food Pantry by supporting the 33rd Annual Hunger Walk

    Many parishoners and friends have expressed an interest in helping the Holy Family Food Pantry. 

    It's easy,  simply click here or on the GCFD logo to make a donation to support the Holy Family team participating in the walk.  Donations to the walk are very important to us, as 100% of the funds raised go toward buying discounted food items from the Greater Chicago Food Depository (of which we are a member).  These donations, in particular, go a very long way to supporting families in our community. A donation of any size helps tremendously.

    In addition to making a monetary donation, you can join other friends from Holy Family by participating in the walk. This year's walk will take place on September 8, 2018 in Jackson Park.  Sign-up by clicking here or on the picture below.  

    Your participation in the Hunger Walk directly benefits the work of our Food Pantry through donations raised and a $12 credit being issued for every walker who walks in support of Holy Family. Bring your whole family.  This year we will once again offer bus transportation to and from Jackson Park.

    Last year, with your help, the Holy Family Food Pantry served over 2,500 people.  Not only are our clients grateful, but everyone who works at the pantry is also grateful for the quality of food we are able to purchase with these funds. 

    Thank you for your support! 
    Sign up today!

  • Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, August 26, 10:30 AM
      Religious Education Registration
      Registration for the upcoming year will be held immediately following the 9:45 AM Mass. The full schedule of class dates will be available at the time of registration. The fee for the full year of classes is $100 per student. Please click on the title link or picture for additional information.
    • Sunday, August 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Women of the Spirit
      Women of the Spirit is a Bible study and faith sharing group led by and for the women of Holy Family Church. Women of all ages are welcome to join the group at any time.
    • Friday, September 7, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      Free Prostate Screening
      September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Chicago Prostate Cancer Center & The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago are sponsoring a free screening at 815 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont, Illinois. Prostate screening includes a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam (DRE). You will receive your PSA results within minutes. DRE performed and PSA reviewed by licensed physician. Please call 630-654-2515 to make an appointment as screenings are done by appointment only.
    • Saturday, September 8, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      33rd Annual Hunger Walk
    • Saturday, September 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Life and Justice Conference: Building a New Reality Together
      Hosted by the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, the Life and Justice Conference is an annual gathering for Catholic social ministers and justice advocates in the Archdiocese of Chicago, that promotes a spirit of collaboration in service of human life and dignity and equips participants with tools and resources to strengthen their ministries. This year, the conference will provide a space for dialogue about how our various dignity-centered ministries can move forward together and create a reality where all people are guaranteed the rights and opportunities to have life and have it abundantly. Please click on the title link or picture for more information and to register.
    • Saturday, September 15, 7:00 PM
      Testimony: An Inspirational Musical
      The musical presentation of God's Divine intervention in the affairs of His people. For tickets click on the title link or picture.
    • Sunday, September 16, 8:30 AM
      CFD Gold Badge Society Mass
      For more information about the Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society, click on the title link.