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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
  • Holy Family News

    • Renew My Church Team Retreat
      Thank you for your prayers as our Renew My Church Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team attended a full-day retreat at the Cardinal Meyer Center last Saturday. The day was filled with prayer, reflection and opportunities to share with one another our hopes, concerns and ideas as we work together to help shape the future of our faith communities. Cardinal Cupich was able to join us for an hour and share his own thoughts about the renewal underway in our Archdiocese, as well as to answer candid questions about the sexual abuse crisis, women in leadership, and other issues facing the church. Spending time together in prayer and hearing from the Cardinal was so important because on the surface all of our Renew My Church efforts can seem solely focused on the structural changes of our parishes. The perception that what we’re doing is all about buildings and finances is a view point held by many, but it is not the reality – it is not the core of what Jesus Christ is calling us to do. Spiritual renewal of our parishes and our Archdiocese is at the heart of Renew My Church. When you consider the facts, it is easier to understand the sense of urgency and why the structural and spiritual renewal must go hand-in-hand. How, where and when we spend our energies, resources, dollars and time has a very real impact on our abilities to develop the creative evangelizing plans that will bring more people into an encounter with the Risen Lord, with His Word and Sacraments proclaimed in our parishes and through our ministries. To see some of the demographic challenges that we face, please click on the title link or picture.
    • Hunger Walk raises over $4,000 to help Food Pantry
      On September 8, 48 supporters of the Holy Family Food Pantry including Holy Family parishioners, St. Ignatius students, teachers, and friends walked in the 33rd Annual Hunger Walk in Jackson Park. By participating in the Walk, the Food Pantry raised $576. This amount is in addition to the $4,000 that has been raised to through online and on-site donations. Donations are still being accepted. Please click on the title link or picture to make a donation. Thanks to all for your support of the food pantry. A photo album from the walk can be found below.
    • Free Flu Shots
      Walgreens will be sponsoring free flu shots on September 30 after Mass. For more information, contact Jerri Young at 708-895-6246.
    • Annual Sock drive begins
      The annual sock drive has begun. The drive helps homeless youth in Chicago through The Night Ministry. Our goal this year is to collect 1, 018 pairs of socks. New white crew socks may be placed in the tote located in the back of the Church. The Knights of Peter Claver will sort, count and deliver the socks to The Night Ministry. All donations must be received by November 1, 2018. For more information on The Night Ministry, please click on the title link or picture.
    • 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.
    • "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.
  • Catholic News Service

  • Support the Restoration of the St. John Nepomucene window




     

    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. 

  • Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, September 23, 10:45 AM
      Renew My Church - Parish Conversation 1
      The first parish session to discuss the Renew my Church initiative, and review important information about our community. All parishioners and friends of Holy Family are encouraged to attend.
    • Sunday, September 30
      Free Flu Shots
      Free flu shots will be available after Mass. This event is sponsored by Walgreens.
    • Sunday, September 30, 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.
    • Monday, October 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Renew My Church - Grouping Conversation 3
      Meeting for the Feedback and Discernment Teams from Holy Family, Notre Dame de Chicago, Our Lady of Pompeii, and the JPII Newman Center.
    • Sunday, October 14
      Hospitality & Fellowship
      Please join us for friendship and fellowship following the 9:45 Mass. This month's hospitality is being hosted by Laura and Matthew Guzman.