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  • Welcome to Holy Family

    Welcome to Holy Family Parish, the second oldest Catholic 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

    • Scenarios for the future
      The Feedback and Discernment Teams from the Little Italy Grouping met with representatives from the Archdiocese on October 8, 2018 to review and discuss initial scenarios regarding the future of the groupings parishes and structures. To initiate discussion, the Archdiocese has offered a set of initial scenarios that show potential models of how our parishes could be configured in the future. These initial scenarios have been developed accounting for data such as demographics, Mass attendance, financial and facility conditions. The scenarios reflect input from archdiocese staff, vicariate leaders, and local pastors. These initial scenarios, which will be shared in detail at our next parish meeting to be held on October 21 after the 9:45 Mass, are conversation starters only. No decisions have been made. Please click on the title link or picture to view the scenarios.
    • Archdiocese presents award to Jerrilyn Young
      Bishop Rojas and Bishop Hicks presented the 2018 Parochial Christifideles Award to Jerrilyn Young during a special ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral on October 7, 2018. In receiving this award, Jerrilyn was recognized for her tremendous service to Holy Family. Congratulations, Jerrilyn on this well deserved award, and thank you for all that you do for the Holy Family community.
    • Second parish RMC conversation to be held October 21
      All parishioners and friends of Holy Family are highly encouraged to attend the second Renew My Church (RMC) parish conversation. This session will be held on October 21 after the 9:45 Mass. During this session, representatives from the archdiocese and the parish's Feedback and Discernment Team will: 1) introduce possible structural scenarios for our grouping’s parishes and schools; 2) ask for feedback on the scenarios presented; 3) receive an update from the parish's Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team; 4) answer questions from the parish on the RMC process and where we are to date. For more information on RMC, please click on the title link or picture.
    • 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.
  • 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. 

  • Give Us Your Input!!!

    We hope that you will be able to attend the second Renew My Church parish conversation this Sunday, October 21, after the 9:45 Mass to listen and share your thoughts on the current scenarios our grouping has been discussing regarding the future of Holy Family and the other churches in the Little Italy Grouping. 

    If you are unable to attend, you can still let us know what you think by completing a brief survey.  Please click here to go to the survey.

    Make sure your voice is heard!  See you on Sunday after the 9:45 Mass.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, October 18, 7:00 PM
      In Times Such as These: A Call to Faith Leaders
      A conference on racial issues will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights. Fr. Michael Pfleger will lead the conversation. Pfleger's participation was announced by the Rev. Clyde Brooks, chairman of the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations, which is organizing the conference in the Northwest suburbs. In addition to religious leaders, congregation members also are encouraged to attend. Lead pastor at First United Methodist is the Rev. Melissa Earley. The deadline for preregistration via email to cbrooks@icdhr.org is Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information on the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations, click on the title link or picture.
    • Saturday, October 20, 9:30 AM
      Circle of Peace
      Meeting for victims/survivors of clerical sexual abuse. For more information on the Circle of Peace, click on the title link or picture.
    • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM
      7th Annual Mass of Hope & Healing
      The Mass is an outgrowth of the creation of the Healing Garden, which was created as a place of healing for victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse, their families and all Catholics. The Healing Garden is located next door to Holy Family...(Please click on the title link or picture for more information)
    • Sunday, October 21, 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, October 21, 10:45 AM
      Renew my Church - Parish Conversation
      The second parish session to discuss the Renew my Church initiative and progress to date. Topics include a discussion of possible structural scenarios for our grouping's parishes, updates from the Feedback and Discernment Team, and an opportunity to ask questions. All parishioners and friends of Holy Family are encouraged to attend.
    • Saturday, October 27, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
      Oktoberfest at the Newman Center
      Beer, brats, and fun!!! All proceeds to benefit the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC. To purchase tickets, click on the title link or picture.
    • Sunday, October 28, 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.