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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

    • Holy Family to begin "Renew my Church" process
      Jesus Christ calls us to constantly renew His Church. Renew My Church is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s response to His call and our personal invitation for renewal. It is a journey that is both spiritual (to re-encounter Jesus Christ as disciples and parish communities) and structural (to ensure our communities have adequate resources for vitality). Addressing current challenges, needs and opportunities in today’s society, including a trending crisis of faith, Renew My Church will bring new and sustainable life to our local Church. We are sent forth on mission to: Make Disciples, Build Communities, and Inspire Witness. These mission imperatives guide all that we do in and through the spiritual and structural renewal of Renew My Church. This renewal is too big for any one of us. We need to do this together. Over the months and years to come, we will be called in various ways to do our part to make disciples, build communities, and inspire witness. Specifically, for our parish, beginning this summer we will work very closely with Notre Dame, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Children of Peace School, and the UIC Newman Center as one grouping to discern and decide how we can best make disciples, build community and inspire witness together. More details will be shared in the coming weeks and months on the parish's Renew my Church webpage. Please click on the title link or picture to go to this page for general information about the process.
    • RCIA Sessions begin in September
      The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process where you can explore and experience the Catholic faith community. It is an opportunity to learn about the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Are you a person who has not been baptized and would like to learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming Catholic; a Baptized Christian of another denomination who would like to learn about and possibly join the Catholic tradition; or, a Baptized Roman Catholic who has not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation and would like to become a full participant in the life of the Church? The Christian Initiation process offers support and guidance as you seek to discover how God is working in your life. If you or an adult you know is interested in the RCIA process or have questions, please speak to Fr. Mike or Jim Bruton or feel free to contact Jim at jim@holyfamilychicago.org. Sessions will be scheduled at the convenience of those wishing to participate, so if interested, please contact us and let us know your scheduling needs. We look forward to hearing from you!
    • 160th anniversary concludes with special Mass
      On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the 9:45 Mass will mark the conclusion of our 160th anniversary celebration, and the launch of our 161st year as a community of faith. Throughout the past year, we honored our rich history by remembering the priests, religious orders, and families who laid the foundation of Holy Family Church. We will now look toward the future and the continuing unfolding of our story. As part of that story, our doors have opened wide to welcome many new friends who have become part of the Holy Family parish family. At this Mass, it will be our privilege to acknowledge our newest members in a very special way. Following the Mass, all are invited to gather on May Street for a celebration which will include coffee and treats from the Misericordia Bakery Truck.
    • 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.
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