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Bishop Anderson House Receives United Thank Offering Grant

Bishop Anderson House Receives United Thank Offering Grant

Bishop Anderson House has been awarded a $23,560 grant by the United Thank Offering to create a version of its popular spiritual care visitor training program for the Latinx community in Chicagoland. The new program, which will be available early in 2021, will train Spanish-speaking volunteers to make pastoral care visits to people in the…

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Standing Committee Announces Final Slate for 13th Bishop of Chicago

Standing Committee Announces Final Slate for 13th Bishop of Chicago

On October 14, the Standing Committee announced that the slate of four candidates for the 13th Bishop of Chicago, which was announced on October 5, had become the final slate. The petition period closed on October 12, and Standing Committee received no nominations by petition. Information about the candidates, including each candidate’s short introductory video,…

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Upcoming Events

Nov
3
Tue
Commission on Ministry Meeting (online)
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
5
Thu
Candidate Conversation Hosted by the Joliet and Peoria Deaneries
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Transition Committee invites all laypeople and clergy of the diocese to attend Candidate Conversations in November. Candidate Conversations will be held online and will give the people of the diocese the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the bishop candidates prior to the election, scheduled to take place December 12.

Join by Zoom webinar link.

Nov
6
Fri
Candidate Conversation Hosted by the Elgin and Rockford Deaneries
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Transition Committee invites all laypeople and clergy of the diocese to attend Candidate Conversations in November. Candidate Conversations will be held online and will give the people of the diocese the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the bishop candidates prior to the election, scheduled to take place December 12.

Join by Zoom webinar link.

Nov
7
Sat
Candidate Conversation Hosted by the Hispanic Affairs Committee
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Transition Committee invites all laypeople and clergy of the diocese to attend Candidate Conversations in November. Candidate Conversations will be held online and will give the people of the diocese the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the bishop candidates prior to the election, scheduled to take place December 12.Saturday, November 7 at 12 pm, hosted by the Hispanic Affairs Committee.

Join by Zoom webinar link.

Nov
9
Mon
Pre-Convention Training and Preview for Clergy and Lay Delegates
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Several pre-convention training and preview webinars are scheduled to help voting members (canonically resident clergy and lay delegates) navigate the Zoom webinar and voting platforms and to offer a preview of convention activities. The training will review the features of Zoom webinar, voting instructions and practice voting, the Rules of Order for a Virtual Convention, and other business items. Spanish interpretation will be provided at all practice sessions. Voting members need only attend one practice.*

*One of the practice sessions will be recorded and posted online for those unable to attend at these times. We ask that all voting members participate in a practice or watch a recording prior to the November 21 convention.

Contact Karin Gutierrez with questions about the pre-convention training sessions.
Nov
12
Thu
Candidate Conversation Hosted by the Evanston and Waukegan Deaneries
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Transition Committee invites all laypeople and clergy of the diocese to attend Candidate Conversations in November. Candidate Conversations will be held online and will give the people of the diocese the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the bishop candidates prior to the election, scheduled to take place December 12.

Join by Zoom webinar link.

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