Diocesan News

St. Paul & the Redeemer Receives Creation Care Grant

St. Paul & the Redeemer, Chicago has been awarded a 2022 United Thank Offering Care of Creation Grant for a project called “Climate Justice on the South Side of Chicago.” The $22,886 grant will help pay for the parish’s transition to energy-efficient LED lighting both indoors and outdoors. The switch will reduce the parish’s energy…


The Journey from Holy Week to Easter: Bishop-Elect Paula Clark and Bishop Chilton Knudsen

  In a video message to the diocese, Bishop-elect Paula Clark and Bishop Chilton Knudsen discuss the journey from Holy Week to Easter. Watch it on YouTube. En un mensaje a la diócesis, la Obispa electa Paula Clark y la Obispa Chilton Knudsen hablan sobre el paso de la Semana Santa hacia la Pascua. Vea el video en YouTube con subtítulos en español.

Upcoming Events

Bishop and Trustees Meeting
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Bishops and Trustees meet bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 11 am – 2 pm at St. James Commons or online. The July meeting will be held on Saturday, July 16, at one of the mission properties of the diocese.

For more information about Bishop and Trustees, contact Tom Camell, Associate for B&T Property Management at or 312-751-4211.

Deans Meeting (Virtual)
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Clergy Spouse Retreat
May 20 – May 23 all-day / Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock
May 20-23 in Woodstock
Spouses of clergy in the diocese are invited to attend a retreat May 20-23 led by The Partners Path. The retreat will be held at the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, and will feature Cathy Tyndall Boyd and Ardell Walters, who are presenters from The Partners Path network. Space is limited, so please register now. For more information contact Charles Zaucha.

To provide financial support for the retreat, please fill out the registration form and select the donation amount of your choice.

Diocesan Council Meeting
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Diocesan Council meets from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact Courtney Reid with any questions: 312-751-6725.

Outdoor Hispanic Liturgy with Confirmations and Receptions
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm / Sagrada Familia/Holy Family, Lake Villa

Assisting Bishop Chilton Knudsen will confirm and receive candidates from all congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. For more information please contact Anne Cothran:

Commission on Ministry Meeting
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Commission on Ministry meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am via Zoom. For more information contact Louisa McKellaston, Assistant for Ministries, at 312.751.4214.

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