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Application Process Open for 2022 Vitality Grants

Application Process Open for 2022 Vitality Grants

The Congregations Commission is now accepting applications for vitality grants for 2022. All congregations, regardless of parish or mission status, may apply for a grant, and applications are due on November 4. Grants are intended to help congregations become more faithful, healthy, and effective, and priority is given to congregations with demonstrated financial need. To apply,…


Upcoming Events

Clergy Conference
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm / Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus

The annual clergy conference will take place October 24-26 at the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Registration is now live for the event. Assisting Bishop Chilton Knudsen will facilitate the conference, which takes the theme “Beside the Still Water.”

The conference and annual clergy appreciation dinner is open to all clergy of the diocese. Contact Louisa McKellaston with questions.
184th Annual Diocesan Convention
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 184th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 as a virtual gathering on Zoom between 9 am and 3 pm.  Convention is the annual business meeting of the diocese, during which we elect leaders, consider resolutions and hear reports from across the diocese and the wider church.

Voting participants at convention include the clergy of the diocese and lay delegates elected from each congregation. All voting will be conducted electronically. General attendees and visitors are invited to observe the proceedings online or to listen by phone.

Visit the 2021 Convention webpage for more information and updates.

Hispanic Liturgy and Confirmations
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm / St. James Cathedral

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