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Financial Relief for Congregations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Relief for Congregations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, financial assistance is available to congregations in the Diocese of Chicago from the federal government, the Church Pension Fund and the bishop’s office. Here are details about each form of relief currently available: Paycheck Protection Program The CARES Act, a two trillion-dollar federal economic stimulus bill, was passed and signed on…

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Resources During the Pandemic

Resources During the Pandemic

Below is a list helpful list of resources to assist in all aspects of parish life during the pandemic. If you have edits or additions to this list, please email Jen Boyle-Tucker. Online Prayer and Worship Around the Diocese From the Diocese of Chicago Pandemic news and updates from Bishop Lee Brief Sunday Homilies from…

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We Can Do This: Abiding by Governor Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order

Bishop Jeffrey Lee asks all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Chicago to abide by Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order for the sake of the common good. “I ask for your prayers as together we stand fast on the love and mercy of God in Christ. We can do this. We can do this together,” he says.

Suspension of In-Person Worship to Extend Beyond Easter

Bishop Jeff Lee announced today that the suspension of in-person worship in the diocese would extend beyond Holy Week and Easter. “While I never thought I would find myself canceling the services at the heart of our liturgical year, I do so now because we must do everything we can to impede the spread of…

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