Campers and Families Announcement: Camp Chicago 2020

Campers and Families Announcement:  Camp Chicago 2020

Dear Campers and Families, For the past several weeks, the Camp Chicago Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Based on current guidance from public health authorities, and after prayerful discernment we have decided to cancel our Camp Chicago sessions for 2020. The safety of our campers, staff, and their families is our…


Injustice Amidst the Pandemic: What is the Church Called to Do?

With infection and death rates in the COVID-19 pandemic surging in communities of color, the diocese’s Antiracism Commission sponsored a Tuesday evening teleconference on “COVID-19, Health Disparities and Systemic Racism: How do we respond as people of faith?” Almost 150 participants joined Bishop Jeff Lee and other diocesan leaders to hear a four-person panel discuss…


Extending the Stay-at-Home Order: A Message from Bishop Lee

In a video message on April 24, Bishop Lee announced that, in keeping with Governor Pritzker’s extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, all in-person worship, meetings and events across the Diocese of Chicago will continue to be suspended through the end of May. He also discussed the work that he and the other leaders of the…


Bishop Lee’s Easter Sermon

In Bishop Lee’s Easter sermon, he compares this Easter to the first one, when the disciples didn’t know at first what had happened. “Easter is rarely obvious in its reality,” he says. “God is at work even in the midst of this, no less than God was at work in the reality of the cross…