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The Good News

Submissions from around the Archdiocese

  1. Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    My Guy & Me

    St. George School sponsored its first annual Valentine's Father-Daughter Dance, My Guy & Me, on Feb. 11. The evening was filled with fun and laughter as the young ladies danced with their dads or grandpas. What beautiful, loving memories for these special girls and their dates!

  2. Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Frassati Catholic Academy Seventh Grader Achieves Success in DAR Essay Contest

    Emma R., seventh grade student at Frassati Catholic Academy (FCA) in Wauconda, participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest. This contest encourages young people to think creatively and learn about history.

  3. Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    St. Patrick School Collects More Than 7,000 Diapers During Catholic Schools Week

    St. Patrick Catholic School in Wadsworth hosted a diaper drive during Catholic Schools Week for Twice As Nice Mother & Child, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing help and hope to families in crisis. Students were encouraged to bring disposable diaper donations to school every day during that week to support the service project.

  4. Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman Visits Northside Catholic Academy

    In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Ald. Harry Osterman visited with Northside Catholic Academy (NCA) third and fourth grade students on Jan. 30, about his career and the importance of Catholic education. An alumni of one of NCA’s original parish schools, St. Gertrude, Ald. Osterman talked about his love of the Edgewater neighborhood and his job as Alderman for the 48th Ward.

  5. Monday, January 30, 2017

    First Chicago Archdiocese Catholic School to be recognized for Excellence in Character Development

    The Illinois Schools of Character Evaluation Team has selected St. Mary of the Angels School as a 2017 Illinois Schools of Character, a designation they will keep for the next three years. The Illinois Schools of Character program was begun 10 years ago but St. Mary of the Angels is the first school in the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese to receive this award.

  6. Friday, January 27, 2017

    Prince of Peace Catholic School Student Named First Runner-Up in TARC Essay Contest

    Prince of Peace Catholic School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school, announces that Eighth Grader Rebecca Zurek was chosen as the First Runner-Up in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Essay Contest. The contest was open to Students in 7-12th grades nationally who participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Rebecca is the youngest finalist by four years (the other two finalists are seniors in high school).

  7. Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    SS. Cyril and Methodius welcomes Chicago Blackhawk's mascot Tommy Hawk

    On Jan. 18 SS. Cyril and Methodius School in Lemont welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks mascot, Tommy Hawk, along with other members from the Blackhawk's coaching staff for an assembly on teamwork as well as a hockey clinic for students.

  8. Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Saint Michael School Enhances Education by Incorporating Ivy League Programs

    In the beginning of the school year, Vrba Rose, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Michael School (SMS) in Orland Park noticed some opportunities for improvement among her students within the writing program.

  9. Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Test Your Best 8th Graders!

    St. Thecla's first graders graders presented special "Blessing Bags" to eighth grade students taking their high school entrance exams. The bags had a very special message and included some treats. Each item in the bag had a special meaning.

  10. Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    St. Patricia Students caring for others in need

    St. Patricia School students put into practice their daily teachings to care for others in need. Over 40 students, parents, and faculty were involved in partnering with American Airlines Professional Women in Aviation Chicago Base to repurpose blankets and pillows, wrapping them as gifts for the women’s shelter Family Promise. Led by St. Patricia Alum Cristina Garza Family and junior high teacher Mrs. Amy Barnard, St. Patricia students overwhelmingly participated to support this holiday program.

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