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The Good News

Submissions from around the Archdiocese

  1. Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Des Plaines Knights present to local charities

    The Knights of Columbus of Des Plaines Council #3627 presented checks to four local charities from our 2016 Disabilities Drive (Tootsie Roll). Special Olympics founded in 1962 is the worlds largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SPRED Special Religous Education was established as a program to work with disabled adults in the Catholic Church (receiving were St Zachary and St Mary's Parishes). Special Gifts Theater founded in 2000, offer 'Musicial Theater', and 'Creativity in Motion' and other programs for children and adults with special needs.

  2. Monday, March 13, 2017

    National Religious Vocation Conference announces new executive director

    Chicago –The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) announced Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J-T.O.S.F. as its new executive director, effective June 1. Dillon succeeds Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. who became vicar general of his community last September after serving at NRVC for 14 years.

  3. Friday, March 10, 2017

    Darst Center Honors Sister Joy Clough RSM

    Mercy Sister Joy Clough, RSM, was honored March 4, by the Br. David Darst Center at the organization’s annual fund-raiser: A Night at the Races. A long-time member of the Darst Center board of directors, Sister Joy served as the board’s president from 2009 to 2016 as the Center expanded its programs, participants and partner agencies.

  4. Friday, March 10, 2017

    Prince of Peace Teacher Selected as Golden Apple Award Finalist

    Prince of Peace Catholic School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school, announces that 7th grade teacher and junior high math and science teacher Tyra Stall has been has been chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Mrs. Stall is one of 33 finalists throughout the Chicagoland area. This is the second Golden Apple nomination Prince of Peace School has received.

  5. Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Caring Hearts' Club

    Junior high students in St. George School Caring Hearts' Club in Tinley Park wrote letters of support and encouragement to seminarians in the Chicago Archdiocese. The students prayed for the seminarians and discussed the important role priests play in their lives. Pictured are just a few of the students and a sampling of their letters.

  6. Friday, March 03, 2017

    HFCA Students Excel in Academic and Athletic Competitions

    As a Candidate* in the International Baccalaureate World School Programme (IB), Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) is dedicated to developing students to be contributing members of their local, national, and global communities.

  7. Friday, March 03, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

    Fourth grade students at St. George School in Tinley Park had a fun time celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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