Priests serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago will gather for their triennial convocation from June 27 through June 30. This gathering is an important and necessary time of spiritual renewal for the priests, so that they can better serve the people of God. The priests have been asked to clear their schedules, so that they can fully participate in this experience. Consequently, during those four days, there might not be weekday Masses celebrated in some parishes. However, there will be prayer services to be determined by each parish. In cases of emergency, parishioners can contact parish staff who will make whatever referral is appropriate. The people of the archdiocese can support their priests in several ways. Their patient understanding of scheduling changes is very important. Even more important is the prayerful support they extend to priests who have prayed for them and with them. As the priests gather for their convocation know that they bring you and your families in their hearts to this important time of prayer and reflection.