The Good News

Submissions from Around the Archdiocese

Welcome! Our Good News section is an additional way for parishes, schools, organizations and groups in the Archdiocese of Chicago to share the good things happening in their community with the readers of the Chicago Catholic.

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SOAR! awards grants to Chicago religious congregations

The board of directors for SOAR! – Support Our Aging Religious ― has approved $1.3 million in grants to assist aging Catholic sisters, brothers and priests in religious orders. These include five grants in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

St. Peter's Church celebrates priestly jubilees

Cristo Rey Alumnus Named Principal for Cristo Rey Miami

Cristo Rey Miami High School announced the appointment of its founding principal Cesar Muñoz, a graduate of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.

Francis Xavier Warde students come together to change lives

Students at Francis Xavier Warde School in Chicago recently presented a check for $2,670.69 to benefit Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in the Diocese of Billings-Great Falls Montana.

Marian Catholic High School Hosts Special Olympics

Mercy Home president enters Irish American Hall of Fame

Father L. Scott Donahue, president and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, was inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame on April 27.

St. Theresa School host's senior citizen luncheon

St. Theresa School in Palatine recently hosted their annual Senior Citizen Luncheon. This popular event was well attended by senior citizens from the community including Tamarack Retirement, St. Joseph's Home, Plum Grove Residence,

St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School wins four golds at Illinois State Fair

Over 1,500 projects were displayed at the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science Fair at Southern Illinois University May 3-4. Four projects and five students represented St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School in Lemont.

Alexian Brother Ball de Fleur raises $725,000 for behavioral healthcare

With the Chicago River as the backdrop, more than 450 guests joined together for the 33rd Annual Alexian Brothers Ball Fleur on May 4, helping to raise $725,000 to expand access to highly specialized services for community members living with behavioral health disorders.

Benedictine Sister’s reelection rooted in service to those in need

On April 27, 2019, the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago reelected Sister Judith Murphy, OSB to serve a second term as the monastery’s 16th prioress for the next four years.

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