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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UIC students attend national SEEK conference for young adults

The St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( took 112 college students, Chicago young adults and Archdiocese of Chicago seminarians and priests to FOCUS's SEEK2019 Conference from Jan 3-7 in Indianapolis.

A Giving Tree

In 1984 Dr. John Schugt, an Emergency Room Physician in Southern California, decided to purchase a Christmas tree filled with children’s toys and books.

Outreach to parishioners of all abilities nets $1,000 in grants Inclusion In Worship is recognizing the following parishes and ministries with grants of up to $1,000 for their efforts to welcome individuals of all abilities.

Marist faculty retreat features speakers, choice of activities

Marist High School held a retreat for faculty on staff on Nov. 5 to give them time for personal faith development.

Marist honors longtime employees with school's highest award

Marist High School President Br. Hank Hammer and Principal Larry Tucker ’79 awarded the Laetare Medal, the most prestigious award given to an associate of the school, to longtime employees Joe ’77 and Tom ’84 Inzinga at the President’s Council dinner in October.

Marist students honor beatified Marist Brother

St. Bede School celebrates being named a National Blue Ribbon winner

St. Bede School celebrated being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Resurrection College Prep welcomed superior general of the Sisters’ Congregation

Martin Luther King's Niece Speaks at St. Paul of the Cross

On Sept. 29, St. Paul of the Cross parish in Park Ridge welcomed Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to commemorate the beginning of October's Respect Life month.

St. Theresa School hosts Mass and open house for Grandparents Day

The students and faculty of St. Theresa School in Palatine with the help of the Parents Association celebrated Grandparents Day.

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