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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Dominican University President Donna Carroll receives Villager of the Year award

Dominican University President Donna Carroll has received the 2017 Villager of the Year Award from the Wednesday Journal.

St. George Caring Hearts bring smiles

Students in Caring Hearts’ Club at St. George School in Tinley Park decorated birthday cards and wrote cheerful notes for the residents of Autumn Leaves Assisted Living in Orland Park.

'In Bethlehem Inn' by John Carter at Old St Mary's

What was it like the night Jesus was born? The youth of Old St. Mary’s Parish in the South Loop helped people to experience that holy night during their presentation of “In Bethlehem Inn” by John Carter on Dec 16.

New tutors trained at Aquinas Literacy Center

Aquinas Literacy Center, a nonprofit literacy organization in McKinley Park, knows the value that volunteer tutors bring to our organization. Without the support of many volunteers, Aquinas would not be able to carry out its mission of empowering adults to learn English and become more engaged in their community.

Attorneys, life advocates and supporters mark 20 years of teamwork

Thomas More Society staff and supporters gathered at Chicago’s Union League Club with the Pro-Life Action League on Nov. 10, to celebrate mutual accomplishments and a shared 20-year history.

St. Theresa School Hosts Annual Veterans Day Service

St. Theresa School in Palatine was proud to host their annual Veterans Day Service at St. Theresa Church on Nov. 10.

Beauty & the Sacred Discussed at Chicago Conference

The Catholic Art Guild's first annual conference on Oct. 2 was truly a historic moment for "restoring the Sacred" in the visual arts.

HFCA Girls' Volleyball team raises trophy and awareness

Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) has a lot to celebrate in this, the 15th anniversary of their founding.

Packed house reaches for excellence At MEF’S 26th annual banquet

You could call the recent Midtown Educational Foundation’s 26th annual Reach for Excellence dinner an investment seminar—so long as you realize that the targeted investment is in the lives of some 1,149 Chicago area at-risk boys and girls—and their families--served by the Midtown Center for boys and Metro Achievement Center for girls.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School principal named National Distinguished Principal

Phyllis Cavallone, principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic school in Chicago, was selected as a 2017 National Distinguished Principal, an honor that places her among only five private school principals recognized for this national award.

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