Holy Baptism in May

In a slight break from our normal pattern of celebrating Baptism on the Feasts of the Baptism of our Lord, the Great Vigil of Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints' Sunday, we will this spring offer the Sacrament of Initiation on Mother's Day (in addition to Pentecost). The Book of Common Prayer makes provision to celebrate Baptism when the Bishop is present even if the visitation does not occur on one of the primary dates for Baptism.

If you are interested in Holy Baptism on either Mother's Day (May 10) or Pentecost (May 24), please contact Fr. Jason at your earliest convenience:
847/251-6120, ext. 115 or

Bishop's Associates Annual Lunch

Tursday April 23

The Bishop's Associates is an organization within the Diocese of Chicago that supports our Bishop in a variety of ways. Among other things, the Associates seek to build bridges of communication and understanding throughout the Diocese. They also assist the Bishop by sponsoring activities, providing financial support and nurturing new programs as we collectively bear witness to the transforming power of the risen Christ. Associates aid the Bishop in his ministry through their prayers and their programs, and by developing financial resources for special ministries and projects.

Every year, the Bishop's Associates holds its Annual Lunch to celebrate their common ministry and to fete honorees who have provided unique contributions to the life of the Diocese. Our own Pat Drew is the President of the Associates, and will be hosting the lunch, which this year will take place at the Union League Club, 35 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, on Thursday, April 23. Please consider joining the celebration, supporting Pat in her ministry, and learning more about some of the marvelous work being done in the Diocese of Chicago and beyond! For more information, check the web page for the Bishop's Associates here...