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Urban Impressions of the Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Urban Impressions of the Stations of the Cross

A Pilgrimage of Accompaniment

Experience the Stations of the Cross from a unique perspective.  Beginning at Holy Name Cathedral, we board a chartered bus and travel to various  judicial, medical, and community resource sites. that serve marginalized residents.  Sites include:
  • Daley Center
  • Domestic Violence Courthouse
  • Taller de Jose Office
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Cook County Courthouse and Jail
  • U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services
At each site, we recall a Station of the Cross.  Throughout the two-hour journey, we pray, discuss, and reflect.

Taller de Jose facilitates this prayer experience.  This community resources center, located in Little Village, seeks to collaborate with other agencies to make social services more accessible.  Through accompaniment, all become one.

8:30 a.m. Check in and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Prayer
9:30 a.m. Bus Pilgrimage
12:30 p.m. Reflection
1:00 p.m. Lunch


Cost: $40 per person (includes chartered bus, lunch, speakers' stipend, programming and promotions)
45 seats available
Payment due before boarding the bus

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Fr. Michael Sparough: Consistent Ethic of Life

Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J. facilitated a forum on Cardinal Bernardin's Consistent Ethic of Life, Monday, January 22, 2018.  The event also served as the cathedral's response to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The forum served as a review of Bernardin's document, in preparation of Cardinal Cupich's presentation, Developing Bernardin's Consistent Ethic of Life into a Consistent Ethic of Solidarity, February 1, 2018.

The Sustain Life Initiative is planning three follow up sessions:

Thursday, February 15
Thursday, March 1
Thursday, March 15

 Fr. Sparough ministers at the Robert Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington,

 Thirty-seven adults participated in this first gathering, sponsored by the Sustain Life Initiative. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Cardinal Cupich Presents


Cardinal Blase Cupich presents
Developing Cardinal Bernardin's Consistent Ethic of Life 
to an Consistent Ethic of Solidarity

The Faith Formation Commission is elated that Cardinal Cupich is speaking on such a timely topic.  Please plan to join us:

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6 p.m.
Parish Center Auditorium

For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Ortega,

JAVA & JUSTICE: Meet Millennials Who Are Making a Difference

January can be a month of reflection on how fortunate we may be.
Join us for a couple of evenings  for some fair trade coffee and presentations from some young advocates for justice. 
Both non-profit organizations will sponsor Lenten events at Holy Name Cathedral.
Get the inside scoop on these new adventures. For more information, contact Ken Ortega, or 312– 573– 4434

Taller de Jose

Monday, February 5                  Cafeteria                 6:30 p.m.

Located in Little Village of Chicago, this community resource center offers accompaniment to people in need of social and legal services.
A joint Lenten experience will be introduced during the evening.

Catholic Extension Society

Monday, January 29                  Cafeteria                 6:30 p.m.

Founded in 1905, this papal organization provides funds for isolated and/or financially under-resourced dioceses in the United States and its territories.  Currently, resources are assisting with hurricane-strickened mission dioceses, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Learn about the unique partnership between Holy Name Cathedral and Catholic Extension for Lent 2018

The Faith Formation Commission  conducted a truly inspiring Art Fair to commence  the Advent Season, December 2.  Thank you to all participants mingling and viewing the artwork submitted by 20 local artists.  It was remarkable to see the varying media of art on display, designed to express Advent:  A Journey of Hope.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Faith Formation Commission at Tolten Tea

The Faith Formation Commission sponsored a table of edible delights at the Annual Tolten Tea.
In addition members of the commission interacted with guests, and explained the many formative opportunities offered by Holy Name Cathedral. They are blue ribbon winners by my estimation!

Pictured are:
Julie Yacopino, Kenneth Ortega, Deb Sabes, Tasha Robinson, and Caroline Devlin

This original painting was created by Grace Yarbro  for the Faith Formation Commission, and will be "on loan" from the Ken Ortega Office Collection for the Artistic Impressions of Advent:  Journey of Hope, December 2, 2017.  Come view it in person as well as the many other artistic impressions.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Artistic Impression of Advent: A Journey of Hope

The Faith Formation Commission
at Holy Name Cathedral

Call for Creative Submissions

For the art event
Artistic Impressions of Advent: A Journey of Hope

December 2nd, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Parish Center Cafeteria

All ages and skill levels are encouraged to submit artwork. Non-parishioners as well.

To secure your spot at this event, or for more information, contact Jill McLean
by email: or the HNC rectory at (312)-787-8040.

Even if you are not submitting art, mark your calendars now for what will be a powerful, evening of sharing and exploring artistic representations of hope and inspiration.

Accepted mediums: Painting, drawing, printmaking, small sculpture, collage and photography.

In the spirit of messages of the Advent season, consider sharing your talents and visual interpretations of hope and inspiration!