Parish Transformation Initiative

The Committee decided that part of our "Mission" was to make sure that appropriate catholic materials were made available to our parishioners. This page of links are part of that transformation. Please let us know if there are any issues or if you would like to add to the page.


Catholic Resources

Archdiocesan of Chicago:

The Archdiocese of Chicago serves around 2.2 million Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region).
Please visit the link below for more information about the Archdiocese of Chicago:

Broadcast Masses:

During this difficult time, it is particularly important that the faithful have access to the grace and comfort of Holy Mass. Please see below for our online Masses.

In addition to celebrating Mass online:

  • ABC7 will televise Sunday Mass in English from Holy Name Cathedral Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Univision will televise Sunday Mass in Spanish from Holy Name Cathedral Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Polvision will televise Sunday Mass in Polish from Holy Name Cathedral Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Visit the direct link below for the Archdiocese of Chicago Broadcast Masses:

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools exist primarily to evangelize and to educate students for the Church’s mission in the world. St Ann School is part of this mission.

Our Mission: The mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools is to educate the whole child — academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally — through a faith-based learning environment. Our Catholic schools are igniting the light in future leaders.

Our Vision: Provide all people in the Archdiocese of Chicago with vibrant, high quality Catholic schools that are available, accessible and affordable.

Visit link below for more information:

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
The largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio exists to assist the Church in the New Evangelization by providing relevant programming through media platforms to help people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.

Catholic Answers
Catholic Answers is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith.

Dedicated to providing traditional Catholic information in the modern world.

Fish Eaters
The purpose of this site is to bring souls to the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church -- the Church headed by Christ and built on the rock of St. Peter, the Church against which the gates of Hell will never prevail. Fish Eaters strives to do this by showing Protestants the errors of Protestantism and by teaching Catholics to recognize what is and isn't Catholic.

Catholics Come Home
Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.

Mystics of The Church
This website is devoted to the countless Mystics of the Catholic Church, including the popular Saint mystics, and also those who are not so well known

The Vatican
What can I say... Seems to be a directory to the Vatican websites.

Papal Encyclicals
Your guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church. PapalenCyclicals.Net

Catechism of the Catholic Church
St. Borromeo Catholic Church
The Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church includes the corrections promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 8 September 1997. These corrections to the English text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church were made to harmonize it with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II on the same date.

United States Confrence of Catholic Bishops
The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals and organized into three key areas of responsibility.

  • To act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and society
  • To foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff
  • To offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church

Catechesis of the Popes
Catechesis of the Popes is dedicated to looking at the Wednesday General Audiences of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI

Vatican news is an instrument of evangelization at the service of the papal ministry and is intended as a service for all. www.News.VA/en

Totally Free Catholic Literature Available to You!
The Catholic Home Study Service offers free course materials that help you learn more about the Catholic faith. They have online testing that allows you to score your knowledge/retention of the materials you have read and studied. These courses are recommended for anyone interested in learning more about their own faith, converting to Catholicism, or teaching others about the faith.

Pillars of Catholicism
A crash course in the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith

Treasures of the Church
The veneration of relics is a communion with the heroes of our Christian faith, asking for their powerful intercession. Many people have reported outstanding blessings and conversions through this ministry, and many have reported healings. To learn more about relics and expositions visit the website.

Pages with great catholic speakers on a variety of subjects


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