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Vicariate meetings scheduled

  • There is a Vicariate VI meeting on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.. Dinner with Bishop Perry at Holy Ghost Church, 700 E. 170th St., South Holland. All deacons and wives are invited to attend. RSVP to Deacon Joseph Kudra at (708) 220-3570 or at jfkudtra@gmail.com.

Discerning the call to the Diaconate

The Institute for Diaconal Studies will be hosting a series of Exploring the Diaconate sessions. It is a time to pray, discuss and learn more about the discernment process and the formation program that aspirants and candidates pursue. Men and their wives, if married, are invited to attend any of the sessions.

No registration is required. See the schedule below.

  • Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm 
    St. Albert the Great, Burbank (Vicariate V) 
    St. Theresa Meeting Room (8000 S. Linder) 
  • Sunday, November 11, 2:45pm — Join us for mass, 1:30pm
    Divine Mercy at St. Philip the Apostle, Northfield (Vicariate II)
    St. John Paul II Room
  • Thursday, November 29, 7:30pm
    St. Thomas the Apostle, Chicago (Vicariate VI)
    Parish Hall
  • Tuesday, December 4, 7:30pm
    St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood (Vicariate I)
    Parish Hall 
  • Tuesday, January 15, 7:30pm
    IDS Office, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein (Vicariate I)
    Prist Center (Building 201-P)
  • Tuesday, January 22, 7:30pm
    St. Emily, Mount Prospect (Vicariate I)
    Hajdu Hall
  • Tuesday, February 5, 7:30pm
    St. Monica, Chicago (Vicariate II)
    Beyenka Hall -On the Corner of Mont Clare and Carmen (5115 N. Mont Clare)
  • Tuesday, February 19, 7:30pm
    St. Aloysius, Chicago (Vicariate III)
    Gonzaga Hall (1510 N. Claremont)
  • Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm
    St. Barbara, Brookfield (Vicariate IV)
    Parish Center, Music Room
  • Sunday, March 24, 12:45pm  Join us for mass, 11:30am
    St. Damian, Oak Forest (Vicariate V)
    Pastoral Center, Franciscan Room (Basement)
  • Tuesday, April 2, 7:30pm
    Office of the Diaconate, Forest Park (Vicariate IV)
    St. Bernardine (816 Marengo Ave.), Convent Dining Room
  • Wednesday, April 10, 7:30pm
    St. Barnabas, Chicago (Vicariate V)
    Church Hall (Basement)
  • Sunday, April 14, 2:45pm  Join us for mass, 1:30pm
    St. Henry, Chicago (Vicariate II)
    Church, Room 101
  • Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
    IDS Office, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein (Vicariate I)
    Prist Center (Building 201-P)

For more information contact Deacon Bob Puhala, bpuhala@usml.edu or 847.837.4564 or visit us at www.usml.edu

Photos from Past Events

Deacon Paul Spalla, class of 1978, delivers the homily at the St. Lawrence Mass at St. John Church in Glenwood. (Photos courtesy of Deacon Hans Goeckner)
Deacon Guillermo Mendizabal, class of 1993, offers the cup of precious blood during Mass. (Photo courtesy of Deacon Hans Goeckner)
More than 130 deacons and wives enjoyed the hospitality at St. John Church for the 2018 St. Lawrence Festival of Ordination. (Photo courtesy of Deacon Hans Goeckner)
Deacon Colin Huie, class of 2018, along with his wife Sarah and children, attended their first St. Lawrence Day. (Photo courtesy of Deacon Hans Goeckner)
Deacons from across the archdiocese line up before the Sunrise Prayer Service Mass on Saturday, August 25 at Oakwood Beach.
Liturgical dancers perform during the Sunrise Prayer Service organized by the Black Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Saturday, August 25 at Oakwood Beach.
Liturgical dancers and deacons line up during the Sunrise Prayer Service organized by the Black Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Saturday, August 25 at Oakwood Beach.