Resources

Podcast: "The Liturgy Guys" - The Liturgy Guys is an initiative of the Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. Christopher Carstens and Dr. Denis McNamara, faculty members at the Liturgical Institute, sit down with host Jesse Weiler every week to talk about Catholic Liturgy. At the end of each episode our Liturgy experts will take time to answer listener submitted questions. The goal of this podcast is to share the treasures of Liturgy with English speaking Catholics all over the world.

Elements of the Catholic Mass (video series) is a production of the Liturgical Institute where you can earn a degree that refreshes your soul and renews the Church. Now available in DVD.

The Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake offers an inspiring video series on "Elements of the Catholic Mass" as well as other resources. Visit www.liturgicalinstitute.org to find out more.

In January 2015, Chicago Magazine printed an article with information about Catholics in Chicago featuring charts about who is staying and who is going, important issues and the state of the Archdiocese. Click here to view the article.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers an interactive calendar that allows the user to view the Daily Readings according to the Roman Liturgical Calendar.

For resources on the Revised Roman Missal, please visit www.revisedromanmissal.org or the USSCB Roman Missal webpage.

The Archdiocese of Chicago website includes a wealth of information regarding departments, initiatives, news and events.

The Archdiocese of Chicago's Strategic Pastoral Plan offers details on the five-year plan for the Archdiocese in hopes of growing the Catholic community of faith in each parish.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, founded in 1917, is one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest, annually serving more than one million people in Cook and Lake counties. Please visit their website to learn more about their services, which include nutrition programs for the hungry and the elderly; housing for homeless families, seniors and veterans; services for parenting teens; family counseling; adoption; case management and many more.

The Vatican website features important information about our Catholic faith and serves as the official website of the Catholic Church.

Vicariate I serves parishes steeped in tradition as well as diversity. St. Francis de Sales is a part of Vicariate I, as are many of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese.

Chicago Priest offers resources on the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Vocations. Those who are called to give their lives to Christ and to the Church will find Chicago Priest to be a useful resource on their journey.

For information on the Roman Missal, Third Edition, please visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

For statistical facts and figures about the Archdiocese of Chicago, please view the Archdiocese of Chicago's Demographic Profile of the Archdiocese.

To learn about offering prayers for the needs of the universal Church and the intentions of the Pope, please visit the Apostleship of Prayer organization's website.

For information on the Annual Catholic Appeal, including how to donate, please visit the Archdiocese of Chicago Annual Catholic Appeal website.

For information on bringing your marriage into the Catholic faith, please visit For Your Marriage, a new website launched by the USCCB with resources and information.

The Vatican recently launched a new web portal that gathers all Vatican news into one multimedia website. The site features print, video and audio material.

The Office for the Protection of Children and Youth works to fulfill the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by protecting children and promoting healing.

The Healing Garden of the Archdiocese of Chicago works to help others heal, learn and grow from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harm.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Children Matter Network is an excellent resource for parents, caregivers and educators. It educates adults on how to prevent child abuse and neglect and to provide a safe environment where children can grow, prosper and thrive.

If you are interested in the study of Marks' Gospel with Fr. James McIlhone, Director of Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago, please visit www.wordmadeclear.org for more information. This website features video presentations, hand-outs, photographs and more to use as resources.

Rev. Dr. S. Joseph Lionel launched a new website, www.timetoworship.net, through which he shares his reflections and pastoral leadership in bringing Catholics closer to Jesus. Visitors are encouraged to share their moments with God, prayer requests and special reflections.