Renew My Church

As we receive updates on Renew My Church, we will share them with you here.

Cardinal Blase Cupich - Renew My Church and Vocations, July 26, 2017

Cardinal Blase Cupich - Renew My Church, abridged version, July 13, 2017

January 21, 2017: Please click here for a letter from Cardinal Blase Cupich as well as an FAQ about groupings.

January 2017: The final grouping for St. Francis de Sales also includes the following:

Santa Maria del Popolo in Mundelein
St. Mary of the Annunciation in Mundelein
Transfiguration in Wauconda
Frasati Catholic Academy/Catholic Consortium of Lake County

Archbishop Cupich's Column: Renew My Church - Creating Communities of Communities, Catholic New World, June 26 - July 9, 2016

Pentecost, May 14-15, 2016 Update

April 25, 2016 Update

We Belong to Christ in the Church: A Practical Ecclesiology for Renew My Church, By Father Louis J. Cameli

March 16, 2016 Update

February 2016 - Archbishop Cupich's Column: 'Renew My Church' - Dreaming Big About the Archdiocese of Chicago

Thank you to the more than 30,000 people who responded to the Renew My Church survey! Results are being tabulated and will be shared this summer. If you are interested in receiving periodic e-mail updates about Renew My Church, please visit, where you may also listen to Archbishop Cupich's interviews on WGN Radio and WBEZ. 

Important notes to remember about groupings: 

  • A grouping is a set of parishes that will plan together in “Renew My Church.”
  • For some groupings, the planning process will result in reconfigurations.
  • There will be groupings in which reconfigurations will not occur: Parishes in groupings without reconfigurations will be expected to plan for enhanced collaboration among each other and to identify how they may be called to further support parishes in other areas of the archdiocese.
  • All parishes in the Archdiocese will be in a grouping.
  • The current perspective is that 3-6 groupings could serve as pilots for the parish planning process in Fall 2016.