Breakfast with the Bishop

“In the Diocese of Chicago, we’re in the transformation business,” says Bishop Lee. “We really are in the business in the church of changing people’s lives in Christ.”

Join the bishop for breakfast and conversation about the ministry of the diocese and the work to which God is calling us. To RSVP, please email Associate for Resource Development Shay Craig at or call her at 312.751.3576. 

Saturday, September 24, 8:30-10:30 am, Grace Episcopal Church, Hinsdale

Saturday, October 22, 8:30-10:30 am, Nuestra Senora, Waukegan (Spanish translation available)           

Saturday, December 3, 8:30-10:30 am, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chicago

Ab Nicholas, Who Established Nicholas Center, Has Died

Ab Nicholas, a Milwaukee philanthropist and money manager who established the Nicholas Center at St. James Commons, died on August 4 at age 85.

“Ab was a faithful Episcopalian and a deeply charitable man,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago. “I will always have profound appreciation for his vision and generosity in making possible the Nicholas Center, as a resource for the diocese and the larger church."

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Racial Justice Resources

In the wake of protests around the country following the death of unarmed black people during encounters with police, we've posted sermons, essays, and links to books, articles, videos and reading lists about racial justice.

Check out the new resources and send your contributions to the Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, director of networking, via email.

Responding to South Sudan

Clashes between political factions in South Sudan, which erupted in early July, have continued to worsen. Nearly 60,000 people have fled the country, most seeking refuge in Uganda, and the United Nations estimates that 40,000 people have been internally displaced by the latest violence. Learn how the Episcopal Church is responding.

Summer in the City Changes Lives

Summer in the City, St. James Cathedral’s three-week summer enrichment program for at-risk youth, isn’t just great fun and great food. It’s an opportunity for 30-some campers to discover or deepen artistic talents and explore Chicago’s cultural landscape and its diverse neighborhoods in new ways.

“I like it because it gives kids who are in not particularly good neighborhoods a chance to come downtown and see what the city has to offer,” says Lundyn Davis, 19, who grew up in the South Shore neighborhood and attended Summer in the City as a camper before becoming a counselor. 

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Hispanic Liturgy
October 15 |  St. James Cathedral
Annual Clergy Conference
October 16 - 18 |  Techny Towers
Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism Training
October 20 - 22 | Catholic Theological Union
Diocesan Convention
November 18 - 19 |  Westin Lombard

View a complete listing of upcoming diocesan events.