April 24, 2019
Easter Appeal Nurtures Seeds of Transformation
In a letter asking for contributions to the Easter appeal, Bishop Lee writes, "Even—especially—in this time of transition, my staff and I are committed to proclaiming the power of the resurrection by fostering transformation in our congregations. With your support, we can do even more to support congregations where immigrants have formed faithful, burgeoning communities; to assist long-standing parishes revitalized by commitment to 21st century mission; and to encourage leaders who have pledged to practice repentance and reconciliation by facing our diocese’s legacy of slavery."
February 14, 2019
A Letter from Bishop Lee/Una Carta del Obispo Lee: Call for the Election of the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago
On February 14, Bishop Lee wrote to the people of the Diocese of Chicago announcing his retirement and calling for the election of his successor.
"Ever since that cold February day in 2008 when you welcomed me with a glorious ordination celebration, it has been a great privilege to serve God with you as your bishop. Now, trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the counsel of those dearest to me, I believe it is time for you to choose someone new to carry this ministry into the future. Accordingly, I am writing today to announce my intent to retire eighteen months from now, in August 2020, and to call for the election of the thirteenth bishop of Chicago."
Holy Land Pilgrimage
May 13-24, 2019
Antiracism Commission Meet & Greet
June 19 | St. James Commons
College for Congregational Development
June 23-29, 2019 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL
June 30-July 19 , 2019 | Camp Stronghold, Oregon, IL
Clergy Conference (new location)
October 6-8 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL
October 26 | St. James Cathedral
November 22-23 | Westin Lombard Yorktown