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." More.

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

Union of Black Episcopalians Chicago Celebration of Absalom Jones and Pauli Murray
June 2 | St. Thomas

Antiracism Commission Meet & Greet
June 19 | St. James Commons

College for Congregational Development
June 23-29, 2019 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL

Camp Chicago
June 30-July 19 , 2019 | Camp Stronghold, Oregon, IL

Clergy Conference (new location)
October 6-8 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL

Hispanic Liturgy
October 26 | St. James Cathedral

Diocesan Convention
November 22-23 | Westin Lombard Yorktown


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Bishop Search & Nomination Committee Applications Now Being Accepted 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Chicago is now accepting applications for lay leaders and clergy to serve on the Search & Nomination Committee for the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago. Applications are due by May 6, 2019, and the Standing Committee expects to announce the members of the committee on May 22. Apply online.

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Se aceptan solicitudes para el Comité de Búsqueda y Nominación del Obispo

El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis de Chicago acepta solicitudes de líderes laicos y clérigos para servir en el Comité de Búsqueda y Nominación para el Decimotercer Obispo do Chicago. Se recibirán solicitudes hasta el 6 de mayo 2019, y el Comité Permanente espera anunciar los miembros del comité el 22 de mayo. Solicite en línea.

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