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."
January 9, 2019
Bishop's Appeal Exceeds Goal in 2018
The 2018 Bishop’s Appeal campaign raised $183,303, exceeding its budget goal of $150,000 by more than 22 percent and posting an increase of more than $21,000 over 2017. The campaign was conducted during Eastertide and Advent.
Preparing for the Paschal Feast
April 16 | St. James Cathedral
Holy Land Pilgrimage
May 13-24, 2019
Union of Black Episcopalians Chicago Celebration of Absalom Jones and Pauli Murray
June 2 | St. Thomas
College for Congregational Development
June 23-29, 2019 | Loyola Retreat in Woodstock, IL
June 30-July 19 , 2019 | Camp Stronghold, Oregon, IL