Telling Our Stories

Bishop Lee Announces Hispanic/Latino Mission and Ministry Task Force

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago:

I am happy to announce the creation of a diocesan Taskforce on Hispanic/Latino Mission and Ministry Sustainability.

The taskforce's goals are to offer advice on the development of new Hispanic/Latino congregations and to provide direction on sustainability for new and existing congregations.

Invitation to Attend Alcohol Awareness Recording

Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago are invited to attend the taping of an alcohol awareness video on Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Evanston.

The presentation, titled "Alcohol Awareness: A Conversation about Wellness, Awareness and Choices" will be given by Melissa Perrin, Psy. D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and is being recorded for later use in the diocese. Audience members will be served lunch and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Hispanic Liturgy at St. James Cathedral

The Annual Hispanic Liturgy of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will take place on Saturday, October 21 at St. James Cathedral at 11 am. This annual celebration includes participants from 10 congregations and is followed by a convivio with food and music.

Candidates for reception or confirmation should plan to arrive at St. James Commons (65 E. Huron) by 9:30 am to meet with Bishop Lee before the service. Discounted parking is available at two nearby garages.

We Stand in Solidarity with the People of Nevada

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a coalition of 70 Episcopal Church bishops among which Bishop Jeff Lee is a member, released the following statement below today in response to the Las Vegas shootings. Please note the tolling of bells the morning of Tuesday, October 3, in solidarity with the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada.

October 2, 2017 - We share in the grief and horror of people across our country and, indeed, around the world in the wake of last night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. We have spoken with our Bishops United Against Gun Violence colleague and brother in Christ, Bishop Dan Edwards of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, and we have offered him and the people of Nevada our prayers and promises of assistance.

Gleason to Retire from Episcopal Charities and Community Services

On September 15, 2017, the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of Chicago and chair, Board of Trustees of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, and Cheryl J. Rogers, president, Board of Trustees of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, announced the retirement of Georgianna Gleason, executive director of the organization for more than 20 years. Please see their letter below, in English and Spanish.