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Vicariate Gatherings for Women and Men Religious

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a series of gatherings for women and men religious with the Bishop in each of the Vicariates. These events are part of our ongoing efforts and our commitment to fostering unity, dialogue, and collaboration among our religious communities in the AOC.

We look forward to coming together for prayer, conversation and dinner throughout the year in each of the Vicariates. Your presence and participation will be invaluable as we continue to build a vibrant and supportive network among religious.

We will ask you to save the date when we finalize the schedule for these gatherings. We will be sending out more information with specific dates and details as soon as they are available.

Chicago Homicide Vigil

Saturday, June 29  |  9:30 a.m.
1700 block of West 51st Street, New City, Chicago

If you will be joining us virtually, here is the zoom information: Link, Passcode: vigil

Learn more on Facebook.


Saturday, August 10
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mother of Good Counsel Convent

3800 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659

Everyone loves a hot dog and chips on a Saturday afternoon, and I love to grill! So please join us at Mother of Good Counsel Conventon Saturday, August 10. The event will be held outside, so please pray for good weather. Hot dogs, water, chips, and dessert will be provided gratis. We ask that you bring your own chair and, come spend a few hours getting to know the other great women and men religious in our Archdiocese.

Register here!

AHLMA Mini-Encuentro

Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Felician Sisters Convent

3800 West Peterson Avenue Chicago, IL 60659-3116

Inscripción: $20
La inscripción incluye las tres comidas y la misa. Habrá becas disponibles. Para más información comuníquese: [email protected].

Registration: $20. Includes three meals and mass. Scholarships will be available. For more information please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at

Register here.

Flyer (PDF)
Printable registration form (PDF)

Religious Life Night

Thursday, October 17  |  5:30 p.m.
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
3800 West Iowa Street, Chicago, IL 60651

Bishop Bob Lombardo and the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago invite you to a Holy Hour with Evening Prayer, followed by dinner.

Please RSVP here by October 10. 


Chicago Homicide Vigil: Praying with those affected by violence (link)