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Holy Name Cathedral Parish consists of over 4,900 registered parishioner households who are deeply involved in many ministries in service to the parish and to the wider downtown Chicago community. Unique among many of our nation’s Cathedrals, Holy Name is both a Cathedral and a parish. Many of our parishioners live in the River North, Gold Coast or Streeterville neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.



Sometimes the downtown area is the first stop for young people moving to Chicago, or moving downtown from a suburb. Consequently, we average about 63 new registrants every month.

Active membership in Holy Name Cathedral provides opportunities to enrich faith life through worship within a community. The many ministries animate the parish. From being an integral part of the Mass through service as a lector, an auxiliary minister of the Eucharist, or an usher to helping teach the children in the Religious Education program to volunteering at the Thursday or Friday Night Suppers, parishioners provide vibrancy to Holy Name Cathedral Parish.