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Overview of the Holy Name Cathedral Parish Organization

Council and Commissions

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), an advisory council to the Pastor of Holy Name Cathedral Parish, represents the needs, ideas and hopes of the Parish community, supports Parish ministries, evaluates the quality of Parish commissions and programs, and plans for the Parish’s future by recommending ways to further fulfill the Church’s mission.

The Education Commission (EDC) creates an environment in our parish community where ongoing learning is a way of life by overseeing the religious education of all adult parishioners by planning and hosting various learning events during the year for parishioners and other interested parties; Communicating and collaborating among the various education entities, outside of Holy Name, Ensuring that the goals and objectives of the commission are in keeping with the vision of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).

The Evangelization and Spiritual Life Commission (ESL) touches the soul of Chicago’s Catholics by coordinating the many efforts of spiritual formation within the parish and by exploring new strategies for formation and for evangelical outreach. 

The Human Concerns Commission (HCC) works to create an environment in our parish community where responding to human concerns is a way of life.  The commission works to enable parishioners to act as individuals and as a community to fulfill the social, ecumenical, inter-religious and service missions of the parish.  The commission responds to the needs of the poor and fragile, working toward assuring people become full participants in our Church, our greater community, and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the commission are in keeping with the vision of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).

The Parish Life Commission (PLC) fosters an environment in our parish community in which a sense of caring and sharing becomes a way of life by planning and coordinating community-building events in the parish, such as community focused activities; motivating parish members to assume the responsibility of stewardship in the life of the parish by supporting the communal, social and recreational needs of the faith community; ensuring that the goals and objectives of the commission are in keeping with the vision of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC).


Liturgy Council - The Liturgy Council plans, advises, coordinates and evaluates many of the liturgies offered at Holy Name Cathedral.  It is the goal of the Liturgy Council to ensure that all of the liturgies entrusted to the Cathedral are formed by the solemn and rich heritage of the Roman Catholic Church and are governed by instructions of the Holy See, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Promoting and enabling the full, conscious, and active participation of the faithful, according to their proper roles, for their sanctification and to the glory of God remains an overarching principal for this council.

The Holy Name Young Adult Group - enlightens, enlivens, and enriches the lives of Catholics in their 20s and 30s through spiritual programs, social events, and service opportunities.

Act II - Organized by the Parish Life Commission, a ministry committed to the needs and interests of Holy Name parishioners age 40 and over.  Our goal is to encourage participation and a sense of belonging within the Holy Name community by providing opportunities for SOCIAL gathering, CULTURAL and EDUCATIONAL pursuits, SPIRITUAL development and community SERVICE.

Black Catholic Parishioners - The mission of the Black Catholic Parishioners at Holy Name Cathedral is to enhance our parish life through prayer, education, socialization and shared faith and service to the church.  Additionally, the Black Catholic Parishioners endeavor to impart information and disseminate pertinent issues affecting Black Catholics and the church community as a whole.

Cathedral Filipino Network - The Cathedral Filipino Network (CFN) welcomes people from the Philippines or of Filipino heritage or non-Filipinos interested in the Filipino culture and its expressions of faith.  The CFN’s purpose is an opportunity to celebrate the faith and culture that have formed its members, and serves as a springboard to encourage its members to a fuller participation in all parish commissions, ministries and activities.

Ministry of Care - visit Catholics who are in healthcare facility or who are homebound. They offer compassion, a listening presence, prayer and the Eucharist. This ministry allows people to experience the nearness of God and the Christian community through the presence of the Minister of Care and through the reception of Holy Communion.

Cathedral Tour - with Cathedral Floor Plan, photos of items of interest and tour dates.

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