CELEBRATE A GENERATION OF PRIESTS
They were there when we needed them for the joys and sorrows of our lives. They spread the Gospel far and wide with dedication and passion that inspired a generation of Catholics like no other time in Chicago's history. Close to 105 new parishes were added in Lake and Cook counties between 1950 and 2000. Priests were not just builders of schools and parishes, they were architects of a future that made the people of the Chicago Archdiocese unique in charity, social justice, and Catholic pride.