Mission

What is Renew My Church?

A Call to Rebuild

To address the challenges of our time, we are called by Jesus to rebuild. Renew My Church is a vision and strategic plan guiding our response to this call for renewal. This spiritual revitalization will reclaim what is most central and sacred to our faith and breathe new life into our methods of sharing the Gospel. In this way, we can people a Church and a home for their faith that is marked by more faithful discipleship, a loving community, and an inspired source for witness. so that those for whom we pray are brought home to a Church that is marked by greater discipleship, loving community, and inspiring witness.

You Have a Role in This Renewal

Every Catholic Christian of our archdiocese—as part of the baptismal rite—is called to be a coworker in this renewal. Taking up this cross as a community of believers will engage more people in the life of our local Church. This, in turn, will create more vital parishes focused on carrying forward the Great Commission rather than maintaining the inefficient structures we often have today. Working together – parishioners, school families, priests, religious brothers and sisters and the broader Church community – we will sustain a vibrant Catholic presence in Chicagoland for years to come and continue the legacy of faith that earlier generations left for us. Inspired by the Holy Spirit within you, your active participation in Renew My Church enables you to work side-by-side with Jesus in bringing the Good News of God’s salvation to all people.