"We, the People of God at St. Symphorosa Parish, are a ‘Family Celebrating Faith’ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We assemble to worship God, to share the Bread of the Eucharist, to bring our lives to faith and to bring faith to our lives.” We invite you to be a fully active, participating member of this dynamic Catholic faith community. We look forward to our gathering at the Lord’s Table and to celebrating the Eucharist with you each weekend.
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Over 87 years ago, Father J. Leo Sharp established a Roman Catholic Parish to serve the religious and social needs of the people of the Clearing Neighborhood of the City of Chicago. The parish he established was designed to be a parish for EVERYONE in the area, not just for people of a specific ethnic group (which was the norm of the time). Thus, from its very beginning, St. Symphorosa Parish has been, and continues to be, a parish which prides itself on its welcoming spirit.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to celebrate the liturgy with us this (and every) weekend. Come and sing along with our outstanding adult choir which leads our assembly in song every Sunday at the 9:30 AM Mass. Come and be warmly received by our Ministers of Hospitality and our “Family Celebrating Faith.”
Even more, I invite you to become an active participant within this wonderful faith family. There are many ongoing ministries and organizations to join as well as seasonal events in which you may become involved.
In my seven plus years at St. Symphorosa Parish, I have found faith-filled people and a very active community of faith. Come to visit or join the family. Be sure to stop and say a few words in the Gathering Space after Mass. I’ll be very happy to meet with you and, in the spirit of Father Sharp, welcome you to this parish family.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Ted Bojczuk
Offer a prayer or take a few moments for silent reflection
in our Monsignor Francis Maniola Prayer Garden
located on Austin Avenue.
Join us in prayer and worship each weekend at Mass.
Hear the Word of God proclaimed and share
the Bread of the Eucharist at the Table of the Lord.
BE A PART OF OUR "FAMILY CELEBRATING FAITH!"
Are you an adult who is interested in deepening your understanding and appreciation of your Catholic faith?
These opportunities are FREE to all our parishioners!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE
DO YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR SACRAMENTS?
Information regarding our parish RCIA Program may be found by clicking on the above "Sacraments" tab and scrolling to the listing for RCIA. Interested individuals are invited to "Come and See." Call the Parish Office if you have questions or are interested in visiting with us.
To assist our parish fundraising efforts in order that we may better support our ministries and care for the parish building complex, we have begun a "Split the Pot" program. Each week, registered parishioners who are Mass attendees and who participate in the "Split the Pot" program are eligible for a cash prize. Click on the link below for participation details.