"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.
A LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Over 85 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 five 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!"
Held in Our Church
First Thursday of Each Month
from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
ADULT FAITH FORMATION & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Are you eager to grow in your knowledge and love of God and God's Church?
Are you in need of training for ministry in your parish community?
Click on the link below to discover and register for presentations, workshops, training sessions, etc. which are offered by the Vicariate V Ministry Commission.
On Sunday, September 22nd, the Parish Transformation Plan which had been approved by our Episcopal Vicar, Bishop Andrew Wypych, was presented to the parish community at a Townhall Meeting. Click on the link below to view the plan which was developed to guide the future of our parish family.
Go to the Education section of this website for more information and the 2013-14 Tuition & Fees Listing
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013 - 2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
OUR STATEMENT OF IDENTITY & PURPOSE
IN GATHERING AS A FAITH COMMUNITY
"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."
PLAY ST. SYMPHOROSA "SPLIT THE POT"
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.