A Prayer for "Renew My Church"
Lord Jesus, you speak to us today,
as you spoke to holy men and women
who have gone before us.
In every age and in our own time,
you call to us and say: Renew My Church.
Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us,
and so enable us
to hear you clearly
to listen to each other attentively
to imagine our future boldly
to discern your direction wisely
to persevere in your holy will courageously
to stay together in charity
to surrender our own plans readily
to embrace the greater good
to hand on your gifts to future generations. May we remain in the holy company of
the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles and all the saints.
May their example and presence
inspire us with patient confidence
in the work of your grace.
We ask this of you who live and reign
with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God,
forever and ever. Amen
To learn more about Renew My Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago, see the home page for the program.
Messages from the Pastor
"RENEW MY CHURCH (RMC) hopes to broaden our perspective on our call to be disciples in the process of becoming MISSIONARY DISCIPLES. We know that a disciple from the Greek means follower, learner, student. Jesus called his disciples beyond following to become those who are sent out to others near and far in order to bring the Good News everywhere. Last Sunday’s clear and focused presentation by Mary Burke Peterson and Tom Lenz opened a horizon for us to understand the WHY we need to adapt a new approach to religion. Having learned the statistics and trends, we have no choice, really, except to enter A New Missionary Age in our country and some other places in the world. ....READ MORE
- Revised Timeline: Message from Fr. Tito from 06/06/ 2021 (English and Spanish)
- On Disciples, Community and Witnes: Message from Fr. Tito from 05/23/2021 (English and Spanish)
- RMC Offers a Challenge: Message from Fr. Tito from 05/06/2021 (English and Spanish)
- Renew My Church is Coming! Message from Fr. TIto from 05/02/2021 (English and Spanish)
St. Nicholas Leadership
Marta Estrada Juárez, Elissa Garcia , Peter Beale-DelVecchio, Doreen Morris, and Edgar Vega are leading the parish team in the Renew My Church process. Read their biographies.
The Evanston Grouping
Joined with St. Nicholas in this process are St. Mary Parish, St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Athanasius Parish, and Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University.
Renew My Church for St. Nicholas : Q & A Sessions
Question-and-Answer Sessions introducing the Renew My Church process were held on June 13 (English) and June 23 (Spanish).