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Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of Consecrated Life on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, which speaks of religious in its sixth chapter, and of the Decree Perfectae Caritatis on the renewal of religious life.

The Year will begin on November 30, 2014, the First Sunday of Advent, and conclude with the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple on February 2, 2016.

December 1, 2014

On July 17-18, 2014, Catholics on Call participated in a symposium hosted by the Catholic Volunteer Network at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center in Chicago, IL entitled: From Service to Sisterhood.

September 16, 2014
Son of God will be in theaters soon starting on February 28, 2014.
January 31, 2014

Catholics on Call has been featured in the radio show "Reflecting Christ's Light." The program is based on the Archdiocese of Chicago's Pastoral Plan and currently spotlighting young Catholics as part of the 2012 Year of Teens and Young Adults. Nancy Polacek of the Department of Parish Life and Formation interviewed Program Coordinator Birgit Oberhofer and four alums: Josh Jones, Krystal Funk, Katrina Skayne and Joe Quane.

May 24, 2012

We have received news that the Serra International Foundation has approved a grant over $10,000 to support the Catholics on Call program. We are very grateful to the Serra Foundation for their decision and humbled by this opportunity to work together on our common goal of "fostering and promoting vocations in the Catholic Church!"

January 5, 2012

Catholics on Call Participated at the 24 Annual Vocation Seminar, sponsored by the J.S. Paluch Company. The title of the conference was: Vocation Ministry on the Digital Continent.

September 13, 2011

Vocation Program targets 'emerging adults' is the headline of a story on Catholics on Call, published by the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) in its September 2 issue.

Follow this link to read the entire article.

September 7, 2011

After Fr. Ed Shea, O.F.M. had served as the Faculty Moderator for Catholics on Call during the past year, he has been reassigned by his community this spring. He left his position as a Formation Director and moved to St. Peter in the Loop in downtown Chicago to serve the community there. On August 15, Fr. Steve Bevans, S.V.D., an amazing teacher here at CTU, has started as the new Factulty Moderator for Catholics on Call. Please join me in saying thanks to Fr. Ed for his service and contribution to the program and in saying welcome to Fr.

September 1, 2011

We are very pleased to announce that DePaul University has accepted our invitation to be a co-sponsor of the Catholics on Call program.  As a co-sponsor, DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States, which has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 16,000, will support Catholics on Call in its efforts to reach out to young adults who are considering a life of service to the Church as a lay ecclesial minister, religious sister or brother, or priest.  Co-sponsors assist by providing financial support as well as other resources to increase the ou

June 27, 2011
We are sharing with you this reflection, written by John Gonzalez, a friend and partner of Catholics on Call, and published on his blog "The Reluctant Prophet". 

 

March 15, 2011
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