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Safe Environment

Office for the Protection of Children and Youth The Office for the Protection of Children and Youth is committed to protecting all of God’s children and providing a safe environment where children and young people can learn, thrive, and grow. The office oversees the training and background checks for all Archdiocesan clergy, employees, and volunteers. It also disseminates the Archdiocesan standards of behavior for individuals working with children and young people, provides safe environment training for children, young people and

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August 31, 2016 CAVA Opening Gathering Recap

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 there were about 35 of us who gathered for the CAVA Opening. Several groups participated in the “Work of Many Hands” to display informational materials and items that organizations sell or services offered. While this was happening, people mingled over coffee and just before we started, Sisters Connie Bach and Sharon Glumb led us into Praise and Worship. Our guest presenters were Patrice Tuohy and Philip Loftus who spoke on the Millenials and how we can

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Holy Fire – Youth Event

You and the middle school youth of your parish are invited to participate in a new, dynamic faith opportunity – Holy Fire – on October 14, 2016 and again on October 15, 2016 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holy Fire features the same level of catechesis, prayer, and quality production that have become hallmarks of the NFCYM’s National Catholic Youth Conference and complements parish faith formation programs and Catholic school curriculum. Cost for registration within the Archdiocese of Chicago:

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Busy Person Retreat Guide

Congratulations! You have made an important decision to make a Busy Person’s Retreat There are many other things that you could do this week, and there are many things that you will do in addition to this retreat. You have chosen, however, to spend a portion of each day “to come away for a while to an out of the way place” to retreat—to pray and reflect, to talk and share, and to grow in God’s love for you. You have made a great decision!

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Young Adults

  Are you a young adult looking for information about consecrated life or need some guidance as you make life choices and discern God’s call in your life? We are here for you! CAVA provides opportunities to deepen your understanding of consecrated life and the option to choose a life as a Brother, Sister, priest, or other forms of consecrated life. CAVA also works collaboratively with other groups to assist in supporting young adults grow in their relationship with God

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Vocation Discernment Opportunities

Listed below are Men’s and Women’s Communities hosting opportunities for discernment, reflection, prayer and more.  Some have specific dates and others are ongoing (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc). Additionally, we offer a directory of communities that are flexible in welcoming discerners for an experience of community, prayer, service or ministry. May your heart be open to God’s calling.   Daughters of Charity Online Discernment Group Event Information:  Online Vocation Discernment Support Group for Women Congregation:          Daughters of Charity Location:                  online Contact:                   Sister Theresa

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CAVA Membership Registration

The Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association (CAVA) is a membership organization of Vocation Ministers representing various consecrated men and women’s congregations, institutes and associations who contribute to Vocation Ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago. CAVA is sponsored by the Office for Religious of the Archdiocese.   CAVA Member – An individual or group of individuals committed to vocation ministry who actively serve to foster a culture of vocation within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Member benefits: Reception of all CAVA mailings, e-mails, newsletters

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