Dear Friends of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School and Parish,
As you have heard, the Chicago Archdiocese is undertaking an effort to examine and re-align parish and school resources for growth and vitality now and in the future; this effort is called Renew My Church. Recently, several scenarios for the future have been proposed for the greater Chinatown/Bridgeport community. The Archdiocese is asking for feedback and input on these scenarios via a brief online survey. The link to the survey including the scenarios can be found here.
These scenarios are still preliminary, and while each allows for St. Therese School to expand, we are very concerned that NONE of the scenarios adequately address the current role and the future need for the Chinese Apostolate at St. Therese Church.
St. Therese Church and School both play a vital role as a place for faith, community-building and evangelization for Chicago's growing and influential Chinese community. We need the proposed scenarios to recognize this.
What you can do:
- Answer the brief online survey TODAY
- Review the proposed scenarios and view the video explaining the process (these are on the second page of the survey)
- State your opinion on the proposed scenarios, including the need for the Chinese Apostolate to be addressed
- Share this email with friends, family and members of the St. Therese community.
Thank you for your support of St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, School and community.