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Welcome to Notre Dame de Chicago Parish

The Parish with Heart in the Heart of the City

We are known as “The Parish With Heart in the Heart of the City!” What does that mean? It means that we are a Catholic Parish community with deep faith and concern for the larger city and world that surrounds us.


Notre Dame is a parish, founded in 1864, to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church sharing the Sacraments and Christian faith with the local community. We demonstrate our deep faith every week as we celebrate Catholic Mass with joy and reverence. We share the Holy Eucharist as well as the other Sacraments, devotions and forms of prayer. We have a deep devotion to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God.


We are concerned about our community and the larger world around us as well. We are committed to serving those in our community through education, social support and cultural respect. We are committed to our larger community through our identity as a part of the history of Chicago, our work on service projects and evangelization.


As believers, we are called into being through our experience of the Paschal Mystery, the dying and rising of Christ. This dying and rising makes us who we are!

***Special Update***


At 9:55 am on the morning of Sunday, March 15th, a fire broke out in the laundry chute at the Notre Dame rectory.  No one was hurt.


The Fire Department arrived speedily and extinguished the fire. The Fire Inspectors said that the cause was accidental. Alas, the smoke and water damage is still being cleaned.



The Church experienced smoke damage and this has been cleaned up. The rectory is not useable.


• We will celebrate Mass in the Church this weekend.

• We have set-up a temporary office at Children of Peace School.

• We are trying to have our calls transferred to the school office.

• Religious education / CCD has been cancelled.

• All meetings and gatherings scheduled for the rectory are cancelled.

• The 6:30 am morning Mass in the Harrison Street Chapel has been cancelled.


Since the rectory is not habitable, Bishop Rojas is staying with friends; Msgr. Canary is living at the retreat house at Mundelein Seminary; Fr. Tuzik is at the Cardinal's residence; Fr. Mariusz is at St. William's and Msgr. Pollard is at Christ the King rectory.


The repairs are extensive.  The rectory may be under construction for the next two months. 



Meanwhile, our lower Church hall restoration is ahead of schedule.  The final section of concrete is being poured this week.  Mazur Construction is doing a great job!


If you notice workers near the Church dome, that is Jones & Cleary repairing a piece of copper that has come loose.  One of our parishioners spotted this about two weeks ago.


Please be patient with us as all this construction is being performed.......repairs to the dome, repairs to the rectory, and renovation of our lower Church hall!




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Children of Peace School

Notre Dame's Parish School is Children of Peace, which is located at 1900 W. Taylor Street.


Children of Peace School is an Archdiocesan Catholic/Christian School serving the Illinois Medical District and Metropolitan Chicago. Here children, parents, a professional staff, and a caring community are brought together by their faith in God.


Our Educational Program is designed to meet the academic and social needs of a diverse student population which includes the education of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in a nurturing and safe environment.


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The Archdiocese of Chicago has in place diocesan-wide policies and procedures that work to protect all of God's children and provide a safe environment where children and young people can learn, thrive, and grow.  They are organized to follow the commitments set out in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 


There are also certain compliance guidelines that all parishes are required to fulfill as guided by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth of the Archdiocese of Chicago.   

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Parish Office

1335 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607


Ph. 312-243-7400
Fax. 312-243-7614
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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mass Times

6:30 am - English
Harrison Street Chapel


5:00 pm - English


8:30 am - English
10:00 am - English
12:00 pm - Spanish


Holy Days:
7:00 pm Bilingual Mass
(unless otherwise advertised)


Weekend and Holy Day Masses
are held in the church.

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