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Unification Mass - June 27; 10:30am

Pre-Registration Link:




On Sunday June 27th, a Procession of the Light unifying the Renew My Church Parishes will be held. Included on this day, the Bishop Timothy J. Lyne Pastoral Center will be dedicated, and a Celebration Reception will be held. A committee has been formed to host the Celebration Reception and is seeking volunteers to help to make the reception a glorious event.
All volunteers will be needed at the location of the reception, which will be the back lot of the Bishop Lyne Pastoral Center (40 East Burlington, Riverside).
• Pastries needed – individually bagged/wrapped in cellophane to serve 24. Pastry items are requested such as cookies, brownies, pound cake or coffee cake slices or rice krispy treats. Delivery on Sunday June 27th at noon at the reception location.
• Set up/Clean up volunteers at the reception location
• Helpers during the reception
• Monetary Donations to help with the reception costs

Check the signup link for more information:








Help name our NEW Parish!


Information about names and reasoning for names:

Saint Names -!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8dNF80buk_rstwZPQ?e=vSNyrf

Our Lady Names -!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8dM5Xsj6rW5uVf6zg?e=9NK6wd


Fill out the online form (due by April 25). Please choose top 3 from each:

Saint Names -

Our Lady Names -


Fill out paper form (due by April 18). Please choose top 3 from each:

Saint Names -!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8dKVFf7LkgCTOZmqg?e=63vG0H

Our Lady Names -!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8dL7jadwS2XntRkTA?e=6XDL3P



Consider joining our unification team. 

Fill out an online application at:


Link to paper application (due March 21):!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8ZcogmBDu-szGsRLA?e=F7LaBy


Naming Our New Parish:

Link to Online Form:


Link to paper form:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8Vtfp-hQTrXpIpdkA?e=SOaNdm


Decree from the Archdiocese:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8Vsl0Jq6ouuHkSYYg?e=YMk1lc



Decree Information:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8UxU4O8QgEvCnZDcA?e=zHL1Hx


Letter from Fr. Robert about Decree:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8UroQuXeC5bAJ9Btw?e=q5Qgpb

Please see the documents below regarding the Renew My Church Decision.
If you have any questions, please call the office, we will answer your questions to the best of our ability.  

From the Archdiocese of Chicago:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8M5NxcnssAziuIOUg?e=3nXQMF


From the Pastors of St. Hugh, St. Pius, St. Mary, and Mater Christi:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg8M6N8wclMpbin77mA?e=qSwheb

St. Hugh Pray for us!

Rev. Robert P. Marchwiany, Pastor

 Renew My Church Website:

St. Hugh, St. Mary, St. Pius X, and Mater Christi are entering Renew My Church as of January 2020. 


Renew My Church Parish Session 2 Sign Up:


You only need to register if you are attending the in person meeting.

The same information will be presented both days.   


Link to online questions/comments:


Link to FaceBook page:


Link to flyer:!Amdb_XlqBfEBg7wMStPX-HlsnQdq0w?e=eqbteK 


Letter from Fr. Robert (10/15):!Amdb_XlqBfEBg7wPX-HYa5jt_I3CGw?e=RW76bO 


Updated Scenario List from Archdiocese (more detailed):!Amdb_XlqBfEBg7wUUbml3D2lZSdCwA?e=jORLsl




Letter from Father Robert and Scenarios for our Grouping



Parish Handout - From Parish Session 1



Parish Data Sheet - From Parish Session 1



An interview with Ms Cathy Walz who is Director of Pastoral Accompaniment for RMC. She will be working with all of our parishes and makes such important points about RMC.

Link to video:



History of our Parishes



Mater Christi          St. Hugh          St. Mary          St. Pius X





You are invited to join a St. Mary Alpha group Online to explore life’s questions and share conversation and friendship.

Alpha via Zoom begins Wednesday September 23, 7:00-9:00 pm for ten Wednesdays. Unlimited participants. Contact Carole Eipers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 708-853-1419. 


Renew My Church

The parish bulletin for Easter Sunday 2016 included the first invitation for parishioners to participate in an online survey of the Archdiocese of Chicago as part of the Renew My Church initiative to foster vibrant and vital parishes.

In a letter dated June 16, 2016 Archbishop Cupich congratulated Saint Hugh Parishioners on our Top Ten response to the survey. As a percentage of our previous October Count (351) our 161 responses was nearly 46% - among the best of all the parishes in all of Cook and Lake counties.


The survey says….

On December 29, 2016 we received our survey results in three PDF files.

The first is the collection of written responses to the open ended question:

What are you most proud of about your parish or what makes your parish unique? Please list up to three things.

Since we were asked for as many as three things three alphabetized, but unedited, lists make up the first file.

To access the complete first file, click:  St. Hugh Free Response

The second file has colored charts and presents both the responses from Saint Hugh Parishioners and a comparison to the whole Archdiocese. Demographic information was followed by general questions about parishes and what is important to parishioners. Not surprising, those who attend Mass weekly are much more likely to complete an Archdiocesan survey. When the members of our pastoral staff looked at the results at our January staff meeting, we noticed that when, from a list of options, the top three or five choices were highlighted, the Saint Hugh priorities were very much in common with the Archdiocese as a whole.

To access the complete second file, click:  St. Hugh Parish Report

The third file contains lists of other places of worship mentioned by those who took the Saint Hugh Survey. Of the 161 respondents, 101 of you worship exclusively at Saint Hugh.

To access the complete third file, click:  Mass Attendance Pattern

We should be proud of our parish and of our participation in this process of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Pray for Renew My Church. 

Letter from the Cardinal regarding the groupings: Renew My Church Letter

The formal announcement grouping Saint Hugh Parish (Lyons) with Mater Christi Parish (North Riverside), Saint Pius X Parish (Stickney), and Saint Mary Parish and School (Riverside) arrived January 13, 2017.


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