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Grady Anderson Auxiliary Mardi Gras

Tickets on sale now! Featuring Tony Llorens & Friends

Official CD Release of the St. Agatha Choir CD, “IT’S OVER IT’S ALL RIGHT”

Father Larry Dowling of St. Agatha – St. Martin de Porres presents a live DVD video  recording of this special event with special guest MC: Gerald Montgomery.

We Are One

Come to St. Agatha and St. Martin de Porres’s We Are One Unity Luncheon on November 5th from 12PM-5PM. Featuring the Smith Brothers Jazz Group.

A Fall Festival

The Nellie Watson-Cooper Foundation presents a Fall Festival, an afternoon of food, fellowship, games, giveaways and music at St. Agatha Church. Come join us!

These Streets Are Holy

Join our Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago for a Sunrise Prayer Service and a Peace Fellowship Breakfast on the shores of Lake Michigan.

St. Martin de Porres Men’s Group Annual Cookout

The St. Martin de Porres Men’s Group will host their annual cookout on Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at Evan Field Forest Preserves.

Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Death of Venerable Augustus Tolton

Join the Tolton Guild and Bishop Joseph Perry, postulator for the cause for canonization for Father Augustus Tolton, for an evening reflecting on the life and legacy of Father Tolton.

The Cardinal’s Easter Reflection 2022

Cardinal Cupich has provided an Easter reflection for all the faithful of the Archdiocese. This video will also go live at 4 P.M. on Saturday, April 16th. Please share this with others for this weekend:

A Special Spanish Language Easter Presentation

Rejoice! Our Lord has Risen! This Easter, we invite you all to view and to share a special Spanish language Easter presentation featuring reflections from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Fr. Esequiel Sanchez, Fr. Emanuel Torres and Fr. Claudio Diaz, Jr. with a greeting from Fr. Sergio Rivas and a musical interlude provided by the St. […]

A Message from Cardinal Cupich

Listen to Cardinal Cupich’s message about encouraging us and those around us to return to Mass and to the life of our parish community:

Easter and Holiday Mass Schedule

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Christ has risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!

Reconciliation “The God of Mercy”

Join your Catholic brothers and sisters Westside Catholic Service of Reconciliation co-hosted by St. Agatha, St. Martin de Porres, and Our Lady of Sorrows.

Crop Walk West (CWW)

St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry will participate in Crop Walk West on May 1, 2022 after Mass around 12:30 PM.

Pancake Breakfast

Rise n’ Shine! It’s Pancake Time! Sponsored by the St. Martin de Porres Mens’ Group April 23, 2022

Decree In the Name of God

This decree concerns two adjacent parishes located on the Westside of the City of Chicago: St. Agatha Parish and St. Martin de Porres Parish.

Night of Mercy

Adoration, Confession, and Music 6:00PM-8:30PM 3/7, 3/8, 3/9

“West Blest Side” Renew My Church Update: January 2022

St. Agatha, St. Martin de Porres and Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica Parishes engaged in the Renew My Church (RMC) review and discernment process over the past few months.

Renew My Church: Why We Need Renewal

Pope Francis Has Called Us to Dream Big for the Church “I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capa- ble of transforming everything so that the church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for […]

Intentional Offertory Initiative

Dear St. Martin de Porres Family,