St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, which has two worship sites, is a special place, for not only is it called to proclaim Christ crucified in Bridgeport and Chinatown, but it is also entrusted with the care of the Chinese Apostolate for the entire Archdiocese of Chicago. But what exactly does this special designation signify and entail?
In the spirit of Santa Maria Incoronata, St. Barbara, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, our parish has always dedicated itself to immigrants. Whether it has been the Italian, Chinese, Polish, Korean, African American, Hispanic, or another ethnic group establishing roots in one of the two neighborhoods near our worship sites, we have sought to provide a contextualized outreach to immigrant groups.
Recognizing the creative action of the Holy Spirit operative in our parish in this unique way, the Archdiocese designated us as the Chinese Apostolate Under the visionary leadership of Fr. Francis Li, St. Mother Teresa has responded in the following practical ways:
For additional information about St. Therese’s Chinese Apostolate, or to learn about ways to support or join this mission, please contact Jing Zhang, Coordinator of the Chinese Apostolate, at the Parish Office either by email or by calling 312.842.6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).