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Ministering to Catholic Youth in the Chicago Archdiocese Through the Scouting Program

The Chicago Catholic Committee is a proud recipient of the 2022 Quality Dioceses Award.

SAVE the Date

October 15, 2023

ST. GEORGE DINNER, European Chalet 5445 S. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL 60638, at 5 PM for dinner and an evening of fellowship and support for the 2024 St. George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch.  Tickets are $60 per person.  To make reservations and pay online click here.  For additional information and questions please contact Ken LaCrosse:


2024 St. George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, July 3 through 18  

Youth Application – to be emailed to Fr. Brendon Guilfoil, and a parent or guardian by Friday, October 1, 2023 in accordance with Youth Protection policies.

2024 St George Trek Youth Application Fillable RevB

Candidates should be emotionally mature adolescents who will be fifteen years of age on or before July 1, 2024, in High School, no older than 18 years of age, and committed to assist their Catholic Committee when they return home.  Also, applicants must have the physical health and stamina to backpack on the mountain trails of Philmont, and satisfy the weight-for-height requirement which can be found at: Health Medical Requirements – Philmont Scout  For more information about the 2024 St. George Trek, visit

Note:  This application is to be completed by the Scout, NOT by the Scout’s parent.

Scout Events

FISHERS OF MEN  Fisher of Men

Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL, 60060

Fishing on the lake and other activities.


AD ALTARE DEI AND POPE PIUS XII DAY OF RECOLLECTION Ad Altare Dei-Pope Pius XII Day of Recollection October 2023 v4

October 14, 2023 |  9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please register by October 6th.

Our Lady of Ransom

8624 West Normal Avenue, Niles , IL 60714


October 28, 2023 | 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Slovenian Catholic Mission/St. Mary’s Seminary

14252 Main Street, Lemont, IL, 60439


Cardinal Meyer Center!

Although staff continues to work part time from home, incoming mail is being processed at least twice a week. So, if you have completed and signed paperwork with your payments for Light of Christ or Parvuli Dei you can mail them in. Please send an email to on the day you put your paperwork in the regular mail.

The address is Cardinal Meyer Center

3525 S. Lake Park Avenue

Chicago, IL. 60653