Press Release


Office of Media and Communication


The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest

11045 South Avenue G

Chicago Illinois 60617


For Immediate Release

August 29, 2016



Evangelical Catholic Church to relocate to Elmhurst Illinois


The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest is pleased to announce that they have signed a lease with the Masonic Lodge of Elmhurst, located at 159 West North Avenue, to relocate their Church of the Holy Family from Chicago to Elmhurst with its first Mass scheduled to be celebrated on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 1:00 PM


Holy Family Mission was first created 20 years ago in Chicago and has had provided sacramental and pastoral care for many in two decades.  Recent trends have shown that a significant number of pastorally orphaned Catholics and other neglected non-churched families and individuals from the western suburbs have come to the Evangelical Catholic Church because they have been made to feel welcomed resulting from the pastoral and sacramental reforms of the Church.  Thus, the Church and the diocese believed that the opportunity was now before them to “bring the Church closer to the people in need.”


The continuing pastoral team providing pastoral and sacramental care through the mission will be the Very Reverend Canon Peter Julian McGechie and Bishop James Alan Wilkowski.


Parish information can be found at their website


Canon Peter Julian and Bishop Wilkowski extends a open door invitation to celebrate Mass with them, beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 11th, 2016


For additional information, please contact:


William R. Morton

Director of Media and Communication