Holy Name Cathedral
Throughout its history, Holy Name Cathedral parish has been an integral part of both the city of Chicago and its community of faithful. At the time of the Chicago Fire, the parish had 2,300 registered families, many of them Irish immigrants, many left homeless by the fire. Today's parish ministers to a community of well over 5,000 households, with a full range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
In addition to the thousands of parishioners, Holy Name Cathedral welcomes many more thousands of visitors every year, from all over the globe. The Cathedral parish ministers to parishioners and visitors alike, taking quite literally Christ's commandment to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and give rest to the weary. Holy Name remains as it always has - the place where Chicago goes to pray.
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