Parish Ministry in a Hispanic Community is a book written by St. Pius V's former pastor and current associate pastor, Charles W. Dahm, OP. Published in 2004 by Paulist Press, the book tells the story of St. Pius V and how the ministries and pastoral services developed during Fr. Chuck's time at the parish.
Two bus-loads of St. Pius V community members joined tens of thousands of other supporters of immigration reform at a rally in Washington, D.C., on March 21.
A NY Times article on the event can be found here.
Photos by Alma Silva, Chair of the Social Action Committee, St. Pius V
Parishioners and friends of St. Pius V took part in the May 1 march from Union Park on Chicago's west side to Daley Plaza for a rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform and an end to the separation of families through deportation.
Fr. Brendan joined other religious leaders - including Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives - at a May 12 press conference to protest impending legislation in Arizona that will lead to racial profiling and harassment of people based on physical appearance.
Please see press release below.
As part of a larger plan to continue improving our parish facilities, we took on the gathering space and play area between the two school buildings. The work crew removed the cracked and warped asphalt, installed new drainage and put down a smooth new surface.
The area is used for school dropoff and pick up, recess time, the parish street festival and other activities.
As part of an effort urging Congress to vote on and pass the Dream Act, Fr. Brendan Curran, pastor, and Raul Raymundo, parish leader and head of the Resurrection Project, participated in a November 29 press conference with mayoral candidates Miguel del Valle and Gery Chico:
Listen to two tracks from the new CD, "Reyna de los Inmigrantes." The first song features the spoken words of Fr. Brendan Curran, O.P.
St. Pius V Parish appears in a new book on the role of religion in our nation's history and current events entitled American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by David Campbell and Robert D. Putnam.
Fr. Chuck participated in an event as part of the book tour at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church on November 4. For more information see Wheatridge Ministries' website.
Fr. Brendan and other St. Pius V community members participated in a demonstration at a hearing on the Secure Communities program in the west Loop on Wednesday evening.
Several Chicago news media have focused on the interactions between police and demonstators near the hearing site. Several reporters interviewed Fr. Brendan and one of those reports is available here at WLSAM.com.