Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869


5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602

Communion and Liberation Group

Communion and Liberation (CL) is a Catholic movement of lay people, priests and religious of all ages, recognized by the Vatican in 1982. It is present in over 70 countries, and in 100 cities in the U.S., including Chicago. Our ministry is simply to offer to others the companionship of Christ that we have found through this particular charism in the Church. Regular meetings called the “school of community” are held in which we help one another, through study, discussion, and reflection, to understand how the Christian experience can be lived more fully. We understand Christianity as an event arising from an encounter with Christ, which, when followed, generates an educational path that corresponds to our deepest human needs. Our educational method is focused on human experience and the person’s need to verify the truth of the Church’s claims and promises. A group meets regularly at St. Thomas the Apostle. We also sponsor public presentations, retreats, and an annual Way of the Cross through downtown Chicago on Good Friday.

Contact: Douglass Bond, (773) 643-9153