Category: Religion

After Suicides, Proviso Clergy Open Churches As Safe Spots For Youths

Friday, May 24, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Bishop Dr. Reginald Saffo, the head of PTMAN, during a community event several years ago. Recently, the group has offered to open its doors to young people over the summer. | File

The ministers in Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network are responding to what may legitimately be called a mental health crisis among our youth by establishing what they’re calling Safe Spots for young people this summer at several church throughout Proviso Township.

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PTMAN Expands Summer Youth Work Program To Forest Park

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Rev. Albert Johnson leading an oritentation for PTMAN’s summer youth employment program at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside in 2017. | File

In 2015, Bishop Reginald Saffo, chairman of the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) and pastor of United Faith M.B. Church in Maywood, saw that many of the youth in Proviso Township lacked direction in life and were even getting into crime.

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Chicago Archdiocese To Consolidate Proviso Township Parishes

Saturday, January 19, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Parishioners at St. Eulalia Parish in Maywood. | Courtesy St. Eulalia

In a statement released Jan. 18, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that as part of its Renew My Church initiative, four parishes in Proviso Township will be consolidated, with one facing closure within a year.

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