Mission

Our goal is to assist every Archdiocesan organization, whether an agency, department, parish or school, to realize the best results when using technology.

We recognize that technology can be very challenging and we are here to help to the degree that our resources allow. Whatever your need or concern, we are committed to assisting you to get the most from your technology investment or project.  Please call us so that we may work with you. 

Progress is continuing on Archdiocesan-wide initiatives and we want to work together to insure that your plans and ours are complementary and would not limit your future participation or be more costly than required.

We offer technical consultation, training, job aids, technology recommendations and standards, guidance with troubleshooting, project services, procurement advice and other assistance.  If you need on-site services that we may not provide—like installation or repair services—we will work with you over the phone to resolve the problem or refer you to a service provider.

Overview

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) assists with IT services, consultation, vision and leadership, and works to plan, develop, implement and support technology with functional users and organizations who hope to enable their operational or ministerial initiatives through the use of technology.  We work with Pastoral Center agencies, departments, parishes and schools (as resources permit).

OIT operates and supports the Pastoral Center local area and wide area networks linking Pastoral Center agencies, locations and users.  OIT provides the systems and applications used by Pastoral Center staff. Additionally, OIT operates and administers the Archdiocese of Chicago E-mail system with users in agencies, parishes and schools.  OIT also hosts many of the official web sites of organizations within the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Our responsibilities include reliably operating and supporting the technology and applications infrastructure providing the production capabilities.  Functions also include providing IT direction, guidelines, alignment, and support for the overall mission on an Archdiocesan-wide basis, developing and maintaining strategic relationships and partnerships to leverage opportunities, assisting with networking, computer applications and training, hardware/software support, and technology purchases.

Staff/Contact Info

Application Services

Gang Chen

Title:  Manager - Application Services
Phone:  (312) 534-8331

Technical Services

Aaron Finnemore

Title:  Manager, Technical Services
Phone:  312-534-5249