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Most Rev. Andrew Wypych

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Most Rev. Andrew Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, is the Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate V.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Come Celebrate with Bishop Abramowicz Seminary

As Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Bishop Abramowicz Seminary, I want to personally invite everyone to the 11th Annual Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Benefit Dinner, this Sunday, September 7, at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. I ask you to support this gala event, which is very important for the Church, for the Archdiocese of Chicago and for Polonia. Purchasing tickets, sharing this invitation with your parish community, and most importantly, attending this banquet would serve as a great testimony of faith and active involvement.

Since September 1999, the Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program has annually recruited seminarians in Poland who dedicate their lives with great hope of completing their seminary formation in the Archdiocese of Chicago, first at the Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program in Chicago, then at Mundelein Seminary. Over thirty ordained alumni priests are serving among us in various parishes, committees and agencies of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the common good of God’s people.

Bishop Abramowicz Seminary would like to continue the good tradition of forming priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Chicago and for Polish ministry. This year we welcome four new students from Poland to Bishop Abramowicz Seminary. They are ready to dedicate their young lives for God and His people. However, they need our generous support to complete their seminary formation. I am very grateful for your generosity over the years in support of the seminarians from Poland.

This year, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. will be the honorable guest together with several auxiliary bishops. Mrs. Camille Kopielski will be the recipient of the Caritas Christi Award for her longtime dedication to the Bishop Abramowicz Seminary.

A limited number of tickets are still available by contacting Joan Trandel, 708-484-6513.

I look forward to meeting you and your guests on the day of the banquet. I thank you for your good will and generosity. To Our Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Loving Mother, I entrust all the intentions of the Bishop Abramowicz Seminary. I pray, through her motherly intercession, for all our Brothers in the priesthood and for numerous and holy priestly vocations in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

For further information on Bishop Abramowicz Seminary or the Annual Benefit Dinner, visit or call the Seminary at 312‐915‐0598.

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