Emergency Appeal: Earthquake in Ecuador
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Help the Vulnerable: Urge Elected Leaders to Pass a State Budget
Every 30 seconds someone counts on Catholic Charities for help. We are now
asking for your help. Please lend your voice to advocate for the State of
Illinois to end its budget stalemate and pass a budget that cares for the poor
and most vulnerable in our communities. Catholic Charities is currently owed
more than $25 million by the State of Illinois a number that grows by at least
$2 million per month.
Please take time today to call your state elected
officials with this simple message, I am a voter in your district. I am
contacting you on behalf of the poor and vulnerable people who depend on our
state’s safety net of human services, especially the more than 1 million people
served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. If you do not know
who your state representative and senator are, please call the State Board of
Elections at (217) 782-4141 or visit
www.elections.il.gov and click on New District/ Official
Search. You can find more information and a template advocacy letter at www.CatholicCharities.net on the homepage.
Very Rev. Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Mass for Expectant Mothers at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, beginning at 12:30 p.m. At the Mass, Fr. Hicks will give a special blessing to all mothers. A silk rose, as well as a prayer card and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, will be given to all those awaiting the birth of a child.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima Mass with Bishop Wypych
Friday, May 13
Join Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, at St. Adrian Parish, 7000 South Washtenaw Avenue in Chicago, for a special Mass celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Bishop Wypych will bless new statues of the Fatima children.
16th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity
Ecumenical Sunday, May 22
Join the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in collaboration with Ecumenism Metro Chicago for the 16th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity on Ecumenical Sunday, May 22. The prayer service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn at 5 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.archchicago.org/departments/ecumenical.
Two opportunities to discover Alpha in a Catholic context on Wednesday, May 25, at St. James Parish, 820 North Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights, at 1:30 p.m., or 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.evangelizechicago.org/events.
Six Flags Great America presents the annual Catholic Family Day event! Come with your parish,
your parish group, or just with your family for an entire day to celebrate Catholic Family Day!
Mass will be held at 12 p.m. in the Wilderness Theater. For tickets, visit www.sixflags.com/greatamerica and
enter the Promo Code: ARCHCHICAGO.
Attend a workshop on the revised Order of Matrimony on Friday or Saturday, June 17 or 18, at St. Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates. The workshop is sponsored by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship. Register online at www.fdlc.org.
ECHO Chicago is a Theology of the Body Summer Camp where young adults unpack and process the themes of prayer, identity and the mission to love.
Invited are entering High School Juniors and Seniors, as well as graduating Seniors and young adults. Due to space, overall balance or male/female ratio and other factors, the camps are necessarily limited. Please visit www.RespectLifeChicago.org to get more information and to register. Everyone who applies will be considered, but not all may be accepted for this summer's camp. For more information call, 312-534-5355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want Your Parish to Experience Renewal? Looking for Greater Participation and Deeper Community? Want to Reach Young Adults? Want to See Your Parish Grow? Attend a one-day seminar with Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples.
The Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) is organized annually by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocese Social Action Directors in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Offices of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, JustFaith Ministries and the local host diocese or archdiocese. SASI offers a transformational experience that includes field immersion sites, presentations and sessions by national and local leaders connected with Chicago's frontline efforts in racial, social, criminal and economic justice.