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Guidance from Illinois Bishops for 2014 Election

Catholic Conference of Illinois

The Illinois bishops offer a few words of guidance ahead of the November 4 general election. For more information, visit www.ilcatholic.org/illinois-bishops-offer-guidance-on-2014-election/.

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National 54-Day Rosary Novena for Peace
and the Family

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary and the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate is launching a National 54-day Rosary Novena for Peace and the Family with a special focus on marriage, human life and religious freedom.

Information about the National Rosary Novena can be found at: www.rosaryea.org/index.php/hearts-united-programs/54-day-novena

Inclusion Awareness Day

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Respect Life Month

October

October is Respect Life Month and Respect Life Sunday is October 5. This year’s theme is: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.”

Cardinal’s Letter

Intercessions

Fair Trade Month

October

October is Fair Trade Month and it is a time for promoting and learning about global solidarity and what you can do through Fair Trade. Visit the Office for Peace and Justice website, www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/fair-trade, for upcoming events and resources.

Fair Trade Reflection Calendar

Resources for Parishes and Schools

World Mission Sunday

OCTOBER 18 - 19

This special collection is taken up under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to support the Church's mission work throughout the world. We are called to be missionaries through prayer, Eucharist and giving generously. This collection is supports the life-giving ministry of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,150 mission dioceses. For bulletin articles, the Cardinal's Letter and images for the bulletin, visit: WeAreMissionary.org.

Message of Pope Francis
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Christ Renews His Parish Inquiry Nights

October 20, 21, 27

Christ Renews His Parish is a renewal weekend organized for men or women of heart, thoughtfulness and humor where participants hear from fellow parishioners sharing stories of change, challenge, impact, doubt, transitions, instincts for faith and where they are with the movement of God in their lives. For more information, attend any one of the upcoming Inquiry Nights: - Monday, October 20, St. Barnabas Parish in Chicago, 7 p.m. - Tuesday, October 21, Cardinal Meyer Center in Chicago, 7 p.m. - Monday, October 27, St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville, 7 p.m.

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Heaven Cries for Our Children

Friday, October 24

Attend a Prayer Vigil and Mass for immigration reform and unaccompanied children on Friday, October 24, at 5 p.m. Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio, will lead the Prayer Vigil at Federal Plaza, 230 South Dearborn Street in Chicago. Participants will then process to St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 West Madison Street in Chicago, for a Mass that will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigrant Education at 312-534-5333 or visit www.catholicsandimmigrants.org.

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Christian Baptism as Practiced by Different Christian Traditions

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

Join the Office for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs for an ecumenical parish-to-parish community building event at Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on Saturday, October 25, at 9 a.m. Tour Eastern Orthodox and Protestant Churches to explore Baptismal traditions and celebrate how our common Baptism in Christ unites us.

For more information, contact the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at eia@archchicago.org or by calling 312-534-5325.

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