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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 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


Fair Trade Month


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

Christian Baptism as Practiced by Different Christian Traditions


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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Requiem Mass with Cardinal George


Cardinal George will celebrate the All Souls Day Requiem Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Sunday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. The Holy Name Cathedral Choirs with orchestra will perform Maurice Duruflé's Requiem during the Liturgy.

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Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal


The 2014 national Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal is scheduled for December 13 & 14, 2014. Information on the Fund for Religious can be found at www.retiredreligious.org.