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Letter from Archbishop Cupich

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.

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Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass

Sunday, July 3

Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese, invites you to a Spanish/English Mass at 3 pm Sunday, July 3rd, at Assumption Parish, 2434 S California, Chicago.  At this Mass, we would especially like anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer to attend.  If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one in jail or prison, please come.  If you need more information, please call Deacon Pablo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070 or email Pablo at khpablop@aol.com.

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Retreat - Workshop for Widowed Men and Women

July 9 and 10
July 23 and 24
August 13 and 14

Are you or someone you know widowed? Attend a retreat and workshop at one of two locations: July 9 - 10 at St. Julie's Parish in Tinley Park or July 23 - 24 at Holy Family Parish in Inverness. For more information and to register, visit www.joyfulagain.org.

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The Sacred Heart Summer Music Series

July 10

The Sacred Heart Summer Music Series is giving a concert entitled "Choral Meditations on Eternal Life and the Resurrection" on Sunday, July 10th at 4:00 P.M. in the Church. Under the direction of the parish’s music director, James Grzadzinski of Tinley Park, the Sacred Heart Cantori (the parish’s professional schola) will present a choral program which features Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48 alongside other choral compositions by Friedell, Nestor, Gjeilo, and Stopford. Also included on the program is the world premiere of Grzadzinski’s choral anthem Eternal Light and Rest. The Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will offer the Opening Prayer as well as a spiritual reflection on themes of eternal life and resurrection. A free will offering benefits the Sacred Heart Music Department.

Sacred Heart is located at 8245 W. 111th Street in Palos Hills, Illinois. Ample free parking is available in our parking lot. With questions, please contact the Sacred Heart Music Office at (708) 974-3336 X245.

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Blessed Mother Teresa Exhibit of Love and Mercy

July 14 to 21

A special presentation on life and work of Mother Teresa is coming to Saint Bride’s parish in South Shore. This amazing exhibit, brought to the Archdiocese by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order of Sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, has over 75 full color panels of her life story; from her birth and her vocation story, to her amazing work of love and mercy. A first class relic of Mother Teresa will also be on display. Come and explore this woman of God’s life and ministry as the Church prepares for her canonization in September 2016. The exhibit is in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit the Saint Bride’s parish website at www.st-bride.org.

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30th Annual Social Action Summer Institute

July 17 to 21

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.

SASI's theme this year is: "Who is My Neighbor? Discipleship in the Year of Mercy." The Institute will take place July 17-21 at St. Xavier University in Chicago. For more information, visit www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/social-action-summer-institute.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

August 12-14
October 7-9

Couples who make Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy and romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger and healthier. For more information, please contact Luis and Lisa Tamez at (630) 802-1147 or tinylt@aol.com.

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Golden Wedding Anniversary 2016

Sunday, September 18

The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass for 2016 will take place at Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, September 18, at 2:45 p.m. For more information and resources, please visit www.familyministries.org/resources/index.asp?c_id=72&t_id=3 or call 312-534-8351.

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Noche de Gala 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

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Lifelong Faith Formation Classes

Lifelong Faith Formation classes are now available through the Archdiocese Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry. These classes, which include a program for training catechists, extend the opportunity to be a part of the formation of the next generation of Chicago Catholics to every member of the Archdiocese.  Whether you want to take a full course of study toward certification as a catechist, or simply participate in select classes to enrich your faith, these classes from the Archdiocese are an exciting new resource. All classes are online, so they fit into your everyday schedule, and affordable as some courses are available for only $14. You can complete the classes at your own pace and in your home. Topics include Scripture, John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Church History and much more. For a full listing of courses and prices please visit www.formedcatholiconline.com/home.aspx?pagename=faith.

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