A monthly media preview highlighting selected
events and programs of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

July

Sunday, June 26, to July 31
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Theology on Tap (TOT), a speaker and conversation series for people in their 20s and 30s, begins on June 26, providing young adults with opportunities to learn more about the Catholic faith. Participants may attend presentations at many locations throughout the Archdiocese. Presentations focus on aspects of faith and social life that are of interest to young adults including: truthful relationships, prayer styles, discerning gifts, friendships and faith in the workplace. For more locations and dates, visit www.yamchicago.org/tot. The TOT Finale will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines, on Sunday, July 31, during World Youth Day Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-8600.

Saturday, July 2, 5 p.m.
MASS FOR 50th ANNUAL JUNIOR TAMBURITZA FESTIVAL– CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will celebrate a Mass for the Croatian Fraternal Union’s 50th Annual Junior Tamburitza Festival on Saturday, July 2, at 5 p.m.  The Mass will be held at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Croatian Fraternal Union of America, Bernadette Luketich-Sikaras, 412-843-0380.

Sunday, July 10, 3:30 p.m.
SENDING MASS FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a special Sending Mass for all Chicago pilgrims traveling to Kraków for World Youth Day. The Mass will be held in the Holy Name Cathedral Courtyard, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, at 3:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-8600.

Sunday, July 10, 4 p.m.
SACRED HEART SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – SACRED HEART PARISH
Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will offer the Opening Prayer and a spiritual reflection on themes of eternal life and resurrection during a special concert at Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 West 111th Street in Palos Hills, on Sunday, July 10, at 4 p.m. The Sacred Heart Summer Music Series will feature a concert entitled "Choral Meditations on Eternal Life and the Resurrection." Under the direction of the parish’s music director, James Grzadzinski, the Sacred Heart Cantori 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 in the program is the world premiere of Grzadzinski’s choral anthem Eternal Light and Rest.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Sacred Heart Parish Music Office, 708-974-3336, ext.245.

Thursday, July 14, to Thursday, July 21
BLESSED MOTHER TERESA EXHIBIT OF LOVE AND MERCY – ST. BRIDE PARISH
A special presentation on the life and work of Blessed Mother Teresa will be held at St. Bride Parish, 7801 South Coles Avenue in Chicago, from Thursday, July 14, to Thursday, July 21. The exhibit is organized by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, and has over 75 full color panels of her life story; from her birth and her vocation story, to her work of love and mercy. A first class relic of Mother Teresa will also be on display. She will be canonized in September 2016. The exhibit is presented in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit www.st-bride.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. St. Bride Parish, 773-731-8822 ext. 102.

Sunday, July 17, to Thursday, July 21
SOCIAL ACTION SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Archdiocesan Office for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors, will host the 30th Annual Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) from July 17 to 21, at St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street in Chicago. SASI is an annual national leadership conference, designed to strengthen the Catholic response to injustice in communities through spiritual and practical formation. For the full schedule, visit www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/social-action-summer-institute.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, Joanna Arellano, 312-534-3891.

Friday, July 22, to Wednesday, August 3
BLESSED MOTHER TERESA EXHIBIT OF LOVE AND MERCY – ST. ITA PARISH
A special presentation on the life and work of Blessed Mother Teresa will be held at St. Ita Parish, 5500 North Broadway Street in Chicago, from Friday, July 22, to Wednesday, August 3. The exhibit is organized by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, and has over 75 full color panels of her life story; from her birth and her vocation story, to her work of love and mercy. A first class relic of Mother Teresa will also be on display. She will be canonized in September 2016. The exhibit is presented in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit www.saintita.org
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. St. Ita Parish, 773-561-5343.

Wednesday, July 27, 1:30 p.m.
COMMITTAL SERVICE FOR INDIGENT, UNIDENTIFIED AND FETAL BURIALS
A committal service for 35 cremated indigent remains, four unidentified deceased persons and 24 unborn will be conducted at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street in Chicago on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Lawrence J. Sullivan, Associate Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Cemeteries, will preside at the committal service. The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago assists the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office with the burial of the indigent, unidentified and fetal remains. Various funeral directors from Chicago and the suburbs, who continue to volunteer their services, will bring the remains for burial to Mount Olivet Cemetery.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. 

Wednesday, July 27, to Sunday, July 31
WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKÓW
Archbishop Cupich will travel to Kraków, Poland, to take part in World Youth Day 2016. Pope Francis will undertake an Apostolic Journey to Poland for this occasion. For more information on Pope Francis’ schedule while in Poland, visit www.krakow2016.com/en/program-en.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-8600.

Saturday, July 30, to Sunday, July 31
WORLD YOUTH DAY CHICAGO
The Archdiocesan Young Adult Ministry is organizing a local overnight event in conjunction with World Youth Day 2016, to be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines, on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 5 p.m., until Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m. This event is open to everyone, especially those unable to travel to Kraków for World Youth Day. More information can be found at www.yamchicago.org/wydchicago2016.  The Theology on Tap Finale will also be held at the Shrine on Sunday, July 31, during WYD Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Jennifer Delvaux, JDelvaux@holynamecathedral.org312-573-4434.