Daybook for Media
A monthly media preview highlighting selected
events and programs of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Office of Media Relations
Saturday, May 11, 3 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY OF THE LAKE ACADEMIC CONVOCATION
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside at the Academic Convocation of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein. The Cardinal will award the Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology and the Master of Divinity to the graduates of the seminary program. He will also confer the degrees of Master of Arts in Liturgy and Master of Arts (Liturgical Studies), as well as the degrees of the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Sacred Theology on those completing programs in the Liturgical Institute, in the Pontifical Faculty and the Graduate School of Theology. In addition to the academic degrees, Cardinal George will also award certificates of studies to the graduates of the Institute for Diaconal Studies, the Institute for Lay Formation, the Institute for Ongoing Formation and the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral.
CONTACT: Fr. Thomas Baima, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, 847-566-6401.
Sunday, May 12, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
MOTHER’S DAY MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at the annual Mother’s Day Mass for Expectant Mothers, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior in Chicago. Cardinal George will give a special blessing to all mothers, including those awaiting the birth of a child. All expectant mothers will receive a silk rose and St. Gerard prayer card and medal as a keepsake. St Gerard is the patron saint of expectant mothers. All are welcome to this event, which is sponsored by The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Sunday, May 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
SPANISH MOTHER’S DAY MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant at a Mass for Expectant Mothers that will be conducted in Spanish. All mothers present will receive a blessing. A silk rose and St. Gerard prayer card and medal will also be presented to expectant mothers during these ceremonies at St. Joseph Church, 4821 South Hermitage Avenue in Chicago.
CONTACT: Respect Life Office, 312-534-5355.
Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m.
CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES AWARDS DINNER
Cardinal George and auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese will attend the annual Catechetical Awards banquet at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, where the Cardinal and Maria Sedano, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry, will present the Archdiocesan Catechetical and Youth Ministries Awards to outstanding catechists and youth ministers.
CONTACT: Regina Bajko, Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, 312-534-8039.
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION, HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Cardinal George will ordain ten men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior in Chicago.
CONTACT: Fr. Thomas Baima, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, 847-566-6401.
Saturday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
125TH ANNIVERSARY MASS AT OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass with the administrators, faculty and students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy, 720 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago, in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary.
CONTACT: Shane Staszcuk, principal, 773-525-8779.
Sunday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.
50TH ANNIVERSARY MASS AT HOLY GHOST PARISH
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass with parishioners of Holy Ghost Parish, 700 East 170th Street in South Holland, in celebration of the parish’s 50th anniversary.
CONTACT: Fr. Anthony Talarico, pastor, 708-333-7011.
Sunday, May 19, 2:15 p.m.
PERMANENT DIACONATE ORDINATION, HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Cardinal George will ordain fourteen men at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior in Chicago, to serve parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago as permanent deacons.
CONTACT: Deacon Robert Puhala, Deacon Formation Program 847-837-4563 or email@example.com.
Monday, May 20, 7 p.m.
ADULT CONFIRMATION MASS
Nearly 100 adults and children from Holy Name Parish, three surrounding parishes and the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University, will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the hands of Cardinal George, who will be assisted by Auxiliary Bishop Francis Kane and Retired Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Goedert in ceremonies at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior streets in Chicago.
CONTACT: Ann Klocke, pastoral assistant, Holy Name Cathedral, 312-787-8040.
Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.
81st ANNUAL CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT PARADE AND MEMORIAL MASS
Fr. Tom Mulcrone, Chaplain to Chicago Firefighters, will be the main celebrant at the annual memorial Mass for the Chicago Fire Department at Holy Family Church, 1100 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. The Mass is preceded by a parade of uniformed members that begins at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Roosevelt and Blue Island Avenues. Following the Mass, a roll call of all the members who have died the previous year will be read. Members will process to the front of the church for the raising of the flag, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.
CONTACT: Fr. Tom Mulcrone, chaplain to firefighters 312-738-9246.
Monday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.
MEMORIAL DAY FIELD MASSES
Cardinal George and the auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Masses at cemeteries throughout the Archdiocese on Memorial Day.
|Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I
||Holy Sepulchre, Alsip
|Most Rev. Raymond Goedert
||Mount Carmel, Hillside
|Most Rev. George Rassas
||St. Michael the Archangel, Palatine
|Most Rev. Andrew Wypych
||Resurrection Cemetery, Justice
|Most Rev. Joseph Perry
||St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove
|Most Rev. John Manz
||Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City
|Most Rev. John Gorman
||Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park
|Most Rev. Alberto Rojas
||St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park
|Most Rev. Francis Kane
||St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles
NOTE: A list of Memorial Day Field Masses in all the Parish Cemeteries will be available on the Catholic Cemeteries web site at: www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/pdf/MemorialDay2013.pdf
Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m.
DEDICATION OF ALL SAINTS RESIDENCE
Cardinal George will preside at a dedication ceremony for the new All Saints Residence, the latest affordable senior residence facility of Catholic Charities, at 11701 S. State Street in Chicago’s West Pullman community. All Saints will add 42 affordable apartments for seniors to a campus that already has 60 units at Catholic Charities’ Roseland Manor, completed in 1991. Together, the buildings will have 102 units of safe, clean and social living for seniors with very low incomes.
CONTACT: Catholic Charities Communications, 312- 655-7019.
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
PILGRIMAGE AND PRAYER VIGIL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Cardinal George will join immigrant supporters that include religious, priests and network and parish lay leaders for a pilgrimage and prayer vigil in support of immigration reform. Pilgrimage groups will leave from Old St. Patrick’s (700 West Adams Street), Notre Dame de Chicago (1334 West Flournoy) and St. Adalbert’s (1650 West 17th Street) and proceed to Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., where Cardinal George will lead the prayer vigil. Participants will carry banners, signs, and symbols from their local parishes, or a symbol of their own immigrant past, and some will wear their national ancestor's traditional costume.
CONTACT: Elena Segura 312-534-5333, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
ORDINATION TO PRIESTHOOD AND TO DIACONATE
CANONS REGULAR OF SAINT JOHN CANTIUS
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass at St. John Cantius Parish, 825 North Carpenter Street in Chicago, during which Deacon Robin Kwan will be ordained to the priesthood in the religious order of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius, and Joshua Caswell, Nathan Caswell and Kevin Mann will be ordained deacons in the order.
CONTACT: Rev. Frank Phillips, CR, pastor, 312-243-7373.