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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

June

Wednesday, June 1, 12 p.m.
JUBILEE FOR PRIESTS, DEACONS AND SEMINARIANS – MASS IN POLISH AT ST. FERDINAND PARISH
Rev. Robert Fedek, Archbishop Cupich’s Liaison to Polonia, will be the main celebrant at a special Mass in Polish for the Jubilee for Priests, Deacons and Seminarians at St. Ferdinand Parish, 3101 North Mason Avenue in Chicago, on Wednesday, June 1, at 12 p.m.  Pope Francis will celebrate the Jubilee for Priests from June 1 to 3. As a sign of communion, every Diocese is invited to take part in this celebration by planning a local version of the activities that will take place in Rome.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, June 2, 1:30 p.m.
MASS FOR FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART – THE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART FOR GIRLS & HARDEY PREP FOR BOYS
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will celebrate a Mass on the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the campus of the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls & Hardey Prep for Boys, 6250 North Sheridan Road in Chicago. Mass will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Sacred Heart Schools, Sam Sinkhorn, sam.sinkhorn@shschicago.org, 773-681-8425.

Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m.
PERMANENT DIACONATE ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain thirteen men at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, to serve parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago as permanent deacons on Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Institute of Diaconal Studies, 847-837-4563.

Sunday, June 5, 3:30 p.m.
JUBILEE FOR THE SICK AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – MASS IN POLISH AT ST. FRANCIS BORGIA PARISH
Rev. Richard Milek, Chair of Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Advisory Board and Pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, will be the main celebrant of a special Mass in Polish for the Jubilee for the Sick and Persons with Disabilities at St. Francis Borgia Parish, 8033 West Addison Street in Chicago, on Sunday, June 5, at 3:30 p.m.  Pope Francis will celebrate the Jubilee for the Sick from June 10 to 12. As a sign of communion, every Diocese is invited to take part in this celebration by planning a local version of the activities that will take place in Rome.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m.
CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES’ GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATION CEREMONY
Archbishop Cupich and Auxiliary Bishops John R. Manz and Joseph N. Perry will preside at a prayer service celebrating catechetical and youth ministries at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 North Harlem in Niles, on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. Certificates will be presented to catechists, principals and teachers in Catholic elementary schools who have completed the certification program for catechists. Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education programs in parishes and Catholic schools, and youth ministers who have completed their certification programs will also be recognized. This year, about 38 Catechetical Leaders will be certified, the highest number in recent years, as well as over 500 Catechists and Catholic school teachers. Individuals who have completed the four-year Chicago Catholic Scripture School program in either English or Spanish (Escuela Biblica) will also receive certificates of completion.  Those retiring from Catechetical Ministry will also be honored.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, 312-534-3700.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12
SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - SUMMER TRIBUTE TO OUR LADY
The second annual summer tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 N. River Rd. in Des Plaines.  The mid-year tribute will include a concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. featuring the “Siervas,” a group of Latin-American religious order sisters from Peru, who sing pop/rock and Latin infused Catholic music. This will be their first concert in the United States after performing for Pope Francis on his most recent visit to Mexico. Also, a special Mass on Sunday at 1 p.m. will be celebrated by Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda from the Archdiocese of Morelia, Mexico.  More information about the schedule can be found at www.santuarioguadalupe.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.  Ignacio Perez, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 224-830-9188.

Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, June 12
HISPANIC CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Renovación Carismática Católica Hispana (RCCH), the Hispanic Charismatic Movement of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is hosting its annual convention on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. For more information, visit www.rcch-chicago.org
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.  RCCH, 708-344-1840.

Saturday, June 11, 5 p.m.
CLOSING MASS FOR CAMPUS MINISTRY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CONFERENCE – ST. XAVIER UNIVERSITY
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate the Closing Mass for the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute Conference at St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street in Chicago, on Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. The conference is a five-day training and working institute that gathers student leaders and campus ministers from across the country as campus teams.  It is designed to produce effective leaders who work collaboratively to develop and implement successful Catholic Campus Ministry programs on college campuses, both private and public.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. 

Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.
JUBILEE CELEBRATION FOR RELIGIOUS WOMEN AND MEN
Men and women religious who are commemorating an anniversary of 25 years or more in religious life will be honored at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cupich at St. Mary Parish, 1012 Lake Street in Evanston.  
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Religious, 312-534-8333.

Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m.
100TH ANNIVERSARY MASS - ST. DOROTHY PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Jubilee Mass with parishioners of St. Dorothy Parish, 450 East 78th Street in Chicago, on Sunday, June 19, at 9 a.m., celebrating the parish’s 100th Anniversary.  
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.
SISTERS OF THE LIVING WORD 40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR CONCLUDING MASS – ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant for the Sisters of the Living Word 40th Anniversary Year Concluding Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 East Anderson Drive in Palatine, on Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Sr. Sharon Glumb, SLW, 847-577-5972.

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.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-8600.

Sunday, June 26, 12 p.m.
BLUE MASS FOR PEACE - IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH ON 44TH
Rev. Manuel Dorantes, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, 2745 West 44th Street in Chicago, will celebrate a special Blue Mass for Peace on Sunday, June 26, at 12 p.m., at the parish.  Sgt. Martin Loughney of the 9th District and CPD Officers who patrol the neighborhood surrounding Immaculate Conception Parish will join Fr. Dorantes and parishioners for a special Mass, praying for a peaceful summer.  Sgt. Loughney will do a reading. Following the Mass, officers will spend time talking with and getting to know parishioners at the Church Plaza.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Fr. Manny Dorantes, 773-523-1402.

Monday, June 27, 7 p.m.
2016 ANNUAL CATHOLIC-MUSLIM IFTAR
Archbishop Cupich will attend the 2016 Annual Catholic-Muslim Iftar on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. The Iftar will be hosted by the Zakat Foundation of America, 7421 West 100th Place in Bridgeview.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 312-534-5325.