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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

June

Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m.
JESUS IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO 2015
A Young Adult Ministry Eucharistic Procession, Jesus in the Streets of Chicago, will take place in downtown Chicago on Saturday, June 6, from 4 p.m., until 6:30 p.m., beginning at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 West Madison Street in Chicago. The procession, with the Blessed Sacrament, will move to Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street, Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue and DePaul University’s Downtown Campus at State Street and Jackson Boulevard. Each stop will include a Gospel reading, a reflection on a Eucharistic Miracle and a prayer delivered in English, Polish or Spanish. The procession will return to St. Peter’s for a concluding prayer. For more information, visit www.yamchicago.org/events/eucharistic-procession/
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry Office, 312-466-9473.

Saturday, June 6 to Sunday, June 7
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 6 and Sunday, June 7, 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.

Monday, June 8, 8:30 a.m.
BISHOP SULLIVAN MEMORIAL LECTURE AT CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION 2015 ASSEMBLY
Archbishop Cupich will deliver the Annual Bishop Sullivan Memorial Lecture at the 2015 Catholic Health Assembly on Monday, June 8, at 8:30 a.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, June 10 to Thursday, June 11
UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS – SPRING MEETING
Archbishop Cupich will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring General Assembly.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. 

Friday, June 12, 12:10 p.m.
SEALING OF THE HOLY DOOR FOR THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
Archbishop Cupich will preside at a special ceremony closing a set of doors at Holy Name Cathedral after the Communion service during the 12:10 p.m. Mass. Participants at the Mass will be asked to process outside where the Archbishop will say a prayer of blessing.  The Mass will conclude with the Final Blessing given from the steps. The doors will remain locked for six-months until the Holy Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, June 14
CATHOLIC FAMILY DAY AT SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Catholic families from around the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the close of the Year of the Sacraments and the Strategic Pastoral Plan by spending the day at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee. The day will begin with at Mass at 10 a.m., celebrated by Very Rev. Ronald Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, in the Grand Music Hall before the park opens at 10:30 a.m. More information can be found on the Family Ministries website: www.familyministries.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, June 14, 1:30 p.m.
HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL COURTYARD BLESSING AND DEDICATION
Archbishop Cupich will join parishioners of Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, for a blessing of the new courtyard on Sunday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m., following the 12:30 p.m. Mass.  
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, June 15, 7 p.m.
REV. ROBERT E. McLAUGHLIN FAITH FOUNDATION AWARD
Archbishop Cupich will receive the Rev. Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Award on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m., at the Park Ridge Country Club, 636 Prospect Street in Park Ridge. The Rev. Robert E. McLaughlin Faith Foundation Award is presented to an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the lives of young people.   
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES’ GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATION CEREMONY
A Mass celebrating catechetical and youth ministries will take place at St. Linus Parish, 10300 South Lawler Avenue in Oak Lawn, on Tuesday, June 23, 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. 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.   
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, 312-534-3700.

Monday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. UTC+2:00 / 2:30 a.m. CDT
Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul - Holy Mass
Archbishop Cupich will join newly appointed archbishops from around the world for a special Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, on Monday, June 29, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. During this Mass, the archbishops will concelebrate with the Pope and will be present for the blessing of the palliums, a symbol of their participation in papal authority. The pallium will be presented to Archbishop Cupich, which he will carry home to Chicago, and on Sunday, August 23, Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will impose the pallium on the Archbishop's shoulders.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.