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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

July 2014


JULY 1 MARKS THE FINAL YEAR OF THE STRATEGIC PASTORAL PLAN,
THE YEAR OF THE SACRAMENTS

Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m.
PATRIOTIC ROSARY
The St. Theresa / St. Thomas Respect Life Team is holding a Patriotic Rosary as part of the Fortnight for Freedom initiative at St. Theresa Parish, 455 North Benton in Palatine.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, 312-534-5383.

Wednesday, July 2, 5:30 p.m.
HOLY HOUR FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
St. Mary of the Angels Parish, 1850 North Hermitage Avenue in Chicago, is hosting a Holy Hour to pray for religious liberty. Mass will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Holy Hour will follow.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, 312-534-5383.

Wednesday, July 2, 7 p.m.
40 HOURS DEVOTION
Queen of the Rosary Parish, 680 Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, will hold 40 hours of devotion as part of Fortnight for Freedom. The church will remain open 24 hours for prayer and meditation until its Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass on Friday, July 4, at 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, 312-534-5383.

Thursday, July 3, 3 p.m.
FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM CELEBRATORY BAR-B-QUE
On Thursday, July 3, Chicago Catholics will celebrate the closing of Fortnight for Freedom with a Bar-B-Que at St. John Fisher Parish, 10234 South Washtenaw Avenue in Chicago, beginning at 3 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, 312-534-5383.

Friday, July 4, 9 a.m.
CLOSING MASS FOR FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM
A closing Mass for Fortnight for Freedom will be celebrated at St. Lambert Parish, 8148 Karlov Avenue in Skokie. Fortnight for Freedom is a two-week period of prayer, education and action in support of religious liberty that began on Saturday, June 21.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Peace and Justice, 312-534-5383.

Saturday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.
CATHOLIC CEMETERIES TO DEDICATE OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCULPTURE
Most Rev. John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will dedicate a new 30-foot statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe at All Saints Cemetery, 700 North River Road in Des Plaines. The artist of this granite sculpture is Gianfranco Tassara of Inspired Artisans. The sculpture is a tribute to the Virgin Mary, who appeared to Juan Diego at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City in 1531.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Catholic Cemeteries, 708-449-6100.

THEOLOGY ON TAP
Theology on Tap (TOT), a speaker and conversation series for people in their 20s and 30s, begins on July 13, 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 a list of locations and dates, visit www.yamchicago.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-9473.

Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
2014 RAMADAN IFTAR
Cardinal George will be attending the annual Iftar hosted by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and the Downtown Islamic Center. The event will take place at Monty's Elegant Banquets, 703 South York Road in Bensenville. The guest speaker this year is Professor Inamul Haq from Elmhurst College.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 312-534-5325.

Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. Mass
NIGHTFEVER AT ST. ALPHONSUS PARISH
Chicago Catholics are invited to attend Nightfever at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 West Wellington in Chicago, beginning with a Mass at 7:30 p.m. Nightfever is an international evangelization movement. Nightfever will begin at 9 p.m. after the Mass and there will be Adoration, Reconciliation, music and silence. Night prayer will begin at 11:30 p.m. More information at www.nightfeverchicago.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Vocations, 312-534-8298.

Saturday, July 19, 5 p.m.
MASS AT ST. RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH

Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass with parishioners of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, 40000 North U.S. Highway 45 in Old Mill Creek.  
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.
MYANMAR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY PARENTS DAY
Cardinal George will concelebrate Mass with Most Rev. Matthias U Shwe, Archbishop of Taunggyi, at St. Ita Parish, 1220 West Catalpa Avenue in Chicago, in celebration of Parents Day sponsored by the Myanmar Catholic Community in Chicago.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.