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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

August

Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m.
MASS AT POOR CLARE MONASTERY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will celebrate Mass at the Poor Clare Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, 12210 South Will-Cook Road in Palos Park, on Sunday, August 2, at 10 a.m.  This Mass will celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula near Assisi.  
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, August 8, 3 p.m.
THEOLOGY ON TAP FINALE AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Cupich will be the speaker at the Theology on Tap Finale at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Saturday, August 8, at 3 p.m.   Most Rev. John Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mass with participants at 5:15 p.m., and Rev. Bradley Zamora, Associate Pastor of Holy Name Cathedral Parish, will be the homilist.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Young Adult Ministry, 312-534-8600.

Saturday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
NIGHTFEVER AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Holy Name Cathedral will host “Nightfever: Conquering the Night,” an evening where the Cathedral doors are open to all for adoration and prayer.  Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m., with Rev. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., as the main celebrant and homilist. Nightfever will begin following the Mass, at 9 p.m., with Night Prayer at 11:30 p.m.  For more information, visit www.nightfeverchicago.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 - 9
28TH ANNUAL POLONIA WALKING MARIAN PILGRIMAGE
The Annual Polonia Walking Marian Pilgrimage from Chicago’s south-east side to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville, Indiana, will begin on Saturday, August 8. The opening Mass will take place at 7:30 a.m., at St. Michael Parish, 8235 South Shore Drive in Chicago.  After Mass, pilgrims will begin the two-day walk to the Shrine. The Solemn Mass at the conclusion of the pilgrimage will be on Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m., at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 5755 Pennsylvania Street in Merrillville. More information is available at www.polonijnapielgrzymka.com/english and www.salvatorians.us.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m.
MASS AT VELIKA GOSPA CROATIAN FEST
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Mass during the Velika Gospa Croatian Fest at St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 South Princeton Avenue in Chicago, on Saturday, August 15, at 12 p.m.    
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, August 15, 4 p.m.
ST. MARY PARISH - 150TH ANNIVERSARY MASS
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Mass with parishioners for the 150th anniversary of St. Mary Parish, 1012 Lake Street in Evanston, on Saturday, August 15, at 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, August 16, 1 p.m.
MASS AT DON BOSCO FEST – ST. JOHN BOSCO PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Mass during the “Don Bosco Fest” at St. John Bosco Parish, 2250 North McVicker Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, August 16, at 1 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, August 16, 5 p.m.
PRAYER SERVICE AND DEDICATION OF NEW BUILDING – ST. VIATOR HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Cupich will preside over a prayer service and dedicate a new building at St. Viator High School, 1213 East Oakton Street in Arlington Heights, on Sunday, August 16, at 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, August 22, 6:30 a.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUNRISE PRAYER SERVICE AND MASS
All are invited to attend the Back to School Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass that will be held at Oakwood Beach, 41st Street and Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, beginning at 6:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 22. At the prayer service, participants will pray together for an end to violence, and the healing of families, schools and communities. These prayer services are annually organized by the Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Deacon LeRoy Gill, deacongill@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, August 22, 5 p.m.
MASS AND PICNIC IN THE PARK – ST. JOSEPH PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at the annual open-air Mass and Picnic in the Park at Sunrise Park, directly across from St. Joseph Parish, 121 East Maple Avenue in Libertyville, on Saturday, August 22, at 5 p.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, August 23, 2:15 p.m.
PALLIUM CELEBRATION
On Sunday, August 23, Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a special 2:15 p.m. Mass, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. At this Mass, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will invest Archbishop Cupich with the pallium that was blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 29. Archbishop Cupich will greet the faithful in the Cathedral following the Mass until 4:30 p.m.  All are invited to attend this celebration and no tickets are required.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
MASS AT FEAST DAY CELEBRATION OF STS. AUGUSTINE AND MONICA AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Mass celebrating the Feast Day of Saints Augustine and Monica, on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m.  This Mass will be celebrated with the Midwest Augustinians at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, August 30, 2:45 p.m.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass held at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on August 30, at 2:45 p.m.  This Mass, hosted by the Office for Marriage and Family Ministries, will celebrate couples who have been married for 50 years.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Marriage and Family Ministries, 312-534-8351.