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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

October 2014

Friday, October 3, 6 p.m.
NOCHE DE GALA
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will be in attendance at the 16th Annual Hispanic Ministry Noche de Gala on Friday, October 3, at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles. The evening will celebrate leadership in Hispanic Ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.
MASS OF ATONEMENT AND HOPE
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at the Mass of Atonement and Hope to pray for the ongoing healing required for child and youth sexual abuse survivors, their families, the Church, society and for continued vigilance toward the protection of children and youth. Mass will take place at Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago, immediately adjacent to the Healing Garden.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Assistance Ministry, 312-534-8267.

Sunday, October 5, 11:30 a.m.
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. MARY OF THE ANNUNCIATION CHURCH
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 West Erhart Road in Mundelein, on October 5, at 11:30 a.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, October 5, 12 p.m.
CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF FATHER AUGUSTUS TOLTON GALA BENEFIT FUNDRAISER
A Gala Benefit Fundraiser for the Cause for Sainthood of Father Augustus Tolton will take place at the Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, on Sunday, October 5, beginning at 12 p.m. The gala is sponsored by the Father Tolton Guild, the Office of Bishop Joseph N. Perry and the Office for Black Catholics and will include a reception and silent auction.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Vicariate VI Office, 708-336-2474.

Tuesday, October 7, 5:15 p.m.
CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD OF CHICAGO ANNUAL RED MASS – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at the Annual Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, traditionally known as the “Red Mass,” on Tuesday, October 7, at 5:15 p.m.  This Mass is sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild and will be held at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, October 10, 2 p.m.
MASS AND DEDICATION OF FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE GYM AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL, YAKIMA, WA
Cardinal George will be the celebrant at a Mass with students from La Salle High School in Yakima, Washington, on Friday, October 10, at 2 p.m.  At this Mass, Cardinal George will dedicate the high school’s new gymnasium named in the Cardinal’s honor, Francis Cardinal George Gym.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, October 15, 1 p.m.
BLESSING & SEND-OFF OF STUFFED ANIMAL DONATIONS TO NEW YORK FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN
Most Rev. John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will preside over a blessing and send-off ceremony of over 1,300 stuffed animals that were donated for Central American unaccompanied children. This ceremony is being organized by the Archdiocesan Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, in collaboration with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The stuffed animals will be loaded onto a Catholic Charities truck and transported to the Children’s Village, an affiliate of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. The blessing and send-off will take place at the Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 South Lake Park Avenue in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, 312-534-8105.

Friday and Saturday, October 17 – 18
CHICAGO CATECHETICAL CONFERENCE
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass at the Annual Chicago Catechetical Conference on Saturday, October 18, at 8 a.m.  The two-day conference begins on October 17 at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. This annual conference brings together teachers, catechists and catechetical leaders to share, pray and network with one another. This year’s theme is “The Harvest is Abundant: Go!”
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, 312-534-3700.

Sunday, October 19, 9 a.m.
DEDICATION OF ST. JOHN PAUL II CHAPEL – MUNDELEIN SEMINARY
Cardinal George will dedicate the new St. John Paul II Chapel for the Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein, on Sunday, October 19, at 9 a.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. St. Mary of the Lake University / Mundelein Seminary, 847-566-6401.

Friday, October 24, 5 p.m.
PRAYER VIGIL & MASS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will preside at a Prayer Vigil and Mass for Immigration Reform and Unaccompanied Children on Friday, October 24. The Prayer Vigil will begin at 5 p.m. at Federal Plaza, 230 South Dearborn Street in Chicago. Following the vigil, participants will process to St. Peter's in the Loop, 110 West Madison Street in Chicago, for a Mass beginning at 6 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, 312-534-8105.

Friday, October 24, 6 p.m.
HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL GALA
Cardinal George will attend the annual Holy Name Cathedral Gala fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place in Chicago, on Friday, October 24. This year attendees will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gallery Organ. Funds raised at this annual Gala help continue and expand programs and ministries that are vital to the Cathedral parish community and people in need.
CONTACT: Office of Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Holy Name Cathedral, 312-573-4412

Sunday, October 26, 2:30 p.m.
2014 ARCHDIOCESAN AWARDS CEREMONY AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Cardinal George will present the Christifideles Awards to parishioners from across the Archdiocese for their exemplary ministry in their parishes, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on October 26, at 2:30 p.m.  147 Archdiocesan parishes are participating in this year’s awards ceremony, with 213 honorees in total.  Six individuals, one from each of the vicariates of the Archdiocese, will receive the Bishop Quarter Award for outstanding ministry.
CONTACT: Office of Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

November 2014

Monday, November 17, 7 p.m.
LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH RITE OF RECEPTION OF ARCHBISHOP CUPICH

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be received into the Cathedral on Monday, November 17, during a Liturgy of the Word with Rite of Reception. Beginning at 7 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, Cardinal George will celebrate the Liturgy and Archbishop Cupich will preach. Archbishop Cupich will also greet civic, interfaith, and various Archdiocesan representatives including priests, councils, religious and others.
CONTACT: Office of Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, November 18, 2 p.m.
INSTALLATION MASS OF ARCHBISHOP CUPICH AS THE NINTH ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be installed as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago at a Mass on Tuesday, November 18, at 2 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. At this Mass the Apostolic Mandate from Pope Francis will be publically read and presented, which appoints Archbishop Cupich as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago.
CONTACT: Office of Media Relations, 312-534-8227.