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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

April

Tuesday, April 7, 6:15 p.m.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION AWARDS BANQUET
Archbishop Cupich will attend an Awards Reception and Dinner with the National Catholic Educational Association at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, April 7, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Vito DeFrisco, Principal of St. Hubert Catholic School in Hoffman Estates, is being awarded the 2015 NCEA Elementary Schools Department Distinguished Principal Award.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, April 9, 12 p.m.
CONVOCATION WITH LEADERSHIP OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES OF MEN AND WOMEN
Archbishop Cupich will attend a Convocation with Leadership of Religious Communities of Men and Women at St. Giles Parish, 1025 Columbian Avenue in Oak Park. Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Mass with participants at 12 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Religious, 312-534-8333.

Saturday, April 11, 6 p.m.
CASA JESUS RECEPTION AND DINNER
Archbishop Cupich will attend the Annual Awards and Fundraiser for Casa Jesus at the Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place in Chicago. Casa Jesus is a place of discernment for Spanish-speaking Latinos interested in the priesthood that provides them with the opportunity for English studies, spiritual growth and learning about another culture.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Casa Jesus, 312-640-1065.

Wednesday, April 15, 5:15 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF MUNDELEIN SEMINARY
Archbishop Cupich will attend and deliver brief remarks at the Celebration of Mundelein Seminary on Wednesday, April 15, at 5:15 p.m., at the Sheraton Chicago, 301 East North Water Street in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m.
MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE BURIALS AT MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY

Msgr. Patrick J. Pollard, CCCE, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will preside at a committal service on Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m., for approximately 72 fetal remains from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Catholic Cemeteries, 708-449-6100.

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
THE HEALING JOURNEY
A panel discussion entitled, “The Healing Journey,” will take place at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, 7033 North Moselle Avenue in Chicago, on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Three panelists will discuss the difficult issues of childhood sexual abuse, how it has affected the church and how healing can be realized in our society.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Assistance Ministry, 312-534-8267.

Friday, April 17, 10:30 a.m.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE PRAYER SERVICE
There will be a prayer service held at the Healing Garden at Holy Family Parish, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. As a symbol of child abuse prevention, pinwheels will be planted in the garden.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Assistance Ministry, 312-534-8267.

Saturday, April 18, 4:30 p.m.
FOURTH ANNUAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MASS
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate the Fourth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Mass at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, 7033 North Moselle Avenue in Chicago, on Saturday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Assistance Ministry, 312-534-8267.

Tuesday, April 21, Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23.
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES AND PUBLIC VISITATION FOR CARDINAL GEORGE
The schedule of services and public visitation for Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, 1937-2015, can be found on the Archdiocesan website, www.archchicago.org/passing-of-francis-cardinal-george/schedule
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, April 30, 4 p.m.
LUMEN CHRISTI INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS AND CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT
Archbishop Cupich will deliver Opening Remarks at the Lumen Christie Institute’s Seventh Annual Conference on Economics and Catholic Social Thought at the University of Chicago International House, 1414 East 59th Street in Chicago, on Thursday, April 30, at 4 p.m. The topic of this year’s conference is “The Family in the Changing Economy”.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. The Lumen Christie Institute, Ursula Pawlowski, 860-307-7355.