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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

January

Friday, January 30, 7 p.m.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – LOYOLA ACADEMY VS. ST. IGNATIUS
Archbishop Cupich will join students and families at Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue in Wilmette, on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m., when the Ramblers basketball team takes on the Wolfpack of St. Ignatius College Prep High School from Chicago’s near west side. The Archbishop will say the opening prayer prior to tip-off, and then sit with the Ramblers for the first-half and the Wolfpack for the second-half.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Loyola Academy, 847-920-2405.

February

Sunday, February 1, 10 a.m.
MASS CELEBRATING FEAST OF ST. BRIGID OF KILDARE WITH ARCHBISHOP CUPICH AT ST. BRIDE PARISH
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at Sunday Mass celebrating the Patronal Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare at St. Bride Parish, 7811 South Coles Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, February 1, at 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL - ST. RITA VS. MARIST
Continuing the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Archbishop Cupich will join students and families at Marist High School, 4200 West 115th Street in Chicago, on Tuesday, February 3, at 7 p.m., when the RedHawks take on the Mustangs of St. Rita High School from Chicago’s southwest side. The Archbishop will say the opening prayer prior to tip-off, and then sit with the RedHawks for the first half and the Mustangs for the second half.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Patti Arvesen, Marist High School, 773-881-5311.

Wednesday, February 4, 12 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS - CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON
Archbishop Cupich will deliver the Keynote Address at the City Club of Chicago Public Policy Luncheon on Wednesday, February 4, at 12 p.m., at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, February 7, 5 p.m. Mass
ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF CONSECRATED LIFE AT ST. JOHN BREBEUF PARISH
As part of the Year of Consecrated Life declared by Pope Francis, the Archdiocesan Office for Religious will celebrate Consecrated Life Day on Saturday, February 7. On this day, men and women religious, consecrated virgins, consecrated members of lay movements, individuals in training for priesthood and religious life and young adults in the Archdiocese of Chicago will be celebrated at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 North Harlem Avenue in Niles.  Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Parish Mass, beginning at 5 p.m.  For more information, visit www.officeforreligious.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Religious, 312-534-8333.

Tuesday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.
DEDICATION OF NEW CATHOLIC CHARITIES RESIDENCE – OUR LADY GATE OF HEAVEN
Archbishop Cupich will dedicate a new Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago residence for low-income seniors at Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish, 2260 East 99th Street in Chicago, on Tuesday, February 10, at 10:30 a.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Kristine Kappel, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 312-655-7019.

Tuesday, February 10, 4:30 p.m.
OPENING REMARKS AT LAUNCH EVENT FOR NEW INITIATIVE AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO INSTITUTE OF PASTORAL STUDIES
Archbishop Cupich will deliver the opening remarks at the Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies’ Launch Event for their new concentration: Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree with a Concentration in Digital Communication. The event will take place in Beane Hall at Loyola University Chicago Lewis Tower, 820 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on Tuesday, February 10, at 4:30 p.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Gosia Czelusniak, Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies, 312-915-7400.

Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 a.m.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS WITH ARCHBISHOP CUPICH – ST. PETER’S IN THE LOOP
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 West Madison Street in Chicago, at 7:30 a.m.  Following the Mass, Archbishop Cupich will participate in the distribution of ashes.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS WITH ARCHBISHOP CUPICH – CALVERT HOUSE
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with university students at Calvert House beginning at 6 p.m., in the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago. Calvert House is the Catholic Center at the University of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, February 21, 4 p.m. Mass
PARISH LEADERSHIP DAY 2015
Archbishop Cupich will participate in his first Parish Leadership Day to be held at Marist High School, 4200 West 115th Street in Chicago. The day will include over 100 workshops on issues pertaining to parish life for interested parishioners, lay leaders, priests, religious and parish staffs. Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at the Closing Mass at 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Parish Life and Formation, 312-534-5296.

Saturday, February 21, 9 a.m.
CHICAGO CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE “CALLED TO BE HOLY”
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the 11 a.m. Mass for the Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate Men’s Conference entitled “Called to be Holy”. The keynote speaker will be Fr. Burke Masters, Vocation Director at the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois. The Master of Ceremonies will be Peter Palanca, Executive Vice President and COO of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities. The conference will take place at Seton Academy, 16100 Seton Drive in South Holland. For more information, visit cmcsarchchicago.wordpress.com/activities.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Catholic Men Chicago Southland, 708-374-7729.

Noon, Friday, February 27 – Noon, Saturday, February 28
FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS: 24 LOCATIONS IN 24 HOURS
Beginning at noon on Friday, February 27, until noon on Saturday, February 28, the Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated for 24 hours at 24 different locations around the Archdiocese.  Parishes unable to stay open for 24 hours will have their own way to join in the Festival of Forgiveness. For a full list of parishes and more information, visit www.archchicago.org.  
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.