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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

November 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2 p.m.
“CEMETERY SUNDAY” OPEN HOUSE AT 17 LOCATIONS
The public is invited to visit Catholic cemeteries around the Archdiocese of Chicago on “Cemetery Sunday” for a day of faith, visitation, gratitude and prayer. Seventeen cemeteries will sponsor an Open House that will include a Prayer Service and recitation of the Rosary beginning at 2 p.m.  Cemetery Sunday celebrates the Feast of All Souls Day, when Catholics traditionally pray in a special way for the deceased. Visit www.CatholicCemeteriesChicago.org for details and a list of the open houses.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.  Catholic Cemeteries Office, 708-449-6100.

Sunday, November 2, 5:15 p.m.
ALL SOULS DAY REQUIEM MASS AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant at the All Souls Day Requiem Mass on Sunday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. This is the day when Catholics traditionally pray in a special way for the deceased. The Cathedral Choirs with orchestra will perform Maurice Durufle’s Requiem during the liturgy.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Holy Name Cathedral, 312-787-8040.

Monday, November 10 – Thursday, November 13
UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS ANNUAL FALL GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
Cardinal George will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, for the USCCB Annual Fall Assembly, taking place from November 10 until November 13.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, November 11, 7 p.m.
MASS FOR THOSE KIDNAPED OR DISAPPEARED
St. Bede the Venerable Parish, 8200 South Kostner Avenue in Chicago, will host a special Mass for “Those Kidnaped or Disappeared” – “Los Desaparecidos y Secuestrados,” on Tuesday, November 11, at 7 p.m.  At this Mass, attendees will pray for those who have been lost, kidnaped or murdered and their families who have lost a loved one due to any form of violence.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Fr. Esequiel Sanchez, Pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, 773-884-2000.

Friday, November 14, 12 p.m.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Annual Memorial Mass for deceased bishops, priests and deacons at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Friday, November 14, at 12 p.m.  The Auxiliary Bishops, priests and permanent deacons from across the Archdiocese regularly attend this celebration that is open to the public.  Following tradition, Cardinal George will offer a Mass in memory of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin on the 17th anniversary of his death, and remember those bishops, priests and deacons who have died in the past year.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

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.

Wednesday, November 19, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
MORNING PRAYER AND EVENING PRAYER AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will preside at morning prayer with Men and Women Religious and Lay Movements on Wednesday, November 19, at 10 a.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. Archbishop Cupich will preside at evening prayer, beginning at 7 p.m., with Permanent Deacons and their wives, Deacon Candidates and their wives, Deacon Aspirants and their wives and Lay Ecclesial Ministers.
CONTACT: Office of Media Relations, 312-534-8227.