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

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September

Thursday, September 1, 9:15 a.m.
MASS FOR 60th ANNIVERSARY OF SCHOOL OPENING – MOTHER MCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will celebrate the opening school Mass at 9:30 a.m., with students and faculty of Mother McAuley High School, 3737 West 99th Street in Chicago, on Thursday, September 1, in celebration of their 60th anniversary of educating young women.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, September 2, 11:15 a.m.
MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – MUNDELEIN SEMINARY
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein, on Friday, September 2, at 11:15 a.m. During this Mass, twenty-three men will declare candidacy for priesthood.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 847-970-4866.

Sunday, September 4, 3 p.m.
MASS TO CELEBRATE CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA – ST. JOHN CANTIUS PARISH
A Mass in honor of the canonization and feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa will be celebrated at St. John Cantius Parish, 825 North Carpenter Street in Chicago, on Sunday, September 4, at 3 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Missionaries of Charity, 773-847-8771.

Monday, September 5, 9:30 a.m.
MASS TO CELEBRATE CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA – ST. MALACHY + PRECIOUS BLOOD PARISH
On Monday, September 5, the eve of the 19th death anniversary of Mother Teresa, a special Mass in honor of her canonization and feast day will be celebrated at St. Malachy + Precious Blood Parish, 2248 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago, at 9:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Missionaries of Charity, 773-847-8771.

Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m.
PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral, will preside and preach at a Taize prayer vigil for peace at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. Taize is a style of musical prayer in which a simple phrase, usually from the psalms or scripture is sung over and over again to lead participants into prayer. This Vigil for Peace is being offered to continue the prayers for those in need and to offer support to the many families who have been impacted by violence in the Chicago area.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Rev. Bradley Zamora, Holy Name Cathedral, 312-787-8040.

Saturday, September 10, 5 p.m.
SPECIAL MASS IN HONOR OF FIRST RESPONDERS – ST. FRANCIS BORGIA PARISH
A special Mass in honor of first responders on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be celebrated at St. Francis Borgia Parish, 8033 West Addison Street in Chicago, on Saturday, September 10, at 5 p.m. The Presentation of Colors and National Anthem will begin the celebration.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.
SPECIAL MASS IN HONOR OF FIRST RESPONDERS – ST. MARY OF THE WOODS PARISH
A special Mass in honor of first responders on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, 7033 North Moselle Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, September 11, at 10:30 a.m. The Presentation of Colors and National Anthem will begin the celebration and special patron saint medallions will be blessed and distributed to first responders.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 11, 11 a.m.
SPECIAL MASS IN HONOR OF FIRST RESPONDERS – ST. CLETUS PARISH
A special outdoor Mass in honor of first responders on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be celebrated at St. Cletus Parish, 600 West 55th Street in La Grange, on Sunday, September 11, at 11 a.m.  St. Cletus Parish will give thanks and prayers to all active and retired police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 11, 11 a.m.
MISERICORDIA FAMILY FEST
The 36th Annual Misericordia Family Fest will be held at Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, September 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day will be filled with food, games and fun for the whole family.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Misericordia, Heart of Mercy, 773-973-6300.

Sunday, September 11, 3 p.m.
100th ANNIVERSARY MASS – ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a 100th Anniversary Mass with parishioners of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, 3721 West 62nd Street in Chicago, on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m.
90th ANNIVERSARY MASS AND SOCIAL CELEBRATION – ST. CORNELIUS PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Mass with parishioners of St. Cornelius Parish, 5205 North Lieb Avenue in Chicago, in honor of the 90th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in the church. The celebration will take place on Sunday, September 18, at 11 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 18, 12 p.m.
90th ANNIVERSARY MASS – ST. BEATRICE PARISH
Most Rev. Francis Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mass with parishioners of St. Beatrice Parish, 9701 West Irving Park Road in Schiller Park, in honor of the 90th anniversary of the parish. The celebration will take place on Sunday, September 18, at 12 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, September 18, 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 Sunday, September 18, at 2:45 p.m. This Mass will celebrate couples who have been married for 50 years.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY – SEMINARY SALUTES DINNER
Archbishop Cupich will attend the annual St. Joseph Seminary - Seminary Salutes Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m., at the IUOE, Local 399 Union Hall, 2260 South Grove Street in Chicago. At the awards dinner, Archbishop Cupich will present three individuals with the Rerum Novarum Award. On this evening, the Seminary recognizes Catholics who bring their faith to Labor, Business and Government.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Dawn Zamora, St. Joseph College Seminary, 773-973-9720.

Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.
DAY OF REFLECTION FOR NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS – OUR LADY OF SORROWS BASILICA
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and Vice President of the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC), and Rev. Michael Trail, Delegate Convener to the Congress, will preach during the Day of Reflection for the NBCC on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3111 West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. As a preparation for next summer’s National Black Catholic Congress to be held in Orlando, Florida, every diocese in the United States has been asked to hold a day of reflection to help think about the unique needs and concerns of Black Catholics.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Rev. David Jones, Black Catholic Initiative, 312-577-0475.

Sunday, September 25, 12:30 p.m.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonization of Mother Teresa at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Sunday, September 25, at 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, September 30, 6:30 p.m.
NOCHE DE GALA
The 18th Annual Hispanic Ministry Noche de Gala will be held on Friday, September 30, at the Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will celebrate leadership in Hispanic Ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.