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COMING IN 2012!

50TH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN IRELAND - June 10-17
Chicago Archdiocesan Pilgrimage Schedule for June 6-19
The official Chicago Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is scheduled for June 6-19, 2012. Fr. Jim O'Brien has been appointed by Cardinal George to lead the Chicago delegation. He has planned an itinerary that will take full advantage of the IEC program as well as giving participants a variety of wonderful sightseeing opportunities. Tour participants will visit the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare and the Shrine at Knock in County Mayo before arriving in Dublin for the IEC opening ceremonies on June 10. The tour includes admission to each day of the Conference, including the closing ceremonies at Croke Park on June 17. There will also be sightseeing activities during the week, including a day trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland.
CONTACT: For details about this exciting program, please contact our pilgrimage provider, Trans World Travel, at 847-432-2400. Visit the Official Eucharistic Congress Webstie: http://www.iec2012.ie/

February 2012

Sunday, February 4, 3 to 5 p.m.
MASS AND CHOIR OF 1000 VOICES
A Mass featuring a Choir of 1000 Voices made up of singers ages 9-18 from high school, middle school and parish choirs, celebrating the end of Catholic Schools Week, will be celebrated by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago beginning at 3 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. This event is sponsored by the Archdiocese’s Office for Catholic Schools and the American Federation Pueri Cantores.
CONTACT: visit www.pcchoirs.org/choir-of-1000-voices.html for full details.

Saturday, February 18
PARISH LEADERSHIP DAY
The Archdiocesan Office for Councils and Christ Renews His Parish will present its 2012 Parish Leadership at Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue, in north suburban Wilmette. This event has been blending faith, knowledge and skills to transform parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1984. It will feature keynote addresses by renowned speakers; opportunities for participants to dialogue with Cardinal Francis George; more than 90 workshops presented in English, Spanish and/or Polish by qualified, experienced presenters in the areas of leader formation, spiritual life, parish life, human concerns and education; exhibits by Archdiocesan agencies, groups outside the archdiocese, and merchants; lunch conversation with Cardinal George; and a closing liturgy celebrated by Cardinal George with a special homilist.
CONTACT: Rita Kattner, Executive Director of the Office for Councils/Christ Renews His Parish, at (312) 534-8364.

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