CARDINAL GEORGE TO LEAD PRAYER SERVICE AT CONCLUSION OF PILSEN NEIGHBORHOOD VIA CRUCIS
Parishes around the Archdiocese of Chicago to celebrate Living Way of the Cross
CHICAGO (March 23, 2005) - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., will lead a prayer service beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., following the conclusion of the Vía Crucis (Living Way of the Cross) that will be enacted through the Pilsen neighborhood.
Participants of this live reenactment of the Stations of the Cross will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 18th and Union, at Providence of God parish, processing along 18th Street. The participants will stop for the Crucifixion in Harrison Park, 18th and Damen, before proceeding to St. Adalbert.
In addition to the Vía Crucis celebration in the Pilsen neighborhood, the following is a short sample of parishes offering the dramatization on Good Friday.
NORTH - WAUKEGAN
Location: Holy Family, 450 Keller Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085
On church grounds
Contact: Manuel Dorantes
NORTHWEST – DES PLAINES
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: El Cerrito del Tepeyac - an outdoor shrine dedicated to Our Lady of
Guadalupe. Located behind Maryville, City of Youth
1150 N. River Rd., Des Plaines
Contact: Joaquin Martinez
CHICAGO - NORTH –– ROGERS PARK
Location: St. Jerome, 1709 W. Luna Ave., Chicago
Church parking lot on Morse and Paulina
CHICAGO – NORTH – UPTOWN
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, 4640 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago
Procession will begin on the corner of Ashland and Leland
Contact: Alex Sanchez, 773.742.5824
CHICAGO – WEST – LITTLE VILLAGE
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: St. Agnes of Bohemia, 2651 S. Central Park Avenue, Chicago
The procession will take participants throughout the Little Village
Community. North on Central Park to 25 th St; West on 25 th to Springfield; South on Springfield to 30 th; East on 30 th to Spaulding; North on Spaulding to 27 th; West on 27 th to Central Park.
Contact: Livier Salazar, 773.522.0172
CHICAGO - SOUTHWEST
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Clare of Montefalco, 2640 W. 55th St., Chicago
Procession will begin in church parking lot
with the crucifixion at Senka Park. Parishioners from St. Gall will also join in on the celebration.
West - SUBURBS
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: St. Anthony of Padua, 1510 S. 49 th Ct., Cicero
Contact: Hugo Vargas, 708.652.0231
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: St. Charles Borromeo
Casa Italia, 3800 Division St., Melrose Park
Contacts: Daniel Ramirez or Gustavo Jiménez, 708.343.7646
Organized by the Young Adult Group: Unidos en Cristo
CHICAGO – SOUTH
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception, 2944 E. 88 th ,Chicago
Procession will being in the parking lot and proceed to Mary Magdelene
Parish located on 84 th and Marquette.
Contact: Anita González, 773.768.5662
Padre Jesús Puentes, 773.734.0776