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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Hispanic Ministry Formation Facility

Chicago, IL (March 13, 2007)Casa Jesús, a house of discernment for Hispanic candidates interested in becoming priests, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, March 24, at the Skylite West Banquet Hall, 7117 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn. Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will be in attendance at the reception, dinner and awards presentation that begins at 6 p.m.

Casa Jesús provides a prayerful community in which young Hispanic men may discern a vocation as Archdiocesan priests during a yearlong program. Components of the program include study of the English language at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a work-study program to serve in churches across Cook and Lake counties.

The program also provides personal development opportunities, and upon completion, participants determine whether to continue pursuing the priesthood as a vocation. Further study in the seminary is dependent on a recommendation for acceptance by Casa Jesús’ program director and potential within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Founded in 1987, to date, Casa Jesús has helped more than 26 young Hispanic men become Archdiocesan priests.

Tickets for the evening are $100 per person. For more information please call Rose Marie Dominguez at 312-640-1065 ext. 12.

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