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21st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CASA JESUS SEMINARY
Archdiocese of Chicago’s Hispanic Ministry Formation Facility

CHICAGO, IL (April 4, 2008) – Casa Jesús, a house of discernment for Hispanic candidates for the Catholic priesthood, will celebrate its 21st anniversary with a banquet and dance on Saturday, April 12, at Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave. 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 year-long program. Components of the program include study of the English language at the University of Illinois at Chicago and pastoral service in churches across Cook and Lake counties.

The program also provides spiritual-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 35 young Hispanic men become Archdiocesan priests.

Tickets for the evening are $150 per person. For more information please call 312-640-1065 ext. 10.

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