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Archdiocesan Bishops and Priests to Celebrate Masses at Dozens of
Catholic Cemeteries in Cook and Lake Counties

Chicago, IL (May 21, 2009) – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, 4901 North Clark Street in Chicago.

Field and church Masses will be celebrated at more than three-dozen of the 44 Catholic cemeteries in Cook and Lake counties. Auxiliary and retired bishops will celebrate mass at 10:30 a.m. at the following Catholic Cemeteries:


Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry - Mount Olivet Cemetery 111th Street

Calumet City

Most Rev. John R. Gorman - Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road


Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller - Assumption Cemetery, 19500 South Cottage Grove Avenue


Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert - Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road

Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki - Mount Carmel Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road


Most Rev. George J. Rassas, Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road


Most Rev. Thad J. Jakubowski - St. Adalbert Cemetery 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue

Orland Park

Most Rev. Francis J. Kane - Good Shepherd Cemetery 16201 South 104th Avenue

Other Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries that will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day are as follows:

All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines
- Celebrant, Rev. Robert W. Beaven, Pastor, St. Benedict Parish, Chicago

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
- Celebrant, Rev. Joseph Mulcrone, Director, Archdiocesan Office of the Deaf

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Steger Road near Western Avenue, Steger
- Celebrant, Rev. Octavio Munoz Capetillo, Director, Casa Jesus

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip
- Celebrant, Rev. James A. Mezydlo, Pastor, St. Florian Parish, Chicago

Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
- Rev. Arturo Perez–Rodriguez, Pastor, Assumption BVM Parish, Chicago

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside
- Celebrant, Rev. Francis Q. Kub, Pastor, St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Chicago

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 7201 Archer Avenue, Justice
- Celebrant, Rev. Edward B. Panek, Pastor, St. Thomas Becket Parish, Mount Prospect

St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, 4600 West 135th Street, Crestwood
- Celebrant, Rev. Ismael Sandoval, Pastor, St. Benedict Parish, Blue Island

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery, 4401 West 111th Street, Chicago
- Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Kasputis, Pastor, St. Rene Goupil Parish, Chicago

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, Belmont and Cumberland Avenues, River Grove
- Celebrant, Rev. Daniel G. Mayall, Pastor, Holy Name Cathedral Parish, Chicago

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 87th Street and Hamlin Avenue, Evergreen Park
- Celebrant, Rev. Joseph T. Cook, Pastor, St. Kieran Parish, Chicago Heights

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine
- Celebrant, Rev. Walter J. Takuski, Associate Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood

Memorial Day Mass times (other than 10:30 a.m.) in the Parish Cemeteries are as follows:

St. Bede Catholic Cemetery, Wilson Road and Grand Avenue, Fox Lake
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Timothy Fairman, Pastor, St. Bede Parish, Ingelside

SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery, State Street South of Keepataw Drive, Lemont
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Lawrence M. Lisowski, Pastor, SS Cyril & Methodius Parish, Lemont

St. James Catholic Cemetery, 106th Street and Archer Road, Sag Bridge, Lemont
- Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Edward D. Gleeson, Pastor, St. James Parish, Lemont

St. James Catholic Cemetery, Calumet Expressway and Sauk Trail, Sauk Village
- Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. David B. Krolczyk, Pastor, St. James Parish, Sauk Village

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ridge Road and Lake Street, Wilmette
- Field Mass at 9:30 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. John E. Pollard, S.T.L., Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, 10 North Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant Rev. Michael McMahon, Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Rt. 59A and Erhart Road, Fremont Center
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ronald J. Lewinski, Pastor, St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Freemont Center

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, 159th Street West of Will Cook Road, Orland Park
- Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Michael A. Hack, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Orland Park

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Bluff Road, Lemont
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Michael J. Cronin, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Lemont

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Brown School Road South of Rte. 173, Wadsworth
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Patrick G. Cecil, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Telegraph Road near Everett Road, West Lake Forest
- Mass at 8 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Laurence J. Dunn, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest

St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, 8115 Niles Center Road, Skokie
- Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Michael A. Wulsch, Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Skokie

St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Rte. 120 West of Rte. 12, Volo
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Dennis L. Kolinski, S.J.C., Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Volo

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, 101st Street and Kean Avenue, Palos Hills
- Field Mass at 10 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Robert F. McGinnity, Pastor Emeritus, Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lee Road, Northbrook
- Field Mass at 10 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Robert Heidenreich, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Winnetka

Transfiguration Catholic Cemetery, Rte. 176 East of Rte. 59, Wauconda
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz, Pastor, Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda

For more information about Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Chicago, please visit or call 708-449-6100.

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