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ANNUAL ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE AND CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 3, at St. Hedwig Parish

Chicago, IL (May 14, 2012)  - Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will join local Christian bishops and judicatory leaders, to pray for Christian Unity at the 12th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service, Sunday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Hedwig Parish, 2226 North Hoyne Avenue in Chicago.  The homilist for the service is Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.  This annual observance is being sponsored by Ecumenism Metro Chicago, comprised of nineteen Christian communities in the Chicago area.

The reception and exhibit in St. Hedwig’s Church Hall will highlight community-based ecumenical endeavors from several local parishes and congregations who hosted ecumenical observances during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18 – 15, 2012). 

The Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Chicago works to foster the ecumenical goal of the visible unity of Christians, to deepen interfaith relations with Jews and Muslims, and to nurture understanding among all religious groups through dialogue, formation, prayer, and collaboration in civic affairs.

For more information contact Sr. Joan McGuire, OP, Sr. Joan McGuire, OP, Director of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at 312-534-5324 or visit the website at www.archchicago.org/departments/ecumenical/

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