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CARDINAL GEORGE TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY MASS AT QUEEN OF HEAVEN CATHOLIC CEMETERY IN HILLSIDE
Archdiocesan Bishops and Priests to Celebrate Masses at Dozens of Catholic Cemeteries in Cook and Lake Counties

Chicago, IL (May 24, 2012) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 1400 South Wolf Road in Hillside. This year marks the 175th anniversary of Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of 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:

Ascension Catholic Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road., Libertyville
- Celebrant, Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert, Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
 - Celebrant, Most Rev. George J. Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip
- Celebrant, Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago
- Bishop Wypych will be blessing the addition to the Garden Crypt Complex at Holy Sepulchre immediately after Mass. The public is invited to attend.

Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
- Celebrant, Most Rev. John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 Archer Avenue, Justice
 - Celebrant, Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

St. Joseph Cemetery, Belmont and Cumberland Avenues, River Grove
- Celebrant, Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

 St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine
- Celebrant. Most Rev. Francis J. Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Additional Memorial Day Field Masses will be celebrated on Monday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the following Catholic Cemeteries:

All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines
- Celebrant, Rev. Msgr. Richard P. Hynes, Director, Department of Parish Life and Formation, Archdiocese of Chicago

Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Glenwood
- Celebrant, Rev. Louis J. Cameli, Director, Office for Formation and Mission, Archdiocese of Chicago

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Steger Road near Western Avenue, Steger
- Celebrant, Rev. John S. Siemianowski, Pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Chicago Heights

Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, 16201 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park
- Celebrant, Rev. Richard J. LoBianco, Pastor, Divine Savior Parish, Norridge

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City
 - Celebrant, Rev. Edward M. Mikolajczyk, Pastor, Queen of Martyrs Parish, Evergreen Park

Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside
- Celebrant, Rev. Michael P. Ahlstrom, Vicar for the Diaconate Community, Archdiocese of Chicago

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago
- Celebrant, Rev. William T. Corcoran, Pastor, St. Linus Parish, Oak Lawn

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside
- Celebrant, Rev. John A. Jamnicky, Pastor, St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Antioch

St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
- Celebrant, Rev. Joseph J. Wojcik, Pastor Emeritus, St. Jane De Chantal Parish, Chicago

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

St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, 4901 North Clark Street, Chicago
- Celebrant, Rev. Msgr. Michael M. Boland, Director, Office of Human Services, Archdiocese of Chicago

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery, 4401 West 111th Street, Chicago
- Celebrant, Rev. Msgr. R. George Sarauskas, Cardinal’s Delegate for Special Projects

 St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, 87th Street and Hamlin Avenue, Evergreen Park
- Celebrant, Rev. Marco A. Mercado, Director for Hispanic Catholics, Archdiocese of Chicago

Memorial Day Mass times in the following Parish Cemeteries are as follows:

St. Bede Catholic Cemetery, Wilson Road and Grand Avenue, Ingleside
- 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
- 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. Mary Catholic Cemetery, 10 North Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove
- Field Mass at 9 a.m.
- Celebrant, Rev. Marc W. Reszel, Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove

 St. Mary of the Annunciation 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. Paul C. Burak, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Orland Park

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

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

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Brown School Road South of Rte. 173, Wadsworth
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. - Honoring Civil War Vets
- Celebrant, Rev. Fred Pesek, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth

St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, 8115 Niles Center Road, Skokie
- Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church
- Celebrant, Rev. Henry C. Kricek, Associate 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. James Isaacson, SJC, Administrator, St. Peter Parish, Volo
- Con-Celebrant, Rev. Anthony Rice, SJC, Associate Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Volo

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, 101st Street and Kean Avenue, Palos Hills
- Field Mass at 10:30 a.m.
- Celebrant, Rev. Grzegorz Wojcki, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lee Road, Winnetka
- 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 Gollatz, Pastor, Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda

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

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