Schedule of Services and Public Visitation

Cardinal George listens to the reading of the Gospel with head bowed while holding his crosier during Mass at the 2011 Chicago Catholic Men's Conference.

The following is a schedule of services and public visitation for Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, 1937 – 2015.

All services, including public visitation and the Funeral Mass will take place at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.

The Committal Service will take place at All Saints Cemetery, 700 North River Road in Des Plaines.

  1. Wednesday, April 22

    7 to 9:30 a.m. Visitation (Open to the Public)
    10:30 a.m. Interreligious Observance (Open to the Public)
    11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitation (Open to the Public)
    7:30 p.m. Prayer Vigil for Women and Men Religious, Deacons and their Wives (Attendance by Ticket Only)
    Programs Interreligious Observance Prayer Vigil
  2. 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 until 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23

    Visitation and All Night Vigil Conducted by Lay Ecclesial Movements (Open to the Public)

Immediately following the Funeral Mass, the Committal Service will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. Per the Cardinal’s wishes, he will be buried in the George family plot. (Open to the Public)

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cardinal’s favorite charities will be appreciated - Priests Retirement and Mutual Aid Association (PRMAA) or To Teach Who Christ Is, a campaign to support scholarships for students in Catholic Schools.