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Friday, March 31, to Saturday, April 1

Tolton Pilgrimage with Bishop Perry

Bishop Perry will lead a pilgrimage to Brush Creek, Missouri, and Quincy, Illinois, to visit the birthplace, childhood home, parish ministry sites and grave of Fr. Augstus Tolton. The pilgrimage, hosted by The Father Tolton Guild, Bishop Perry, Catholic Theological Union and Chicago Tolton Ambassadors, will span two days – Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.

Baptisms & Confirmations – Cook County Juvenile Detention Center

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for young men at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave., Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations, 312.534.8227. Fr. David Kelly, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, 773.952.6643.

Sunday, April 2, 5:30 p.m.

Teen Mass – St. Norbert Parish

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate Mass with teens at St. Norbert Parish, 1809 Walters Ave., Northbrook.
Contact: Media Relations, 312.534.8227.

Friday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.

Prevent Child Abuse Prayer Service

A prayer service will be held at the Healing Garden adjacent to Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. As a symbol of child abuse prevention, pinwheels will be planted in the garden.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227. Office of Assistance Ministry, 312.534.8267.

Saturday, April 8, 2 p.m.

Confirmation Liturgy – Mary Queen of Heaven Parish

Cardinal Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, 5300 W. 24th St., Cicero.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Sunday, April 9, 11 a.m.

Palm Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate Palm Sunday Mass with parishioners of Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets, Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations, 312.534.8227.

Tuesday, April 11, 2:30 p.m.

Chrism Mass and Blessing of Holy Oils

Cardinal Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Chrism Mass beginning at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets, Chicago. During this Mass, the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick and the oil of chrism for use in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago will be blessed. These oils will be accepted by representatives of each parish in the Archdiocese and used for adult catechumens and infants, for Anointing of the Sick, for Baptism, for Confirmation, for the Ordination of priests and for the consecration of altars.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Thursday, April 13, 5:15 p.m.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Cardinal Cupich will be the main celebrant at the Mass remembering the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets, Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Friday, April 14, 8:45 a.m.

The Way of the Cross Downtown Chicago

The Lay Movement, Communion and Liberation, will lead the Way of the Cross through the streets of Chicago. The silent procession starts at 8:45 a.m., at Daley Plaza, and ends at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, around 12 p.m. Four stops include songs, meditations and Gospel readings.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227. Communion and Liberation, 312.725.2320.

Friday, April 14, 5:15 p.m.

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Cardinal Cupich will preside at this solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets, Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Saturday, April 15, 1:15 p.m.

Blessing of Easter Baskets at Holy Name Cathedral

Cardinal Cupich will bless Easter baskets on Holy Saturday, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets, Chicago. The blessing of the Easter Baskets has been a Catholic tradition for centuries, especially among families of Eastern European origin. The ritual has since been adopted by people of all ethnic backgrounds. Baskets usually contain boiled eggs, meats, bread and other food and sweet items that will be consumed on Easter Sunday following Mass.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.

Easter Sunday Mass - St. Columbanus Parish

Cardinal Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist during the Easter Sunday Mass at St. Columbanus Parish, 331 E. 71st St., Chicago, which celebrates Our Lord’s Resurrection.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Tuesday, April 18, 4 p.m.

Inaugural Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause Lecture Address – Loyola University Chicago

Cardinal Cupich will deliver the Inaugural Address at the first annual Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause Lecture at Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan, Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Thursday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.

Celebration of Mundelein Seminary – An Evening of Tribute

Cardinal Cupich will attend the Celebration of Mundelein Seminary - An Evening of Tribute at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago. Among this year’s honorees is Rev. Ronald Lewinski, Co-Director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Saturday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.

Mass with USML Young Adults Conference – St. Alphonsus Parish

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate the Vigil Mass with participants of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary Liturgical Institute’s Young Adults Conference at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m.

150th Anniversary Mass – St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave., Chicago, in honor of their 150th anniversary. As St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish is also designated as the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Chicago, this Mass will be celebrated on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Sunday, April 30, 10:30 a.m.

160th Anniversary Mass – Immaculate Conception Parish

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with parishioners of Immaculate Conception Parish, 770 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park in honor of the 160th anniversary of the foundation of the parish and the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the fourth and current church building on the property.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.