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Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Eight Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain eight diocesan priests at 10 a.m., on Sat., May 18, 2019 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. The candidates for ordination range in age from 28 to 38 and hail from the Chicagoland area and Michigan, as well as Mexico, Uganda and Vietnam.
The Rites of Ordination occur during Mass after the Gospel is read and includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history, such as the prostration (lying stretched out on the ground), laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten and the sign of peace.
Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, priests receive a wide variety of responsibilities, including presiding over Mass, preaching the Gospel, and celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Matrimony and Anointing of the Sick.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar

The Archdiocese of Chicago will join with the Muslim community to mark the end of the Ramadan fast at the 22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar dinner and program on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation, 301 W. Highridge Rd., in Villa Park. Sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), the annual interfaith Iftar commemorates breaking the Ramadan fast, observing maghrib prayer and sharing a festive dinner and program. Ramadan 2019 began in Chicago on the evening of Sun., May 5 and ends the evening of June 4.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Field Masses

Archdiocese of Chicago auxiliary bishops and priests will preside over nearly 40 Memorial Day field Masses on Mon., May 27, 2019 at Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Cemeteries. Active military and veterans will receive a special blessing during the liturgies followed by the playing of “Taps.” Most liturgies will take place at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. NOTE: A list of Memorial Day Field Masses in parish cemeteries is available at: https://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/About/Memorial_Day
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