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Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Special Masses and Activities for All Souls Day/Day of the Dead

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago to host special masses and activities in observance of All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 2, 2018. The events signify a time to celebrate, pray and remember friends and family who have passed away. Activities at select parishes include:

St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish 2651 S. Central Park Avenue in Chicago Rectory: 773.522.0142
St. Bede the Venerable Parish 8200 S. Kostner Avenue in Chicago Rectory: 773.884.2000
Good Shepherd Parish 2735 S. Kolin Avenue in Chicago Rectory: 773.762.2322
Immaculate Conception Parish 2745 W. 44th. Street in Chicago Rectory: 773.523.1402
St. Pius V Parish 1919 S. Ashland Ave in Chicago Rectory: 312.226.6161
St. Procopius Parish 1641 S. Allport Street in Chicago Rectory: 312.226.7887
Our Lady of Charity Parish 3600 S. 57th. Court in Cicero Rectory: 708.863.1207
Catholic Cemeteries: All 45 Catholic Cemeteries locations throughout Cook and Lake County to offer extended hours in observance of All Saints Day, Thursday, November 1 and All Souls Day, Friday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate All Souls Day

A special celebration on Friday, November 2, in honor of All Souls Day, will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. Rev. Esequiel Sánchez, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will celebrate the All Souls Day Mass at 7 p.m. The Día de los Muertos celebration begins at 4 p.m. Families will create traditional altars on the grounds surrounding the Shrine, in honor of their deceased loved ones, with photos, memorabilia, their favorite foods and the traditional Pan de Muerto, or bread of the dead. The blessing of the altars will occur at 8 p.m. Following the Mass, there will be a procession to the location of the altars, stopping at each one for an individual blessing. The All Souls Day celebration will continue with serenades and traditional Mexican music.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.

A Concert with Father Rob Galea

Singer/song-writer and founder of FRG Ministries, Rev. Rob Galea will connect faith and music at 625 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661. Fr. Galea appeared on Australia’s version of X-Factor and performed at World Youth Day.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 4 p.m.

Lakota Inculturated Mass for Red Cloud School

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will celebrate Mass celebrating the Lakota people and Red Cloud Indian School at St. James Chapel in the Quigley Center. The Catholic school is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation where Cardinal Cupich spent time when he was Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, from 1998 to 2010.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.