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Saturday, September 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Tolton Chicago Pilgrimage

Join Bishop Joseph Perry on a historic pilgrimage that journeys through historic Bronzeville, the ministerial home of Servant of God - Fr. Augustus Tolton. Stops on the pilgrimage include: site of Fr. Tolton’s first church in Chicago, the grave of Mother Tolton, site where Fr. Tolton disembarked from train and later collapsed, and Mercy Hospital where he was cared for and later died. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017. For more information, visit www.toltoncanonization.org.
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Monday, September 25, 5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to be special guest at National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be a special guest at National Catholic Partnership on Disability at Luxbar, 18 East Bellevue Place in Chicago.
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Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 p.m.

27th Annual Seminary Salutes Awards and Dinner

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will participate in the 27th Annual Seminary Salutes Awards and Dinner. The Rerum Novarum Awards will celebrate a remarkable group of Catholic leaders in labor, business and government.
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Wednesday, September 27, 11:15 a.m.

Mass for Seminarians, faculty and seminary community at Mundelein Seminary

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at Mass and join for lunch pre-theology and first year Chicago Seminarians, faculty and seminary community at Mundelein Seminary.
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Sunday, October 8, 2 p.m.

100th Anniversary Mass of Our Lady of Fatima Apparition Celebration

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at the 100th Anniversary Mass of Our Lady of Fatima Apparition Celebration at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Avenue.
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Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m.

Pope St. John Paul II and Fatima

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will display first-class relics of Pope St. John Paul II and will celebrate Mass in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The Shrine is located at 1170 N. River Road, Des Plaines.
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Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.

2017 Gutenberg Award

The Gutenberg Award is presented annually since 1951 by the Chicago Bible Society to individuals whose life and work have contributed to the promotion and understanding of the Bible. This year, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be honored with the award at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe Street., Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m.

Keynote for VHML Capstone Conference

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will deliver the Keynote "A Consistent Ethic of Solidarity: Transcending Self, Transforming the World" for the Capstone Conference for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life. Cardinal Cupich will consider virtue in the context of building up the common good. He will comment on some of the fault lines in the present age that present obstacles, but also suggest the opportunities that a renewed sense of solidarity offers in achieving the common good. The President of the University of Chicago, Robert J. Zimmer, will provide introductory remarks. A reception will follow. For more info, visit https://virtue.uchicago.edu/cupich.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m.

Americana Theater Organ Concert

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will deliver opening comments at the Americana Theater Organ Concert in the Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium, University of St Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple Avenue, Mundelein. Proceeds benefit the Mundelein Seminary Music Program and the continued upkeep and restoration of Mundelein’s first fire truck, Old Number One, which was a gift from Cardinal Mundelein in 1925.
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Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, 2:15 p.m.

Holy Fire

All 6th to 9th grade students from parish religious education programs and Catholic schools, together with their teachers, catechists, youth ministers, parents, chaperones, and pastors are invited. The goal is to help young people see themselves as witnesses of Christ and members of a young Church. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at Mass of the Holy Spirit at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, October 20, 6 p.m.

(re)ENCOUNTER

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Actor and Producer Mark Wahlberg will be special guests at (re)ENCOUNTER, a young adult faith night at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S Racine Ave, Chicago. Emcees for the evening will be Fr. Brad Zamora, Director of Liturgy at University of St. Mary of the Lake, and Dina Bair, award-winning reporter and anchor of the WGN Midday News. For more info, visit: www.reencounterchicago.org
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Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m.

Mass of Hope and Healing

The 6th Annual Mass of Hope and Healing at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, is a safe space for all who have been victimized, and seek hope and healing.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation

Contemporary Christian leaders discuss denominational divergence and convergence at this historic mile marker and engage in a principled conversation about the historic and theological divisions emerging from the reformation controversies, as well as points of shared concern and common cause among Christian churches. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the speakers afterwards. Panelists include: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, etc. For more information, visit: https://www.cuchicago.edu/experience/faith/500th-anniversary-reformation/the-reformation-at-500-an-interdenominational-conversation/. The event will be held at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St. River Forest, at the Chapel of Our Lord.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m.

Covenant Renewal Service

The Joint Committee for the Renewal of the Covenant of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Metropolitan Chicago Synod are excited to announce that Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Bishop Wayne Miller have agreed to renew our church's covenant on Oct 31, 2017, at Holy Name Cathedral (735 N. State Street Chicago) as part of an ecumenical service beginning at 7:00 p.m. ​A reception will follow immediately after the service.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.