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Sunday, January 29 – Saturday, February 4

National Catholic Schools Week 2017

The week of January 29 – February 4 is Catholic Schools Week across the United States. Catholic Schools in Cook and Lake Counties will welcome the public during open houses and will focus on the value of Catholic education with other special events in their schools throughout the week.  The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

Friday, January 27
7 p.m.
Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue, Wilmette
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich is attending a varsity high school basketball game – Loyola Academy vs. St. Ignatius College Prep.

Monday, January 30
8:20 – 9 a.m.
Sacred Heart School, 1095 Gage Street, Winnetka
Dr. Rigg is leading the school in a prayer and providing a few remarks for the students to get them excited about Catholic Schools Week. The school day starts at 8:20 a.m., and students will gather in the gym for the prayer and remarks from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette
Cardinal Cupich will preside over Mass kicking off Regina Dominican’s Catholic Schools Week celebration. Dr. Rigg will attend the Mass, which will be held in the newly renovated Regina Dominican O’Shaughnessy Theater.

Tuesday, January 31
8 – 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul of Cross School, 140 S. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge
Dr. Rigg is facilitating the first round of questions during the school’s Geography Bee (4th – 8th grade) at the school. The Geography Bee begins at 8:30 a.m.

10 – 11 a.m.
Our Lady of Tepeyac Elementary School, 2235 S. Albany Ave., Chicago
Dr. Rigg is visiting with students and teachers to see the progress of the school’s mural “100 Reasons We Love Tepeyac” they will be creating that day.

Wednesday, February 1
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
St. Helen School, 2347 West Augusta Boulevard, Chicago
Dr. Rigg is attending a Parent Appreciation Event. 

Thursday, February 2
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Carmel Catholic High School, 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein
Dr. Rigg is attending an all-school Mass.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Holy Cross School, 720 Elder Lane, Deerfield
Dr. Rigg is attending a Faculty/Staff Luncheon.

1 – 2 p.m.
St. Juliana School, 7400 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago
Dr. Rigg is visiting the school to observe students participating in the 3 “B’s” – Books, Board games and Buddy activities.

Friday, February 3
8:30 – 10 a.m.
St. Christina School, 3333 West 110th Street, Chicago
Dr. Rigg is participating in a variety of trivia and interactive games with students, staff and faculty to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Christ Our Savior School, 900 East 154th Street, South Holland
Dr. Rigg is participating in the school’s Scholastic Showdown Academic Bowl. He will also join faculty and staff for lunch at the school.

Contact: Media Relations, 312.534.8227. Anne Maselli, Office for Catholic Schools, 312.534.5334.

Sunday, February 12, 11:30 a.m.

30th Anniversary Mass - St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

Cardinal Cupich will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with parishioners of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 West 167th Street in Orland Hills, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the parish on Sunday, February 12, at 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Monday, February 13, 7 p.m.

22nd Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture

Professor David Shatz of Stanton and Yeshiva Universities will be the guest lecturer at the 22nd Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield in Chicago. The topic of this year’s Jerusalem Lecture is “Judaism and Christianity in Dialogue: Reflections on the Work of a Towering Jewish Thinker.” For more information, click here.
Contact: Media Relations, 312.534.8227. Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 312.534.5325.

Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

Haydn's Seven Last Word of Christ at Holy Name Cathedral

Cardinal Cupich will attend and participate in the performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ by conductor Riccardo Muti and Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Friday, February 17, at Holy Name Cathedral, at 7:30 p.m. The Cardinal will offer reflections in between the movements of the work. For information and tickets, click here.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.

Nightfever at Holy Name Cathedral

Cardinal Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist of Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Mass will be part of “Nightfever,” an evening where the Cathedral doors are open to all for adoration and prayer. Nightfever will begin following the Mass, at 9 p.m., with Night Prayer at 11:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Friday, February 24, 9:30 a.m.

39th Annual Archdiocesan African American Prayer Service - Holy Name Cathedral

Rev. David A. Jones, Archbishop Cupich's Liaison to the Black Catholic Initiative, will join hundreds of students from Archdiocesan Catholic schools, on Friday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, to celebrate Black History Month with a special prayer service.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227.

Sunday, February 26, 2:30 p.m.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Rite of Election

Cardinal Cupich will preside at a Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion liturgy for those preparing to enter the Catholic Church, beginning at 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, February 26, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. Participants will be called forth during this ceremony and will later receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation during the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) services in their local parishes.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227. Office for Divine Worship, 312.534.5153.

Tuesday, February 28, 9 a.m.

Palm Burning Ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral

Rev. Bradley Zamora, Associate Pastor and Director of Liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral, will preside at a Palm Burning Ceremony in Cathedral Courtyard located on the north side of Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Tuesday, February 28, at 9 a.m. Students from Frances Xavier Warde School will also be present when old palms will be burned to be used for ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312.534.8227. Holy Name Cathedral, 312.787.8040.