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Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.

St. Michael Parish in Orland Park to Host Internationally Recognized Singer-Songwriter Hermana Glenda for a Benefit Concert

Hermana Glenda will perform a benefit concert at St. Michael Parish,14327 Highland Avenue in Orland Park, Ill. Hermana Glenda is an internationally-renowned Catholic singer-songwriter and member of the Order of Consecrated Virgins. Hermana Glenda was born in Parral, Chile. Her musical career began in 1998 with her first CD titled, “A solas con Dios” or “Alone with God.” Hermana Glenda first gained international recognition at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto, where she sang “Nada es imposible para Ti” before Pope John Paul II and hundreds of thousands of participants during the closing Mass.
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Sunday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.

Conferral of Honorary Degree

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will join a distinguished group of U.S. and international figures as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20. The University of Notre Dame will celebrate Cardinal Cupich’s service and his support of Catholic higher education.
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Thursday, May 24, 2 p.m.

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Monsignor Michael Boland to Dedicate Catholic Charities Peace Center and Garden in the Austin Community

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will join Monsignor Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities, to bless and dedicate Catholic Charities’ new Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center. The Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center and Peace Garden in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is a true community resource center and “peace hub” for violence prevention and trauma therapy programs. The garden is Catholic Charities gift to the community and includes a moving sculpture by artist Timothy Schmalz entitled Thou Shall Not Kill and depicts Jesus weeping over a person who has been shot. Music will be provided by Austin neighborhood native and gospel singer Faith Howard and the Catholic Charities choir.
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Friday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

Annual Muslim-Catholic Interfaith Iftar

This year’s Muslim-Catholic Interfaith Iftar will take place at the Mecca Center, 16W560 91st Street in Willowbrook. Speakers will include: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Bishop Daniel Conlon (Diocese of Joliet), Fr. David Jones, pastor of St. Benedict the African Parish in Chicago, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali and more. The Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner, sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), commemorates breaking the Ramadan fast, observing maghrib prayer and sharing a festive dinner and program. For many years the Muslim community in Chicago has graciously opened their iftar meals to others in order to enhance understanding about Islam and to promote interreligious dialogue.
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Monday, May 28, 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Mass

The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Memorial Day Masses at nearly 40 Catholic cemeteries on Monday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will celebrate a Memorial Day Field Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road in Calumet City, Ill.
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Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.

Theology on Tap featuring Fr. John Kartje, Ph.D.

Theology on Tap, an archdiocesan free speaker series for young adults, will host astrophysicist and priest Father John Kartje, Ph.D., for a talk entitled, “Miracles and Science: How Rational People Can Believe in Supernatural Events”. Fr. Kartje is the President and Rector of the University of St. Mary of the Lake. The event will take place at the Joy District Rooftop, 112 W Hubbard Street in Chicago for thought-provoking conversation.
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Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.

Spirituality in a Time of Disruption

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be the featured guest of the "John Garvey Conversations" with Commonweal Magazine Executive Editor Dominic Preziosi. Cardinal Cupich will discuss "Spirituality in a Time of Disruption" at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago.
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