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Parishioners of San Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio Parish to Celebrate the Arrival of the Statue of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Humboldt Park, Corner of North Ave. and Kedzie Ave.

A special blessing to be read welcoming the statue and all Immigrants in the Archdiocese of Chicago
Chicago, IL (September 11, 2019) – Parishioners of San Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio Parish will gather to celebrate the arrival of the statue of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos from Jalisco, Mexico on Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. at Humboldt Park, on the northwest side of the park near North Ave. and Kedzie Ave. in Chicago, with a prayer service. A special message will be read welcoming the statue and acknowledging the contributions of immigrants to this country.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces the Names of Parishes Created through its Renew My Church Initiative

The churches will retain their consecrated names
Chicago, IL (September 4, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced the names of six parishes created through its Renew My Church initiative. Parishioners proposed and voted on the new parish names. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, reviewed the parishioners’ input and affirmed the final name. The churches of the new parishes will retain their consecrated names.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago will Join to Observe the Fifth Annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Most Reverend Mark Bartosic, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will preside over the ecumenical prayer service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Glenview.
Chicago, IL (August 26, 2019) – On behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and SS. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, both in Glenview, will commemorate the fifth annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1775 Grove St. The special prayer service is open to people of all faiths throughout Chicagoland who are concerned about the environment.
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Host Fifth Annual “Guadalupe Summer Celebration”

Des Plaines, IL (August 16, 2019) - The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will host the Shrine’s fifth annual "Guadalupe en Verano" or “Guadalupe Summer Celebration” at 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines, on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18.
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Monsignor Michael M. Boland to Step Down as Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago after 30 Years with the Agency

A committee composed of board members and others will commence the search for his successor immediately
Chicago, IL (August 6, 2019) – Monsignor Michael M. Boland today informed the Executive Committee of the Board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago that he will step down as the agency’s administrator and chief executive officer, effective August 16, 2019.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Train Representatives from 13 U.S. Catholic Dioceses about Hispanic Immigrant Leadership Ministry at the 2019 Instituto Pastoral Migratoria, July 10-14, 2019

The second annual gathering will educate clergy and parish lay leaders across the country how to form their own immigrant-led, parish-based ministries
Chicago, IL (July 3, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host representatives from 13 Catholic U.S. dioceses at the Instituto Pastoral Migratoria July 10-14, 2019 at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), 5416 S. Cornell Ave., in Chicago. Members of the archdiocese’s Pastoral Migratoria (Hispanic Immigrant-led ministry) will train diocesan, pastoral and lay leaders on how to start their own ministry with the goal of forming a nationwide network of Catholic, parish-based immigration ministries.
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Notice of Decree of the Relegation of St. Adalbert Church to profane but not sordid use

June 23, 2019
After consultation with the Archdiocese of Chicago Presbyteral Council, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, issued a decree stating that St. Adalbert Church, located at 1650 W. 17th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, is relegated to profane but not sordid use, effective July 15, 2019. This means that beginning July 15, 2019 the building will no longer be a sacred space and may not be used for worship.
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St. Aloysius Parish to Celebrate its 135th Anniversary with a Solemn Mass and Benefit Dinner Dance

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Casey to Preside at Anniversary Mass on Friday, June 21
Chicago, IL (June 18, 2019) - St. Aloysius Catholic Church, located at 2300 W. Le Moyne St. in Chicago, will mark its 135th anniversary with a special Mass and Benefit Dinner Dance. Auxiliary Bishop Robert Casey will preside at the Mass on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The Benefit Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m.
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Pope Francis Advances the Cause for Sainthood of The Servant of God Rev. Augustus Tolton

Tolton, the nation’s first African American priest, is among eight individuals whose heroic virtues were confirmed by Pope Francis
Chicago, IL (June 12, 2019) – Pope Francis advanced the Cause for Sainthood of The Servant of God Rev. Augustus Tolton and seven others on June 11, 2019 by signing decrees issued by the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints regarding eight causes for canonization. Tolton, a former slave and first African American diocesan priest in the United States, founded the first African American Catholic parish in Chicago.
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St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold Street Masses for Peace in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

Street Mass program marks its 18th year of praying for an end to violence
Chicago, IL (June 7, 2019) – St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold several street masses throughout the months of June and July in an effort to bring the Gospel message of peace and hope to the streets of the Little Village neighborhood.
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