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Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Principal Among 10 Educators to Earn Top Honor from U.S. Department of Education

Shane Staszcuk, principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy in Chicago, will receive the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership on Nov. 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. He is the only Illinois principal to receive this honor.
Chicago, IL (Nov. 13, 2019) – Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Principal Shane Staszcuk, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy in Chicago, will receive the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. Staszcuk is one of 10 U.S. principals – and the only one in Illinois – who will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Five Renew My Church Groupings

Nov. 8, 2019
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updates on the Hegewisch and Burnham, Lemont, Lincoln Square, Milwaukee Avenue North and the East Little Village Renew My Church groupings.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Invites All to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Celebrate All Souls’ Day on Saturday, Nov. 2

Día de los Muertos to include traditional altars honoring the departed on the grounds of the Shrine
Chicago, IL (November 1, 2019) – A special celebration on Saturday, Nov. 2, in honor of All Souls’ Day, will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 N. River Rd., Des Plaines. Rev. Esequiel Sánchez, rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will celebrate an All Souls’ Day Mass at 7 p.m.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Special Masses and Activities to Celebrate All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Special Masses and Activities to Celebrate All Souls' Day, Day of the Dead, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Chicago, IL (October 31, 2019) – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago will hold special Masses and activities in observance of All Souls' Day, also known as Day of the Dead, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The following is a list of selected Masses and activities:
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Eighth Annual Mass for Hope and Healing at Holy Family Church on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

The Mass is held to pray for the ongoing healing for child and youth sexual abuse survivors and their families
Chicago, IL (Oct. 15, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry will hold the Eighth Annual Mass for Hope and Healing at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. Rev. Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Church, will preside over the Mass. Victim-survivors will welcome attendees, participate in the Mass and anointing. Michael Hoffman, a victim-survivor, will offer personal testimony and reflection on behalf of clergy sexual abuse victim-survivors He will speak about how his father assisted in his personal healing, which helped to restore joy to his family relationships.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate the Fourth Annual Mass for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Mass will be held at Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.
Chicago, IL (Sept. 27, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the fourth annual Mass for victims of domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Domestic Violence Outreach (ACDVO) office, will preside and preach at the Mass. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Seven Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

The Archdiocese of Chicago is the Recipient of the Greatest Number of Blue Ribbon Awards of Any School System – Public and Private – in the Country
Chicago, IL (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that seven of its Catholic schools – Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts (Chicago), St. Athanasius School (Evanston), St. Benedict Preparatory School Elementary (Chicago), Ss. Cyril & Methodius School (Lemont), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy (Chicago), Old St. Mary's School (Chicago), St. Raymond School (Mount Prospect) – have been recognized this year by the U.S. Department of Education with Blue Ribbon Awards. The National Blue Ribbon Award is presented to schools based on a school’s overall academic excellence or the school’s progress in closing student achievement gaps. The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools have received 109 Blue Ribbon Awards, more than any other school system – public and private – in the country.
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St. Joseph Parish to Celebrate the Visit of the Statue of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos from Thursday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 and the Enthronement of Our Lady of Talpa

Celebration will include a procession through Back of the Yards neighborhood and outdoor community Mass to pray for peace in the community and the Enthronement of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa
Chicago, IL (Sept. 24, 2019) - St. Joseph Parish, 4821 South Hermitage Ave. in Chicago, will welcome a statue of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos with a procession through the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. As part of the celebration, the statue of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos, from the city of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico, will join her "sister" statue of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Talpa. During the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the parish in 2017, the Pastor of the Basilica of Talpa, gave the Chicago church a replica of the Virgen de Talpa.
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Notice of Decree of the Relegation of a Church to Use Other Than Divine Worship

September 24, 2019
In September 2019, a proposal to relegate Queen of Apostles Church, in Riverdale, was presented to the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and discussed at a regular meeting of the Council on September 10, 2019.
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Vietnam “Moving Wall” and “Through the Eyes” Traveling Museum to be on Display from Sept. 26 - 30, 2019 at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside

Daily ceremonies will include the singing of the national anthem by special guests, color guard presentation of the United States flag, keynote speakers and wreath laying ceremonies
Chicago, IL (Sept. 20, 2019) – The “Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and the “Through the Eyes” Traveling Museum will be on display at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd., in Hillside, Ill., from Thursday, Sept. 26 through Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. An opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. to welcome veterans with Jim Cornelison, known for his rendition of the national anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games, singing the "The Star-Spangled Banner", the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Color Guard presenting the colors, the Naperville Honor Guard leading the wreath laying ceremony, and Jim Zwit, Vietnam veteran, serving as the keynote speaker.
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