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Archdiocese of Chicago’s National Pastoral Migratoria (Immigration Social Ministry) Institute to Hold Leadership Workshops on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2022

More than 100 U.S. diocesan pastoral leaders are expected to participate in the hybrid Spanish language presentations.
Chicago (July 27, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that the National Pastoral Migratoria Institute will host representatives from more than 20 U.S. Catholic dioceses on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), 5416 S. Cornell Ave. The Institute, will offer hybrid workshops for the development and implementation of the immigrant-led Pastoral Migratoria ministries in parish communities.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Deacon David Keene as Chancellor

Deacon Keene starts his new role July 1, 2022.
Chicago - (June 23, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Deacon David Keene, Ph.D. as chancellor. Keene is currently the auditor-actuarius in the Office of Canonical Affairs. Keene will assume his new duties on July 1, and he succeeds Deacon Daniel Welter who is retiring after five years in the role.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Five Renew My Church Groupings

June 22, 2022
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Lakeview-Lincoln Park, St. Mary of the Woods/Queen of All Saints Basilica, Downtown (Chicago), West Burlington and Vernon-Liberty Renew My Church groupings, which include 16 parishes, 10 schools, one oratory and one shrine.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Begins the National Eucharistic Revival Locally with a Mass and Procession on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Lombardo, who serves on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ advisory board for the Revival, will preside over the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Chicago - (June 15, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host an archdiocesan-wide Mass and Eucharistic procession on Saturday, June 18 at Holy Name Cathedral to kick-off the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) National Eucharistic Revival. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has asked Auxiliary Bishop Robert Lombardo to preside over the 5:30 p.m. Mass and then lead an outdoor procession around the cathedral, given his membership on the advisory committee for the Revival. The Mass will be livestreamed.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Deacon James Norman as the Vicar for Deacons

The former Kraft Foods executive will lead the world’s largest Catholic diaconate. Norman’s appointment is effective July 1.
Chicago - (June 2, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced the appointment of Deacon James Norman as Vicar for Deacons. In this role, Norman will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of the archdiocese’s diaconate, the largest Catholic diaconate in the world with 514 active deacons involved in 210 parishes and agencies. He is currently the director of Vicariate VI operations and will continue to support Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry until a replacement has been named. Norman was ordained as a deacon in 2013 and serves at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica in Chicago.
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Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish in Chicago will Host a Week-long Celebration of the Bringing Together of Two Parishes Starting With The Exposition of Blessed Carlo’s Relics on Wednesday, June 1 at St. John Berchmans Church and Concluding with a Special Unification Mass on Sunday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Hedwig Church

The Celebration Week will include presentations from Dr. Geraldine Rohling, archivist and curator of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and a unity procession as part of the Celebration Mass on Sunday
Chicago, (June 1, 2022) – Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish, the newly unified parish of St. John Berchmans Church and St. Hedwig Church, will host a Celebration Week leading to the feast day of its namesake, Blessed Carlo Acutis the first Millennial considered for sainthood.
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The Blessed Mother Statue Honoring Victims of the Tragic 1958 School Fire Returns to Our Lady of the Angels on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 with a Lights and Sirens Procession from the Chicago Fire Department

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will lead the 1:30 p.m. blessing ceremony.
Chicago - (May 27, 2022) – The Blessed Mother statue, honoring the 95 victims and hundreds injured in the tragic Dec. 1, 1958 fire at Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School, will return to OLA’s newly renovated Outreach Center on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will offer remarks and bless the statue during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony. The Outreach Center is housed on the grounds of the former school building at 3814 W. Iowa St. in Chicago.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Mt. Greenwood-West Beverly and Christ the King-St. Barnabas Renew My Church Groupings

May 19, 2022
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Mt. Greenwood-West Beverly and Christ the King-St. Barnabas Renew My Church Groupings.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on St. Mary, Star of the Sea and St. Turibius Renew My Church Grouping

May 19, 2022
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the St. Mary, Star of the Sea and St. Turibius Renew My Church Grouping.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Two Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral

The new priests will begin their assignments on July 1, 2022
Chicago - (May 19, 2021) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain two priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State St., Chicago. The ordination will be livestreamed on the archdiocese’s YouTube channel Catholic Chicago [https://youtu.be/AjsGtN8oCR4].
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