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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Archdiocese of Chicago Will Join with the Muslim Community to Mark the Breaking of the Ramadan Fast at the 22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar on Tues., May 21, 2019 at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park

The annual Iftar’s theme is “Spirituality as a Path to our Common Humanity”
Chicago, IL (May 16, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will join with the Muslim community to mark the end of the Ramadan fast at the 22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar dinner and program on Tues., May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation, 301 W. Highridge Rd., in Villa Park. Sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), the annual interfaith Iftar commemorates breaking the Ramadan fast, observing maghrib prayer and sharing a festive dinner and program. Ramadan 2019 began in Chicago on the evening of Sun., May 5 and ends the evening of June 4.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Eight Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Name Cathedral

The priests will begin their new assignments on July 1, 2019
Chicago, IL (May 10, 2019) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain eight diocesan priests at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. The candidates for ordination range in age from 28 to 38 and hail from the Chicagoland area and Michigan, as well as Mexico, Uganda and Vietnam.

Archdiocese of Chicago to Host the Seventh Annual Keep Hope Alive Fundraiser Benefitting its Immigration Ministry on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will present awards to six immigration reform leaders and groups
Chicago, IL (May 10, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity-Immigration Ministry will host the Seventh Annual Keep Hope Alive Benefit: United for Immigration Justice on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. at BEW Local 134 Union Hall, 2722 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago. Keep Hope Alive is the archdiocese’s annual fundraiser to support its local and national immigrant-led ministries and to recognize community leaders who respond to the needs of migrant communities. Event co-chairs Edward J. Wehmer, founder and chief executive officer of Wintrust Financial Corporation, and Thomas R. Kiley, chief executive officer of Great Lake Advisers, will co-emcee the event.

Pope Francis Issues Global Mandatory Reporting Law for Sexual Abuse and Cover-up

The Holy Father’s motu proprio “Vos estis lux mundi” strengthens the Church’s response to abuse allegations and cover-up around the world
Chicago, IL (May 9, 2019) – As part of the commitment of the Catholic Church to protect minors and vulnerable people, the Holy Father has established a universal Church law by a motu proprio, “Vos estis lux mundi,” which creates new requirements for the reporting, handling and investigating sexual abuse and the mishandling of such misconduct, including cover up, to and by Church authorities. This universal law goes into effect June 1, 2019 and includes measures already in use in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Archdiocese of Chicago Announces Winners of the 2019 Heart of the School Awards

Eighteen teachers, administrators and staff members were selected from 500 nominees; three pastors also recognized with awards this year
Chicago, IL (May 9, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that 18 teachers, administrators and staff members from across its 209 Catholic schools were selected as the 2019 Heart of the School Award winners. The winners, who represent Catholic elementary and high schools across the two-county archdiocese, were selected from 500 nominees based on their outstanding contributions to the schools and the students they serve. Additionally, the Archdiocese of Chicago is honoring three pastors this year with Heart of the Shepherd awards for their commitment to Catholic education.
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