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The Archdiocese of Chicago’s 10th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Prayer Service Takes Place Online on Friday, April 9, 2021

The prayer service will include prayers, readings and reflections from students, clergy and staff to bring awareness to child abuse prevention.
Chicago, IL (April 8, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s 10th Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Prayer Service will be held online 10 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 [https://youtu.be/ikQz1N7h5X0]. The online prayer service will include prayers, readings and reflections from school students, clergy and staff to bring awareness to child abuse prevention and pray for the eradication of abuse in all of its forms. The service is observed in April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Participate in International Symposium on Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse on April 8 World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing, and Justice

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Thomas Tharayil, of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry, will present during the three-day online symposium convening faith, public health and community leaders.
Chicago, (April 7, 2021) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming virtual international symposium “Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse” hosted by Harvard University and The Catholic University of America. The event begins on April 8, marking the first World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing, and Justice, established by a group of child sexual abuse survivors and survivor networks.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on St. Bernardine and St. Luke Renew My Church Grouping

March 12, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the St. Bernardine (Forest Park) and St. Luke (River Forest) Renew My Church grouping.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on West Little Village Renew My Church Grouping

March 11, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the West Little Village Renew My Church grouping.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Southeast Suburbs Renew My Church Grouping

March 10, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Southeast Suburbs Renew My Church grouping.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on the Blue Island, Posen, Robbins and St. Walter Renew My Church Grouping

March 9, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Blue Island, Posen, Robbins and St. Walter Renew My Church grouping. This grouping includes St. Benedict (Blue Island), St. Donatus, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr (Posen) and St. Walter Parishes and the St. Peter Claver Mission (Robbins).
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Religious Leaders Unite to Vaccinate Chicago-area Parochial School Educators to Fight COVID-19

Unprecedented interfaith alliance will vaccinate more than 6,300 educators in Chicago and Cook County starting next week.
Chicago – (Feb. 16, 2021) – Leaders of local religious organizations have come together to form the Alliance of Faith Based Schools and work with Chicago and Cook County departments of public health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 6,300 full-time employees in their schools starting late this week. The alliance includes leaders from the Catholic, Jewish and Lutheran communities, along with city and county officials and the support of Loyola University Medical Center.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools Announces Its Students Maintained Learning Gains Despite COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges

Archdiocesan students did not fall behind in learning according to annual assessment exam
Chicago – (Feb. 1, 2021) – New data from Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools reveals that students have defied the national trend reflecting pandemic-related stagnation and decline in academics. Not only did archdiocese students meet academic expectations by staying on track with their learning, but an overwhelming number of them exceeded learning goals set out by the system’s annual i-Ready assessment exam.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate its 43rd Annual African American Heritage Prayer Service Virtually

Due to COVID-19, archdiocesan Catholic schools will gather online for four weekly virtual prayer services to honor African American heritage, culture, community and contributions to the Catholic Church.
Chicago, (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the 43rd Annual African American Heritage Prayer Service virtually throughout February in a series of prayer service videos every Friday at 10 a.m. Due to the pandemic, Catholic schools around the archdiocese will gather online to pray and celebrate African American heritage, culture, community and contributions to the Church. The theme for this year’s prayer services is We Are Called: Umoja for Black Lives, Justice, and Peace. A link to each prayer service can be found on the archdiocese’s YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/user/CatholicChicago].
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week 2021 by Rewarding Educators for Their Hard Work During Pandemic

This year’s Catholic Schools Week observance is Jan. 31 through Feb. 6
Chicago – (Jan. 31, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is pleased to announce that it will reward its educators and school staff for their resolve, ingenuity, dedication and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic with Gratitude Fund monetary awards during National Catholic Schools Week. The Fund, launched in December 2020, attracted a wide-array of donors, including individuals and corporations, and raised nearly $1.4 million, enough to provide monetary awards to all full- and most part-time educators and staff in the Catholic school system.
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