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U.S. Department of Education Honors Two Chicago-Area Catholic Schools as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

Catholic schools located in the archdiocese have received 119 Blue Ribbon Awards.
Chicago, (Sept. 21, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that Prince of Peace School in Lake Villa has been recognized this year by the U.S. Department of Education with a Blue Ribbon Award. The National Blue Ribbon Award is presented to a school based on its overall academic excellence or progress in closing student achievement gaps. In addition, Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, an independent Catholic school, was also recognized with a 2021 National Blue Ribbon Award. Catholic schools in the archdiocese have received 119 Blue Ribbon Awards.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on St. Frances of Rome and St. Mary of Celle Renew My Church Grouping

Sept. 20, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the St. Frances of Rome (Cicero)/ St. Mary of Celle (Berwyn) Renew My Church grouping.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Observe National Migration Week, Sept. 20 – 26, 2021

Parishes across the archdiocese will host celebrations.
Chicago, (Sept. 20, 2021) – In observance of National Migration Week, Sept. 20 – 26, 2021, Archdiocese of Chicago parishes and its Immigration Ministry will host events celebrating Chicagoland’s diverse Catholic community. This year’s National Migration Week theme is “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’.”
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The Archdiocese of Chicago Encourages Chicagoland Catholics to Get the Influenza Vaccine as Flu Season Approaches

The archdiocese continues to urge Catholics to also get their COVID-19 vaccinations as cases increase to avoid concurrent flu and coronavirus surges this fall and winter.
CHICAGO, (Sept. 20, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago encourages Chicago-area Catholics and community members to be vaccinated against influenza in addition to vaccination against COVID-19. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, urges everyone to do their part by getting vaccinated to avoid what public health officials call a ‘twindemic’ of the flu and COVID-19. According to public health officials, the vaccines for COVID-19, and the flu do not interfere with one another, nor is one a substitute for the other.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Melrose Park-Northlake Renew My Church Grouping

Sept. 16, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Melrose Park-Northlake Renew My Church grouping. Over the past several months, the grouping’s Feedback and Discernment Team, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and the school, met to review and discern the future parish, school and church structures. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish communities, the team submitted feedback reports to the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which includes representatives from across the archdiocese. The commission reviewed the feedback reports and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries and parish and grouping trends.
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St. Paul VI Parish in Riverside will Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Paul VI Starting with a Novena and Exposition of his Relics on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and Concluding with a Special Mass on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

The novena will include presentations from Dr. Geraldine Rohling, archivist and curator of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo, secretary general of the International Catholic Migration Commission based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Chicago, (Sept. 16, 2021) – St. Paul VI Parish, the newly unified parish of St. Mary Church (Riverside), Mater Christi Church (North Riverside) and St. Hugh Church (Lyons) will host a novena leading into the feast day of its namesake starting on Friday, Sept. 17 from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Mater Christi Church worship site, 2401 S. 10th Ave., North Riverside. Rev. Tom May will be installed as the founding pastor of the parish at the 11 a.m. Mass on St. Paul VI’s Feast Day of Sept. 26 at the St. Mary Parish worship site, 97 Herrick Rd., Riverside.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s National Pastoral Migratoria (Immigration Social Ministry) Institute to Hold Virtual Leadership Workshops on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2021

Over 12 dioceses and 70 Pastoral Migratoria leaders are expected to participate in the Spanish language presentations
Chicago (July 28, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that the National Pastoral Migratoria Institute will hold virtual leadership workshops on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Greg A. Richmond Superintendent of Schools

A veteran public and charter school leader, Richmond will oversee the nation’s largest private school system
Chicago (July 26, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Greg A. Richmond as superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, effective Aug. 16, 2021. Richmond has dedicated his career to creating innovative school options for families locally and at the state, national, and international levels. He was most recently founder of the Richmond Strategy Group and is a senior fellow at the Future Ed think tank at Georgetown University and a Pahara Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces a Return to Near-Pre-Pandemic Operations for the 2021-22 Academic Year

School masses and extracurricular activities such as athletics, music and field trips will resume, other safety protocols remain in place to protect the health and safety of students and staff
Chicago, (July 20, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updated safety protocols and the intention to return to near-normal, pre-pandemic operations for the upcoming academic year.
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St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold Street Masses for Peace in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

Street Mass ministry an opportunity to welcome people back to Mass
Chicago, IL (July 19, 2021) St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold several street masses through the end of 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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