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Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Announces Reopening Plans for 2020/21 School Year

Sweeping changes being made to reopen school buildings safely for in-person instruction during COVID-19 pandemic
CHICAGO - July 10, 2020 - The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools today released its plans to safely reopen school buildings in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on education in Illinois, but our Catholic schools were praised by families for our ingenuity and creativity in responded to the challenge of providing virtual instruction to our more than 70,000 students.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Young Adult Engagement Ministry Kicks-off Theology on Tap Series Focusing on Social Justice Topics on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these summer gatherings will move online to observe social distancing guidelines
Chicago - (June 23, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Young Adult Ministry Engagement will begin its 2020 Theology on Tap Series on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. This year’s series, “Voices on the Periphery,” will focus on social justice topics, highlighting the work of local community organizers. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, will lead a discussion of the evening’s theme, “How Individuals Change Society: The Role of Faith in Transforming Racial Injustice.” The event will be live on Facebook. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Theology on Tap gatherings will take place online to observe social distancing guidelines.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Seven Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago on Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles, Ill.

The new priests will begin their assignments on July 1, 2020
Chicago - (June 17, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain seven diocesan priests at 10 a.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, Ill. The newly-ordained priests range in age from 27 to 52 and hail from the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as from Colombia, Ecuador, Guam and the Philippines. Cardinal Cupich will also ordain a priest for ministry in the Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania during this celebration.
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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Broadcast Memorial Day Masses Online on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Cemeteries will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Memorial Day for visitors in groups of 10 or less in keeping with civil authority guidelines.
Chicago, Ill. (May 19, 2020) - Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will broadcast Memorial Day Masses online on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. All in-person field Masses at nearly 40 Catholic cemeteries have been cancelled because of COVID-19. The Masses will be recorded in three languages, English, Spanish and Polish by Bishop-elect Michael McGovern, Bishop Robert Casey and Bishop Andrew Wypych, respectively and will be available for viewing at www.CatholicCemeteriesChicago.org.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s St. Matthias School Recognized as International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

St. Matthias School is the first Catholic school in Illinois to receive the organization’s Primary Years and Middle Years Programme distinctions
Chicago, Ill. (May 13, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that St. Matthias School has received the prestigious distinction as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This adds to the school’s designation as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades six through eight. With both classifications, St. Matthias School is the first Catholic school in the state of Illinois to earn an IB designation for pre-K through eighth grades.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Renew My Church Grouping of St. Gregory the Great and Saints Ita and Thomas of Canterbury

May 13, 2020
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Renew My Church grouping comprised of St. Gregory the Great Parish and Ss. Ita and Thomas of Canterbury Parish.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Priest Reverend Louis Tylka Appointed Coadjutor of the Diocese of Peoria

Bishop Tylka will succeed Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC as Ordinary Bishop of Peoria upon his retirement.
Chicago, Ill. (May 11, 2020) – Pope Francis announced early Monday morning that he has named Reverend Louis Tylka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, Ill.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Launches A Call to Prayer Phone Service

Volunteers will pray with callers in the time of COVID-19
Chicago, Ill. (May 7, 2020) – A group of parishioners from across the Archdiocese of Chicago have launched A Call to Prayer: a phone service for anyone feeling the need to pray with others during this uncertain and isolated time.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Announces the Appointment of Sally Blount as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Former Kellogg Dean is the first lay person to lead one of the nation’s largest Catholic Charities agencies
Chicago, Ill. (April 23, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, today announced that he has appointed Sally Blount as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Blount, 58, is the Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she is the former dean.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday Online Liturgies

Spanish and Polish language Easter liturgies will also be broadcast and available online
Chicago, Ill. (April 9, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the Archdiocese of Chicago’s online liturgies for Holy Week and Easter Sunday from Holy Name Cathedral. Fr. Ismael Sandoval and Fr. Marek Smolka will preside over the Spanish and Polish language Easter Sunday online Masses, respectively.
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