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Selected Masses and Activities for All Souls Day/ Day of the Dead throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago, IL (October 28, 2022) – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago will hold special masses and activities in observance of All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. What follows is a list of selected parishes and mass schedules in celebration and remembrance of the dead.
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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Outdoor Rosary and Prayer Services at 17 Cemetery Locations on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 in Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles will commemorate its 150th anniversary on All Souls’ Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2 with an open house, tours and Mass
Chicago - (Oct. 27, 2022) – Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host Cemetery Sunday outdoor rosary and prayer services at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 in observance of All Saints’ Day, which is Nov. 1, and All Souls’ Day, which is Nov. 2. The services will be held at 17 cemetery locations.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host the Tenth Annual Keep Hope Alive Fundraiser Benefitting its Immigration Ministry on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, to deliver remarks on the important role lay leaders play in “Welcoming the Stranger”
Chicago - (Oct. 21, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Immigration Ministry will host its tenth annual Keep Hope Alive benefit at 6:45 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. Keep Hope Alive is the archdiocese’s annual fundraiser to support Pastoral Migratoria, its local and national immigrant-led ministries and to recognize community leaders who have responded to the needs of immigrant communities.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold 11th Annual Hope and Healing Mass

St. Gertrude Parish on Chicago’s North Side will host the Mass on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Chicago - (Oct. 12, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry will hold its 11th Annual Hope and Healing Mass at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at St. Gertrude Parish, 6200 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. Fr. Michael Gabriel, associate pastor and administrator of St. Gertrude Parish, will be the main celebrant and homilist of the Mass, which will be livestreamed on the parish’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stgertrudechicago/ (editor’s note: to protect the privacy of victim-survivors who will attend the Mass, media are asked to not film or photograph their faces).
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Holy Name Cathedral to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini with a Special Mass and Unveiling of a Newly Commissioned Statue on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

A first-class relic embedded in a bas-relief of the saint, known by many as Mother Cabrini, will be blessed during the noon Mass. The cathedral will also launch its Mother Cabrini Legacy Program.
Chicago, (Oct., 11, 2022) – Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. in Chicago, will celebrate the life and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini with a special Mass and unveiling of a newly commissioned statue on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Bishop Emeritus Daniel Turley, OSA, of Chulucanas, Peru, will be the main celebrant and homilist of the noon Mass which will include the blessing of her first-class relic embedded in a bas-relief that will be placed in a reliquary inside the cathedral. Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, rector of Holy Name Cathedral, will bless and dedicate the statue after the Mass.
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Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will Host a Rededication Mass and Blessing of its Newly Renovated Outreach Center on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass and lead the subsequent blessing of the building. The renovated outreach center is housed on the grounds of the former Our Lady of the Angels School.
Chicago – (Sept. 28, 2022) – Mission of Our Lady of the Angels will host a rededication Mass and blessing of its newly renovated outreach center on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the 10 a.m. Mass and lead the subsequent blessing of the building. 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 to Celebrate the Seventh Annual Mass for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago - (Sept. 27, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the seventh annual Mass for victims and survivors of domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago. Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach (ACDVO) Office, will preside and preach at the Mass. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.
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Archdiocese of Chicago asks Three Retired Priests to Remain out of Ministry Pending Investigation of Nearly 50 Year Old Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors

Chicago - (Sept. 24, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that it has asked three retired priests to remain out of ministry while its Independent Review Board investigates allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. The priests are: Father John J. Rudnik, 87, Father James E. Flynn, 80 and Father John W. Clemens, 75. Each has one allegation against him, all dating from nearly a half century ago and all are cooperating fully with the process. The persons making the allegations have been offered the services of the Archdiocese Victim Assistance Ministry and civil authorities have been notified. In addition, parishioners in the parishes where these priests served have been notified.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Christ the King School as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon Recipient

Catholic schools located in the archdiocese have received 120 Blue Ribbon Awards.
Chicago, (Sept. 16, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that Christ The King School, in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, 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. Catholic schools in the archdiocese have received 120 Blue Ribbon Awards.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Observe National Migration Week, September 19 – 25, 2022

Parishes across the archdiocese and other U.S. dioceses will host celebrations.
Chicago, (Sept. 15, 2022) – In observance of National Migration Week, Sept. 19 – 25, 2022, the parishes and Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host events throughout the week celebrating Chicagoland’s diverse Catholic community. In solidarity with the Vatican, this year’s theme is “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.” National Migration Week culminates on Sunday, Sept. 25 with a 5:15 p.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago.
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