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Archdiocese of Chicago Observes the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18 - 25, 2022

Chicagoland Christian Churches to pray together in-person and online throughout the week
Chicago, (Jan. 14, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will join other Christian churches in praying for unity during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Started in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually around the world, usually around Pentecost. Those eight days form an “octave” from the Confession of St. Peter to the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. This year’s theme is from the second chapter of the gospel of Matthew, “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship Him.”
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Participate in Local Respect Life Events throughout January

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be a guest speaker at the March for Life Chicago Rally on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Chicago, (Jan. 6, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in local events in January commemorating the March for Life, an annual pro-life gathering in Washington, D.C., occurring on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion. The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Respect Life Ministry is a sponsor of March for Life Chicago.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host 16th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 in Chicago’s Loop Starting at 11 a.m.

A press conference with Catholic immigration ministry networks will be held following the posada at Holy Name Cathedral at 1 p.m.
Chicago - (Dec. 15, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 16th annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, Dec. 17 beginning at 11 a.m., outside the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Center, 101 W. Ida B. Wells Dr. and continue its route to four locations throughout Chicago’s Loop.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Frassati-Lake Zurich Renew My Church Grouping

All parishes and schools will remain in their current structures.
Dec. 13, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Frassati-Lake Zurich Renew My Church grouping. The current structures of the parishes and schools in this grouping will remain unchanged.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate its 36th Annual Simbáng Gabi from December 15 – 23, 2021, Marking 500 Years of Catholicism in the Philippines

Nearly 60 archdiocesan parishes will participate in the Filipino Catholic tradition with a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother.
Chicago, (Dec. 13, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate its 36th Simbáng Gabi from Wednesday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s Asian Catholic Initiative office, Simbáng Gabi is one of the oldest and most popular Filipino Christmas traditions.
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Parishes and Schools Across the Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12

Activities to include Masses, including a Mass of the Roses, dances, tributes, a dramatization of the appearance of Our Lady to San Juan Diego, and Holy Hours
Chicago, IL (December 9, 2021) - Parishes and Schools across the archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, Dec. 10, Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12. This year marks the 490th anniversary of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, when Hispanic Catholics and other groups celebrate the Virgin Mary’s multiple appearances to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec convert to Catholicism.
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Cardinal Blase Cupich Video Appeals to Illinoisans to Help Fund A Child’s Future by Supporting Tax Credit Scholarships

More than $11.5 million has already been raised this year to provide scholarships to 2,100 children.
Chicago - (Dec. 1, 2021) – Today, the Archdiocese of Chicago released a video message featuring Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and Catholic school families speaking in support of tax credit scholarships.
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The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines to host the 2021 Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 11-12

The Shrine will dedicate a new entrance in a special ceremony on Saturday, December 4 at 12 p.m. (Please refer to attached list for a complete schedule of all activities)
Des Plaines, IL (December 1, 2021) - The annual celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, will begin on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. and continue through Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. A program of events beginning on December 3 aims to give hope and healing to the Hispanic community, especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development Annual Collection to be held at Parishes the Weekend of Nov. 20-21, 2021

In its 51st year, the annual collection funds grants that help low-income communities break the cycle of poverty.
Chicago - (Nov. 17, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the U.S. Catholic bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program, will be held at archdiocesan parishes the weekend of November 20-21, 2021. This national collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD’s community and economic development grants and education programs for locally-based programs. Twenty-five percent of the funds collected remain in each diocese to support local anti-poverty projects. In 2021-2022, CCHD will support 20 non-profit organizations in Cook and Lake counties with nearly $800,000 in grants.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on North Berwyn-Cicero Renew My Church Grouping

Nov. 12, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the North Berwyn-Cicero Renew My Church grouping.
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