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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Seven Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago Today at 10 a.m. Mass will be livestreamed.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain seven diocesan priests at 10 a.m., today at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, Ill. Cardinal Cupich will also ordain a priest for ministry in the Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania during this celebration. Media can view the Ordination Mass by livestream which will be available at https://youtu.be/QY05tbNv41M.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will have limited attendance to observe local and state seating capacity restrictions.

For print media, please reach out to the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Media Relations Department to coordinate distribution of Ordination Mass photos. Contact information is listed below.

Background:
The Rites of Ordination occur during Mass after the Gospel is read and includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history, such as the prostration (lying stretched out on the ground), laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten and the sign of peace.

Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, priests receive a wide variety of responsibilities, including presiding over Mass, preaching the Gospel, and celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Matrimony and Anointing of the Sick.

Please note, this liturgy will be approximately 2 1/2-hours in length.

WHERE: St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, Ill. – please note, media will need to take the feed from our livestream.

WHO:
  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago
  • Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Very Rev. John Kartje, rector/president, University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
  • Rev. Mark Francis, CSV, president of Catholic Theological Union
  • Newly ordained priests and their families
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Planning Information for Priest Ordination Mass by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

Media interviews with the candidates will take place on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m.

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. Cardinal Cupich will also ordain a priest for ministry in the Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania during this celebration.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will have limited attendance to observe local and state seating capacity restrictions. Media can view the Ordination Mass by livestream which will be available at https://youtu.be/QY05tbNv41M.

For print media, please reach out to the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Media Relations Department to coordinate distribution of Ordination Mass photos. Contacts are listed below.

Background:
The Rites of Ordination occur during Mass after the Gospel is read and includes various rituals, rich in meaning and history, such as the prostration (lying stretched out on the ground), laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten and the sign of peace.

Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, priests receive a wide variety of responsibilities, including presiding over Mass, preaching the Gospel, and celebrating the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Matrimony and Anointing of the Sick.

Please note, this liturgy will be approximately 2 1/2-hours in length.

WHERE: St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, Ill. – please note, media will need to take the feed from our livestream.

WHO:
  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago
  • Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Very Rev. John Kartje, rector/president, University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
  • Rev. Mark Francis, CSV, president of Catholic Theological Union
  • Newly-ordained priests and their families

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE ORDINANDI INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: The candidates will be available for media interviews in English and Spanish on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 North Wabash Avenue. Please call or email the contacts below to schedule interviews.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

July 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020

The Ordination Masses for Bishop-elect Michael G. McGovern and Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka set for July 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020

The Ordination Masses for Bishop-elect Michael G. McGovern and Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Belleville, Ill. and at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Peoria, respectively. Pope Francis recently appointed the two Archdiocese of Chicago priests as bishops.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, will present the mandates from the Holy See at the Masses.

Bishop-elect McGovern will serve as the ninth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill. Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka will serve as the Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, Ill. until Bishop Daniel Jenky retires, and then serve as the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria.

Due to concerns over the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the liturgies will be limited and social distancing will be observed.

The Diocese of Belleville and the Diocese of Peoria are exploring options for broadcasting the liturgies online for those who cannot attend the ceremonies. More information will be released to media closer to the installation Masses.

WHEN:
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.: Bishop-elect McGovern’s ordination and installation Mass.
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2 p.m.: Coadjutor Bishop-elect Tylka’s ordination Mass.
WHERE:
  • Bishop-elect McGovern’s installation Mass location: Cathedral of St. Peter, 200 W. Harrison St., Belleville, Ill.
  • Coadjutor Bishop-elect Tylka’s installation Mass location: Cathedral of St. Mary, 607 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, Ill.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.