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Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Press Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. to Discuss Events for the Upcoming Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 11 – 12, 2021 as well as the Dedication of the New Entrance to the Shrine on Dec. 4, 2021 at Noon

WHAT: The Archdiocese of Chicago will hold a press conference to provide details regarding events for the annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL., on December 11-12, 2021. Officials will also discuss details over the dedication of the new entrance to the plaza to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at noon. WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Quigley Pastoral Center, 835 North Rush Street, Chicago

WHO:
• Very Rev. Esequiel Sanchez, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
• Commander Matthew Bowler, Support Services/Training Division of the Des Plaines Police Department
• Rev. Manuel Padilla, Associate Pastor, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
• Rev. Jesus Puentes, Associate Pastor, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

WHY: The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe hosts the largest gathering of pilgrims honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe in the country. Officials will present a schedule of events and answer media questions regarding safety and logistics for the hundreds of thousands of faithful expected to attend.

***The news conference will be livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/Santuarioguadalupe
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 9:45 a.m.

Cardinal Blase Cupich to Distribute Thanksgiving Meals and Winter Clothing to Families in Need at St. Moses the Black Parish Food Pantry

WHAT: Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will distribute turkeys and winter clothing to families in need at St. Moses the Black Parish Food Pantry in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 9:45 - 11 a.m.

Cardinal Cupich will welcome guests in prayer before the distribution begins at the parish’s weekly food pantry. The parish will give away 500 winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves in children and adult sizes as well as turkeys and all the traditional Thanksgiving meal fixings.

The parish’s weekly food pantry helps families with food insecurity in the Park Manor, Greater Grand Crossing and Chatham neighborhoods. St. Moses the Black Parish is the newly unified parish of St. Clotilde, St. Columbanus and St. Dorothy Churches.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 9:45 – 11 a.m.

WHERE: St. Moses the Black Parish parking lot (formerly St. Columbanus Parish), 331 E. 71st St., Chicago.
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, Nov. 25 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Sally E. Blount, Catholic Charities Join Dozens of Volunteers to Serve a Thanksgiving Meal to Hundreds of our Neighbors at 16th Annual Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Lunch

WHAT:
More than 40 volunteers will serve a full Thanksgiving feast at the 16th Annual Catholic Charities Thanksgiving lunch. The traditional Thanksgiving Day meal is served to approximately 200 homeless or food insecure men, women, children on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving lunch is part of Catholic Charities work to meet the needs of both the homeless and food insecure which includes an evening supper every weekday at its downtown headquarters in River North as well as weekly suppers and food pantries throughout the Chicagoland region.

WHO:
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
Sally E. Blount, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Cathollic Charities volunteers and neighbors in need

WHERE:
Catholic Charities Headquarters – River North, 721 North LaSalle Street, Chicago

WHEN:
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, Nov. 25
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*Media are asked to arrive between 11 a.m. to noon, no later*

PHOTOS / INTERVIEWS:
Engaging visuals of volunteers and clients enjoying a meal
Interviews with employees, volunteers and clients

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phil Zepeda
312-655-7019 (work) or 312-622-2640 (cell/text)
[email protected]
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227