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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023

Media Alert - St. Oscar Romero Parish in Chicago to Host Kite Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023; Hundreds Expected to Fly Kites

WHAT: St. Oscar Romero Parish, in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, will host a kite festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Cornell Square Park located at 1809 W. 50 St., Chicago. Hundreds of parishioners and religious education students, and their families, can either bring their own kites or make their own at a workshop taking place at the event. Prizes will be distributed for categories such as best themed kite, the kite that flies the highest, the kite that flies the longest, etc. A cookout will also take place at the event.

St. Oscar Romero Parish is the result of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Renew My Church Initiative’s unification of three parishes: Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph and St. Michael the Archangel, all in Chicago. The discernment process of Renew My Church occurred at the parishes during the COVID-19 pandemic, when churches were not gathering for in-person events. This is the first event of the unified parishes.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
• The event starts at 10 a.m., but for media, the best visuals will be from 2 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Cornell Square Park, 1809 W. 50 St., Chicago
Contact: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.