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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host a Gala Benefitting the Cause for Sainthood of Father Augustus Tolton on Sunday, October 22

The gala will be held at Navy Pier’s Lakeview Terrace
Chicago, IL (October 17, 2017) –The Archdiocese of Chicago will host a Gala benefitting the Cause for Sainthood of Father Augustus Tolton on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. at Navy Pier’s Lakeview Terrace, 600 East Grand Avenue on Chicago’s Lakefront.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities Surpass Goal of Filling Soldier Field Twice by Collecting More Than 125,000 Food Items as Part of Soup-er Stadium Challenge Initiative

Donations from the Challenge will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need
Chicago, IL (October 12, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities today announced they exceeded their goal of filling Soldier Field twice by collecting more than 125,000 food items as part of the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, an initiative to help eliminate hunger in Cook and Lake Counties. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation and Soldier Field also lent support to the Challenge, which will provide more than 100,000 meals to Chicagoans in need.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Claudia Mann Chief Human Resources and Staff Development Officer

Former Vice President of Human Resources for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited, to join the Archdiocese
Chicago, IL (October 5, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Claudia Mann as Chief Human Resources and Staff Development Officer, a new position for the Archdiocese. Prior to her appointment, Mann was the Vice President of Human Resources for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited. In her new role, which she begins on Monday, October 9, Mann will oversee the recruitment, development and implementation of an integrated human relations and professional staff development strategy for the Archdiocese, bringing new capabilities in staff engagement and development.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host (re)ENCOUNTER, a Young Adult Faith Night, with Special Guest Mark Wahlberg

Thousands of young adults expected to attend the event hosted by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Chicago, IL (October 3, 2017) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will be joined by actor, producer and committed Catholic Mark Wahlberg and other presenters to host (re)ENCOUNTER, a young adult faith night, on Friday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at UIC Pavilion. The event will gather thousands of young adults – Catholic and non-Catholic – for a night of thought-provoking speakers, live music and faith-focused discussions.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Six Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

The Archdiocese of Chicago is the Recipient of the Greatest Number of Blue Ribbon Awards of Any School System – Public and Private – in the Country
Chicago, IL (September 28, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that six of its Catholic schools – Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness), St. Edward School (Chicago), St. Gilbert Catholic School (Grayslake), St. Josaphat School (Chicago), St. Joseph Catholic School (Libertyville) and St. Joseph School (Wilmette) – have been recognized this year by the U.S. Department of Education with Blue Ribbon Awards. The National Blue Ribbon Award is presented to schools based on a school’s overall academic excellence or the school’s progress in closing student achievement gaps. The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools have received more than 90 Blue Ribbon Awards, more than any other school system – public and private – in the country. St. Josaphat School is the only elementary school in the City of Chicago to win this prestigious honor twice, having first earned this distinction in 2012.
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Fr. Louis Cameli, Cardinal Cupich’s Delegate for Formation and Mission, to Preside and Preach at Archdiocesan-Wide Domestic Violence Awareness and Outreach Mass

Mass will be held on Saturday, September 30 at Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago, IL (September 25, 2017) – Father Louis Cameli, Cardinal Cupich’s Delegate for Formation and Mission, will preside and preach at an archdiocesan-wide Mass for Domestic Violence Awareness and Outreach on Saturday, September 30 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, corner of State and Superior Streets in Chicago. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Debuts Young Adult Scripture Series with a Discussion about the Compatibility of Religion and Science

Hundreds of young adults expected to attend the kick-off event for Six Weeks with the Word of God on September 18 at Nacional 27
Chicago, IL (September 13, 2017) – Six Weeks with the Word of God, a weekly scripture-based gathering for young Catholics hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, will kick-off on Monday, September 18 at Nacional 27, 325 West Huron. Fr. John Kartje, Rector/President at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, will discuss “Making the Leap of Faith: A Talk on Science and the Bible by an Astrophysicist Priest,” reflecting on the intersection of faith and science and how they co-exist.
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Dr. Daniel Olsen Named as Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Chicago, IL (September 7, 2017) – Dr. Daniel Olsen has been named Director of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. He succeeds Sister Mary Ellen Coombe who had been acting in the role of director until her retirement.
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Faith Leaders from the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago to Observe the Third Annual Solemn Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Evening prayer service will take place on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
Chicago, IL (August 28, 2017) – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and SS. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, both in Glenview, will commemorate the third annual Solemn Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1775 Grove Street.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Principal Selected as 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Mrs. Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek, principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chicago, has been recognized again for her outstanding contributions to academic excellence and community engagement
Chicago, IL (July 17, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that Mrs. Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek, principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chicago, has been named a 2017 National Distinguished Principal (NDP), one of three Catholic elementary school principals recognized with this award. The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the NDP program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character and environment for the students, families and staffs in their learning communities.
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