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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Eight Renew My Church Groupings

Feb. 6, 2020
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updates on the following Renew My Church groupings: 63rd Street, South Shore, West Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Southwest, East Side, Waukegan, and Ss. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr.
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Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund Announce Historic Ten-Year Agreement

$47.5 Million Philanthropic Investment from Big Shoulders Fund Helps Ensure 30 Catholic Schools Will Continue to Serve Chicago’s Communities
Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund today announced a significant step in protecting the future of Catholic education, particularly on Chicago’s south and west sides. The organizations have entered into an agreement that will enable 30 schools serving 5,600 children, their families, and communities to continue to their mission.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Teacher is a 2020 Golden Apple Award Finalist

Archdiocesan teacher and assistant principal Renee Bartley-Bogard, of St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills, is among the finalists for the prestigious award
Chicago, IL (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that Renee Bartley-Bogard, a teacher and assistant principal at St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills, Ill., is a finalist for the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Bartley-Bogard is one of 30 educators selected as finalists for the prestigious award -- just four percent of a record-setting 732 nominations received from 64 counties in Illinois. Award finalists will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence in Teaching & Leadership celebration at the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week 2020

This year’s observance is Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2020
Chicago, IL (Jan. 22, 2020) – Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, takes place this year from Sunday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 1. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. The 205 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago will mark the week with special activities including, Masses, service projects, community appreciation efforts, open houses, talent shows, pep rallies, and guest speakers.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces St. Elizabeth of the Trinity as the Name of the Newly Formed Parish and School in the Milwaukee Avenue North Renew My Church Grouping

St. Cornelius, St. Tarcissus and St. Thecla Parish and School and Pope Francis Global Academy’s North Campus will unite to form one new parish and school, effective July 1, 2020
Chicago, IL (Jan. 20, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced St. Elizabeth of the Trinity as the name of the newly formed parish and school created by the unification of St. Cornelius, St. Tarcissus and St. Thecla Parish and School and Pope Francis Global Academy North Campus. Parishioners proposed options and voted on the new parish and school name. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, reviewed their collective input and accepted the final name.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Celebrates the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Jan. 18–25, 2020

Chicagoland Christian Churches will host ecumenical prayer services and events throughout the week
Chicago, IL (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will join other churches in praying for unity during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world each year between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. 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 “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness.”
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Five Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools will Close at the end of the 2019/2020 Academic School Year

St. Colette School (Rolling Meadows), St. Jane de Chantal School (Chicago), St. Joseph School (Round Lake), St. Louise de Marillac School (La Grange Park) and St. Maria Goretti School (Schiller Park) will close due to low enrollment and financial difficulties
Chicago, IL (Jan. 13, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that five Catholic schools will close at the end of this school year (2019/20). The schools – St. Colette School (Rolling Meadows), St. Jane de Chantal School (Chicago), St. Joseph School (Round Lake), St. Louise de Marillac School (La Grange Park) and St. Maria Goretti School (Schiller Park) – will close due to low enrollment and financial difficulties.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Participate in Local Respect Life Events throughout January

Most Reverend John R. Manz, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will preside over the Mass for Life on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Chicago, IL (January 7, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in a series of local events throughout 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’s Respect Life Ministry will host Masses and prayer vigils in the archdiocese promoting the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Observe National Migration Week, January 5 through January 11, 2020

Most Reverend Mark Bartosic, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will preside over the multicultural opening Mass on Sunday, January 5 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago, IL (December 30, 2019) – In observance of National Migration Week, the Archdiocese of Chicago will host an opening Mass on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 5:15 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago. Most Reverend Mark Bartosic, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will preside over the multicultural Mass that celebrates Chicago’s diverse Catholic community.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate Simbang Gabi from Sunday, Dec. 15 through Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at the traditional Filipino Mass on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Chicago at 7 p.m.
Chicago, IL (December 12, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Simbang Gabi from Sunday, Dec. 15 through Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s Asian Catholic Initiative Office, Simbang Gabi is one of the oldest and most popular Filipino Christmas traditions. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over a Simbang Gabi Mass on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4646 N. Austin Ave. in Chicago at 7 p.m.
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