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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Host the Sixth Annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 7:30 a.m.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Washington will be the keynote speaker
Chicago, IL (Jan. 16, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will host the sixth annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. at The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the seventh archbishop of Washington and former archbishop of Atlanta and auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Cupich and Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, will both deliver remarks. Dina Bair, WGN News anchor and reporter, will emcee the event.
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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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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host 14th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at 7 a.m.

Community members are encouraged to join in walking and praying for immigrants who seek legislative protection
Chicago, IL (Dec. 11, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 14th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, Dec. 13 beginning at 7 a.m., outside the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Center, 101 W. Ida B. Wells/Congress Parkway, Chicago. Based on a centuries-old tradition throughout Mexico, Guatemala and immigrant communities in the United States, the archdiocese’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry sponsors the one-mile pilgrimage symbolizing Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem traveling from place to place seeking rest and shelter, also known as “Posada.”
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Parishes and Schools Across the Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12

Activities to include Masses, dances, tributes, a dramatization of the appearance of Our Lady to San Juan Diego, Holy Hour and Mass of the Roses
Chicago, IL (Dec. 11, 2019) - Parishes and Schools across the archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12. This year marks the 488th anniversary of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, when Hispanic Catholics and other groups celebrate the Virgin Mary’s multiple appearances to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec who converted to Catholicism.
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Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Alberto Rojas Appointed Coadjutor of the Diocese of San Bernardino

Bishop Rojas will succeed Bishop Gerald Barnes as Ordinary Bishop of San Bernardino, the nation’s fifth largest diocese, upon his retirement.
Chicago, IL (December 2, 2019) – Pope Francis announced early Monday morning that he has named Bishop Alberto Rojas, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino, the nation’s fifth largest diocese.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development Annual Collection to be held at Parishes the Weekend of November 23, 2019

The annual collection funds grants to help low-income communities break the cycle of poverty
Chicago, IL (November 19, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) annual collection will be held at archdiocesan parishes the weekend of November 23-24, 2019. In 1969, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) established CCHD as its domestic program to address the root causes of poverty by funding grants to support community-based programs. The primary source of funding is annual parish collections throughout the U.S. during the third weekend in November. Fifty percent of funds collected during the annual appeal stay in the Archdiocese of Chicago for anti-poverty projects. The other fifty percent is remitted to the national office, which redistributes funds to similar projects in dioceses across the country.
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