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All Are Invited to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate All Souls Day

Día de los Muertos to include traditional altars honoring the departed on the grounds of the Shrine
Chicago, IL (October 31, 2018) – A special celebration on Friday, November 2, in honor of All Souls Day, will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. Rev. Esequiel Sánchez, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will celebrate the All Souls Day Mass at 7p.m.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Parishes to Host Special Masses and Activities for All Souls Day/Day of the Dead

All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, is Friday, November 2, 2018
Chicago, IL (October 26, 2018) – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago to host special masses and activities in observance of All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 2, 2018. The events signify a time to celebrate, pray and remember friends and family who have passed away.
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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago Extend Cemetery Visitation Hours on Nov. 1-2, 2018 until 6 p.m. in Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Rosary and Prayer Service will be held on Cemetery Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Chicago, IL (October 18, 2018) – Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will extend cemetery visitation hours until 6 p.m. at all their cemeteries on November 1-2, 2018 in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day respectively.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Gala Benefitting the Cause for Sainthood of Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton

The fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018
Chicago, IL (October 17, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host a gala benefitting the Cause for Sainthood of Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton at 3 p.m., on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Navy Pier Lakeview Terrace, 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. The event is sponsored by the Father Tolton Guild and the archdiocese’s Vicariate VI Office of Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry. The fundraiser supports expenses connected with the research, documentation and theological consultation required in advancing Fr. Tolton’s cause for beatification and canonization.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Seventh Annual Mass for Hope and Healing at Holy Family Parish on Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Mass is held to pray for the ongoing healing for child and youth sexual abuse survivors and their families
Chicago, IL (October 16, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry will hold the Seventh Annual Mass for Hope and Healing at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Fr. Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Church, will preside over the Mass. Michael Hoffman and Jim Richter, both victims-survivors, will offer personal testimonies and reflections on behalf of clergy sexual abuse victim-survivors to promote healing and support for all victim-survivors and their families.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Announce its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) 2018-19 Grant Recipients at the CCHD 2018 Community Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

The grants support local non-profits that help low-income communities break the cycle of poverty
Chicago, IL (October 10, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will announce its Catholic Campaign for Human Development program (CCHD) 2018-19 grant recipients at the CCHD 2018 Community Celebration at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018 at Old Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago. CCHD will award a total of $660,000 to 26 local non-profit organizations that support transformative anti-poverty and social justice work in low-income communities.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Seven Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2018 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 (October 1, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that seven of its Catholic schools – Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Elementary School (Orland Hills), Queen of All Saints School (Chicago), Sacred Heart School (Winnetka), St. Bede School (Ingleside), St. Francis de Sales School (Lake Zurich), St. Francis Xavier School (Wilmette) and St. Therese School (Chicago) – 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 102 Blue Ribbon Awards, more than any other school system – public and private – in the country.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate its Third Annual Mass for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Mass will be held at Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday, September 29 at 5:15 p.m.
Chicago, IL (September 24, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate its third annual Mass for victims of domestic violence on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Domestic Violence Outreach (ACDVO) office, will preside and preach at the Mass. All are welcome to attend, especially victims of domestic violence, their children and families.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Three Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago Today, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holy Name Cathedral

The three new auxiliary bishops are Mark A. Bartosic, Robert G. Casey and Ronald A. Hicks
Chicago, IL (September 17, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain three auxiliary bishops – Mark A. Bartosic, Robert G. Casey and Ronald A. Hicks – at 2 p.m. today, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. Cupich will serve as principal consecrator and main celebrant of the Mass. Co-consecrators of the three new bishops will be Auxiliary Bishops Francis J. Kane and George J. Rassas. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, will present the mandates from the Holy See at the Ordination Mass, which will be concelebrated by 26 bishops and 200 priests. Also attending will be deacons, members of religious orders, seminarians and honored guests from the ecumenical and interreligious community.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Leaders for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Polish Ministries

The new archdiocesan coordinators begin their assignments effective immediately
Chicago, IL (September 10, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has appointed four new archdiocesan coordinators for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Polish ministries. The three-year appointments are effective immediately and end on June 31, 2021. The new coordinators will work in collaboration with the archdiocese’s Department of Parish Vitality and Mission (DPVM) in ministering to promote ongoing dialogue, cultural awareness, acceptance and respect within the Archdiocese of Chicago’s diverse Catholic community.
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