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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Schiller Park Parishes

Chicago - (Aug. 8, 2020) –The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on its Schiller Park parishes, St. Beatrice and St. Maria Goretti following their Renew My Church discernment process.
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The Chastity Education Initiative to Celebrate the Life of Cardinal Francis George, OMI on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

The virtual event fundraiser will benefit Archdiocese of Chicago’s chastity education programs, curricula and events.
Chicago - (Aug. 6, 2020) –The Chastity Education Initiative will host a free, virtual event on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., Celebrating the Life of Cardinal Francis George, OMI benefitting the Archdiocese of Chicago’s chastity education programs. The event will honor Cardinal George’s commitment to chastity education, including his 2003 establishment of the archdiocese’s Chastity Education Initiative, and will commemorate the fifth anniversary of his death. Due to COVID-19, the fundraiser will be live on the archdiocese's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces the Appointment of Three Senior Officers

Named are a new General Counsel, Director of Multimedia Content and Interim Chief Human Resources and Staff Development Officer
Chicago, (July 29, 2020) The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced it has appointed three senior officers. James Geoly, J.D. was appointed general counsel, Vincent Gerasole was appointed director of multimedia content and Justin Lombardo was named interim chief human resources and staff development officer.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Vicar General Bishop Ronald A. Hicks Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

Bishop Hicks will succeed Bishop Emeritus R. Daniel Conlon as Ordinary Bishop of Joliet
Chicago - (July 17, 2020) – Pope Francis today announced that he has named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the sixth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Ill. Pope Francis had previously accepted the resignation of Bishop Emeritus R. Daniel Conlon and had named Bishop Richard E. Pates as Apostolic Administrator of the diocese until a new bishop could be appointed. Bishop Hicks, 52, will be installed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Ill. on September 29, 2020.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Announces Reopening Plans for 2020/21 School Year

Sweeping changes being made to reopen school buildings safely for in-person instruction during COVID-19 pandemic
CHICAGO - July 10, 2020 - The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools today released its plans to safely reopen school buildings in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on education in Illinois, but our Catholic schools were praised by families for our ingenuity and creativity in responded to the challenge of providing virtual instruction to our more than 70,000 students.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Young Adult Engagement Ministry Kicks-off Theology on Tap Series Focusing on Social Justice Topics on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these summer gatherings will move online to observe social distancing guidelines
Chicago - (June 23, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Young Adult Ministry Engagement will begin its 2020 Theology on Tap Series on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. This year’s series, “Voices on the Periphery,” will focus on social justice topics, highlighting the work of local community organizers. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, will lead a discussion of the evening’s theme, “How Individuals Change Society: The Role of Faith in Transforming Racial Injustice.” The event will be live on Facebook. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Theology on Tap gatherings will take place online to observe social distancing guidelines.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Seven Priests for the Archdiocese of Chicago on Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles, Ill.

The new priests will begin their assignments on July 1, 2020
Chicago - (June 17, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain seven diocesan priests at 10 a.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, Ill. The newly-ordained priests range in age from 27 to 52 and hail from the Archdiocese of Chicago, as well as from Colombia, Ecuador, Guam and the Philippines. Cardinal Cupich will also ordain a priest for ministry in the Archdiocese of Tabora, Tanzania during this celebration.
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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Broadcast Memorial Day Masses Online on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Cemeteries will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Memorial Day for visitors in groups of 10 or less in keeping with civil authority guidelines.
Chicago, Ill. (May 19, 2020) - Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will broadcast Memorial Day Masses online on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. All in-person field Masses at nearly 40 Catholic cemeteries have been cancelled because of COVID-19. The Masses will be recorded in three languages, English, Spanish and Polish by Bishop-elect Michael McGovern, Bishop Robert Casey and Bishop Andrew Wypych, respectively and will be available for viewing at www.CatholicCemeteriesChicago.org.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s St. Matthias School Recognized as International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

St. Matthias School is the first Catholic school in Illinois to receive the organization’s Primary Years and Middle Years Programme distinctions
Chicago, Ill. (May 13, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that St. Matthias School has received the prestigious distinction as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This adds to the school’s designation as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades six through eight. With both classifications, St. Matthias School is the first Catholic school in the state of Illinois to earn an IB designation for pre-K through eighth grades.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Renew My Church Grouping of St. Gregory the Great and Saints Ita and Thomas of Canterbury

May 13, 2020
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced an update on the Renew My Church grouping comprised of St. Gregory the Great Parish and Ss. Ita and Thomas of Canterbury Parish.
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