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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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Archdiocese of Chicago Priest Reverend Louis Tylka Appointed Coadjutor of the Diocese of Peoria

Bishop Tylka will succeed Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC as Ordinary Bishop of Peoria upon his retirement.
Chicago, Ill. (May 11, 2020) – Pope Francis announced early Monday morning that he has named Reverend Louis Tylka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, Ill.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Launches A Call to Prayer Phone Service

Volunteers will pray with callers in the time of COVID-19
Chicago, Ill. (May 7, 2020) – A group of parishioners from across the Archdiocese of Chicago have launched A Call to Prayer: a phone service for anyone feeling the need to pray with others during this uncertain and isolated time.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Announces the Appointment of Sally Blount as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Former Kellogg Dean is the first lay person to lead one of the nation’s largest Catholic Charities agencies
Chicago, Ill. (April 23, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, today announced that he has appointed Sally Blount as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Blount, 58, is the Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she is the former dean.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday Online Liturgies

Spanish and Polish language Easter liturgies will also be broadcast and available online
Chicago, Ill. (April 9, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the Archdiocese of Chicago’s online liturgies for Holy Week and Easter Sunday from Holy Name Cathedral. Fr. Ismael Sandoval and Fr. Marek Smolka will preside over the Spanish and Polish language Easter Sunday online Masses, respectively.
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Ecumenical Stations of the Cross

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and a diverse group of religious, civic and community leaders to lead special online Christian service
Chicago, Ill. (April 8, 2020) – On Friday, April 10, a diverse group of Christian religious, civic and community leaders and representatives will lead a special service, The Ecumenical Stations of the Cross. Recognizing that Christians are not able to gather in their churches because of the stay-at-home order, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, called on church and community leaders to offer an online experience of worship to mark the end of the Lenten season, and to gather Christians in prayer.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Debut Online E-Learning Videos for Early Childhood Education

Youngest students will have more access to core subject area instruction in two languages starting today
Chicago, Ill. (April 7, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools today launched a first edition of 20 e-learning videos for preschool and kindergarten students designed to assist families during COVID-19 school closures. Video is an effective learning format, especially for children who have not yet mastered reading. Parents and students can access the videos starting today on the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools’ YouTube Channel.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Priest Reverend Michael G. McGovern Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois

Bishop-elect McGovern will succeed Bishop Edward K. Braxton as Ordinary Bishop of Belleville
Chicago, Ill. (April 3, 2020) – Pope Francis today announced that he has named Father Michael G. McGovern, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. Pope Francis also announced that he had accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who was installed as the Bishop of Belleville in 2005. Bishop-elect McGovern, 55, is expected to begin his ministry in the Diocese of Belleville later this year.
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