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Archdiocese of Chicago Principal Selected as 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Mrs. Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek, principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chicago, has been recognized again for her outstanding contributions to academic excellence and community engagement
Chicago, IL (July 17, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that Mrs. Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek, principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chicago, has been named a 2017 National Distinguished Principal (NDP), one of three Catholic elementary school principals recognized with this award. The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the NDP program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character and environment for the students, families and staffs in their learning communities.

St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold a Street Mass to Bring Peace and the Joy of the Gospel to Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

Chicago, IL (July 14, 2017) – In an effort to bring the Gospel and its message of peace and hope to the streets of the Little Village neighborhood, St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold a street mass at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, on Spaulding Avenue between 27th and 28th streets.

Archdiocese of Chicago and Cook County Officials to Unveil Graveside Monument for Cook County’s Indigent, Unknown and Unborn Persons

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will attend the monument unveiling at a committal service on July 13
Chicago, IL (July 11, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago and Cook County officials will unveil a black granite monument that will mark the gravesites of indigent, unidentified and unborn persons during a committal service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 2755 W 111th St., on July 13 at 2 p.m. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, will gather alongside Cook County Commissioners, local funeral directors and volunteers during the ceremony.

Archdiocese of Chicago’s Hispanic Advisory Board Launches a Series of Talks on Religious Vocations

Cicero, IL (July 7, 2017) - Fr. Adan Sandoval, Director of the Archdiocesan Hispanic Advisory Board, along with members of the Hispanic Advisory Board, will host a series of Spanish language talks targeted at Hispanic men and women ages 18-34, who have an interest in exploring a religious vocation. The talks will be held at Our Lady of the Mount Parish in Cicero, IL, 2400 S. 61st Ave., on July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Young Catholics will Quench their Thirst this Summer at Theology on Tap Events throughout the City and Suburbs

Hundreds of young adults will discuss theological topics at the Theology on Tap kick-off event on July 10 in the Informal Atmosphere of Old Crow Smokehouse in River North
Chicago, IL (July 5, 2017) – Theology on Tap, a weekly summer gathering for young Catholics hosted by Archdiocese of Chicago parishes, will kick off its season with a record crowd of more than 500 young adults expected at Old Crow Smokehouse on Monday, July 10. Fr. Thomas Rosica, media attaché of the Holy See and chief executive officer of Salt and Light TV in Canada, and Michael O’Loughlin, author of “Tweetable Pope” and national correspondent for America Magazine, will lead a discussion about what young adults have in common with Pope Francis.

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago Opens the First Cremation Garden within the Archdiocese

Blessing ceremony for the garden to take place on July 10 at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines
Chicago, IL (July 3, 2017) – Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will open and bless the Cremation Garden of Saint Francis at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N River Rd in Des Plaines, on July 10 at 2pm. This is the first cremation garden within the Archdiocese of Chicago and provides a sacred and comforting setting for interment of the cremated remains of the body.

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Celebrate the 4th of July and the 30th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Iconic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a Special Mass

Former Chicago Auxiliary Bishop and Bishop Emeritus of Lubbock, TX. Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, to Concelebrate Mass
Des Plaines, IL (June 30, 2017) – The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will celebrate Independence Day as well as the 30th anniversary of the arrival there of the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with an outdoor Mass at the Shrine, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Eighth Annual Fore the Kids Golf Outing and Inaugural Cardinal’s Cup

Event to be held on Monday, June 26, 11:30 a.m. at Chicago Highlands Golf Club
Chicago, IL (June 13, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host its eighth annual Fore the Kids golf outing on Monday, June 26 at the Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester, Illinois. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Office of Catholic Schools and the Archdiocese’s Emergency Tuition Assistance Program which provides assistance to economically challenged students enabling them to continue their pursuit of academic excellence through Catholic education. Fore the Kids, has raised more than $120,000 annually for emergency scholarships.

Annual Muslim/Catholic Interfaith Program and Iftar

Monday June 12, 2017 at the Islamic Foundation North (IFN)
Chicago, IL (June 9, 2017) – The Islamic Foundation North (IFN) in Libertyville, Illinois will host the Annual Muslim/Catholic Interfaith Program and Iftar on Monday, June 12, 2017.The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago sponsors this event during Ramadan and invites Chicago’s Catholic community to celebrate their mutual friendship and to promote interreligious dialogue.

Fr. Thomas A. Baima to Address Annual ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly

Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA and the Archdiocese of Chicago will Renew 1989 Covenant later this Year
Chicago, IL (June 8, 2017) – The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, Vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, will be the guest speaker at the opening of the 30th Annual Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on Friday, June 9, 2017. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, who had committed to attend this gathering, expressed his regrets that he could not be present due to the funeral of Metropolitan Iakovos, leader of the Metropolis of Chicago of the Greek Orthodox Church.
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