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The National Catholic Educational Association to Honor Three Recipients in the Archdiocese of Chicago with the Fourth Annual NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award

The Cristo Rey Network and Catholic educators from Our Lady of Tepeyac High School and Mother McAuley High School will be recognized at the annual NCEA Convention & Expo in Chicago on April 23, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Chicago, IL (April 22, 2019) – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) will honor the Cristo Rey Network; Joni Thompson, president of Our Lady of Tepeyac High School (Chicago); and Art Sheridan, theology teacher at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (Chicago) with the fourth annual 2019 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award for their dedication and outstanding achievements in Catholic education. They will be feted at the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards. dinner on April 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. during the annual NCEA Convention & Expo that takes place this year in Chicago at McCormick Place, 2301 South King Drive, Chicago.
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Parishes Across the Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate Good Friday with Living Stations of the Cross

Via Crucis to be held on Friday, April 19
Chicago, IL (April 17, 2019) – Good Friday, April 19, marks the day Catholics remember Christ’s suffering and death with special Stations of the Cross devotions, including outdoor processions of the living stations and veneration of the cross or Via Crucis.
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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Offer Free Lenten Concert

Teresa Scalise and the Rev. Bobby Krueger to Perform a Concert of Sacred Music
Des Plaines, IL (April 2, 2019) – A special Lenten concert will take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m., in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. The multi-lingual concert of sacred music, entitled "Lift My Soul," will feature singer Teresa Scalise and musician Rev. Bobby Krueger. Musical selections will be performed in English, Spanish, Italian and Latin.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey to Receive the 2019 Br. Denis Murphy Justice in Action Award from the Br. David Darst Center on March 2, 2019

Given annually, the award recognizes an individual, organization, or foundation with a strong dedication to social justice and community service
Chicago, IL (Feb. 27, 2019) – Archdiocese of Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey will receive the 2019 Br. Denis Murphy Justice in Action Award from the Br. David Darst Center at the organization’s annual “A Night at the Races” event, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Given annually, this award recognizes an individual, organization, or foundation with a strong dedication to social justice and community service.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Dr. MaryClare Birmingham Executive Director of Kolbe House Jail Ministry and Mr. Kevin Foy Director of the Office of Lifelong Formation

Chicago, IL (Feb. 25, 2019) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Dr. MaryClare Birmingham as executive director of Kolbe House Jail Ministry and Mr. Kevin Foy as director of the Office of Lifelong Formation. Dr. Birmingham has been a member of the Kolbe House Jail Ministry advisory board since its inception last year. In her role, Dr. Birmingham will oversee the support ministries and services provided by Kolbe House. Foy, while continuing his role as director of the archdiocese’s Mission Office, will also support the important mission of the Office of Lifelong Formation. Dr. Birmingham and Foy report to Rev. Peter Wojcik, director of the archdiocese’s Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.
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The Cause for Sainthood of The Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton Continues to Advance with the Unanimous Approval of his Virtuous Life

Chicago, IL (Feb. 13, 2019) – The cause for beatification and canonization of The Servant of God Reverend Augustus Tolton, the first African American to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the United States, continues to advance with the approval of the theological consultants of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints of his virtuous and heroic life.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week 2019

This year’s observance is Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2
Chicago, IL (January 25, 2019) – Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, takes place this year from Sunday, January 27 through Saturday, February 2. The theme for this year’s celebration is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Throughout Catholic Schools Week, the 209 Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate with special activities including, Masses, service projects, community appreciation efforts, open houses, talent shows, pep rallies, and guest speakers.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on the Little Italy and South Holland Renew My Church Groupings

January 24, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Little Italy and South Holland groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their respective areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the following decisions have been approved.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish Structures for the Bridgeport-area Renew My Church Grouping

January 19, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Bridgeport grouping have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for the Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown areas of the city.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on the 290 Corridor and Archer Midway West Renew My Church Groupings

January 18, 2019
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the 290 Corridor and Archer Midway West groupings have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their respective areas. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the following decisions have been approved.
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