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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host the Eighth Annual Keep Hope Alive Fundraiser Benefitting its Immigration Ministry on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Sister Norma Pimentel, MJ, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, is the guest speaker. Pimentel was recently named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020
Chicago - (Oct. 22, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Immigration Ministry will host its eighth annual Keep Hope Alive benefit virtually at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Keep Hope Alive is the archdiocese’s annual fundraiser to support Pastoral Migratoria, its local and national immigrant-led ministries and to recognize community leaders who have responded to the needs of immigrant communities. Sister Norma Pimentel, a Missionary of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, is this year’s honorary chairwoman and guest speaker. Pimentel was recently named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Hold Ninth Annual Hope and Healing Prayer Service

The virtual gathering will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Chicago - (Oct. 21, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Assistance Ministry will hold its ninth annual Hope and Healing Prayer Service at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Oct., 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this year’s service is online and will be the most inclusive ceremony to date with participation from many survivors outside of the archdiocese offering readings and testimony.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate the Fifth Annual Mass for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Mass will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, in-person at Holy Name Cathedral and livestreamed simultaneously at 10 a.m.
Chicago - (Oct. 14, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the fifth annual Mass for victims of domestic violence on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 in-person at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., Chicago, and livestreamed simultaneously at 10 a.m. Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., director of the Archdiocese of Chicago 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. Due to COVID-19, in-person Mass attendance is limited to 200 and reservations are encouraged to expedite check-in.
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U.S. Department of Education Honors Seven Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

These awards bring the System’s National Blue Ribbon Awards total to 94.
Chicago – (Sept. 25, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that seven schools in the archdiocese Catholic school system – St. Andrew School (Chicago), St. Clement School (Chicago), St. Francis Xavier School (La Grange), St. James School (Arlington Heights), St. John of the Cross School (Western Springs), St. Paul of the Cross School (Park Ridge), and School of St. Mary (Lake Forest) – 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. In addition, Woodlands Academy (Lake Forest), an independent Catholic school was recognized with a 2020 National Blue Ribbon. Catholic schools in the archdiocese have received 117 Blue Ribbon Awards.
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Twenty-seven Permanent Catholic Deacons will be Ordained on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago has the largest Catholic diaconate in the world with 506 active deacons
Chicago - (Sept. 22, 2020) – Twenty-seven permanent Catholic deacons will be ordained at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Masses on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant at the 9 a.m. ordination. Bishop Robert Casey, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will preside over the 1 p.m. Mass.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Urges Chicago-Area Catholics to Fight the Flu During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Archdiocese of Chicago launches a flu shot campaign aimed at parishioners and school communities
CHICAGO - (Sept. 17, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today launched a multi-media campaign encouraging its parish and school community members to be vaccinated against influenza. In the campaign’s communication materials, Cardinal Cupich points out that, in the coming weeks our community will witness a convergence of both viruses, influenza and COVID-19.
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Pope Francis Names Three New Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago

The episcopal ordination of the bishops-elect will take place November 13, 2020
Chicago – (September 11, 2020) – Today, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago: Bishops-elect Kevin M. Birmingham, Jeffrey S. Grob and Robert J. Lombardo, CFR. The episcopal ordination of the bishops-elect will take place on the feast of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, November 13, 2020.
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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich Names Bishop Robert G. Casey New Vicar General of Archdiocese of Chicago

Bishop Casey was appointed auxiliary bishop by Pope Francis on July 3, 2018 and ordained on Sept. 17, 2018
Chicago - (Aug. 28, 2020) – Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, today announced the appointment of Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey, 52, as vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, effective Sept. 12, 2020. Bishop Casey, episcopal vicar for Vicariate III will replace Bishop Ronald A. Hicks who was named the sixth bishop of Joliet by Pope Francis in July. Cardinal Cupich will name an interim vicar for Vicariate III in the near future.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host 11th Annual Fore the Kids Golf Outing Honoring Church Responders to COVID-19

Event to be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester
Chicago - (Aug. 19, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host its 11th annual Fore the Kids golf outing at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 24, at Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester, Ill. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Office of Catholic Schools and the archdiocese’s Emergency Tuition Assistance Program, which provides aid to economically challenged students, and innovative academic programs. Fore the Kids has raised more than $550,000 over the last five years for emergency tuition assistance and academic innovations.
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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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