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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Host the Fourth Annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on January 23, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker
Chicago, IL (January 19, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will host the fourth annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on January 23, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote address. Cardinal Cupich and Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, will both deliver remarks. Alan Krashesky, ABC-7 Chicago news anchor and reporter, will emcee the event.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Celebrates the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity during the Week of January 18-25

Parishes will host ecumenical prayer services and events throughout the week
Chicago, IL (January 18, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will join other Christians in ecumenical celebrations during the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, beginning on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Started in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world each year between the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair (January 18) and the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25).
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Five Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools will Close at the End of 2017/18 School Year

St. Cyprian School (River Grove), Holy Cross School (Deerfield), Incarnation School (Palos Heights), St. Michael School (Chicago) and Our Lady of the Ridge School (Chicago Ridge) will close due to low enrollment, financial difficulties and other factors
Chicago, IL (January 17, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that five Catholic schools will close at the end of this school year (2017/18). The schools – St. Cyprian School (River Grove), Holy Cross School (Deerfield), Incarnation School (Palos Heights), St. Michael School (Chicago) and Our Lady of the Ridge School (Chicago Ridge) will close due to low enrollment, financial difficulties, among other factors.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Participate in Respect Life Events Locally and Nationally throughout January

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the Mass for Life on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago, IL (January 9, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in a series of local and national Respect Life events throughout January commemorating March for Life, an annual pro-life gathering in Washington, D.C., occurring on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion. The Archdiocese’s Respect Life Ministry will host Masses and prayer vigils in the archdiocese promoting the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Radio Programs Move to WNDZ 750-AM Starting January 8, 2018 at 8 a.m.

The switch from Relevant Radio to 750-AM includes a new time slot and changes to radio show lineups
Chicago, IL (January 8, 2018) – Today the Archdiocese of Chicago’s radio programming moves from Relevant Radio to WNDZ 750-AM. Listeners will find Catholic Chicago radio programs on 750-AM, between WGN 720-AM and WBBM 780-AM during weekday mornings, from 8 to 9 a.m. The switch to a new radio home is a result of Relevant Radio’s merger with Immaculate Heart Radio and subsequent programming changes.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Observe National Migration Week from January 7 through January 14, 2018

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the multicultural opening Mass on Sunday, January 7 at Holy Name Cathedral at 5:15 p.m.
Chicago, IL (January 2, 2018) – In observance of National Migration Week, the Archdiocese of Chicago will host an opening Mass on January 7, 2018 at 5:15 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State Street, Chicago. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the multicultural Mass that celebrates Chicago’s diverse Catholic community.
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New Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program to Provide Thousands of Students from Low-Income Families with Scholarships to Attend the School of their Choice

Donations for the tax credit scholarship program, which provide donors with a 75 percent state tax credit, open on Tuesday, January 2 at 8 a.m.
Chicago, IL (December 31, 2017) – The Illinois “Invest in Kids” Act, signed into law in August, includes a provision for tax credit scholarships. Donors to the new program will receive a credit off their state of Illinois income taxes equal to 75 percent of their contribution. Their contribution will be used to support scholarships for students from low-income households to attend a non-public school of their choice. Beginning January 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. CST, individual and corporate donors will be able to reserve tax credits through mytax.illinois.gov. Eligible students will begin applying for the tax credit scholarships in mid-January.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate Simbang Gabi from Friday, December 15 through Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at the traditional Filipino Mass on Wednesday, December 20 at St. Hilary Church in Chicago at 5 p.m.
Chicago, IL (December 14, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Simbang Gabi from Friday, December 15 through Saturday, December 23, 2017. Sponsored by the Archdiocese’s Asian Catholic Initiative Office, Simbang Gabi is one of the oldest and most popular Filipino Christmas traditions. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside over a Simbang Gabi Mass on Wednesday, December 20 at 5 p.m. at St. Hilary Church, 5600 North Fairfield Avenue, Chicago.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host 12th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, December 15 at 7 a.m.

DACA supporters will stand in solidarity with Dreamers who are seeking legislative and political shelter
Chicago, IL (December 13, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 12th annual Posada for immigration reform on Friday, December 15 beginning at 7 a.m., outside the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Center, 101 West Congress Parkway, Chicago. Sponsored by the Archdiocese’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, the pilgrimage is a one-mile walk symbolizing Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem traveling from place to place seeking rest and shelter, also known as “Posada.”
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to host the 2017 Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines from December 11-12

Dozens of Parishes throughout the Archdiocese to join in the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe - (Please refer to attached list for a sampling of those activities)
Des Plaines, IL (December 11, 2017) -- The annual celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, will begin today, Monday, December 11 and continue through Tuesday, December 12 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines.
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