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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Instituto Pastoral Migratoria, a Hispanic Immigrant-led Ministry Institute, at the Catholic Theological Union July 11-15, 2018

Institute to train 11 dioceses interested in starting this immigrant leadership ministry and participating in a national network
Chicago, IL (July 5, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host Instituto Pastoral Migratoria July 11-15, 2018 at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), 5416 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. Staff and members of the archdiocese’s Pastoral Migratoria (Hispanic Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry) will train diocesan, pastoral and lay leaders from across the United States on how to start this immigrant-led ministry for service, justice and accompaniment in parish communities to serve the needs of immigrants. Delegates from 11 dioceses including Los Angeles, San Bernardino (Calif.), Stockton (Calif.), New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Des Moines, Little Rock and Kansas City–Saint Joseph (Mo.), will attend the institute, which will be conducted in Spanish.
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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 at Holy Name Cathedral on September 17, 2018
Chicago, IL (July 3, 2018) – Today, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis accepted the resignations of Archdiocese of Chicago auxiliary bishops George J. Rassas and Francis J. Kane and has appointed three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago -- Fathers Mark A. Bartosic, Robert G. Casey and Ronald A. Hicks. The Episcopal Ordination of the bishops-elect will take place at Holy Name Cathedral on September 17, 2018.
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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Celebrate 4th of July and the 31st anniversary of the Arrival of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Maryville Academy

Former Chicago Auxiliary Bishop and Bishop Emeritus of Lubbock, TX., Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, to Concelebrate Mass
Des Plaines, IL (June 29, 2018) - The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will celebrate Independence Day and the 31st anniversary of the arrival 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 Wednesday, July 4. The Mass, to be celebrated at the outdoor grotto, will be concelebrated by Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez, CMF and Very Rev. Esequiel Sánchez, Rector of the Shrine. The traditional “mañanitas” or serenade to Our Lady will be held at 7:00 a.m.
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St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish to Hold Street Masses for Peace in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood

Street Mass program marks its 17th year of praying for an end to violence
Chicago, IL (June 29, 2018) St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic Church, located at 2651 S. Central Park Ave. in Chicago, will hold several street masses throughout the month of July in an effort to bring the Gospel message of peace and hope to the streets of the Little Village neighborhood.
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Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Ninth Annual Fore the Kids Golf Outing Benefitting the Archdiocese’s Catholic Schools

Event to be held on Monday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. at the Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester, Illinois
Chicago, IL (June 20, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host its ninth annual Fore the Kids golf outing on Monday, June 25 at the Chicago Highlands Golf Club in Westchester, Illinois at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the emergency tuition assistance fund and academic innovation initiatives in the Archdiocese’s more than 200 Catholic schools. Fore the Kids has raised more than $100,000 annually.
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Answering Pope Francis’ Call to Serve People at the Margins of Society Catholic Charities Opens Shower and Laundry Facilities for Chicago Homeless

The facilities which will supplement the supper and clothing donation programs at 721 N. LaSalle, which will be dedicated Today, June 18 at 11 a.m.; news conference to be held at 10:30 a.m.
Chicago, IL (June 18, 2018) – Following the example of Pope Francis who has opened a shower room and laundry facility for the homeless in Rome, Catholic Charities has built a shower and laundry facility at 721 N. LaSalle in Chicago. The facility, which also includes a clothing donation closet, is in the agency’s headquarters, where more than 1,000 meals a week are served to the homeless. The new facilities will be dedicated to the people of Chicago during a prayer service and blessing today at 11 a.m. Monsignor Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities, will host a news conference at 10:30 a.m. this morning to discuss Catholic Charities work in the heart of Chicago.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces the Name of a New South Side Parish Created through its Renew My Church Initiative and a New Devotion Area to St. Josephine Bakhita

The church sites, St. Adrian and Queen of the Universe, will retain their consecrated names
Chicago, IL (June 17, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that the new unified parish that includes the current Queen of the Universe Parish and St. Adrian Parish, both located in Chicago, will be named Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, beginning July 1. The new parish name, announced during Mass celebrations this weekend, was selected by parishioners of both parishes and was among the several names presented to Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, for his decision. The St. Adrian and Queen of the Universe church sites will retain their consecrated names, and both will remain active worship sites of the new parish.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Names Paul Mannino CFO

Mannino will oversee financial operations for the Archdiocese
Chicago, IL (May 31, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today the appointment of Paul Mannino as CFO. In his role, Mannino will oversee all accounting and financial reporting for the Archdiocese, lead financial planning and analysis, and oversee day-to-day financial operations, as well as the operations of the internal savings and loan bank for parishes. Mannino joins the Archdiocese from AbbVie, where he was most recently Finance Director of Corporate Finance Shared Services, following several years as Finance Director of the Pharmaceutical Commercial Division. Mannino reports to Betsy Bohlen, Chief Operating Officer, and serves as a member of the senior leadership team for the Archdiocese.
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Cardinal Blase Cupich and Monsignor Michael Boland Bless and Dedicate Catholic Charities Peace Center and Garden in the Austin Community

More than 30,000 Austin residents are supported by Catholic Charities’ various services
Chicago, IL (May 23, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will join Monsignor Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities, to bless and dedicate the new Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center, 5645 W. Corcoran Place, Chicago, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. The center is a social services resource and “peace hub” for violence prevention and trauma therapy programs.
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Cardinal Blase Cupich to Deliver Remarks at the 21st Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar on Friday, May 25 at the Mecca Center in Willowbrook

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslim communities in and around Chicago have graciously opened their Iftar meal to people of other religious traditions
Chicago, IL (May 22, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will offer remarks at the 21st Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar dinner and program on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Mecca Center, 16W560 91st Street in Willowbrook beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Annual Interfaith Iftar, sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), commemorates breaking the Ramadan fast, observing maghrib prayer and sharing a festive dinner and program. Ramadan 2018 began in the evening of Tuesday, May 15 and ends the evening of June 14.
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