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Cardinal Blase J. Cupich to Ordain Three Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago Today, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holy Name Cathedral

The three new auxiliary bishops are Mark A. Bartosic, Robert G. Casey and Ronald A. Hicks
Chicago, IL (September 17, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will ordain three auxiliary bishops – Mark A. Bartosic, Robert G. Casey and Ronald A. Hicks – at 2 p.m. today, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street, Chicago. Cupich will serve as principal consecrator and main celebrant of the Mass. Co-consecrators of the three new bishops will be Auxiliary Bishops Francis J. Kane and George J. Rassas. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, will present the mandates from the Holy See at the Ordination Mass, which will be concelebrated by 26 bishops and 200 priests. Also attending will be deacons, members of religious orders, seminarians and honored guests from the ecumenical and interreligious community.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Leaders for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Polish Ministries

The new archdiocesan coordinators begin their assignments effective immediately
Chicago, IL (September 10, 2018) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has appointed four new archdiocesan coordinators for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Polish ministries. The three-year appointments are effective immediately and end on June 31, 2021. The new coordinators will work in collaboration with the archdiocese’s Department of Parish Vitality and Mission (DPVM) in ministering to promote ongoing dialogue, cultural awareness, acceptance and respect within the Archdiocese of Chicago’s diverse Catholic community.
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Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Faithful to Observe the Fourth Annual Great Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for Creation

The evening prayer service to be held on Friday, August 31, at 7 p.m.
Chicago, IL (August 24, 2018) – Heeding the calls of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox parishioners will come together to commemorate the fourth annual Great Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for Creation and uphold their tradition of environmental stewardship.
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Notice of Decree of the Relegation of a Church to Use Other Than Divine Worship

July 26, 2018
In July 2018, a proposal to relegate the church of St. Ann, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, was presented to the Presbyteral Council of the Archdiocese of Chicago and discussed at a special meeting of the Council on July 19, 2018.
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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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