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University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary Priest and Deacon Ordinations Postponed

Convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 2 is cancelled.
Mundelein, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – The University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary announced today the postponement of the priesthood and diaconate ordination for candidates from the Archdiocese of Chicago. Given the current restrictions on large public gatherings in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois, the ordinations will be indefinitely postponed until public ceremonies can once again be scheduled.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago Invites All to Join Pope Francis’ Call to Pray in Solidarity with All Christians for Hope and Healing from COVID-19

Cardinal Blase Cupich will join several Christian Bishops in leading a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Chicago, IL (March 24, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and several Christian Bishops will lead a joint recitation of the Lord’s Prayer on March 25, 12 p.m. in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to all Christians to unite in prayer for healing and hope in light of the coronavirus pandemic. March 25th is a day in which many Christians commemorate the announcement of the angel Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of the Savior.
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Univision Chicago (WGBO 66) to Broadcast Spanish Language Mass from Holy Name Cathedral this Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Main celebrant will be Fr. Ismael Sandoval, director of the Consejo Pastoral and Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Chicago.
Chicago, IL (March 20, 2020) – Univision Chicago (WGBO 66) will broadcast a 30-minute Spanish language Mass from Holy Name Cathedral this Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. The main celebrant will be Fr. Ismael Sandoval, director of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Consejo Pastoral and Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Chicago. During this difficult time, it is particularly important that the faithful have access to the grace and comfort of Holy Mass.
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Cardinal Blase Cupich to Preside over the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Online Sunday Mass for this Sunday, March 22, 2020

Chicago, IL (March 20, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, will preside over the Archdiocese of Chicago’s online Mass for this Sunday, March 22, 2020. ABC7 Chicago will air the Mass on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Mass will also be available online starting Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. at archchicago.org. All Masses are also available at YouTube.com/catholicchicago and on the Archdiocese of Chicago Facebook page.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Churches Ring Bells Calling All to Unite in Prayer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich asks parishes to ring bells five times a day as a common call to prayer for groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning March 21, 2020
Chicago, IL (March 20, 2020) – Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, is asking Catholic parishes to ring their church bells five times a day, as a means of calling all to unite in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic. The prayer times will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, and continue every three hours each day, with the last bells rung at 9 p.m. Each of the five prayer times will be dedicated to a specific group particularly affected by the pandemic.
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Launches the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service

The nationwide service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops for investigation
Chicago, IL (March 16, 2020) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting (CBAR) Service has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops, and to relay those reports to proper authorities for investigation. This is the latest measure from Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to be implemented.
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Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Trip to Jerusalem to Be Rescheduled

Chicago, IL (March 6, 2020) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, together with a delegation of Jewish and Catholic leaders from Chicago, will reschedule their planned visit to Jerusalem, where the cardinal was scheduled to deliver the 25th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture at Hebrew University on March 16, 2020.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Updates on Eight Renew My Church Groupings

Feb. 6, 2020
The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced updates on the following Renew My Church groupings: 63rd Street, South Shore, West Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Southwest, East Side, Waukegan, and Ss. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr.
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Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund Announce Historic Ten-Year Agreement

$47.5 Million Philanthropic Investment from Big Shoulders Fund Helps Ensure 30 Catholic Schools Will Continue to Serve Chicago’s Communities
Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund today announced a significant step in protecting the future of Catholic education, particularly on Chicago’s south and west sides. The organizations have entered into an agreement that will enable 30 schools serving 5,600 children, their families, and communities to continue to their mission.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Teacher is a 2020 Golden Apple Award Finalist

Archdiocesan teacher and assistant principal Renee Bartley-Bogard, of St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills, is among the finalists for the prestigious award
Chicago, IL (Jan. 23, 2020) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is proud to announce that Renee Bartley-Bogard, a teacher and assistant principal at St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills, Ill., is a finalist for the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Bartley-Bogard is one of 30 educators selected as finalists for the prestigious award -- just four percent of a record-setting 732 nominations received from 64 counties in Illinois. Award finalists will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Golden Apple Celebration of Excellence in Teaching & Leadership celebration at the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill.
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