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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Celebrate Simbang Gabi from Saturday, December 15 through Sunday, December 23, 2018

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will preside at the traditional Filipino Mass on Thursday, December 20 at Old St. Mary’s Church in Chicago at 7 p.m.
Chicago, IL (December 10, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Simbang Gabi from Saturday, December 15 through Sunday, December 23, 2018. 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 Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. at Old St. Mary Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
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The Archdiocese of Chicago to Host 13th Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7 a.m.

Community members are encouraged to join archdiocesan ministries, students, staff and parishes to walk and pray for immigrants who seek legislative protection
Chicago, IL (December 7, 2018) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will host the 13th annual Posada for immigration reform on Friday, December 14 beginning at 7 a.m., outside the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Center, 101 West Congress Parkway, Chicago. Based on a centuries-old tradition throughout Mexico, Guatemala and migrant communities in the United States, the archdiocese’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry sponsors the one-mile pilgrimage 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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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on the Lakeshore Drive Renew My Church Grouping

December 4, 2018
The Archdiocese of Chicago has provided the following update on the Lakeshore Drive Renew My Church grouping, which includes St. Ita Parish, St. Mary of the Lake Parish and School, and St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish and School, all located in Chicago.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on the PalMeadow Heights Renew My Church Grouping

November 29, 2018
The Archdiocese of Chicago has provided the following update on the PalMeadow Heights Renew My Church grouping, which includes Misión San Juan Diego (Arlington Heights), St. Colette Parish and School (Rolling Meadows), St. Theresa Parish and School (Palatine) and St. Thomas of Villanova Parish and School (Palatine).
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Archdiocese of Chicago adds 10 Names to its List of Clergy with Substantiated Allegations

November 28, 2018
Today, the Archdiocese of Chicago added 10 names to its public list of clergy with substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse. Four are priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago, two are deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago, two are extern priests (from dioceses outside of the United States) and two are religious order priests. The list has previously contained only priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago who were alive when the first allegation against them was received and whose allegations were substantiated by the Archdiocese Independent Review Board or similar Archdiocesan process.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish and School Structures for the Bridgeport-area Renew My Church Grouping

November 28, 2018
As part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Bridgeport grouping have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for the Bridgeport, Canaryville and Chinatown areas of the city. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the following decisions have been approved.
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Archdiocese of Chicago Announces New Parish Structures for the Exchange Renew My Church Grouping

November 27, 2018
As part of the archdiocese’s revitalization initiative, Renew My Church, the leadership of parishes in the Exchange grouping have been meeting to discuss the future church, parish and school structures for their area. They submitted their feedback to the Archdiocese of Chicago and the final structures have been approved.
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All Are Invited to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate All Souls Day

Día de los Muertos to include traditional altars honoring the departed on the grounds of the Shrine
Chicago, IL (October 31, 2018) – A special celebration on Friday, November 2, in honor of All Souls Day, will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. Rev. Esequiel Sánchez, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will celebrate the All Souls Day Mass at 7p.m.
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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Parishes to Host Special Masses and Activities for All Souls Day/Day of the Dead

All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, is Friday, November 2, 2018
Chicago, IL (October 26, 2018) – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago to host special masses and activities in observance of All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 2, 2018. The events signify a time to celebrate, pray and remember friends and family who have passed away.
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Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago Extend Cemetery Visitation Hours on Nov. 1-2, 2018 until 6 p.m. in Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Rosary and Prayer Service will be held on Cemetery Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Chicago, IL (October 18, 2018) – Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will extend cemetery visitation hours until 6 p.m. at all their cemeteries on November 1-2, 2018 in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day respectively.
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