ARCHDIOCESAN PRIEST, MSGR. LEO T. MAHON, DIES
Director and Founding Pastor of San Miguelito Panama Mission
CHICAGO (May 22, 2013) – Msgr. Leo T. Mahon, director and first pastor of an Archdiocesan-sponsored mission in Panama in the sixties and seventies, and pastor emeritus of St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Chicago, died Monday, May 20, at his residence in St Mary Parish. Msgr. Mahon was a priest of the Archdiocese for 62 years and was 88 years old and in hospice care at the time of his death.
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Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for the Indigent
Wednesday, May 29, at First United Methodist Church – Chicago Temple
Chicago, IL (May 22, 2013) - The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, a sponsoring member of the Ministry for Indigent Persons, will be participating in the 28th Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for the Indigent at noon on Wednesday, May 29, at First United Methodist Church – Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street. The yearly service commemorates the lives of indigent babies, children and adults who are buried each year by the Cook County Medical Examiner.
CARDINAL GEORGE, AUXILIARY BISHOPS AND PRIESTS
CELEBRATE CEMETERY FIELD MASSES
Chicago Joins National Memorial Day Salute to Men and Women in Military
Chicago, IL (May 14, 2013) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, auxiliary bishops and priests will celebrate Memorial Day with Field Masses at 37 Catholic cemeteries on Monday, May 27. This year, Chicago joins a national program, “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes” developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, to honor men and women of the armed forces who died while serving, and active military and veterans.
CARDINAL GEORGE TO ORDAIN ELEVEN MEN
FOR ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
Ceremonies at Holy Name Cathedral and St. John Cantius Parish
Chicago, IL (May 13, 2013) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will ordain ten new priests at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 18, at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago. Later this month, Cardinal George will ordain a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago for service in the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius. The men, ranging in age from 26 to 53, include six from the Chicago area and one each from Haiti, Mexico, Poland and Uganda.