News Releases

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Students, Faculty and Staff Unite to Pray for a Peaceful Summer Archdiocese of Chicago Pastoral Center employees to join schools in prayer on May 26 at 2 p.m.

Chicago, IL (May 25, 2016) –On Thursday, May 26, at 2 p.m., students, faculty and staff across the 229 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools will unite to pray the “Prayer of St. Francis” for a peaceful summer. Pastoral Center employees will also join in prayer to demonstrate their support of the schools’ effort.

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Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, Auxiliary Bishops and Priests
Celebrate Cemetery Field Masses Memorial Day, May 30

Chicago, IL (May 23, 2016) –Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, the Auxiliary Bishops and Archdiocesan Priests will celebrate Memorial Day with Field Masses at 37 Catholic cemeteries on Monday, May 30. These Masses are in conjunction with the 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, as well as active military and veterans. During all 37 Masses, veterans present will be asked to come forward for a special blessing followed by the playing of Taps. 

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Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for the Indigent Ceremony at United Methodist Church, on Wednesday, May 25

Chicago, IL (May 18, 2016) – The Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for the Indigent, commemorating the lives of Chicago-area residents who were laid to rest by the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, will begin at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, May 25, at First United Methodist Church – Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street in Chicago. The 2016 memorial service is sponsored by the Ministry for Indigent Persons and is open to all. The Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is a participating partner in the Ministry.

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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Colleen Tunney-Ryan Director
of Public Relations and Internal Communications Chicago native has nearly 25 years' experience in corporate communications

Chicago, IL (May 16, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today named Colleen Tunney-Ryan as its director of public relations and internal communication. In her new role, Tunney-Ryan will lead internal and external communications and build stronger connections and relationships with media, the congregation and lay and religious employees of the Archdiocese.

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