Archdiocese of Chicago

ARCHBISHOP BLASE J. CUPICH ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF REV. RONALD HICKS AS VICAR GENERAL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
Rev. Kevin Birmingham to Serve as the Archbishop’s Administrative Secretary
November 21, 2014

Chicago, IL (November 21, 2014) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich announced today that Most Rev. Francis J. Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, who has been serving as Vicar General of the Archdiocese, has requested to return to his role as Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate II.  As a result, Archbishop Cupich is appointing Rev. Ronald A. Hicks to serve as the new Vicar General.  Fr. Hicks has served on the faculty of St. Joseph College Seminary and currently serves as the Formation Director for the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary.  His appointment as Vicar General will take effect January 1, 2015.

100 Days of Prayer for the Sick

The Catholic Health Association of the U.S. (CHA) is organizing 100 Days of Prayer for the sick and those who care for them. This culminates the World Day of the Sick, February 11, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Appeal

Founded in 1970, the CCHD is the Archdiocese's anti-poverty program, whose mission is to addressthe root causes of poverty through grants and
education programs.

Sunday, November 23

"Who Will Fill These Shoes" Vocation Event

Come learn more about the priesthood and how to discern God's call. Register today for this special vocation event, hosted by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich and Very Rev. Robert Baron, at Mundelein Seminary, beginning at 10 a.m.

Friday, November 28

Catholic Chicago Features the
Installation of Archbishop Cupich

Tune in for highlights from the historic installation services at Holy Name Cathedral and coverage of Cardinal George's last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago.

Catholic Chicago airs Friday, at 7 p.m.
on Chicago Loop Cable Ch. 25, and
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Comcast Ch. 100.

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Catholic Chicago Blog

Todd Williamson offers us a Guide to the Installation in this week's blog.

www.archchicago.org/blog

The Catholic New World is your source for more information about the installation of Archbishop Cupich.

Welcoming Our New Shepherd

Photo: Karen Callaway/Catholic New World

News Releases

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich Installation Services Four Services Over Three Days to Mark Installation of the Ninth
Archbishop of Chicago

Chicago, IL (November 13, 2014) – Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will be installed as the Ninth Archbishop of Chicago at an Installation Mass on Tuesday, November 18, at 2 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.  In addition to the Installation Mass, a Liturgy of the Word with Rite of Reception Service will be conducted on Monday, November 17, at 7 p.m., and Prayer Services on Wednesday, November 19, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  All of the Installation Services will be held at Holy Name Cathedral.  Due to the limited seating capacity at the Cathedral, there will be no general public admittance for any of the Installation Services.

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Memorial Mass for Deceased Bishops, Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago Friday, November 14, at Holy Name Cathedral

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Annual Memorial Mass to pray for all Archdiocesan bishops, priests and permanent deacons who have died in the last year on Friday, November 14, at 12:10 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.  

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