To Rise With Christ - Instruction on Burial Rites Involving Ashes / Cremated Remains of the Deceased
Recently, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued an Instruction, To Rise With Christ, on the burial rites involving ashes / cremated remains of the deceased. Specifically, To Rise With Christ is addressing practices in society which have grown in popularity in recent years in regard to the care of cremated remains after death: the separation or scattering of ashes, the retaining or display of ashes in one’s home, or the use of ashes in the creation of jewelry. In all of these cases the Instruction reiterates the Church’s firm belief in the respectful care of ashes / cremated remains of the departed, such that “the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place, that is, in a cemetery or, in certain cases, in a church or an area, which has been set aside for this purpose.”
Join Catholic Charities and Honorary Chairman Archbishop Blase J. Cupich for the 27th Annual Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball on Friday, December 2, at the Hilton Chicago. More than 1,300 guests will enjoy a reception, gourmet dinner and wine, live entertainment by Ken Arlen Orchestra, cocktails, dancing, and late night “sweets and treats” at this black-tie celebration of the Christmas season. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Children’s Programs which serve nearly 300,000 children in Cook and Lake counties each year. To register or for more information, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/stnick or contact Jodi Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardinal Cupich to speak at Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Friday, December 2. The event will be held from 7:30 am to 9am at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel at 720 South Michigan Avenue. This event brings together nearly 700 business leaders from across the city to gather as an interfaith community in thanksgiving and hope to pray for our civic community and its leadership. This is the 53rd annual Prayer Breakfast. The event is hosted by Chicago Sunday Evening Club. Major sponsorship is provided by the Northern Trust. For more information, tickets, and sponsorships, please visit www.chicagoprayerbreakfast.org
Prayer Service of Thanksgiving for the Elevation of Archbishop Cupich to the College of Cardinals
Sunday, December 4
With praise and thanksgiving to almighty God for the recognition of the honor given the Archdiocese of Chicago by His Holiness Pope Francis in naming Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich to the College of Cardinals, a Thanksgiving Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 7 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street in Chicago.
Cardinal Cupich will receive guests immediately following the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Name Cathedral.
Kolbe House will have a Holy Hour at 3 p.m., on December 4, 2016. During our visits to the incarcerated, we collect prayer intentions from inmates at Cook and Lake County jails. These intentions will be given to those who attend the Holy Hour where we will pray in solidarity with our incarcerated brothers and sisters.
Kolbe House is located at Assumption Parish, 2434 South California Avenue in Chicago. For more information, call 773-247-0070 or visit: www.kolbehouseministry.org.
Meet with a Sister on Skype of phone to reflect and ask questions about religious life. Walk through tools and materials and pray with a retreat director. For more information, contact Sister Virginia Ann Brooks, DC, at 812-963-7559 or email@example.com.
Last week, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, killing more than 900 people and leaving thousands of people without shelter. Catholic Relief Services is responding to immediate needs, including water, temporary shelter, and hygiene kits. To learn more about how to support the relief efforts through your parish, please visit:www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/hurricane-matthew-appeal
Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to plan and celebrate Inclusion Awareness Day this fall. Please consider October 9, 2016, or another weekend to renew your commitment to intentionally welcoming parishioners of all abilities every day of the year. Visit www.InclusionInWorship.org for more information.
Lifelong Faith Formation classes are now available through the Archdiocese Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry. These classes, which include a program for training catechists, extend the opportunity to be a part of the formation of the next generation of Chicago Catholics to every member of the Archdiocese. Whether you want to take a full course of study toward certification as a catechist, or simply participate in select classes to enrich your faith, these classes from the Archdiocese are an exciting new resource. All classes are online, so they fit into your everyday schedule, and affordable as some courses are available for only $14. You can complete the classes at your own pace and in your home. Topics include Scripture, John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Church History and much more. For a full listing of courses and prices please visit www.formedcatholiconline.com/home.aspx?pagename=faith.
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