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Guidance from Illinois Bishops for 2014 Election

Catholic Conference of Illinois

The Illinois bishops offer a few words of guidance ahead of the November 4 general election. For more information, visit www.ilcatholic.org/illinois-bishops-offer-guidance-on-2014-election/.

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National 54-Day Rosary Novena for Peace
and the Family

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary and the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate is launching a National 54-day Rosary Novena for Peace and the Family with a special focus on marriage, human life and religious freedom.

Information about the National Rosary Novena can be found at: www.rosaryea.org/index.php/hearts-united-programs/54-day-novena

Inclusion Awareness Day

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Respect Life Month


October is Respect Life Month and Respect Life Sunday is October 5. This year’s theme is: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.”

Cardinal’s Letter


Fair Trade Month


October is Fair Trade Month and it is a time for promoting and learning about global solidarity and what you can do through Fair Trade. Visit the Office for Peace and Justice website, www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/fair-trade, for upcoming events and resources.

Fair Trade Reflection Calendar

Resources for Parishes and Schools

Requiem Mass with Cardinal George


Cardinal George will celebrate the All Souls Day Requiem Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Sunday, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. The Holy Name Cathedral Choirs with orchestra will perform Maurice Duruflé's Requiem during the Liturgy.

Requiem Flier

100 Days of Prayer for the Sick

November 3, 2014 – February 11, 2015

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is organizing 100 Days of Prayer for those who are sick and those who care for them. Beginning November 3, the 100 Days of Prayer will culminate with the World Day of the Sick on February 11, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

For resources and more information on how you can participate, visit the CHA website.

Christ Renews His Parish Workshop

Saturday, November 15

St. Damian Parish, 5250 West 155th Street in Oak Forest, will host a Christ Renews His Parish Workshop on Saturday, November 15, at 9 a.m. The workshop will be led by Frank Wadega, National Facilitator for Christ Renews His Parish USA. For more information, see the flyer below or email stdamiancrhp@yahoo.com.

Flyer & Registration

Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal


The 2014 national Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal is scheduled for December 13 & 14, 2014. Information on the Fund for Religious can be found at www.retiredreligious.org.