A monthly media preview highlighting selected
events and programs of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

May

Friday, May 1, 12 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF CHICAGO – SPEAKER
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will speak at the First Friday Club of Chicago Luncheon at the Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, beginning at 12 p.m., on Friday, May 1.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.  First Friday Club of Chicago, 312-466-9610.

Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.
MASS AT ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at a Mass with parishioners of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, 1253 East Everett Avenue in Des Plaines. At this Mass, Archbishop Cupich will bless the renovated altar.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m.
IMMIGRATION REFORM PANEL
Archbishop Cupich will deliver opening remarks and participate in an Immigration Reform Panel with Senator Richard Durbin at Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road in Northfield, on Sunday, May 3, beginning at 4 p.m.  Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, Senior Rabbi at Temple Jeremiah, will be the Moderator.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
2015 CATECHETICAL & YOUTH MINISTRIES AWARDS BANQUET
Archbishop Cupich and the Auxiliary Bishops of Chicago will join the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry at the 2015 Catechetical and Youth Ministries Awards Banquet at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, on Wednesday, May 6, at 6 p.m.  Eight recipients will receive awards for their outstanding contributions to catechesis and youth ministry in Catholic parishes around Cook and Lake Counties. More information can be found at www.catechesis-chicago.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry, 312-534-3700.

Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m.
DIACONATE ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain five men into the Order of the Diaconate as Transitional Deacons for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  The Ordination will take place at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein, at 4 p.m.   
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 847-970-4801.

Sunday, May 10, 12:30 p.m.
MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Most Rev. Francis J. Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Mass for Expectant Mothers at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  At the Mass, Bishop Kane will give a special blessing to all mothers. A silk rose, as well as a prayer card and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, will be given to all those awaiting the birth of a child.  
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Respect Life Office, 312-534-5355.

Sunday, May 10, 5:30 p.m.
MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS IN SPANISH – ST. JOSEPH PARISH
Most Rev. John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Mass for Expectant Mothers at St. Joseph Parish, 4821 South Hermitage Avenue in Chicago, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  At the Mass, Bishop Manz will give a special blessing to all mothers. A silk rose, as well as a prayer card and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, will be given to all those awaiting the birth of a child. 
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Respect Life Office, 312-534-5355.

Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
VOICES FROM THE JOURNEY – OFFICE FOR IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS FUNDRAISER
Archbishop Cupich will join the Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education for their annual fundraising event at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 Roosevelt Road in Chicago, at 7 p.m.  The evening will be a celebration of the Office’s work with immigrants. For more information, visit www.catholicsandimmigrants.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs, 312-534-8383.

Friday, May 15, 11 a.m.
FOUNDER’S DAY LITURGY AT ST. PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a Mass in honor of Founder’s Day at St. Patrick High School, 5900 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, May 15, at 11 a.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.
PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain fourteen men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, at a 10 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 16.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 847-970-4843.

Sunday, May 17, 2:15 p.m.
PERMANENT DIACONATE ORDINATION
Bishop Francis J. Kane will ordain fourteen men at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, to serve parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago as permanent deacons on Sunday, May 17, at 2:15 p.m. One candidate will be ordained earlier, at the Transitional Diaconate Ordination on Saturday, May 9. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Institute of Diaconal Studies, 847-837-4563.

Sunday, May 17, 5:15 p.m.
MONTH'S MIND MASS FOR CARDINAL GEORGE & RAISING HIS GALERO
Rev. Msgr. Daniel Mayall, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Month's Mind Mass, in remembrance of the one-month anniversary of the death of Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago. The Mass will take place at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Sunday, May 17, at 5:15 p.m. During this Mass, which is open to the public, Cardinal George’s galero will be raised to the Cathedral ceiling.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, May 18, 10 a.m.
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS – BOSTON COLLEGE
Archbishop Cupich will deliver the Commencement Address at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Monday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.
MASS IN HONOR OF BEATIFICATION OF ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant at a Mass in honor of the Beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.  This Mass will be celebrated on the same day as the Beatification Mass to be held in El Salvador.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 24, 9:30 a.m.
PENTECOST SUNDAY MASS AT INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will be the main celebrant and homilist at a 9:30 a.m. Mass on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, with parishioners of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Avenue in Flossmoor.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, May 25, 9:30 a.m.
83rd ANNUAL CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT PARADE AND MEMORIAL MASS
Rev. Tom Mulcrone, Chaplain to Chicago Firefighters, will be the main celebrant at the annual Memorial Mass for the Chicago Fire Department at Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago.  The Mass begins at 10 a.m., and is preceded by a parade of uniformed members that begins at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Roosevelt and Blue Island Avenues.  Following the Mass, a roll call of all the members who have died the previous year will be read.  Members will process to the front of the church for the raising of the flag, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Fr. Tom Mulcrone, Chaplain to Chicago Firefighters, 312-735-2439.

Monday, May 25, 10:30 a.m.
MEMORIAL DAY FIELD MASSES
Archbishop Cupich and the Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate Masses at Catholic cemeteries throughout the Archdiocese on Memorial Day. For more Masses and locations, visit www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/pdf/MemorialDay2015.pdf.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich All Saints Cemetery, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines
Most Rev. Francis J. Kane Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Most Rev. John R. Gorman Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road, Calumet City
Very Rev. Ronald Hicks, Vicar General St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry Good Shepherd Cemetery, 16201 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park
Msgr. Patrick J. Pollard St. Boniface Cemetery, 4901 North Clark Street, Chicago
Most Rev. George J. Rassas Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville
Most Rev. Alberto Rojas St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine
Most Rev. Andrew Wypych St. Casimir Cemetery, 4401 West 111th Street, Chicago

CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Catholic Cemeteries, 708-449-6100.

Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.
JUBILEE CELEBRATION FOR RELIGIOUS WOMEN AND MEN
Archbishop Cupich will honor men and women religious who are commemorating an anniversary of 25 years or more in religious life at an 11 a.m. Mass, at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, 7525 West North Avenue in River Forest.  
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office of Religious, 312-534-8333.