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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

May

Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m.
MASS AT SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 1, with parishioners of Saint Martin de Porres Parish, 5112 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago. At the end of Mass, members of the parish, along with the Archbishop, will step outside the doors of the church to visibly stand up for peace and an end to the violence that has impacted the Austin and West Garfield Park communities as well as the entire City of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.  Fr. Tom Walsh, 773-287-0206

Sunday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.
65TH ANNIVERSARY MASS OF THANKSGIVING – ST. BENEDICT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the opening of St. Benedict high school, Archbishop Cupich will preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m., at St. Benedict Parish, 2215 West Irving Park Road in Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, May 4, 1 p.m.
FEAST OF BLESSED EDMUND RICE – MASS AT ST. LAURENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a Mass for the Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice with students and faculty of St. Laurence High School, 5556 West 77th Street in Burbank. The Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 4, at 1 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m.
CONFIRMATION LITURGY – ST. JULIANA PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass at St. Juliana Parish, 7201 North Oketo Avenue in Chicago, on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, May 6, 2 p.m.
DEDICATION OF NEW PARISH CENTER – OLD ST. MARY’S PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will dedicate the new Petermann Parish Center at Old St. Mary’s Parish, 1500 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Old St. Mary’s Parish, Amy Tracy, 312-735-5302.

Saturday, May 7, 3 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. MARY OF THE LAKE / MUNDELEIN SEMINARY ACADEMIC CONVOCATION
Archbishop Cupich will preside at the Academic Convocation of the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein, on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.  University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Fr. Thomas Baima, 847-566-6401.

Saturday, May 7, 3:30 p.m.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING – HANDMAIDS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD LAKE VILLA
Most Rev. George Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will be the main celebrant of an outdoor Mass of Thanksgiving with the Handmaids of the Precious Blood before their departure from the Archdiocese of Chicago after 36 years of contemplative mission and presence in Lake Villa. The Mass will be held at the Handmaids of the Precious Blood Home, 724 Petite Lake Road in Lake Villa, on Saturday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 8, 12:30 p.m.
MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Very Rev. Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese 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, Fr. Hicks 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 8, 12:30 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 in Spanish at St. Joseph Parish, 1723 West 48th Street in Chicago, beginning at 12:30 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.

Monday, May 9, 9 a.m.
MOTHER’S DAY MASS – MOUNT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Cupich will preside over the annual Mother’s Day Mass with students and faculty at Mount Carmel High School, 6410 South Dante Avenue in Chicago, on Monday, May 9, at 9 a.m.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Monday, May 9, 1 p.m.
PERINATAL LOSS MEMORIAL SERVICE AND MEMORIAL BLESSING - ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will preside over a memorial service and bless a new memorial marker erected to honor young lives lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or newborn death on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m., at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Glenwood. The memorial service is being held by Franciscan St. James Health in collaboration with Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CONTACT:  Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Maria Elena Ramos, Franciscan St. James, 708-756-1000, ext. 53455.

Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
KEEP HOPE ALIVE – 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.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs, 312-534-8383.

Friday, May 13, 8:15 a.m.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA MASS – ST. ADRIAN PARISH
Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate a special Mass for the 99th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima at St. Adrian Parish, 7000 South Washtenaw Avenue in Chicago, beginning at 8:15 a.m.  At the conclusion of the Mass, Bishop Wypych will bless new statues of the Fatima children located outside, on the northwest side of the church.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. St. Adrian Parish, 773-434-3223.

Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA MASS – OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH
Rev. Néstor Sáenz, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Brighton Park, 2751 West 38th Place in Chicago, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. The Rosary will precede the Mass at 6:30 p.m. This Mass will kick off a year-long celebration at the parish leading up to the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. The church has completed a full renovation that will be unveiled on the Feast day.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 773-927-2421.

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.
DIACONATE ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain four 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 15, 10 a.m.
PENTECOST SUNDAY MASS AT ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Pentecost Sunday Mass with parishioners of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 9830 South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.
CONFIRMATION LITURGY – ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass at St. Philip Neri Parish, 2132 East 72nd Street in Chicago, on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain five 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 21.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, 847-970-4843.

Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.
REMARKS – “ART OF CARING” EVENT OF WOMEN’S BOARD OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF LAKE COUNTY
Archbishop Cupich will deliver remarks at the 27th Annual “Art of Caring” event, sponsored by the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities of Lake County together with Msgr. Michael M. Boland. The event will be held at the Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Street in Highland Park, on Saturday, May 21.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Kristine Kappel, 312-655-7019.

Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m.
CONFIRMATION LITURGY – ST. SIMEON PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass at St. Simeon Parish, 429 Bellwood Avenue in Bellwood, on Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 22, 2:30 p.m.
POLISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ANNUAL GRADUATION MASS – ST. HYACINTH BASILICA
Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate the annual Graduation Mass for Polish high school students from across Chicagoland on Sunday, May 22, at St. Hyacinth Basilica, 3636 West Wolfram Street in Chicago, at 2:30 p.m. The annual Mass is organized by the Polish Teachers Association of America.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 22, 5 p.m.
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The 16th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity will be conducted at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 393 North Main Street in Glen Ellyn, on Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m.  The Rev. Dr. Larry L. Greenfield will preach at the service.  The Prayer Service for Christian Unity is open to everyone and is sponsored by Ecumenism Metro Chicago.  Prayers for Christian Unity will be offered at this observance the judicatory leaders or representative of each participating church.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227

Tuesday, May 24, 7 p.m.
ADULT CONFIRMATION LITURGY – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Archbishop Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on adults at a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m.  Most Rev. Francis J. Kane, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will concelebrate.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Wednesday, May 25, 12 p.m.
31ST ANNUAL INTERFAITH MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE FOR INDIGENT PERSONS
The 31st Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for Indigent Persons commemorating the lives of people buried by the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner will be held at First United Methodist Church – Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington in Chicago. The service will take place on Wednesday, May 25, at 12 p.m. and the Rev. Dr. Marcenia Richards will be the Keynote Speaker. The observance is sponsored by The Interfaith Ministry for the Indigent at United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Friday, May 27, 6 p.m.
CONFIRMATION LITURGY – ST. STANISLAUS BISHOP & MARTYR PARISH
Archbishop Cupich will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Mass at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, 5352 West Belden Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, May 27, at 6 p.m. 
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m.
PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION – SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD
Archbishop Cupich will preside at the ordination of three men to the priesthood for the Society of the Divine Word at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Techny Towers on the Society of the Divine Word campus, 1985 Waukegan Road in Techny, during a 2 p.m. Mass on Saturday, May 28.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, May 29, 3 p.m.
HISPANIC PERMANENT DIACONATE ORDINATION
Archbishop Cupich will ordain five Hispanic men at St. Philomena Parish, 1921 North Kedvale Avenue in Chicago, to serve parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago as permanent deacons on Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227. University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary, Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral, 847-837-4557.

Monday, May 30, 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. Archbishop Cupich will celebrate Mass at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 7201 Archer Avenue in Justice. A special blessing for the new shrine of St. John Paul II will take place immediately following the Mass. For more Masses and locations, visit http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/pdf/MemorialDay2016.pdf.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich                                          Resurrection Cemetery, 7201 Archer Avenue, Justice
Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert                                    All Saints Cemetery, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines
Most Rev. John R. Gorman                                            Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip
Most Rev. Francis J. Kane                                              St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine
Very Rev. Stephen Kanonik                                            Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside
Most Rev. John R. Manz                                                  Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry                                             Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside         
Most Rev. Alberto Rojas                                                 Good Shepherd Cemetery, 16201 South 104th Avenue, Orland Park
Most Rev. Andrew Wypych                                             St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 Milwaukee Avenue, Niles     

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

Tuesday, May 31, 10 a.m.
OPENING CEREMONY AND BLESSING - ST. BERNARD HOSPITAL AMBULATORY CARE CENTER
Archbishop Cupich will attend the opening ceremony and bless the St. Bernard Hospital Campus – Ambulatory Care Center, 326 West 64th Street in Chicago, on Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m.
CONTACT: Media Relations Office, 312-534-8227.