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

Office of Media Relations
312-534-8227

January

Thursday, January 1, 11 a.m.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEW YEAR’S DAY CLIENT LUNCH AT THE MONTGOMERY CLUB
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will attend the Annual Catholic Charities New Year’s Day Luncheon on Thursday, January 1, at 11 a.m., at the Montgomery Club, 500 West Superior Street in Chicago. For the seventh year in a row, Gibsons Restaurant Group staff and volunteers will prepare and serve a full New Year’s Day meal for 400 Catholic Charities clients. Volunteers will also distribute much-needed gift bags filled with cold weather essentials like hats, gloves and scarves to the Catholic Charities guests.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Kristine Kappel, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 312-655-7019.

Sunday, January 4, 12:30 p.m.
MIGRATION WEEK 2015 – MASS AT ST. GALL PARISH
Rev. Gary Graf, a member of Priests for Justice for Immigrants, will celebrate a Spanish Mass launching National Migration Week 2015 on Sunday, January 4, at 12:30 p.m., at St. Gall Parish, 5511 South Sawyer Avenue in Chicago. For more information, visit www.catholicsandimmigrants.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, 312-534-5333.

Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
MIGRATION WEEK 2015 – PRAYER SERVICE WITH ARCHBISHOP CUPICH
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate a bilingual prayer service as part of National Migration Week 2015 on Tuesday, January 6, at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 4640 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago. The prayer service will include a blessing of the Manual de Pastoral Migratoria. For more information, visit www.catholicsandimmigrants.org.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, 312-534-5333.

Saturday, January 10, 5 p.m.
ARCHDIOCESAN MASS FOR LIFE
Archbishop Cupich will celebrate the annual Mass for Life at St. Cletus Parish, 600 West 55th Street in La Grange, on Saturday, January 10, at 5 p.m., marking the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and in remembrance of the children lost and individuals affected by abortion.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Respect Life Office, 312-534-5355.

Friday, January 16, 8 a.m.
29th ANNUAL INTERFAITH BREAKFAST
Archbishop Cupich will deliver the invocation at the 29th Annual Interfaith Breakfast, hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, January 16, at 8 a.m. The breakfast is hosted in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, January 18, 12:15 p.m.
MASS WITH GUATEMALAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF EL SEÑOR DE ESQUIPULAS
Archbishop Cupich will join the Guatemalan community at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 West Wellington Avenue in Chicago, on Sunday, January 18, for a 12:15 p.m. Mass, celebrating the Feast of El Señor de Esquipulas, special patron of Guatemala.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.

Sunday, January 18, 2 p.m.
MARCH FOR LIFE OF CHICAGO
Archbishop Cupich will join participants and speak at March for Life Chicago at Federal Plaza, 50 West Adams in Chicago, at 2 p.m., on January 18, to help defend and protect all human life. Other speakers will include Patrick McCaskey, Chicago Bears; Abby Johnson, Pro-Life Activist; Joe Schiedler, National Director of Pro-Life Action League; Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor of Moody Church; Representative Dan Lipinski; Representative Peter Roskam; and Pastor Mark Jobe, Pastor of New Life Community Church. For more information, visit www.marchforlifechicago.com.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. March for Life Chicago, marchforlifechicago@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – MOTHER McAULEY VS. RESSURRECTION
Archbishop Cupich will join students and families at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, 3737 West 99th Street in Chicago, on Tuesday, January 20, at 7 p.m., when the Mighty Macs basketball team takes on the Bandits of Resurrection College Prep High School from Chicago’s northwest side. The Archbishop will say the opening prayer prior to tip-off, and then sit with the Mighty Macs for the first half and the Bandits for the second half.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227.  Mother McAuley High School, 773-881-6558.

Sunday, January 25 – Saturday, January 31
NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2015
The week of January 25 – January 31 is Catholic Schools Week across the United States. Catholic Schools in Cook and Lake counties will welcome the public during special open houses and will focus on the value of Catholic education with other special events in their schools throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Office for Catholic Schools, 312-534-5200.

Tuesday, January 27, 7:15 a.m.
CELEBRATING CATHOLIC EDUCATION BREAKFAST
Archbishop Cupich will attend and deliver the keynote address at the first Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast from 7:15 to 9 a.m., at the Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place in Chicago. Funds raised at the breakfast will go towards scholarships for students in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago. For more information, visit www.toteachwhochristis.org/breakfast.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign, Catherine Volini, 312-534-5395.

Friday, January 30, 7 p.m.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – LOYOLA ACADEMY VS. ST. IGNATIUS
Archbishop Cupich will join students and families at Loyola Academy, 1100 Laramie Avenue in Wilmette, on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m., when the Ramblers basketball team takes on the Wolfpack of St. Ignatius College Prep High School from Chicago’s near west side. The Archbishop will say the opening prayer prior to tip-off, and then sit with the Ramblers for the first-half and the Wolfpack for the second-half.
CONTACT: Media Relations, 312-534-8227. Loyola Academy, 847-920-2405.