MOTHER'S DAY MASS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS AND
OUR LADY OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM STATUE AT HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL
Chicago, IL (May 1, 2009) – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will celebrate a Mother’s Day Mass for expectant mothers at 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, May 10, at Holy Name Cathedral Auditorium, 735 North State Street, Chicago. Cardinal George will give a special blessing to all the mothers and a silk rose and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, will be given to all those awaiting the birth of a child.
Additionally, the statue of Our Lady of the New Millennium will be in the Holy Name Cathedral parking lot on State Street between Chicago Avenue and Superior Street on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10. The stainless steel statue, commissioned by the late Carl Demma, stands 33 ft. tall and weighs over 8,000 pounds. Pope John Paul II blessed the statue in 1999. Ingeniously transported on a flatbed truck and raised by custom hydraulics, Our Lady of the New Millennium has visited hundreds of parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
For more information about the Mother’s Day Mass for expectant mothers please call the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago at 312-534-5355.