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CARDINAL GEORGE TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY MASS AT ST. BONIFACE CEMETERY
Archdiocesan Bishops and Priests to Celebrate Masses at Dozens of
Catholic Cemeteries in Cook and Lake Counties

Chicago, IL (May 21, 2009) – Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, 4901 North Clark Street in Chicago.

Field and church Masses will be celebrated at more than three-dozen of the 44 Catholic cemeteries in Cook and Lake counties. Auxiliary and retired bishops will celebrate mass at 10:30 a.m. at the following Catholic Cemeteries:

Chicago

Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry - Mount Olivet Cemetery 111th Street

Calumet City

Most Rev. John R. Gorman - Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road

Glenwood

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller - Assumption Cemetery, 19500 South Cottage Grove Avenue

Hillside

Most Rev. Raymond E. Goedert - Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road

Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki - Mount Carmel Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road

Libertyville

Most Rev. George J. Rassas, Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road

Niles

Most Rev. Thad J. Jakubowski - St. Adalbert Cemetery 6800 North Milwaukee Avenue

Orland Park

Most Rev. Francis J. Kane - Good Shepherd Cemetery 16201 South 104th Avenue

Other Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries that will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day are as follows:

All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 700 North River Road, Des Plaines
- Celebrant, Rev. Robert W. Beaven, Pastor, St. Benedict Parish, Chicago

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
- Celebrant, Rev. Joseph Mulcrone, Director, Archdiocesan Office of the Deaf

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Steger Road near Western Avenue, Steger
- Celebrant, Rev. Octavio Munoz Capetillo, Director, Casa Jesus

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip
- Celebrant, Rev. James A. Mezydlo, Pastor, St. Florian Parish, Chicago

Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles
- Rev. Arturo Perez–Rodriguez, Pastor, Assumption BVM Parish, Chicago

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside
- Celebrant, Rev. Francis Q. Kub, Pastor, St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Chicago

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 7201 Archer Avenue, Justice
- Celebrant, Rev. Edward B. Panek, Pastor, St. Thomas Becket Parish, Mount Prospect

St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, 4600 West 135th Street, Crestwood
- Celebrant, Rev. Ismael Sandoval, Pastor, St. Benedict Parish, Blue Island

St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery, 4401 West 111th Street, Chicago
- Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Kasputis, Pastor, St. Rene Goupil Parish, Chicago

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, Belmont and Cumberland Avenues, River Grove
- Celebrant, Rev. Daniel G. Mayall, Pastor, Holy Name Cathedral Parish, Chicago

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums, 87th Street and Hamlin Avenue, Evergreen Park
- Celebrant, Rev. Joseph T. Cook, Pastor, St. Kieran Parish, Chicago Heights

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1185 West Algonquin Road, Palatine
- Celebrant, Rev. Walter J. Takuski, Associate Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Streamwood

Memorial Day Mass times (other than 10:30 a.m.) in the Parish Cemeteries are as follows:

St. Bede Catholic Cemetery, Wilson Road and Grand Avenue, Fox Lake
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Timothy Fairman, Pastor, St. Bede Parish, Ingelside

SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery, State Street South of Keepataw Drive, Lemont
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Lawrence M. Lisowski, Pastor, SS Cyril & Methodius Parish, Lemont

St. James Catholic Cemetery, 106th Street and Archer Road, Sag Bridge, Lemont
- Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Edward D. Gleeson, Pastor, St. James Parish, Lemont

St. James Catholic Cemetery, Calumet Expressway and Sauk Trail, Sauk Village
- Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. David B. Krolczyk, Pastor, St. James Parish, Sauk Village

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ridge Road and Lake Street, Wilmette
- Field Mass at 9:30 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. John E. Pollard, S.T.L., Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, 10 North Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant Rev. Michael McMahon, Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Buffalo Grove

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Rt. 59A and Erhart Road, Fremont Center
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ronald J. Lewinski, Pastor, St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Freemont Center

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, 159th Street West of Will Cook Road, Orland Park
- Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Michael A. Hack, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Orland Park

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Bluff Road, Lemont
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Michael J. Cronin, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Lemont

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Brown School Road South of Rte. 173, Wadsworth
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Patrick G. Cecil, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth

St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Telegraph Road near Everett Road, West Lake Forest
- Mass at 8 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Laurence J. Dunn, Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest

St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, 8115 Niles Center Road, Skokie
- Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Michael A. Wulsch, Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Skokie

St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Rte. 120 West of Rte. 12, Volo
- Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church. Celebrant, Rev. Dennis L. Kolinski, S.J.C., Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Volo

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, 101st Street and Kean Avenue, Palos Hills
- Field Mass at 10 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Robert F. McGinnity, Pastor Emeritus, Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lee Road, Northbrook
- Field Mass at 10 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Robert Heidenreich, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Winnetka

Transfiguration Catholic Cemetery, Rte. 176 East of Rte. 59, Wauconda
- Field Mass at 9 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Ronald J. Gollatz, Pastor, Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda

For more information about Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Chicago, please visit www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org or call 708-449-6100.

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