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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. Jos