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25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CASA JESUS SEMINARY
Archdiocese of Chicago's Hispanic Ministry Formation Program

Chicago, IL (April 16, 2012) – Casa Jesús, a house of discernment for Hispanic candidates interested in becoming priests, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 21, at the Palmer House in Chicago. Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will be honored for his 75th birthday at the reception and dinner that begins at 6 p.m. with the awards presentation beginning at 8 p.m.

Casa Jesús provides a prayerful community in which young Hispanic men may discern a vocation as Archdiocesan priests during a yearlong program. Components of the program include study of the English language at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a work-study program to serve in churches across Cook and Lake counties.

The program also provides personal development opportunities, and upon completion, participants determine whether to continue pursuing the priesthood as a vocation. Further study in the seminary is dependent on a recommendation for acceptance by Casa Jesús’ program director and potential within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Founded in 1987, to date, Casa Jesús has helped more than 42 young Hispanic men become Archdiocesan priests.

Tickets for the evening are $150 per person. For more information please call 312-640-1065 ext. 10.

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