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Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m.

Chicago, IL (November 1, 2013) – Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside during the annual ceremony when the Bishop Quarter Award and the Christifideles Award are given to Archdiocesan lay men and women for their dedication to the church and their ministries. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, State and Superior Streets in Chicago.

The awards to over 200 honorees from parishes in Cook and Lake counties will be presented by the six auxiliary bishops:  Most Rev. John R. Manz, Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Most Rev. Francis J. Kane, Most Rev. George J. Rassas, Most Rev. Andrew P. Wypych and Most Rev. Alberto Rojas. Rev. Ronald N. Kalas, Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate II will also be a presenter.

The Bishop Quarter Award, named for Bishop William Quarter, the first bishop of Chicago, is given each year to one layperson or married couple in each vicariate who demonstrates consistent service to the ministries of the Archdiocese’s vicariates. The Christifideles Award is given to Catholic laypeople who have, by participating in parish life, demonstrated the personal and ministerial renewal called for by the papal exhortation Christifideles Laici.

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