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National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers

February 26

Ahead of a March 5th legislative deadline, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration are "asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.”

New Catholic School Scholarship Opportunity for 2018/19 School Year

Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” the state of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children from low-income households who want to attend private schools. This program provides an opportunity for more students to receive a quality Catholic education. The tax credit scholarships offered through this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees for eligible, low-income students. Not all families will be eligible for the new scholarships, but we want to make sure all families are aware of the program.

The Archdiocese will be hosting a series of tax credit scholarships education events and application workshops across the Archdiocese. Please check the Archdiocese of Chicago’s website, for upcoming dates and locations. Bilingual support will be provided. Contact us at or 312.534.5321 with any questions.

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Catholic Charities

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Holy Family Villa Award Dinner

March 25

The 9th Annual Holy Family Villa Dinner is Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. This event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, raffle, and pick a prize. Award recipients include Mr. Bob Noga of Misericordia, Fr. Gerard Kelly C.M. of Catholic Charities, and Mr. Nicholas Mokelke of Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit Holy Family Villa, Catholic Charities skilled nursing home and rehabilitation center in Palos Park. For more information and to register, visit or contact Kathi Graben, at or (630) 257-2291.

Chicago Men's Conference

April 7

Christ encountered the disciples on the road to Emmaus following the Resurrection. As we live our lives following the Resurrection, how have we encountered Christ and how has that encounter inspired us and challenged us to live the faith as Catholic men?
Featuring Father Brad Zamora
April 7, 2018 (Saturday after Easter)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 S Western Ave, Chicago

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Keep Hope Alive 2018 Benefit Concert

April 9

Support young adults benefiting from DACA by joining the Keep Hope Alive 2018 Benefit Concert on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Music by The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels (Musical Director of the award-winning TV show Empire) with special guest singers (to-be-announced). Sponsors and VIP ticket holders are invited to the 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception with Cardinal Blase J. Cupich next door at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 West Roosevelt Road. The VIP reception includes wine and beer and heavy appetizer. The evening’s host will be Cardinal Blase J. Cupich. All proceeds benefit the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity-Immigration Ministry. 
There are two ticket levels: General Admission (Concert/Program only) and VIP (Concert/Program & VIP Reception). VIP tickets include reserved seating at the Concert/Program. All sponsors receive VIP Tickets. See below for Sponsorship Opportunities Ad Book Opportunities, and to purchase ticket.

  • Save the Date (PDF)
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  • Sponsorships (Link)
  • Ad Book Opportunities (PDF)

Archdiocese of Chicago Night - Chicago Wolves vs. Rockford Icehogs

April 14, 2018

What a great way to contribute to the Annual Catholic Appeal! Purchase a ticket to the April 14 game and proceeds from each ticket purchased through this offer will go back to the Annual Catholic Appeal. When you purchase, you'll receive your very own referral link to share with your friends and family. Anyone that buys from your link will automatically be seated with you. For more info, visit:


Art of Caring

April 14

The 29th Annual Art of Caring, hosted by the Women's Board of Catholic Charities Lake County Services, is Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest. Enjoy a gourmet dinner, a $5,000 cash raffle drawing, dancing with the Champagne Kings, and a live auction. Money raised will benefit Catholic Charities programs in Lake County including Family Self-Sufficiency, food pantries, Diaper Depot, veteran support, and youth programs. For more information and to register, visit or contact Karen Daniels, at or (847) 782-4115.

Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception

April 19

The Annual Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception is Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago. This event is the sole fundraiser for Catholic Charities Legal Assistance, which assists Catholic Charities clients who cannot afford an attorney and find themselves confronted with legal issues that threaten core elements of their existence. For more information and to register, visit or contact Rose Marie Lesniak-Mendez, at or (312) 655-7290.

Hearts for Hope Dinner & Auction

April 21

The 29th Annual Hearts for Hope Dinner & Auction is Saturday, April 21 at The Cotillion in Palatine. The evening includes a great dinner and silent auction as well as entertainment by one of Chicago’s most popular bands, 7th heaven. For more information and to register, visit or contact Mike Waters, at or (847) 376-2118.

Blossoms of Hope Brunch

April 23

The 27th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch is Sunday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The event features Drury Lane’s famous brunch, pick-a-prize, raffle, and a presentation of the 2018 Charles T. Rubey LOSS Award to Therese Gump. Funds will benefit the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Program. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Contact Jodi Hill at or (312) 948-6797 for additional information. For more information and to register, visit

Pinwheels for Prevention at the Healing Garden

May 4, 2018

Join the Archdiocese of Chicago in its ongoing commitment to the ministry of protecting children at the annual Prevent Child Abuse Prayer Service presided by Fr. Lawrence Dowling. Participants will be asked to plant a pinwheel during the service on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Healing Garden at Holy Family Parish, 1080 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Please RSVP by April 27 to


World Meeting of Families 2018

August 22 to 26, 2018

This year, the World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin, Ireland from August 22 to 26. With the theme of, “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Chicago will have a full and vivacious experience that will last from August 18 through August 27, which will include a tour of Ireland’s most sacred places, the three day congress, the festival of families and the closing liturgy. For more information please contact Clarissa Aljentara at or 312.534.8051.

World Youth Day

January 21 - 28, 2019

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. WYD is open to all young adults who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young adults who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

January 21 - 28, 2019
Crowne Plaza
Panama City, Panama

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