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Let the Church Say Amen
Jesus Christ is asking each of us to invite more people to a true encounter and lifelong relationship with Him as His disciples. It is an element of our own baptismal rite to do so. Our evangelization efforts will require us to identify new, outward-reaching ways to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world given significant societal shifts over the past decades.
Congratulations to Archbishop Wilton Gregory! 
With great pride, the Church in Chicago rejoices in the appointment of our native son, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, as the seventh Archbishop of Washington. Known to us, and especially his brother priests in this local Church, as a proven pastor and devoted friend, we offer Archbishop Gregory our heartfelt congratulations and warmest best wishes. We look forward to his continuing service to the People of God as he begins his new ministry in our nation's capital.
Congratulations to Archbishop Wilton Gregory! 
With great pride, the Church in Chicago rejoices in the appointment of
our native son, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, as the seventh Archbishop
of Washington. Known to us, and especially his brother priests in this local
Church, as a proven pastor and devoted friend, we offer Archbishop Gregory
our heartfelt congratulations and warmest best wishes. We look forward to 
his continuing service to the People of God as he begins his new ministry in
our nation's capital. Photo credit: Chicago Tribune
Revival the Movie

Chicago Area Theaters
AMC River East 
AMC Galewood 14
AMC Cicero 24


Revival! is a thoroughly innovative celebration of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through faith, film and theatre. A Gospel musical based on the poetic Book of John, Revival! is a letter from Jesus to a troubled and ever contemporary world. This is an exciting opportunity to share a major Christian entertainment event with your church and family. For more information, please visit www.revivalthemovie.com
Mahala Jackson: Moving Thru the Light

March 2 - April 14
The Black Ensemble Cultural Center
4450 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640 
"Warriors for Christ" Prayer Luncheon

Saturday, May 11, 2019 
12 - 4 p.m.
Oak Lawn Hilton

9333 South Cicero Avenue 
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Save the date for "Warriors for Christ", a new prayer luncheon brought to you by the Our Lady Gate of Heaven Women's Club featuring Jana and Mawuli Davis. More information to come!
It Takes a Village
We must help our parishes and schools have adequate resourcing for vitality inclusive of finances, facilities, and leadership. Our renewal efforts must focus on new ways to create vibrant parish life, including compelling liturgies and the seven signs of parish vitality.
Let's Stand United Concert

Thursday, May 23, 2019 
6 p.m.
St. Ethelreda School

8734 South Paulina Street 
Chicago, IL 60620

St. Ethelreda School presents "Let's Stand United", a celebration of our African American heritage and its rich tradition of music on Thursday, May 23. All are welcome!
Registration for NCYC is Now Open!

Thursday, November 21 - Sunday, November 24 
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN

High schoolers are invited to join 30,000 of their peers at the National Catholic Youth Conference this November. This electrifying pilgrimage is fill with opportunities for worship, music, speakers, a thematic park, and more. 

For more information please contact your Youth Ministry, Campus Minister, or Pastor, or click here. Scholarships are available for those who qualify and all attendees must be registered by September 20, 2019. 

Did You Know?: The Life of Father Augustus Tolton

When Father Augustus Tolton died July 9, 1897, more than 1,000 people turned out for his wake and funeral. Newspaper reports say that 100 priests also attended his funeral Mass.
 
It was Father Tolton’s desire to be buried in Quincy, so following the funeral a horse-drawn carriage took his casket to the train where his body was transported back to the town where he grew up. His mother and sister accompanied the body along with Lincoln Valle, some of St. Monica’s parishioners, and his spiritual director Father J. Brecks.

When they arrived in Quincy the morning of July 13, 12 priests met the body and accompanied it to St. Peter Church where it was placed at the head of the center aisle. Crowds of both blacks and whites filled the church and overflowed out into the street. Flowers filled the sanctuary. Quincy newspapers reported that “there was seldom such a large funeral.”
 
Following Mass, a procession four blocks long accompanied Father Tolton’s remains to the cemetery. Some walked while others took carriages or streetcars to the small parish cemetery where his body was interred.
 
While Father Tolton wished to be buried in St. Peter Cemetery, he did not have a plot there. It is believed that Father Peter Kerr, who celebrated Father Tolton’s funeral and was pastor of St. Peter’s at the time, gave him his own plot. Father Kerr was later buried in an adjacent plot. Some years later, a gravestone with a large cross was erected to identify their resting places.
 
Excerpted from “Augustus Tolton: The Church is the True Liberator,” by Chicago Catholic editor Joyce Duriga and published by Liturgical Press.
Can I Get A Witness? 
The Holy Spirit is urging all of us to be witnesses to the compassion and redemption of Jesus Christ. We must come together in solidarity and bring the light and hope of Christ to a world in need.
Lenten Hour of Power

Wednesday, April 10
6 - 8 p.m. 

Holy Angels Church 
615 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60653 

All are encouraged to attend a special prayer service featuring Father Thomas Belanger of St. Philip Neri Church. A light meal will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a service full of powerful singing and preaching starting at 7 p.m. 
Holy Wednesday Tenabrae

Wednesday, April 17
7 p.m. 

Shrine of Christ the King 
6415 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637 

The solemn office of the Tenabrae will be sung by the Canons and Abbe of the Institute of Christ the King and the Ara Coeli Professional Choir on Holy Wednesday. Come and experience heaven on earth!
Jazzin' to Feed Africa

Saturday, May 4
VIP Reception 5 - 7 p.m.
Main Event 7 - 10 p.m.

De La Salle Institute
3434 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

St. James Parish and DL Comprehensive Healthcare present Jazzin' to Feed Africa! This benefit for the St. James Food Pantry. General admission tickets are $40 and include a buffet, all you can drink beer, wine, and soda, and entertainment. VIP tickets are $90 and include all elements of the general admission tickets in addition to reserved seating at the main event and admission to VIP reception. 
Semi-Retired? Retired? Open the Doors of Your Heart!
The Ignatian Volunteer Corps may be for you! Members of this Jesuit service program volunteer in poor and marginalized communities two days per week (September-June), grow deeper in their Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, and meet monthly with other IVC members and a spiritual reflector. IVC members serve as tutors, employment counselors, food pantry volunteers, elderly companions, hospital chaplains and more!  Detailed information is online at www.ivcusa.org (click on ‘Chicago’). To inquire, please contact Jacqueline Fitzgerald at 312.961.6206 or jfitzgerald@ivcusa.org.

 
Visit the Black Catholic Initiative Webpage
Visit the Archdiocese of Chicago Augustus Tolton Webpage
Click Here by Monday, April 29 to Appear in the May Issue of The Drum!
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