Chicagoland

All pews open as archdiocese lifts COVID-19 restrictions on Masses

Staff members and volunteers at parishes around Chicago spent June 10-11 pulling tape off pews to make them available for seating again, removing stickers from floors and refilling baptismal and holy water fonts.

Chicagoland

St. Viator High School hosts drive-thru vaccinations

Members of the St. Viator High School community and residents in Arlington Heights and surrounding areas were able to receive COVID-19 vaccines June 10 when the school partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health to host and drive-thru vaccination event.

Chicagoland

School reopens to welcome pre-K, kindergarten students

When Raquel and Elma Arce walked into the assembly room in Good Shepherd School, 2725 S. Kolin Ave., on June 2, they couldn’t stop smiling.

Chicagoland

Alumni gather for Our Lady of Lourdes School reunion

The hallways of Our Lady of Lourdes School, 4641 N. Ashland Ave., rang with greetings and laughter June 12. Alumni, former staff members and friends of the school gathered in the building for what might be the last time, remembering a school that for many of them felt more like a family.

Chicagoland

Indigent burial includes those who died of COVID-19

For the 30th time, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, in conjunction with the County Medical Examiner’s Office, buried the remains of indigent people, two unknown people and unborn babies during a service at Mount Olivet Cemetery on June 9. For the first time, those buried included 31 who died from COVID-19.

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