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Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Dear Fathers,

A Memorial Mass at Saint Paul Cathedral in Yakima will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, for Cardinal Francis E. George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago and one of our former bishops, who died Friday, April 17. Bishop Joseph J. Tyson will be attending the funeral Mass in Chicago that day at noon.  Bishop Emeritus Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J. will preside at the Mass in Yakima.

All priests and deacons serving in the Diocese are welcome to concelebrate the April 23 Mass at St. Paul’s.  Please bring an alb; stoles will be provided.  Pastors are encouraged to invite their parishioners to the Mass.

Attached to this article please find a schedule for funeral services in Chicago this coming week.  We join Archbishop Blase Cupich, his auxiliary bishops, the clergy and the laity of the Archdiocese of Chicago in mourning the Cardinal’s death.

(At left, Cardinal George during his visit to Yakima in October 2014)