Archbishop Blasé Cupich was the Special Guest at this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner celebration at Catholic Charities headquarters, 721 n. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Chicago’s new archbishop walked from table to table greeting the 150 dinner guests and blessing rosaries as they enjoyed the feast prepared by staff members and volunteers.
As reported by Michelle Manchir in the Chicago Tribune last Friday, Cupich wanted to share the message, “God wants all of us to love the life that has been given to us, and when we do that then we can love the lives of other people, no matter the circumstances.”
Manchir continued, “Cupich said he wanted to be present at the meal to help ‘turn the spotlight and the cameras on the work that’s being done here.’ Archbishop Cupich said, ‘That’s important for us as Chicagoans to realize that there is a chronic need day in and day out. What Catholic Charities does for people — it’s not just on Thanksgiving, it does every day.’ ”
Archbishop Cupich is seen in the photo below, as he learns more about ASV through the cards and ornaments sold at the event. May God bless the new Archbishop, in all of his work across our Archdiocese.