Mark Wahlberg coming to Chicago to encourage young Catholics to find faith

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Actor Mark Wahlberg (C) speaks as Pope Francis (L) speaks during the Festival of Families on September 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to the United States with two days in Philadelphia where he will attend the Festival of Families and will meet with prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Actor Mark Wahlberg wants to help young Catholics in Chicago find their faith.

He’s among several speakers to take part at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s (re)Encounter young adult faith night.

That is at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave, on October 20th.

The event is for helping young people “discover how you can live your dream and have an active faith life,” according to the Archdiocese’s website.

Wahlberg is known for talking about his faith on social media. He says he attends mass, and prays before bed, daily.

Tickets cost $15. They are general admission.

Other speakers include Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Sr. Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life, and Fr. Paul Mueller, Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory.

WGN’s Dina Bair is hosting the event.

Flyer for Young Adult Faith Night