Visitation and funeral Mass details announced for Cardinal George

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CHICAGO -- Funeral mass and visitation details for Cardinal George were announced late Friday night.

They are as follows:

Tuesday, April 21

  • 1 p.m.                   Holy Name Cathedral Doors Open
  • 2 p.m.                        Rite of Reception (Open to the Public)
  • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.     Visitation (Open to the Public)
  • 7:30 p.m.                  Prayer Vigil for Priests and Seminarians
    (Attendance by Ticket Only)
  • 9 to 11 p.m.             Visitation (Open to the Public)
  • 11 p.m.                      Holy Name Cathedral Doors Close

Wednesday, April 22

  • 7 to 9:30 a.m.          Visitation (Open to the Public)
  • 10:30 a.m.                Interfaith Service (Open to the Public)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitation (Open to the Public)
  • 7:30 p.m.                  Prayer Vigil for Women and Men Religious, Deacons and their Wives (Attendance by Ticket Only)

9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 until 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23 Visitation and All Night Vigil Conducted by Lay Ecclesial Movements (Open to the Public)

Thursday, April 23

  • 7:30 a.m.                 Prayer Service (Open to the Public)
  • 8 a.m.                       Holy Name Cathedral Closed for Funeral Mass Preparation
  • 11 a.m.                    Holy Name Cathedral Doors Open for Funeral Mass (Attendance by Ticket Only)
  • 12 p.m.                    Funeral Mass (Attendance by Ticket Only)

Immediately following the Funeral Mass, the Committal Service will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. Per the Cardinal’s wishes, he will be buried in the George family plot. (Open to the Public)

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cardinal’s favorite charities will be appreciated -- Priests Retirement and Mutual Aid Association  (PRMAA) - https://www.givecentral.org/location/91.

Or To Teach Who Christ Is( https://givecentral.org/ttwci/) , a campaign to support scholarships for students in Catholic Schools.

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