1. The Catholic Church gathered over the weekend throughout the world to Pray for Peace, particularly in the midst of the Syria. Leading the effort was Pope Francis, who spoke to an estimated 100,000 people Saturday.
2. Catholics throughout the U.S. also are concerned with immigration reform and this past weekend many dioceses addressed the issue at the parish level.
3. The Archdiocese of Chicago will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cardinal Francis George's priestly ministry this weekend.
4. Lay people are an important part of the teaching of the faith and dioceses across the country will celebrate catechists this week at Catechetical Sunday Masses.
5. God loves you.