Cardinal Francis George to deliver homily in Bloomington

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the homilist during morning worship at St. Luke Union Church, 2101 E. Washington St., Bloomington at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 during the Illinois Conference of Churches Annual Assembly. The worship service will be followed by a forum on Focus on Immigration: How Does it Affect Our State and Our Churches?

Rev. Michael Mann, Associate Director of Mission and Advocacy, Northern Illinois Conference, United Methodist Church and Robert Gilligan, Executive Director Catholic Conference of Illinois will speak during the forum.

The ICC is a state-wide ecumenical organization of 28 member judicatories of 14 denominations representing the Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian traditions.

The worship service and forum are open to the public. Lunch is available for $20, paid in advance. Contact Laurie Vial, executive director, at or at 217-522-7099.