Photo Album 2017




On Thursday, 20 JUL 2017, The Rabbit Hole hosted a fundraiser for us. It was a great success, raising funds for Police Chaplains Ministry and our outreach to the Gold Star Families. Thanks to the HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS who came out!
 

12 JUL 20017 A governor who respects the police and the thankless but vital work done by God's selfless servants.
 




On Sunday, 28 MAY 2017, the Brothers In Blue Motorcycle Club had their bikes blessed after the police Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Mother Nature gave them a beautiful day for their inaugural ride. Safe travels, brothers! And thank you for your constant generous support of Police Chaplains Ministry.
 



On Saturday, 20 MAY 2017, Chicago Gearheads hosted their annual spring car blessing. Despite threats of rain, we enjoyed PERFECT weather.
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CPD officers escort the statue of Our Lady of Fatima from St. John Cantius Church in West Town on Saturday, 13 MAY 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother's apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.

On the left are Chaplain Bob Montelongo followed by Terry Oates and Eric Valdes. On the right are Freddy Delgadillo, Tim Oates and Theresa Kelly. Following the procession is Nick Chapello.
 

Thousands and thousands of police officers from Chicago and many other jurisdictions marched with pride at our Annual St. Jude Police League memorial March held Sunday, 08 MAY 2017. Representing the CPD Chaplains Unit and St. Jude League are (L-R) Rabbi Moshe Wolf, Fr. Mark Brummel, Bertrand Smith, CPD Chaplain Joe Jackson, CPD Chaplain Kimberly Lewis-Davis, and Fr. Dan Brandt. Making a cameo appearance in the photo is criminal courts Judge Peggy Chiampas.   
 

At the 2017 St. Patrick's Day party sponsored by Brotherhood for the Fallen were (L-R) Joe Fronczak, Nick Forrestal, Andy Cassaro, Fr. Dan Brandt, Brian Warner, Marty Natividad, Mary O'Callaghan and Kevin Leahy. Congratulations to Nick, Andy, Marty and Mary, members of recruit class 97-1A, who that evening celebrated their 20th anniversary on the job!
 

On 16 FEB 2017, the CPD SURVIVORS hosted a resource night at the FOP hall. Featured were many resources and outreaches available to CPD members and retirees. Live music, a bar, delicious food, and a raffle with great prizes were also available to the hundreds who attended. Even Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, stopped by!
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Chaplains Bob Montelongo and Fr. Dan Brandt had the honor of enjoying dinner at the same table with world-champion boxer Evander Holyfield on 15 FEB 2017. Though Evander declined our challenge to take him on in the ring (clearly he was scared), he DID oblige our request for this photo. What a gentleman!
 

On 04 JAN 2017, the St. Jude Police League hosted our volunteer St. Jude League chaplains to a new year's dinner at Greek Isles Restaurant. Thank you to our St. Jude League board ... and to the many volunteer chaplains who lead prayers at CPD family members' wake services.
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