July 30, 2019
Dear ICHA Members and Friends,
ICHA’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL. We will begin with Mass at 7:30AM. ICHA’s Business meeting will be held from 8:30-8:55AM; opening prayer is at 9:00AM followed by the keynote address. Our meeting will conclude at 12:30PM followed by lunch, which is optional. The full draft agenda is included with this email.
The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is “Being Catholic in a Secular Culture”. The keynote address will be given by Fr. Bryan Hehir. Fr. Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary of Health and Social Services on the staff of Cardinal Sean O’Malley in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Additionally, Fr. William Grogan, Health Care Vicar for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will present on a variety of specific moral and ethical challenges facing Catholic health care today. Through didactics, table case discussion and panel review, maintaining gospel integrity and witness in a diverse religious and secular context will be advanced. Practical approaches and interdisciplinary perspectives will be offered.
A donation of $100.00 per participant is requested to cover the cost of food, speakers, and meeting space. A continental breakfast will be available from 8:00AM to 8:30AM. You may register by returning the attached form and donation directly to us at our office (65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1620, Chicago, IL 60601). We do not accept credit cards. For accurate planning purposes, please indicate on the form if you will be attending Mass and if you will stay for lunch, thank you. Should you have any questions, feel free to call us at 312 368-0011. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Union League Club should you need overnight accommodations.
Please distribute throughout your facilities. Your support is greatly appreciated and necessary for a strong Catholic Health Association. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.
Illinois Catholic Health Association
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard