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Illinois Catholic Health Association


Friday, October 6, 2023

Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, Illinois 60403

ICHA’s Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Diocese of Joliet Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Road Crest Hill, Illinois 60403. 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 1:00PM followed by lunch, which is optional. The full draft agenda is available below as a PDF.
The theme for our meeting is the value of religious liberty in an increasingly secular society. A society that is becoming more and more hostile to our Catholic values. A society that wants to silence our voice in the public square. Therefore, we have scheduled three speakers:

The keynote will be delivered by Helen Alvare. Professor Alvare will present on her belief that Catholics should not shy away from their values but embrace them and actively explain how they are grounded and the true value they have for our society at large.

Following Professor Alvare, Jim Geoly, legal counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will present on specific legal issues that challenge our religious liberties. This should complement Professor Alvare’s presentation because she believes these court cases provide an excellent opportunity to highlight the societal benefits of our religious values.

Finally, Fr. Michael Place, ethicist for Franciscan Alliance, will focus specifically on Catholic health care, reminding our members of their rich history and invaluable and irreplaceable service they provide to our communities.

To cover the cost of food, speakers, and meeting space, a donation of $125.00 per participant is requested. 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 Hilton Garden Inn/Bolingbrook (135 Remington Blvd. Bolingbrook, IL 60440) Should you need overnight accommodations, you may use the link below, or you may contact the hotel directly at 630-771-1500 and identify yourself as attending the IL Catholic Health Association meeting. Rooms must be reserved by September 19, 2023.

Reservation for IL Catholic Health Association Annual Meeting at hilton.com

Your support is greatly appreciated and necessary for a strong Catholic Health Association. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.