WHAT: The Archdiocese of Chicago, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other Cook County offi cials will hold a committal service to bury indigent, unidentifi ed and unborn persons. Cook County, through the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Offi ce, is entrusted with the fi nal disposition of indigent deceased, unidentifi ed deceased and fetal remains. The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Cemeteries has agreed to provide burial as a public service. Rev. Lawrence Sullivan, director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will preside over the service and lead the blessing of the caskets.
The committal service will include burial of two unidentifi ed person, 48 unborn persons and 274 cremated indigent remains. Thirty-one of the decedents being interred died of COVID-19 complications. Local funeral directors and other volunteers will accompany each decedent at the service and stay until the burial is complete.
Since 2012, Catholic Cemeteries, the archdiocese and Cook County have worked together with help from the Cook County Funeral Directors Association, Worsham College of Mortuary Science and Malcolm X College to bury the indigent, unborn and unidentifi ed persons.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street, Chicago
WHO: • Rev. Lawrence Sullivan, director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago
• Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
• Local funeral directors and volunteers
• Cook County commissioners