The cathedral hosts an annual mass for the prevention of child abuse – Photos

Holy Name Cathedral hosted the third annual Child Abuse Prevention Mass on April 30, 2022. Worshipers were invited to plant pinwheels after Mass in the Cathedral courtyard and along Superior Street to raise awareness of the child protection efforts in all Catholic schools and parishes in the Archdiocese. Pinwheels are the national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and planting them together is a call to action to keep children safe. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Ministers lead the opening procession. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Deacon Dan Welter proclaims the Gospel during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Michael Hoffman, clergy abuse survivor and former president of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, speaks about healing and prevention during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Deacon Dan Welter joins Father Greogry Sakowicz, Rector of Holy Name Cathedral, in the Eucharistic prayer. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Rich Costa, the cathedral’s chief usher for more than 30 years, distributes pinwheels to worshipers after mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Charlene Soby, a parishioner at the cathedral, plants a pinwheel in the yard. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Pinwheels line a garden bed in the courtyard after mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

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