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September 23, 2017

Annual Mass Remembers Fallen Workers

Annual Mass Remembers Fallen Workers

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the Chicago and Cook County Building and Construction Trades Council once again hosted its annual All Faiths Memorial Service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Darien, Ill. Union members, labor leaders and their families gathered to remember those union members who passed away over the last year. The Mass is intended “to pay tribute to members of our affiliated organizations who died during the past year, pay particular honor to those killed on the jobsite, and for the spiritual needs of Labor and their families.”

Originated by Father Joseph Donahue who came from a family of lathers and was considered the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Chaplain, the All Faiths Memorial Service celebrated its 77th year. The Mass was previously held at two other churches in Cook County, but due to non-union work being done, it was moved to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church almost 20 years ago and is now being celebrated by the current chaplain, Father Tom Byrne.

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