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May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014
Dear Gold Badge Members and Friends,

Please keep Fr. Tom Mulcrone in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. He has stated” Every day I feel a bit stronger and better but I have a way to go…I am trying to learn the virtue of patience” He also sends his gratitude to all who have reached out to him and for your prayers.

The scholarship winners have been chosen and notified. Congratulations to all! The scholarships will be awarded at the mass Sunday, May 18th, during the monthly CFD Mass held at Holy Family Church at 8:30 a.m. Complete details in June’s newsletter.

Safe travels to all whom will be attending the NFFF Survivor’s Conference in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, May 4th. May you find some comfort and laughter during this time with other survivors.

Through the cooperation of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, there will be an opportunity for survivors of fallen firefighters from the State of Illinois, to get acquainted, support each other, and share some good times. It will be held on July 17th in Carol Stream. This is an adults only retreat for parents, widowed, siblings, and children. For further information, please contact Eileen.

Chicago Fireman’ American Legion Post #667 presents the 82nd Annual Memorial Day service to be held at Holy Family Church located 1120 W. Roosevelt on Monday, May 26th (1a-4). Assembly of uniform and Post 667 members at 0900, followed by a short parade at 0930. Mass and service at 1000 with awarding of Post #667 scholarships at the end mass. This will be followed by a 21 gun salute, taps and flag raising ceremony outside of church. A continental breakfast will be served in the church basement. This annual Memorial Day mass is in honor of personnel and GBS members that have passed away in the last year.

Ignite the Spirit holds many fun filled events throughout the year benefitting firefighter/paramedics in need; please go to their website for opportunities to attend these events.

If you believe that you are not receiving our monthly newsletter via e-mail or mail, please let us know at this address or contact Eileen. We have had some issues with recipients not receiving monthly.

 2014 Memorials 

May 6th- State of Illinois Medal of Honor/Memorial Ceremony Springfield, Illinois

September 20th- International Association of Firefighters Annual Memorial, Colorado Springs, CO  Visit for further information.

September 28th- CFFU Local 2’s Rosehill Cemetery Annual Memorial, Chicago, IL.

October 12th- National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Annual Memorial, Emmittsburg, MD Visit for further information.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Eileen at (708)560.5792 or

Save the Date:

*Saturday May 31st Local 2 Picnic (3c-1)

*Saturday May 31st Burns for Burn Camp (3c-1)

* Wednesday June 18th IFSA Burn Camp ”Camp I Am” (3d-3)

*Thursday July 24th Ignite the Spirit Run 4 the Kids (3a-3)

*Sunday August 3rd CFD Picnic 12th Annual Family Day (1b-1)

Calling All Golfers!! 

~ Herbert T. Johnson Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Outing Friday, May 30th (2c-4)

~ 4th Annual Christopher D. Wheatley Memorial Foundation Golf Outing Wednesday, June 18th (3d-3)

~ Father Mulcrone’s Annual Golf Outing Tuesday, June 10th (1a-3)

~ CFFU Burn Foundation Golf Outing Thursday, August 7th (2a-1)

There are different charity golf outings this year in Illinois to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They are working on having at least one in every state of the Union, and they have been quite successful. For further information on how to participate by either golfing or donating, please visit There may be one in your area. The NFFF has done so much to support CFD duty deaths families in recent years and they deserve our support.

*Friday July 18th 
Glendale Lakes Golf Course
Glendale Heights, IL.

* Monday August 9th
Bliss Creek Golf Club
Sugar Grove, IL.

**If interested in playing any of these tournaments, please contact Eileen.**

CFD Monthly Mass 2014 Dates 
8:30 a.m. 
Holy Family Church 
1120 W. Roosevelt Road

May 18 (2d-4) Mother’s Day Celebration

Annual Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 26, 2014 (1a-4)
9:30 a.m. ~ Parade of uniformed members
10:00 a.m. Memorial Mass
11:00 a.m. ~ Raising of Flag, 21 gun salute and taps

June 15 (3c-4) Father’s Day Celebration

July 20 (2e-3)

August 17 (3d-3)

September 21 (2a-2)

October 19 (3e-2)

November 16 (1d-2)

December 21 (3a-1)