Photo Album for 2014

Once again, we reminded our Gold Star Families they are NEVER FORGOTTEN with an annual Christmas dinner at Soldier Field in December of 2014. Thanks to all who support our ministry, making this annual event possible!!!

On 09 DEC 2014, the Brotherhood For The Fallen hosted a Christmas fundraiser party at Simon's Bar on Clark and Foster. It was a great success, and about a dozen supporters entered an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest.
For more info on this great organization, click HERE

Rabbi Moshe Wolf and Fr. Dan Brandt were again invited to enter the "Funniest Cop in Chicago" comedy competition at The Laugh Factory on Chicago's north side on 30 SEP 2014.  A great time was had by all.  Proceeds from the evening went to the 100 Club of Chicago, assisting families of first responders who died in the line of duty.  Congratulations to PO Pat McGrath (Canine Unit) who, for the second year in a row, won first place!

Fr. Dan Brandt accepts a $5,000 donation to Police Chaplains Ministry from Michelle Higgins and Steve Walski,
children of retired PO Joe Walski, in whose memory a golf outing fundraiser was held in June 2014.

On 29 JUN 2014, Police Chaplains Ministry again hosted our beloved Gold Star Families  on a luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by the hundreds of members who attended.
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On Tuesday, 01 JUL, 2014, O'Briens Restaurant and Bar in Old Town hosted a Police Chaplains Ministry fundraiser. Thanks to proprietor Peter O'Brien, his staff, and all who came out to enjoy the evening and support a great cause.

15 JUN 2014 Gold Star Fathers Day Mass

Police Chaplains Ministry hosted our annual Fathers' Day Mass at Gold Star Families Memorial and Park on Sunday, 15 JUN 2014.

Bishop Sally Dyck from Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church commissioned Chaplain Kimberly Lewis-Davis to the Order of Deacon on 10 JUN 2014. Congratulations, Rev. Kim!

The inaugural Joe Walski memorial golf outing, honoring PO Joe Walski (or "JW") who passed away earlier this year, was held at Carriage Greens Golf Club in Darien on Saturday, 07 JUN 2014. Thanks to his kids, Michelle and Steve, for donating proceeds to one of their dad's favorite causes: Police Chaplains Ministry!
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On Sunday, 25 MAY 2014, the Brothers in Blue Motorcycle Club attended the police Mass at Mercy Home. Afterward, we blessed about 45 members' bikes parked along Jackson Boulevard. THANK YOU to the Brothers in Blue for their constant support of Police Chaplains Ministry! Safe travels, Brothers!

Dennis Hannon and Alderman Matt O'Shea (19th Ward) join Chaplains Bob Montelongo and Fr. Dan Brandt on their weekly rounds on 07 MAY 2014.

On Saturday, 03 MAY 2014, CPD Chaplains trained 16 new St. Jude League chaplains who will conduct wake services for CPD members and their families.

Cast members of the two NBC hit shows "Chicago PD" and "Chicago Fire" show their support for Police Chaplains Ministry.

Never have the words, "You're surrounded" been so welcome: Here, Fr. Dan Brandt is surrounded by (L-R) P.O. Brenda Lopez (from 010, detailed to the courts) and P.O. Miriam Lucena (011).

19 MAR 2014: On the street on Western Avenue in 008, Officers Brian Sullivan and Colin Prendergast, with PO/Chaplain Bob Montelongo between them, show off their most valuable and reliable weapons: their Rosaries. Like many PO's, these guys always carry a Rosary in their vest pocket... a practice that I have now picked up when I'm out with the troops. Email me if you'd like me to send you a Rosary to carry in your vest pocket.

Celebrating our Irish Heritage: Representatives from CPD, the Chaplains Office, the Survivors Group and the 100 Club of Chicago prepare to march in the downtown St. Patrick's Day parade on 15 MAR 2014.

Making the rounds with the troops... Fr. Dan shares a laugh with PO David Hoffenkamp (009) who is busy ridding our streets of gangs, guns and drugs!

Yes, indeed, theater fans... That IS "THE Phantom" from Phantom of The Opera. Lead Cooper Grodin takes a break from the stage after an evening performance for a night cap at Miller's good company!!

Police Officer Sarah Lombardi, keeping crime at bay in 012, and keeping Fr. Dan in line!

CPD members Mike, Marty, Jim and Ken join Fr. Dan Brandt after having received blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday 2014. A blessed Lenten season to all!!

CPD Resource Fair on 20 FEB 2014 was a great success! Thank you to the CPD Survivors, who planned and executed a wonderful event.

Making the Wednesday night rounds: Chaplain / PO Bob Montelongo and Fr. Dan Brandt run into a couple of hard-working PO's from 014 on a burglary in progress call at Sacramento Avenue and George Street.
With PO's like these two, it's easy to see why 014 has such low crime rates!

The Brothers in Blue, a CPD Motorcycle Club, present a check to support Police Chaplains Ministry on 13 FEB 2014. Proceeds are from a raffle for a brand new Glock 9mm and a gift card for accessories and ammo.
Thank you to the Brothers for their constant generosity to various worthwhile causes!
Our "First Thursday Upper Room Club" has been a great success!
Our "First Thursday Upper Room Club" has been a great success!
Our "First Thursday Upper Room Club" has been a great success! We are learning more about scripture, tradition, morals, Catholic social teaching and current events. THANKS to Pizano's (a Malnati's restaurant) at Division and Hoyne for their incredible hospitality!!
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