LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Some people began this beautiful Easter Sunday by heading to mass – and a special mass was offered in LaGrange Park for some frontline pandemic heroes.
The special mass for National Guard troops who have been giving out vaccines was held Sunday morning at the Alexine Chapel, at 1515 W. Ogden Ave. in LaGrange Park.READ MORE: 'I Just Wanted To See My Grandma': Suburban Chicago Teens Help Peers Get COVID Vaccine Appointments
The pews were almost empty at the chapel, because unfortunately – for some unknown reason – the National Guard troops just couldn’t make it.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dry And Quiet Pattern
The bishop took it in stride.
“Whether or not we have the National Guard present, we can pray for them,” said Bishop Robert Casey.MORE NEWS: Man Lost Everything As He Waited On Callback From Illinois Department Of Employment Security That Never Came
Illinois has deployed 1,400 National Guard members at 39 vaccination sites across Illinois.