Cardinal George joins parish for celebration

September 1, 2012 4:34:55 PM PDT
Francis Cardinal George will begin chemotherapy on Wednesday, but on Saturday he joined parishioners in celebrating the 125th anniversary of their church.

St. Joseph Parish is located in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

During Saturday afternoon's mass, the cardinal spoke of how there have been good times and bad times during the church's history.

He told the congregation that's how it is in our personal lives. Doctors recently found cancer cells on the cardinal's liver and a kidney.

Six years ago, he was treated for bladder cancer.