The congregation watches as a lion dance is performed down the aisle to begin a Lunar New Year celebration, Jan. 22, 2023, before Mass at St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church in Chinatown. Sunday marked the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. The church combines elements of Chinese New Year cultural customs before and during the celebratory Mass. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
Lunar New Year celebrations kicked off over the weekend in Chicago, but Sunday’s events were marred by news of a gunman killing 10 people and wounding 10 others Saturday night at a Los Angeles-area Lunar New Year celebration.