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“Putt and a Prayer”: July 21, 14th annual golf outing to benefit St. Thomas of Villanova Parish ministries; noon shotgun start at White Deer Run Golf Club, Vernon Hills; $150 for each golfer in a foursome; includes 18 holes with cart, buffet lunch and dinner; call St. Thomas of Villanova Parish office at 847-358-6999.

Old Irving park Beer & BBQ Challenge: Aug. 5, 1-5 p.m. in the St. Viator parking lot at 3644 N. Kedvale Ave.; tickets start at $60 to sample 20 barbecued pork and beer pairings which will be rated by local celebrity chef judges; benefits St. Viator parish and school; for information or tickets, visit


Peace pole gathering: A “pilgrim­age of blessing” June 27 at 7 p.m., Sisters of Christian Charity Sacred Heart Convent, 2221 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette; particpants will pray for and reflect on efforts to protect the earth; all wecome; refreshments and conver­sation follow; RSVP to 847-920-9341.

Charismatic Mass and personal healing prayer: June 29, 7:15 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Stein; at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N. Greenwood, Niles; hosted by Spirit of Unending Love (SOUL) Prayer Group; for more information, call Kevin Patterson at 847-724-1218 or Jack Stoelinga at 847-486-0663

A Night to Remember: June 30, 7 p.m., bilingual prayer service host­ed by the bereavement ministries of St. Kevin, St. George and St. Florian parishes; at St. Kevin Church, 10509 Torrence Ave.; call St. Kevin rectory at 773-721-2563.

First Saturday Devotions: July 1, begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, includes anointing of the sick, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, first Saturday devotional prayers to Our Lady of Fatima, rosary, Benediction, confessions, and Divine Mercy Chaplet, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S Austin Ave.

Holy Hour for Vocations:  Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. starting July 5 at Our Lady of the Snows, 4812 S. Leamington Ave., Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.starting July 6 at St. Jane de Chantal, 53rd Street & McVicker Ave.

Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago:  July 15, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; alos July 16, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, The Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen, Chicago, call 630-243-3600 for details; all welcome.

Purgatorial Society:  July 22, begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, followed by St. Bernadette rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, all to be prayed for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S Austin Ave.

Solidarity prayer vigil for an end to human trafficking: July 29, 7 p.m., at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park; for information, email

Filipino Bilingual Mass: celebrated in Tagalog and English, on first and third Sundays of each month at 5 p.m., St. Mary of Celle Church, 1428 S. Wesley Ave., Berwyn, 708-788-0876.

St. Albert the Great Parish: eucharistic adoration, daily, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, 8000 S. Linder, Ave., Burbank, 708-423-0321.

First Friday Adoration: All-night adoration from Friday 8:30 a.m. the first Friday of the month to Saturday 8 a.m. at St. Theresa, adoration others Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 455 N. Benton St., Palatine, 847-323-0914.

St. Michael League Masses: for first responders including law enforcement and military, third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; May 28 and fourth Sundays of the month at 10 a.m. at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., refreshments follow.

Tridentine Mass: Sundays at noon at St. Thomas More Church, 8100 S. California Ave.; call 773-436-4444.

Honoring St. John Paul II: every first Sunday of the month after 9 a.m. English Mass and 11 a.m. Pol­ish Mass at Five Holy Martyrs Par­ish, 4327 S. Richmond St.; special prayers and veneration of St. John Paul II’s relic, cake and coffee social in the Bishop Abramowicz Parish Hall; for more information, please call 773-254-3636.

Eucharistic adoration: Thursdays, following 8 a.m. Mass until 6:45 p.m., St. Ferdinand Church, 5900 W. Barry Ave., 773-622-5900.

Eucharistic adoration: weekdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pauline Books and Media Chapel, 172 N. Michigan Ave., 312-346-4902.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration: first Fridays in Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott, starting with Mass at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with exposition of the Eucharist until 7:30 p.m. and Benediction.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays, noon-8 p.m. with Benediction at 7:45 p.m. in St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster Ave., 773-775-2832.

First Friday Adoration: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Martha, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove, 3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Rosary for Life, 847-965-0261

Eucharistic Adoration: first Fridays, 7 p.m. to midnight, at St. James Parish Hall (behind school), 2912 S. Wabash Ave.; for more info, contact Peter at

St. Peregrine Healing Mass: on second and third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., 773-638-5800, ext. 19.


The Ecclesia Choir Concert: sacred music of Peter Kwasniewski, June 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., for tick­ets, call 815-806-0066 or visit

Musical Evening: June 27, 7:30 p.m.; Carmelite Institute of North America presents Handel’s “Gloria in Excelsis” and “Carmelite Vespers: Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110)” with baroque instrumentalists, and period instrument performers; in Madonna della  Strada Chapel on Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus; $20 at door; call 631-317-0065 for more information.

Songs That Make Me Laugh, Songs That Make Me Cry, Songs That Make Me Feel?: July 16, 3 p.m., Ninth Annual Buddy Charles Gries Memorial Show to benefit the roof fund, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles; $20 for more than two hours plus of music from some of Chicago's top cabaret performers; for information or tickets call 847-966-1180; tickets also available at door starting at 2 p.m.


St. Louise de Marillac Summer­fest: July 6, 5-10 p.m.; July 7, 5-11 p.m.; July 8, 1-11 p.m.; July 9, 1-6 p.m.; rides, games, food and drinks, music and entertainment; megapasses for rides all four days $55 in advance, $65 at festiva; at 30th and Raymond Avenue, LaGrange Park; for information visit or call at 708-352-7388.

Tastes of Summer: July 16, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Ita Parish, 5500 N. Broadway; featuring a variety of ethnic food and music; free; food tickets $5 at the door.

Native American Pow Wow: July 29, 6-9:30 p.m.; hosted by the Kateri Center and St. Eugene Parish at 5220 N. Canfield Ave.; arts and crafts, food and drink, drumming; plenty of free parking; $5 ages 13 to 60; for information call 773-775-6659 or 773-509-2344 or email

St. Agnes of Bohemia AugustFest: Aug. 10-13, featuring traditional Mexican cuisine, live entertainment and rides for kids; a four-day bracelet for rides is $50 and can be purchased in advance at the rectory; 2651 S. Central Park Ave.; for more information vist or call 773-522-0142.

Epiphany Parish festival: Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; authentic Mexican food, live music and family entertainment as well as beer, wine and soft drinks; at 25th Street and Keeler Avenue; for information, call 773-521-1112 during office hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday. 


Trivia Night: June 28, 7 p.m., host­ed by Young Adult Ministry-North­west to benefit Feed My Starving Children; at Ale House, 111 W. Camp­bell St., Arlington Heights, $10 per individual or $8 per team member on a team of 3-6 people; pre-register and pay by June 26 through

St. Gerald’s Bingo: 7 p.m. Fri­day nights, doors open at 4:30 pm.; Double Q, Hot Ball, Count Out, Bull’s Eye, Green Coverall, pull tabs, good food and free coffee; weekly raffle drawings, quarterly loyalty drawings; 93rd Street and Central Avenue, Oak Lawn; call 708-422-2194.

Tuesday Night Bingo: games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773-779-7181.


St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry:  June 26, 7-9:15 p.m., “The Authentic Job Candidate,” at the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates; email Bob Podgorski at with questions.

St. Matthew Job Search Ministry: 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for more info on meetings, call 847-891-1220.


Summer Scripture Seminar: June 25-30; “Revelation: A Book of Hope in Troubled Times;” at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein; full or partial attendance from Sunday evening through Friday noon; speakers include Judith Kovacs; Fr. John Lodge SSL, STD; Fr. Greg Smiga STL, STD; Peter Williamson STL, STD; Fr. Mark Bartosic MDiv; Max Lee; Fr. Thomas Loya STB, MA; ample opportunity for exploring the campus, reflection, prayer and walks as well as social time with speakers; earn continuing education credit; for registration information, visit or call 847-837-4558.

Siena Center mini-courses: Wednesdays July 12, 19 and 26: “The Rejection of Renais­sance Humanism and the Corruption of Political Discourse” with Yates Hafner; all sessions 2-3:30 p.m. on the Priory Campus of Dominican University, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest; $50 per person per course; register at­ter or by calling 708-488-5000.

Catholic Writers Guild confer­ence: July 18-21, includes talks by authors including keynoter Barbara Golder, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumburg; registration $75, $45 for students; to register or for more information, visit­ence.


Secular Franciscan Fraternity: forming at Saint Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway; anyone interested in the lay order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi for people living in the world can call Fr. Bob at 773-561-5343.

Lay Dominican chapter: St. Pius V bilingual lay Dominican chapter look­ing for members who want to learn and live the pillars of prayer, ministry, study and community; meets last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at St. Pius V School, 1919 S. Ashland Ave.; for information, text Carmen Maria at 773-745-0854 or call Fr. Santiago at 312-226-6161.

 “To Be Joyful Again”: nondenom­inational support group for widows, widowers or anyone else who has lost a significant other, meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, contact Elaine at 847-705-9886 for more information.

Widows and Widowers: third Sat­urday of the month, 2-5:30 p.m., look­ing for new members for Naim chap­ter, organization of widowed men and women who meet for friendship and support; at St. Vincent Ferrer Church Cabrini room, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; for information, contact Virginia Mersch at 708-317-4470 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: Aug. 11-13 in Elk Grove Village; for details call 630-577-0778 or email


St. Benedict the African Annual Sizzlin’ Rummage Sale: June 30, July 1-2; doors open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 6550 S. Harvard Ave.; clothing, household items.

Grandma’s Attic sale: July 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in the gym at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 880 E. 154th St., South Holland; proceeds benefit youth ministry.


“The Universal Christ: An Archetype for Everything”: Richard Rohr webcast presentation, July 11, 7-9 p.m.; at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness; free-will donation; contact Mary Whiteside at 847-907-3450 or to register.


Parenting for Non-Violence: Par­enting education program launched by the archdiocese to strengthen in­ner-city families needs volunteers for working board, especially a treasurer, many opportunities available, meet­ings the third Tuesday of each month at St. Pius V Parish, 1919 S. Ashland Ave.; visit or call Teresa Pennix-Gill at 708-321-0311 for information.

Chicago Shares: Chicago-area non-profit with ties to several faith communities helping homeless/needy with a voucher program, looking for volunteers to help with publicity, espe­cially social media; for information visit or contact Ron Polaniecki at chicagoshares, or 312-573-4494.

Women’s Center: main office at 5116 N. Cicero Avenue, is looking for volunteers to answer phones and oth­er tasks, call Page at 773-794-8807 or email

Little Sisters of the Poor: seek­ing volunteers for a variety of needs, seven days a week, at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., one block west of DePaul University; for infor­mation, contact Peter Harley at 773-935-9600, ext. 221 or email volchica­

Providence Soup Kitchen: hours available Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., underneath St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Noble Street and Evergreen Avenue, contact Sr. Florine Licavoli at 773-558-9258.

Ignatian Volunteers Corps: seeking men and women, retired or semi-retired, over 50 years old, to serve the needy in schools and social service agencies throughout the archdiocese; members work two days a week from September through June, meet once a month to celebrate Mass and reflect on service in the Jesuit tradition; information sessions June 15 at St. Francis Xavier, 124 N. Spring, La Grange; June 20 at St. Catherine of Alexandria, 10621 Kedvale Ave, Oak Lawn; June 22 at Old St. Mary, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago; to register, contact Jac­queline Fitzgerald 312-961-6206 or

St. Vincent de Paul/Resurrection Church: needs men’s clothing, jeans, hiking boots, belts, sleeping bags, jackets, hand tools, 3043 N. Francisco Ave., call Mrs. Moore for pick-up, at 773-478-9705.