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#1: ‘Have you heard the news?’ Question is the core of evangelization

#2: Mission Chicago: It will inspire and change you

#3: The glory of God is a human being ‘fully alive’

#4: The core of evangelization: we depend on each other

#5: Be a bearer of faith; let the language of faith be on your lips

#6: Evangelizing on the Road to Emmaus

Jan. 21, 2007


Pro-Life Holy Hour: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, in observance of a mandatory day of penance for violations to human dignity committed through abortions and of prayer for the full restoration of the right to life, at Prince of Peace Church, 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa, (847) 356-7915.

Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague (Santo Niņo): 6:45 p.m. Jan. 18-26, procession and Mass 5 p.m. Jan. 27, at St. Lambert Church, 8148 Karlov, Skokie, bring Santo Niņo image for procession/ blessing, Filipino fiesta with prayer dance (Sinulog) follows in Trainor Hall, (847) 673-5090.

Perpetual Novena to St. Rita: confessions 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1; Mass and novena prayers 7 p.m. on each first Thursday, at St. Rita of Cascia High School Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

Respect Life Night Mass: with Rosary, honor guard of Our Lady of Guadalupe image by Knights of Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, on 34th anniversary of "Roe v. Wade," at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, all are invited, (847) 729-7644.

All Night Vigil: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Feb. 2, and on first Fridays monthly, at main church of Santa Maria del Popolo, 116 Lake, Mundelein, (847) 949-8300.

Monthly Mass: for beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 3 and each first Saturday, at Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, (773) 776-1324, Ext. 221.

Taize Prayer: 8 p.m. Feb. 8, and each second Thursday, prayer, Bible readings, at St. Linus Church, 5000 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

Tridentine Rite Latin Mass: 11:30 a.m. on third Thursday each month, at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, for information, call (847) 433-1494.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 7, with devotion to St. Peregrine for all illness, 7-8 p.m.; prayer teams available for private prayers at 8 p.m., St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 388-3477.

Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica: open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with daily Mass at 8:30 a.m.; novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Fridays 8 a.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m.; Sunday Masses are 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at this National Shrine of St. Peregrine, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19. parish pilgrimages, architectural tours, retreats, weddings and individual guided tours are available by calling Fr. Frank Falco, OSM at (773) 638-0159, Ext. 102.

Prayers for Hearts of Americans: to turn to God's plan for marriage, families, life; doors open 9 p.m. Feb. 2 for confession; Mass at 10 p.m., Fr. Francis Hoffmann, chaplain at Northridge Preparatory Academy, Niles, guest celebrant; exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until conclusion of Benediction at 5:50 a.m., vigil closes with 6 a.m. Mass, at Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 North Lake, Mundelein, call Nancy, at (847) 566-7711.


Fr. Richard Fragomeni, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31, rediscover the sacraments; children ages five to 13 will have a youth mission; free, St. Mary of Vernon Church, 236 US Hwy. 45, Indian Creek, babysitting available for those under five, call (8487) 362-1005.

"Life's Healing Weekend": 8 p.m. Jan. 26 to 3 p.m. Jan. 28, with Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Fathers Peter Campbell and John Schweikert, at Marytown Retreat Center, Libertyville, RSVP to (630) 892-2371.


Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 3, with Fr. Kevin Fraher, CSSR, at Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer for more info, at (773) 545-8300.

Women's Retreat: "Women: Enkindlers of Fire, Hope and Peace" 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3; with Srs. Pat Bergen, CSJ and Kathy Sherman, CSJ, $65 (commuter) $100 (with overnight), at The Well, 1515 E. Ogden Ave. LaGrange Park; to register, call (708) 482-5088 or go to www.csjthewell.org.


Pure Heart/Pure Conscience": 7-8:30 p.m. Jan 24, blueprint for lay Catholics on the moral life and how to fulfill the heart's longing, by James Keating of Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio; free, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd, Inverness, (847) 907-3441.

Bible Study: Lenten Wednesdays: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28-April 4, studying Acts of the Apostles, using Jeff Cavins' "The Great Adventure" DVDs and workbook, $20, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan (no validated parking), bring Bible, pre-register at (312) 346-4228 or [email protected]; 24-week Bible study will continue throughout the year in six-week units, $20/per unit.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-1 p.m. Feb. 25, programs for all ages, including talk by papal household preacher Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, for more information, call (708) 209-1199.

Pro-Life Protest and Prayer Vigils: 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 27, at Planned Parenthood Express in strip mall, 1567 N. Aurora Rd., Naperville; hosted by Illinois Right to Life, call Steve at (630) 357-4910 for more info; also at 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 3, along public sidewalk 14470 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park; hosted by St. George Parish Pro-Life in Tinley Park, call Bill at (312) 422-9300.

Fr. John Corapi: extraordinary conversion story, 7:30 p.m. March 9; 8:30 a.m. March 10, ending with 5 p.m. Mass, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Holy Rosary Council, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights, two-day conference $45; make check payable to Knights of Columbus; send to: KC, c/o Robert Adams, 1516 E. Kensington, Arlington Heights, 60004; hotline (847) 655-5011.

"Soul Searching, the Journey of Thomas Merton": film on the Trappist monk/spiritual writer, 2 p.m. Jan. 21, hosted by International Thomas Merton Society, Chicago Chapter, at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott, for more info, call Mike Brennan at (773) 685-4736.

Circle of Stones: program for women, 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8, $15, Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquin-elli, Westmont, (630) 323-1620.

"Thomas Merton: How Contemplation Leads to Peace": 9:15 a.m. Jan. 24, Fr. Wayne Prist, at Ekklesia Christian adult education series, $6, at St. Giles Parish Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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