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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

Feb. 4, 2007


Mass and Healing Service: hosted by North Suburban Region of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, 7:05 p.m. Feb. 5, with Fr. Bob Sears, SJ, at Techny Towers, Divine Word International Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, handicapped accessible, (847) 676-0949, evenings..

Ash Wednesday Masses: 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Feb. 21; with Lenten Stations of the Cross, Fridays, noon, starting Feb. 23, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757, Ext. 123.

Eucharistic Adoration: 12:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, at Pauline Books & Media Center Chapel, 172 N. Michigan, between Lake and Randolph streets, (312) 346-4228.

Taize Prayer Service: 7-8 p.m. Feb. 16 and each third Friday, prayer, meditation, song, at St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Ct., Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Healing Mass: and blessing with relic of St. Peregrine, 11 a.m. Feb. 18, at National Shrine of St. Peregrine, in Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19.

Ash Wednesday for Women: begin the journey to Easter with Sr. Jane Schlosser, RSM and Mary Burd, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 21, with Mass and distribution of ashes as part of the day, $40/person, includes lunch, at Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, pre-register by Feb. 14 at (630) 969-4141.


St. Cornelius Parish: Lenten Mission with Msgr. Kenneth Velo, 7 p.m. March 4-6, at 5430 W. Foster, centered on belief, suffering, and love in life with Jesus Christ; will also share some experiences with the late Cardinal Bernardin, (773) 283-5222.

Sacred Heart Parish Mission: "Becoming Aware," 7-9 p.m. Feb. 11-14, with Fr. Jim Friedel, OSA, at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336.


"Day of Spirituality for Those Who Don't Have Time": 1-6 p.m. Feb. 18, reunion, prayer service, lay talks, Mass, hosted by Chicago Catholic Cursillo Post Cursillo Committee, all Cursillistas welcome, at St. Hedwig Convent, 2219 N. Hamilton, for more info, call Gary Figiel, at (847) 678-5662.

"Facing the Future Retreat": for women 18-35, who want their lives to make a difference, whether they are discerning a call to religious married, or single life, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17, free, at the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Siena Hall, on motherhouse campus, 1237 W. Monroe, Springfield, Ill., (next retreat April 14), pre-register by Feb. 12 or by April 9, to Sr. Marie Michelle at St. Edward Convent, (773) 545-7210.

Saturday Morning of Reflection for Women: presented by Sr. Jane Schlosser, RSM; 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10, two reflections, private meditation, and fellowship, $10, at St. Barnabas Convent, 10134 S. Longwood, RSVP to (773) 779-1166.

Day of Renewal: "Challenge of Change," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24, $25/person, includes all materials, lite breakfast and lunch, at Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott, RSVP to (773) 775-6616, Ext. 142.

Evenings of Recollection: Mass, two talks by two Miles Christi priests committed to preaching the Spiritual Exercises; Benediction, confession and snacks, 6:15-9:15 p.m. Feb. 16, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 142-46 Main St., Lemont; also 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 17, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, (847) 966-1369, or visit www.mileschristi.org.


An Evening with Immaculée: author of "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust," miraculous story of her survival through the intercession of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Mother, during the Rwandan genocide; free, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1300 N. Noble, call (773) 278-2470 for more information.

Lenten Bible Study: eight-week overview of the entire Bible, using Jeff Cavins' "Great Adventure" DVDs and live instructor, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, starting Feb. 24, Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, bring your own Bible, $20, register by calling (312) 346-4228.

Lenten Reflection with Sr. Kathy Sherman, CSJ: singer, composer, poet; sharing stories and song, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, $5, sponsored by Seeds of Faith, at St. Christina Church 11100 S. Christiana, dessert follows, (773) 779-7181.

"Lunch with the Lectionary": overview of the Sunday Lenten readings from the Gospel of Luke, by Fr. Marc Pasciak, lunch 11:45 a.m. Feb. 20, free, at St. Joseph College Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, but RSVP to (773) 973-9700.

Bible Study: "Acts of the Apostles," six Lenten Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 28-April 4 (can meet earlier), $20; will also continue through the year in six-week units, using Jeff Cavins' "Great Adventure" DVDs, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, bring your Bible, pre-register by calling (312) 346-4228.

Lenten Lecture: Fr. Robert Barron, on "Looking for Spirituality in America," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, exploring link between spirituality and works of Faulkner, O'Connor and Percy, book-signing follows, $10, at Dominican University, Priory Campus, 7200 Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9107.

"Discernment, Listening to Jesus Christ in Everyday Life: lecture/discussion with Fr. Patrick McGrath, SJ, retreat leader who focuses on the practical living out of Catholic faith, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, (847) 998-4704.

Monthly Witness for Life: prayer/picket in front of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster, Park Ridge, 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 24, (312) 422-9300.

Charis Ministries: an Ignatian spirituality for men and women in their 20s-30s, offering days of prayer, retreats, service trips, geared to young adults, call (773) 508-3237 or visit www.jesuits.net/charis.

Fr. Donald Senior, CP: president, Catholic Theological Union, "All Flesh Shall See the Salvation of God-a Vision of the Christian Life According to the Gospel of Luke," 9:15 a.m. Feb. 7, at Theology of Park Ridge, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Prospect and Cedar streets, (773) 774-4421.

Catholic Adult Faith Education: informal, interactive, informative series on the sacraments, Wednesdays, Feb. 7-March 28, St. Francis Borgia Parish Center, 8025 W. Addison, (773) 625-1118.

Lenten Spirituality Seminar: "The Heart of Spirituality-Freedom to Embrace our Becoming," 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 24, developing a spiritual life that makes a difference, hosted by Women's Spirituality Committee, St. Scholastica Academy, 7416 N. Ridge, free parking, (773) 764-5715.

Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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