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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. 18, 2007


Preparation for Total Consecration: according to St. Louis de Montfort, begins Feb. 20 for 33 days of prayer; a collective consecration to Jesus through Mary at 7 p.m. Mass March 26, Feast of the Annunciation, Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N. Greenwood, Niles, preceded by 6 p.m. confession and Rosary, for more info, call Patricia (847) 729-7644.

St. Bride Revival Night: Soul Supper 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20; speaker Gerald Stewart of the Perfect Peace, LLC, on "Our Lenten Journey with Jesus," 7-8:15 p.m. in church, with music, scripture, prayer and preaching, 7801 S. Coles, RSVP to (773) 731-8822.

"24 Hours of Grace": from 9 a.m. Feb. 23 to 9 a.m. Feb. 24, priest confessors available consistently for confession for penitents, at St. Monica Church, 5136 N. Nottingham, (773) 763-1661.

Monthly Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m. Feb. 22, and fourth Thursdays, an experience of prayer, meditative song and silent reflection, at St. Columba Church, 13400 S. Green Bay, Hegewisch, (773) 646-2660.

Stations of the Cross in Italian: 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and all Sundays of Lent, at St. Zachary Church, 567 W. Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, (847) 956-7020.

Mass for Anointing the Sick: 10 a.m. March 3, and sacrament of anointing, all ages welcome, at St. James at Sag Bridge Church, 10600 S. Archer, Lemont, for more info call rectory, at (630) 257-7000.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. March 7; devotion to St. Peregrine 7-8 p.m. at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 388-3477.

Perpetual Novena to St. Rita: confessions 6:15 p.m. March 1, Mass and prayers 7 p.m., with Fr. Thomas McCarthy, OSA, and each first Thursday, at St. Rita High School chapel and shrine, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

All Night Vigil: 9 p.m.-7 a.m. March 2, and first Fridays monthly, confession, Mass 10 p.m.; Benediction 5:50 a.m., Mass 6 a.m., in Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 Lake, Mundelein, call Nancy at (847) 566-7711 for more info.

Traditional Latin Mass: (Tridentine Rite) 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 and on third Thursdays monthly, at St. James the Greater Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, (847) 433-1494.


Council of Catholic Nurses: Lenten Day of Reflection, 10 a.m. Mass Feb. 25, ends 3 p.m. at Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette, RSVP to Sr. Evelyn, at (773) 792-6363.

St. Thomas More Parish: Fr. Richard Simon will preach at 7 p.m. Masses March 1-2; and 8:30 a.m. Mass March 3; also two talks by Jewish convert to Catholicism Rosalind Moss at 10:30 a.m. March 3, tickets $20, with an optional $6 box lunch available in advance, RSVP to (773) 436-4444, at 2825 W. 81st St.

Holy Family Parish Mission: "Beyond Individualism: Conscience, Community, Conversion," 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Fr. Michael Pfleger; Feb. 19, Fr. John Cusick; and Feb. 20, Fr. Pat Brennan; 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, (847) 359-0042.

"Finding Our Center in the City": on "Christ-the Person, Word and Challenge," presented by Paulist Fr. Frank DeSiano, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Feb. 26-28, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State, (312) 787-8040.

St. Cornelius Parish: Msgr. Ken Velo, "Do you believe? Yes, Lord, I do believe," on belief, suffering and love, 7 p.m. March 4-6, 5430 W. Foster, (773) 283-5222.

St. Monica Parish: 7 p.m. March 4-6, with Fr. Richard Simon on "Is there a heaven or hell?", "What must I do to be saved?", and "Why Mass is necessary to the believer," 5136 N. Nottingham, (773) 763-1661.


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

Day of Recollection: Fr. David Simonetti, on "The Prodigal Son," registration 8:30 a.m. March 10; Mass 9:30 a.m.; $20/person includes snack and Italian luncheon, at St. Agnes Parish, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights, RSVP to Kay, at (708) 709-2694.

"Circle of Stones": gathering for women, 7:30-9 p.m. March 8, $15, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, call (630) 323-1620.


"Nun Run": March 23-24, for women ages 18-35, a visit to three or four convents to share life with the sisters in a whirlwind weekend of religious life, call Sr. Carolyn at (708) 899-3971.

"Cultivating our Spiritual Landscape": during Lent and beyond, 9:15 a.m. Feb. 21, with Dianne Costanzo of Dominican University, $6, at St. Giles Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

For Women, By Women, About Women Bible Study Group: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Lenten Thursdays, journey with Mary through Scripture, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, for more info, call (847) 907-3441.

Lenten Bible Study Group: focus on Sunday Scriptures, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 22-March 29, St. Joseph Parish, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, call Catherine Sims at (847) 362-7360.

Picket and Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m.-noon March 2, on public walkway near Planned Parenthood Express, 14470 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, for more info, call Bill at (312) 422-9300.

The Magnificent Seven: soup, supper and sacraments; soup 6:30 p.m. March 5, program 7-8 p.m., free, St. Alphonsus Dining Hall, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, RSVP to (847) 255-7452.

Loyola University Chicago Alumni Lenten Day of Prayer: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 3, 9 a.m., "The Heart's Calling," by Loyola alumnus and professor John Neafsey; $45 includes lunch; at The Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton, RSVP to (312) 915-7660.

International Thomas Merton Society: Chicago Chapter, 2 p.m. Feb. 18, will listen to audiotape of activist Daniel Berrigan talks about his friendship with Trappist monk Thomas Merton, at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott, for more info, call Mike Brennan at (773) 685-4736.

Afternoon with the Focolare: 12:30 p.m. March 4 potluck lunch; 2:30-4 p.m. presentation of an aspect of the spirituality, at the Focolare Center, 5001 S. Greenwood, (773) 285-2746.

Fr. John Corapi: his conversion story, as heard over EWTN, 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 8:30 a.m. March 10, ending with 5 p.m. Mass, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Holy Rosary Council, at 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.

Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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