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The Catholic New World

#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

Mar. 4, 2007


St. Joseph Devotions: novena 7 p.m. March 14-16, Mass 11 a.m. March 17; St. Joseph table blessing follows and stays open noon-5 p.m., Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells, (312) 842-6115.

Stations of the Cross: noon Fridays in Lent, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

"Bitter Lamentations": Polish-English version of the Lenten service "Gorzkie Zale," 5 p.m. March 11, with soloists from the Lira Ensemble, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf, Niles, (847) 967-1060.

Feast of St. Joseph Mass, Table: 6:30 p.m. March 19, St. Mary of the Lake Church, followed by St. Joseph's table reception/ ministry fair in hall, 7-9 p.m., 4200 N. Sheridan, call (773) 472-3711.

Irish Mass: ministers, cantors and musicians from around Southwest suburbs; Irish preludes 7 p.m. March 13; Mass 7:30 p.m., refreshments follow at 8:45 p.m. with musical entertainment, at St. Fabian Church, 8300 S. Thomas, Bridgeview, profits help Franciscan Outreach, (708) 594-7540.

Lenten Mass Schedule: weekdays 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 & 11:40 a.m.; 12:15, 1:15 & 5 p.m.; Sat. noon, anticipated Sunday Mass 5 p.m.; Sundays 9 a.m., 11 a.m.; 12:30 & 6 p.m., at St. Peter's in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Lenten Confession Schedule: weekdays 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays noon-4:30 p.m., Confession ends Holy Thursday 4:30 p.m.; resumes April 9, at St. Peter's in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and National Shrine: open daily 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Mass 8:30 a.m., novena on Fridays, 8 a.m.; Saturdays 10:30 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m.; Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., 3121 W. Jackson; for architectural tours, retreats or weddings, (773) 638-0159, Ext. 102.

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


Our Lady, Mother of the Church: 7-8:30 p.m. March 11-13, Friar Johnpaul Cafiero on "We Were There: Reflections from the Foot of the Cross," 8701 W. Lawrence, (773) 625-3369.

St. Joseph Parish: 7 p.m. March 18-20, "No Greater Love- The Seven Last Words of Christ," with Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, (847) 990-1228.

Sacred Heart Croatian Church: Mass 7 p.m. now to March 7; healing Mass 7 p.m. March 7, with Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM, 2864 E. 96th St., (773) 768-1423.

St. James at Sag Bridge Church: 7 p.m. March 18-20, with Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Robert Lombardo, at 10600 S. Archer, Lemont, for directions, call the rectory, at (630) 257-7000.

St. Kevin Church: English-speaking Lenten mission, 7 p.m. March 19, with Bishop John Manz; and 7 p.m. March 20-21, with Fr. Ildephonse Skorup, OFM, refreshments follow, 10501 S. Torrence, (773) 721-2563.


Day of Recollection: on St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion, 9 a.m. Mass March 10, coffee, Rosary, talks, lunch and Benediction, donation $6, hosted by Legion of Mary, Chicago Senatus, at St. Helen Church, 2315 W. Augusta, RSVP to Hely at (773) 348-5452.

"Looking for God in All the Right Places": for women's retreat, 8:30 a.m.-3 pm April 21, at Felician Sisters Provincialate, 3800 W. Peterson, must RSVP to Judy Reyes, at (773) 478-1157, Ext. 13, by April 1.

Joyful Again!: retreat/workshop for widowed men and women, March 24-25, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, RSVP to (708) 354-7211.

Weekend for Men: "Breakfast in Galilee," silent retreat led by Fr. Jonathan Foster, $180, March 23-25, at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, RSVP by March 10, call (630) 323-1620.

Evenings of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. March 16, Mass, followed by two talks based on the Spiritual Exercises, given by two Miles Christi priests; Benediction, (confession available) and snacks, at St. Mary's Franciscan Monastery, 142-46 Main, Lemont; also 5:30-9 p.m. March 17, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, for more info, call Joan at (847) 966-1369 or visit www.mileschristi.org.

Lenten Weekend: "Called to be Companions of Jesus Christ," led by Fr. Richard L. Millbourn, SJ, arrival 5-6 p.m. March 23; depart 3 p.m. March 25, for men or women, lay or religious, $160 includes program, accommodations and meals, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to Sr. Rosemary, at (773) 528-6300.

Overnight for Men: "Jesus: Name Above Every Other Name," March 30-Palm Sunday, $180, at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, RSVP by March 15, call (630) 323-1620.

Palm Sunday Quiet Retreat: with Fr. Thomas Aldworth, OFM, March 30-April 1, at Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393-1231 for more info and to RSVP.

Charis Day of Reflection: for those in their 20s and 30s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 24, "Get your faith in shape: Spritual Exercises of St. Ignatius," with Avis Clendenen and Fr. Pat McGrath, SJ, $40/person by March 15, at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt, (773) 508-3237.


Catholic Scripture Study: sessions on "The Exodus," presented by Rabbi Michael Tillman, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays of March, 1-22, $30, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine, Inverness, (847) 907-3441.

Legion of Mary, Chicago Senatus Acies: 2 p.m. March 24, Rosary, homily, individual and group consecration to Mary, followed by Benediction and fellowship, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 6900 S. Washtenaw, (773) 235-9327.

St. Barnabas Parish: 7 p.m. March 25-27, presenter Robert Ludwig, director of Loyola's Institute of Pastoral Studies; topics, Hearing the Word of God, Doing the Word of God, Becoming the Word of God; reconciliation service available, at 10134 S. Longwood, (773) 779-1166.

"Preaching the Old Testament During the Easter Triduum": Fr. Robert Schoenstene, professor of Scripture, Mundelein Seminary, lunch 11:45 a.m. March 20, lecture 12:30-1:30 p.m., free, at St. Joseph College Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, RSVP to Vivian at (773) 973-9700.

Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh: youth minister will show and demonstrate to teenagers and adults instruments of torture used in Jesus' Crucifixion, 7 p.m. March 20, hosted by parish youth group, St. Florian Church, 13145 S. Houston, (773) 646-4877.

School of Spirituality: "Jesus Christ: the Proclaimer, Proclaimed," 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays in March, $75 for series, Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, (630) 323-1620.

"The Freedom of Forgiveness": conversion, change of heart, with Fr. David Simpson, OCarm., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 22, at Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by March 15 to (630) 969-4141.

Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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