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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. 18, 2007


First Annual Lilac Mass: 9:30 a.m. April 22, sponsored by Chicagoland dentists and Loyola University, celebrant Fr. Gerald Meyer, DDS, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State, for more info, call Dr. Walter Lamacki, at (312) 787-0872.

Mass Honoring St. Joseph: 10:30 a.m. March 18; St. Joseph Table noon-3 p.m. in Santa Maria Addolorata Church Hall, 528 N. Ada, (312) 421-3122.

Lenten Day of Adoration: St. James at Sag Bridge Church: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 29; Rosary recited at noon and 8 p.m., Benediction 8:30 p.m., at 10600 S. Archer, Lemont, for more info, call (630) 257-7000.

Stations of the Cross: prayed communally 7 p.m. Fridays of Lent, at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263.

Taize Prayer Services: praise, Bible readings, 8 p.m. March 8, at St. Linus Church, 5000 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400; also 7 p.m. March 22 at St. Columba Church, 13400 S. Green Bay, Hegewisch, (773) 646-2660..

Stations of the Cross: 3 p.m. Fridays of Lent, at St. Columba Church, 13400 S. Green Bay, Hegewisch, (773) 646-2660.

Soup and Rosary Nights: 6-7 p.m. March 22 and 29, St. Alexander Parish, 126th and 71st Avenue, (708) 448-4861.

Palm Sunday Procession and Mass: 10:30 a.m. April 1, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and National Shrine, 3121 W. Jackson, ample secured parking, (773) 638-0159, Ext. 102.

Holy Thursday Mass: 7 p.m. April 5; visitation of seven churches follows, $10/person for transportation, additional donation for the poor, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, reserve seat by April 10, call (312) 421-3757, Ext.115.

Monthly Mass and Irish Breakfast: 9 a.m. April 8, $6/person, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9343.

St. Joseph Day Mass: 9:30 a.m. March 19; reception and St. Joseph Table follows, marking St. Joseph Village of Chicago's first anniversary, at 4021 W. Belmont, RSVP to (773) 328-5500.

Novena to St. Rita: confession 6:30 p.m. April 4 (Wednesday of Holy Week); Mass and novena, 7 p.m., at St. Rita High School shrine chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

St. Louis de Montfort Total/Collective Consecration to Mary: 7 p.m. March 26 Mass, 6 p.m. confession and rosary, at Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 N. Greenwood, Niles, call Patricia at (847) 729-7644 for more information.


St. Ignatius Parish: "The Spiritual Life: What does it mean? ... How do we Live it Out?" 7 p.m. March 26-28, speakers are Fr. Joseph Jackson and Jesuit Fathers Patrick McAteer and Daniel Hartnett, part of centennial year events, 6559 N. Glenwood, (773) 764-5936.


Silent Ignatian Retreat for Women: offered by the Miles Christi priests at Loretto Center in Wheaton, Ill., March 30-April 1, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, call (847) 966-1369 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Charis Lenten Day of Reflection: for those in their 20s and 30s, get your faith in shape, refuel your soul, 10 a.m. March 24, with Fr. Patrick McGrath, SJ and Avis Clendenen, $50/person (lunch included), at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt, RSVP to (773) 508-3237.

One Day Retreat: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 24, led by Fr. Britto Berchmans, with two talks, lunch, Stations of the Cross, Mass at 4:30 p.m., $5/person, at St. Thomas Becket Church, 1321 N. Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, RSVP by March 20 to (847) 827-9220.

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $25/at door, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, for more info, call (312) 421-3757, Ext. 115.


JP2 Group: will study writings of Pope John Paul II, following a course from the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England, starting encyclical on the Holy Spirit April 14 and each second Saturday monthly, at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen, contact Georgia, at (708) 788-9531, or e-mail [email protected].

"Sundays of Lent: Word, Prayer and Song": featuring choir and musicians of Ascension Parish, Oakbrook Terrace in Dubois' "Seven Last Words," 2:30 p.m. March 18; choir and musicians of St. Mary Church, Des Plaines, in sacred concert of Brahms, Mendelssohn, and others, 2:30 p.m. March 25, both at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, 3121 W. Jackson, ample secured parking, (773) 638-0159, Ext. 102.

Witness and Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m.-noon April 7 (or for part of the time), near Planned Parenthood Express, along public sidewalk from 14470 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, for more info, call Bill at 312-422-9300.

Soup Supper/Lenten Reflection: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. now through March 28, homemade soup/bread; discussion of videos on Scripture-based Lenten themes by Fr. Michael Himes, at St. Columba Church, 13400 S. Green Bay, Hegewisch, (773) 646-2660.

Zacchaeus House: seeking volunteers for residence that houses men in transition to stable lives, 12242 S. Parnell, call Deacon Abrom Salley, at (773) 568-7822.


Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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