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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

Apr. 1 , 2007


Holy Name Cathedral Holy Week Tenebrae Service: 7:30 p.m. April 4, sung by the Cathedral Chamber Singers and the Schola Sine Nomine, with members from the Cathedral Gallery Singers; Cardinal George, celebrant, 735 N. State, (312) 787-8040.

Holy Week Services: Tenebrae (Service of Darkness), 7:30 p.m. April 4, freewill offering; Good Friday Tre Ore (Three Hours), noon-3 p.m. April 6, with Ars Viva String Quartet performing Hadyn's "Seven Last Words of Christ," offering, at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646.

Holy Thursday Visitation of Seven Chicago Churches: bus departs at 8:15 p.m. April 5, after 7 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine, returns about midnight for concluding prayers with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, $10, at 1224 W. Lexington, call (312) 421-3757 by April 2.

Mass of Remembrance for Children of All Ages: 7:30 p.m. April 17, St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, hosted by: Santa Maria del Popolo and St. Joseph Bereavement Ministries, honoring any child who has died from miscarriage, abortion, SIDS, suicide, accident or any other circumstance; for families, friends call (847) 362-2073 for more information, refreshments in church narthex, need not RSVP.

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

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.

Silent Way of the Cross: 9:15 a.m. April 6 at Daley Plaza, procession 9:30 a.m. led by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, with five stops on way to Holy Name Cathedral at 11:30 a.m. for last meditation, sponsored by Communion and Liberation, a lay movement in the Church, call (312) 804-4458.

Good Friday Walk for Justice: contemporary stations of the cross, "Rise Up," sponsored by 8th Day Center for Justice, noon-3 p.m. April 6, begins at Congress Plaza, (312) 641-5151.

Lenten Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m. March 22, at St. Columba Church, 13400 S. Green Bay, Hegewisch, (773) 646-2660.

Monthly Mass for Beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas: 9:30 a.m. April 14, and on second Saturday monthly, Sisters of St. Casimir Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, (773) 776-1324.

Taize Prayer Service: 8 p.m. April 12, St. Linus Church, 5000 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

Signed Mass for Hearing Impaired: 4 p.m. every fourth Sunday of the month, with Fr. Joe Mulcrone, at St. Mary of Vernon Church, Rte. 45 and Butterfield, near Vernon Hills, for more info, call Deacon John Glenn at (847) 367-5705.

First Friday Charismatic Mass and Healing Service: 7:30 p.m. April 6, Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10838 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge, call Kay at (708) 422-6542.

Quarterly Charismatic Mass and Healing: 7:30 p.m. April 19, St. Peter Church, 8116 Niles Center, Skokie, call Kevin at (847) 724-1218.

Monthly Mass and Irish Breakfast: 9 a.m. April 8, and second Sundays, $6, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-9323.

Jazz Mass: 9:30 a.m. April 22, featuring Jazz Ensemble from St. Peter's in the Loop, reception follows, at St. James Parish, 2943 S. Wabash, for more info, call Emily at (773) 288-2311, Ext. 12.

Eucharistic Adoration: on the last Wednesday monthly, after 7:45 a.m. Mass April 25, ending with rosary and Benediction at 7 p.m., at St. Ann Church, 2010 Ridge. Lansing, (708) 895-6700.

Mass and Dedication of New Shrines: 9 a.m. April 15, nine new shrines to be blessed at St. Rita High School Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, light breakfast follows, RSVP to (773) 925-7700, Ext. 6623.


Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, at Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.

Evenings of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. April 20, Mass, then two spiritual talks given by Miles Christi priests committed to preaching the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Benediction, confession and refreshments, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 142 Main St., Lemont; also 5:30-9 p.m., April 21, 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.


"Spirituality for the 21st Century: Reflections on Essential Writings of Chiara Lubich": 10 a.m.-noon April 14, panel discussion co-hosted by the Bernardin Center and Focolare Movement; copies of Lubich's latest book will be available for purchase, at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell, free parking garage, (773) 285-2746.

Interreligious Series: 7-8:30 p.m. April 17, "Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations," in St. Thomas Becket Church Hall, 1321 N. Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, (847) 827-9220.

"Catholics Returning Home": special program to help non-practicing Catholics return to the Church, six session series begins 7 p.m. April 11, at St. Marcelline's Family Room, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, for more info, contact Deacon John Zeller (847) 524-4429, or at [email protected].

JP2 Group: studying writings of Pope John Paul II, using a course from the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England; encyclical on the Holy Spirit starts 10-11:30 a.m. April 14; meets on second Saturday monthly, free to join at any time, at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen, contact Georgia, at (708) 788-9531, or e-mail [email protected].

Program for Non-Practicing Catholics: six-week support course for those wishing to return to the faith, begins 7:30 p.m. April 16, in the Coyle Room at St. Michael Rectory, 14327 Highland, Orland Park, for more info, call (708) 349-0903.

Joliet Diocese Seeking Lay Missionaries: 7 p.m. April 11, information meeting for persons interested in serving on next mission team to Kenya, at St. Charles Pastoral Center, 402 S. Independence, Romeoville; call (815) 834-4028 for directions.

"Theology of the Body and the Eucharist": 7 p.m. April 24, guest speaker Fr. Thomas Loya, at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, (847) 825-7605.

Visit the Mission Chicago web site for further information.


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