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Polka Mass: 9 a.m. April 22, at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 3010 S. 48th Court, Cicero; with Dennis Motyka and band; public welcome; lunch, dancing follows in school hall, tickets $15/adults; children under 12/$9; must call (708) 652-4548 for tickets.

Easter Taize Prayer Service: "Seven Encounters After Christ's Resurrection," 7 p.m. April 20, St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Ct., Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Eucharistic Adoration: recently introduced after 7:45 a.m. Mass, ending with rosary and Benediction 7 p.m. on last Wednesday each month, at St. Ann Church, 3010 Ridge, Lansing, (708) 895-6700.

Holy Hour for Life: 7 p.m. on third Tuesdays, Benediction follows, at St. Bernardine Church, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park, (708) 366-1608.

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 Ignatian Retreat for Men: the Spiritual Exercises, an excellent means of holiness, will be preached by two Miles Christi Priests, 4 p.m. May 4 to 4:30 p.m. May 6, at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat Center, 175 W. County Line, Barrington, RSVP to (847) 966-1369 or visit www.miles christi. org.

Day of Reflection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5, at Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer for more info, at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.


Sr. M. Catherine Hilkert, OP: professor of theology at University of Notre Dame, "Human Desires and a God 'Mad with Love': Insights from Catherine of Siena," evening prayer, 7 p.m. April 26 in priory chapel; annual St. Catherine celebration 7:30 p.m. in auditorium, reception follows, free, at Dominican University, 7200 Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9107.

Charis2: "Is this where I'm supposed to be?", Fr. Pat McGrath, S.J. answers this and other questions, 7-9 p.m. April 17, during discussion and socializing for ages 35-45, $5, in Fireside Hall, St. Clement School, 2524 N. Orchard, RSVP to Duffy at (773) 989-1194; for more info on Charis2, go to http://www.sporg. com.

"Is Religion Relevant to My Spiritual Life?": 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. April 19, 26 and May 3, with Sr. Pat Bombard, BVM, $25 each session; $60 for all, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5048 to register.

Grief Recovery Outreach Program: 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays April 25-June 27, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call Cecilia (708) 528-0200 to register.

"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.

"Mary and the Eucharist": Fr. Charles Becker of the Marian Prayer Apostolate, at 7 p.m. April 23, St. John Brebeuf Ministry Center, 8305 N. Harlem, Niles; same building as the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, (847) 967-6324.

"Come and See": for single Catholic women ages 20-40, who are thinking of being a sister, or have questions about religious life, 1-7 p.m. April 29, at St. Barbara Convent, 4000 Forest, Brookfield, call Sr. Carolyn at (708) 899-3971.

"Through Conflict to Connection": 8:30 a.m.-noon April 28, forming joyful partnerships workshop, presented by Institute of Spiritual Companionship, at St. Gertrude Hall, 1401 W. Granville, call (773) 262-0492 for more info.

"Faith for All Seasons": free program, 7-8 p.m. April 30, with Scripture scholar Br. John Barker, OFM, at St. Constance Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie, (773) 775-1757.