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Around the Archdiocese

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    • St. Edmund Parish: marking 100th anniversary with "The Life and Times of St. Edmund," with Mary Lynn Dietsche, 12:45-1:45 p.m. April 29, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park; also outdoor Mass, June 17, Scoville Park, Oak Park, parish picnic follows at Mills Park, call (708) 848-4417.
    • Knights of Columbus North American Martyrs Council 4338: marking 50 years 6 p.m. May 18 with a reception and dinner-dance featuring the Switch Time Jazz Ensemble, $55/person, at Bristol Court Banquets, Mount Prospect, RSVP to Larry at (847) 663-1484.
    • St. Cyprian Church: marking 80th anniversary with 9 a.m. May 12 three-mile Walkathon fund-raiser; registration fee $5/person before May 6; $10 after, starts at the Pavilion, then goes through River Grove; prizes and light meal follows, for more info call (708) 453- 4800 or go to Web site

    • St Joseph's Auxiliary: will host its Annual Spring Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. May 22, reception; lunch 12:30 p.m., tickets $25/person, at the Wellington of Arlington, 2121 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, contact St Joseph's Home for the Elderly at (847) 358- 5700 to RSVP for tickets and to choose an entre.
    • Notre Dame High School: sports awards banquet and Wall of Fame, 6:30-7:15 p.m. reception May 18; dinner follows, at Grota Restaurant, 3112 N. Central, RSVP by May 4 to (773) 622- 1541.
    • St. Robert Bellarmine School: golf outing, shotgun start 1 p.m. June 8, $130/person, at Fox Run Golf Links, Elk Grove Village, call Trina at (773) 286-6240.
    • Josephinum Academy: dinner buffet 6-10 p.m. May 18; "Night at the Races" follows at 7:20 p.m.; $30, at Maywood Park Race Track, RSVP to Judy at (773) 276- 1261 by May 14.
    • Mount Assisi Academy and Alvernia Manor: benefit from May 21 golf outing, at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, call (630) 257-7844, Ext. 23 for more information.
    • Little Company of Mary Hospital: will profit from the Beverly Hills Breast Cancer Walk beginning 8 a.m. May 13 at 9600 S. Longwood will benefit the hospital's breast health center, call (708) 229-5067 to register or donate.
    • Corpus Christi Church: awards luncheon and silent auction, "Honoring Our Own," noon-4 p.m. May 20, honoring Theodore Bell, Gloria and Francisco de la Cerna and William C. Fields; tickets $50/person; $25/children under 12, at Crystal Light Banquets, 8400 S. Cicero, Burbank, RSVP to (773) 285-7720 by May 7.
    • Dominican Literacy Center Family Walk-a-Thon: 3 p.m. May 6, starts in front of the center, 2436 N. Ridgeway, rain or shine, call Sr. Judith at (773) 384-0659 to participate.
    • Southside Pregnancy Center Walk for Life: register 8:15 a.m. May 12, walk 9-10:30 a.m. from Centennial Park, 9300 Oak Park Ave., Oak Lawn; get sponsors, walking is optional, call (708) 346- 9070 for more info.
    • Chicago A Cappella Gala: Black and Red Ball, 7 p.m. May 17, honoring Richard Proulx, former organist/music director at Holy Name Cathedral; tickets $100/person, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, for tickets, call (773) 281-7820.
    • Misericordia: "The Artist in All," empowerment through art, 6-9 p.m. May 18, $75/person in advance; $85 at door, hosted by Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle, (773) 273-4160.
    • Gordon Tech High School: GT Ram Scramble golf outing; registration 8:30 a.m. June 15, shotgun start 10 a.m.; reception 3:30 p.m., at White Pines Golf Club, Bensenville, RSVP to Pete Johnson, at (773) 539-3600, Ext. 159.

    • St. Paul of the Cross Parish: seeking crafters for juried arts and crafts bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, contact Aileen at (847) 318-0917 by May 15.

    • First Friday Movie Night: gather 6:30 p.m. May 4, "Road to Perdition," 7 p.m. with discussion on Gospel connection, free munchies, Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 326-4228.
    • All Star Festival Concert: 7:30 p.m. April 28, $7/adults; $3/seniors and students; children under 7 years, free; includes choirs from "Late Nite Catechism": parochial comedy, 2 p.m. May 6, tickets $35/in advance; $40/at door, St. Andrew Life Center, 7435 W. Talcott, RSVP to (847) 647-8332.
    • "The Beggar's Opera": 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 2 p.m. May 6, performed by the DePaul Opera Theatre, free, in the concert hall, 800 W. Belden, (773) 325-7260.
    • "Good Worker": drama on tolerance vs. toxicity, part of DePaul University New Playwrights Series, previews 7:30 p.m. May 9-10; Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. May 11-20, free, at Athenaeum Studio Three, 2936 N. Southport, RSVP to (312) 922-1999.
    • Children's Choir Concert: 7 p.m. April 30, in Immaculate Conception BVM Church Hall, 8800 S. Commercial, free-will offering, (773) 768-2100.
    • "Knocknashee": by Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan, presented by Shapeshifters Theatre, Fridays- Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. May 4-13, $15 for non members of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call box office at (773) 282-7035.
    • "Hizzoner": world premiere production of a personal look at Chicago's Richard J. Daley, May 17-July 1, tickets $35/person with student/senior discounts; Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox; for days, times and tickets, call (773) 539-7838.

    • Special Pope John Paul II Exhibit: "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," now through Aug. 12, uses photos, artifacts, and videos to take visitors back in time to prewar Wadowice, the Krakow Ghetto during WWII, and Cardinal Wojtyla's ministry in Krakow and Rome; at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 N. Michigan, (312) 915-7600.
    • "A Blessing to One Another": now through Aug. 11, illustrates life of Pope John Paul II and his friendship with Jerzy Kluger, a Jewish friend in Wadowice, who helped organize the Pope's visit to Israel in 2000; text panels, electronic video panels, artifacts and photographs tell the story of World War II's hardships, the rise to the Papacy, a renewed friendship and the groundbreaking reconciliation between the Vatican and Israel, at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 N. Michigan, (312) 915-7600, or go to [email protected].

    • "Pure Fashion" Show: 1-4 p.m. May 6, for daughters, mothers, friends, fans of modest/cool fashions; co-hosted by Respect Life Office and Regnum Christi, $65, includes luncheon and entertainment, at Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan, for tickets, call Angela at (815) 530-2262.
    • St. Francis Borgia Parish: "Night to Remember," 6-10 p.m. May 10, $40/adults; $25/children, at Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park; for tickets, call school at (773) 589-1000.
    • Big Sisters: marking 90th year with luncheon and fashion show, 11:30 a.m. May 6, $55, at The Fortnightly, 120 E. Bellevue, RSVP to (708) 488-8893.

    • Janet Mitchell: was presented a 2007 Lasallian Award at a ceremony at St. Patrick High School, for her work at De La Salle High School since 1993 and as director of financial aid since 1997.

    • Fr. James V. Schall, SJ: columnist in Crisis Magazine, professor of government, Georgetown University, "Dangers of Thinking: and Other Oddities," 7 p.m. May 16, free, Holy Name Cathedral Auditorium, 735 N. State, (312) 482- 8710.
    • Fr. Thomas Milota: pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Lombard, alma mater is Pontifical Gregorian University and the Atheneum in Rome, speaking on "The New Evangelization," noon May 11, luncheon $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson (note new location), RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by May 8.
    • "Surrounded by Terror: Life and Death in Occupied Poland During World War II": 6 p.m. May 22, Marek Suszko from Loyola University's history department will attempt to answer the question about causes of the Nazi and Soviet invasion in 1939 and look into the lives of the enslaved citizens of occupied Poland, in the Simpson Lecture Hall at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 N. Michigan, (312) 915-7600, or go to [email protected].
    • Thomas Pavel: author/professor of French Literature at the University of Chicago, speaking on "Gabriel Marcel's Philosophy of Human Freedom," 4:30 p.m. May 15, hosted by Lumen Christi Institute, at 1010 E. 59th St., Room 110, (773) 955-5887.
    • "Anger, Resentment & Relationships": dealings with relationships with Jerry Hiller and Marilynn Rochon, Wednesdays, 12:10-12:55 p.m. now-June 20, bring your lunch, at St. Peter Church Auditorium, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.
    • Altaz Ahmed: consul-general of Pakistan, speaking on his "Impressions of Pakistan," 1:30 p.m. May 5, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.
    • Midwest Regional Bioethics Conference: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 12, sponsored by Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Physicians' Guild of Chicago and others, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, contact Dr. Tom Zabiega at (630) 768-4590 before May 7.

    • First Saturday Catholic Women's Book Club: noon-2 p.m. May 5, discussion of Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth," bring your lunch, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to Blanca at (773) 585-6753.
    • Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: 7:30 p.m. May 11, dinner/ meeting, Giordano's, 10410 W. Cermak, Westchester, (708) 450-8280.

    • Marian Trip to Portugal, Spain and France: July 19-30, including shrines in Fatima and Lourdes, led by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, call (866) 905-3787.
    • St. Padre Pio Pilgrimage: Sept. 17-27, marks anniversary of his death and his canonization, includes Vatican City, Assisi, Cascia, Loreto, San Giovanni Rotondo, more, with St. Francis Borgia Parish and Fr. Andrew Wypych, call (773) 625-1118.
    • Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage: Oct. 14-25, led by Fr. Paul Stein of Holy Name Cathedral, call (312) 602-5373 for more details.

    • St. Mary of Czestochowa School: seeking alumni for Alumni Fund Kick-Off dinner on October 5, at Klas Restaurant, Cicero; keynote speaker, alum Theresa Szczurek, author, award-winning speaker, call (708) 656-5010, Ext. 56 to be on mailing list. St. Florian School: seeking all alumni names, addresses and year of graduation of class lists, for Nov. 17, 2007 centennial reunion, 13110 S. Baltimore, call (773) 646-2868 or visit
    • St. Laurence School: seeking class of 1957 for Sept. 29 reunion at Durbin's, 17265 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, contact Judy Jellison Graves at (708) 349-8570 to RSVP or be on mailing list.
    • St. Leo Grade School: seeking class of 1957 for proposed 50th reunion, call Mary Ellen Caplis Considine at (773) 564-4250.
    • St. Turibius Grade School: seeking class of 1959 for proposed spring 2009 reunion, contact Tom Tyschper, at ttyschper@ in order to be on mailing list.

    • St. Norbert Parish "Whale of A Sale": 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20, rummage and estate items, in the school gym, 1817 Walters, Northbrook, call (847) 272-7090 for more info.
    • Our Lady, Mother of the Church Parish: spaces available for vendors and crafters for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9 event, 8747 W. Lawrence, call Joe at (773) 589-0860.
    • Prince of Peace Parish: seeking donations of items, including vehicles, computers, furniture, for June 14-16 rummage sale extravaganza at 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa; for pickups, call (847) 356-6111, (tax forms available).

    • One-Day Workshop for Couples: "If You Really Love Me.," 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5, with Fr. Paul Gallagher, OFM, at St. Peter Church 110 W. Madison, $150 per couple, includes workshop fee, lite breakfast and lunch, RSVP to Lina at (312) 853-2376.
    • Spring Plant Sale: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11; pre-orders suggested; geraniums $1.50; pansies, begonias, impatiens, others, $1 per plant, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, 6435 S. Kilbourn, call Barbara at (773) 735-7222.
    • Lake Geneva Luncheon Cruise: coach leaves St. Thomas of Villanova, Palatine, at 9:45 a.m. July 11 for Lake Geneva, RSVP by May 1 to (847) 358-6999, Ext. 213.
    • Irish School Summer Session: 8:45 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays through Thursdays July 10-Aug. 23, classes on culture, art, drama, crafts, games, more, for children ages 6-15, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035 for more information.
    • Lexington College Summer Camp for Girls: June 25-29, for high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors, be immersed in an exciting hands-on world of culinary arts, event planning and service excellence, $375 includes supplies, field trips, lunches and all seminars, in West Loop campus, call Catherine Kustner at (312) 226-6294, Ext. 242, or go to
    • Girls' Summer Athletic Camps: includes basketball skills, basketball shooting camp, golf skills, running, soccer skills, softball skills, volleyball skills for grades 4-12, Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott, call (773) 775-6616, Ext. 134. Girls' Sports Camps: for grades 5-12, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, golf, volleyball, dance-poms, speed and conditioning, at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust, Wilmette, and other sites, contact director Dani Martinez at (847) 256-7660, Ext. 253.
    • Items Needed: diapers, new and gently used infant and children's winter clothing, ladies' regular clothes, size XL and larger and winter maternity clothes (all sizes), baby cribs, mattresses, bumper pads, sheets, toddler beds, strollers, changing tables, swings, portacribs, you can deliver to one of The Women's Center's three sites, Des Plaines, Evergreen Park, or North Cicero Ave., or a volunteer will pick them up if you call (773) 794-1313.
    • Retirement Communities' Open Houses: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6 at Casa San Carlo Bethlehem Woods, 1571 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, call (708) 579-3663 for more info; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19 at Resurrection Retirement Community, 7262 W. Peterson, (773) 792-7930; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20 at St. Andrew Life Center, 7000 N. Newark, Niles, (847) 647-8332; each site includes tours, refreshments and free parking.
    • Pathways Awareness Foundation: meetings at each vicariate on different ways to be able to welcome parishioners of all abilities, at 1-3 p.m. May 24, at St. Marcelline Church, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg; refreshments, for more info, call (800) 955-2445.
    • "Relationships that Unite Us with One Another and Creation": Capuchin Franciscan Michael Crosby, author, lecturer, on Biblical spirituality and the corporate responsibility movement, 8:30 a.m.-noon May 19, $30, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5048.
    • Legacy of Erin Children's Choir Rehearsals: for boys and girls ages 8-13 can join, learn and perform Irish music, Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m., tuition $75 per 12- week quarter, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call Mary at (773) 282-7035.
    • Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: for the Chicago and Gary dioceses, Aug. 3-5, call (773) 284-9242 or (800) 442- 3554, for information and to register.