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Mass in Honor of St. Dymphna: for persons with mental illnesses, their families and friends, 8:45 a.m. May 15; a relic of this patron saint of persons with mental illnesses will be venerated at the Mass, at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash, for more info, call Shirley or Jim Weber, at (773) 777-6022.

Perpetual Novena to St. Rita: confession 6:30 p.m. May 3 with Mass and novena at 7 p.m.; solemn novena starts Mother's Day May 13 through May 21; St. Rita's Feast Day May 22, with blessing of roses, at St. Rita High School Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, call (773) 925-6600 for more information.

Evening Vespers: for those in their 20s and 30s in the Northwest suburbs, "Being Disciples, Becoming Apostles," 7:30 May 3, hosted by Charis Ministries, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1453 W. Bode, Schaumburg, (773) 508-3237.

St. Thomas of Villanova Church Living Rosary: 7:30 p.m May 8, gather in semi-darkness to recite the Luminous Mysteries, with a candle lit at each bead; an individual, couples or even small families will lead the decades in English and other languages; "How to Pray the Rosary" pamphlets and mission rosaries will be distributed at 1201 E. Anderson, Palatine; hospitality follows for more info, call Elayne, at (847) 358-0089.

Holy Hour for Life: every Thursday 7 p.m. in chapel of St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church, 5000 N. Cumberland, (773) 777-5955.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. May 2; devotion to St. Peregrine for all illnesses 7-8 p.m.; prayer teams for private intentions will be available at 8 p.m., St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-1370.

Tridentine Rite Latin Mass: 11:30 a.m. May 17, and each third Thursday, at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick: 11 a.m. May 20, for those with any serious illness: physical, emotional, mental, or those preparing for surgery; for caregivers and Ministers of Care, with the anointing, by Fr. Richard Fragomeni, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 1224 W. Lexington; refreshments follow in hall, (312) 421-3757, Ext. 123.

Mass and Irish Breakfast: Mass 9 a.m. May 13 and on second Sundays each month; traditional Irish breakfast follows for $6/person, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-9323.


"Get Renewed. Get Inspired": weekend retreat for those in their 20s and 30s, on how the Gospel calls us to serve others, May 18-20, at Bellarmine Retreat House, 175 W. County Line, Barrington, RSVP to (773) 508-3237, or

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


Eco-Spirituality Sabbatical: education, contemplation, art, gardening, other projects; live-in or commute to any or all of the weekly classes, May 1-31; for specific days and topics at The Well, Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Center, LaGrange Park, call Sr. Pat at (708) 482-5026; retreat "Journey to the Heart of Our Sacred Universe," May 24-30.

Interreligious Series: 7-8:30 p.m. May 15, "Jewish-Catholic Relations," in St. Thomas Becket Church Hall, 1321 N. Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, (847) 827-9220.

St. Marcelline Church: for those wanting to learn more about the church, "An Explanation of the Sacrament of Penance," Fr. Sergio Romo, 7 p.m. May 2, Room 12; "The Creed: What Catholics Believe," with Deacon John Zeller, 7 p.m. May 9, Room 12; part of the "Catholics Returning Home" Series, at 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, (847) 524.4429.