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Taize Prayer: 7-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, now to May 30, followed by Institute Classes on social teaching, 8-9 p.m., at St. Gertrude Parish, 1420 W. Granville, (773) 764-3621.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: for those with any serious illness, physical, emotional, mental, or preparing for surgery; for caregivers and Ministers of Care, 11 a.m. Mass May 20, reception follows, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757

Holy Hour for Life: on First Fridays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., ending with Benediction; pro-life holy hour 3-4 p.m., St. Pancratius Church, 4025 S. Sacramento, (773) 523-5666.

Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays, 12:30-4 p.m., at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, between Lake and Randolph, (312) 346-4228.

Taize Prayer Service: with meditation and song, 7-8 p.m. May 18 and each third Friday, at St. Celestine, 3020 N. 76th Ct., Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Feast Day Polka Mass: 10:30 a.m. May 20, with Dennis Motyka and The Good Times Band, performance by the Polish Highlanders, luncheon follows, $30, includes open bar and dancing 1-4 p.m.; $15 children under 12, in St. Isidore’s, 12731 S. Wood, Blue Island, call Carol at (708) 388-2345.

First Friday All-Night Vigil: 10 p.m.-7 p.m., for our country and for priests; Mass 10 p.m., adoration, devotions including Divine Mercy Chaplet, quiet time, closes with Benediction, at Santa Maria del Popolo, 116 Lake, Mundelein; call (847) 566-7711 for more info.

Eucharistic Adoration: Mondays, noon-8 p.m. with Benediction at 7:45 p.m., in St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster, (773) 775-2832.


Evenings of Recollection: Mass and two spiritual talks by two Miles Christi priests who preach the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; Benediction, confession and snacks on May 18, 6:15-9:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Franciscan Monastery, 142-46 Main St., Lemont; Also on May 19 at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine; for more info, call (847) 966-1369 or go to

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

Charis Ministries Retreat: for young adults in their 20s and 30s, “Pray & Play in KY Holy Land, Gethsemani Abby,” June 22-24, with Fr. John Ferone, SJ and Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, call Fr. Sparough, at (773) 508-2843.

“Joyful Again!” corrected dates for widowed ministry retreat program are June 9 and 10, at Old St. Pat’s, 700 W. Adams, call (708) 354-7211 to RSVP.


“Joseph and Moses”: on two Old Testament figures, with Fr. Bill Burton, OFM, May 14 and 21, at St. Peter’s Church, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2376.

Institute for Spiritual Leadership: now accepting applications for Fall 2007, to deepen your own spirituality or prepare for ministry of spiritual direction; weekday and weekend programs, full-time or part-time, at 5498 S. Kimbark, for more information, call Sr. Jane Zimmerman, OP, at (773) 752-5962, Ext. 22, or visit

Catholic Charismatic Conference: for men and women, July 5-8, hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Chicago and Catholic Women of Worship at the Wyndham Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, for more info, call (708) 209-1199.

"Moving on with Grace": spiritual journey for those having experienced loss of a spouse, June 9, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757, Ext. 123.

“Sometimes in April”: film on the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, 7 p.m. May 17; discussion follows in basement of Ascension School, 808 S. East, in Oak Park, (708) 848-2703.