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    • St. Sylvester Church: celebrating centennial of church being moved to its present location and completed, 4:30 p.m. Mass Nov. 3 with Bishop John Manz; reception follows at The White Eagle, Niles, $50/person in advance; $65 at door, call Lissette at (773) 235- 3646.
    • St. Thomas More Parish: celebrating 60th anniversary with 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Mass and party, $30/adults in advance; $45 after Sept. 9 or at door; 18 and older only, Music by American English, 2825 W. 81st St., (773) 436-4444.
    • Anawim Center: Native American Spiritual Center, marking 25th anniversary with American Indian pow wow, begins 7 p.m. June 15; 1 p.m. June 16; 1 p.m. June 17, $8/adults; $4/seniors 55 and older and children 12 and under; at Dupage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, call (773) 561-6155.

    • Little Sisters of the Poor: “Habits on the Green,” golf tournament, June 11, at Midlothian Country Club, call (773) 935-9600 for more info.
    • Illinois Right to Life Committee: 20th Annual charity golf outing, June 11, lunch 11:30 a.m., tee time 1 p.m. shotgun start, dinner 6:30 p.m., $400/person; dinneronly tickets $100; at LaGrange Country Club, for more info or RSVP, call (312) 422-9300.
    • St. James School Golf Classic: June 14, at Sunset Valley Golf Course, Highland Park, RSVP to Vince at (847) 579-0726.
    • 2k Family Hunger Walk: registration 8 a.m. June 16; step off at 9:30 a.m., along the lakefront at Montrose Harbor, benefits Greater Chicago Food Depository that supplies church pantries and other sites, like Marillac House’s outreach to the needy, call (708) 597- 6326 for more info.
    • “St. Al’s Night of Insomnia”: 8 p.m.-midnight June 16, rock music by the cover band Insomnia, silent auction of sports memorabilia, raffles, food, cash bar, $12 at door, must be 21 years or older, benefits scholarship fund, St. Alphonsus Parish, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, (847) 255-5538.
    • Golf for St. Gabe’s: noon lunch June 23; 1 p.m. shotgun start, $150/person; dinner only $50, at Gleneagles Golf Course, benefits St. Gabriel Parish, call Michael Kolovitz at (773) 373-7252.
    • Trinity High School T-Club Sports Day: rain or shine, June 18 at Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, 18 or 9 holes of golf, barbecue lunch, tennis, swimming, cocktails, dinner and raffle, or just dinner, for all alumni and friends, RSVP to Marigayle Watts Harrington, (708) 453-8328.
    • Catholic Charities Golf Invitational: marking 90th anniversary year, at 10 a.m. July 25, more than 500 golfers on four Cog Hill’s courses with celebrity appearances; $500-$875/person, call Melissa at (312) 948-6797 to RSVP.
    • St. John Fisher Golf Outing: June 23, $100, bus transport from church to Longwood Country Club, Crete, RSVP to Mike McIlvain at (847) 274-9052.

    • St. John Berchmans Block Party: “Summer on the Square,” with Mass 4-10 p.m. June 16, then Taste of St. John Berchman’s begins, ethnic foods, square dance band, local talent, games, 2517 W. Logan, (773) 486-4300.
    • Father’s Day Car/Motorcycle Show, Blessing and Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with DJ, ribs, chicken and fish; show up and win trophies; also competition trophies (rain date June 24), hosted by St. Benedictine the African E. Parish, 6547 S. Stewart, (773) 821-8928.
    • Our Lady of Ransom Parish Family Fun-Fest: 7 p.m. June 20- 24; new main stage entertainment nightly, bingo in A/C, rides, food and ware vendors; outdoor Mass 12:15 p.m. June 24, Greenwood and Normal avenues, Niles, (847) 823-2550.
    • St. Cyprian Summer Block Party: “Cypalooza,” outdoor Mass 11 a.m. June 24, ethnic food, live entertainment, games for adults/ children, Irish pub and raffle follow, at 2601 Clinton, River Grove, (708) 453-4800.
    • St. Andrew the Apostle SummerFest: 6-11 p.m. June 23, Acme Musical DJ; live prowrestling 6:30-8 p.m. by Vanguard Wrestling of Lansing; 3-10 p.m. June 24, bring lawn chair to enjoy two new polka bands; ethnic food, games for kids and adults, on both days, at 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862- 4165.
    • St. Hilary Parish Family Fest: 4 p.m. June 23, live music, food, grand raffle, 5600 N. Fairfield, (773) 561-3474.

    • St. Paul of the Cross Parish: seeking crafters for juried arts and crafts bazaar Nov. 4, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, contact Aileen at (847) 318-0917.
    • Resurrection High School: Seeking crafters for arts and craft fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10, over 200 booths, at 7500 W. Talcott, first-come, first-served call (773) 775-6616, Ext. 142.
    • St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish: seeking crafters for Fall Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, call Denise at (847) 828-2111.
    • St. Barbara Parish: seeking crafters for Pumpkins ‘n’ Holly craft show/bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, no vendors, at parish center, 4015 Prairie, Brookfield, call Jenny at (708) 485-1962 for an application.

    • “The Outcast”: one-woman biblical, musical drama about struggle and the miracle of faith, presented by Christian singer, songwriter, storyteller Sam Kauffman; 9:30-10:30 a.m. June 16, free will donation, in St. Joseph Parish Koenig Center, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, call (847) 990- 1228 for more information.
    • Chicago Feis 2007: Irish step dancing competition, registration 7:30 a.m. June 16, all categories of skill, competition 8:30 a.m., family admission $15 with registration, program open to public, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.
    • Mary Scannell in Concert: “The Minstrel of Mary Immaculate Queen,” original songs and songfest with Jack Carlson, Jim Civik, Pat Gordon, Tom Ptacek, Deacon Dan Welter and Mike Carso, 4 p.m. June 24; free will offering, at St. Walter Church, 11700 S. Oakley; wine/cheese reception follows with CDs for sale, (773) 779-1515.
    • Irish Pub Entertainers: 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 p.m. Saturdays of June, at Gaelic Park’s Carraig Pub, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-9323 for menu info and musicians.
    • Celebrate Bloomsday: life and works of James Joyce, eighth annual “Rattlin’ of the Joists,” 7 p.m. June 16, readings, music, song with excerpts from Joyce’s works, $10, includes pre-show reception at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.
    • Monthly Musical Luncheon: noon July 11, $13/person, includes entertainment and a sit down lunch, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., must RSVP to (708) 687-9323.

    • St. Pius V School: art show #2, now-June 27, at Café Mestizo, 1646 W. 18th St., for hours, call (312) 421-5920.
    • “A Blessing to One Another”: now-Aug. 11, illustrates life of Pope John Paul II and his relationship with a Jewish friend in Wadowice; photos, text panels, video panels, artifacts and photographs tell of World War II’s hardships, 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.

    • St. Helen Parish: dabber bingo with pulltabs, year-round Fridays, doors open 4 p.m.; games 7 p.m., in hall, 2347 W. Augusta, homemade refreshments, air-conditioned/ smoke-free environment.

    • De La Salle’s Br. Eamon Gavin: honored by Illinois Athletic Directors Association as one of its 2007 Class AA “Friends of Athletics” State Award recipients. Each of seven divisions in the state was allowed to nominate one person. He was also Catholic League Man of the Year 2005 at his alma mater De La Salle Institute.
    • 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.

    • Rabbi Byron Sherwin: from Spertus Institute, on how and why this pope was such a profound healer; “John Paul II and Jewish- Catholic Relations,” 6 p.m. June 19, $5 for non-members, at Simpson Lecture Hall, Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan, RSVP suggested, at (312) 915-7630.
    • Claudia Traudt: Chicago scholar, talk/discussion on Irish poet Seamus Heaney, 1995 Nobel Prize-winner for literature, 3 p.m. June 10, $10, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 13.
    • Irish Genealogists: Fintan Mullan and Brian Trainor from Ulster Historical Society, on Irish Catholic records, finding ancestors and emigration from Ulster in the 18th century; Q&A follows, 6- 9:30 p.m. June 21, $10, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Brian at (312) 915- 7564.

    • Chicago Catholic University Club: inaugural dinner-dance, noon-5 p.m. July 1, with induction of officers, entertainment by Dick Fabian, $25/members; $27/ guests, at Alessandro’s Banquets, 6040 W. Cermak, Cicero, RSVP by June 25 to Ann Marie at (773) 685-6624.
    • The Calix Society: new Chicagoland Calix Unit, an association of Catholic alcoholics maintaining their sobriety through participation in Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m.- noon on fourth Saturdays, St. John Vianney Church basement, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, call Ellen at (847) 583-0174 for more info.
    • “Courage-Chicago”: spiritual support group of Catholic lay men and women aspiring to live chaste lives in accordance with Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality, for meeting info, call Fr. Charlie Becker, at (815) 385-1575 or visit
    • Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: “Defending the Caveman,” comedy at Bevery Arts Center, meet at 7:30 June 16 at the box office, 2407 W.111th St., RSVP for tickets by June 13 to Ken at (708) 423-4271.
    • Catholic Alumni Club: bowling, 7:30 p.m. June 23, Circle Bowl, 7244 Circle, Forest Park, then dinner, call Marlene at (708) 788- 3352 to RSVP.
    • St. Dymphna Society: 7:30-9 p.m. June 26, video on ways to minister to persons with mental illnesses, and stories of people who looked to clergy for help; discussion follows, in lower level of Queen of All Saints School, 6230 N. Lemont, for more info, call Jim or Shirley Weber, at (773) 777- 6022.
    • Starting Anew: social group for widowed men and women, meet on second Fridays, 7 p.m., at St. Edna Parish, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights; dinners on first Saturdays, call Margaret at (847) 398-3362, Ext. 318.
    • On Track Singles: meet at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, 6435 S. Kilbourn, call Steve at (708) 268-9482 after 6 p.m. for current events.
    • Chicago Catholic University Club: dinner-dance, noon-5 p.m. July 1, with induction of officers, entertainment by Dick Fabian, $25/members; $27/ guests, at Alessandro's Banquets, 6040 W. Cermak, Cicero, RSVP by June 25 to Ann Marie at (773) 685- 6624.
    • New Beginnings Phoenix: for Catholics or other denominations who are separated, divorced, widowed and single, 9 a.m. June 16, our Jelly Belly Candy Company factory in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., meet at Twin Lakes parking lot in Palatine at 9 a.m., call Marianne at (847) 991-9585 to RSVP.

    • 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.
    • Warsaw, Krakow, Czestochowa and Prague: Oct. 4-15, with Fr. Rich Sztorc and Fr. Joe Curtis, call Fr. Rich at (847) 328- 1430, Ext. 103 for more info.
    • Historic Malta: August 11-18, celebrate Santa Marija with pageantry, led by Sunday BibleTalk author/spiritual guide, Elizabeth-Anne Stewart; see cathedrals, site of St. Paul’s shipwreck, shrines, the Blue Grotto, the church of Our Lady of Victories, more; call (312) 788-3326 or go to [email protected].
    • Lira Ensemble Tour of Central and Southern Poland: June 28- July 11, escorted by Lucyna Migala, with folklore, music and sites, call (773) 508-7040 for all the details.
    • Rome, Assisi, Florence: with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, Jan. 12-20, call Shirley at (708) 361- 5592 or visit
    • “In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II”: with Fr. Bob Stugli of St. Damian Parish, visit Krakow, Auschwitz, Czestochowa, Warsaw, other sites, call him at (708) 687-1370.
    • Shrines of Italy: Rome, Assisi, Florence, San Giovanni Rotondo, more, with Fr. Paul Stein of Holy Name Cathedral, call (312) 602- 5373 or
    • Holy Land Pilgrimage: Sept. 15-26, round trip from Chicago, led by Fr. Mario DiCicco, OFM of Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, Calif., call him at (510) 848-5232.
    • Pilgrimage to England and Scotland: visit the land of St. Giles Sept. 24-Oct. 3, as St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, marks its 80th year, with optional extension to Ireland, Oct. 3-8, call Fr. Dore at (708) 383-3430, Ext. 422.
    • In the Footsteps of St. Edmund: Sept. 17-28, from Oxford to Paris, to mark centennial of St. Edmund Parish, Oak Park, call (708) 442-9914.

    • 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 florian.
    • St. John Berchmans School: seeking alumni for school’s 100th anniversary Nov. 17, call Julie at (773) 486-1573 to be on mailing list or go to
    • St. Mary of Czestochowa School: seeking alumni for Alumni Fund kick-off dinner Oct. 5, at Klas Restaurant, Cicero, call (708) 656-5010, Ext. 56.
    • St. Alphonsus Liguori School: seeking class of 1981 for 5 p.m. Mass July 21 and reception, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, RSVP to Ann, at (847) 520-1519 or e-mail to: [email protected].

    • St. John of the Cross: parish garage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23; half-price bag sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, 51st St. & Wolf, Western Springs, (708) 246- 4404.

    • De La Salle Summer Camps: football, punting/kicking, wrestling, golf, basketball, soccer, baseball, speed camp, softball, bowling, girls volleyball; various dates, fees, 3434 S. Michigan, call Chuck Kuhn at (312) 842-7355, Ext. 150 or email: [email protected].
    • Gaelic Games: July 27-29, 1,500 players, ages 5-18, competing in Continental Youth Championships; football or hurling matches in all age groups, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.
    • The Women’s Center: needs maternity clothes, diapers, breast pumps, cleaning supplies, paper products and toilletries; also full-size strollers, changing tables, baby swings, bouncers, nursery furniture, call (773) 794-1313 to deliver, or for a volunteer to pick items up.
    • “Street Safety for Women”: hands-on demo on how to maintain personal safety, by CPD Sgt. Mary Ann Doherty, 6:30-8 p.m. June 18, $5, at Little Company of Mary Chicago Ridge Mall office, 9500 S. Ridgeland, call (708) 423-5774 to RSVP.
    • Architectural Tour: of St. Ignatius Church/Chapel, 6-9 p.m. June 23; part of centennial celebration, $25; or $30 at door, wine and hors d’oeuvres, 6559 N. Glenwood, RSVP to (773) 764-5936.