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Eucharistic Adoration: Thursdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekly, St. Pascal Church, 3935 N. Melvina, (773) 685-4187.

Healing Mass: Mass for the sick and blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, 11 a.m. June 16, at National Shrine of St. Peregrine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19.

First Friday Adoration: monthly from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in St. Peter Chapel, 8140 Niles Center Rd., Skokie, (847) 673-1492.

First Friday Adoration: monthly, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., ending with holy hour at 7 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 2825 W. 81st St., (773) 436-4444.

Taize Prayer Service: 7-8 p.m. June 15, St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Charismatic Mass/Healing Service: with Fr. Bob Sears, 7:30 p.m. June 18, on third Mondays, at St. Bernadette side chapel, 9300 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, call Pat, at (708) 448-5374.


Silent Ignatian Retreat for Women: preached by two Miles Christi priests, 4 p.m. July 9-5 p.m. July 12, at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat Center, 175 W. County Line, Barrington, RSVP to (847) 966-1369,

“Joyful Again”: for widowed men and women, becoming whole again, workshop retreat July 28-29, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, RSVP to (708) 354-7211.

“Circle of Stones”: gathering for women, 7:30-9 p.m. July 12, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, call (630) 323-1620 to register.

Personal Directed Retreat: July 13-15, at at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, call (630) 323-1620 to register.

“Hearing with the Heart”: on discerning God’s will, author Debra Farrington, July 13-15, discount for registration before July 1, at Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393-1231.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, honoring couples married in 1957, those wishing to participate should contact their parish to register, renewal of vows at Holy Name Cathedral, 751 N. State, for more info, call the Family Ministries Office, (312) 751-8351, or visit


CFC-Singles for Christ: Christian Life Program, series of 12 free talks about Christianity to help single men and women, ages 21-40, all denominations, build a stronger relationship with God, Sundays 1-5 p.m. June 10-July 1, at 6865 Forestview, Unit 2D, Oak Forest; and remaining July-Aug. 26 talks will be at St. Julie Church, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, call Lea at (773) 467-9195 to register.

Gathering with Cardinal George and Ecclesial Movements: marking Cardinal George’s 10th anniversary as Archbishop of Chicago, with a presentation by Fr. Robert Barron, 7 p.m. June 14 at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State, (312) 787-8040.

Interfaith Series: 7-8:30 p.m. June 12, on the ecumenical movement, particularly on Catholic-Orthodox relations to seek unity, with Sr. Joan McGuire, OP, at St. Thomas Becket Parish, 1321 Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, (847) 827-9220.

Basic Liturgy Course in English: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30, July 7, and 14; $30, for all nearby parishes, includes Church rituals, liturgical documents and deepening insights, at Holy Rosary Parish, 351 E. 113th St., (773) 568-4455 or Office of Divine Worship, at (773) 486-5153.

Contemplative Walk Through Chicago: Discernment weekend for women 18-30 considering a religious vocation (from USA / Canada), 6 p.m. July 27-noon July 30, at the Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call Sr. Helena Raphael, at (617) 850-5584.

Catholic Women of Worship Conference: July 5-8, to go deeper into worship and experience the glory of his presence, hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center of Chicago, at Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel, call (708) 209-1199 for more info.