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Anniversary of Apparitions at Fatima: candlelight procession with statue of Our Lady of Fatima, 8:30 p.m. July 13, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight, at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter, (312) 243-7373.

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: 7:30 p.m. July 6-14, with Masses in English and Italian at 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on July 15; statue will be carried from shrine at 10:30 a.m. in procession to a noon outdoor field Mass with a second procession through the streets, Benediction 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine, 1101 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Park, (708) 344-4140.

Eucharistic Adoration: after 7:45 a.m. Mass, until rosary and Benediction at 7 p.m. on last Wednesday every month, St. Ann Church, 3010 Ridge, Lansing, (708) 895-6700.

Tridentine Latin Mass: 11:30 a.m. July 19 and on third Thursdays monthly, at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Meditative/Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, in St. Peter’s Friary Chapel; 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in St. Clare Auditorium, 110 W. Madison, call (312) 372-5111 for more info.

Healing Mass: honoring Saint Peregrine, 11 a.m. on third Saturdays, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 West Jackson, (773) 638-0159.

Holy Hour for Life: adoration 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Benediction, on Thursdays before First Fridays, at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422- 2400.

Walking the Labyrinth: 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, spiritual meditation tool, in St. Clare Auditorium, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.


Evenings of Recollection: Mass followed by two spiritual talks given by two Miles Christi priests committed to preaching the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Benediction, confession available, and refreshments, 6:15-9:15 p.m. July 20, at St. Mary’s Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main St., Lemont; also 5:30-9 p.m. July 21, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, for more info, call Joan, at (847) 966-1369 or visit

“Life, Love and Breakfast on the Beach”: interactive retreat, “15 invitations from Jesus to Come Closer,” July 20-22, at Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393- 1231 to register.

“Praying the Our Father”: quiet retreat July 27-29, with Sr. Wendy Cotter, at Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393-1231 to register before July 13 for discount.

Joyful Again!: for widows and widowers, Aug. 18-19, Immaculate Conception Parish, Elmhurst, call Madge, at (708) 354-7211.


“Summer with the Saints”: free family movies 7 p.m. July 12, “John Paul II”; July 19, “Joan of Arc”; July 26, “St. Joseph of Cupertino”, popcorn included, discussion follows at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 1962 Old Willow, Northfield, (847) 446-8383.

Summer Speaker Series: “Sacraments-Seeing the Unseen”, 7:30 p.m. July 16; “Cultivating and Maintaining Your Prayer Life”, 7:30 p.m. July 30; “Living the Mass”, 7:30 Aug. 13, free, at St. Francis Borgia Church Hall, 8025 W. Addison, (773) 625-1705.

Witness and Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 7 (or for part of the time), near Planned Parenthood Express, along public sidewalk near 14470 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, for more info, call Bill at (312) 422-9300.

Pro-Life Witness: 19 a.m.- noon July 28, at Planned Parenthood facility at Ogden, Raymond and North Aurora Rd. in Naperville, call Steve, at (630) 357-4910 for more info.

“Walking with a Saint” Series: celebrating life and mission of Mother Cabrini, 7 p.m. July 26, Sr. Joan McGlinchey, on “Mother as Woman of Prayer and Union with God,” part of 90th anniversary events, at National Shrine of St. Jude, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 3200 E. 91st. St., (773) 388-7313.

“Consecrated Virginity Lived in the World”: Aug. 1-3, information conference, with keynote speaker Archbishop Raymond Burke, at Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, call Theresa in Ann Arbor, Mich. at (734) 332-4648 for more info.

“Faith for All Seasons”: free, adult education series 7-8 p.m. July 11, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, “God is love,” St. Constance Parish, 5843 W. Strong, (773) 545-8581.

Bible Study: 12:10-12:50 p.m. Fridays, on Scripture readings for the coming Sunday, with Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, OFM, at St. Peter’s St. Clare Auditorium, 110 W. Madison.

“Face the Truth” Teaching Tour: need pro-life participants for witness and prayer, displaying photo-signs of aborted babies, July 7-14: at various sites in Joliet area, July 7; downtown Chicago, July 9; Rockford, July 10; South Side Chicago, July 11; in North Suburbs, July 12; Western Suburbs, July 13; or Near North Suburbs, on July 14, call Pro Life Action League for times and more info, at (773) 777-2900.

Bilingual Vocation Day for Young Women: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 18, in English/Spanish, at St. Mary’s Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N. Lakewood, call (847) 219-2430 for more info.