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St. Anne Novena: after 8 a.m. Mass now through July 26; after 8:30 a.m. Mass July 22, at St. Ferdinand Church, 3131 N. Mason, call (773) 622-5900 for more info.

St. Rocco de Potenza Society: 104th anniversary Mass and procession, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19; procession 1 p.m. at St. William Church, 2600 N. Sayre, (773) 622-9261.

St. James Parish: marks Feast of St. James, 6 p.m. July 25 at special Mass, 134 North Ave., Highwood; outdoor reception continues in courtyard, with music of J.S. Bach performed by Justin Wolff; light refreshments served until 7:30 p.m.; young adults are invited to stay and join Theology on Tap session with Lynn Stasior in the school hall afterwards, for more info, call Fr. Tom at (847) 433-1494.

Novena to Patron of Priests: led by Fr. Pablo Straub, CSSR, from EWTN and Mexican Catholic TV, will lead 21st annual novena to St. John Vianney, July 27-Aug. 4, with Mass and daily reflections in English/Spanish; novena Masses are 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. Aug. 4 and at regular times on Aug. 5; confession available 15 minutes before Masses; Mass and procession followed by a social, will conclude the novena Aug. 4, all at St. John Vianney Church, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, (708) 562-0500.

Mass/Healing Service: music 7:05 p.m. Aug. 6, charismatic Mass 7:15 p.m. with anointing until 9:15 p.m., by Fr. Paul Burak, hosted by Charismatic Renewal, at Techny Towers, Divine Word International Church, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny, handicapped accessible, (847) 724-3947.

Novena to St. Rita of Cascia: confession available 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2; Mass and devotions 7 p.m., each first Thursday, at St. Rita High School shrine chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

Franciscan Feast of the Portiuncula: registration, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4, Mass in chapel follows, with light breakfast, a talk by Fr. Fernand Cheri, OFM; bring bag lunch, or RSVP for $15/person lunch, by July 22 to Chris, at (847) 741-7003; Althoff Gospel Crusaders will perform their music at 1:15 p.m.; evening prayer and closing 2:30 p.m.; hosted by Mother Cabrini Regional Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, at Mayslake Village, 1801 35th St., Oak Brook; call (847) 741-7003 for more info.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 1; devotion to St. Peregrine 7-8 p.m., St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest; prayer teams for private intentions available after devotions, call (708) 687-1370.

First Friday Adoration Vigil: with Fr. Thomas Loya, of Relevant Radio, who will talk on “Theology of the Body” after Mass; doors open 9 p.m. Aug. 3 for confession; Mass 10 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament until Benediction and Mass at 6 a.m. Aug. 4, Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 N. Lake, Mundelein, call Nancy at (847) 566-7711.


One Day Youth Retreat: ages 14 and up, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28, $10/person (breakfast, lunch, and mid-afternoon snack), led by bilingual Fr. Pablo Straub (seen on EWTN), with Mass, rosary and confession available, at St. John Vianney Parish, Boyle Hall, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, call rectory to RSVP, at (708) 562-0500.

Life’s Healing Journey Retreat: July 27-29, get past denial and anger, guided by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford, RSVP to (630) 892-2371; or Aug. 3-5, at Portiuncula Prayer Center, 9223 W. St. Francis, Frankfort, RSVP to (815) 464-8330.


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

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