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Mass on Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle: 5 p.m. Aug. 25, part of St. Bartholomew Parish’s 90th anniversary, Bishop John Manz, celebrant; open house will follow in school’s Krueger Hall, 4941 W. Patterson, (773) 286-7871.

Novena to St. Clare: with Benediction, 7:30 p.m. now until Aug. 10, public welcome or send prayer intentions; feast day Mass, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11, with Bishop John Gorman, at Poor Clare Monastery, 12210 S. Will Cook, Palos Park, (708) 361-1810.

Profession of Solemn Vows: Sr. Mary Colette (Goetz) of the Immaculate Conception will make her final profession as a Poor Clare nun, with Cardinal George officiating at the Mass and ceremony, 9 a.m. Sept. 8, at Poor Clare Monastery, 12210 S. Will Cook, Palos Park, (708) 361-1810.

Our Lady of Knock Festival Mass: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, outdoor candlelight procession, weather permitting, with a litany and Mass honoring Our Lady; music includes Irish harp and Celtic hymns; Fr. Karl Langsdorf, SPS, guest homilist, reception follows, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf, Niles, (847) 967-1060.

Healing Mass: 11 a.m. Aug. 18, with anointing of the sick and blessing with relic of St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, at the national shrine of St. Peregrine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19.

Mass and Dedication: 6 p.m. Aug. 15, Bishop Francis Kane, celebrant; dedication of meditation garden and ice cream social follow, at Our Lady of Hope Church, 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont, (847) 825-4673.

Feast Day of St. Philip Benizi, OSM: Mass 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19, because of the saint’s care for the hungry, the tradition of blessing bread and water and distributing on his feast will take place, at the Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-0159.

Charismatic Mass/Healing Service: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 praise; Mass 3 p.m., anointing follows with Fr. Pat Henry, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 4100 W. 107th St., Oak Lawn, (708) 425-2850.

Mass Honoring Our Lady of Czestochowa: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26, in Polish language (not a polka Mass), offered by Fr. Robert Stuglik, 10th year of tradition, at St. Damien Church, 5120 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, coffee served after Mass, (708) 687-1370.

Holy Hour for Life: Eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday, at St. Peter’s Church, 27551 Volo Village Rd., Volo, (815) 385-5496.


“Female Ancestors of Jesus”: exploring the lives of women on the family tree of Jesus, Sept. 21-23, at Warrenville Cenacle, 29 W 012 Batavia Rd., RSVP to (630) 393-1231.


“Walking with a Saint”: honoring 90th anniversary of Mother Francis Cabrini’s death in Chicago; “Patroness of Immigrants,” Spanish/English presentation, prayer service and veneration of a major relic, 7 p.m. Aug. 24, St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, 2651 S. Central Park, (312) 421-3757.

St. Mary of Vernon Sacred Concert by 40-Voice Youth Choir: part of parish 30th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Aug. 19, at 236 US Hwy 45, Indian Creek, (847) 362-1005

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: special weekend alone together for married couples for heart-to-heart encounter, Sept. 21-23 or Nov. 2-4, call Kathy and Lloyd at (773) 284-9242 for locations and more info.

“Lessons from the Road”: Jim Murphy shares about his journey on foot across the country, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 breakfast buffet, music by Sal Solo, hosted by On Fire Youth Ministries of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Skylite West Banquets, 7117 Ogden, Berwyn, for tickets, call (708) 209-1199.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps: accepting volunteers age 50+, to work with Chicago area’s poor two days a week, retirees welcome, call George Sullivan at (773) 975-6871 or go to