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Around the Archdiocese

Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.

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St. Bartholomew Parish: 5 p.m. Mass Aug. 25, feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Bishop John Manz, celebrant; part of parish's 90th anniversary; open house follows in Krueger Hall, 4949 W. Patterson; celebration concludes Oct. 20, with Heart of St. Bartholomew dinner and auction, $75/person, at Chateau Ritz, 9100 Milwaukee, Niles, call rectory, at (773) 286-7871 to RSVP.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish: begins 50th anniversary year with reception in Kane Hall after weekend Masses Aug. 18- 19, 10621 S. Kedvale, call (708) 425-2850, to be on mailing list.

Our Lady of Knock Parish: 3 p.m. Oct. 28, 50th anniversary Mass with Cardinal George; 5 p.m. reception at Lansing Knights of Columbus; 6 p.m. dinner, call (708) 862-3011 for tickets.

St. Jude the Apostle Parish: celebrating 25th jubilee at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 liturgy with Cardinal George, 900 E. 154th St., South Holland, call (708) 333-3550 for more info.


Little Company of Mary Hospital: golf outing, registration and buffet lunch 11 a.m. Sept. 7, noon shotgun start, steak dinner follows, $190/person; $60, dinner only; at Green Gardens Country Club, Frankfort, call Anne Cullen, at (708) 229-5447.

Knights of Columbus: golf outing and dinner, 11 a.m. Sept. 16 shotgun start, $95/golf and dinner; $35 dinner only, at Antioch Country Club, call Steve Milewski at (847) 838-3535.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Golf Outing: 7 a.m. registration Sept. 15, 8 a.m. shotgun start, luncheon, open bar, $125/person, at Carriage Greens Country Club, 8700 Carriage Greens, Darien, call Claudia at (312) 655-7181.

Congregation of the Resurrection: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30 luncheon, $65/person, honoring Knights of Columbus and Fr. Francis Rog, CR, associate pastor of St. Hyacinth Basilica; at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles, call Br. William Hallas at (773) 465-83352 to RSVP.

Friends of the Felician Sisters: dinner-dance, silent auction and raffle, 1 p.m. Oct. 14, $50/person, at The White Eagle, Niles, call Diane, at (708) 534-0621.

Catholic Citizens of Illinois: keynoter, Priests for Life's Fr. Frank Pavone, 6 p.m. Sept. 25; St. Thomas More Award to Thomas Brecha, chief counsel, Thomas More Society, Pro-Life Law Center, $60/person, at Wyndham Drake Hotel, 2301 York, Oak Brook, RSVP by Sept. 17 to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.

Misericordia Women's Golf Outing: Sept. 17, 18 holes, luncheon, performance by the Heartbreakers, $300/person, at Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest, Oak Brook, call Therese Loftus at (773) 273-4163.

St. Theresa of Avila Parish:“Summer in the City” gala 6 p.m.- midnight Sept. 7, at Galleria Marchetti, Halsted and Erie streets; dinner, beverages live/silent auctions, games, music, $80/person until Sept. 2; then $100; call rectory at (773) 528-6650 for tickets.

Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program Banquet: honoring Cardinal George's 10th anniversary, silent auction and reception, 5 p.m. Sept. 9; dinner 6 p.m., tickets $175/person, at Hotel Marriott, for tickets, call (312) 666-3675.


Taste of St. Gertrude: 3-10 p.m. Sept. 8, ethnic food and beverages, ice cream, beer garden, games for all ages, gift shop, music, karaoke, entertainment by The Sisters of Elegance, in back parking lot, 90613 Schiller Blvd., Franklin Park, (847) 455-5810.

“Picnic In Our Backyard”: county fair style, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19, white elephant tent sale, entertainment, homemade or grilled food at Franciscan Village Snack Shack, (no grills or coolers, please), new beer garden, family games; hot and cold air balloon displays, tours of Franciscan Village at 1 and 2:30 p.m. from grounds, 14700 Main, Lemont, call Joan, at (630) 243-3435.

St. Comboni Fest: picnic starts at noon Aug. 25, live entertainment, bingo, kids' games, pork roast, variety food; live/silent auctions, raffle; 3 p.m. Mass at patio, on grounds at 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, (708) 354-1999.

Misericordia Family Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 9, food, live entertainment, kids' games, shopping and more; tickets at gate are $7/adults; $4/seniors and children, on the campus at 6300 N. Ridge, free parking at S&C Electric, call (773) 273-2766 to order discount tickets in advance, or for more info, call (773) 273-2766.

St. Mary of Czestochowa Summer Fest: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 23- 24; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 25; noon-9 p.m. Aug. 26, carnival rides, ethnic foods, kids' games, DJs and battle of the bands, at the Cicero Carnival grounds, 34th St. and Laramie, (708) 652-0948.

Pro-Life Family Night at Kiddieland: park is rented from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 7, ideal for church organizations also, free unlimited soft drinks, at First and North avenues, Melrose Park, call Illinois Right to Life Committee, at (312) 422-9300 for tickets.

St. Constance Family Picnic: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9, Mass, entertainment, games, food, at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve, call (773) 545-8581.

St. Louise de Marillac Parish Octoberfest: 4-10 p.m. Sept. 27, food and entertainment by the Alpiners German Band, and Eddie Blazoncyk's Versatones, 1144 Harrison, LaGrange Park, call (708) 352-7388 for ticket info.

St. Maurice Street Fest: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 25; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26, food, games, bikedecorating contest, police horses; 11 a.m. Spanish Mass Aug. 26, performance by Ballet Decora follows, 3600 S. Hoyne, (773) 847- 3357.

Divine Savior Summerfest: 5- 10 p.m. Aug. 23; 5-11 p.m. Aug. 24; 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25; 3-10 p.m. Aug. 26, rides, bingo, games, food, live entertainment nightly, 7740 W. Montrose, (708) 562-3364.

Fisherfest: rides, food, games, entertainment, Sept. 13-16, St. John Fisher Parish, 10235 S. Fairfield, (773) 445-6565.

St. Helen Festival: Sept. 20-23, carnival rides, games, musicians, dancers, ethnic food, beer garden, 2347 W. Augusta, (773) 486-1055.

Festa di Tutti I Santi: 11 a.m. Aug. 26 Mass with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, procession follows; games, food, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757, Ext. 123.

Saint Bernadette Schools Ribfest: 3-11 p.m. Sept. 8, join rib cooking contest by calling Mike Howley at (708) 952-0261, with $50 entry fee; or just come sample local chefs' recipes; beer tent and live music by Yard Fulla Cars, kids games, at 9349 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, (708) 422-8995.


St. Francis Borgia Parish: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 8025 W. Addison, no stairs, call (773) 625- 1118.

St. Eugene Parish: seeking crafters and white elephant items for Oct. 13 bazaar, 7958 W. Foster, call (708) 583-2265.

Marian Catholic High School: seeking crafters for Oktoberfest arts/crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, 700 Ashland, Chicago Heights, call Terry, at (708) 614-7698.


St. Anthony Parish in Roseland: 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 13, $55/person, dinner and open bar, at 19825 S. Stony Island, Lynnwood, call (773) 468-1200.


Irish Film Series: 8 p.m. Sept. 7, “Home,” off-the-cuff interviews with notable New Yorkers by Dublin immigrant Alan Cooke, $10, discussion follows, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.

Breakfast Benefit Concert: 8- 11 a.m. Sept. 15, $20/person at Harambee House, 11901 S. Loomis, to benefit the Bishop Joseph N. Perry Liturgical Institute, RSVP to (312) 751-8377.

“Joey and Maria's Family Reunion”: sing-along to 60s-70s hits; cocktails 6-7 p.m Sept. 29; dinner/show follows, tickets $35/person, all-age production, cash bar, at St. Barbara Parish, 4008 Prairie, Brookfield, RSVP to Debbie at (708) 387-7367.

“Frank Patterson Remembered: From Galway to Broadway”: 8 p.m. Sept. 22, $30, featuring Eily O'Grady Patterson and others, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call box office at (773) 282-7035.

Gaelic Park Musical Luncheon: noon Sept. 5; sit down lunch at 1 p.m. with live dance music until 4 p.m., $13, at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, RSVP to (708) 687-9323.


Franciscan Juried Art Exhibition: artists can submit works of a religious/spiritual nature, in two-dimensional media and sculpture, exhibit will be open to public Sept. 30-Oct. 7, deadline for submission of applications and slides is Sept. 1, at St. Peter's in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, call Fr. Bob Hutmacher, at (312) 853-2412.

Italian-American Artists: now- Aug. 20, sponsored by Italian Cultural Center Casa Italia, 1621 N. 39th Ave., Stone Park, (708) 338- 0723.

Icon Show: Joseph Malham premiers a new line of limited edition signed prints called Trinity Icons, in his studio, 5545 N. Paulina, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, refreshments; proceeds go to St. Gregory the Great window conservation fund; call (773) 561-3546 for more info.

“Happy Ethiopian Millennium”: $5 at door for day of culture, history and art, 11 a.m. Sept. 8 lecture by Tadesse Tamrat, Addis Ababa University; noon, view exhibit of Ethiopian Holocaust, 1935- 1941; 1 p.m. Ethiopian lunch; 2 p.m. lecture by Raymond Silverman of University of Michigan, on exhibition “Painting Ethiopia,” on view at LUMA; 3 p.m. performance by Ethiopian Community Children's Dancing Troupe, at Quinlan Life & Science Center, Loyola University, 1050 W. Sheridan, RSVP suggested, to (312) 915-7630.


Nativity of Our Lord Parish: bingo, doors open 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263.

“Lucky 7 Bash”: Sept. 15 at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, $50/person, dinner, cash prizes, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421- 3757.


Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ:“Common Ground, Solid Ground,” this year's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Elmhurst College Frick Center, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst, free, open to public, (630) 617-3033 for more information.

Gen. Colin L. Powell: 7 p.m. Sept. 19, will speak on “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values,” general admission $15, available at (866) 468-3401; limited number of $200 priority tickets available which include V.I.P. seating and admission to a post-lecture wine/cheese reception with the general; at St. Xavier University, Shannon Center Main Arena, 3700 West 103rd St.

The Liturgical Institute: conference on “10 Things Your Parish Needs to Know About the Sacred Liturgy,” Oct. 5-6, keynote speaker Fr. Robert Barron, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, on campus of St. Mary of the Lake University, call (847) 834-4542 for more info, and discounts for parish groups.

“Ministry: What Is … What Could Be”: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29, speakers Al Gustafson, Mary JoHazard and Rev. Shawn Kafader, $15, includes lunch, co-sponsored by Pastoral Associates of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Vicariate I, at St. Marcelline Parish, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, RSVP to (847) 524- 4429, by Aug. 22.

Brigid O'Malley: lecture and presentation on graphology, the science of handwriting, specifically of 10 famous Irish writers, 4 p.m. Sept. 9, $5, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.

Bob Atwell: “Living Your Faith in Today's Business World,” on faith and money, 5 p.m. vigil Mass 6 p.m. rosary, 7 p.m. talk, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 1351 W. Evergreen, (773) 278-2470


Catholic Alumni Club: outdoor concert for singles, field opens 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Rte. 53, Lisle; $28; to car pool and for more info, call Larry at (708) 450-8280.

Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: movie night, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25 at Crestwood Theaters, 13321 S. Cicero; gather at nearby restaurant after, call Ken at (708) 423-4271 by Aug. 24.

On Track Singles: general/ planning meeting, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Hall, 6400 S. Kilbourn, then to Brandy's, 5200 S. Cicero, also deadline to purchase ticket for “A Christmas Carol,” call Lucy at (773) 778-8239 after 7 p.m.

Chicago Catholic University Club: free outdoor dancing to the Teddy Lee Orchestra, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 26, in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan, for more info, call Mary, at (773) 434-2602.

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) 583-0274 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 more info, call Fr. Charlie Becker, at (815) 385-1575.

Charis Small Group Leadership Training: 9 a.m.-noon Sept 15, chance for people ages 20s- 30s to hone small group facilitation skills, free, at Charis Ministries office, 1144 W. Loyola, register by Sept. 10, at charismin or call (773) 508.3237.

I&M Canal Y.A.C.H.T. Club: (Young Adult Catholics Hanging Together) 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 11, and on second Tuesdays monthly, Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Stiller at 7:30 p.m., at Aurelio's Pizzeria, 11329 W. 143rd St., Orland Park,


Holy Land Pilgrimage: 10 days, Dec 4-13, with Fr. Walter Takuski, from St. John the Evangelist Parish in Streamwood, visit prominent and holy places of the Bible, accommodations, e-mail [email protected] or call 773- 837-0103.

Lira Ensemble Tour of Central and Southern Poland: June 28- July 11, 2008, escorted by Lucyna Migala, artistic director of the Lira, in “the Poland of your dreams,” with folklore, concerts and historic sites, call (773) 508-7040 for info.

Pathways Singles: dancing to DJ music, appetizers, games and contests for singles, 8-11 p.m. Aug. 29, La Strada Ristorante, Lakewood and Barrington roads, Hoffman Estates, call Marge for info, at (708) 702-8635.


St. John Fisher School: seeking class of 1957 for October planned reunion, visit

St. Michael Central High School (Old Town): seeking class of 1957 for Oct. 27-28 celebration at Drury Lane Oak Brook, call Pat Kelly Reichart, at (773) 725-4041, for tickets.

Resurrection Grade School (Jackson Blvd.): seeking class of 1967 for Sept. 29 reunion at Doc Ryan's, Forest Park, RSVP to Angie Anzelone Brennan, at (708) 458-8418.

Mercy High School: seeking class of 1957 for special reunion with all classes Oct. 20 at the Oak Lawn Hilton, 9400 S. Cicero, call Patricia Lawyer Meyers at (630) 964-2691.

St. Catherine of Genoa Church and School: reunion Oct. 25, $55/person, includes banquet, dancing, open bar, at Hickory Hills Country Club, 8201 W. 95th St., call Edith Davis at (773) 233-0681, to RSVP.

St. Pascal School: seeking class of 1951 (the Cardinals Class) for Nov. 1 reunion, for more information and to RSVP, call Mary Ann (Ulm) Rosso, at (847) 678-1423.

St. Patrick High School: seeking classes of 1982 for Sept. 15 reunion, and grads of 1972 and 1977 for Sept. 29 reunions, at 5900 W. Belmont, call Marybeth, at (773) 282-8844, Ext. 268.

St. Patrick High School: seeking class of 1962 and 1967 for Oct. 12 reunions, at 5900 W. Belmont, call Marybeth Nowak at (773) 282-8844, Ext. 268.

Visitation High School: all years reunion, 12:30-5 p.m. Sept. 16, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, classes that graduated in the years ending with “2” or “7” will be honored, call Elizabeth Preisser, (708) 636-1664 for more info and to RSVP.

St. Florian School: seeking all alumni for Nov. 17 reunion in honor of schools 100th anniversary, RSVP to (773) 646-2868.


St. Pius X Parish Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25, table space is available, 43rd St. and Oak Park Ave., Stickney, call (708) 484-7951 for more info.

Immaculate Conception Parish: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 8, at 770 Deerfield Road; also at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel; and Trinity Episcopal Church, 425 Laurel, all in Highland Park, call (847) 433-0130 for more information.


Latin Classes: Sunday mornings, Oct. 7-Jan. 8, for adults, from beginners, upward, call Joseph Phelps, at (312) 236-5454, Ext. 132; childrens introduction to Latin, for grades 5 through 8, 10- 11 a.m. Sundays, call Br. Brian Schafer, at (312) 243-7373, taught in Religious Education Building, 1025 W. Fry, hosted by St. John Cantius Parish.

Womens Center Walk for Life: begins 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23, family friendly event, in Bemis Woods, South Forest Preserve Grove #7, Western Springs, call (773) 794- 1313.

Marriage Encounter Weekend: Sept. 21-23, for both the Chicago archdiocese and the Gary diocese, call (773) 284-9242 for more information.