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Latin Masses: 12:15 p.m. Sundays and often at 9 a.m. Latin Mass on Thursdays, at St. Peter Church, 27570 Volo Village Road, Volo, (815) 385-5496.

First Saturday Tridentine Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1, monthly, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165.

Filipino Community Pilgrimage Mass: 11 a.m. Sept. 9, with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, honoring shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Mass for Beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1, marking 100th year of the order’s founding, at Sisters of St. Casimir Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, coffee-and afterwards, (773) 776-1324.

Charismatic Mass and Healing Service: 7:30 p.m. each third Monday, with Fr. Bob Sears, hosted by Cenacle Prayer Group in St. Bernadette’s side chapel, 9300 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park.

Divine Infant Church: join other Catholic singles for 11:15 a.m. Mass Aug. 26, at Divine Infant Church, 1601 New Castle, Westchester; breakfast follows at nearby Le Petite Café, call Marlene to RSVP, at (708) 450-8280.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 5; devotion to St. Peregrine 7-8 p.m., St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-1370.

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

Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa: annual walk 6:15 p.m. Aug. 25, gather at St. Richard Church, 5000 S. Kostner, sing hymns and recite rosary on way to St. Bruno Church, 4751 S. Harding, ethnic costumes invited, Mass in Polish will be celebrated at 7 p.m., (773) 585-1221.

Feast of Our Sorrowful Mother: Mass 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, with Bishop Lawrence Sabatini, CS; blessing of flowers, 11:30 a.m.; refreshments noon, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-0159.


“Sacred Fun: Hanging with God in Movies, Music and Sports”: interactive retreat for young adults, ages 21-39, in Chicago and Joliet dioceses, with Paul and Sarah Jarzembowski in Young Adult Ministries, about finding the God connection, at Warrenville Cenacle, discount if registered before Sept. 14, call (630) 393-1231.

Monthly Evening of Recollection: 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sept. 7, with Mass, two spiritual talks, exposition and benediction, time for personal prayer, with confession available, coffee breaks, no fee, at St Mary’s Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, call Joan, at (847) 966-1369 for more info.

Life’s Healing Weekend: discover inner peace, Sept. 28-30, at Marytown Retreat Center, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, RSVP to (847) 367-7800.

Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 Tridentine Mass; 8:30 p.m. candlelight procession with statue of Our Lady and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight, at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter, (312) 243-7373.


St. Terrence Parish Mission: with Franciscan Fathers Donald Blaeser and Dennis Koopman, 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28; closing Mass and talk 7 p.m. Aug. 29, 4300 W. 119th Pl., Alsip, (708) 597-0970.

“Something About Mary”: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 23, with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, at St. Clement School, 2524 N. Orchard, (773) 281-0371.

Evangelization in Our Black Catholic Parishes Intensive: the whys, wherefores and why nots; pre-meeting, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 8; workshop 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, keynote speaker, Bishop Joseph Perry; for pastors, priests, deacons, interested parishioners, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd St., call Office for Black Catholics at (312) 751-8377 for tickets.

“Who is Man for Woman and Who is Woman for Man?”: Fr. Thomas J. Loya uses “Theology of the Body,” how/why men and women were created with different yet complementary characteristics, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22, at Prince of Peace Church, 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa, (847) 356-7915.

“I Like Being Catholic”: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, with author Michael Leach, uplifting talk on the Catholic experience from Fr. Andrew Greeley to Martin Scorsese, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, (847) 907-3441.

Spanish School of Spirituality: “Living a Pilgrimage of Faith,” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, with Fr. Cavazos-Gonzalez, $65, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, RSVP to (630) 323-1620.

Bible Study Program: Bible basics 9:15 a.m. and repeated 7 p.m. Sept. 5; 30-minute preview of the “Great Adventure” program 4:15 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 9; three semesters of “The Great Adventure” journey through the Bible, runs September to mid-May, Tuesdays 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 411 N. Wheeling, Prospect Heights; call Pat Morey at (847) 541-0652 for more info.

Circle of Stones: 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 13, gathering for women, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, RSVP to (630) 323-1620.

Natural Family Planning Class: effective in avoidig a pregnancy or helping those couples with normal or marginal fertility in seeking a pregnancy, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7, hosted by Couple to Couple League, at Holy Family Hospital, 100 N. River, Des Plaines, to register or for more information, call Lloyd and Monica at (847) 724-7206.

40-Day (On-going) Prayer Vigil: now until 8 a.m. Sept. 18, the day Planned Parenthood plans to open new center at 240 N. Oakhurst, Aurora; round-the-clock vigil sponsored by Families against Planned Parenthood, join vigil at any time.

Monthly Public Witness: 10 a.m.-noon Aug 25, to protect teenagers from Planned Parenthood at the strip mall, 1567 North Aurora Rd., Naperville, call Steve at (630) 357-4910 for more info.

Witness and Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 1, (or any length of time) to protect teenagers from Planned Parenthood, along the public sidewalk from 14470 LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, for more info, call Bill at (312) 422-9300.

“Women at the Well”: co-sponsored with Alexian Brothers Hospital and St. Marcelline Parish, 7 p.m. Sept. 20, light meal and speaker, $7, evening includes prayer and talk, at the parish, 8221 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, call (847) 605-3266.