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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Sisters of St. Casimir: mark 100th jubilee at 2 p.m. Mass Sept. 8, Nativity BVM Church, 6812 S. Washtenaw, (773) 776-1324.

St. Ignatius Parish: marking centennial at Founders Weekend Oct. 5-7, reception in canteen for alumni Oct. 5; centennial ball Oct. 6, at Loyola University Gentile Center; with silent auction, dinnerdance, memorabilia display; Oct. 7, tours of school until noon, socials after 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses; talk by SCHJ nuns after Masses, at 6559 N. Glenwood, call (773) 764-5936 to RSVP by Sept. 22, or go to

St. Sylvester Church: marking 100th anniversary of when the church was moved to its present location and completed, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 Mass with Bishop John R. Manz; reception follows, $50/person in advance, or $65 at door of White Eagle Banquets, Niles, call Lissette, at (773) 235- 3646 for tickets.

Our Lady of Hope Parish: celebrating close of 50th anniversary year, at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 Mass with Cardinal George, at 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont; dinner-dance at 6 p.m. Sept. 22, at Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, call (847) 825-4673 for tickets.


The Women's Center: Walk for Life, check-in 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23, family friendly event, with food, music, fun; walk alone or in a team, Bemis Woods South Forest Preserve-Grove #7, Western Springs, call (773) 794-1313 to sponsor, help, or for info.

Americans United for Life: gala, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 24, $175/person, with guests Rep. Melissa Hart (Pa.) and Sen. Delbert Scott (Mo.), at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Kay Warren at (312) 568-4700.

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

Jesuit Academy: boat cruise on Spirit of Chicago, boarding at Navy Pier, 6 p.m. Sept. 21, return 10 p.m., dinner-dance, cocktail attire, $100/person, to benefit students at 5058 W. Jackson, RSVP to

Jim McTigue Family Benefit: 3-10 p.m. Sept. 22, to lessen survivors ' financial burdens for family of St. Edward parishioner and Viet Nam Marine vet; tickets $30/person, at Park Ridge VFW Post #3579, 10 W. Higgins, call Bob at (773) 685-3446 or visit www.jimmctiguebenefit.

Comboni Missionaries: auction of original oil paintings after 5 p.m. Mass Sept. 8; 6 p.m. gallery walk, concert, wine/cheese; 7 p.m. live auction, at Ascension of Our Lord Parish, 16th and Summit, Oakbrook Terrace, call (708) 354- 1999.

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

Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: annual Casa Catalina, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, auction, raffles, all-you-caneat/ drink, $35/person, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, call Sr. Joellen, at (773) 376-9425 for tickets.

Aid for Women Auxiliary: tour of historic St. Ignatius Church, 4 p.m. Mass Sept. 30, at 6559 N. Glenwood, followed by guided church tour and cocktail reception/ supper, $100/person, benefits respect life outreach, call (312) 621-1101 by Sept. 24 to RSVP.


St. Louise de Marillac Parish Octoberfest: 4-10 p.m. Sept. 22 [corrected date], food, the Alpiners German Band, and Eddie Blazoncyk 's Versatones, 1144 Harrison, LaGrange Park, call (708) 352- 7388 for ticket info.

Queen of Martyrs Parish Fest: Sept. 28-30, rides, live bands, bingo, games, food, beer garden, 10233 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, (708) 423-8110.

St. Alphonsus Liguori Oktoberfest: 7 p.m. Sept. 21, for adults over 21, music by Johnny Wagner Band, yodeling, the alphorn and cowbells, German food, beer, $20 in advance; $25 at door, space permitting, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, (847) 255-7452.

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, 9613 Schiller Blvd., Franklin Park, (847) 455-5810.

St. Helen Festival: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 20-21; noon-10 p.m. Sept. 22-23, carnival rides, games, musicians, dancers, ethnic food, beer garden, and an all-alumni meet-ngreet, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 23, at 2347 W. Augusta, (773) 486-1055.

St. Paul of the Cross Septemberfest: Sept. 22, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, call (847) 825- 7605 for more information.

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


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

St. Anne Society: seeking crafters and vendors for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 Christmas bazaar, at St. Turibius Parish Hall, lower level of church, at 5646 S. Karlov, call Judy at (773) 396-0299.

St. John Brebeuf Parish: seeking hand-crafters for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11 fair, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, call Judi at (847) 296-6421.

St. Alexander Parish: fair of artists, vendors, crafters, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept 27, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, call (708) 650-3133

Holy Cross Parish: seeking crafters for 34th annual fair, Nov. 2-3, 724 Elder, Deerfield, call Suzanne at (847) 945-5994.

St. James School: seeking entries for juried craft show, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4, 134 North, in Highwood, call Vicki at (847) 433- 9455.

St. Laurence Mothers' Club: seeking crafters and vendors for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 fair, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call Gloria, at (773) 586-0945.

St. Paul of the Cross Parish: seeking crafters for juried arts and crafts bazaar, Nov. 4, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, contact Aileen at (847) 318-0917.

Knights of Columbus: Tonti Council's 11th annual Art in the Park, arts, crafts and collectible fair, Sept. 22-23 at Portage Park, Irving Park and Central, (773) 318- 3608.

Resurrection High School: seeking crafters for arts and craft fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10, over 200 booths, at 7500 W. Talcott, first-come, first-served call (773) 775-6616, Ext. 142.

St. Alexander School: seeking crafters and vendors for Fall Festival and bake sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, at 126th St. & 71st Ave., Palos Heights, no stairs, call Katie, at (708) 923-1424.

Guerin Prep High School: seeking crafters holiday craft show, 10 a.m.-3 p. m. Nov. 24 at the school, 8001 W. Belmont, River Grove, go to www.guerinprep. org, or call (708)453-6233.

St. Gregory the Great Parish: seeking crafters for Christmas bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18, in high school gym, Ashland and Gregory streets, call Catherine, at (773) 561-5113.

Oktoberfest: shop Midwest's best antique dealers and specialty vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15; plus day of family games, contests, entertainment, parades; German catered dinner at dusk for adults only, $40 at door; entertainment only, $25 at door, oompah music by Alte Kamaraden, 8 p.m.; dance music by Libido Funk Circus; to benefit St. Joseph School, 1747 Lake, Wilmette, call (847) 251-0771, for discount tickets.


Family Spaghetti Dinner: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16, games, live music, St. Stanislaus Kostka, 1255 N. Noble, (773) 278-2470.

Our Lady of Knock Parish: rock ʻn' roll 50s, 5 p.m. Sept. 22, catered dinner by Jimboo's of South Holland, Elvis impersonator, and Dennis Stella band; dress for the era, $10/person at door; $5 for 5-12-year olds; part of parish 50th anniversary, at 501 163rd St., Calumet City, (708) 862-3011.

Fr. Augustus Tolton Awards Banquet: 6 p.m. Oct. 6, for Black Catholics, $45/person, at Hyatt Regency Chicago, call (312) 751- 8377 for tickets.

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

Holy Rosary Parish: 7 p.m.- midnight Oct. 20, visit to Paris, at Harborside Golf Course Club House, 11001 S. Doty, call (773) 568-4455 for tickets.


St. Jude Thaddeus Church: 4 p.m. Sept. 23, sixth annual concert, 9540 S. Harvard, free will offering, (773) 568-7077.

First Friday Movie Night: “ Gallipoli,” with Mel Gibson, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, discussion uses movie lectionary “Lights, Camera, Faith,” free munchies, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 326-4228.

“Hamlet”: performed by the Theatre School at DePaul University, Oct. 5-14, previews Oct. 3-4, at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, for time, days and tickets, call (312) 922-1999.

The Call of the Entrepreneur: 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Chicago film premiere; 8 p.m. Q&A; 8:30 p.m. Dessert/wine reception, $10, at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, hosted by Acton Institute for the study of Religion and Liberty, RSVP to (616) 454-3080, or at

First Friday Film Series: 8 p.m. Sept. 7, “Home,” discussion follows, $10, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


Polish Museum of America 70 Years of Service: special exhibition; registration and refreshments 1 p.m. Sept. 14, panel discussion 2 p.m. on Significance of Ethnic Museums; VIP tour of museum, followed by keynote speaker at 7:30 p.m., at 984 N. Milwaukee, (773) 384-3352.


St. Helen Parish: dabber bingo with assorted pulltabs, year-round Fridays, doors open 4 p.m.; games 7 p.m., in hall, 2347 W. Augusta, home-made refreshments, and airconditioned/ smoke-free space, (773) 235-3575.

St. Gabriel Parish: bingo Fridays, doors open 5 p.m., 4500 S. Wallace, (773) 268.9595.


Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ: Common Ground, Solid Ground, the 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 info.

Polish Genealogical Society of America Conference: Sept. 28- 30, for beginners or more experienced; speakers include Stephen Morse, creator of one step guide to easy searches of the Ellis Island database, at Schaumburg Marriott, 50 N. Martingale, call (312) 915- 5927 to register.


On Track Singles: leave south parking lot of St. Mary's, 6500 S. Kenneth, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, for Potbelly's, 5129 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn (or meet there at 7 p.m.), then later for Starbucks; for more info, call Lucy at (773) 778-2339 after 7 p.m.

St. Patrick Church YACHT Club: Wadsworth Young Adult Catholics Hanging Together social and church involvement club, for single or married, for more info, call Jeanne at (847) 746-2529.

Charis Ministries and NW Young Adult Ministry: for those in their 20s-30s, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8, do service at ReStore, Habitat for Humanity center, 860 N. State, Elgin, call for more info by Sept. 5 to (773) 508-3237.

Pathways Singles: Bears season opener, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, at Holy Family, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, with Mexican food and beverages, $5/person, RSVP to Glenn, at (708) 878- 7732.

First Saturday Women's Book Club: noon-2 p.m. Sept. 8, “The Diva Principle,” (a Christian diva), by Michelle Hammond, Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 326-4228.

New Beginnings Singles: dinner at Charlie's Charhouse, Elk Grove Village, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, call Suzanne at (847) 542-1907.


Concert for Peace and a Joyful Pilgrimage through European Christmas Markets: Dec. 3-11, 2007; with Chiesa Nuova and surprise artists, with Fr. Bob Hutmacher, OFM, call Greg at (708) 206-1234.

Holy Land: Nov. 5-15, 2007; with optional three-day trip to the Jordan, travel with the Diaconate Community of the archdiocese, call Fr. Mike Ahlstrom, at (708) 366-8900.

Rome, Assisi, Florence: with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ: Jan. 12-20, call Shirley at (708) 361- 5592 or visit www.charisministries. org.

Holy Land: Dec. 4-13, see Bible sites with Fr. Walter Takuski of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood, call 773-387-0103 or e-mail [email protected].


St. Benedict High School Alumni (Chicago): seeking class of 1972 and non-graduates for Nov. 10 Come Together, at Sheraton Gateway Suites, Rosemont; Mass for deceased classmates at noon Nov. 11 in St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park, followed by school tour, contact (773) 539-0066, or e-mail alumni@

St. John of God School: seeking class of 1947 for noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14 reunion at Mabenka, 7844 S. Cicero, call Helen Pacholski, at (773) 581-5014 for tickets.

Mercy High School: all-class reunion Oct. 20, at the Hilton Tower, 9300 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn; for info on the special reception for Class of 1957, call Fran Lyons Dudek at (630) 882-8073.

St. Basil Parish Reunion Picnic: 10 a.m.-sunset Sept. 15, at Rubio Woods, Grove #2, bring your food and drinks, for more info, call Mary March, at (773) 239-3152.

St. Frances of Rome School: seeking class of 1957 for Sept, 29, 5 p.m. Mass; a cocktail reception and dinner follow; tickets $15/person, 1500 S. 59th Ct., Cicero; RSVP to Maggie Hendricks at (708) 652-2277.

St. Catherine of Genoa Church/ School: Oct. 25, dinnerdance, open bar, $55/person, at Chateau Del Mar, 8201 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, call Edith Davis at (773) 233-0681 for tickets.

St. Florian School: seeking all alumni names, addresses and year of graduation of class lists, for Nov. 17, 2007 centennial reunion, 13110 S. Baltimore, call (773) 646-2868 or visit

St. Agnes School: 1908-2008, celebration, 5 p.m. Mass Sept. 22, with barbeque buffet, music; hospitality after Masses Sept. 23, and homecoming football parade, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights, RSVP to (708) 709-2092.

St. Laurence School: seeking class of 1957 for 7-11 p.m. Sept. 29 reunion at Durbin's, 17265 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, contact Judy Jellison Graves at (708) 349-8570 to RSVP.

St. John Berchmans School: seeking alumni for school's 100th anniversary celebration and all class reunion Nov. 17, call Julie at (773) 486-1573 to be on mailing list or go to www.stjohnberchmans. org/alumni.html.


St. Bonaventure Parish: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 16, appliances to toys, and Fair-Trade coffee, 1429 W. Wellington, (773) 525-0709.

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 info.


Natural Family Planning Classes: series on Sympto-Thermal Method, 99% effective for couples with normal or marginal fertility in seeking a pregnancy, hosted by Couple to Couple League, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7, at Holy Family Hospital, 100 N. River, Des Plaines, for more info or to RSVP, call Lloyd and Monica, at (847) 724-7206.

Divorce Recovery Workshop: 10-week series, Divorce and Beyond, giving help and support, 7:30-9 p.m. starting Sept. 11, at St. Anne Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington, for more info, call Judy at (847) 934-5587.

Discussion Group: 2 p.m. Sept. 9, and monthly, with moderator, Virginia Gibbons, great Irish American books and authors, Angela Bourke's “Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker,” at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.

Art Class/Seminar on Book of Kells: Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 18-Nov. 20, taught by artist Frank Crowley, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10 to enroll.

The Women's Center: pro-life outreach needs volunteers as receptionist, or to help with clients, especially on Saturdays, at the 5116 N. Cicero office, call (773) 794-1313 or go to www.womenscenter. org.

Managing Pink Slip Blues: 7- 9:15 p.m. Sept. 10, part of Job & Networking Ministry, at St. Hubert Parish, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for more info.

Irish School: Saturdays, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Sept. 29-Dec. 1, for children ages 6-15, lessons in Irish culture, language, arts, crafts, games, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10 to register.

Becoming Fully Human: teleconference 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15, with Brian Swimme, cosmologist, and founder of Center for Story of the Universe; at the Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, RSVP by Sept. 8, to (708) 482-5088.