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Mass and Profession of Solemn Vows: 9 a.m. Sept. 8, Sister M. Colette Goetz makes profession of solemn vows in Poor Clares, with Cardinal George officiating, on feast of Our Lady's nativity, Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, 12210 S. Will Cook, Palos Park, (708) 361-1816.

Holy Angels Revival: Songs of the Soul and the Soil, 7 p.m. Sept. 12-13, with Fr. Fernand Cheri, OFM, gospel performer, at 604 E. Oakwood, (773) 624-5375.

Taize Prayer Service: 7:30-8:30 p.m. on third Fridays each month, at Divine Providence Church, 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy: for the sick and dying, 8 p.m. First Fridays, at Prince of Peace Church 135 South Milwaukee, Lake Villa, (847) 838-1861.

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.

Public Square Rosary: honoring 90th anniversary of our Lady's apparitions at Fatima, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 13, rain or shine, for families, couples, singles, youths, individuals, at North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, for more info, call Bonnie at (847) 253-0394.

Eucharistic Adoration: 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, at Pauline Books & Media chapel, 172 N. Michigan, (312)346-4228.

Meditative/Contemplative Prayer Group: 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, in St. Peter's Friary Chapel; 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in St. Clare Auditorium, 110 W. Madison, call (312) 372-5111 for more info.

Mass on the Grass: Sept. 16, St. Emeric Parish grounds, picnic follows, with games, food, at 4300 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, (708) 798-0757.

Healing Mass: honoring St. Peregrine, 11 a.m. on third Saturdays, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-0159.

Holy Hour for Life: adoration 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. with Benediction, on Thursdays before First Fridays, at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

Devotions: holy hour 7 p.m. last Wednesday each month; rosary for life, 8 a.m. First Saturdays, hosted by Knights of Columbus, at St. Marcelline Church, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, (847) 524-4429.

Tridentine Rite Mass: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, and on third Thursdays each month, at St. James the Greater Church, 134 North, in Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Taize Prayer Service: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 21 and each third Friday, Scriptures and chants, ecumenical service, at St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Ct., Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Taize Prayer: 8 p.m. Sept. 13 and every second Thursday monthly, St. Linus Church 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

Monthly Mass and Irish Breakfast: 10 a.m. Sept. 9, full breakfast $6, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-9323.


Day of Recollection for Religious: with Fr. Kevin Fraher, CSSR; 9 a.m. Sept. 8, confession available; 10 a.m. conference; 11:15 Mass and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; lunch at noon, 1:30 p.m. conference, followed with prayer and Benediction, hosted by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545-8300.

Monthly Day of Recollection: two spiritual talks, Benediction, Mass, rosary, preached by Miles Christi priests, 12:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, refreshments, confession available, free, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, call Joan at (847) 966-1369.

Monthly Evening of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. Sept. 7, Mass, spiritual talks, time for meditation, Benediction, confessions available, free, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, call Joan at (847) 966-1369, or just come.


Mother [Cabrini] As Spouse of the Sacred Heart: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, part of series marking 90th anniversary of Mother Frances Cabrini's death, with Sr. Barbara E. Bowe, RSCJ, at St. Mary of Celle Parish, 1428 Wesley, Berwyn, for more info, call Susan at (312) 421-3757.

John Paul 2 Study Group: will study “Rich in Mercy,” encyclical on God the Father, 10:30 a.m.-noon second Saturdays monthly, starting Sept. 8, in lower level of Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen, for more info, call Georgia at (708) 788-9531, or [email protected].

Food for the Body and Soul: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 prayer breakfast with Fr. John Breslin, $15/person, at St. Eulalia Church, 1851 S. 9th Ave., Maywood, RSVP to Minnie Reese at (708) 343-6120.

Monthly Public Pro-Life Witness: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29, to protect teens from Planned Parenthood, at strip mall at 1567 North Aurora Road, Naperville, call (630) 357-4910 for more info.

Midwest Slovak Pastoral Seminar: Fr. Thomas Loya will present and explain the icons he painted in Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church; a Mass will be offered at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 followed by a luncheon, $15/person, in advance or $20 at the door, 14610 Will Cook Rd., Homer Glen, RSVP to John Jurcenko at (773) 763-0810 by Sept. 15.

Great Adventures of Matthew: 24-week Gospel study, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. starting Sept. 13, in St. Patrick's old church hall, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, call Denise, at (262) 948-1719.

Process of Forgiveness: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. day of enrichment with Fr. William Meninger, founder of Centering Prayer Movement, $15, includes lunch, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness, (847) 359-0042.

Life's Healing Weekend: Sept. 28-30, connect with a loving God, at Marytown Retreat Center, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, RSVP to (847) 367-7800.

Adult Formation: “Exploring Our Catholic Faith,” discussion series on first Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. starting Sept. 5; also Adult Bible Study, every Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. ongoing, or every other Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. starting Sept. 4, at St. Julie Billiart Parish, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, call (708) 429-6767.

Contemplative Living: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15, with Sr. Marianne Saieg, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, RSVP to (630) 323-1620.

Judaism: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22, at Mayslake Ministries, 760 Pasquinelli, Westmont, RSVP to (630) 323-1620.

Marriage Encounter Weekend: Sept. 7-9, at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 123 N. Spring, LaGrange, call (708) 579-5930.