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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. Maria Goretti Parish: celebrating 45th anniversary at 5 p.m. Mass Sept. 29 with Bishop Thomas Paprocki, at 10050 W. Ivanhoe, Schiller Park; banquet follows in parish hall, must RSVP by Sept. 24 to Bernie at (847) 678-3988.

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.

Our Lady of Knock Parish: marking 50th jubilee at 3 p.m. Mass Oct. 28, 501 163rd St., Calumet City, call Carol at (708) 868-2566 to be on mailing list.

St. Edmund Parish: Oak Park church marking centennial celebration at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Canterbury Ball, at Butterfield Country Club, Oak Brook, call rectory, at (708) 848-4417 for tickets.

St. Sylvester Church: marking 100 years on Palmer Square with 4:30 p.m. Mass Nov. 3 with Bishop John Manz; reception follows at White Eagle Banquets, Niles, tickets $50, call Lissette at (773) 235- 3646 by Oct. 16 to RSVP.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish: begins 50th anniversary year with dinner-dance Nov. 10 at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, call (708) 425- 2850, for tickets.


“Men of Tolentine”: Man of the Year Banquet, cocktails 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, dinner follows, honoring Fr. Thomas McCarthy, OSA, at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., for tickets, call Jack Vlazny, at (708) 403-0358.

Holy Name Cathedral: “The Mission is Magic,” 6 p.m. Oct. 5, cocktail reception, silent/live auctions, amazing fetes of magic by Danny Orleans; gourmet dinner and music by High Society Orchestra, for dinner and dancing, $150/person, to support ministries, at River East Art Center, 435 East Illinois, RSVP at or to Alex Lucio at (312) 573-4425.

Marillac Catholic Social Service Center: outreach serving West Side for nearly 100 years, founded by Daughters of Charity, will be one of the charities receiving pledges at the Oct. 7 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon; runners can apply at mmcgrath@marillachouse. org and designate their pledges for the agency supported in part by its parent organization, Marillac House, or call Sr. Maureen McGrath, OP, at (773) 584- 3250.

Illinois Citizens for Life: dinner/ silent auction Nov. 2, Bishop Sartain of Joliet, guest of honor, $60/person in advance; $35/clergy and students, at The Carlisle in Lombard, call (630) 852-5448.

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.

“How Political Should Faithful Catholics Be?”: Fr. Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life is keynoter at annual awards dinner of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 6 p.m. Sept. 25, $60/person, at Wyndham Drake Hotel, 2301 York, Oak Brook, RSVP to Maureen, at (708) 352-5834.


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

St. Bernardine’s Oktoberfest: Sept. 21-22, authentic German food, live entertainment, games for all ages, German beer and wine garden, co-hosted by Harlem German Chorus, in parking lot, Harrison and Elgin avenues, Forest Park, (708) 366-0839.

Taste of Holy Rosary Parish: homecoming Mass 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 for current and former parishioners, friends; blessing of new parking lot follows, fest includes ethnic foods and live entertainment, 612 N. Western, (773) 278-4820.

Queen of Martyrs Fest: rides, food, games, live shows, 5 p.m.- midnight Sept. 28; noon-midnight Sept. 29; 11:30 outdoor Mass Sept. 30, fest until 9 p.m., 10300 S. St. Louis, Evergreen Park, (708) 423-8110.

Taste of Parish Cuisine: ethnic dishes, Oct 7, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., food to take home as well, fun for kids, at St. Sylvester Parish Hall, 2156 N. Richmond, (773) 235-3646.


St. Alexander Parish: artists, vendors, crafters, fair, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept 27, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, call (708) 560- 3133 (corrected phone number).

St. Paul of the Cross Parish: seeking crafters for juried arts and crafts bazaar 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, contact Aileen at (847) 318-0917.

St. Sylvester Parish: Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, parish hall, 2157 N. Richmond, crafts, vendors needed, call Emily Brown, at (773) 235-3646.

St. Priscilla Parish: seeking crafters for bazaar on Nov. 3-4, 6949 W. Addison, call (847) 647- 7791.

St. Matthew Parish: craft fair/bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, call Judy at (847) 891-1220.

Church of the Holy Spirit: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, handcrafted holiday and home decorations; bake sale, raffle prizes for all ages, at 1451 W. Bode, Schaumburg, call (847) 882-7580.

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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: seeking crafters for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 fair, 3820 N. Spaulding, call (773) 478-1157.

Pumpkins ‘n Holly: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 fair, no vendors, at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie, Brookfield, call Jenny at (708) 485-1962.


St. Constance Parish: reception 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, honoring Fr. Martin Borowczyk on 65th jubilee; $60/person, includes open bar, music by Stratus Band; silent auction, raffle, at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to (773) 545-8581, Ext. 0.

St. Mary of Czestochowa School: dinner/silent auction, 6- 10 p.m. Oct. 5, speaker, Theresa Szczurek, alum and author of “Pursuit of Passionate Purpose,” $35/person, at Klas Restaurant in Cicero, call 708-656-5010.)


“Jazz to Remember”: Art Booker Trio, 2-6 p.m. Sept. 16 and each third Sunday; $15 at door, includes meal, and good company, at St. Elizabeth Parish, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268-1518.

First Friday Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, discussion uses movie lectionary, “Lights, Camera, Faith,” free munchies, Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, (312) 326-4228.

St. Ignatius Parish Concert Choir: centennial celebration of sacred music, with 36-voice chorus; featured work is John Rutter’s “Gloria,” accompanied by pipe organ, brass, and timpani, at 4 p.m. Oct. 7, free, at 6559 N. Glenwood, (773) 465-3691, Ext. 17.

Still Point Theatre Collective: in partnership with the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program, offers a theater series for Catholic Theological Union, to raise monies for third world scholarships: 5 p.m. Sept. 23, “Haunted by God: Life of Dorothy Day;” 5 p.m. Nov. 18, “Hermit in New York: Life of Thomas Merton;” 5 p.m. Strong Women: Poetry of Women Incarcerated;” tickets $25/performance, or $65/series at 5416 S. Cornell, call (773) 371-5482.

“Shalom Ireland”: documentary about Irish Jews, $10, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282- 7035, Ext. 10.

Irish Heritage Singers: invitational choral festival, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, tickets $15; children 12 and under/free, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox; Fifth Province Pub will be open for refreshments after the show, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10 for tickets.

Angel Museum Tour: Tir Na Nog and seniors’ bus trip to Beloit, Wis., from Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, departs 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9, from 4626 N. Knox, and leaves museum at 2:30 p.m., $45/person includes lunch, RSVP to (773) 631-7625.


St. Peter’s in the Loop: Feast of St. Francis celebration, art exhibit, opening and reception 4-7 p.m. Sept. 30, closes Oct. 7, 110 W. Madison St., (312) 853-2376.


Card and Bunco Party: doors open 2 p.m. Sept. 23; tickets $15, refreshments, prizes, men are welcome to play cards, at St. Richard Parish, 5030 S. Kostner, call Bea at (773) 890-1929 for tickets.

Bridge and Card Players: Sept. 21, hosted by Chicago Catholic University Club, at Hiawatha Park Field House, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive, call Alice at (773) 736-9492 for time.


Fr. Patrick Boyle SJ: “Vocation Crisis: Making and Keeping Promises,” 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, (847) 998-4704.

Liturgical Institute Conference: “10 Things Your Parish Needs to Know About the Sacred Liturgy,” Oct. 5-6, topics from music to catechesis, with keynoter Fr. Robert Barron, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, (847) 834-4542.

Mary-Louise Kurey: author and director of the Respect Life Office, will speak on chastity and pro-life issues, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, at St. Joseph’s Koenig Center, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, for more info, call the rectory at (847) 362- 2073.

“Romance Without Regret”: presentation by Jason Evert, national chaste life speaker and apologist, 7 p.m. Oct 3, for teens and parents, at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N. Melvina, for more info, call (773) 725-7641.

Theology of Park Ridge: “Spiritual Struggle,” 9:15-11:15 a.m., with Rev. James Risk, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge, $8, (773) 774-4421.


On Track Singles: miniature golf and dinner, meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Hollywood Park, 5051 Cal Sag, Crestwood, dinner at Papa Joe’s in Oak Lawn, RSVP or to car pool, call Lucy at (773) 778-8239 after 7 p.m.

Job & Networking Ministry: “Behavioral Interviewing-Rehearsal,” 7-9:15 p.m. Sept. 24, St. Hubert Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob at (847) 925-6005.

St. Dymphna Society: testimony of two persons who believe this saint has helped in recovery from a mental illness, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22, in lower level of Queen of All Saints School, 6230 N. Lemont, call Jim or Shirley at (773) 777-6022, for more info.

Tweeners Unlimited: for singles born in mid-1950s or later, 6 p.m. Sept. 22, dinner at Chang’s China Bistro, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, call John at (630) 483-2117 by Sept. 19 to RSVP.

New Beginnings Singles: fish fry at Rooster’s Barn & Grill, 122 W. Lake, Bloomingdale, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, RSVP to Paul at (630) 253-3787 to RSVP.

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Chequers, 100 W. Burlington, La Grange; then to nearby movie, call Marlene at (708) 450- 8280 to RSVP.

Pathways: ministry of Holy Family Parish, Inverness; all singles welcome, meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 for dinner at Docks on Bangs Lake, Wauconda, RSVP to Marge, at (708) 702-8927.

“Living Ignatian” Series: Fr. Paul Coutinho, SJ, speaks to young adults, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Terry Center, Loyola Water Tower Campus,


Aquinas Dominican High School: seeking class of 1957 for Sept. 29 reunion, at Signature Room of John Hancock Building, RSVP asap to Cathy Martin Marozas, at (480) 671-8008.

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

Academy of Our Lady/Longwood Alumnae: prayer service 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Lourdes Grotto at 9500 S. Loomis, and stroll the campus; Mass 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14, at Oak Lawn Hilton ; brunch follows, $35, reserve tickets by Oct. 8, (773) 445-2300.

St. Leo Grade School: seeking class of 1957 for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 30 dinner at Palermo’s, 2429 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, RSVP to Mary Ellen Caplis Considine, at (773) 564-4250.

Visitation Grade School: seeking class of 1957 for Oct. reunion at Gaelic Park, call Helen Sullivan Flaherty (708) 460-2286.

St. Thomas More Parish: celebrating 60th anniversary with 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Mass and party, $45 at door; 18 and older only, music by American English, 2825 W. 81st St., (773) 436-4444.

St. John Berchmans School: seeking alumni for 100th anniversary of school on Nov. 17, call Julie at (773) 486-1573.

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

St. Benedict High School Alumni: seeking class of 1972 for Nov. 10 reunion at Sheraton Gateway Suites, Rosemont; Mass for deceased classmates, noon Nov. 11, at St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park, followed by school tour, call (773) 539-0066.


St. Thecla Parish: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22, also a Gallery of Furniture, Saturday “Bag Day,” in church basement, 6725 W. Devon, (773) 792-2189.

St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5-6, at Starbucks parking lot, 12800 S. State, Lemont, call RaeLyn at (630) 783-2220 for more info.


Perform with Marching Band: students in grades 3 through 8 can participate in Band Day, 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and march with award-winning Marching Mustangs of St. Rita High School during a pre-game show in the school stadium, 7740 S. Western, free dinner before performance and free admission to game, call Cindy Gradek at (773) 925-6600, Ext. 6659, or e-mail [email protected].

Annual Used Book Sale: thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books; prices start at 25 cents, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23, at St. Andrew gymnasium, 1658 W. Addison, call Candace during school hours at (773) 327-5369 for more info.

Marriage Encounter Retreat Weekend: 7:30-9:30 Sept. 29; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30 (includes Mass), Holy Family Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, to register call (847) 359-0042.

Volunteer Pregnancy Counselor Training: one-hour introduction to Aid for Women’s ministry; six-hour seminar covering counseling techniques, listening skills, and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 or Nov. 7, at 8 S. Michigan, RSVP at lest two days prior, by calling (312) 621-1107.

St. Raymond’s 5K Benefit: 8 a.m. Oct. 6, to help poor of Bolivia, via Chicago Catholic Medical, Enterprise and Education Missions, at parish, 301 S. I-Oka, Mount Prospect, (847) 253-8600.

Marriage Enrichment: “Making Dreams come True,” promoting healthy marriages, led by Bob and Rita Boeke, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29, $35/couple (includes lunch), at St. Bede the Venerable Parish, 4400 W. 83rd St., RSVP by Sept. 20 to (708) 709-0806.

Latin and Greek Classes: for children and adults, Sundays, Oct. 7-Jan. 8, at Religious Ed Building, 1025 W. Fry, hosted by St. John Cantius Church, call Joe Phelps at (312) 236-5454.

“Understanding My Grief”: overnight workshop, Oct. 5-6, for recent or long ago loss, $95 until Sept. 21; $115 after, includes single room, at Warrenville Cenacle Retreat House, 29W 012 Batavia Rd., call (630) 393-1231.

Fine Arts Junior High Workshop: for grades 6, 7 and 8, Resurrection High School’s “ We’re All in This Together,” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, featuring art, dance, drama and music (other than instrumental music, students need no background in the arts to attend), fee $25, includes showcase performance, workshops, refreshments and T-shirt, 7500 W. Talcott, register by Sept 17, at, or call Kathie Foszcz at (773)775-6616 ext. 513.

“Writing for Wellness”: bi-weekly sessions, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 17, learning about yourself, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5048 for more info.