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Holy Hour for Life: every Tuesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Five Holy Martyrs Church with exposition of the blessed Sacrament, 4327 S. Richmond, (773) 254-3636.

Holy Hour for Life: second Sunday each month at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette, (847) 251-0771.

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays, noon-8 p.m. at St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster, (773) 775-6659.

First Saturday Tridentine Mass: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 6, monthly, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165.

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

St. Rita Perpetual Novena: confessions available 6:15 p.m. Oct. 4 and each first Thursday, devotions follow at 7 p.m. to saint of the impossible and of family and marital harmony, at St. Rita Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

St. Francis of Assisi Pet Blessing: 3 p.m. Oct. 7, in the boulevard in front of St. Sylvester Church, 2157 N. Humboldt, (773) 235-3646.

St. Francis Borgia Prince of Peace Adoration Chapel: marks first anniversary Sept 30, with Fr. Ben Reese speaking at all Masses about the joys of adoration; a Vatican exhibit of "miracles of the Eucharist,” provided by the John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association, will be on display in the baptistry, 8025 W Addison, west entrance; adoration from 6:30 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week, for more info, phone rectory at (773) 625-1118.

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


“Joyful Again”: seminar/retreat for widowed men and women still dealing with loss, Oct. 13-14, at Loyola Hospital, Roosevelt and First Avenue, Maywood, $75 includes meals, call (708) 354-7211 to register.


Vicariate I Parish Life and Ministry Conference: “Being Catholic in the 21st Century ... Bridges to the Sacred,” English, Polish and Spanish presentations, 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Oct. 13; keynote address by Bishop George Rassas; $20/advance; $25/at door, at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lake Zurich, http://vic1.

Bible Study: 20 sessions using Jeff Cavins’ “Acts of the Apostles,” video and study materials and discussion, groups start first week in October, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview; and 9:30 a.m.,1 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in homes; study materials are included in $25 registration cost, call Karen, at (847) 998-4704.

Fr. John Corapi DVD Series: free evangelization series, “The Catholic Faith Explained,” Mondays, 7 p.m. Oct. 1-Dec. 10, in Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, for more info, call Fr. David Simonetti, at (708) 423-8110.

St. Walter Spirituality Book Club: 11 a.m.-noon. Oct.4, discussion of "The Myth of Hitler's Pope," by Rabbi David G. Dalin, at the rectory, 11722 S. Oakley, call (773) 779-1515.

Chicago Vincentian Family Gathering: Mass 2 p.m. Sept. 30, offered by Fr. Joe Foley, C.M., Vincentian NGO (non-governmental organization) representative to the United Nations, discussion and barbecue supper with music by the 33rd Band follows, $10, at St. Vincent de Paul Center, 2145 N. Halsted, call 773-505-4098 to RSVP.

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux: talk by Fr. Bob Colaresi, OCarm, lunch follows, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, $40/person, RSVP by Sept. 25, Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, (630) 969-4141.