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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. Jude the Apostle Parish: celebrating 50th jubilee at 11:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 28 with Cardinal George, 900 E. 154th St., South Holland, (708) 333-3550.

St. Joseph the Worker Parish: celebrating 50 years, at 10:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 7 with Cardinal George officiating; English, Polish, Spanish, and Filipino languages; reception follows in Mulcahey Hall, 181 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling, (847) 537-2740.


“Hope Junior” Benefit: 6 p.m. Oct. 20, music, food and silent auction, $30, at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, to benefit charity works of Marillac House, call Sr. Maureen McGrath, at (773) 722-7440 for tickets.

Franciscan Sisters of Chicago: black tie gala, “Bridles and Silks Ball,” reception 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, dancing until midnight to Duane Landini Orchestra, $350/ couple, at Chicago Marriott Hotel Southwest, Burr Ridge, for tickets, call (630) 243-3562 by Oct. 5.

Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary and Catholic Charities Food Pantry: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6, all-you-can-eat/drink, $35/person, auction and raffles, with Notre Dame on TV, at 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, RSVP to (708) 388-8881.

Fra Angelico Art Foundation: sit-down dinner; Trick or Treat silent auction, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 28, $32.50/person; $60/couple, at Crystal Sky Banquets, 8941 W. 47th St., McCook, RSVP by Oct. 20, to LaVerne, at gallery in Riverside, (708) 447-9695.


St. Martha Oktoberfest: Mass at 3 p.m. Oct. 13; German and American food and beverages, live German music and dancers, bingo, kids' games, more, 4-10 p.m., at 8523 Georgianna, Morton Grove, call (847) 965-0262.

St. Barbara Oktoberfest: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 14, brats and kraut, beverages, Bears Game, apple-bobbing, bean bag contests, games, craft show, crafters can call (312) 842-7979; fun outside or inside at 2859 S. Throop.

Taste of St. Wenceslaus: Oct 14, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., decorated booths representing different countries, homemade food and pastries from around the world, children's games, face painting a raffle, in parish hall, 3425 N Lawndale, (773) 588-1135.

Family Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch: after 5:30 p.m Mass Oct 20;-after each Mass Oct. 21, pumpkins, mums, taffy apples, pumpkin-painting and scarecrow-making for kids;, $10 admission per family, covers food, beverage and entertainment, under the tent at St James Parish, 134 North, Highwood, RSVP to Fr. Tom at (847) 433-1494.

St. Norbert Rocktoberfest: catered dinner, Strumberger Bavarian Band 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6; John McHugh & Co. Rock and Roll, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $30/person, open bar, 1809 Walters, Northbrook, for tickets, call Frank, at (847) 272-4100.

Taste of Parish Cuisine: ethnic dishes, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7, St. Sylvester Parish Hall, 2156 N. Richmond, call (773) 235-3646.

Divine Providence Parish Oktoberfest: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, polka Mass with Joe Pat Band; 1- 4 p.m. brat/hot dog dinner, dancing to Joe Pat’s Band; kid activities, fast pitch contest, hot pretzels, taffy apples, Weber Bakery strudel, at 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

St. Colette’s Oktoberfest: 6-11 p.m. Oct. 20, for adults 21 and over, $20/person, includes German food, music by “Hirschband,” and “Egerlander Dance Group,” raffles, 3900 Meadow, Rolling Meadows, call (847) 394-8100 for tickets.


St. Laurence High School: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13, hosted by mothers’ club, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, (773) 586-0945.

St. Andrew Life Center: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 fair, 7000 N. Newark, Niles contact (8487) 647-8332.

St. Alexander School: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at 126th St. & 71st Ave. Palos Heights, no stairs, for info, call Katie, at (708) 923-1424.

St Joseph’s Home for the Elderly: bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10, handcrafted items, jewelry, dolls/doll clothing, children’s grab bags, bakeshop, “Bistro,” and raffles, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, raffle tickets may also be purchased by calling the development office, at (847) 358-5700.

Marian Catholic High School Band Parents: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, 150 crafters, 700 Ashland, Chicago Heights, (708) 614- 7698.

Resurrection Retirement Home: Oct. 13, no stairs, 7262 W. Peterson, call (773) 594-0093 for hours.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center Auxiliary: seeking handcrafted items for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29 craft fair, in conference center, benefits scholarship fund, free parking, call (847) 437-5500, Ext. 4753.

St. Sylvester Parish: seeking crafters/vendors for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11 Christmas bazaar, 2157 N. Richmond, call Emily, at (773) 235-3646.

St. Eugene Parish: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13, from antiques to linens and things, 7900 W. Foster, (773) 775-6659.

St. Symphorosa Parish: seeking crafters for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 craft and bake sale, 6148 . S. Mason, call Stephanie at (773) 767-0639. St. Juliana Parish: seeking vendors for Nov. 17 craft/bazaar, 7201 N. Oketo, call Patti, at (773) 792-3931.


“Dancing to be Starz”: introducing the art of music and dance to the audience, with professional dancers also showcased: Sundays: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21, the waltz, at St. Constance Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie; 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Latin beat at St. Bartholomew Hall, 4901 W. Addison; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 4, polka at Our Lady of Victory, 4434 N. Laramie; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11, swing at Divine Savior, 7740 W, Montrose, Norridge; admission is $5 at door, call Bob, at (773) 725-0509.

Dusty Steppers: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 13, hosted by Knights of Columbus, St. John De La Salle Council #8973; food and happy hour, BYOB, $10, at Hall of Heroes, 10205 S. King, (773) 785-2022.


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, dinner- dance 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,” $60/person, at Harborside Golf Course Club, 11001 S. Doty, call (773) 568-4455 by Oct. 8.

Spaghetti Dinner: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 13, $6/adults; $3/age 12 and under, St. Patricia Parish, 9050 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills, (708) 598-5222.

Spaghetti Dinner: 4:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13, $7/adults; $4/age 12 and under, St. Patrick Parish, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, (847) 244-4161.


“Hamlet”: performed by the Theatre School at DePaul University, Oct. 5-14, $15, previews Oct. 3-4, DePaul's Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, for time, days and tickets, call (312) 922-1999.

St. Ignatius Parish Concert, Choir: centennial celebration of, sacred music, with 36-voice chorus, conducted by Teresa DuSell; 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.

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

“The Castlecomer Jukebox” : comedy about a down and out band who gets to play for the U.S. President, October weekends, 8 a.m. Oct. 5-21, $15/non-members, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282- 7035.

Music at the IAHC: shows begin after 9 p.m., no cover charge, free parking, pub food from 6-10 p.m., October Fridays- Saturdays, from Ceili Dancing with Ceoltoiri Chicago to the Cillin Band from Ireland, Fifth Province pub, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.

Sacred Music of Kevin Alien: 3 p.m. Nov. 18, contemplative chant and polyphony with Latin and English texts; 20-voice professional a capella chorus, double choirs, up to eight-part harmony, at the acoustically precise Holy Cross Monastery chapel, 3100 S. Aberdeen, free parking, $20/general admission; $15/seniors; $10/students; more at door, limited seating, call (815) 806-0066.

Sean Cleland in Concert: fiddle player, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, $15 at door, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035.


Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit: over 100 panels of photographic and historical depictions of miracles that took place through the ages in many parts of the world, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 6; 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at St. John Brebeuf Ministry Center, 8305 N. Harlem, Niles, (847) 967-6324.


Fr. Robert Barron; “Beauty and Evangelization,” member of Catholic Theology Society of America, noon Oct. 12 luncheon, $30/person, hosted by Catholic Citizens Forum, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen, at (708) 352- 5834, by Oct. 9.

Martha Nolin: “Economic Co- Operative of the Kichwa in Ecuador,” connection between agriculture of Amazon basin and high-quality chocolate bars, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6, hosted by DePaul University Geographical Society, Room 154, Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

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.

Theology South: “Finding the Thin Places: Celtic Spirituality and Our Experience of God,” presented by Mary Deeley, program 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4, coffee 9 a.m., in The Butler Room of St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., for more info, call Donatta, at (708) 422-1635.

Patrick M. Magoon: president and CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital, speaking on issues of child safety, noon-1:15 p.m. Oct. 5, $35/non-members, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson RSVP by Oct. 2 to (312) 466-9610.

Robert Ludwig: . author guides the audience beyond words and doctrines to spiritual attitudes and Christian behaviors, “Reconstructing Catholicism: Our Way into the Future,” 7 p.m. Oct 10, Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd, Inverness, (847) 359-0042.

Associate Judge Daniel G. Welter: 7 p.m. Oct. 9, talk on various aspects of domestic violence, St. Tarcissus School Hall, 6020 W. Ardmore, for more info, call Kieran at (773) 763-8228, Ext. 205.

Sr. Susan Sanders, RSM: “Would Your Mother Be Proud? Ethics for the Busy Person,” 9:15 a.m. Oct. 3, $6, at St. Giles Parish Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

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.

Hesburgh Sabbatical Program: three-part theater series, 5 p.m. Nov. 18, “Hermit in New York: The Life of Thomas Merton,” $25, or $65 for series, includes reception, performed at Catholic Theological Union’s academic/conference center, 5416 S. Cornell, indoor parking, (773) 324-8000.

John Shea: “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace,” 9:15- 11:15 a.m. Oct. 10, Theology of Park Ridge series, $8/session, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, for more info call Mary Lou, at (773) 774-4421.

Forum on Interfaith Relations: 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17, “Relations Among Catholics, Jews and Muslims: A Rich Experience,” with Sr. Joan McGuire, OP, and Sr. Mary Ellen Coombe, NCS, of Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; with Esta Star of American Jewish Committee, and Mazher Ahmed of Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions and of Batavia Muslim Center, free, at Mary Seat of Wisdom Clark Ministry Center, 1335 Clifton, Park Ridge, (847) 825-3153.


Friends of St. Benedict Nursing and Rehab Center: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 benefit luncheon/ book review, $45/person, at North Shore Country Club, Glenview, RSVP to (847) 647-0003, Ext. 344.


Catholic Women’s Club of Lake County: rosary at 12:30 p.m. Oct 11, followed by a light lunch and meeting, program on “De-Clutter Your Life—the Principles of Organizing and Storing,” at St. Dismas Catholic Church, Sunset Ave., Waukegan, call Joan at (847) 265-1016 for more info.

Pathways Singles: Sunday coffee at Starbucks, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14, near Woodfield Theaters; then see a movie, matinee $7.50, call Glenn at (708) 878-7732.

New Beginnings Singles: hayride, picnic and bonfire, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13, $10/person, at Randall Oaks Park, West Dundee, call (847) 922-8007 for more info and to RSVP.

I&M Canal Y.A.C.H.T. Club: (Young Adult Catholics Hanging Together), 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Fr. Paul Novak, OSM, “The Difference in the Religious Orders in Our Church,” $5, at Aurelio’s Pizzeria, 11329 W. 143rd St., Orland Park,


Churches by Bus: meet at Chicago Architecture Foundation- ArchiCenter Shop, at 224 S. Michigan, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, $48 for non-member, bring bag lunch, beverages will be provided, visit St. Ignatius Church, Queen of Angels, St. Gregory the Great Church, St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, and Ebenezer Lutheran Church, RSVP to (312) 902-1500.

Bus to Angel Museum: Oct. 9, from Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, to Beloit, Wisc. and return, $45, includes lunch, hosted by Tir Na Nog and seniors, RSVP to (773) 631-7625.

Holy Hill, Wisconsin: bus departs 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25 for Our Lady Help of Christians Shrine, trip hosted by Catholic Women’s Club of Lake County, call Joan at (847) 265-1016 for more info.


Immaculata High School: seeking class of 1957 for 5 p.m. Oct. 27 party, Marriott Lincolnshire, to RSVP, call Mary Polizzi Lusignan at (847) 825-6785.

St. Joseph the Worker School: seeking alumni for 9 a.m. Mass Oct. 21 with breakfast to follow in Mulcahey Hall, part of parish 50th anniversary celebration, 181 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling, (847) 537-2740.

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.

Notre Dame High School (Niles): seeking class of 1997 for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 reunion at NDHS Varsity Football Game; seeking class of 1987 for 7 p.m. reunion Nov. 17 at Olivetti’s Italian Ristorante, 575 Ellinwood, Des Plaines; seeking alumni from classes of 1977, 1982, and 2002, to help plan their reunions, call Augie Genovesi, Alumni Office, at (847) 779-8649.

St. Patrick High School: seeking class of 1962 for Oct. 12 reunion; and class of 1967 for Oct. 12 reunion, contact Chris Nelson at the school, (773) 282-8844.

St. Cyprian School: seeking former students for 6 p.m. Nov. 17 homecoming, part of parish 80th anniversary, call (708) 453-4800 to be on mailing list.

Academy of Our Lady/Longwood: Oct. 13-14 alumnae reunion, for more information, call Alumnae office at (773) 445-2300.


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.

St. Francis Borgia Parish: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 24; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, in Stokes Center, 8025 W. Addison, (773) 625-1118.


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, lunch and refreshments included, at 8 S. Michigan, RSVP at least two days prior, by calling (312) 621-1107.

Job & Networking Ministry: “Downshifting: What it Means and Why Do it?” 7-9:15 p.m. Oct. 8, formal networking follows the presentation, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob at (847) 925-6005.

Neighbor Advocates for Saving Energy: “Nobelity,” free 85- minute film on global warming, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, in St. Edmund School, 200 S. Oak Park, Oak Park, (708) 848-3141.

Flower Show: “Holiday Blooms,” 7 p.m. Oct. 10, floral demonstrations with a floral designer narrating show, refreshments, $10 in advance; $12 at door, hosted by St. Theresa Women’s Club, at Dolan Center, 455 N. Benton, Palatine, (847) 776-5176.

Cougar 5K Homecoming Run/Walk: 9 a.m. Oct. 6, start and finish at St. Xavier campus, 3700 W. 103rd St., for more info, call (708) 448-9200.

“Singing for Your Soul”: sing, play, and talk about songs, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23, $10, at The Center, 801 W. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, RSVP to (630) 837-7486.

Global Poverty and Environmental Issues: Brian McLaren of Sojourners magazine, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, on “Truth-Telling in Christian America: Globalization, Poverty, and the Environment,” $10, at Siena Center, Dominican University Priory Auditorium, 7200 Division, River Forest, (708) 714- 9105.