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Anointing Mass for the Sick: 1 p.m. Oct. 7, St. Cornelius Church, Foster and Long avenues, (773) 283-5222.

Public Square Rosary Rally: recitation of the rosary 2 p.m. Oct. 13, at St. Mary of Celle field, 14th Street and Wesley, Berwyn, (708) 484-2860.

Public Square Rosary: honoring 90th anniversary of Marian apparitions at Fatima, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 13, rain or shine, for all ages, at North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, for more info, call Bonnie at (847) 253-0394.

Bishop Aloysius Wycislo Remembrance Mass: 8 a.m. Oct. 11, marking second anniversary of his death, at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 3010 S. 48th Court, Cicero; also displays of his life, books for purchase, call Al Theis, at (708) 656-5010 for more info.

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

Living Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Anderson and Williams Drive, (847) 358-6999.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9 a.m. -6 p.m. on First Friday each month, at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 4101 St. Lawrence, Matteson, (708) 748-6090.

Masses for Beatification of Mother Maria: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 and monthly on first Saturdays, at Sisters of St. Casimir Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, coffee-and follows, (773) 776-1324,

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3, with devotions to St. Peregrine 7-8 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, for info on prayer teams, call (708) 687-1370.

“Those Holy Beads”: the history and practice of the rosary, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 10, with Fr. David Simpson, OCarm, at Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by Oct. 3 at (630) 969-4141.

90th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions: 5 p.m. Oct. 13, anticipated Mass in English; 6 p.m. vespers and compline; 6:45 p.m. candlelight procession with statue of Our Lady of Fatima, with exposition of the Eucharist until Midnight, St. John Cantius Church, (312) 243-7373.

Filipino Ministry Retreat: liturgy workshop with focus on Simbang Gabi, with Fr. Manny Gacad, JF, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, stay or commute, Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W. Fullerton, call (312) 751-8328.


Women’s Retreat: with Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 6, talks, Mass, and includes light breakfast and lunch, $15, at St. Cecilia Parish, 700 S. Meier, Mt. Prospect, RSVP to (847) 437-6208.

Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6, confession available 9 a.m., conferences, Mass, lunch, prayer and Benediction, at St. Mary of Providence Convent, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer, at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.

“Retreat in Daily Life”: Oct 14 -28, connecting everyday life with faith, a personal retreat in the midst of daily living; two group meetings and one-on-one meetings with spiritual director (about 30-40 minutes three to five times during the two-week period), suggested offering: $125, enrollment limited, at Ss. Faith, Hope, and Charity Parish, 191 Linden, Winnetka, 2:30 p.m. Oct 14; closing at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 2:30 p.m. Oct 28, call Pam to register, at (847) 446-7646, Ext. 455.

“Journey to Wholeness”: based on Ignatian retreat, with Fr. John Surette, SJ, becoming attuned to Spirit of God, 10 weeks, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing now until Dec. 13, $250, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5048.

“Spiritual Transformation through Story-telling”: overnight retreat experience, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, with Fr. Michael Wanda, using fables for spiritual exploration, reading, sharing and journey meditation, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5048.

Monthly Evening of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 19, 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.

C.A.R.E.: Contemplation, Affirmation, Rest, Exercise, Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 2, 9 and 16, $60, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5048.

Monthly Day of Recollection: spiritual talks, Benediction, Mass, rosary, preached by Miles Christi priests, 12:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, refreshments, confession available, free, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, call Joan at (847) 966-1369.

“The Spiritual Journey”: Oct. 19-21, led by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Warrenville Cenacle, RSVP to (630) 393-1231.


Multi-Media Meditation: “The Face of Jesus in Art,” 12:10-12:50 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22, from ancient Rome to today, Middle East to America, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, RSVP to (312) 372-5111.

Charis Ministries: for those in their 20s-30s, Fr. Paul Coutinho, SJ will speak on “Living to Love,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, refreshments and socializing follow, at Loyola’s Terry Center, 26 E. Pearson, see, or call (773) 508-3237.

“The Crucifix that Spoke to St. Francis”: 12:10-12:50 p.m. Oct. 3, Fr. Bob Pawell, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, RSVP to (312) 372-5111.

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.

“Why Am I Catholic?”: lay evangelist Jesse Romero, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, in Spanish; 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 6, English; both in church; 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 6, English, in parish center; for junior high, high school, parents and singles, at Santa Maria del Popolo Parish, 116 N. Lake, Mundelein, (847) 949-8300.

“How to Pray the Bible with Your Whole Self Using Lectio Divina”: by Karl A. Schultz, 12:10-12:50 Oct. 18, using western civilization’s oldest model of holistic personal and spiritual growth, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, RSVP to (312) 372-5111.

“St. Teresa of Avila: Dealing with Distractions”: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, $40/person, includes lunch, Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, register by Oct. 8 at (630) 969-4141.

Secular Franciscan Order: open to laity, married and single, as well as clergy; meet 1:15 p.m. on third Sundays, in St. Juliana Convent, 7200 N. Osceola, call Dale, at (773) 774-7779 for info.