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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. Edmund Parish: choral concert and evening prayer, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 13; closing centennial year Mass, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, with Cardinal George; reception follows, at 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, (708) 848-4417.

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

St. Sylvester Church: marking 100th anniversary on Palmer Square, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 Mass with Bishop John Manz, 2157 N. Humboldt; reception follows, $50/person in advance, or $65 at door, White Eagle Banquets, Niles, RSVP to (773) 235-3646.

St. John Berchmans School: marking 100th anniversary on Nov. 17, call Julie, at (773) 486- 1573 for more information.

St. Bartholomew Parish: 90th anniversary dinner-dance, silent /live auctions; cocktails 6 p.m. Oct. 20, $75/person, $55/seniors, at Chateau Ritz, 9100 Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to (773) 286-7871.

St. Florian School: marking centennial at all-school reunion Mass 4 p.m. in church, 13145 S. Houston; open house 5-7 p.m., with buffet dinner at 6 p.m., call the school at (773) 646-2868.


Marillac House Beacon of Hope Ball: black tie dinnerdance/ silent auction, Nov. 10, $200/person, at Chicago Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson; RSVP to Sr. Maureen McGrath, (773) 584-3250. or mmcgrath@

Chastity Education Initiative: dinner 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, with Cardinal George, and NY Giant Super Bowl champion Chris Godfrey, keynoter, $75/person, to benefit message of life/love to more than 80,000 teens/young adults in the archdiocese, at Midwest Conference Center, 401 W. Lake, Northlake, RSVP to the Respect Life Office, at (312) 751-5355.

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, Lombard, RSVP to (630) 852-5448.

8th Day Center for Justice Open House: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 25, program, blessing, music, testimonies of hope, refreshments, at 8th Day Center, 205 W. Monroe, (312) 641-5151.

Mount Carmel High School: cocktails/silent auction 6 p.m. Nov. 3, dinner-dance follows, with the Connexion Band, $200/person; RSVP to Celeste Rupcich, at (773) 324-1020, Ext. 228 by Oct. 20.

Marytown Fall Dinner: eightcourse meal featuring prime rib; 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 3; $16/prepaid; $18/at door; $5/per child; large parties come early for seating; gift shop, Hidden Treasures Resale Shop will be available; grounds and chapel open, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.

Resurrection Medical Center Auxiliary: annual luncheon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, with Elvis impersonator Rick Saucedo, $40/person, at Fountain Blue Banquets, 2300 Mannheim, Des Plaines, RSVP to (847) 813-3465.

Lexington College: scholarship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, reception and silent auction; dinner, 7 p.m.; $300/person, award to David Pfanzelter, Kellogg Company, at Chicago Marriott, 540 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 226-6294.

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 the gallery in Riverside, (708) 447-9695.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: Assagio del Vino Italiano (wine tasting with appetizers and three-course dinner), 7 p.m. Nov. 3, $75/person, 1224 West Lexington, RSVP to (312) 421-3757.

Catholic Charities: “Compassion in Action,” dinner-dance Nov. 3, cocktails 6:30 p.m., DJ music, $65/person, at Villa D’Bruno, Lynwood, honoring four volunteers from South Suburbs, RSVP to Fred Shannon, at (708) 333-8379.

Mamre, Inc.: (supports the work of Spred, for persons with developmental disabilities), dinner-dance, silent auction and raffle, 6 p.m.- midnight Nov. 9, $50/person, mariachi music, folkloric dance and music, at Chantilly Banquets, 5412 S. LaGrange Road, Countryside, call Rocio, at (312) 296-2763.

Piet Children’s Benefit: for school-age children of Andy Piet of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 3-8 p.m. Nov. 4, $25/person, at 115 Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park, RSVP to Pete at (312) 519-7455.


Our Lady of the Snows Oktoberfest: 6 p.m. Oct. 20, food, drinks, live DJ, raffle games, pull tabs, adults only event, free admission, 4810 S. Leamington, call school at (773) 735-4810 8 a.m.- 2:45 weekdays for more info.

“Taste of St. Walter”: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4, multi-cultural cuisine, 20 food tickets/$20, at St. Walter Parish, 11741 S. Western, for more info, call (773) 779-1515.

Czechoslovak Folk Festival: doors open 6 p.m. Nov. 3, dancing to the Express Band, food, pastries for purchase, admission $15, hosted by the Moravian Cultural Society, at 3909 S. Prairie, Brookfield, call Joe, at (630) 964-0357 for tickets and more info.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 fair, 3820 N. Spaulding, call (773) 478-1157, Ext. 13.

St. Alphonsus Liguori School: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 fall fest, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, (847) 255-5538.

St. Symphorosa Parish: craft and bake sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 6125 S. Austin, (773) 767-1523.

St. Thecla Parish: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 fair, handicap accessible, admission 50 cents, 6725 W. Devon, call Rita, at (773) 792-2189.

Divine Infant School: “Aisle of Gifts,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, 1601 Newcastle, Westchester, (708) 865-8071.

St. Dismas Parish: bazaar, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 3; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5; “Ladies Night,” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4, $10/person, shopping, cheese and wine, food sampling, demos, holiday fashion show and raffle, at 2600 Sunset, Waukegan, call (847) 623-5050.

St. John Brebeuf Parish: seeking crafters for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11 craft fair, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, call Judi, at (847) 296-6421.

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

Our Lady of Ransom Parish: craft and bake sale, Nov. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, 8624 W. Normal, Niles, (847) 823-2550.

Holy Cross Parish: seeking crafters for Nov. 2-3 fair, call Suzanne, at (847) 945-5994.

St. Paul of the Cross Parish: juried arts and crafts bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, (847) 825- 7605.

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

St. Priscilla Parish: seeking crafters for bazaar 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4, 6949 W. Addison, call (847) 647- 7791.

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

St. John Vianney School: seeking crafters and vendors for Nov. 17 fair, call Lorraine at (708) 531-0669.

St. Gregory the Great Parish: seeking crafters for Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18, in high school gym, Ashland and Gregory streets, call Catherine, at (773) 561-5113.

St. Juliana Parish: seeking vendors for craft/bazaar, Nov. 17, contact Patti, at (773) 792-3931.


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


St. Robert Bellarmine Parish: 6 p.m. Oct. 26, with silent auction, $45/person, raffle, entertainment, dancing to DJ music, at Biagio’s, 4242 N. Central, call Kathy at (773) 282-5259.

Divine Infant School: 7 p.m. Nov. 3, catered by Lalos Restaurant, dancing to salsa, merengue and other Latin music, $100/person, includes chance to win $10,000, at 1640 Newcastle, call (708) 865-8071 for tickets.

St. Bede the Venerable Parish: cocktails, 6 p.m. Nov. 3; dinner 7 p.m., dancing and silent raffle, $35/door; $30/advance; or wine, beer, Power Pass $20/door, 8200 S. Kostner, (773) 582-9100.

St. Louise de Marillac School: “Treasures and Traditions,” dinner and auction, 6:30 P.M., Nov. 17, $37.50/person, at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 31st and Harrison streets, LaGrange Park, for more info: (708) 352-7388.


“Our Song Glorifies the Lord”: adult choir, Seton Orchestra and liturgical dancers, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, free will offering, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, for more info, call director Linda McKeague, at (708) 403-0101.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: Sondheim musical, Oct. 19-Nov. 11, season opened of St. Sebastian Players, at St. Bonaventure’s, 1641 W. Diversey, free parking, call box office at (773) 404-7922 for days and time. (Fridays-Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.)

Concert Honoring the Feast of

St. Gall: organist John Bryant at Austin pipe organ, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, St. Gall Church, 5511 S. Sawyer, (773) 737-3113.

“Jazz Oktoberfest”: Art Booker Trio, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21; $15 at door, includes home-cooked meal, glass of champagne and good company, at St. Elizabeth Parish, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268-1518.

Sacred Music Concert: St. Bartholomew Choir, soloists from Chicago Apollo Chorus and the Romanian Madrigal Choir, under direction of Stephen Alltop, 8 p.m. Nov.16, tickets $13/advance; $17/at door, in St. Bartholomew Church, Addison and LaVergne streets; for tickets, call Luciano Laurentiu, director of music, at (773) 286-7871, Ext. 119.

“The Servant of Two Masters”: Italian Renaissance comedy with some vaudevillian humor, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 2-3; 2 p.m. Nov. 3, $7/adults; $5/students, St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, (773) 286-8470.

“Howl at the Moon”: dueling pianos, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20, $35/at door, St. Christina Parish Center, 3333 W. 110th Street, call Debbie, at (773) 445-4704.

“Sunday School Cinema”: live show, dinner 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3; show 7:30 p.m., $35/person, at St. Richard Parish, 5000 S. Kostner, call (773) 585-1221.

“Tales as Old as Africa”: world premiere of three magical stories based on folktales, for ages 5 and up, Oct. 30-Dec. 8, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, $8, by DePaul University Chicago Playworks Series for Families and Young Audiences, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office, at (312) 922-0999.

First Friday Movie Night: Alan Rickman in “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” about true love, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, discussion uses movie lectionary, “Lights, Camera, Faith,” Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, (312) 326-4228.

“Mass and a Movie”: 5 p.m. Mass Oct. 14, in Assumption Church, 323 W. Illinois, then “Breach,” FBI thriller, in church hall lower level, (312) 644-0036.

Senior Flute Recital: featuring student Jamie Maniatis, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, free, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3083.

“Sister Bernie’s Bingo Bash”: doors open 7 p.m.; performance 8 p.m. Oct. 20, interactive performance for adults, $25/person; cash bar, at Our Lady of the Brook Parish, 3700 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, call (847) 272-5686.

Film Series: “Plow that Broke the Plains” (1936), 7 p.m. Oct. 16, in McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3083.

“The Murder Room”: 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27, $5, Mount Carmel Student Center, 6410 S. Dante, (773) 324-1020, Ext. 200.


“Time and the Sacred”: photographic works of Pance Velkov, of sacred sites of Christianity and Islam in Macedonia, ongoing, now through Dec. 24; open to the public 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, (773) 702-0866.

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Celtic and Mexican festivals, “Intersection- Exhibits, Performance and Installations,” curated by Frank Crowley, Oct. 14-Nov. 11, gallery hours noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and weekdays by appointment; opening reception noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


St. Ferdinand Parish: card and bunco luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, $8/person, all welcome, 3131 N. Mason, call Pat Flynn at (773) 622-8609 for tickets or more info, before Oct. 16.

Casino Night: 6:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 3, games of chance, admission $5/person, catered light refreshments, and beverages for purchase, at St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Parish, 17500 S. 84th Ave., will benefit Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School in Orland Hills, call Bridget at (708) 403-6525.


Our Lady of Tepeyac High School: creepy journey through rooms and tunnels, for ages 10 and up; with party for kids nine and under in cafeteria, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27-28, $2/visitor, at door, 2228 S. Whipple, (773) 522-0023.


Kathy Heskia: professor, author of “Marriage: a Spiritual Journey,” noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 21, free, refreshments, at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, call Karen, at (847) 998-4704 for more info.

Emily Barr: president/general manager ABC 7, noon-1:15 p.m. Nov. 2, hosted by First Friday Club of Chicago, luncheon $35/nonmembers, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP by Oct. 30, to (312) 466-9610.

Donald Levine: University of Chicago professor, on “The Religions of Ethiopia,” 6 p.m. Oct. 23, $5/non-members, Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 915-7630.

Theology of Park Ridge: Sally and Terry Rynne on Gandhi, Jesus and non-violence, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 24, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge, (773) 774-4421.

Theology South: Fr. Robert Barry, OP, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force Instructor/St. Xavier University campus minister/instructor of religious studies; 9:30-11 Nov. 1, speaking on “Healing the Wounded Warrior,” $6, at 3700 W. 103rd St., in Butler Room, call: Donatta, at (708) 422-1635, for more info.


Lake County Council of Catholic Nurses: Mass 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20, at St. Anastasia Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan; breakfast buffet follows at Saddle Ridge Restaurant in Ramada Inn, 200 N. Green Bay, Waukegan, with speaker from Vista Health Systems on “Future of Health Care in Lake County,” $17/non-members, RSVP to Mary, at (847) 623-9125.

On Track Singles: Bears party, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21, at the Old Barn Restaurant, 8100 Parkside, Burbank, or carpool from St. Mary parking lot, 6500 S. Kenneth at 1 p.m., call Steve at (708) 268-9482 after 6 p.m. to RSVP, and for info on Oct. 27 Halloween party.


St. Casimir/Our Lady of Tepeyac High School: seeking alums for 10 am-4 p.m. Nov 4, reunion, celebrating 80 years, with Mass and tours of school, 2228 S Whipple; luncheon at Crystal Sky Banquets, 7941 W. 47th St., Lyons; contact Liz Lang at (773) 522-0023 or for tickets.

St. Florian School: seeking all alumni for Nov. 17, centennial reunion, 13110 S. Baltimore, call (773) 646-2868 or visit

St. Benedict High School Alumni: seeking class of 1972 and non-grads 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.

Mt. Assisi Academy: memorial Mass and brunch, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, at the school, 13860 Main, Lemont, (630) 257-7844, Ext. 23.


St. Simon Parish Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20, in parish hall, 5135 S. Califiornia, (773) 436-1045, Ext. 4.

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


Franciscan Village Alaskan Cruise: presentation at Franciscan Village, 1270 Village Dr., Lemont, 7 p.m. Oct. 17; repeated at 2 p.m. Oct. 21, call development office, at (630) 243-3435.

Pancake Breakfast: 8:30-2 p.m. Oct. 14, $5/adults; $3/children, in St. Stanislaus Kostka School cafeteria, 1255 N. Noble,

Truth-Telling in Christian America: Brian McLaren, of Sojourners magazine, 7:30 p.m. Oct 16, poverty and environment, $10, at Dominican University Priory Auditorium, 7200 Division, River Forest, call (708) 714-9105.

The Women’s Center: for moms choosing to keep their babies, in need of anything from diapers and blankets, to gently used small and x-large maternity clothes, and kids’ clothes sizes 4 and up, call (773) 794-1313.