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Holy Hour and Devotions: rosary, Chaplet of Mercy and Benediction 7 p.m. on first Thursdays; rosary and Chaplet of Mercy prayed 7 p.m. on all other Thursdays, at St. Emeric Church, 4300 W. 180th St., (708) 798-0757.

Mass in Thanksgiving for Beatification: of Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, founder of Holy Cross Congregation, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at Old St. Patrick Church, 700 W. Adams; light meal follows in parish hall with discussion of Blessed Moreau’s charism, for more info, call Fr. Tom McDermott, at (217) 816-2037.

Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine): 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 and each third Thursday, at St. James the Greater Church, 134 North, Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Prayer Service for Hope & Healing: Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 108th & Oxford, Fr. Paul Burak, presider; for those who suffer from loss of a loved one, loss of health, financial setback or struggling to hold on to hope, Mary Sue, at (708) 923- 1141.

“Moving on with Grace”: part three of series, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 20, “Day for Those Who Have Lost a Child and/or Adult Child,” includes 12:30 p.m. Mass, refreshments, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, call (312) 421-3757, Ext. 112.

Polish Language Mass: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, hosted by Holy Family Church’s Multi-cultural Ministry, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, for more info, call Gloria, at (847) 991-2550.

Veterans Day Mass: 11 a.m. Nov 10, for all vets, hosted by Italian- American War Veterans, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, reception follows, (312) 421-3757.


Charis Fall Retreat Weekends: for 20-30-year olds, on maneuvering in a prayerful way through life; talk, listen, exchange ideas; Oct. 27 at St. Edna Parish, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; or Nov. 10, at Old St. Mary’s, 1500 S. Michigan, $40, includes lunch, led by Lauren Gaffey, Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, and team of young adults, for more info, call (773) 508-3237.

Day of Recollection for Religious: with Fr. Steve Glab, CR; 9 a.m. Nov. 3, sacrament of reconciliation; 10 a.m. conference; 11:15 Mass and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; lunch at noon, 1:30 conference, followed with prayer and Benediction, hosted by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer to register.

Monthly Day of Recollection: two 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.

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.

Men’s Silent Ignatian Retreat: preached by Miles Christi priests at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, 4 p.m. Nov. 9-Nov. 11 ending with 3:30 p.m. Mass, a means of growing in holiness, for info call Joan (847) 966-1369.

“Joyful Again!”: widows and widowers weekend workshop, Nov. 17-18, St. Charles Retreat Center, near Lewis University, Lemont, call (708) 354-7211 for more info and to RSVP.

“Catholic Core Values”: exploring our religious identity, traditions, beliefs, with John Grossman, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22, $20/ person, includes dessert/beverage, at Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by Oct. 15, to (630) 969-4141.

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


St. Ailbe Parish: Christian Book Club on October 13, 1 p.m. will view the DVD, “Soul Mate” followed by a discussion. Singles, married, parish/community/ministry leaders are welcome. 91st and Stony, church lower level, Imani Room, call Kathryn, at (708) 339-1346.

Armistice Day of Reflection and Comradery: for veterans of all wars, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 11, pizza served at no charge, hosted by Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council, at the KC Hall, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights, call Ed Smetana, at (847) 253- 9419.

Marytown National Conference: celebrating 90th anniversary of founding of Militia of the Immaculata by St. Maximilian Kolbe, Oct. 19-21, talks on Auschwitz, and evangelization today, special noon Mass Oct. 20, at 1600 Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.

Forty-Day Prayer Vigil: Sept. 26 through Nov. 4, in front of Planned Parenthood abortion facility, LaSalle and Division streets, need volunteers for hour or more during the vigil; call The Women’s Center, at (773) 794-1313.

“Profound Preaching”: preaching workshop for priests and deacons, with author Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, Nov. 9, at Liturgical Institute, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, (847) 834-4542.

Fr. John Corapi DVD Series: ongoing, 7 p.m. Mondays, now through Dec. 10, each week new topic, in Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park; for more info, call Fr. David Simonetti at (708) 423-8110.

Secular Franciscan Order: for married, single laity, diocesan clergy, bishops, deacons, a spirituality whose members try to live the Gospel in daily life, must be at least 17 years old, meetings 1:15 p.m. on third Sundays, at St. Juliana Convent, 7200 N. Osceola, call Florence, at (847) 966-7612.

Ekklesia: 9:15 a.m. Oct. 17, Fr. Ed Shea, OFM, on stories of Christians throughout history, linked by a common faith; also on Oct. 31, “What’s So Great About St. Francis?”; programs $6, at St. Giles Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

“Let’s Take Back Christmas”: Fr. Robert Pawell, OFM’s creative tips on enhancing this holy time of year and not getting burnt out, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Oct. 25, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2355.

“Contemplative Prayer in the Integral Life of Prayer”: 12:10- 12:50 p.m. Oct. 29, with Br. Clarence Klingert, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2355.

Book Study: of Thaddee Matura, OFM’s “Francis of Assisi: The Message in His Writings,” led by Fr. Robert Pawell, OFM, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Nov. 12, St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2355.

“Living Together in the 21st Century”: Fr. Donald Senior, CP, on the vocation of reconciliation, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge; RSVP to (847) 823-6173.