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Solemn High Requiem Masses: honoring souls in purgatory, Tridentine Latin form, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20, with homilist Fr. Richard Simon, at national shrine of the Holy Souls, St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn, (708) 484-2161.

All Souls Day Vespers: 7 p.m. Nov. 2; a reflection on the feast’s history will be followed with solemn cathedral vespers with highlights from Mozart’s Requiem, in St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina, (773) 561-3546

Mass and Healing Service: music 7:05 p.m. Nov. 5; Mass 7:15 p.m., anointing until 9:15 p.m. with Fr. Bob Miller, hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal North Suburban Region, free parking, at Techny Towers, Divine Word International Church, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny, handicapped accessible, (773) 792-1083.

St. Rita Perpetual Novena: confessions available 6:15 p.m. Nov. 1, devotions follow at 7 p.m., at St. Rita Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

Byzantine Eastern Rite Catholic Mass: 4 p.m. Nov. 4, celebrant, Fr. Thomas Loya from Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer Glen, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove, Glenview; ethnic pot-luck dinner follows with Q&A with Fr. Loya on the “other” Catholics, (847) 729-1525.

Monthly All-Night Vigil: 10 p.m. Mass-7 a.m. on First Fridays, next Nov. 2, at Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 Lake, Mundelein, call Nancy at (847) 566-7711 for more info.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 7; devotion to St. Peregrine from 7-8 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-1370 for more info.

Taize Prayer: 8 p.m. on second Thursdays, next Nov. 8, at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.


Mary-Louise Kurey: “Without Regret,” 9 a.m. Nov. 11, free talk on chastity, morals and values; youth are encouraged to bring their parents (parents can sit in the back), at Holy Name Auditorium, 735 N. State, (773) 271-2008 for more info.

Sr. Fran Marie Sulzer, FSPA: 12:10-12:50 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15, “What is Spiritual Direction?,” the process and benefits, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, call (312) 853-2355 for more info.

Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, OP: professor of health care ethics, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, “Helping Loved Ones Die,” 9:15 a.m. Nov. 14, $6, at St. Giles McDonough Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, wheelchair accessible, (708) 383-5536.

Fr. David Simpson, OCarm: “The Brown Scapular,” and what it signifies, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, $40/person, includes lunch, at Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP to (630) 969-4141 by Nov. 5.


Evening of Recollection with Fr. Donald Senior, CP: on the Christian vocation of reconciliation at home, work, in community and in the world, “Living Together in the 21st Century,” 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, RSVP to Peg at (847) 823-6173.

Silent Retreat for Women: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, on “Living the Beatitudes: Called to be Faithful Disciples of Jesus,” with Fr. Daniel Nolan, CSV, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to Sr. Rosemary, at (773) 528-6300.

Advent Women’s Retreat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1, with clips from film, “The Nativity Story,” led by Schoenstatt Sr. M. Jean Frisk; $25/includes lunch, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 346-4228.

“Walking with God in Our Sacred Universe”: 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 6 through Dec. 18, putting a little green into your spiritual perspective, $150, at the Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5048 to register.

“Minding Sacred Silence”: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, with Mrs. Chris Hopkins, leading in centering prayer, Lectio Divina and walking the labyrinth, $50, bring your own lunch, dessert provided, at the Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5048 by Oct. 30.

Men’s Retreat: 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 10, with author/dad Greg Pierce, on “How to Connect What Happens at Mass with Your Daily Life,” $10 includes light breakfast and pizza lunch, men 18 and over welcome, at St. Cecilia Parish, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect, RSVP to (847) 437-6208.


“Gift of Eucharist”: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, theology and background of Eucharist and related devotions, Mass is part of the program, $40/person, includes lunch, Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP to (630) 969-4141 by Oct. 30.

“Priesthood: Making and Keeping the Promise”: noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 11, lecture/discussion with Fr. Joe Noonan, archdiocesan director of vocations, on meeting the challenges in today’s culture, free, St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, (847) 729-1414.

Bible Study: with Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, OFM, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Fridays, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, call (312) 853-2355 for more info.

Secular Franciscan Order: a spirituality that moves from Gospel to life—life to Gospel, open to laity, married, single, and clergy; meet 1:15 p.m. on third Sundays, in St. Juliana Convent, 7200 N. Osceola, call Florence, at (847) 966-7612 for more info.

Fr. John Corapi: apostolic preacher’s DVD series, free, 7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 12, “Holy Eucharist: Source and Summit,” Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, call Fr. David Simonetti, at (708) 423-8110, for more info.

Respect Life Witness and Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m. to noon Nov 3, held on public sidewalk near Planned Parenthood, along 14470 LaGrange Road, Orland Park, join for any part of the time, call Bill at (312) 422-9300.

Monthly Witness for Life: in front of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster, Park Ridge, noon-2 p.m. on second Saturdays, next on Nov. 10, call Bill, at Illinois Right to Life for more info, (312) 422-9300.

“Mother as Apostle of the New Evangelization”: presented by Sr. Bernadette Anello, MSC, prayer service and veneration of a relic of Mother Cabrini follows, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, (847) 825-7605.

Two Forms of Prayer: Centering Prayer is offered 7-8 p.m. on first and third Mondays, Nov. 5, 19 and ongoing; Journaling Prayer offered 7-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Nov. 15, 29 and ongoing, at St. Julie Billiart Parish, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, call (708) 429-6767 for more info.