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Veterans Day Mass: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12, honoring veterans and others who have served in the nation’s military, reception follows, veterans may share their stories, photos, memorabilia with students, at St. Albert the Great School, 5535 W. State Road, Burbank, (708) 424-7757.

Charismatic Mass: praise and worship 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Feast of Christ the King; Mass 3 p.m., with Fr. Paul Burak, at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10838 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge, (708) 209-1199.

Eucharistic Adoration: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday, at St. Peter’s in Volo, 27551 Volo Village Road, (815) 385-5496.

First Friday All-Night Vigil: 10 p.m.-7 a.m. every first Friday. Mass at 10 p.m. followed by devotions, rosary, chaplet of Divine Mercy, reflection before the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with Benediction, at Santa Maria del Popolo Church, 116 Lake, Mundelein, (847) 566-7711.

Mass and Groundbreaking of Novena Park: 10:30 a.m. parish Mass, groundbreaking celebration with refreshments, launching campaign “Beacon of Light” to revitalize Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica’s mission, 3121 W. Jackson, call (773) 638-0159.

St. Michael League: League prays for law enforcement officers and military, for all first responders and for world peace, on third Tuesdays; rosary 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18; Mass 6 p.m., with Bishop Joseph Perry at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park. Fellowship follows at nearby Baracco’s Pizza. Call Barbara at (708) 422-0206.

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

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

Holy Hour: rosary, chaplet and Benediction, 7 p.m. on first Thursdays; rosary and chaplet at 7 p.m. on other Thursdays, St. Emeric Church, 4300 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, (708) 798-0757.

Tridentine Masses: 7:30 a.m. on first Saturdays, St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165.

St. James Church, 134 North, Highwood, (847) 433-1494, Nov. 15 and on each third Thursday 11:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Peace Church Unity Celebration: 10 a.m. Mass Nov. 11, luncheon/reception to honor parish ministries; raffles, live entertainment, $25/person; $15/children under 12, at Our Lady of Peace Hall, 7851 S. Jeffery, (773) 768-0105.

Eucharistic Adoration: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays; children’s adoration on second Tuesdays, 3:15-3:45 p.m., at St. Dismas Church, 2600 Sunset, Waukegan, (847) 623-5050.

Nine Lessons & Carols: 6 p.m. Dec. 16, including Benediction & exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Bishop Francis Kane presider; music features the St. Cecilia Choir and St. Julian Eymard adult and children’s choirs, suggested donation $10, at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 E. Biesterfield, Elk Grove Village, call Paul at (847) 985-8212.


Fr. Thomas Loya: “Who is man for woman and who is woman for man?”, using the language of the “Theology of the Body,” to explore “hardwiring” of male and female, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18, for married and single, in St. Clement Chapel, 642 W. Deming, call Mary at (773) 529-7869.

Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ: author/physicist, as speaker for annual Albertus Magnus Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “Science, Religion and Teilhard’s Textured Cosmos,” $10, at Dominican University Bluhm Hall in Parmer Hall, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Call the Siena Center at (708) 714-9105.

Vaughn Fayle: professor of philosophy of religion, Catholic Theological Union, to talk on and perform his music set to Thomas Merton’s poems, performing on the piano the world premier of his song cycle with tenor Lon Ellenberger and cellist Lilianna Wosko, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, hosted by International Thomas Merton Society; goodwill offering, at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott, Call Mike Brennan at (773) 685-4736.

Sr. Aquin O’Neill, RSM: “Mercy: The Fifth Cardinal Virtue?” Founders’ Day events 3 p.m. Dec. 3, in McDonough Chapel, St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd St. Call Kathy at (773) 298-3981.


St. George Parish: “Falling in Love with God,” led by Pauline A. Viviano, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11, at 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park; also meet each night, 5:30-6:45 p.m. for light refreshments in Parish Life Center, next to church, call Ellen at (708) 560-0401.


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

Day of Recollection for Religious: with Fr. Dennis Sanders, CR, 9 a.m. Dec. 1, reconciliation available; 10 a.m. first conference, Mass, lunch; 1:30 p.m. second conference, prayer and Benediction close the day at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.

Evening of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. Nov.16, reconciliation, Mass, two talks, by Priests of Miles Christi for spiritual formation and growth in holiness; Benediction, at St. Mary’s Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, call Jim at (630) 257-7736.

Day of Recollection: given by two Miles Christi priests for spiritual formation and growth in holiness, 12:45-5 p.m. Nov. 17, reconciliation, Benediction, two spiritual talks, rosary and snacks, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, call Joan, at (847) 966-1369.

“Life’s Healing Weekend”: Nov. 16-18, led by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford, RSVP to (630) 892-2371.

“Healing Childhood Hurts”: Dec. 7-9, led by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, RSVP to (847) 367-7800.

St. Therese Retreat: led by Tony Hickey of Manchester, England; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 17 (includes Mass), at Nativity BVM Church, 6900 S. Washtenaw; 2-8 p.m. Nov. 18, at Most Holy Redeemer Convent, 9600 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, “The Little Way,” at St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton, call Barbara at (708) 422-0206.

“Praying with Icons and Moving Meditation of T’ai Chi”: Advent silent retreat, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, discount for registrations by Nov. 19, At Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393-1231.


“Come, Walk the Labyrinth”: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, $20, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange, call (708) 482-5088.p.m. Nov. 18, at Most Holy Redeemer Convent, 9600 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, “The Little Way,” at St. Jerome Croatian Church, 2823 S. Princeton, call Barbara at (708) 422-0206 for more information.

“Praying with Icons and Moving Meditation of T’ai Chi”: Advent silent retreat, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, discount for registrations by Nov. 19, at Warrenville Cenacle, call (630) 393-1231.

“Come, Walk the Labyrinth”: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, $20, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange, call (708) 482-5088 for more info.

Fr. John Corapi: apostolic preacher in his DVD series, free, 7 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 10; “Priesthood: Sacrament and Sacrifice,” Nov. 19, at Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, call Fr. David Simonetti for more information, at (708) 243-8110.

Bishop Perry’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Fr. Thomas Loya gives two talks, on male vs. female “hardwiring” and relationships; and “Blessed are the pure of heart,” 7:30-11 a.m. Nov. 17, $10/for one; $7/each for two or more men, at St. Anne Parish, 16801 Dixie Hwy., Hazel Crest, RSVP to Frank, at (708) 935-2532.

“Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality”: Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, $40/includes lunch, at Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan, on-campus parking $6, cash only, for more info, call Susann at (800) 424-1238 by Nov. 24.

“Helping Loved Ones Die”: 9:15 a.m. Nov. 14, with Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, OP, of Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, hosted by Ekklesia, adult education program, at St. Giles Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

Secular Franciscan Order: a spirituality whose members try to live the Gospel in daily life, for married or single laity, diocesan clergy, bishops, or deacons, 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.

Scripture Study on the Letters of John: Fr. Robert Schoenstene, professor at Mundelein Seminary, examines 1st century thought for the answer to TV, books and films on the “other new testament,” 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 14-Dec. 5, $40, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, to register call (847) 359-0042.