Advertisements ad

Mission Chicago


First Saturday Devotions: noon Dec. 1, Mass and holy hour, at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 3051 N. Christiana, hosted by Blue Army, (708) 489-6055.

Guadalupe Novena: 7 p.m. Dec. 3-12, with Fr. Mauro Gutierrez Luevano, from Jalisco, Mexico, at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie, (773) 468-1200.

Mass of Remembrance, Hope and Healing: for all who have lost a child through any circumstances, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, at St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie, Homewood, (708) 798-0622.

Advent Taize Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Nicholas Church, 806 N. Ridge, Evanston, (847) 864-1185.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena: 7 p.m. Dec. 3-6 and 10-11, with rosary and reflection; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, bilingual Mass and 7:30 p.m. rosary; 5 p.m. Dec. 8 Mass, 6 p.m. rosary; noon Dec. 9, Mass and 1:30 p.m. rosary; Mañanitas 5 a.m. Dec. 12; 6 p.m. bilingual Mass followed by reception in hall, at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, 1334 W. Harrison, (312) 243-7400.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 1 p.m. Dec. 12, St. Paul of the Cross Church, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, Mass, followed by rosary and prayers, (708) 489-6055.

“Walking with a Saint”: closing liturgy with Cardinal George, veneration of a major relic of St. Mother Frances Cabrini, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe: 7 p.m. Dec. 3-11; Mass 7 p.m. Dec. 12 followed by a fiesta, Sayre and Wrightwood avenues, (773) 637-6565.

Mass Honoring Our Lady of Guad-alupe: with Fr. Harry Bonin, Mass and music in Spanish, 7 p.m. Dec. 12; homemade ethnic dinner follows in St. Joseph School lower level, 7240 W. 57th St., Summit, (708) 458-0501.

First Friday Adoration: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ending with holy hour, at St. Thomas More Church, 2825 W. 81st St., (773) 436-4444.

Eucharistic Adoration: 1-7 p.m. Fridays, followed by Benediction, St. Monica Church, 5136 N. Nottingham. (773) 763-1661.

Tridentine Latin Mass: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, at historic St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646.


“Falling in Love with God”: 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11, speaker Pauline Viviano, at St. George Church, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 soup; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 chili; 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, desserts in hall, call Ellen at (708) 560-0401 for more info.

“Faith for All Seasons”: adult education/Advent mission, 7-8 p.m. Nov. 27-28, Fr. Robert Sprott, OFM, “Advent’s Prayer and Preparation,” St. Constance Parish hall, 5856 W. Ainslie, (773) 775-1757.


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

Women’s Retreat: “Will the Real Mary Magdalene Please Stand Up?” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8, $45 (includes light breakfast, lunch and materials), at Felician Sisters Provincialate, 3800 W. Peterson, RSVP to Sr. Ann Marie, at (708) 952-0113.

Day of Reflection, Reconciliation: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8, with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, $20 in advance; $25 at door, lunch included, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, RSVP to (312) 421-3757.

Evening of Recollection: 6:15-9:15 p.m. Dec. 14, Mass, two talks by Miles Christi priests, adoration and Benediction, free, St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, call Joan, at (847) 966-1369 for more info.

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

Day of Recollection for Religious: Fr. Dennis Sanders, CR, 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m. conferences, Mass, lunch; Benediction, closes 2:30 p.m., St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.

Advent Overnight: based on Caryll Houselander’s “The Reed of God,” Dec. 7-8, at Warrenville Cenacle, register before Nov. 26 for discount, (630) 393-1231.

“Giving Birth to 2008”: New Year’s Eve evening of prayer, with overnight option, with Fr. Tom Borkowski, at Warrenville Cenacle, $45 without overnight, call (630) 393-1231 for more info.

“Living Peace”: 9 a.m. Dec. 1, ends with Mass at 8 p.m., reflecting on violence, $50, includes light breakfast, lunch and dinner, at St. Peter Church, 110 W. Madison, RSVP to Fr. Paul Gallagher, at (312) 928-1252.


Breaking Open Advent Readings: 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17, with Fr. John Surette, SJ, $20/session; $50/three, attend one or as package, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088 to register.

“Good God, Good Grief”: on bereavement ministry, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, free, in Hayes Center, Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8747 W. Lawrence, (773) 625-3369.

“The Advent People”: reflecting on John the Baptist, Elizabeth and Zachariah, with Fr. Bob Colaresi, OCarm, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 3, $40/person, includes lunch, Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by Nov. 27, to (630) 969-4141.

St. Nicholas Celebration: for women, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, recalling true meaning of season, $40/person, with brunch or dinner, at Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by Dec. 1, to (630) 969-4141.

Fr. John Corapi: DVD series, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, “Power of the Rosary;” 7 p.m. Dec 10, “The Pop: the Rock in Christ,” at Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, (708) 243-8110.

“Treasures of the Triduum”: one-day workshop for preachers, liturgy directors, musicians and others, led by Fr. Douglas Martis and Fr. Michael Fuller, Jan. 18, hosted by Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary, register at www.

“Peace on Earth”: Scripture scholars Sr. Marianne Race and Sr. Barbara Bowe, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9, $30, bring a friend along for half-price, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

Simbang Gabi: Filipino community hosts this celebration at a 5 p.m. Dec. 22 Mass; reception follows with Filipino food, at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish 1334 W. Harrison, (312) 243-7400.

Day of Recollection: Mass, two talks by Miles Christi priests, adoration, Benediction, confession available, 12:45-5 p.m. Dec. 15, free, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, call (847) 966-1369 for more info.