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Bilingual Mass: in Spanish and English, 1 p.m. Dec. 12, honoring the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fr. Octavio Munoz, celebrant, at St. Kieran Church, 724 W. 195th St., Chicago Heights, (708) 755-0074.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast: 5 a.m. Dec. 12 with Mañanitas, music and celebration; 6 p.m. bilingual Mass, Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Harrison, reception follows, (312) 243-7400.

Serenade to the Virgin: after novena prayers, 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 11, song, sound, poem, dance or drama by children, in Spanish, at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie, (773) 468-1200.

Tridentine Latin Mass: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20 and each third Thursday, at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Monthly Holy Hour of Reparation: 1 p.m. Dec. 12, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass followed by rosary and prayers, at St. Paul of the Cross Church, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, (847) 825-7605.

Candlelight Service of Advent and Christmas Lessons and Carols: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23, with combined parish choirs and guest instrumentalists, at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1962 Old Willow, Northfield, (847) 446-8383.

Nine Lessons and Carols: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, with Bene-dicton and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Bishop Francis Kane will preside, music featuring the St. Cecilia Choir and St. Julian Eymard adult and children choirs, suggested donation $10, at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 E. Biesterfield, Elk Grove Village, call Paul at (847) 985-8212 for more info.

Mass for the Deaf: 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and on fourth Sunday each month, at St. Mary of Vernon Church, Rte. 45 and Butterfield, near Vernon Hills, (847) 367-5705.

Posada: 6 p.m. Dec. 22, blessing the manger outside St. Frances of Rome Church, followed by outdoor procession symbolizing the Holy Family seeking shelter, and finally arriving at the parish auditorium, 1401 S. Austin, for celebration and Christmas play, (708) 652-2140.

Monastery of the Holy Cross: Christmas Eve Mass 8 p.m. Dec. 24; Mass 9 a.m. Christmas Day, 3100 S. Aberdeen, (773) 927-7424.

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

Tridentine Latin Mass: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, at historic St. Mary

of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646.

Christmas Eve at the Shrine: carols, midnight Mass Dec. 24, and rector’s reception, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Meditative/Contemplative Prayer Group: Tuesdays, 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. in Friary chapel, St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

“Madonna and Child in Early Franciscan Art”: 12:10-12:50 p.m. Dec. 13, art and Franciscan theology, with Fr. Bob Hutmacher, OFM, in lower level, St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

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

St. Rita Perpetual Novena: reconciliation available 6:15 p.m. Jan. 3, devotions follow at 7 p.m., at St. Rita Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

Mass Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe: 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.

St. Michael League Mass: for those who serve, 6 p.m. Dec. 18 with celebrant Bishop Joseph Perry, on every third Tuesday, with rosary at 5:30 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park, (708) 422-0206.


Day of Recollection: led by two Miles Christi priests, for spiritual formation, 12:45-5 p.m. Dec. 15, confession available, Benediction, two talks, rosary and snacks, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, call Joan at (847) 966-1369 for info.

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.

“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.


“Advent Bible Study, Mary2”: discuss passages of the New Testament that focus on both Mary the Mother of God and Mary Magdalene as Christian models, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 13, refreshments, inNotre Dame de Chicago rectory, 1334 W. Harrison, (312) 243-7400.

Ministry to Divorced and Separated: Mondays, 12:10-12:50 p.m. in St. Clare Auditorium of St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

“Treasures of the Triduum”: workshop for preachers, liturgy directors, musicians, others, led by Fr. Douglas Martis and Fr. Michael Fuller, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Jan. 18, Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary, register at

“Catholics Returning Home”: to help non-practicing Catholics feel at home in the church again, six-week series, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26, Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center cafeteria, 735 N. State, for more info, e-mail [email protected].

Echoes of Faith: “I Believe/We Believe,” four week series, starts 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 8 or 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 9, study the central creed of the Catholic Church, reflect and share one’s faith with others, at St. Patrick Church, 950 W. Everett, Lake Forest, call Brett at (847) 234-1401 for more info.

Spiritual Companionship: advance spiritual growth through dialogue and reflection, one-hour sessions, $40, by appointment, at The Center, 801 W. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, call (630) 837-8044.

“A God as Large as the Universe”: four-week session for men, Tuesdays, starting January 8, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.