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Monastery of the Holy Cross: Christmas Eve Mass 8 p.m. Dec. 24; Mass 10 a.m. (corrected time) Christmas Day, 3100 S. Aberdeen, (773) 927-7424.

Midnight Mass: Dec. 24, solemn high Latin Mass, chamber choir, St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn, (708) 484-2161.

Multi-Cultural Christmas Eve Mass: beginning with carolling and candle-lighting service 8 p.m. Dec. 24, Mass follows with sacred Christmas music from Nigeria, Ghana and African-American heritage, St. Elizabeth Church, 4058 S. Michigan, (773) 268-1518.

St. Peter’s in the Loop: confessions on Christmas Eve, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., book and gift shop closed, church closes 2 p.m., reopens 10 p.m. for readings and carols at 11 p.m.; Christmas Mass at midnight, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Holy Family Church: 5 p.m. Dec. 24 Mass with carols on Rice-Frobenius pipe organ; 9:30 p.m. carols by Gospel Choir; 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, 1080 W. Roosevelt, (312) 492-8442.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 2, with devotions to St. Peregrine for all illness, 7-8 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-1370.

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

Epiphany of the Lord: Masses 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jan. 6; with “La Befana” children’s pilgrimage at 11 a.m., and treats in church hall, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757, Ext. 123.

Knights of Columbus Respect Life Night: Mass, rosary, honor guard of Our Lady of Guadalupe image, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, in solidarity with pro-life rallies throughout the country, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, call Patricia at (847) 729-7644 for more info.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on First Friday each month, at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 4101 St. Lawrence, Matteson, (708) 748-6090.

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.

Mass, Marian Devotions, Talk; 6 p.m. Jan. 22, rosary recitation; 6:40 p.m. talk by Ivan Dragicevic of Medjugorje shrine; 7 p.m. Mass; 8 p.m. Dragicevic’s testimony of purported message from the Blessed Mother, at Holy Family Church, 2515 Palatine Rd., Inverness, call Marie at (847) 304-4846 for more information.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy: for the sick and dying, 8 p.m. on First Fridays, Prince of Peace Church 135 S. Milwaukee, (Hwy. 83 and 132) Lake Villa, (847) 838-1861.

Eucharistic Adoration: 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, at Pauline Books & Media chapel, 172 N. Michigan, (312) 346-4228.

Holy Hour for Life: eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday, at St. Peter’s Church, 27551 Volo Village Rd., Volo, (815) 385-5496.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays, noon-8 p.m. at St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster, (773) 775-6659.

Holy Hour for Life: adoration 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. with Benediction, on Thursdays before First Fridays, at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

Devotions: holy hour 7 p.m. last Wednesday every month; rosary for life, 8 a.m. on First Saturdays, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, at St. Marcelline Church, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, (847) 524-4429.

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

St. Monica Parish: eucharistic adoration, First Fridays, 1-7p.m. with Benediction at 7:05 p.m., 5136 N. Nottingham, (773) 753-1661.

Taize Prayer: 8 p.m. Jan. 10, St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler, Oak Lawn, (708) 422-2400.

First Saturday Tridentine Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1, monthly, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165.

Mass for Beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5, marking 100th year of the order’s founding, at Sisters of St. Casimir Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, coffee-and afterwards, (773) 776-1324.

Charismatic Mass/Healing Service: on third Mondays, with Fr. Bob Sears and the Cenacle Prayer Group, in the side chapel, 9300 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, call Pat, at (708) 448-5374.

Feast of the Holy Family: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 30, Mass and monthly holy hour of reparation, with blessing of the family and children, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 12400 S. Halsted, (708) 489-6055.

First Fridays Eucharistic Adoration: after 8:30 a.m. Mass until 11 p.m. Benediction, at St. Norbert Church, 1809 Walters, Northbrook, (847) 272-7090.

St. Dismas Church: adoration, Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., ends with Benediction; children’s adoration on second Tuesdays, 3:15-3:45 p.m., with rosary and songs, families invited, 2600 Sunset, Waukegan, (847) 623-5050.

Taize Prayer Service: 7:30-8:30 p.m. third Fridays monthly, meditative common prayer with music, and meditation, at Divine Providence Church, 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.


Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 12, with Fr. Gregory Fishel, SDB, with opportunity for reconciliation, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer, at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.

New Year’s Evening of Re-

newal: 7 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1, conference, reflection, Mass, refreshments; concludes on New Year’s Day with prayer and breakfast; overnight or evening-only reservations, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, call Sr. Rosemary Duncan, at (773) 528-6300.

“I Believe/We Believe”: four week sessions begin 9:30-11 a.m. Jan. 8 or 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at St. Patrick Church, 950 W. Everett, Lake Forest, call Brett Swearingen, at (847) 234-1401.

Returning Catholics: for those raised Catholic, but seldom go to church, series of lay-facilitated listening sessions and updates on the faith, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26, at Holy Name Cathedral’s cafeteria, 735 N. State, for more info, (312) 787-8040.

Secular Franciscan Order: for laity, clergy, bishops, deacons, a spirituality whose members try to live the Gospel daily, 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.