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Around the Archdiocese

Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.

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Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish: Lemont parish celebrates 125th anniversary in 2009, call (630) 257-2776 for more information.

St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish: Golden Anniversary dinner-dance, Feb. 28, $60/person, at Odyssey Country Club, 19110 Ridgeland, Tinley Park, call (708) 748-6090.


Catholic Charities d’Vine Affair: tasting of fine wines, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 25, $100/person, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Elizabeth at (312) 655-7912.

Little Company of Mary Hospital: black-tie Crystal Heart Ball, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, entertainment by City Lights Orchestra, special Field Museum exhibit, “The Aztec World,” tickets $300/person, Humanitarian Award honoring Little Company of Mary’s Mobile Medical Care and the Ven. Mary Potter Humanitarian Award to Lisa Ling, journalist, at the museum, 1400 S Lake Shore, call (708) 229-53356 for tickets.

“Hearts for Homeless Families”: 6 p.m. Feb. 7 dinner and auction to benefit services of Catholic Charities Northwest Suburban Region, at Stonegate Conference Center, Hoffman Estates, RSVP to (847) 376-2118.

The Women’s Center: 12:30 p.m. registration Feb. 8; dinner 1- 4 p.m., silent auction, keynoter Attorney Rebecca Kiessling, author of “Conceived in Rape: A Story of Hope,” $55/person, at The White Eagle, 6845 N. Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to (773) 794-1313.

Misericordia Heart of Mercy: Chicago Auto Show’s “First Look for Charity,” 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12, tickets $200/person, includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, at McCormick Place, Lake Shore at 23rd St., RSVP to (773) 273-4133.

Mount Assisi Academy: gala dinner-dance, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, with silent auction, raffle and presentation of school’s Hall of Fame awards, at Palos Country club, 13100 St. and Southwest Hwy., Orland Park, $100/person, for tickets call Donna at (630) 257-7844.


Special Pauline Triduum: with missionary/EWTN personality Fr. Pablo Straub, C.SS.R., Jan. 22- 25, opening Mass 7 p.m. Jan. 22; closing at 10 a.m. Mass Jan. 25, luncheon, $4, and final lecture 1 p.m., at Sanctuary of The Divine Mercy, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 1300 N. Noble, for program info, call (773) 278-2470.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with closing Benediction, 1530 Jackson, River Forest, call Kevin at (708) 453-1692 for more info.

Marytown: 7 a.m. Mass, 7:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Hours; 11:45 a.m. midday prayer; noon Mass; 3 p.m. chaplet of Divine Mercy; 5 p.m. evening prayer, Mondays through Fridays, open to public, at National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.

Perpetual Adoration: 24 hours, seven days a week; also 7 p.m. First Friday devotions and Mass; 11:30 a.m. first Saturday devotions and Mass, at Marytown, open to public, at National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.

Novena to St. Rita of Cascia: 6 p.m. confessions, 7 p.m. Mass Feb. 5 with devotions, and every first Thursday, in St. Rita High School Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.


“Soiree at the Shrine”: for Chicago media and professors on feast of St. Francis de Sales, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, with Chicago Chorale performing during Benediction, at Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, 6415 S. Woodlawn, RSVP by Jan. 20, (773) 363-7409.

“Alice in Wonderland”: quirky new take on the classic, presented by Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, Jan. 13-March 3, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office at (312) 922- 1999 for dates, tickets and special events.

“Dancing at Lughnasa”: Tony Award-winning play, set in County Donegal in 1936, Feb. 6-15, DePaul University Showcase Series, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call (312) 922-1999 for tickets, days and times.

Chicago Irish Pub Music MeetUp Group: hosts a Multi MeetUp event, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, featuring the Larkin & Moran brothers, Irish musicians, with sing-along books available, at Gaelic Park’s The Carraig Pub, 6119 West 147th St., Oak Forest, RSVP at or call Kathleen O’Connor at (708) 687- 9323.

“American English — Beatles Invasion”: doors open 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, for all ages, marking 45th anniversary of Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Appearance by tribute band, American English, $30/person or $25/two or more, at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 31st Street and Harrison Avenue, call (708) 352-2202 for tickets.

Catholic Underground: 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Flip & Sammy Blaze, at UIC Newman Center, 700 S. Morgan, for more info, contact (312) 226-1880 or www.marsill. com.

“Iphigenia 2.0”: unorthodox contemporary retelling of Euripides’ classic, Feb. 13-22; previews Feb. 11-12, free, part of DePaul University New Directors Series, at the Bailiwick Repertory Mainstage, 1229 W. Belmont, should RSVP to Andrea at (773) 325-7819.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile”: written by Steve Martin, performed by St. Sebastian Players, Feb. 13- March 8, at St. Bonaventure Church, lower level, 1625 W. Diversey, $15/person, call box office for days and time, (773) 404-7922.

“American English — Beatles Invasion”: doors open 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, for all ages, marking 45th anniversary of Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Appearance by tribute band, American English, $30/person or $25/two or more, at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 31st Street and Harrison Avenue, call (708) 352-2202 for tickets.

“West Side Story”: Broadway musical, 7:30 p.m. March 27-28 and April 3-4; 2 p.m. March 29 and April 5, at St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, (773) 282-8844.


“Realism and Magic: Latin American Photography”: now- May 24, from DePaul’s collection of photography in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru and the Caribbean from 1860s to present, in DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, call (773) 325- 7506 for museum hours and more information.

Colonial Andean Art Exhibit: “Reverence Renewed: Colonial Andean Art from the Thoma Collection,” now-March 20, 40 extraordinary paintings and Latin American silverwork, from 16th- 19th centuries, free, exhibition includes series of lectures and musical programs, 6 p.m. Jan. 22, with Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, at DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, call (773) 325- 7506 for museum hours, or visit

“Exemption from Occupation”: contemporary photography by Keith Stanton (Arizona), Jan. 16-Feb. 20, with opening reception and gallery talk with artist 7 p.m. Jan. 16; museum hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sun.; $5/adults; $2.50/children under 12, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, call (773) 582-6500 for more info.


Interfaith Career Network: resume assistance, career counseling, networking, for those in job transition, "Resume Review Clinic," 9-11 a.m. Jan. 24, monthly, at St. Cletus, 600 W. 55th St. La Grange; free and open to parish communities of St. John of the Cross, Western Springs; St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange; and St. Cletus, for more info, call MJ Martin at (708) 246-4404.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Parishioners with Employment): meetings for employed or unemployed, 7 p.m. Feb. 3, and each first Tuesday, need not be parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 9300 167th St., Orland Hills, call Steve at (708) 712-2837 for more info.


Siena Center Lecture: Daniel E. Martin, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, on changing human reality, “Can Theology Say Anything about Mind in the Universe?” hosted by Albertus Magnus Society For the Intersection of Religion an Science, free, at Dominican University Priory Campus, 7200 Division, River Forest, (708) 714- 9105.

University of Notre Dame Club of Lake County: hosting author Fr. Ronald J. Nuzzi, C.S.C., who will speak on “The Future of Catholic Schools,” a 2009 Hesburgh Lecture, free, 2 p.m. Jan. 25, at St. Francis de Sales Church, 33 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich, (847) 438-6622.

“Listen, Laugh, and Eat Ice Cream”: author/cartoonist Jason Kotecki on having more fun using Biblically-based principles, 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 8, for ages 5-105, $5/ages 11 and up; childcare for those under age 5 with pre-registration, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, at 22333 W. Erhart in Fremont Center, Mundelein, parish at (847) 223- 0010.

SpeakOut Illinois Conference: “Rekindle the Fire,” Jan. 31 at Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, program features Fr. Thomas Euteneuer and Dr. Alveda King, with presentation of Henry Hyde Leadership Award to Phyllis Schlafly, emcee is Christian radio personality Sandy Rios; includes “Teenspeak,” program for teens, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, teen registration $25, includes lunch, materials, call (312) 422-9300.

William French: associate professor of theology, Loyola University, “Christianity and Ecological Responsibility,” at Theology of Park Ridge, 9:15- 11:15 a.m. Jan. 28, $10, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge, for more info, call Mary Lou at (773) 774- 4421.

“Parenting: The Recipe for a Successful Child”: practical parenting with author/adolescent psychologist Dr. John Mayer, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, free, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 W. Erhart Rd in Fremont Center, Mundelein, (847) 223-0010.

Fr. Thomas A. Baima: “Catholic Faith & Other Christians,” how best to communicate Catholic teaching on Eucharist, the Church, Mary and the communion of saints, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, free, at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, (847) 998-4704.

Sister Anne Flanagan, DSP: “The Life and Legends of St. Paul,” luncheon noon Feb. 13, $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, at the Union league Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by Feb. 10.

Fr. Bob Rohrich: “The Fascinating World of Interpreting and Understanding Dreams,” 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 26, free, at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336.

“Pranzo con Paolo”: “Lunch with Paul,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17, luncheon with talk by Fr. Tom Tobin, SJ, from Loyola University, free, at St. Joseph Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, (773) 973-9700.

Polish Geneology Society: 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Matt Rutherford with Newberry Library on using the records of the Polish Women’s Alliance for research of female immigrants’ geneology, at Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee, (773) 774-2589.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Phoenix: social support group for Catholic singles age 50+, meet at 7:30 p.m. on first Fridays at Lafayette Building of OLPH Church, 1775 Grove, Glenview, call Mary Jane at (847) 398-3528 for more info.


Oberammergau: Sept. 9-19, 2010, daily Mass, Passion Play and shrines in Germany, Switzerland, France and Paris, information meeting 2 p.m. Jan. 25, in Our Lady of Humility rectory, 10655 Wadsworth Rd., Beach Park, call Fr. John Mulvihill at (847) 433-1494 for brochure.


Bread of Life Young People’s Retreat: response to World Youth Day challenge, with prayer, singing, learning about our Catholic faith, Feb. 27-March 1, at St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park, call (773) 588-6484, Ext. 204 for more info, or visit

Lenten Day of Reflection: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 28: “Christ’s light burns for all of us — are you ready to pass it on?” Fr. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, on renewing our Lenten commitment and starting the journey off right, musicians Adia Dobbins and Scott Patterson, at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell, register at [email protected].


Five Holy Martyrs, Immaculate Conception, St. Pancratius, Our Lady of Fatima and Pope John Paul II: seeking alums for a Pope John Paul II Family/Alumni Mass of Thanksgiving, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25, at Five Holy Martyrs Church, 4327 S. Richmond, reception in parish hall follows, call Daniel O’Brien for more info, at (773) 523-6161, ext. 58.

Our Lady of Lourdes Celebration: De La Salle Institute will host 150th anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Mass Feb. 7, at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St.; reception for Lourdes High School alumnae follows 5:30-7 p.m. at De La Salle’s Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, 1040 W. 32nd Pl., for more info or to RSVP, call Sarah Reczek, at (312) 842.7355 ext 147.

St. Mary of Czestochowa School: seeking alumni and friends for Mass, brunch and career day 8 a.m. to mid-morning March 19; celebrant Fr. James Antiporek, a memorial for the Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF who taught at the school for 101 years, and Alumnus of the Year John Klosak, RSVP to (708) 656-5010, or e-mail school@stmaryofczest

St. George School: seeking all alumni for parish 75th anniversary in 2009, call (708) 532-2626 to be on mailing list, or visit www.stgeorgeschool. org.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School: marks 100 years in May 16 at 2 p.m. Mass with school open house and dinner-dance at Georgios 6-11 p.m., call Fr. Stan to RSVP, (773) 735-1121.

St. (Blessed) Agnes of Bohemia School: will mark 105th anniversary in 2009-2010; call Michele at (773) 522-0143, Ext. 110 to be put on mailing list.


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Shop: open 8 a.m.-noon Jan 30, featuring 30-year collection of “retired” beanie babies, framed art, golf bags, trendy gently used clothes, in lower level of St. Joseph Hospital Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, proceeds go to needy, donations of items accepted any time in Volunteer Services department, (773) 665-3167.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: potluck dinner 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 (bring dish to share); ecumenical program 7 p.m. with prayers, songs and experiences, hosted by Focolare Movement at Mariapolis Center, 5001 S. Greenwood, (773) 285-2746 for more information.

Sister Anne Flanagan FSP: 7 p.m. Feb. 6, “Five Big Ideas of St. Paul,” at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence, hospitality follows, (773) 625-3369.

Catholic Scripture Study: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18, “Reading the Bible with the Dead: How the Early Church Interpreted Scripture,” presented by Jim Papandrea, $30, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Arlington Heights Rd., Inverness, call (847) 359-0042 to RSVP.

Prayer Vigil for Life: join for part or all, at 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 7; vigil will be held along public sidewalk from 14470 LaGrange Road, Orland Park, for more info, call Bill Beckman at (312) 422-9300.


National Catholic Singles Weekend: Feb. 13-15, insightful talks, prayer, fun and socializing, with speakers Fr. Thomas Loya, Vicki Thorn, Christopher West, Dale O’Leary and Fr. Richard Simon, special rates before Jan. 20, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Rd., Inverness, for accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn, Hoffman Estates, call (847) 277-7889 or go to www.nationalcatholicsingles. com to register.

Monthly Quiz Night: 10th anniversary of challenging trivia nights, 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15, with different quizmaster each month, $30 per team, with no more than six players per team, prizes, food/drink available in Fifth Province, at Irish American Heritage Center at 4626 North Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10 for more information.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: supporting the Sacrament of Matrimony for 40 years, upcoming weekends, Feb. 27-March 1; May 1-3; June 5-7; Sept. 11-13; Nov. 6-8 and Dec. 4- 6, all at The Oaks Hotel in Burr Ridge, Ill., call Jim and Kris at (800) 442-3554 or visit

Newly Married Workshop: Session B, on finances and faith, more, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, free, at Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park, RSVP to Family Ministries Office, (312) 534-8351.

Natural Family Planning: “Introduction to NFP” (NFP 101), lecture and overview of method, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 31, free, at Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park, RSVP to Family Ministries Office, (312) 534-8351.

Newly Married Workshop: Session A, on building strengths, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Feb. 12, free, at Meyer Center, 3525 S Lake Park, RSVP to Family Ministries Office, call (312) 534-8351.

Classes in Irish Culture: eightweek cycle for teens and adults begins week of Jan. 26, $135/individual course for non-members; from Irish baking to history or adult step dancing and more, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035 for more information.