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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Willows Academy and Northridge Prep: 5:30-8 p.m. March 2, honoring Dr. Robert and Eileen Dolehide, founding members of Illinois Right to Life, $275/person, hosted by Alliance for Character in Education, at Ritz Carlton, Water Tower Place, RSVP to Julie at (847) 298-0170.

Resurrection Health Care: 15th anniversary black tie Monarch Ball, 5:45 p.m. March 7, reception and dinner-dance, NBC5-TV’s Dick Johnson is emcee, Dennis DeYoung formerly of STYX, $350/person, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, RSVP to anita at (847) 813-3464.

Old St. Patrick’s: “Siamsa Na Ngael,” 7:30 p.m. March 17, Celtic song, dance, story, tickets from $25-$55, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, call box office at (312) 294-3000.

Catholic Charities: Lake County Meals on Wheels dinner-dance, silent auction, March 7, $35/person, at Maravela’s at Fox Lake, RSVP to (847) 782-4115.

Southwest Chicago PADS: dinner 5:30-7 p.m. March 7; trivia game 7 p.m., live/silent auctions, $40 at door, cash bar, at Maria High School, 6700 S. California, call Jean at (773) 239-4979.

Catholic Charities: Cooke’s Manor Hines brunch/auction, noon-3 p.m. March 8, at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to (312) 655-7907.

Misericordia: Women’s Auxiliary fashion show, 11 a.m. March 12, $125/person, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, call (773) 273-4133.

St. Xavier University: President’s Scholarship Ball, 6:30 p.m. March 21, Cardinal George recipient of Shield of St. Xavier, $300/person, Ken Arlen’s Front of House Band, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, RSVP to (773) 298-3311 by March 9.

The Girls Catholic Athletic Conference: 34th Anniversary dinner and 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees ceremony, doors open 3 p.m. March 22, dinner 4:15 p.m. $35/person, at Monastero’s Ristorante & Banquets, 3935 W. Devon, call

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Stations of the Cross: noon on Lenten Fridays, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Irish Mass: preludes 7 p.m. March 10, Mass 7:30 p.m., celebrant Fr. John Trout; refreshments and entertainment follow, St. Fabian Church, 8300 S. Thomas, Bridgeview, (708) 599-1110.

Tridentine Latin Mass: 5 p.m. on first Sundays, at St. Lambert Church, 8148 Karlov, Skokie, (847) 673-5090.

St. Patrick’s Day Civic Mass: 9 a.m. March 14 (doors open 7 a.m. for balcony seating), Bishop Timothy Lyne celebrant, with Irish music and breakfast buffet at Old St. Pat’s, 700 W. Adams, (312) 648-1021.


Homestyle Polish Dinner: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8, from kielbasa to galabki, $9/plate; also kids hotdog special; games, dancing to polka music, St. Stanislaus Kostka School cafeteria, 1255 N. Noble, (773) 278-2470.

St. Benedict Lenten Fish Fry: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m., dine in and/or carry out, Fridays now through April 3, at 2339 York, Blue Island, (708) 385-8510.

Lenten Fish Fry Dinners and Stations of the Cross: 6 p.m. Fridays, now through March 27, varied menu, $7-$10/adults, Living Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, (847) 359-0042.

Fish Fry Fridays: 5-7:30 p.m. March 13 and April 3, at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, 301 S. I-Oka, Mount Prospect, (847) 253-8600.

Friends of St. Benedict Nursing and Rehab: benefit dining, 4- 10 p.m. March 16, at Graziano’s Restaurant, 5960 W. Touhy, Niles, 25 per cent of dinner cost will be donated if you mention St. Benedict’s (take out orders also), (847) 647-0003 for more info.

St. Joseph/St. Patrick Dinner: from corned beef to Polish sausage, 2:30-6 p.m. March 15, with traditional sweet table, $15, hosted by St. anne’s Society of St. Turibius Parish, 5646 S. Karlov, (773) 581-2730.

St. Patrick/St. Joseph Dinner- Dance: 6-11 p.m. March 7, $50/person, with auction, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Center, 1201 E. Anderson, RSVP to (847) 358-6999.

St. Patrick/St. Joseph Dinner- Dance: doors open 6 p.m. March 7, $25/person, corned beef dinner and adult beverages, with Irish entertainment and dancing to The Downtown Sound, Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, call Sue at (708) 974-3969.


Catholic Underground: 7 p.m. March 5, featuring Sal Solo, at UIC Newman Center, 700 S. Morgan, for more info, contact (312) 226-1880 or

“Harambee”: prayer, celebration, includes buffet, drinks, to support Tolton scholarships, “A Kaleidoscope of African American Religious Dance,” 5:30 p.m. March 7, at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell, (773) 371-5440.

First Friday Movie Night: gather at 6:30 p.m. March 6, “A Bronx Tale,” de Niro epic, potluck munchies, and discussion, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 346- 4228.

Special Lenten Event: live performance of the “Gospel of John,” by actor Brad Sherrill, seating 3 p.m. March 15, performance 3:30 p.m., $15, at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier, Mount Prospect, call (847) 437-6208.

Sapphire Woodwind Quintet: 3 p.m. March 15, at Chiesa Nuova, a Franciscan performing arts ministry, $25/person, 230 S. Laflin, call (312) 226-0983.

Tajci’s “I Thirst” Concert: musical adaptation of crucifixion story, performed by singer/songwriter Tajci, Hebrew and Gregorian chants, classic hymns and original songs, 7 p.m. March 11 at Holy Family Church in Rockford, (815) 397-9395; 7 p.m. March 12, St. Andrew Parish, 3546 N. Paulina, (773) 525-3016.

The Lira Singers: concert of Italian and Polish music, 3 p.m. March 22, free St. Joseph’s Day reception follows, at Our Lady Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence, (773) 508-7040.

Choirfest: 2 p.m. March 15, church choirs of Park Forest, at St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry, Park Forest, (708) 748-6891.

Chicago Chorale Sacred Concert: 7:30 p.m. April 4, a capella performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers,” $20/person; $12/student w/ID, at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt, www.chicagochorale. org.

“Irish Dance Chicago”: Irish step dance concert, 7 p.m. March 13, spotlighting various local dance schools and special musical guests, $10/adults; children under 12/free with paying adult, tickets at door of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


St. Laurence High School: alldabber super bingo, doors open noon March 8, games at 2 p.m., tickets $20 by March 4, bake sale, food for sale, at 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call Mothers Club at (708) 458-6900, Ext. 411.


H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Parishioners with Employment): meetings for employed/unemployed, 7 p.m. on first Tuesdays, need not be parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 9300 167th St., Orland Hills, call Steve at (708) 712- 2837.

Job and Networking Ministry: 7-9:15 p.m. March 9, “Interviewing with an Ounce of Prevention,” at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Esstates, (847) 925-6005.

Jobs Seekers Support Group: weekly meetings 10 a.m. Mondays, at St. Gertrude Parish, 1420 W. Granville, call Peter Buttitta at (773) 764-3621 for more info.

Job Loss: “Job-Sea`rch Tools & Spiritual Strategies,” Co-sponsored by the non-profit Career Transitions Center & the McLaughlin series, 7:30-9 p.m. March 17, free, open to public, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Clark Ministry Center, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, contact sks701pr@ or (847) 825-3153.

Interfaith Career Network: resume assistance, career counseling, networking for those in job transition, LinkedIn presenter Matt Kerr, 7 p.m. March 19, different topics each month, at St. John of the Cross, 5005 S. Wolf, Western Springs, free/open to public, call (708) 246-4404 for more info.

Monthly Networking: 9 a.m. on fourth Saturdays, speaker and structured networking from 10 a.m.-noon, St Raphael Parish, 1215 Modaff Rd, Naperville, (630) 355.4545.


Fr. Jim Spahn, OP: missionary who lived/worked in Bolivia, “Bolivia: Land(s) of contrast and Beauty,” 1:30 p.m. March 7, $2/person, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, at DePaul’s Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, Room 154, for more info, call (773) 325-7871.

Fr. Christopher Devron, SJ: president of Jesuit College Prep on the West Side, “When Catholic Education Invests in Urban America,” $30/luncheon, noon, March 13, at Union Leage Club, 65 W. Jckson, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by March 10.

First Friday Club of Chicago: noon-1:15 p.m. March 6, Patrick Collins, “The Journey to Illinois Ethics Reform,” $35/guest, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by March 3.

Tolton Lecture: with Sr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, “Code Black: A Black Catholic Liberation Bioethic,” 4 p.m. March 4, at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell, (773) 371-5440.

First Saturday Speaker Series: 5 p.m. March 7 Mass and rosary, 7 p.m. Fr. Anthony Brankin, on “Americanism: Our Own Little Heresy,” refreshments, at Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1300 N. Noble, (773) 278-2470.

Liturgical Institute Conference: Fr. Edward Oakes, SJ, friend of the late Fr. Neuhaus, who was scheduled to speak on “Liturgy, Justice and Social Reconstruction,” will offer a lecture in his place, “The Contribution of Reverend Richard John Neuhaus to Catholic Liturgy and Social Justice,” April 24, registration $75; $10/lunch; $12/dinner, at St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, RSVP to (847) 837-4542 or at www.liturgicalinstitute. org.

“Pranzo con Paolo”: “Lunch with Paul,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10, luncheon with talk by Fr. Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union, free, at St. Joseph Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, (773) 973-9700.

“Opening Some Windows On Islam”: presentation on spiritual foundations of Islam, by Dr. Scott Alexander, associate professor of Islam and director of Catholic- Muslim Studies at Catholic Theological Union, 7 p.m. March 4, Assumption Parish Hall, 323 W. Illinois, (312) 644-0036.

Sr. Deirdre Mullan, RSM: director at Mercy Global Concern at the United Nations, 6:30 p.m. March 11, will talk on the U.N., Catholic social teaching and global citizenship, as part of Catholic Colloquium Series, at St. Xavier University’s Butler Room, 3700 W. 103rd. St., (773) 298-3981.


Debtors Anonymous: support and guidance, Tuesdays, 12:10- 1:10 p.m. in St. Clare Auditorium, St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312)

First Saturday Book Club: for women, noon-2 p.m. March 7, discussing Bruce Feiler’s “Walking the Bible,” (BYOLunch), at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 346- 4228.

Calix Society: for Catholic alcoholics maintaining sobriety through AA fellowship, 9 a.m.- noon on fourth Saturdays, at St. John Vianney lower level, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, call Ellen at (847) 583-0274.

Courage-Chicago: weekly prayer/discussion as spiritual support for Catholic lay men and women aspiring to live chaste lives according to church’s teachings on homosexuality, call Fr. Charles Becker at (815) 385-1575 for more info, or visit

Book Discussion Group: 2 p.m. March 8, “The Poor Mouth,” by author Flann O’Brien, led by moderator Virginia Gibbons, free, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282- 7035 for more info.


Holy Name Cathedral: “mission soup” 5:45-6:15 in cafeteria, speaker, Fr. Jordan Kelly, OP, 6:30 p.m. March 2-4, in auditorium, 735 N. State, call (312) 787-8040 for time and exact location.

“To Praise, To Bless, To Preach”: 7 p.m. March 2-4, with Fr. Brian Walker, O.P. in English, at St. Bartholomew Church, 3601 N. Lavergne, (773) 286-7871; also a mission in Spanish, 7 p.m. March 11-13, at St.Genevieve Church, 4835 W. Altgeld, (773) 237-3011.

“Heal My Heart”: Fr. Christopher Crotty C.P.M and Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F., March 6-7, with emcee Chuck Neff of Relevant Radio, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights, RSVP to Zina at (847) 655-5011, or visit www.comeholyspiritconferences. org.


“Privileged” Art Tour to Italy: with Illinois Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, May 29-June 4, includes Vatican’s restoration labs, museums, Sistine Chapel, more, with Rome and Florence, call (313) 565-8888, Ext. 121 or visit


Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 7, with Fr. Stanley Jankowski, CR; with Mass, lunch, reconciliation, Benediction, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, RSVP to Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545- 8300, Ext. 307.

Mini Lenten Recollection for the Indian Community: with Fr. Britto Berchmans, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28, St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf, Niles, (847) 967-1060.

Day of Reflection for Filipino Community: with Fr. Ron Plomillo, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 7, St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf, Niles, (847) 967-1060.

Day of Reflection for Polish Community: with Fr. Przemek Wojcik, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 14, St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 W. Golf, Niles, (847) 967- 1060.

Lenten Workshop Retreat for Laity: March 13-15, given by Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, with talks on the traditional Latin Mass and Lenten subjects, at Stritch Retreat Center, Mundelein, see www.sanctamissa. org for more details on this workshop, (312) 243-7373.

St. Barbara Parish: 7:30 p.m. March 15-19, with Fr. George Knab, OMI, 4008 Prairie, Brookfield, (708) 485-2900.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend: for post-abortive men or women, evening March 20- midday March 22, at St. Charles Pastoral Center, 402 S. Independence, Romeoville, call in strict confidence for registration or more info, (866) 994-4483.


St. Rita of Cascia High School: monthly luncheon for Ritamen, noon March 11, in chapel foyer, 7740 S. Western, RSVP to Trish, at (773) 925-5029.

St. Augustine Alumni: for high school, grade school, parish; noon March 20, dinner honoring classes ending in “4” and “9,” $22/person, benefits Poor Handmaids, at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, RSVP to Carolann Stashak at (312) 203-6023.


St. Joseph Table: 11 a.m. March 22 Mass/blessing with Fr. Richard Fragomeni; noon-3 p.m. bountiful table, offering, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

St. Joseph Table: 4-6 p.m. March 15, dinner tickets $10/adults; $5/ages 6-12, St. Bruno Parish, 4751 S. Harding, call (773) 523-3467 for tickets.

St. Joseph Table: after 9:30 a.m. Mass March 22, 10:30 a.m. blessing, meatless Italian buffet until 2:30 p.m., offering, at St. Bernardine Parish, 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park, (708) 366-3553.

St. Joseph Sweet Table: with Italian and Polish treats, 10 a.m.- noon March 22, offering, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 950 W. Everett, Lake Forest, (847) 234- 1401, Ext. 208.

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish: St. Joseph’s Sweet Table, after the 5 p.m. Mass March 14, and after all Masses March 15, in church hall, 4646 N. Austin, (773) 777-2666.


Young Adults Discernment Series: 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 3, Fr. Robin Ryan, CP, on “Called to Prayer,” with different speaker each month, through May, at Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton, free, but register at (312) 751-5240, or email [email protected].

Bishop Perry’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast: for dads, sons, singles, with Fr. Richard Simon speaking on “When You Shake Your Fist at God,” 7:30-10 a.m. March 7, $10/person, St. Agnes Parish Hall, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights, call Frank at (70) 935-2532.

“Love Your Enemy”: how to pray and how to live, 7-8:30 p.m. March 4, $10, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

Illinois Catholic Prayer Breakfast: (corrected copy) Mass 6:30 a.m. March 27, celebrant Cardinal George, breakfast/program, 7:30- 9:30 a.m., address by Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wis., $45/person, at Chicago Hilton Towers, 720 S. Michigan, RSVP to (888) 970-7776.

Divine Providence Parish: Wednesday Lenten series, “Here Comes Lent!,” 7 p.m. March 4, through April 1, various speakers and topics, in church, 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

“Soup for the Soul”: soup, prayer, discussion, presentation, 7-9 p.m. March 10, Sr. Susan Paweski, SP, on the life of Mother Guerin; March 17, Fr. Ed Shea, OFM, on year-round Christmas, offering, at St. Bernardine School cafeteria, 815 Elgin, Forest Park, (708) 366-3553.

“Celebration of Unity”: 9 a.m. March 21, Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women with other denominations, $12, includes speakers and lunch, at St. Dorothy Church 450 E. 78th St., call Shirley at (312) 534-8325.

Medjugorje Celebration: rosary 6 p.m. March 12, Mass 7 p.m., a witness talk at 8 p.m., then Ivan Dragicevic from Medjugorje, 8:30-9:30 p.m., at Holy Family Church, 2515 Palatine Rd., Inverness, call Marie Fallon at (847) 304-4846 for more info.

“Stories Around the Table”: soup suppers, 6:30 p.m. March 5, with JoAnne Harbert on hunger; March 12, Nicholas Lund-Molfese on Catholic social teaching; Mar. 26, Fr. Robert Miller, Donnie Brown & Carol Larry on housing; Apr. 2, Fr. Larry Dowling on immigration reform; at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 8101 Golf, Niles, (847) 966-1180.


Palm Weaving Workshops: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. classes March 28, with Eugene Fedeli, master palm weaver, bring scissors, other materials provided, $35, space limited, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, register at (312) 421 3757 Ext. 323.

Chess Tourney: doors open 8:30 a.m. March 14, games 9:30 a.m., grades 1-8 and high school, home-schoolers too, $15/player, bring own chess set; high schoolers need clock also, St Louise de Marillac, 1125 Harrison, La Grange Park, call (312) 671-4667.