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Around the Archdiocese

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

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St. Raymond of Penefort Parish: 60th anniversary dinnerdance/ auction April 25, $100/person, at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, RSVP to Roberta at (847) 253-8600, Ext. 121.


St. Joseph College Seminary: “Festa Italiana,” with silent/live auctions, entertainment, 3-8 p.m. March 29, “Ite Ad Joseph” award to Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, SJ, president of Loyola University, $65/person; $25/children ages 10 and under, at Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, call (773) 973- 9722.

Daughters of Divine Love: the “Simply Divine Luncheon,” 11:30 a.m. April 4, $40/person at St. Philip Neri Parish Hall, 2132 E. 72nd St., RSVP to Sr. Miriam at (708) 359-2159.

Illinois Right to Life Committee: 6 p.m. April 3 reception, cash bar, dinner and auction, 7:30 p.m., $65/person, at Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace, RSVP to (312) 422- 9300.

St. Edward School: “Big Red Auction,” prizes, food, 6 p.m.-midnight March 28, $25/advance, $30/at door, 4343 W. Sunnyside, RSVP to Kristen (773) 481-2881.

St. Ignatius College Prep: “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” register 4:15 p.m. March 28’ Mass 5 p.m. at Holy Family Church, auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing at 6 p.m., tickets $30, black tie optional, 21 or over, at school, 1076 W. Roosevelt, call (312) 432-8406.

Catholic Charities: “Helping Hands Dinner & Auction,” benefits services for Southwest Suburban region, 6 p.m. April 4, at Double Tree Hotel, Alsip, call (708) 430- 0428 for tickets.


Taize Prayer: 8:15 March 27, song, Scripture, meditation, at St. Joseph Church, 7240 W. 57th St., Summit, (708) 458-0501.

Latin Mass: with Gregorian chant sung by Rex Gloriae schola, for Feast of the Annunciation, 7 p.m. March 25, Benediction follows, choral music composed by Kevin Allen, directed by Timothy Woods, at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363-7409.

St. Joseph Day Mass: 9:30 a.m. March 19, sweet table follows, bring donation for soup kitchen, at St. Joseph Village Chapel, 4021 W. Belmont, (773) 328-5500.

Mass and Candlelight Procession: 7 p.m. March 25, Feast of the Annunciation, celebrating “Day of the Unborn,” bring candle to carry, Benediction follows, refreshments, hosted by Knights of Columbus Tonti Council #1567, at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside, (773) 545-8719.

“Seven Last Words”: 3 p.m. March 29, St. Isaac Jogues, 8101 Golf, Niles, (847) 966-1180.

Chiara Lubich Memorial Mass: marking one year death anniversary of Focolare Movement founder, with Cardinal George, 3 p.m. March 28, at Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, reception follows, for more information call (773) 285-2746.

St. Michael League Mass: 6 p.m. March 17, for first responders and peace, at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale, (708) 422-0206.


“An Evening in Tuscany”: gala and raffle, music of Angelo Castellucci at 6:15 p.m. March 18, $65/person, hosted by St. James Parish in Highwood, at Highland Park Country Club, RSVP to (847) 989-0900.

St. Gregory the Great Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 27, $9/adult, $7/children, in high school cafeteria, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr, (773) 561- 3546.

Divine Infant School: all you can eat dine-in fish fry dinner, 5:30- 9 p.m. March 20, carry-out available, 1640 Newcastle, Westchester, Al Castillo, (708) 837-7556 for more info.

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

Fish Fry 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. April 3, at St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, 301 S. I-Oka, Mount Prospect, (847) 253-8600.


“Late Nite Catechism”: 7 p.m. March 20-21, $25, at Pope John XXIII School, 1420 Maple, Evanston, call (847) 475-5678.

Lenten Music: 3 p.m. March 15, organist Henry Di Cristofano, freewill offering, at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3111 W. Jackson, (773) 638-0159.

“Lenten Praise” Choir Concert: 3 p.m. March 22, works by Casciolini and Mendelssohn, Haydn, offering, at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette, for more info, call (847) 251-0771.

William Ferris Chorale: Chicago premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s “The Sealed Angel,” tone poem celebrating 1,000 years of Christianity in Russia, 8 p.m. March 20, Paul French, music director, flautist Anna Belle O’Shea, also an icon exhibit, tickets $15-$25, student or senior discounts, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 W. Belmont, call (773) 325-2000 for tickets.

“The Seven Last Words of Christ”: classical choral piece, 50- member choir, orchestra and large cast, 1:30 p.m. April 4, $10/person, $5/children, at Nativity BVM Church, 6812 S. Washtenaw, call (815) 462-3809 for tickets.

Catholic Underground: 7 p.m. April 2, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8 p.m. entertainment by Popple, free, at UIC Newman Center, 700 S. Morgan, contact (312) 226-1880 or www.marsill. com for more info.

“Padres Plus on Parade II”: variety acts by local priests and sisters, 3 p.m. April 19, doors open 2 p.m., $35 for VIP seating, $25/general admission, $20/balcony, St. Scholastica Academy, 7416 N. Ridge, (312) 534-8325.

“Bud, Not Buddy”: winner of Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award, for ages 9 and up, March 31-May 23, by DePaul’s Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, $8, at De- Paul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call (312) 922-0999.

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.


“Gilded Glory”: European treasures from the Martin D’Arcy permanent collection, medieval, renaissance and baroque works, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through April 12, free, at Loyola University Museum of Art, LUMA, 820 N. Michigan, (312) 915-7600.

“Something in Common”: photography/ mixed-media works by Aurelija Cepulinskaite, reflecting commonality between Lithuania (decaying Soviet farm buildings), England (remains of deserted monasteries), and Iceland’s melting ice caps, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday- Sunday, now-April 10, free, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582 6500.

“Irish Eyes”: paintings and photography from Irish-American Chicagoans, now through March 29, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


Super Bingo: doors open noon March 29, games at 1:30 p.m., $25 includes set-up and luncheon buffet, St. Florian School Gym, 13100 S. Houston, call 773-646-2868 for tickets.

“Winner’s Circle night”: 6 p.m. March 28, fun and chances, silent auction, benefit for St. Eugene School, 5220 N. Canfield, for tickets, call (773) 775-6659.


H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Parishioners with Employment): 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.

“Establishing Rapport with the Interviewer”: 7-9:15 p.m. March 23, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, for more info, call Bob at (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.

Monthly Networking: 9 a.m. on fourth Saturdays, speaker and structured networking from 10 a.m.-noon, St Raphael Parish, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, (630) 355-4545.

Interfaith Career Network: resumé assistance, career counseling, networking for those in job transition, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, different topic each month, at St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 S. Wolf, Western Springs, free/open to public, call (708) 246-4404 for more info.


Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation Conference: on faith, family and freedom, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. April 4, with Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, Phyllis Schlafly, and Richard Thompson of Thomas More Law Center, $42/person by March 30, $46/at door, Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to Don Ludwin at (773) 229-0375.

“Recasting the Bottom Line”: 7:30 p.m. March 19, Fr. Oliver Williams, CSC, University of Notre Dame, $10, at Siena Center at Dominican University Priory Campus auditorium, 7200 Division, River Forest, call (708) 488-5000 for tickets.

Avis Clendenen: coffee 9 a.m. April 2, talk on “Hildegard in Jung: Encountering a Wise Old Woman & a Wise Old Man,” 9:30-11:30 a.m. with Q&A, $6, hosted by Theology South in St. Xavier University Butler Room, 3700 W. 103rd St., for more info, call Donatta, at (708) 422-1635.

Sr. M. Paul McCaughey, OP: superintendent of Catholic schools, noon-1:15 p.m. April 3, First Friday Club, $35/guest, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by March 31.


Chicago Catholic University Club: for single practicing Catholics over age 50, with at least two years of college or work experience, for complimentary newsletter, call (773) 545-8336.

New Beginnings Singles: St. Joseph Day Polish dinner 6:30 p.m. March 19, at White Eagle Restaurant, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to Dan at (847) 846- 9700.


“Christ Lives in Me”: 7-9 p.m. March 22-23, with Fr. Michael Fones, OP, at St. Patrick Church, 950 W. Everett, Lake Forest, (847) 234-1401, Ext. 204.

“Symphony of Faith”: 7 p.m. March 22-26, with Fr. George Knab, OMI, at St. Dismas, 2600 Sunset, Waukegan, (847) 623- 5050, or 7 p.m. March 29-April 1, at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside, (773) 545-6496.

“The Great Invitation”: with Fr. Jordan Kelly, OP, 3 p.m. March 22, talk and potluck dinner, talks at 7 p.m. March 23-24, Mass and homily on Mary, Mother of the Eucharist 7 p.m. March 25, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 Golf, Niles, (847) 966-1180.


St. Paul and the Early Church: Biblical sites in Greece and Turkey, April 21-May 2, 2010, hosted by Fr. Richard Yankos of Prince of Peace Church, Lake Villa, call (847) 356- 7915.

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.


Womanspirit Retreat: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 28, “Do What You Have the Power to Do” at Felician Sisters Provincialate (Northwest Side), call (773) 478-1157, Ext. 13 to register by March 14.

Days of Recollection: Ignatian spirituality, confession, Mass, Benediction by Miles Christi priests, 6:15-9:15 p.m. March 27, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, also, 12:45- 5 p.m. March 28 at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, call Joan (847) 966-1369 or visit

Silent Ignatian Retreat for Men: spiritual exercises, May 29- 31, talks, Mass, confession, rosary, personal conference with Miles Christi priests, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, call Joan at (847)966-1369 or visit

Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 4, with Fr. Joseph Melczek, CR, with Mass, lunch, reconciliation, Benediction, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, RSVP to Sr. Ann at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 307.


St. Augustine Alumni: high school, grade school, parish, noon March 20, dinner, $22/person, benefits Poor Handmaids, at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, RSVP to Carolann Stashak at (312) 203-6023.

Alvernia Alumnae: reception 11:30 a.m. April 19, luncheon $45/person, at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River, Rosemont, RSVP to Kathy at (708) 442-1479.


Mary Queen of Heaven Parish: 3-6 p.m. March 22, in school gym, 24th Place and 53rd Avenue, Cicero, (708) 656-1041.

Our Lady of Ransom Parish: St. Joseph’s sweet table, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22, after all Masses, donation $5, to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society, 8300 Greenwood, Niles, (847) 823-2550.


“Here Comes Easter” Series: 7 p.m. March 18, Joe Paprocki, catechist/author, “Name That Tune...Name That Sin!”, Wednesdays through April 1, in Divine Providence Church, 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

Reading of St. Paul’s Letters: 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays March 16-April 2, Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott, (773) 775-3833.

Tea at Techny’s Lenten Path: “Women Walking through the Wilderness,” 9 a.m.-noon March 21, with Barbara Flynn, $30/person, at Divine Word Missionaries, 1835 Waukegan Rd., Techny, RSVP to (847) 272-7600.

"St. Paul's Journeys and Letters": after 7 p.m. Mass Mondays of Lent, with Fr. Jim Hyland, at Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park, (708) 423-8110.

Spiritual Spa Days: presenter Judy Logue on forgiveness and healing, 9 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 26 and April 30, (arrive 30 minutes prior), hosted by Queen of All Saints Parish,$7/session, at Felician Sisters Convent, 3800 W. Peterson, RSVP to Chris at (773) 685-0051.

Soup for the Soul Lenten Series: 7-9 p.m. March 24, Joe Paprocki, “Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life,” soup, prayer, discussion, presentation, at St. Bernardine School cafeteria, 815 Elgin, Forest Park, (708) 366-3553.

“Lent at the Well” Series: 7- 8:30 p.m. March 18 Chris Hopkins, March 25, Sr. Kathy Sherman, CSJ, $10 per class, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.

Lenten Program: “A Compassionate Experience of the Crucifixion,” Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh will show/demonstrate the instruments of torture used in Christ’s crucifixion, hosted by St. Florian Youth Group, suitable for teens and adults, at the church, 13145 S. Houston, Hegewisch, call (773) 646-4877 for more info.

“How Do Catholics Read the Bible?” 7-8:30 p.m. March 25, Sr. Barbara Bowe, RSCJ, part of “Theology 2009: Catholic Thought for Thinking Catholics,” at Old St. Patrick Parish, 700 W. Adams, (312) 648-1021.


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.

St. Linus Final Four: doors open 4:30 p.m. April 4, $25, includes buffet dinner between games, Joe at (708) 655-5035.

Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m.- noon March 29, variety menu, in church basement, at St. Albert the Great Parish, 80th and Central avenues, Burbank, (708) 424-7757.