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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart: 6 p.m. April 25, $15/person, $50 per-ticket reverse raffle “South of the Border,” at St. Francis Woods, 9201 W. St. Francis Rd., Frankfort, Ill., call (815) 464-3864 to RSVP or order raffle tickets.

St. Joseph ChargerFest: 6:30 p.m.-midnight April 25, super raffle, bar, buffet, games, $50/person, adults 21 and over only, at the school, 10900 W. Cermak, Westchester, (708) 562-7488.

St. Joseph Hospital: “Lift A Spirit,” tickets $75/person, 6:30 p.m. April 30, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles in showroom at Bentley/Lamborghini Gold Coast, 834 N. Rush, to support Laboure outpatient clinic for low-income patients, RSVP to Brent Caburnay at the Resurrection Development Foundation, (847) 813-3467.

St. Agnes of Bohemia School: dinner, silent/live auctions, 6 p.m. May 15, $150/person, at Soldier Field’s United Club, 1410 S. Museum Campus, RSVP to Michele at (773) 522-0143, Ext. 110.

The Lira Ensemble: cocktails, Highland canapes 6 p.m. April 23, Highland music by Lira Singers soloists and a Highland violinist, Polish supper at 7:45 p.m., $100/person, at Szalas Restaurant, 5214 S. Archer, RSVP to (773) 508-7040.

Resurrection High School: “Res-Ma-Tazz” dinner-dance and auction, 6 p.m. May 2, honoring Sisters of the Resurrection, $100/person, at the White Eagle in Niles, for tickets call Carol at (773) 775-6616, Ext. 112.

Immaculate Conception School’s “Gold Rush”: 7 p.m. April 24, buffet dinner, open bar, D.J., dancing, DJ music, silent auction, raffles. $50/person, $35/age 60+, at I.C. Parish Center, 7271 W. Talcott, RSVP to Eileen at (773) 775-1332,. _

DANCES & DINNERS “Spring Fling”: 8-11 p.m. April 18, music by Paul Adams, bring a snack to share, $10/at door, St. Matthew Parish, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, (847) 397-9643.

Southwest Suburban W.O.W.: widows or widowers “Gangster and Moll” dinner-dance, 7 p.m. April 19, open to non-members, $25/person, at Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, RSVP to (630) 897-4462.


Old St. Patrick Church: Easter Vigil 8 p.m. April 11; Easter Sunday Masses, 7, 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. April 12, 700 W. Adams, (312) 648-1021.

Divine Mercy Movie: presentation of free documentary film, “Time for Mercy,” about the Divine Mercy message and devotion, life of St. Faustina, and origin of the Feast of Divine Mercy, at 6:30 p.m. April 16, at Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center Auditorium, 751 N. State (entrance in courtyard), (312) 787-8040.

Taize Ecumenical Prayer: hosted by Charis Ministries for young adults (20s/30s), 7:30 p.m. April 24, all ages welcome, at St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge, Evanston, (773) 289-7413.

Mass for the Sick: 11 a.m. April 18 in English, and third Saturdays, and blessing with St. Peregrine relic, at National Shrine of St. Peregrine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19.

Mass for Feast of St. Peregrine: 2 p.m. May 3, with blessing of individuals with relic of St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, at National Shrine of St. Peregrine, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, ample parking, (773) 638-5800, Ext. 19.

Five Holy Martyrs Parish: Polka Mass, 4 p.m. April18, featuring Dennis Motyka and the Good Times Band, 4327 S. Richmond, (773) 254-3636.


Wartburg College Choir: 80- voice choral group from Waverly, Iowa, 7 p.m. April 24, free, at St. Bartholomew Church, 4949 W. Patterson, (773) 286-7871.

“Hidden Treasures of Classical Music”: 3 p.m. April 19, Amadeus Consort presents works of Francesco Molino and Anton Diabelli for violin, bass and baroque guitar, at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363-7409.

“The Confessions of Saint Augustine”: 7-9:15 p.m. April 20, one-man production featuring Leonardo Defilippis in modern story of a man steeped in a sordid lifestyle, who discovers the answer to his longing is God, hosted by Catholic Intellectual Tradition Series and the Catholic Studies Program, with music, sets, and costumes, free, at DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Room 120, (773) 325- 7423, or [email protected].

“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.

“Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3”: Chicagoland debut, 7:30 p.m. April 18, $25, Notre Dame High School, 7655 W. Dempster, Niles, (847) 779-8644, benefits school’s New Orleans June immersion trip.

St. Xavier University: American Music for Women’s Voices, 7:30 p.m. April 17; Chorale, 7:30 p.m. April 18, both free, in McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3421.

“Late Nite Catechism”: 5 p.m. Mass April 25, doors open 6 p.m. in Rec Center, performance 7 p.m., for ages 21 and older, at St. Viator Parish, 4170 W. Addison, order tickets by April 21, by calling Slice at (773) 286-4040, Ext. 118.

Ecclesia Men’s Choir Concert: choral works from Eastern and Western church traditions, 3 p.m. May 3, $15, at St. Josaphat Parish, 2311 N. Southport, call (815) 806-0066 for tickets.

“Late Nite Catechism”: doors open 7 p.m. April 25, “class” begins 7:30 p.m., $30/person, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, RSVP by April 20 by calling (312) 421-3757.

Irish Music School of Chicago Program: Family & Friends Session, 7:30 p.m. April 16, featuring young and old students of Sean Cleland and Pat Finnegan on the tin whistle, fiddle, flute and more, no charge, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.

The Elders in Concert: Irish musicians, 8 p.m. April 24, $20, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282- 7035, Ext. 10, for tickets.


Works by Marcia Wegman: Lithuanian and Latvian landscapes, people, farm animals by Iowa artist, photographed on a Heifer International Study Tour and later painted to spotlight work of the Heifer project, free opening reception 7 p.m. April 24; gallery talk by artist 7 p.m. May 15, exhibit daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 29, at Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582-6500.

“Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera”: April 16-June 14, pre-reception lecture by Deborah Willis, 4 p.m. April 16 in DePaul University Art Museum’s North Gallery, opening reception follows 5-7 p.m., techniques in the exhibit range from tintypes to digital, drawing mainly from The Amistad Center for Arts & Culture’s collection of 19th and early 20th century photos, 2350 N. Kenmore, for days, hours, call (773) 325-7506.


St. Philip Neri Parish: awards luncheon, noon-4 p.m. April 26, tickets $50/person, at Ramada Inn’s Dynasty Ballroom, 4525 Calumet, Hammond, RSVP to rectory at (773) 363-1700.

Mount Assisi Academy: noon April 19, lunch $35/person, hosted by parents club, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, RSVP to Teri at (708) 448-9889.

St. Cornelius Ladies Guild: luncheon 11 a.m. April 25, $35, Chateau Ritz, 9100 Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to June at (773) 777- 9532, after 6 p.m.


Card/Bunco Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. April 15, hosted by St. Ferdinand Ladies of St. Anne, $9/person, in Canning Hall, 3131 N. Mason, call Pat at (773) 622-8609 by April 13.

Super Bingo: doors open 12:30 p.m. April 19, games at 2 p.m., tickets $20 for sale at St. Rene rectory, 6340 S. New England, (773) 229-8523.

Super Bingo: doors open noon April 19, early bird games 1:30 p.m., regular and specials 2:15 p.m., $20/person, at St. George School, 6700 W. 176th St., Tinley Park, call (708) 5332-2626.


“The Psychology of the Interview”: 7-9 p.m. April 16, understanding the “why” of certain questions, hosted by St. Hubert’s Job Ministry, at Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer, Northbrook, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for more info.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish: 9:30 a.m. April 17, certified career coach on “Getting Unstuck,” with structured networking session on Fridays; 7 p.m. April 23, “Nite-of-Networking,” with a one-hour “networking 101” at 6 p.m. for recently displaced workers, 1500 Brookdale, Naperville, contact Jim Breen at [email protected].


Fr. Vaughn Fayle, OFM: an authority on Thomas Merton, will discuss his thoughts on the influence of technology, and its impact on society, at 2 p.m. April 19, $5/nonmembers, in Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 7211 W. Talcott, hosted by Chicago Chapter of International Thomas Merton Society, for more info, call Mike Brennan at (773) 685-4736.

Siena Center's Albertus Magnus Society: Fr. Thomas F. O'Meara, OP, “New Planets and Extraterrestrial Beings — Does Jesus Have a Role?” 7-9 p.m. April 23, free, Dominican University Priory Campus, 7200 Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

First Friday Club of Chicago: sports anchor/author Rich King, noon-1:15 p.m. May 1, $35/guests, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by April 28.

Catholic Citizens Forum: John Iannone, writer, lecturer, filmmaker, vice chairman of Holy Shroud Task Force, on “The Holy Shroud of Turin,” 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 8, luncheon, $30, open to public, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by May 5.


Charis Ministries: young adult (20s/30s) focus Mass and potluck dinner, 4:30 p.m. Mass April 18, with director Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, at St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge, Evanston, call (773) 289-7413.

St. Dymphna Society: video “Key Concepts for Mental Health,” how to get well and stay well, 7:30-9 p.m. April 22, at Queen of All Saints School, 6230 N. Lemont, call Jim or Shirley Weber at (773) 777-6022 for more info.

New Beginnings Singles: breakfast and conversation, 9:15 a.m. April 19, at Elly’s Pancake House, 372 E. Golf, Arlington Heights, call Joe at (847) 922- 8007 to RSVP.

Chicago Catholic University Club: 3 p.m. April 19, presentation by “Those Were the Days Radio Players,” South Chapter, non-members free, at Holly Court Terrace, 1111 W. Ontario, Oak Park, call (773) 434-2602 for more info; bridge players welcome 10 a.m.-noon April 17, at 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr., (773) 736- 9492.


Days of Recollection: talks on Ignatian spirituality, confession, Mass, Benediction by Miles Christi priests, 6:15-9:15 p.m. April 24, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont; also 12:45-5 p.m. April 25, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, for more info, contact Joan at (847) 966-1369 or


St. Laurence High School: 4:30 p.m. April 18 remembrance Mass for deceased alumni, in school library, wreath-laying at outdoor memorial, weather permitting, snacks follow, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, (708) 458-6900.

St. Casimir Academy Alumnae: seeking all-classes including Maria class of 1959, for 11 a.m. Mass May 2, photo-taking 12:15, luncheon 12:30 p.m., $40/person, at Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse, 6727 S. California, call Kathleen Dujsik at (773) 925- 8686, Ext. 115.

Maria High School Mother- Daughter Mass: 11 a.m. May 3, in school chapel, brunch follows, $20/couple; $5/each additional person, 6727 S. California, RSVP to Carly, (773) 925-8686, Ext. 108.

St. Hyacinth Grammar School: seeking class of 1959 for 50th reunion, 4:30 p.m. May 2, in the school hall, followed by 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Hyacinth Basilica, party follows, 7 p.m. at Rig- gio’s Restaurant in Niles, $30/person, contact Jerry Romanek at (847) 965-4078, or romanex2@ to RSVP.

St. Robert Bellarmine School: all-class and families reunion Mass 5 p.m. May 16, school tour and fellowship 6-9 p.m., at 6036 W. Eastwood, call Sue Calcagno at (847) 514-8489.

St. Agatha School: seeking all alumni for 6-11 p.m. May 30 dinner- dance, at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt, contact Fr. Larry Dowling at (773) 522- 3050 or at [email protected].

St. George High School Dragons: seeking class of 1969 (last graduating class) for weekend of May 2, concluding with banquet on May 4, for more info, contact Len Strauch at (84)850-8904 or [email protected]


Prince of Peace Parish: seeking items for June extravaganza sale, pick-ups available for items like appliances or computers, by calling (847) 356-6111 or e-mail [email protected], 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa.

Resurrection Retirement Community: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18, no stairs/ample parking, 7262 W. Peterson, (773) 792-7930.


St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish Mission: 7 p.m. April 27-30, with Fr. Henry Cains, SJ and Virginia Blass, 4101 St. Lawrence, Matteson, (708) 748-6090.

Tea at Techny: “‘Crumbs’ for the Journey,” 4:30-6 p.m. April 22, with Sr. Jane Schlosser, RSM, $20/person, at Divine Word Missionaries, 1835 Waukegan Rd., Techny, RSVP to Marcia at (847) 272-7600.

“Walking with God in the Sacred Universe”: 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 23-May 14, $75/four classes, or $20 per session, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.

Theology of the Body Study Group: 6:30 p.m. April 15, “in the body” or online, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, or the-body, Fr. Thomas Loya, facilitator, call (312) 346-4228 for more info.

“Spiritual Stimulus Package”: with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, 7- 8:30 p.m. April 30, reinvigorate your heart, mind and soul, at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine Hall , 1224 W. Lexington, free but RSVP to(312) 421-3757.


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Shop: open 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 24, expanded book section, framed art, trendy clothing (donations also accepted), in lower level of hospital’s Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, for more info, call (773) 665-3167.

Misericordia Jelly Belly Candy Days: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 24-25, volunteers needed for an hour or more at convenient locations, call (773) 273-2768 for more info.

The Women’s Center: volunteers needed at 5116 N. Cicero, as RDMS certified ultrasound sonographers, call Kathy at (773) 783-6100; receptionists (bi-lingual helpful), call (773) 794-1313; or clothing donation organizers, call (773) 794-1313.

Irish Earth Day Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18, earth-friendly vendors, children’s activities, live music, food for purchase, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.

Women’s Writing Workshop: taught by Susan M. Tiberghien, teacher and author, celebrating National Library Week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25, at Irish American Heritage Center, call (773) 282- 7035, Ext. 19 for fees and more information.