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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. Cyril & Methodius Parish: golf outing, 7 a.m. May 22, shotgun start 8 a.m., part of 125th anniversary events, Carriage Greens Country Club, Darien, RSVP by May 14 to John at (630) 257-1651.

St. Anselm Church: celebrating 100th anniversary at prayer service 5:30 p.m. June 13, dinnerdance follows in church hall, $70/person; thanksgiving Mass 10 a.m. June 14 with Cardinal George, reception follows, 6045 S. Michigan, RSVP for banquet to (773) 493-5959.

Fr. John Frawley, Fr. John Mc- Grath, Sr. Catherine Palmisano, OP: marking 65 years of priestly ordination and 60 years of vowed service, at 4:30 p.m. Mass May 16 at St. Thomas More Church, 2825 W. 81st St., buffet reception follows in Donlan Hall, RSVP to rectory at (773) 436-4444.


St. Joseph Home for the Elderly: spring luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 19, $25/person, hosted by St. Joseph's Auxiliary of Little Sisters of the Poor, at the Wellington, 2121 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, to RSVP, call (847) 358-5700.

St. Laurence High School: 20th annual golf outing, shotgun start 9 a.m. May 16, dinner, at Green Garden Country Club, Frankfort, RSVP by May 11 to Ed Kozak, (708) 458-6900, Ext. 244.

Misericordia: “The Artist in All — Empowerment Through Art,” 6- 9 p.m. May 15, at Northern Trust Bank, 50 S. LaSalle, RSVP to Jenny Frain, (773) 273-4133.

St. Joseph College Seminary: 10th anniversary of the Tuite Program, 6 p.m. June 3, dinner, award presentation, silent auction, raffle, $100/person, at Drury Lane, Oak Brook, RSVP to (773) 973-9720.

St. Patrick Church: dinner, silent auction, dancing to Ray Sassetti Orchestra, $200/couple, May 30, black tie optional, benefits The Center in Waukegan, abused women’s program at Holy Family, and Our Lady of the Academy School, at Deerpath Inn, 255 E. Illinois, Lake Forest, RSVP to Jo Ann Bednar, (847) 234-1401, Ext. 208.

Catholic Charities: “Race to Help,” noon June 14, at Arlington Park Race Track, Arlington Heights, featuring food, friends, and the races, benefiting North Regional Services Emergency Services, call Mary Beth Hartmann at (847) 376-2121.

St. Martin de Porres High School: fourth annual golf classic, registration begins 10 a.m. June 15 (players’ brunch provided), shotgun start 11 a.m., silent/live auctions, catered brunch and dinner, at Glen Flora Country Club, Waukegan, proceeds go to SMdP tuition program, contact Joe at (847) 244-6895, Ext. 233.


St. Philomena Parish: carnival with rides, bingo, food, beer garden, raffles, May 21-25, 1921 N. Kedvale, call (773) 489-1100 for more info.

Irish Fest: 3-11 p.m. May 22, noon-11 p.m. May 23, Mass 10:30 a.m. May 24, then noon-11 p.m., noon-8 p.m. May 25, $15 ticket includes all entertainment, unlimited carnival rides and parking, Chicago Gaelic park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, www.ChicagoGaelic-, (708) 687-9323.


New Beginnings Senior Prom: 8-11 p.m. May 16, music by Paul, tickets $10 at door, formal attire optional, in Hughes Center at St. Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, other groups welcome, call Joan at (847) 397-9643 for more info.

Spaghetti Dinner: all you can eat, 4 p.m. May 16, $6/person, $5/ages 4-11, children under age 4 free, hosted by Boy Scout Troop #465, at Five Holy Martyrs Parish, 4327 S. Richmond, call Jim Koziel at (773) 575-0207.


Memorial Mass for Fr. Rollins Lambert: first African-American ordained in the archdiocese 60 years ago, 9:30 a.m. May 17, at St. Malachy Church, 2248 W. Washington, RSVP to Fred Jones at (312) 733-1068, Ext. 10.

Anointing of the Sick: for those recovering, survivors and caregivers, 11 a.m. May 17 Mass, candles in honor or in memory available, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Marian Novena: 7:30 a.m. Mass daily May 22-30, concluding with 11 a.m. Mass May 31 at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, or pray novena at home, call (312) 421-3757 for copy of novena prayer.

Marytown Devotions: 7 p.m. First Fridays, rosary, Sacred Heart devotions, Mass; 11:30 a.m. First Saturdays, devotions and noon Mass, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.


Concert of Sacred Polyphony: 8 p.m. May 16, with Schola Antiqua of Chicago in all-vocal program, “Praying by Number,” hosted by Lumen Christi Institute, $15/person, $5/student, at University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn, call (773) 955-5887.

Recital of Vocal Works: quartet in world premiere of newly completed setting of ode by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Wreck of the Deutschland,” with music of Father Edward McKenna, program also features works of Gershwin and others, 3 p.m. May 17, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3657.

St. John the Evangelist Parish: Women at the Well Ministry presents comedian Sally Edwards in one-woman show, “Family Lunacy,” 9 a.m.-noon May 16, $8/person, includes breakfast, at 513 Parkside Circle, Streamwood, RSVP to (630) 837-6500.

Hidden Treasures of Classical Music: free, 3 p.m. May 17, baroque works for oboe and harpsichord performed by Amadeus Consort, at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363-7409.

“Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said”: based on award-winning science fiction novel, May 15- 24 (previews May 13-14), $15/person, group rates available, at Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office at (312) 922- 1999 for days, time and tickets.


“Visions of My Life”: photo exhibit and sale of works by guests of Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Suppers, 5-8 p.m. June 20, at St. Vincent Center, 721 N. LaSalle, free parking, call (312) 655-7758 for more info.


St. Francis De Sales Parish: doors open noon May 16, dinner at 2 p.m., $26/person, includes bingo set-up, early bird 3 p.m., super dabber bingo 3:30 p.m., 10209 S. Ewing, must RSVP to Lorry at (773) 768-5488.


“Resume Review”: 7-9 p.m. May 19, bring resume for a personal evaluation, to Queen of the Rosary Parish, 750 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for more info.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Parishioners with Employment): meetings for employed or 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 for more info.

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


“Threat to Religious Liberty”: medical, legal and spiritual perspectives, panelists include Dr. Robert Lawler, Tom Brejcha of Thomas More Society and others, 7 p.m. May 18 at St. James at Sag Bridge Church, 10600 S. Archer, Lemont, (630) 257-7000.

Terrence J. Rynne: “Gandhi & Jesus, the saving power of nonviolence,” 7:30-9 p.m. May 19, free, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, (847) 384-9338.

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ: “Southern Stories,” how she got involved with the poor and prison ministry, 7-9 p.m. May 29, $15/advance; $20/at door, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.


LOSS: Loving Outreach to Survivors of suicide, 6-8 p.m. May 19, at Catholic Charities offices, 721 N. LaSalle, call (312) 655-7283 for more info.

New Beginnings Singles: visit Chinatown, meet 6:30 p.m. May 15, at St. Hubert parking lot, 705 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, RSVP to Dan at (847) 846-9700.

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

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: for singles, Mass 11:15 a.m. May 17, at Divine Infant Church, 1601 New Castle, Westchester, then breakfast and maybe an afternoon movie, call Marlene to RSVP at (708) 788- 3352.


Days of Recollection: talks on Ignatian spirituality, confession, Mass, Benediction, by Miles Christi priests, 6:15-9:15 p.m. May 22, at St. Mary’s Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont, also, 12:45-5 p.m. May 23, Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, families welcome, snacks provided, May crowning on both days, for info call Joan at (847) 966-1369 or visit

Silent Weekend Retreat: Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian men’s retreat with spiritual talks, time for meditation, preached by Miles Christi priests, May 29-31 at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, Mass, confession, Benediction, rosary and conference with a priest, to register, call Ed at (847) 392-2964 or e-mail chicago@spiritualexercises. net.

Sacred Music Retreat: for church musicians, with sung Divine Office, daily Mass, conferences with all new topics, retreat schola, June 21-26, led by Fr. John-Mark Missio, at the Liturgical Institute of St. Mary of the Lake University, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, contact or (847) 837- 4542.

Joyful Again: introspective workshop for widowed persons, June 13-14, at Old St. Patrick Parish, 711 W. Monroe, RSVP to (708) 354-7211.

“Be the Beloved You Are”: July 12-17, with Sr. Mary Southward, CSJ, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5088.


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

Ritamen Monthly Luncheon: noon May 13, with guest speaker, at St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-5029.

St. Philomena School: alumni Mass, 8 a.m. May 17, followed by tour of school and refreshments, 1921 N. Kedvale, (773) 489-1100.

St. Felicitas School: seeking all alumni and their families for Mass 5 p.m. June 13, reception follows in courtyard 6:30-8:30 p.m., 8400 S. Blackstone, call the rectory at (773) 734-2300 for more info.

St. Clare of Montefalco School: seeking class of 1969 for a September reunion, call Kathy at (708) 802-1818 with any information.

St. George Grade School: seeking all alumni for 6 p.m. Mass Aug. 8, followed by gala, as part of school’s 60th year and parish’s 75th anniversary, call (708) 532- 2626, or visit www.stgeorgeschool. org.

St. Michael Central High School: seeking class of 1959 for reunion, contact Barbara Heiberger Jenkinson at (773) 736-2535.

Academy of Our Lady: seeking class of 1959 for possible reunion, contact Maureen Curtin Winter, (630) 783-0834.


St Thomas of Canterbury Parish: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16, housewares to books, in church hall; 4827 N. Kenmore, parking in lot across the street, Fr. Dan Costello, (773) 878-5507.

St. Alphonsus Liguori School: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13, and noon-3 p.m. June 14, with 50 per cent off sale, no early birds, items from sporting goods to tools; admission to special “Pre-Sale” $4/person, 6- 10 p.m. June 12; at 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, for more info, call Natalie at (847) 903- 1610.

Prince of Peace Parish: seeking donations of items for June 11-13 extravaganza sale, with pick-ups available for large items like appliances or computers, by calling (847) 356-6111 or e-mail poprummagesale@, 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa.


Talk on the Our Father: Nalini Rajamannan, MD, inspiring free program, 11 a.m.-noon May 16, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, (312) 346-4228.

Catholic Church History Classes: 12:15-1 p.m. May 19, video/discussion on “What Does St. Paul and the Church Really Teach About the Last Days?” with author David Currie of “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic,” at 20 S. Clark, fourth floor conference room, for more info, contact [email protected].

Spiritual Companionship: onehour sessions of dialogue and reflection, $40/person. $35/senior, by appointment, at The Center, 801 Carillon, Bartlett, call (630) 837- 7486.

“Magnificat”: the themes and application of this psalm, presented by Sr. Mary Catherine Nolan, OP, 12:10-12:50 p.m. May 21, at St. Peter’s in the Loop auditorium, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Tea at Techny: “Bringing Faith to Our Families: Challenge or Opportunity?” 9:30-11 a.m. May 20, with Pat Revord, grandmother/wife of a deacon, speaks on raising children of faith, $20, at Divine Word Missionaries, 1835 Waukegan Road, Techny, RSVP to Marcia at (847) 272-7600.

Catholics Having Lunch in the Loop: 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, meet weekly in St. Peter’s lobby, 110 W. Madison, cross street to Café of Chase One Plaza, or brown-bag it, sit down for conversation on Holy Father’s weekly Angelus address, for more info, contact [email protected].

Book Study: “Living the Lord’s Prayer,” by Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, led by Fr. Robert Pawell, OFM, Mondays, 12:10-12:50 p.m. May 25, June 8, 22, 29, July 6, at St. Peter’s in the Loop auditorium, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.


St. Richard School: day camp for kids ages 3-10, “Summer Adventure” supervised activities from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-Aug. 7, starts at $110/per week, includes activities, daily lunch and snacks, 5025 S. Kenneth, for more info or to register, call (773) 585-1221.

Queen of Peace High School: summer camps, from sports to robotics or theater, June-July dates, 7659 S. Linder, Burbank, call (708) 458-7600, for more info.