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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Our Lady of Grace Parish: centennial Mass 4 p.m. June 13, with Cardinal George, 2450 N. Ridgeway; banquet/silent auction 6:30 p.m., $50/person, at White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to (773) 772-5900 by May 27.

St. Bride Church: celebrates 100th anniversary at 10 a.m. Mass June 14, guest choir and musicians from Old St. Mary’s, pot luck luncheon follows, 7801 S. Coles, (773) 731-8822.

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

Chicago Catholic University Club: marking 70th anniversary 11:30 a.m. June 28, $28/person, Weiss Brothers 11-piece orchestra, at Elmcrest, 7370 W. Grand, Elmwood Park, free valet parking, RSVP by June 15 to Marilyn at (708) 366-0151.


School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King: charity golf outing at Palos Country Club, shotgun start 1 p.m. May 31, proceeds benefit Mount Assisi Academy and Alvernia Manor, for more info, contact Steve Kositsky at (708) 528-9607.

Illinois Right to Life Committee: charity golf outing, lunch 11:30 a.m. June 10, 1 p.m. shot-gun start, dinner 6:30 p.m., dinner-only tickets $75/person, at Seven Bridges golf club, Woodridge, RSVP to (312) 422-9300.

St. Ignatius Parish: wine and cheese architectural tour, beverages, wine tastings, silent auction, 6-10 p.m. June 20, with Denis Mc- Namara, author of “Heavenly City,” $20 before June 14; $30 at door, 6559 N. Glenwood, call (773) 764- 5936.

De La Salle Institute: golf classic, June 24, Gleneagles Country Club, Lemont, 7:30 a.m. June 24; shotgun tee-off at 9 a.m., cocktail reception 2 p.m., then dinner, proceeds benefit scholarship program, RSVP by June 12 to Sarah at (312) 842-7355, Ext. 147.

Maryville Academy: Shell Oil Golf Outing, June 8, at Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein, call (847) 294-1982 for more info.

“Raise the Roof”: formal party on main floor of Crimson Lounge, 333 N. Dearborn, 7-10 p.m. June 6, private DJ for party, to benefit roof repair of Holy Name Cathedral, advance tickets $75/person, $100 cash at door, call Gina at (312) 923-2453 for tickets.


St. Philomena Parish: carnival with rides, bingo, food, beer garden, raffles, May 24-25, 1921 N. Kedvale, call (773) 489-1100 for more info.

St. Peter Family Fest: noon-6 p.m. June 7, pig roast, other foods, family fun, music and dancing to DJ, inflatables, at Williams Park, Antioch (Route 83 and Williams Drive) (847) 395-0274.

Italian National Day of the Republic Festival: Mass 11 a.m. June 7, with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, call (312) 421-3757 for more information.

St. Bartholomew Parish: June 10-14, rides, games, live bands, food, 4949 W Patterson, (773) 286-7871.

Our Lady of Ransom Family Fun-Fest: June 10-14, food, games, live bands, 8624 W. Normal, Niles, (847) 823-2550.

Saint Pascal Carnival: June 3- 7, bingo, games, Karaoke, live music, food vendors, children's courtyard, 3935 N. Melvina, (773) 725-7641.


Triduum of Masses Honoring Conversion of St. Paul: 7:30 p.m. May 27-29, celebrant of Pontifical High Mass in Latin on May 27 is Bishop Joseph Perry, at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter, (312) 243-7373.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Divine Mercy holy hour 3 p.m., Fridays of June, July and August, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1775 Grove, Glenview, (847) 729-1525.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal for Chicago: Pentecost revival with international speaker Maria Vadia, 7 p.m. June 20, at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake, River Forest, (708) 209-1199.

Morning of Recollection: 7:30 a.m. June 6 and on first Saturdays, confessions and high Mass at 8 a.m., then breakfast, a conference and exposition of the Eucharist with rosary and confessions, at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363-7409.

St. George Parish: Our Lady of the New Millennium statue, June 7-20 with rosary recitation at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Divine Mercy chaplet 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, Tinley Park


The Great Barrett Sisters in Concert: Gospel singers performing sacred and secular repertoire, 1 p.m. May 31, free will offering, at St. Benedict the African-East, 6600 S. Stewart, (773) 873-4464.

First Friday Movie Night: Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino,” gather 6:30 p.m. June 5, potluck munchies, discussion using “Camera, Action, Faith,” at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 346-4228.

The International Chamber Artists: conclude 2008/2009 season with “Prokofiev is to Ballet as Debussy is to Drama,” and other works, 4 p.m. June 7 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina, free, suggested donation $15/adults, $7/students, for more info, call (773) 727-5357.

Free Organ Concert: features virtuoso Jay Peterson on 1928 Kilgen organ in works by Mendelssohn and others, following 5 p.m. Mass June 6, sung by St. Bartholomew adult and children choirs, who will also perform in concert, Lavergne and Addison streets, (773) 286-7871.

Chicago Choral Artists: 30- member choir closes 2008-2009 season with performing Orthodox and folk music from Russia, Bulgaria and Georgia, 7:30 p.m. May 30 at Ascension Church, 808 S. East, Oak Park, and 4 p.m. May 31 at St. Benedict’s, 2215 W. Irving Park, tickets at door, $20/adults, $15/seniors, $10/students, also group sales, (708) 848-1762.

“Sham-ROCK Into Summer”: 6 p.m. May 30, live music, step dancers, $5 at door, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, for more info, call (773) 282- 7035.


St. Fabian Parish: doors open 1:30 p.m. May 31, $30 in adance, Nickobee’s, 10555 Southwest Hwy., Worth, call Dee at (773) 586-2526.


St. Raphael Networking Meeting: 9 a.m. May 30, speaker, “The Other Side of Your Resume, A Recruiter’s View,” followed by networking until noon, 1215 Modaff Road, Naperville, (630) 355-4545.

“The Dynamic Job Search”: 7- 9:15 p.m. May 27, with training manager Peter Cahill; “Taking Care of You, in a Job Search,” 7- 9:15 p.m. June 8, both at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, networking follows, call Bob at (847) 925-6005 for more info.

Free Resume Review: 9-11 a.m. June 6, at St. Raymond Church, 301 S. I-Oka, Mount Prospect, call Bob at (847) 925- 6005 for more info.

Employment Ministry: various topics addressed by professionals, free, 7-9 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays each month followed by group networking, at St. Joseph Parish Formation Center, 112 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, contact Ron at [email protected].


Richard J. Houk: “The Great Geography Quiz,” 1:30 p.m. June 6, entertaining and enlightening, prizes awarded, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, Schmitt Academic Center, Room 154, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Fr. David J. Simonetti: spiritual director of Eucharistic Adoration Association, also heard on Relevant Radio, noon June 12, “Lived Discipleship of Christ in the Church,” luncheon $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens Forum, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (708) 352-5834.

First Saturday Speaker Series: Fr. Christopher Crotty, introduction to “Spirituality of the Holy Spirit” following 5 p.m. June 6 Mass and rosary, at Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen, (773) 278-2470.

“Theology of Enough”: Lan and Pamela Richert on living for a sustainable and just world, 7-9:30 p.m. June 15, pizza 6:30 for advance registrants, hosted by St. Francis Xavier Peace and Justice Committee, 124 N. Spring, La Grange, RSVP (708) 352-0168.

Daughter of St. Paul Sr. Anne Flanagan: slide presentation on “The Life and Legends of Paul in Art,” promptly 7 p.m. June 4, freewill offering, St. Xavier University McDonough Chapel, 3700 W. 103rd St., call (773) 233-8786 for more info.


LOSS: (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) 7-9 p.m. May 26, at 7000 W. 111th St., Worth, or 7-9 p.m. May 28 at One Carmel, Mundelein, call (312) 655-7283 for more info.

Workaholics Anonymous: 12- step program for persons who work compulsively or those who refuse to work at all, Fridays 12:10 p.m. at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2376.

Chicago Catholic University Club: dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 7 with Chuck & Friends Band, $9/person, at American Legion Hall, 9757 W. Pacific, Franklin Park, call (773) 384-6575.

Bereavement and Consolation Ministry: small group support, 7- 8:30 p.m. June 4, in St. Francis Xavier Parish, 9th and Greenleaf streets, Wilmette, call (847) 256- 2273, Ext. 0.

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

New Beginnings Singles: dinner at the Elephant Bar Restaurant, in Golf Mill Shopping Mall, Niles, 6:30 p.m. May 28, then a film, call Dan at (847) 846-9700 to RSVP.

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: 7:30 p.m. May 30, Village Players Theater of Oak Park, “Bat Boy: The Musical,” $15, 1010 Madison, Oak Park, RSVP to Marlene by May 28 at (708) 788-3352.


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 liturgicalinstitute. org or (847) 837-4542.

“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. George Grade School: seeking class of 1962 for all-alumni reunion Mass 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and gala for school’s 60th year, call Margaret McNamara Moore at (708) 702-8635.

Divine Savior School: seeking class of 1979 for July 5 reunion, send e-mail addresses to Arlene La’O at [email protected].

SS. Cyril and Methodius School: seeking alumni for parish 125th anniversary Mass, 3 p.m. Sept. 13 then 4-6 p.m. reception in school, call school at (630) 257- 6488 for more info, also searching for pictures, uniforms, yearbooks, to share for the anniversary.

Our Lady of Grace School: planning meeting 10 a.m. June 6 at school, 2446 N. Ridgeway, for all school reunion marking school’s 100th anniversary, Mass April 24, 2010, and gala, call (773) 384-2177 to be on mailing list.


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Resale Shop: trendy gently used clothing, books, house wares, will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 29; also open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, on ground level of the Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, proceeds benefit needy, donations of gently used items accepted any time in volunteer services department, for more info, call (773) 665-3167.

Rummage and Garden Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14, drop off donated items at Holy Family gym 3-7 p.m. June 8-11, no clothes, books, Holy Family, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, parish office, (847) 359-0042.

St. John Brebeuf Super Flea Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6, hosted by youth ministry and Scout troop 175, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, ((847) 966-9815.

St. Alphonsus Liguori School: donated items accepted June 7-11, sale 6-10 p.m. June 12, $4 admission, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13, halfoff sale noon-3 p.m. June 14, in gym, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, (847) 903-1610.


Catholic Charismatic Renewal for Chicago: Pentecost Revival with international speaker, Maria Vadia, 7 p.m. June 20, at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake, River Forest, (708) 209-1199.

Bereavement Ministry Speaker: Thom Dennis, of North Shore Hospice Services, power-point reflection 7-9 p.m. June 2, refreshments follow, free, at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room / 524 Ninth St., Wilmette, reservations encouraged, (847) 256-2273 x 1.

Secular Franciscan Order: deepening spirituality for married and single laity or diocesan clergy, St. Juliana Fraternity, call Florence at (847) 966-7612 for more info.

“Moving On with Grace”: spiritual journey for those who have experienced death of a spouse, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6, check-in 8:30 a.m., Fr. Richard Fragomeni and a guest speaker, $5, by June 1, includes lunch, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, call Susan at (312) 421-3757.

Summer Institute at The Well: “God’s Unfinished Story,” register 6:30 p.m. July 10, 7 p.m. author/ keynoter Margaret Swedish, then a gathering around the fire with story and song; 9 a.m. July 11, Michael Morwood and Margaret Silf, closing ritual, song 3 p.m. with Sr. Kathy Sherman, at 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call Bridget at (708) 482-5039.

Boy Scout Car Wash: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30, St. Louise de Marillac parking lot, 30th and Raymond streets, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-4521.

Called & Gifted Workshop: discern and learn how to share spiritual gifts, 7-9:30 p.m. May 29 and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30, offering, at St. Isidore Parish, 427 W. Army Trail, Bloomingdale, Ill., Joliet Diocese, RSVP to Deacon John Freund at (630) 529-9191.


Fr. John Farry Retirement: 4 p.m. Mass June 6, reception follows in gym, bring stories, photos to share, St. Andrew Parish, Addison and Paulina, (773) 525-3016.

“Women’s Lives, Women's Wisdom”: 1-2:30 p.m. June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, using themes from "Midwives of an Unnamed Future," $8/session, at The Center, 801 Carillon, Bartlett, RSVP to (630) 837-7486.