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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. Alexander Parish: 50th anniversary noon June 28 outdoor Mass, picnic, day of fun until 5:30 p.m., special anniversary reunions, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, (708) 448-4861.

Chicago Catholic University Club: 70th anniversary dinnerdance, 11:30 a.m. June 28, music by Bill Bernardi’s Weiss Brothers 11-piece orchestra, at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand, Elmwood Park, RSVP by June 15 to Marilyn at (708) 366-0151.


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

Misericordia Family Association: dinner-dance with live and silent auctions, dancing, 5:30-11 p.m. June 20, tickets $125/person, at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, RSVP to (773) 273-2755.

Xavier University of Louisiana: Chicago Alumni Chapter hosting scholarship fund-raiser brunch cruise, 12:30-3 p.m. June 28, on the Mystic Blue at Navy Pier, $75/adult, $40/ages 6-11, RSVP to Kimberly Henry at (708) 829-4888.


Corpus Christi Conference: “Healing through the Eucharist,” 1:30 p.m. June 14, includes speakers, sung Divine Mercy Chaplet, exposition/Benediction, Eucharistic procession with Knights of Columbus, veneration and blessing with glove of St. Padre Pio, healing Mass with Fr. Aniello Salicone, Pope John Paul Adoration Chapel open all day, at St. James the Greater Parish, 22400 S. Torrence, Sauk Village, good-will offering, (708)757-2174.

Benediction and Te Deum: celebrant Cardinal George, choral music directed by Kevin Allen, prayers in thanksgiving for the reception of the Pontifical Right status at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363- 7409.

Corpus Christi Latin High Mass: 10 a.m. June 14, celebrant Msgr. Gilles Wach, choral music directed by Kevin Allen, at Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, (773) 363-7409.

Taize Prayer Service: 7-8 p.m. June 19, at St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 70th Court, Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

Mass of Thanksgiving: celebrating the 25th jubilee of Fr. Tony Pizzo, OSA, 11 a.m. bilingual Mass June 14, at St. Rita of Cascia Church, 6243 S. Fairfield, call Jenny at (773) 434-9600 for more info.


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: 7:30 p.m. July 24-25, July 31-Aug. 1; 2 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 2; $15/adults, $13/seniors and ages 12 and under, St. Patrick High School Summer Theatre and The Rising Stars Theatre Company, 5900 W. Belmont, (773) 736-2490.


“A Career Over Age 50”: 9 a.m.-noon June 20, St. Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Bob Podgorski for more meetings, (847) 925-6005.

St. Francis de Sales Job Search Workshop: 6-9:30 p.m. June 24; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 26, includes lunch, bring resume and cover letter, must attend both days, pre-register at www.stfrancislz. org, ministry center next door to church, 135 Buesching, Lake Zurich, (847) 726-4888.


Joan Wester Anderson: author of “Angel Stories,” and other books, at Skokie Chapter Aglow International luncheon, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. June 20, $15, at Holiday Inn North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy, Skokie, RSVP by June 18 to (312) 409-4316.

Irish American Heritage Center Cultural Committee: discussion on “The Laverys, Friends of Rulers and Rebels,” 2 p.m. June 14, $5 at door, refreshments, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


Polish Arts Club of Chicago: installation luncheon noon June 14, entertainment by cellist Helen Weberpol, $45/person, at Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect, Park Ridge, RSVP to (773) 775-7554.

New Beginnings Dance: “Blast from the Past,” 8-11 p.m. June 20, music by Paul Adams, bring a snack to share, $8/advance, $10/at door, Hughes Center, St. Matthew Parish, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Joan at (847) 397-9643; meetings 7 p.m. Mondays in Hughes Center.

LOSS: Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, 7-9 p.m. June 14, at Catholic Charities Northwest Office, 1717 Rand, Des Plaines, (312) 655-7283.

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


“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.

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.

Retreat in the Holy Land: “Mothers, Metaphors and Models,” remembering women in the Bible, Jan. 7-17, 2010, for women wishing to reflect on Scriptures in the land that inspired them, hosted by The Well, in LaGrange Park, contact Sr. Marianne at (708) 363-6728 or [email protected].

“Come to the Quiet”: silent weekend retreat, hosted by Charis Ministries, for adults in their 20s and 30s, July 17-19, at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, register by June 28, visit www.


Summer Institute at The Well: “God’s Unfinished Story,” 6:30 p.m. July 10 7 p.m., author Margaret Swedish, 8:45-10 p.m. gathering around the fire with story and song; 9 a.m. July 11, Michael Morwood and Margaret Silf, closing ritual 3 p.m. with Sr. Kathy Sherman, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5039.

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.


The Women’s Center: pro-life outreach desperately needs diapers, sizes 4-6, baby cribs, = mattresses, bedding, infant car seats/carriers, baby swings, at branch offices, 5116 N. Cicero, Chicago, in Evergreen Park and Des Plaines, call (773) 794-1313 for pick-up.

St. Anne Parish: 17th annual Annie’s Attic Garage Sale, June 25- 27, benefits Project Hope for area families in crisis, takes place on parish campus, Franklin and Ela streets, Barrington, call (847) 381- 5721 for more details.

“St. Joseph Workers”: the Sisters of St. Joseph invite single women, ages 21-35, to serve one year beginning August 2009, in a variety of ministries in New Orleans, including healthcare, education, social services, spirituality, or community organizing, receive stipend of $100 per month, plus health insurance, room and board, contact Sr. Karen at ksalsbery@

YouthWorks Mission Trip: Teen Advisory Commissions Board at St. Cletus Parish will send 17 teens on a mission trip to Appalachia in West Virginia, Aug. 2-7, hosted by St. Cletus Youth Ministry, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange, contact Amy Cranny at (708) 215-5419.