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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Around the Archdiocese
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Chicago, IL 60653

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St. Mary of Celle Parish: marking 100th anniversary July 12, 1428 Wesley, Berwyn, (708) 788- 0876.

St. George Parish: 2 p.m. July 12 Mass for all couples married at the church through its 75 years, reception follows, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park, (708) 532-2243.

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

St. Donatus: 100th anniversary Mass, 10 a.m. Aug. 9 with Cardinal George; includes centennial carnival Aug. 5-9 with rides, games, entertainment, 1939 Union, Blue Island, (708) 385-2890.


Catholic Charities Golf Invitational: tee time 10 a.m. July 22, Cog Hill Country Club, Lemont, call (312) 655-6797 for more info.

Maryville Academy: IPGA Golf Outing, July 20, at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, call Ellen at (847) 294-1982 for more info.

St. Joseph High School: golf outing July 13 at St. Andrews Golf course in West Chicago, call (708) 562-7488 for more info.

Barb O’Neil Duffy: St. John Fisher parishioner, wife and Mom of three children, resource director at Marist High School, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, fundraiser 2-7 p.m. July 18 at 115 Bourbon Street, Alsip, for tickets call Peg at (708) 425-6536.

Misericordia: golf classic July 27, cocktails/dinner only $100/person, at Shoreacres and Knollwood country clubs, RSVP to Mary Ellen at (847) 782-4115.


St. Alexander Parish: 50th anniversary picnic, noon outdoor Mass June 28, fest continues until 5:30 p.m., 126th & 71st avenues, Palos Heights, (708) 448-4861.

St. Cyprian Church Cypalooza: block party, noon-6 p.m. June 28, international cuisine, enter tainment by parishioners, games, Irish Pub, 2561 Clinton, River Grove, (708) 453-4800.

Notre Dame Mass and SPRED Picnic: Mass 11 a.m. June 28, picnic follows for Special Religious Education folks and friends, food and games, on campus of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, hosted by Notre Dame Club of Lake County, call Terry at (847) 977-3715 for more info.

St. Andrew the Apostle Summerfest: 6-11 p.m. June 27; 3-10 p.m. June 28, polka and other music, food, games, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165.

Our Lady Mother of the Church: block party, 6-11 p.m. June 26, noon-11 p.m. June 27, 1-9 p.m. June 28, entertainment, car show, food, bingo, 8701 W. Lawrence, (773) 625-3369.

Sacred Heart Fest: June 28, ethnic foods, music, raffle, 2864 E. 96th St., (773) 768-1423.

Nazarethville Summer Social: 1-4 p.m. June 28, bingo, beer-food garden, bake sale, at Nazarethville, home for the aging, on campus of Holy Family Medical Center, 300 N. River, Des Plaines, (847) 297-5900.

World’s Largest Block Party: 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 10-11, Old St. Pat’s Parish, 700 W. Adams, (312) 648-1021 or www.worldslargestblockparty. com.

Irish Fest: July 10-12, Larkin and Moran Brothers, other entertainers including St. Edward’s School Band, food, fun, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.


Novena to St. Rita: 6 p.m. confession, 7 p.m. July 2, and each first Thursday, devotions, at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

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


Irish Tenor Mark Forrest: 7 p.m. June 28, free-will offering, CDs available, at Most Holy Redeemer, 3650 W. 96th St., Evergreen Park, (708) 422-0206.

Church Concert: 3 p.m. June 28, guest musicians, classical guitarists, soloists, parish choir, to raise funds to repair pipe organ, free will offering, at Immaculate Conception BVM Church, 2944 E. 88th St., (773) 768-2100.

“Summer Movies with the Saints”: 7 p.m. June 23, film on Padre Pio; June 30, “Love is a Choice,” about Dr. Gianna Molla; July 7, “The Hiding Place,” story of WWII, at St. Philip the Apostle convent chapel, 1962 Old Willow, Northfield, (847) 446-8383.


“Finding Work Without Losing Heart” Retreat: July 28-29, $95, includes five meals and overnight, scholarships available, at Jesuit Bellarmine Hall, 420 W. County Line, Barrington Hills, call Al at (630) 660-8593 or e-mai: algustafson@

Job-Search Workshop: 6-9:30 p.m. June 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 26, lunch included, bring current resume/cover letter, must attend both days, at St. Francis de Sales Ministry Center, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich, register at, click on Parish, Ministries, Employment, (847) 726-4888.


Myron Kuropas: “How the Ukrainian Catholic Church Survived Nazism and Communism,” noon July 10 luncheon, $30/person, hosted by Catholic Citizens Forum, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by July 7.


Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: dinner June 27 at Beef N Brandy, in Countryside, then a show nearby or music at Rolling Lanes lounge, call Marlene at (708) 450-8280 by June 26.

LOSS: (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) 7-9 p.m. June 23, at Catholic Charities Southwest Suburban Office, 7000 W. 111th St., Worth, (312) 655-7283.

Catholic University Club: “Tosca,” opening night gala, meet in lobby, 6 p.m. Sept. 26, at Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker, for tickets, call box office at (312) 333-2244, Ext. 5600 for upper balcony seats J-R, $75/person, call Mary Firszt at (773) 434-2602 for more info.


Queen of the Universe: June 27-28, at 7114 S. Harlem, call (773) 582-4662 for hours.

St. Emily Parish: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26-28, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 824-5049.

St. Louise de Marillac School: donation drop-off 3-6 p.m. June 26, sale 8 a.m.-noon June 27, at 1125 Harrison, LaGrange Park, for more info, call (708) 217-5674.


Talks on Ignatian Spirituality: confession, Mass, by Miles Christi priest, 6:15-9:15 p.m. June 26, St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont; also, 12:45-5 p.m. June 27, Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, families, free snacks provided, call Joan at (847) 966-1369.

Pro-Life Witness and Prayer Vigils: 10 a.m.-noon July 11, 14470 LaGrange Road, Orland Park; also noon-2 p.m. July 11, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster, Park Ridge, call Bill at (312) 422-9300 for info.