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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. Emeric Parish: opening 50th jubilee year at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 outdoor “Mass on the Grass,” annual pig roast follows, games, food, alumni and former parishioners welcome, call (708) 798- 0757 for more info.

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

St. Gerald Parish: opening 75th jubilee year, seeking former parishioners and former students, contact Sue at swhisson@stgerald. com, or call (708) 422-0234.


Bishop Abramowicz Seminary: “Summer Evening of Classical Music,” with soloist Lucyna Ordon-Klimczak and Grzegorz Klimczak on organ, 7 p.m. July 18, champagne/hors d’oeuvres during intermission, $35/person, at St. Theresa Parish, 455 N. Benton, Palatine, call (847) 358-7760.

Catholic Charities: William E. Joyce golf invitational, benefiting LOSS program, 11 a.m. Aug. 3, dinner only 6:30 p.m. $75/person, at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park, call (312) 655-7283.

Mount Carmel High School Alumni: Frank Kiszka memorial golf classic, register 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3, at Green Garden Country Club, Frankfort; shotgun start noon, RSVP to Peter McGarry at (773) 359-0463 before July 15.

Notre Dame College Prep (Niles): alumni golf outing, July 20, shotgun start 9 a.m., White Pines Golf Club,Bensenville. RSVP by July 16 to Augie at (847) 779-8649.


St. Christopher Fiesta: July 15- 19, rides; entertainment, Karaoke contest July 14, alumni reunion 6- 11 p.m. July 17, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, (708) 388-8190.

Taste of Lourdes: 6-10 p.m. July 18, live bands, foods from 10 countries, dining/dancing under the stars, also school reunion, at 4640 N. Ashland, (773) 561-2141.

Maryville Academy Circus: trapeze artists, clowns, animals, Aug. 21-23, 1150 N. River, Des Plaines, call (847) 294-1982 for tickets.

St. Symphorosa Parish Fest: July 9-12, rides, entertainment, 6135 S. Austin, (773) 767-1523.

St. Benedict BenFest: 5-11 p.m. July 10; 3-11 p.m. July 11, 2215 W. Irving Park, (773) 588- 6484.

St. Barbara Parishfest: July 18, from “Elvis” to a petting zoo, and more, 2859 S. Throop, (312) 842- 7979.

Festa di Tutti Santi: 11 a.m. Mass Aug. 30, with procession of saints with banners of Italian clubs, noon-5 p.m. entertainment, food, bocce contest, pictorial history of Taylor Street, raffle, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Our Lady of the Brook Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, now-Oct. 14, vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, organic foods, artisan cheeses, baked goods, free parking at parish, 3700 Dundee in Northbrook, (847) 272-5686.


Knights of Columbus: Tonti Council, seeking artists, crafters and vendors for “Art in the Park, Sept. 19-20 at Portage Park, discount before Aug. 1, call (773) 405-8983 for form.


Healing Services: offered by Fr. Alex Ojacor from Kampala, Uganda, spiritual director of Charismatic Renewal for Uganda, Masses 7:15 p.m. July 13-14, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W. Bode, Schaumburg, (815) 767-2051.

Birthday of Mother Cabrini: 11 a.m. Mass July 12, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, for more info, call (312) 421-3757.

Novena to St. Anne: 9:30 a.m. Mass July 17-25; 10 a.m. Mass July 19, novena service 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. daily but 4 p.m. on July 19; outdoor candlelight processions after 7 p.m. devotions July 19, 22 and 25, feast day Mass 7 p.m. July 26 with Cardinal George, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2751 W. 38th Place, (773) 927-2421.

Eucharistic Adoration: with Benediction, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14 and second Tuesdays monthly, at St. Andrew the Apostle, 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862- 4165.

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


Afternoon of Jazz: music of Robin Watson and DJ Calvin Ward, 3 p.m. July 12, St. Basil/Visitation, 843 W. Garfield, food, fun, $15, (773) 548-1595.

“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.


Lithuanian Folk Art: “Wayside Shrine and Cross Crafting,” opening reception, 7 p.m. July 10, museum hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582-6500.

“Building the Business of Architecture: Burnham Brothers and Chicago in the Golden 20s,” July 9-Sept. 16; opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. July 9, at DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, and much archival material, (773) 325-7506.

“Chicago’s Great Railway Terminals Mini-bus Tour”: part of Daniel Burnham festival, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11, departs De- Paul Media building, 243 S. Wabash, explore six stations with historians, must be at least 16 years old, $35, to register, go to [email protected].


“Effective Networking — the Art of People-itizing”: seminar with Chad Coe, 7-9 p.m. July 13, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, (847) 925-6005.

Employment Ministry: free, 7-9 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays, followed by group networking, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 112 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, contact Ron at ronaldlowell

Job Search Workshop: 6-9:30 p.m. July 29 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 31, attendance required both days, bring current resume and cover letter, to St. Francis de Sales Parish, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich,


Polish Genealogical Association Conference: “Unraveling the Mysteries,” Sept 18-19, naturalization records, family history research, what Polish partition means to ancestors, online databases for Polish state archives, how to deal with “bad guys” on family tree, at Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg, contact pgsamerica@, or (847) 240-0100.


LOSS: Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, 7-9 p.m. July 12, at Catholic Charities, 1717 Rand, Des Plaines, call Norine at (312) 655-7283 for other meetings.

First Saturday Women's Book Club: meeting on second Saturday this month, noon-2 p.m. July 11, for women, (BYOLunch), at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 346-4228 for more info.

New Beginnings Rock & Roll Dance: 8 p.m. July 11, $10 at door, music by Paul Aams, at St. Matthew Parish, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, (847) 397-9643.

Courage-Chicago: weekly prayer/discussion as spiritual support for Catholic laity aspiring to live chaste lives according to church teachings on homosexuality, call Fr. Charles Becker at (815) 385-1575, or

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.


National Shrine of St. Therese: largest collection of relics, memorabilia outside of Lisieux, France, day and overnight tour programs offered, 8501 Bailey, in Darien, Ill., (630) 969-4141.

Marytown: National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe: welcomes groups or individuals of all Christian faiths for meetings, retreats, prayer, comfortable guest rooms, chapel, grounds, at 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, call Chris at (847) 367- 7800, Ext. 225 for more info.

In the Footsteps of St. Paul and St. John: Greece and Turkey via cruise ship, Oct. 27-Nov. 6, call Deacon Al Lopez of St. Aloysius Church, (773) 316-1982.


Daughters of St. Paul Vocation Retreat: Aug. 10-13, for women 18-30 discerning a religious vocation, 172 N. Michigan, contact Sr. Margaret Michael, at (617) 435- 1879, or [email protected].

Mawusi Retreat: for religious and lay ministers serving in the Black Catholic community and all who serve in ministry, July 24-26 at Techny Towers, in Techny, call Mary at (312) 534-8052.

“Come and Paint”: July 26-31, with Sr. Mary Southard, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

Guided Retreat: “Pulsing with Divinity: Listening for God in the Heart of Life,” Aug. 9-14, with Sr. Kathy Sherman, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088 for more info.

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises: preached by Miles Christi priests, on July 20-23 for women and July 31-Aug.2 for men, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, RSVP to Joan at (847) 966-1369.

Evenings of Recollection: two talks by priests of Opus Dei, exposition and Benediction of the Eucharist, confession, led by Fr. Dave Shields, S.J., third Tuesdays monthly 7-9 p.m. for men; fourth Mondays monthly, 7-9 p.m. for women, at St. Mary of the Angels Parish, 1850 N. Hermitage, call (773) 278-2644.

“Joyful Again”: for widowed men and women, Aug. 8-9, $75, includes meals, at Immaculate Conception Parish, Elmhurst, Ill., RSVP to (708) 354-7211.


Notre Dame College Prep: alumni softball tournament, 9 a.m. start, July 11, 7655 West Dempster, Niles, info at (847) 779-8649.

Ritamen Monthly Luncheon: with speaker, noon July 8, for grads of 50 years or more, $8, at St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western, call (773) 925-5029.

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.

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish School: alumni day Sept. 27 (date changed) during 125th anniversary year, call (630) 257- 6488, Ext. 19 to be on mailing list.

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

St. John Brebeuf School: seeking class of 1988 for July 25 reunion, call Libby Ryder at (847) 966-3266.

St. Agnes of Bohemia School: noon Mass Aug. 8, reception in gym RSVP to Michelle by July 24 at (773) 522-0143, Ext. 110.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help High School: seeking class of 1960 for proposed reunion in 2010, 39 classmates still "missing," contact Tina at (630) 420-8187, or [email protected].

RUMMAGE SALES St. Benedict the African Parish (East): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11-12, clothing, furniture, more, at 6550 S. Harvard, (773) 873-4464.

St. Joseph Parish: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11, in air-conditioned school, 115641 S. 73rd Ave., Summit, (708) 458-0501.

St. Teresa of Avila: garage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18, 1037 W. Armitage, (773) 528-6650.

St. Cletus Parish: July 25, benefits St. Vincent De Paul Society, 700 W. 55th St., La Grange, call (708) 352-6209 for hours.


Information Conference on Consecrated Virginity: Aug. 5-7, overnight or commute, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway, contact Theresa Marshall at (734) 332-4648 or e-mail [email protected] for more information by July 8.

Fr. Maurice Carmody, OFM: “The Changing Image of St. Francis Through the Ages,” 12:10-12:50 p.m. July 8-9; and “History of the Franciscan Friars,” 7 p.m. July 8, in St. Peter’s lower level, 110 W. Madison, (312) 853-2376.

Kairos: day of reflection for young adults, July 16, National Catholic Conference on Peacemaking, guest speaker Kathy Kelly, at Wyndham O’Hare, Rosemont, call (814) 453-4955, ext. 228, for more info.

Catholic Scripture Study: presented by Pauline Viviano, of Loyola University, starting 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays July 15, 22, 29, series $30, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, call (847) 359-0042 to register.

“Spirit, Faith and Beliefs” Speaker Series: 7:30 p.m. July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12, at St. Francis Borgia Parish Stokes Center, 8025 W. Addison, call (773) 625-1705 for speakers list.


Giant Costume Jewelry Sale: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 24; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25, benefits Franciscan Village, 1270 Village Drive, Lemont, (630) 243-3435.

Chicago Bears' Garrett Wolfe and Pat McCaskey: 10 a.m. July 10, joined with Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, on importance of faithbased education, Academy of St. Priscilla, 6969 W. Addison, contact Pat McCaskey at (847)739-5361.