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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Maryville Academy: 20th annual “Spike for Kids, charity volleyball tournament, July 25-26, call Ellen at (847) 294-1982 for entry forms, deadline 1 p.m. July 24, spectators also welcome, on grounds at Center & River roads, Des Plaines, call Bill Watson at (847) 294-1799 for more info.

St. Dorothy Parish: “Blossoms of Summer,” reception 1 p.m. July 26, dinner, fashion show and dancing, $50/person, $35/children age 12 and under, at New Zion Banquets, 1950 W. 13th St., RSVP to (773) 651-7000.


St. Christina’s Polka Party: noon-9 p.m. July 18, outdoor Mass 5:30 p.m., Polish food, queen contest, crafters, Eddie Korosa and the Boys from Illinois, call (773) 445-0011.

St. Kevinfest: doors open 11 a.m. Aug. 1, ethnic and American food, games, horseshoe tournament, music, 10509 S. Torrence, (773) 721-2563.

St. Philip Neri Parish: street and health fair, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 6, music, food, dancing, petting zoo, health screenings, inoculations, diabetes and blood pressure testing, (773) 363-1700.

St. Donatus Centennial Carnival: Aug. 5-9, fest with rides, entertainment, food, games, and 10 a.m. Aug. 9 Mass with Cardinal George, at 1939 Union, Blue Island, (708) 385-2890.

Notre Dame de Chicago Fest /Academy Reunion: Aug 15, 2-10 p.m., dancing, food, “dunk the priest,” games, in parking lot and garden, 1336 W. Flournoy, call, Megan Mio at (312) 243-7400.


Novena to St. Clare: with Benediction, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-10, public welcome, or send intentions to Poor Clare Monastery, 12210 S. Will Cook, Palos Park, 60464, feast-day Mass 9 a.m. Aug. 11, (708) 361-1810.


Patty Waszak in Concert: polka and country to big band and beyond, plays 30 instruments, 5 p.m. July 18, $5, part of Five Holy Martyrs centennial, 4327 S. Richmond, call Larry at (773) 927- 9747.

“Freedom on the Fence”: premiere of documentary film with interviews of leading Polish poster artists, including Henryk Tomaszweski, reception 5-7 p.m. July 28, film 6 p.m., at DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, call (773) 325-7506.

“Apparition”: benefit premiere of Marian film, includes reception with filmmaker, tickets $10, 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center, 730 N. Wabash, (312) 787-8040.


Lithuanian Folk Art: “Wayside Shrine and Cross Crafting,” opening reception, 7 p.m. July 24 (date change) , museum hours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily, Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582-6500.


St. Joseph’s Employment Ministry: assists the unemployed or underemployed and is also for anyone with a job to fill or an inter- est in assisting job-seekers, 7-9 p.m. on first and third Wednesdays each month, St. Joseph Parish Formation Center, 112 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, (847) 362- 2073.

St. Hubert Job Ministry: 9 a.m.-noon July 25, “What Must Be Said in an Interview,” at Orchard Evangelical Church, 1330 Douglas, Arlington Heights; 7-9:15 p.m. July 27, “How to Talk About Your Last Employer,” at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for info.


St. Cecilia Church Book Discussion: on the novel, “The Shack,” 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 1- 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Fr. Bill Zavaski will give his insights on the book and answer questions, in parish center, 700 S. Meier, Mount Prospect, call (847) 437-6208, to register for free program.

Chicago Catholic University Club Singles: play bridge, Aug. 7 and 21, call Alice at (773) 736- 9492 for time and location.


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

Silent Ignatian Retreat: for women on weekdays July 20-23, with spiritual talks, meditation, led by Miles Christi priests, and men’s weekend July 31-Aug. 2, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, with daily Mass, confession, Benediction, rosary and personal conference with a priest, for info/registration call Joan at (847)966-1369.

Kumbaya: for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, fourth graders on up, Aug. 28-30, theme is “Parables,” at Camp Oakarro, 40635 Mill Creek Road, Wadsworth, contact Paul Pasquesi at (773) 387-9447 or Carol Schuster, at carolinscouting@

Days of recollection: talks on Ignatian spirituality, confession, Mass, Benediction, and rosary by a Miles Christi priest, 6:15-9:15 p.m. July 24, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main, Lemont; or 12:45-5 p.m. July 25, Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest, Palatine, families welcome, snacks provided, no charge, for info, contact Joan at (847) 966-1369 or www.mileschristi. org.


St. (Blessed) Agnes of Bohemia School: seeking all alumni for noon Mass Aug. 8, reception follows in gym, 2643 S. Central Park, RSVP to Michele by July 24, at (773) 522-0143, Ext. 110.


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Resale Shop: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 31 (revised date) , ground level of Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, (773) 665- 3167.

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

Old-Fashioned Flea Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24, Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse auditorium, 2601 W. Marquette for more info, call (773) 776.1324, ext. 219.


St. Francis Borgia: speaker series, 7:30 p.m. July 15, second session of “Spirit, Faith and Beliefs;” third session 7:30 p.m. July 29, both free, in Stokes Center, 8025 W. Addison, (773) 625-1705.

Training in Low Mass and High Mass: Sept. 8-11, for priests and seminarians, at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, go to or call Fr. Scott Haynes at St. John Cantius, (312) 243-7373.

Spiritual Direction: Franciscan priests available 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, no appointment necessary, inquire front office of St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

“Why Pray?”: 9:30 a.m.-noon July 25, with Ruth Baggech, at The Center, 801 Carillon, Bartlett, RSVP to (630) 837-7486.


“Growing Voices in Parishes and Schools”: seminar for conductors of parish and school youth choirs, July 27-29, led by Jean Ashworth Bartle, Paul French and Patrick Flahive, at Liturgical Institute, St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary,

“Exploring Sanctuary Beyond Bricks & Mortar”: Mass, tour, learn church’s history, have dinner at local restaurant, monthly, 5 p.m. Aug. 1, at Holy Trinity Polish Mission, 1118 N. Noble, led by Fr. Andrew Maslejak, free, RSVP to [email protected].

Christmas in July Food Drive: seeking donations of non-perishable food and/or monetary donations now-July 25, for St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen on West Evergreen, sponsored by St. Joseph Village of Chicago, 4021 West Belmont, (773) 328-5526.

Precious Baby Photo Contest: Aug. 2 is deadline to submit photo no larger than 5x7, of child, age newborn to 2 years, winner announced during Lake County Fair at Grayslake, voting ballots are $1 each, go to for contest rules and consent/release form, or call Lake County Right to Life at (847) 223-7022.