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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
The Catholic New World
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

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St. Bonaventure Parish: (now an oratory) jubilee committee meets 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, in school gym, 1625 W. Diversey, to be on mailing list for Feb. 11, 2010 centennial event, contact Norma Ehrenberg at (773) 348-7180.


Queen of Peace High School Golf Outing: light breakfast 9 a.m. Aug 29, shotgun start 10 a.m., $85 includes breakfast, lunch and nine holes of golf (luncheon only $35), at Oak Hills Country Club, Palos Heights, supports scholarship fund, call (708) 458-7600, Ext. 253.

Irish American Heritage Center: golf open, 1 p.m. Sept. 12, $100/person, St. Andrews Golf Club, West Chicago, (773) 282- 7035, Ext. 10.


St. Agnes and St. Paul Parishes: sponsoring “Unity Fest,” 4-11 p.m. Aug. 15-16, music, food, games, more, at 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, (708) 709-2694.

St. Mary of the Annunciation: pork/corn roast, 2-11 p.m. Aug. 8, bands, games, 22333 W. Erhart, Mundelein, (847) 223-0010.

St. Jerome Annual Kermes: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug 8, food, dance, kids marathon, games. 1709 W. Lunt, (773) 262-3170.

Our Lady of Tepeyac Kermes: Aug. 15-16, street Mass 6 p.m., American, Mexican food, games, 2235 S. Albany, (773) 521-8400.

Our Lady of Loretto Parish: Aug. 21-23, rides, music, dancing, food, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown, (708) 424-7471.

St. Albert the Great: Aug. 20- 23, rides, games, food, 5555 State Road, Burbank, (708) 424-7757.


Square Dance: with professional caller, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, $10 also includes food, lessons before the dance, at St. Marcelline Parish, 820 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, (847) 322-1976.


Mass/Healing Service: 7:05- 9:15 p.m. Aug. 3, with Fr. Bob Sears, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, at Techny Towers, Divine Word International Church, 2001 Waukegan Road, handicapped accessible, (773) 792-1083.

Feast of Velika Gospa: Croatian Festival of the Assumption, novena starting 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Aug. 15 Masses 7:30, 9, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., procession 10:15 a.m., with U.S. Navy Band, roast lamb dinner 8 a.m.-midnight, games, fireworks, at St. Jerome Parish, 2838 S. Princeton, (312) 842-1871.

Polka Mass: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 16, with Good Times Polka Band, at St. Helen Church, 2300 W. Augusta; lunch and polka bands follow in parish hall, call (773) 235-3575 for more info.

Poor Clare Monastery: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-10 novena for Feast of St. Clare, open to public, closing with 9 a.m. Mass Aug. 11 with Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, also summer raffle of five prizes, suggested donation $20 each or three for $50, drawing Sept. 12, at Poor Clare Monastery, 12210 S. Will Cook Road, Palos Park, (708) 361-1810.

Mass Honoring Our Lady of Knock: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16, with pipers and Irish dancers, refreshments follow, at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10810 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge, (708) 425-3800.


Gounod’s “Faust”: presented by da Corneto Opera, Chicago’s Concert Opera Company, and chorus, in French with English supertitles, 4:30 p.m. Aug 9 at St. Hilary Church, at 5601 N. California, $38/adults, $33/seniors, $15/students, call (847) 662-2694 or visit

“Starry Summer Nights”: music and cabaret acts with music honoring Porter, Berlin, Carmichael and more, cocktails 6 p.m. Aug. 21, dinner 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., $15/person, $8/those age 12 and under, cash bar, at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 31st and Harrison streets, LaGrange Park, call rectory for tickets, (708) 352- 7388.

“Sunday School Cinema”: parochial humor, 2:30 p.m., Sept. 13, $15/person, at St. James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, call (224) 345- 7200, for more info.


“Resume Review”: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 22, bring resume for personal evaluation, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 930 W. Higgins, Schaumburg, for more info, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005.


Catholic Citizens of Illinois: Sr. M. Paul McCaughey, O.P., superintendent of archdiocean schools, “A Vision for Catholic Education,” noon Aug. 14 luncheon $30, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.

Vicki Thorn: “What They Didn’t Tell You in Sex Ed: A Provocative Sex Talk,” 7 p.m. Aug 11, appetizers $7, cash bar and other food for purchase, hosted by IHS and Holy Name Cathedral Young Adult Ministry, at LaSalle Power Company, 500 N. LaSalle, (773) 276-4447.

“Spirit, Faith and Beliefs” Series: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, on eucharistic miracles, free, at St. Francis Borgia Parish, 8025 W. Addison, (773) 625- 1705.


Bereavement Series: for those working through loss/grief, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Sept, 3, Oct. 1, will work from “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss” and “Praying our Goodbyes,” at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Greenleaf and Ninth streets, Wilmette, (847) 256-2273.

Polish Genealogical Society: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, Eric Basir of Foto Grafix, on repairing photos, bring a photo if possible, free, at Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee, (773) 774-2589.

Chicago Catholic University Club: for singles over 50, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton and concert, $5 per car, call Rita at (847) 640-7184.

New Beginnings: for singles, divorced, widowed, separated, meet 11 a.m. Aug. 9, at St. Hubert’s south parking lot, Hoffman Estates, to visit Botanical Gardens, and have dinner 5 p.m. at nearby Woodfire Restaurant, call Dan at (847) 846-9700 to RSVP.


St. Malachy Parish: Ribfest “Throwdown” contest, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16, entry fee for contest $95, deadline Aug. 10, live entertainment, barbecue and more family fun, 2248 W. Washington, (312) 733-1068, Ext 10, [email protected].

St. Casimir/St. Ludmilla and Our Lady of Tepeyac: all-alumni grade schools reunion, 5 p.m. Mass Aug. 29, reception/dinner follow in hall, 2235 S. Albany, call (773) 522-0024.


St. Raphael the Archangel Church: cars to collectibles, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6-8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, on church grounds, Route 173 a half-mile east of Route 45, near Antioch, anyone with donations needing a pick-up, call rectory at (847) 395-FISH (3474).


Training in Low Mass and High Mass: Sept. 8-11, or Nov. 16-20, for priests and seminarians, at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, call Fr. Scott Haynes at St. John Cantius, (312) 243-7373.

Enneagram Retreat: Aug. 16-21, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

Spiritual Spa Days: 9 a.m.-noon or 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug 27, at Felician Sisters Provincialate, 3800 W. Peterson, RSVP to Chris at (773) 685-0051.