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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

FAX: (312) 534-7310

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St. Gerald Parish: opening 75th year, former parishioners and students, send name, address, phone number, e-mail and class year if an alum, to Sue Whisson at [email protected], or call (708) 422-0234.


St. Ignatius Women’s Council: 30th anniversary of female students at St. Ignatius College Prep, reception 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17, dinner follows, keynote speaker, Marilyn Miglin, at Palmer House Hilton, RSVP by Sept. 3, to Marci Spingola, at (312) 432.8406

Texas Hold’em Tournament: 7 p.m. Sept. 12, must be 18 to play, $75/entry fee, at Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Center, 116 N. Lake, Mundelein, (847) 949-8300.

The Women’s Center “Walk for Life”: North vs. South, sites at Our Lady of Victory, Montrose and Milwaukee avenues, or at St. Alexander, 12600 S. Harlem, Palos Heights, benefits pro-life outreach, call (773) 794-1313 for more info.


Misericordia Family Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13, $7/adults, $4/children and seniors, at 6300 N. Ridge, (773) 273-2766.

Taste of St. Gertrude: 3-9 p.m. Aug. 29 and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 30, 9613 Schiller Blvd., Franklin Park, games, food, entertainment, talent show, dancing, for more info, call (847) 477-5033.

Heritage and Harvest Festival: from 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, to celebrate authentic Irish culture and heritage, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.


St. Laurence High School: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 craft and vendor fair, hosted by Laurenta Club, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call Gail at (708) 388-4031 by Oct. 1.

St. Eugene Parish: seeking crafters for crafts, bake and rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, at 7958 W. Foster, call (708) 583- 9359.

St. Matthew: seeking hand made items for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 fair, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Judy at (847) 891-1255.


St. Padre Pio Novena: 7:30 a.m. Mass Sept. 14-23, with devotions, feast day Mass 11 a.m. Sept. 20, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

Monthly Eucharistic Adoration: after 8 a.m. Mass on first Fridays, starting Sept. 4, at Ss Peter and Paul Church, 12433 S. Halsted, (773) 785-1200.

Mass Marking Sept. 11 Anniversary: first responders and others, 9:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady’s Grotto at Notre Dame College Prep, 7655 W. Demptster, Niles, (847) 779-8610.

Day of Healing: noon Sept. 12, speakers are Fr. Aniello Salicone, Drew Mariani and Fr. David Simonetti, Mass 5 p.m., confession throughout the day, at St. James Church, 22400 S. Torrence, Sauk Village, (708) 757-2170.

Labor Day Mass: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6, followed by fellowship, hosted by the national Center for the Laity to promote Interfaith Worker Justice Committee, at St. Catherine/St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin, Oak Park, call Vaile Scott at (219) 465-5123 for more info.


Concert: 4 p.m. Aug. 30, by nine professional musicians, featuring vocal music composed by Annunciata Parish music director Timothy Quistorff, free-will offering; to help purchase new sanctuary piano, at Annunciata, 11128 S. Avenue G, Timothy Quistorff (773) 221-1040, Ext. 24.

International Film Festival: 6:30 p.m. nightly, with intro by Dominican University faculty, Sept. 14, “Babette’s Feast”; Sept 15, “Ponette”; Sept. 16, “Pan’s Labyrinth”; Sept. 17, “The Night of the Shooting Stars”; $5/film or $10/festival, at Siena Center Parmer Hall, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, call (708) 488-5000.


“Imaging the Eternal” Icon Exhibit: artist Joseph Malham’s original, hand-written Greek and Russian icons, reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11, free, at his studio at St. Gregory Church, 5545 N. Paulina, after Sept. 11, by appointment only through Nov. 1.


New Beginnings: meet at St. Hubert parking lot, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, at 11 a.m. Aug. 23, go to Chinatown, call Geri at (630) 307-0095 to RSVP.

Ministry of Consolation: for those dealing with grief/loss, 7 p.m. on last Thursday each month, St. Cornelius Rectory, 5205 N. Lieb, (773) 283-5222.


Day of Reflection for Clergy: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16, with Fr. John Surette, SJ, free-will offering, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La- Grange Park, (708) 482-5088 or visit

Days of Recollection: Ignatian spirituality, confession, Mass, devotions, by Miles Christi priests. 6:15-9:15 p.m. Sept. 11, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main St., Lemont, also 12:45-5 p.m. Sept. 12, Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, families welcome, snacks provided, no charge, for info call Joan at (847) 966-1369.


Visitation High School: allyears reunion, noon Sept. 27, at Chicago Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, RSVP to Pat Barrett Neubauer at (708) 403-4238 by Sept. 18.

St. Genevieve School: all classes, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 12, appetizers, live band, $16, at door, call Willowbrook Ballroom, (708) 839-1000 for tickets, 8900 Archer, Willow Springs, visit saintgensreunioin.

Ritamen Luncheons: after 8 a.m. Mass monthly in St. Rita High School chapel, brunch follows in library, Sept. 9, 7740 S. Western, RSVP by Sept. 3 to Trish at (773) 925-5029.

St. Patrick High School: seeking grads from classes ending in “4” and “9” for reunions on Sept. 12, Sept. 26 or Nov. 13, for more info, contact Jeff Ardito at (773) 282-9563 or [email protected].


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 4, trendy clothing (also open 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays), 2900 N. Lake Shore, (773) 665-3167.

Immaculate Conception Parish: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12, 770 W. Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, and at two other sites, call (847) 433- 0130 for more info.


“Love, the Wellspring of a New Culture”: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 potluck lunch, program follows on Focolare Movement spirituality, also program for children, $5/adult, at the Mariapolis Center, 5001 S. Greenwood, call (773) 285-2746.

Bible Study: Jeff Cavins on video or “Acts of the Apostles,” both begin Sept. 15, at St. Alphonsus Liguori, 411 N. Wheeling, Prospect Heights, preview 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 or 9:45 a.m. Sept. 13, call (847) 255-7452 for details.

Marriage Encounter Weekend: Sept. 26-27, Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, for info, call (847) 359-0042 or visit