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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. George Parish: marking 75th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Mass Sept. 13, 67707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park, (708) 532-2243.

St. Mary of Celle Parish: 100th anniversary Mass 3 p.m. Sept. 27, reception follows, centennial luncheon on Oct. 11, at Skylite Banquets, call (708) 788-0876 for more info.

St. Alexander: marks 50th anniversary Oct. 3, doors open 6:30 p.m., at Palos Country Club, $65/person, entertainment, RSVP to Lisa at (708) 361-0940.

8th Day Center for Justice: marking 35th anniversary, 2-5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, refreshments, silent auction, live music, $50/person, at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell, call (312) 641-5151 for tickets.

Our Lady of Peace Parish: celebrating 90th jubilee Oct. 9-11, with Gospel Fest, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, in church, 7851 S. Jeffery; health fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10; reunion Mass 10 a.m. Oct. 11 with Bishop Francis Kane; luncheon follows, $65/person, at Dynasty Banquets, Ramada Inn, 4125 S. Calumet, Hammond, Ind., call rectory at (773) 768-0105 for tickets and more information.


Catholic Citizens of Illinois: 6 p.m. Oct. 7, with speaker Bishop Thomas Doran of Rockford and St. Thomas More Award to Kathleen M. Sullivan, $65/person, at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., RSVP by Sept. 30 to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.

Sisters of St. Casimir: doors open 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4, luncheon at 1:30 p.m., $35, at Oak Lawn Hilton, 9400 S. Cicero, proceeds aid Sisters’ Infirmary and ministries, RSVP to (773) 776-1324.

L’Arche Chicago: silent auction and performance by Acts of Kindness Cabaret, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 10, tickets $45 until Sept. 28 and then $60, online at www.larchechicago. org, includes beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 909 W. Armitage, proceeds benefit faith community where adults with or without intellectual/developmental disabilities share life.


Taste of Holy Rosary: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, food, entertainment, games, 612 N. Western, (773) 278-4820.

St. Gertrude’s Gralley: food, bands, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 19, street festival in parish alleys of Edgewater, 1420 W. Granville,

Queen of Martyrsfest: Sept. 25-27, rides, food, games, 10300 S. St. Louis, Evergreen Park, (708) 423-8110.

Queen of Angels Harvest Fest: Sept. 19-20, live bands, food, 2330 W. Sunnyside, (773) 539-7510.

St. Benedict Fest: Mass 4 p.m. Sept. 26, food, entertainment, 5-11 p.m., outdoors at 2339 York, Blue Island, (708) 385-8510.

St. Philip the Apostle Parish: family Oktoberfest, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 26, German buffet, entertainment, dancing follows at 6:30 p.m., $40/person, at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1962 Old Willow, Northfield, call (847) 446-8383.

St. Michael Fall Fest: Sept. 24- 27, live music, bingo, rides, at 14327 Highland, Orland Park, 349-0903.

St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest: bands, beer, brats, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 25-27, 1429 W. Wellington, hotline (773) 525-0709, Ext. 305.

St. Louise de Marillac Parish: Oktoberfest, 4:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 19, German food, Jimmy’s Bavarian music, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, polka band, 31st and Harrison streets, LaGrange Park, (708) 352-7388.

Immaculate Conception Oktoberfest: 6 p.m. Sept. 25-26, Mass 5 p.m. Sept. 26, 7211 W. Talcott, call (773) 775-3833.

Irish Heritage/Harvest Fest: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, family games, Irish music, food, story-telling, contests, free admission, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.


St. Bonaventure Parish: craft and Fair Trade sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in parking lot, 1625 W Diversey, if rainy it moves into Fellowship Hall, call Joan at (773) 348-2408 for more info.

Knights of Columbus: Tonti Council arts/crafts fair 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19-20, in Portage Park, Irving Park and Central avenues, (773) 405-8983.

St. Alexander School: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24 fest, at 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, no stairs, contact Katie at (708) 923-1424.

Divine Providence Parish: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3 crafts/vendors bazaar, 2500 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

Divine Infant Parish: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21 fair, 1640 Newcastle, Westchester, call Julie at (708) 562-0309.

St. Barbara Parish: crafters wanted for Pumpkins & Holly craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, 4105 S. Prairie, Brookfield, call Jenny at (708) 485-1962.

St. Matthew Parish: 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.


New Beginnings Fall Dance: 8-11 p.m. Sept. 19, $8/person, at St. Matthew Hughes Center, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, bring snack to share, call Joan at (847) 397-9643 for info.

St. Jude the Apostle: dinner and raffle, doors open 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 900 E. 154th St., South Holland, call (708) 333-3550 for tickets.


Novena to St. Therese: 7 p.m. Sept. 23-30, with exposition, novena prayers 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1, with St. Rita monthly novena Mass marking feast of the Little Flower 7 p.m. Oct. 1, at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

Annual Mass Honoring St. Vincent de Paul: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster; 9 a.m. Sept. 26, Friends of the Poor Walk, De Paul University, begins at Student Center; St. Vincent de Paul tag days Oct. 2-3, call Frieda Bertello at (312) 655-7181 for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 7, with devotions to St. Peregrine from 7-8 p.m., St. Damian Church,5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, call (708) 687-1370 for more info.

Honoring 92nd Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima: Mass 2:15 p.m. Oct. 11, celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry, Filipino choir, Rosary dedication follows, with talk by EWTN’s Fr,. Edmund Mc- Caffrey in cathedral auditorium, exhibit in the school cafeteria about Eucharist miracles, Ambassadors of Mary will host this program, 800 N. State, for more info, call Jack Mulqueen, (630) 837- 0482.


John Angotti Concerts: Catholic music missionary, free will offering, 8 p.m. Sept. 18, at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, for more info call Carol (847) 966-8145, Ext. 21 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at St. Barnabas Parish, 10134 S. Longwood, (773) 779-1166.

“Moll”: Irish comedy, presented by the Shapeshifters, runs Oct. 2- 25, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035 for tickets.

“LaComica del Cielo”: (“The Heavenly Comedienne” English titles provided) three-act Baroque papal opera, first performed in1668, presented by Fr. Edward J. McKenna at 3 and 6 p.m. Oct. 11, free will offering requested, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, a 70th birthday celebration follows.

Jason Grote’s “1001”: contemporary “1001 Nights,” Oct. 2-11, $15, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office for tickets, time and dates, (312) 922-1999.

“‘Til Death Do Us Part”: 7 p.m. Oct. 10, $25/person, with Maripat Donovan, at St. Barnabas Parish, 10134 S. Longwood, call (773) 802-0300.

“‘Til Death Do Us Part”: comedy, 7 p.m. Oct.3, St. Matthew Parish Center, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Colette at (847) 301-0388 for tickets.


St. Richard Church: card & bunco party, doors open 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11, dinner 1 p.m. $15/person, at Hall, 5000 S. Kostner, (773) 585-1221.


“Organizing Your Job Search”: seminar, 9 a.m.- noon Sept. 19, at Universalist Unitarian Church, 1025 N. Smith, Palatine, call Bob Podgorski for this and other programs at (847) 925-6005.


Irving Cutler: “Chicago’s Jewish Population: from Maxwell Street to Suburbia,” 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12, $2, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, in Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Albertus Magnus Society Lectures: “Journey to the Center of Matter,” by physicist Giorgio Ambrosio, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at Dominican University Larmer Hall, 7900 W. Division, River Forest; also Fr. Richard Woods, OP on “Expanding Horizons in Health, Faith and Medicine, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division, River Forest, both free, call (708) 714-9105 for more info.

Ekklesia Series: talk by Pauline Viviano, 9:15 a.m. Sept. 16, $6, at St. Giles McDonough Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383- 5536.

Annulment Information Meeting: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, at SS. Faith, Hope & Charity Parish Center 200 Ridge, Winnetka, call Sue at (847) 446-7646 for more info.

Slovak Catholic Federation: Midwest Pastoral Seminar, with Fr. Marek Sitar, bi-lingual talk on SS. Cyril and Methodius, register 2 p.m. Sept. 27, buffet dinner 4 p.m., $15/person, at St. Casimir Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette, call John Jurcenko at (773) 763-0810.

First Friday Club of Chicago: speaker Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, editor AMA Journal, luncheon noon Oct. 2, $35/guests, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP by Sept. 29 to (312) 466- 9610.

Theology South: Judge Joan H. Lefkow, “I Speak of Simple Things,” coffee 9 a.m., program 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 1, $6, at St. Xavier University, Butler Room, 3700 W. 103rd St., Donatta Yates, (708) 422-1635.

“Gandhi & Jesus”: with Terrence J. Rynne, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 17, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish Center, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, Susan Schaefer (847) 384-9338.

Fr. “Rocky” Hoffman: 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Catholic American men and the Church today, hosted by St. John of the Cross Men’s Club, at Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf, Western Springs, (708) 522-9219.


St. Fabian Phoenix: speaker Fr. Robert Rohrich on “Humor,” doors open 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at parish center, 7450 W. 83rd St., Bridgeview, call Tom and Marianne at (708) 499-5377.

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women: fall assembly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24, with guest of honor Cardinal George; Catholic Women of the Year Award to actress Joan Cusack, $50/person, RSVP to (312) 534-8325.

To Be Joyful Again: support for widows and widowers, 7 p.m. on first and third Thursdays, Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, for more info, call Elaine at (847) 795-9886.

Chicago Catholic University Club: for single, widowed Catholics, over 50 years of age, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20, meeting and speaker, at Holly Court Terrace, 1111 W. Ontario, Oak Park, (708) 366-0151.


Healing Childhood Hurts Weekend: preached by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Sept. 18- 20, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, RSVP to (630) 892- 2371.


Mount Assisi Academy: allalumnae and families open house, honoring classes of 1959, 1984 and 1999, noon-3 p.m. Sept. 27, 13850 Main, Lemont, call (630) 257-7844, Ext. 26 by Sept. 23 for volleyball game info .

SS Cyril and Methodius School: celebrating 125 years, 3 p.m. Mass Sept. 27, buffet dinner follows, families welcome, 607 Sobieski, Lemont, RSVP to Anne Splitt Cannon at (630) 257-1990.

St. Basil Parish/Grade School: seeking students from all years for proposed reunion, call Tom Carmody at (773) 936-3535.


St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept 25, jewelry, trendy clothing, in Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, (773) 665-3167.

St. Matthias Transfiguration Parish Flea Market: Sept. 12-13, 2310 W. Ainslie, call (773) 506- 2191 for hours.

St. Christopher Parish’s Fall/Winter Resale: children’s clothing and shoes, infant through pre-teen, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3, cash only, in the gym,14611 S. Keeler, (708) 388-8190.


“Virgin Mary in Franciscan Tradition”: series with Fr. Bob Hutmacher, OFM, 12:10-12:50 p.m. on third Tuesdays Sept. 15- Dec.15, at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

“Befriending the Other: The Incarnation and a Global Ethic”: with Fr. Anthony J. Kelly, CSsR, member of the Vatican International Theological Commission, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Munroe Hall, De- Paul University, 2312 N. Clifton, for more info, call Francis Salinel, (773) 325-4159.

Great Adventure Bible Study DVD Series: by Jeff Cavins, 7 p.m. starting Sept. 21 for 24 weeks, hosted by the Dominican Sisters at Rosary Hill, 9000 W. 81st St., Justice, call (708) 458- 3040 to register.

Sacred Universe Institute: 7- 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, with lecture by astronomer Fr. George Coyne, SJ; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 3, with lecture by theologian Fr. Joseph Bracken, SJ, $50/both days, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.

New Life in the Spirit Series: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 21, free, presented by Catholic Charismatic Renewal at Santa Maria del Popolo Parish, 151 N. Lake, Mundelein, babysitting available, RSVP to (847) 949-8300.

Divorce Recovery Program: 10 Mondays, 7-8:45 p.m. starting Sept. 21, at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 312 S. Washington, Park Ridge, call Kelly at (847) 692-6025 for more info.

Prophets Yesterday and Today: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 29, $40/person, includes lunch, Mass, at Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP by Sept. 22 to (630) 969-4141.

Chicago “Come and See Day”: for young Catholic women exploring religious life, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., lunch included, hosted by Sisters of Providence, at Maternity BVM Convent, 1540 N. Monticello, free, call Sister Jenny at (800) 860-1840, Ext. 2897.

Joan Wester Anderson: author, “Where Angels Walk,” 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15, $7, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W. Bode, Schaumburg, RSVP to (847) 882-7280.


Used Book Sale/Bake Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20, also CDs, audio books, more, in St. Andrew Gym, 1658 W. Addison, (773) 248- 2500.

St. Emeric 50th Anniversary Run/Walk: 5K run 8 a.m. Sept. 26, 1.2 mile walk 8:15 a.m., 4300 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, call (708) 798-0757 for more info.

St. Andrew Run: 5K run/walk and kids fun run along the lake, 8 a.m. Oct. 4, St. Andrew Parish and School, 3546 N. Paulina, call Jonathan Sodke (773) 472-7459 for more info.

Adult Computer Courses: evening courses begin late September or early October, various programs, four or five weeks, at St. Laurence High School, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call Bill McLean at (708) 458-6900, Ext. 234.

The Women’s Center: desperately need nine baby cribs, strollers, six toddler beds, other baby furniture, Center has three sites, pick-up possible if you call (773) 794-1313.

Adult Computer Courses: evening courses begin late September or early October, various programs, four or five weeks, at St. Laurence High School, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call Bill McLean at (708) 458-6900, Ext. 234.