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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Fr. Angelo Biancalana, MCCJ: honoring founder of Comboni Lay Missionaries, 5 p.m. feast day Mass of St. Comboni, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10, hors d’oeuvres, program 7-8 p.m. at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst, RSVP to (708) 354-1999.

Five Holy Martyrs Parish: marking parish 100th anniversary with 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 Mass remembering Pope John Paul II’s visit (1979), at the altar in parking lot, 4327 S. Richmond, (773) 254- 3636.

St. Francis of Assisi/Our Lady of the Angels Parish: celebrating 100th anniversary, 3-6 p.m. Oct.4, concert of religious music, historical exhibit, ethnic foods, at 932 N. Kostner, free will offering, (773) 283-1795 for more info.

St. John Fisher Parish Homecoming: 60 anniversary Mass 4 p.m. Oct. 17, adult party follows outdoors, $25/person, 10235 S. Fairfield, RSVP to (773) 445-4499, or


“Friends of the Grape” Wine Festival: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 4, St. Matthias School Hall, 4910 N. Claremont,$35/person in advance, $40 at door, live/silent auctions, (773) 506-2191.

Daughters of Charity Fall Festival: 7 p.m. Oct. 10, buffet dinner, silent auction, Irish music by the Sullivan Brothers, $50, at Bredemann Lexus-Ford of Glenview, 2000 Waukegan Road, RSVP to (773) 278-0484, benefits St. Joseph Services ministry in Austin and Humboldt Park/West Town.

Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: banquet, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, with Ballet Folklorico of the Back of the Yards and dance music by Los Cometas, at the Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, call (773) 376-3900 for tickets.

African Scholarship Fundraiser: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 23, light refreshments, tickets $45 at door, at Molly Malone’s Pub, 7652 Madison, Forest Park, benefits a school in Kenya, call Barb at St. Giles Parish, at (708) 383-0087 by Oct. 12 for tickets.


St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest: 7 p.m. Oct. 2, for adults over 21, German food, music by Johnny Wagner Band, $25 at door, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, (847) 255-7452.


St. Pius X Parish: seeking crafters for Nov. 8 bazaar, at 4314 S. Oak Park, in Stickney, call Jeanine at (708) 484-2401.

St. Alphonsus Liguori School: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4, 411 N. Wheeling, Prospect heights, (847) 635-0795.


Eucharistic Adoration: after 8 a.m. Mass Oct. 2 and each first Friday, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 12433 S. Halsted, (773) 785-1200.

Bi-lingual Rosary Gathering: 2 p.m. Oct. 10, marking 92 years since Fatima’s miracle of the sun, at St. Mary of Celle Parish baseball field, rain or shine, 14th Street and Euclid, Berwyn, call Debbie at (708) 749-7792 for more info.


“Sibling Revelry”: Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, daughters of John Callaway, perform their hit musical show, 8 p.m. Oct. 3, $60, in St. Scholastica Academy Auditorium, 7416 N. Ridge, call (773) 764-5715, Ext. 360 for tickets.

Carraig Pub: open seven days a week, with free musical entertainment Fridays-Saturdays, also Irish music sessions 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Chicago Gaelic Park 6119 W. 147th St, Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.


“Finding Strength”: photo narrative exhibit about strength, hope, courage, now through November, with programs Oct. 14, 19 and Nov. 18, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, call (847) 359-0042 for more info.


“Smart Networking”: 7-9:15 p.m. Oct. 12, using the SMART system, St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob at (847) 925- 6005 for more info.


“Freedom of Conscience Endangered”: Thomas Brejcha, president, Thomas More Society Law Center, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct.11, free, at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview. (847) 998-4704.

Joseph Schweiterman: author, on centennial celebration of the Burnham Plan, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, in Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Ekklesia: “How Do I Pray? Let Me Count the Ways,” with Friar Brian Walker, 9:15 a.m. Sept. 30; “Who Do You Say I am? Images of Jesus,” with Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM, both at St. Giles Parish Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

Theology of Park Ridge: Pauline Viviano, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Oct. 7, $10, at Our Lady of Hope Church, 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont, (773) 774-4421.

“Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem in Luke’s Gospel”: Mundelein Seminary professor Fr. John Lodge, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, lunch and lecture, free, donations accepted, at St. Joseph College Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, call (773) 973-9720 to RSVP.

Dominican University Siena Center: Daniel Anderson, visiting professor, “Irony & Mystery, Writers of the South,” 7 p.m. Oct. 13, $10, in Priory Campus Auditorium, 7200 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.


Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: must be 21 years of age and eligible to marry in the Catholic Church, call Debbie, at (773) 779- 3230 after 7 p.m. for upcoming events.

New Beginnings Singles: hayride and bonfire, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10, $10, at Randall Oaks Park, West Dundee, call Joe at (847) 551-4310 for more info.

St. Dymphna Society: 27- minute video on how parishes support mentally ill persons, 7:30- 9 p.m. Sept. 29, at north end of Queen of All Saints School, 6230 N. Lemont, hosted by National Catholic Partnership on Disability, for more info, call Jim and Shirley Weber at: (773) 777-6022.


Women’s Overnight at The Well: 7 p.m. Oct. 16-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, “Autumn wisdom, women’s wisdom,” 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, RSVP to (708) 482-5088.

Spiritual Journey Weekend: Oct. 23-25, journey toward wholeness, sponsored by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, at Marytown Retreat Center, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, call (630) 892-2371, for reservations; for upcoming Life’ Healing Weekends or The Healing Childhood Hurts, call Grace with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart at (630) 892-2371, Ext. 21.

Joyful Again!: workshop for widowed persons, Oct. 24-25, at Our Lady of Victory Parish, 5212 W. Agatite, call (708) 354-7211 for more info, or go to www.joyfulagain. org.


St. Ethelreda “Eagles Forever”: seeking all alumni for 3- 8 p.m. Oct. 24 reunion, Mass with Msgr. Kev Velo, alum comedian V103 FM’s Uncle Rail, food school tour, $25/person, at 8734 S. Paulina, RSVP to (773) 238-1757.


St. Cornelius Parish: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 9; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, 5430 W. Foster, (773) 283-5222.


“The Spirituality of Oz”: Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, O.F.M., 7- 9 p.m. Oct. 7, free, St. Cecilia Parish Center, 700 S. Meier, Mount Prospect, call (847) 437-6208 to register.

Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, Fr. Kevin Fraher, CSSR, includes Mass, lunch, talks, Benediction, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer for more info, at (773) 545-8300.

Scripture Study, Christology of the New Testament: will cover the connection between New Testament and Church doctrine, presented by author and convert Jim Papandrea, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12, 19, 26, $30, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, for more info or to register call (847) 907-3441.


Memoir Writing Workshop: award-winning instructor Patricia Cronin, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov. 19, $60, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10 to register.

Seeking Mentors: spend one hour a week with a child of incarcerated parents, as part of Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, in concert with Marillac House, 212 S. Francisco, call Kristin Miodonski at (773) 237-6467 for more info.