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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Queen of Angels Parish: bilingual 100th anniversary Mass 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 with Cardinal George, 1 p.m. reception in hall, 4416 N. Western; Centennial Gala 4 p.m. Oct. 18, live music, at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles, call (773) 539-7510 for tickets.

Five Holy Martyrs Parish: celebrating 100 years at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1 Mass with Cardinal George, banquet follows, doors open 1 p.m., live band, $50/person, at Paradise Elegant Banquets, 9220 S. Harlem, Bridgeview, call (773) 254-3636 for tickets and info.

St. Martha Parish: celebrating 90 years at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 Mass in large church, Nov. 13 dinner-dance at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, $35/person, $40 after Oct. 18, call (847)965-0262.

Chicago Gaelic Park: marking 100th anniversary of the Gaelic Games in Chicago, dinner-dance 7 p.m. Nov. 13, $60/person, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, RSVP to Lizzie at (773) 429-1538.


American Slovenian Catholic Union: St. Stephen Lodge 1, dinner 2 p.m. Oct. 25, $30/person, Ignotz Ristoranti, 2421 S. Oakley, benefit raffle for St. Joseph Seminary, RSVP to (773) 247-3606.

Lexington College: scholarship dinner honoring Jan Fields of Mc- Donalds, USA, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 reception, at Chicago Marriott Downtown, RSVP to Megan at (312) 226-6294, Ext. 224.


Divine Providence Parish Oktoberfest: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Polka Mass with Joe-Pat Band; 1-4 p.m. bratwurst/hot dog dinner, dancing to Joe-Pat’s music; kids’ fun, contests, 2550 Mayfair, Westchester, (708) 562-3364.

St. Adalbert Halloween Fest: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24, food, pumpkin sale, Halloween bingo for kids, free kid’s costume contest, at 1650 W. 17th St., (312) 226-0340.

IBAM Festival: Irish book art and music celebration over Halloween weekend, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035 for details and tickets, or go to

“Taste of St. Denis”: noon-3 p.m. Nov. 8, in hall, 8300 S. St. Louis, (773) 434-3313.


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

Church of the Holy Spirit: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, handcrafted items, bake sale, 1451 W. Bode Schaumburg, (847) 882-7580.

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

St. Symphorosa: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18, with bake sale, at 6148 S. Mason, (773) 767-1523.

St. Celestine Parish: Oct. 25, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, (708) 453-2555.

St. Albert the Great: seeking crafters/vendors for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 fair in church basement and book fair on ground floor of school, 5555 W. State Road, Burbank, call (708) 424-7757.

Resurrection Retirement Community: seeking crafters for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24 sale, no stairs, 7262 W. Peterson, call (773) 792- 7930.


Jail Ministry Mass: in Spanish and English, 3 p.m. on first Saturdays, praying for those in jail or released, at Assumption Parish, 2434 S. California, for more info, call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House, (773) 247-0070.

Anointing Mass for the Sick: 1 p.m. Oct. 18, at St. Cornelius Church, 5430 W. Foster, (773) 283-5222.

Blessing of the Animals: 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in courtyard of St. Patrick Church, 991 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, call Jo Ann Bednar, at (847) 361-3224.

Charismatic Healing Mass: hosted by New Jerusalem prayer community, Rosary 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, confessions 7-7:45 p.m., Mass 8 p.m., with Xaverian Missionary Fr. Aniello Salicone, in main church at St. Matthew Parish, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, (847) 891-1220.

St. John Brebeuf Adoration Chapel: fifth anniversary Mass 10:45 a.m. Oct. 18 with Bishop Joseph Perry, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, (847) 966-8145.


St. Constance Parish: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 Mass with Bishop Thad Jakubowski, dinner-dance 6:30 p.m. at Jolly Inn, $60/person, RSVP to (773) 545-8581, Ext. 0.

St. Bartholomew Parish: dinner- dance, live band, silent/live auctions, 4 p.m. Oct. 18, $45/person, at Hanging Gardens, 8301 W. Belmont, River Grove, RSVP to (773) 286-7871.

St. Albert the Great Parish: ribs and chicken dinners, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 9-10 and Oct. 16-17, 5555 W. State Road, 80th and Central avenues, Burbank, call (708) 423- 0321 for ticket prices.

St. Helena of the Cross Parish: dinner-dance, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 18, $50/person, New Martinique, 8200 S. Cicero, Burbank, call (773) 779-2243.

Spaghetti Dinner: 2-6 p.m. Oct. 25, all-you-can-eat, at St. Irenaeus Parish, 78 Cherry, Park Forest, call (708) 748-6891 for ticket info.

Marytown Fall Family Dinner: with famous Henny Penny chicken, entertainment, gift shop open, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7, 1600 Park, Libertyville, RSVP to (847) 367-7800, Ext. 225.


“Vianney” Performances: live, one-man show by Leonardo De- Fillipas produced by Saint Luke Productions, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Mundelein Seminary, sponsored by the Institute on Religious Life, free will offering; 7 p.m. Oct. 22, at St. Celestine Parish, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, $5, (708) 453-2555; or 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at De- Paul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, (773) 325-7423, free.

Neil Simon’s “Rumors”: Oct. 23-25, at St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, call box office at (773) 286-8470.

Organ Vespers Series: on famous Kilgen pipe organ, 6:45 p.m. Oct. 24 (pre-concert lecture about the organ), free concert 7 p.m., by Zvonimir Nagy, director of music, St. Michael Church, playing Bach Fantasy in C minor, other, 1633 N. Cleveland, (312) 642-2498.

“Spoon River Anthology”: adapted from Edgar Lee Masters, performed by St. Sebastian Players, Oct. 23-Nov. 15, at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, for dates, times and tickets, call (773) 404-7922.

“Holes”: Oct. 27-Dec. 5, performed by Theater School at De- Paul University Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, recommended for ages 9 and up, from award-winning book, $8, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office at (773) 922-0999 for tickets, dates and time.


Vitalis Cepkauskas: modern artist/sculptor from Vilnius, Lithuania, works on display daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. now-Oct. 29, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582-6500.


St. Albert the Great School: Spooky Haunted House, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31, $8, 5535 W. State Rd., Burbank, (708) 423-0321.

St. Louise de Marillac: 6-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays, 4- 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 18-Oct. 31, first hour each night is “lights on” for little spooks, at 1112 Raymond, LaGrange Park, for more info and group rates, call (708) 352-7388.


“Negotiating Salary for More”: (Even in Tough Times), author and salary expert Jack Chapman, 9- 10:15 a.m. Oct. 17, free, at St. Marcelline Parish, 822 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg, call Bob at (847) 925-6005.

St. Francis de Sales Job Search Workshop: 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 13, includes lunch, must attend both days, at Ministry Center, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich, bring current resume and cover letter, RSVP to (847) 726-4888.


Relevant Radio’s Christine Mugridge: Vatican specialist, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, $10, or two for $20, at St. Mary of the Angels Hall, 1850 N. Hermitage, (312) 467-9755.

Albertus Magnus Society Lecture: Margaret Pasquesi and Tony Pedersen, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, free, Room 263 Priory Campus, Dominican University, 7200 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

“Ethical Business: Who Decides?”: 8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 27, speakers, at UIC SCE Illinois Room ABC, 750 S. Halsted, hosted by Integritas Institute, for more info, call (312) 226-1880.

Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, OP: “Dante’s Sacramental Imagination,” 7 p.m. Oct. 29, $10, Parmer Hall, Room 1078, Dominican University Siena Center, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

Ekklesia: adult education, Mary Amore, on “Discovering God’s Peace,” 9:15 a.m. Oct. 28, $6, St. Giles Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383-5536.

Parent University Roundtable: speakers Jim Stenson and “Father Rocky,” 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Oct. 24, at Embers Grade School, 2000 W. Sibley, Park Ridge, tickets $20/couple or $15/person before Oct. 23; walk-in $30/couple or $20/person, call Northridge Prep, co-sponsors, at (847) 375-0600 for more info.

“Compassion: An Interreligious Conversation”: panelists on Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, no charge, but RSVP to (312) 421-3757.

Theology of Park Ridge: 9:15- 11:15 a.m. Nov. 4, Fr. Ed McLaughlin, “What Does it Mean to be Holy?” at Our Lady of Hope Church, 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont, $10, (773) 774-4421.

“Canticle of the Cosmos”: Part I, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14- Nov. 18, with Fr. John Surette, SJ and Bridget Sperduto, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088 to register and for more info.

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, “Southern Stories,” $10, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482-5088.


Chicago Catholic University Club: play bingo with veterans at Hines Hospital, Maywood, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, call Bob or Marilyn at (630) 858-6180 for more info or for other events.


Day of Reflection: coffee at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, presentation by Robert Darow, with a Communion service and lunch, $25, hosted by Little Flower Circle, an associate organization of the ACCW, call Shirley at (773) 267-0197 to RSVP.

Spiritual Exercises: men’s silent Ignatian retreat with spiritual talks, time for meditation, preached by Miles Christi priests, Nov. 13-15, with Mass, confession, Benediction, rosary and personal conference with a priest, at Marytown, 1600 Park, Libertyville, for info/registration call Ed at (847) 392-2964.

Discernment Retreat: for women ages 17-35 considering religious vocation, 4 p.m. Oct. 23 to noon Oct. 25, $25, hosted by the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, 9000 W. 81st St., Justice, RSVP to Sr. Margaret Lekan, OP, at (708) 458-3040 or email [email protected].

Joyful Again: workshop for widowed persons, all ages, Nov. 14-15, at St. Charles Retreat Center in Romeoville, Ill., RSVP to (708) 354- 7211.

Women’s Day of Reflection: hosted by Our Lady of the Brook and St. Norbert parishes, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, $40, includes lunch at Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Road, call (847) 714-9428.


Queen of Angels School: 100th anniversary alumni Mass 11 a.m. Oct. 18, at church, 2330 W. Sunnyside, reception and tours of school follow, noon-2 p.m., 4520 N. Western, call (773) 539-7510 for more info.

Alvernia Alumnae: gathering for Mass 3 p.m. Nov. 1, at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence, refreshments follow for family and friends, RSVP to Kathy Bunce at (708) 442-1479.

St. Felicitas School: seeking class of 1949 for reunion, call Lois Popjoy Janotta at (708) 448-0386.

Ritamen Luncheon: for St. Rita High School grads from 1969 and before, for noon luncheon/speaker, Oct. 14, $8, at the school, 7740 S. Western, RSVP to Trish by Oct. 12, (773) 925-5029.


Days of Recollection: Ignatian spirituality by a Miles Christi priest, with confession, Mass, Benediction and the rosary, 6:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 16, at St. Mary Franciscan Monastery, 14246 Main St., Lemont; also, 12:45-5 p.m. Oct. 17, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, families welcome, snacks provided, for info call Joan at (847) 966-1369.

Lost Child Pilgrimage: for individuals grieving the death of a child, with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Kristin James and others, in a day of healing and hope, $20 by Oct. 27 or $25 at door, includes lunch, call (312) 421-3757, bring a photo of your loved one for a display at the pilgrimage, or e-mail mps@

L’Arche Chicago: welcomes visitors on second Thursday monthly to this local community where people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, play and pray together, creating home, 1049 S Austin, call Alexandra at (312) 226- 1273.

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits”: conference, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Fr. Christopher J. Crotty, C.P.M. and other speakers, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights, contact Zina, at (847) 655-5011.


St. John Brebeuf Chili Cook- Off: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18, to enter, call (847) 966-8145 by Oct. 11 for rules, or come as spectator, 8305 N. Harlem.

Women’s Schola Auditions: 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Women’s Choral Group for Saturday Masses, at Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center, 735 N. State, (312) 664-6963.

Researching Digital Archives: Fr. Jan Dus, Czechoslovakia, on Czech and Slovak genealogical resources including parish records on internet, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Klas Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak, Cicero, call Mary Jaros, at (708) 278- 1726 for info.

“Theology of the Body”: in person 10:30 a.m.-noon on second Saturdays, or at the-body, can join live chat, (past classes are archived), learn basics and concepts of John Paul II’s lifechanging Theology of the Body, free, with facilitator Fr. Thomas Loya, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, for more info, call (312) 346-4228.