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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
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Millennium of Lithuania’s Evangelization: 3 p.m. Mass Oct. 25, with Cardinal George, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State, reception and musical program follows, in hall, call (773) 735-6677.

St. Jude Thaddeus Parish: 50th anniversary Mass, 9 a.m. Nov. 8, with Bishop Raymond Goedert, at 9540 S. Harvard, luncheon noon-4 p.m. at Chateau Del Mar, 8301 West 95th St., Hickory Hills, RSVP to rectory, at (773) 568-7077.

St. Emeric Parish: opening 50th anniversary celebration Mass, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 with Bishop Joseph Perry, 4330 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, (708) 798- 0757.

St. Columbanus Parish: celebrating 100th anniversary, at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 Mass, reception follows, 331 E. 71st St., RSVP to Fr. Matt at (773) 324-1022, Ext. 15.

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


Catholic Charities: South Region: “Compassion in Action,” dinner- dance and silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, $65/person, at Villa de Bruno, 19825 Stony Island, Lynwood, honorees are Dr. John Michael Herbick, Katharine Shannon, RN, Dr. J. Paul O’Keefe, and Dr. Thomas Waidzunas, benefits emergency services for needy, call (708) 333-8379 Ext. 222 for tickets.

Cardinal Francis Arinze: keynote speaker, with special guest, Cardinal Francis George, at the Chastity Education Initiative dinner, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22, reception, dinner 5:30 p.m., $75/adults, $50/ages 12-18, hosted by Respect Life Office, at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to (312) 534-5355 by Nov. 10, or e-mail: [email protected].

St. Martin de Porres High School Gala: formal dinner, auction and music, Nov. 7, at the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, call Joe Villinski at (847) 244- 6895, Ext. 233 for tickets.

Brother Rice Mothers’ Club: fashion show, luncheon, noon to 4 p.m. Nov 8, $40/person, at Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, for tickets, call Helen at (708) 217-3474.

St. Louise de Marillac Parish: dinner and auction, 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 14, $30/pre-sale, $40/at door, Harrison and 31st Street, call (708) 352-2202.

Kaleidoscope 2009: part of Our Lady of Ransom Parish jubilee celebration, 7-10 p.m. Nov 13-14, $15/person, three different shows per night, refreshments available, 8300 N. Greenwood, Niles, for more info, call (847) 823- 2550.


St. Matthew Parish: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Judy at (847) 891-1255.

St. Kevin Parish: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, with breakfast and lunch, 10503 S. Torrence, call Fae at (773) 721-8629 for more info.

St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly: holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, at 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, (847) 358-5700.

Our Lady of Ransom Parish: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, in Paluch Hall, elevator available, 8300 Greenwood, Niles, (847) 823-2550.

St. Catherine-St. Lucy Parish: Nov. 13-15, with luncheon Nov. 14 and silent auction, 38 N. Austin, Oak Park, call Jeanette (708) 383- 0579.

St. Pius X Parish: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, 4300 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, chairlift available, for more info, call Jeanine at (708) 484-2401.

St. Dismas Parish: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8, tickets for “Ladies Night at the Bazaar,” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6 are $15, with refreshments and fashion show, 2600 Sunset, Waukegan, RSVP to Mary Ross at (847) 623- 5050.


Widow or Widower Group (WOW): Halloween dinner-dance doors open 5 p.m. Oct. 25, $25/person, at Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, call Jo at (630) 897-4462.

Oldies Dance: doors open 6 p.m. Nov. 14, $15/person, includes Jerry Armstrong Band and light supper, at Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, for tickets, call Sue Donofrio at (708) 974-3969.


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

Rosary for Deceased: 2 p.m. Nov. 1, to remember loved ones, at St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry, Park Forest, (708) 748-6891.

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 4, with devotions to St. Peregrine 7-8 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-1370.

Latin Mass: 11:30 a.m. on third Thursdays monthly, at St. James the Greater Church, 134 North, Highwood, (847) 433-1494.

Latin Mass: 12:15 p.m. Sundays at St. Peter Church, 27570 Volo Village Road, Volo, (815) 385- 5496.

Latin Mass: 5 p.m. on first Sunday each month, St. Lambert Church, 8148 N. Karlov, Skokie, (847) 673-5090.


“Lighten Up”: 2 p.m. Oct. 25, with inspirational comedic character- actor Doug Brummel in oneman character-changing show, $10/person, $30/family, includes light refreshments, at St. George Parish, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park, call Robbie Anderson at (708) 532-8234 for more info.

“The Pillowman”: dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 6-15, presented by the Theatre School at DePaul University’s New Directors Series, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, free admission, but must RSVP to box office at (312) 922-1999 for time and days.

“Fool for Christ: The Story of Dorothy Day”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28- 29, marking Sheil Catholic Center’s 70th anniversary, with onewoman show featuring Sarah Melicia, tickets $20, $5/students, in the Hal & Martha Wallis Theatre, Northwestern University Theatre Center, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston, call (847) 328-4648.

Chicago Chorale: British music for All Saints, featuring Herbert Howells’ “Requiem,” other works, 3 p.m. Nov. 1, $20, $12 w/student ID, at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen, (773) 306-6195.

“The Informer”: based on John Ford’s film, sneak preview 2 p.m. Oct. 31 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1; previews 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 3 p.m. Nov. 8; regular performances 8 p.m. Nov. 13-Dec. 19, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 539-7838 for days and tickets.

Irish Events: Ceili dancing Monday evenings and set dancing Tuesday evenings, both at 7:30 p.m., family music sessions Thursday evenings, featuring Irish Music School, free, Mass and Irish breakfast, on second Sunday each month, Gaelic Park, 6119 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687- 9323


Super Bingo Bash: doors open noon Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. admittance with a ticket, games begin 1:30 p.m., $25 admission includes buffet, noon-1:30 p.m., in St. Florian School Gym, 13100 S. Houston, call school at (773) 646-2868, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for tickets.

St. Rene Super Bingo: doors open 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8, $20, 6340 S. New England, (773) 229-8523.


“Deciding Factors in Job Competition”: 7-9:15 p.m. Nov. 9, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob at (847) 925-6005 for more info.


Annual Mazzuchelli Lecture: “Samuel Mazzuchelli: Model of Dominican Service,” Fr. Thomas McGonigle, OP, of Providence College, 5 p.m. Nov. 5, free, in Martin Recital Hall, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

“North Korea: What’s Next?”: talk by Walter Keats, frequent visitor to North Korea, hosted by De- Paul Geographical Society, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7, in Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Philip F. Lawler: founder/editor Catholic World News, luncheon noon Nov. 13, $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by Nov. 10.

Fr. William Kenneally: “The Church of Chicago, We Need a Plan,” 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 5, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish Center, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, for more info, call Susan at (847) 384- 9338.

Jean Lenti Ponsetto: DePaul University director of athletics, noon-1:15 p.m. Nov. 6, $35/nonmembers, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610.

Lumen Christi Events : Patrick Brennan of Villanova University, on “Are Acts of Congress Lawless?” 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, at Westin Chicago, 320 N. Dearborn, pre-register at (773) 955-5887.

Ekklesia: life of Dorothy Day, “Haunted by God,” one-woman play, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 11, $6 at St. Giles Parish Hall, 1101 N. Columbian, Oak Park, (708) 383- 5536.

Barbara Gilleran Johnson: appellate court judge, “Threats to Catholic Values in Today’s Judicial System,” 7-8:45 a.m. Nov. 13, $15, part of Marytown’s Business Breakfast series, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, call (847) 367-7800, Ext. 225.

Bioethics Symposium: “Conscience,” and its role in healthcare, ethics, economics and law, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 20, sponsored by Integritus Institute of the UIC Newman Center, at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, contact (312) 226-1880 or

Polish Genealogical Society of America: 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Jeffrey Wien, “Chicago Street Car memories,” at Polish Museum, 984 N. Milwaukee, (773) 7794-2589.

Rabbi Ron Kronish: “The Other Peace Process; Interreligious Dialogue in Israel,” the Fall Shapiro Lecture, 4 p.m. Oct. 27 with reception at 5 p.m., free, in Bernardin Center at CTU, 5416 S. Cornell, for more info, call (773) 371-5432.


Lake County Council of Catholic Nurses: Mass and program by Fr. Dean Semmer, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28, at St. Peter Church, 557 Lake, Antioch, elevator available, RSVP to Elaine, at (847) 244-5297 after 6 p.m.

New Beginnings Singles: 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Polish meal at Lone Tree Manor, 7730 N. Milwaukee, Niles, then to nearby Bank of America Cinema, 4901 W. Irving Park, to see two spooky movies, call (847) 397-9643.


Day of Reflection for Religious: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7, with Fr. Michael Danek, CR, includes Mass, lunch, talks and Benediction, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545-8300.

WomanSpirit Retreat: “Cultivating a Discerning Heart, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 7, for those women in discernment of God’s will in their lives, $35 by Oct. 25; $45 by Oct. 31, at Felician Sisters Provincialate, 3800 W. Peterson, RSVP to Sr. Ann Marie at (773) 478-1157, Ext. 13.


St. Bonaventure Church/ School: seeking former parishioners and students for 7 p.m. Mass Oct. 24, reception follows in gym, for more info, call Beverly at (773) 248-7638.

St. Christopher School: seeking all alumni for 9:30 a.m. Mass Nov. 15, reception follows with tours of the school, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, (708) 388-8190.

Queen of Peace High School: Founder’s Day anniversary class reunion for grads of ‘69, ‘74, ‘79 and ‘84 at 11 a.m. Mass Nov. 1, champagne brunch follows, for more info, contact Cindy, (708) 458-7600, Ext. 250.

St. Patrick High School: hosting class of 1984 at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at school, 5900 W. Belmont, RSVP to Jeff Ardito, at (773) 282- 9563.


St. Priscilla Parish: rummage and bake sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7, and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8, light breakfast available, at 6969 W. Addison, (773) 777-4903.


“Journey of a Saint”: Mass and talk, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15, with Fr. Kevin Fraher, CSSR, about the early life of Francesca (Mother) Cabrini, at Cabrini Retreat Center, 9430 Golf, Des Plaines, (847) 297- 6530.

St. George Parish Mission: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 9-11, “Signed and Sealed with the Cross,” with Fr. Albert Haase O.F.M., 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park, (708) 560-0401.


Golabki Workshop: stuffed cabbage workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3 p.m. on Nov. 14, $18/ages 16 and older, at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, 984 N. Milwaukee, call (773) 782- 2600, Ext. 2639 by Nov. 7.

Christmas Spirit Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, $12/adults, $10/ages 12 and under, learn to make Polish holiday arts, gift shop will be open, at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, 984 N. Milwaukee, call (773) 782-2600, Ext. 2639 by Nov. 7.

John Paul 2 Study Group: will discuss “Evangelium Vitae,” the “Gospel of Life,” using study guide from Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England, 10:30 a.m.-noon on second Saturdays, starting Nov. 14, in lower level, Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen, for more info, call Georgia at (708) 788-9531.

Chicago Catholic University Club: seeking new members, single, widowed Catholics, over 50 years of age, meet at 3:30 p.m. on third Sundays September through May, at Holly Court in Oak Park, write CCUC, P.O. Box 188, Riverside, IL 60546 for newsletter.