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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Immaculate Conception Parish (North Park): marking 150th anniversary, at black-tie gala Nov. 20 at Woman’s Athletic Club, dinner, entertainment, call (312) 944-1230 for more info.

St. Albert the Great: marks 60th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15 bilingual Mass with Bishop Thad Jakubowski, 5555 State Rd., Burbank, (708) 423-0321.

St. Columba Parish: celebrating 125th anniversary at 4 p.m. Mass, Nov. 21, with Cardinal George, 3340 E. 134th Street; dinner- dance 6 p.m. $50/person, at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Calumet, Hammond, Ind., call (773) 646- 2660 for tickets.


Comboni Missionaries: dinnerdance, giant raffle, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, with entertainment by Nino Folino and Enzo & Iliana Incandela, $65/person at Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn, call (708) 354-1999 for tickets.

St. Cyprian School: “Reaching for the Stars” silent auction, 6 p.m.-midnight Nov. 21, $25/in advance, $35/at door, 2561 Clinton, River Grove, RSVP to school, (708) 453-6300.

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

Big Sisters Holiday Brunch: reception and silent auction noon Dec. 6, brunch/ entertainment follow, $80/person, to benefit scholarship fund, in Crystal Ballroom of Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton, call (708) 488- 8893.


St. Mary Parish (Buffalo Grove): “Jingle Jubilee,” 6-10:30 p.m. Nov. 14, with hors d’oeuvres, dinner/open bar, live/silent auctions, entertainment, $75/person, at Concorde Banquets, Killdeer, call (847) 541-1450.

St. John Brebeuf: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, holiday craft fair in ministry center, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, (847) 966-8145.

Divine Infant Parish: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, at school, 1640 Newcastle, Westchester, (708) 865- 8071.

St. Barbara Parish: “Pumpkins ‘n Holly” craft show and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, 50 crafters, in Parish Center, 4015 Prairie, Brookfield, wheelchair accessible, (708) 485-2900.

St. Patrick Knights of Columbus: craft fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5, St. Patrick School, 15020 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, call Brian at (847) 651-5362.

Holiday Craft Fair: Santa Maria del Popolo School, Mundelein. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, 126 N. Lake, Mundelein, (847) 949-2335.

Immaculate Conception Parish: “Mistletoe Market,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, over 40 crafters/vendors, bake sale, at parish center, 770 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, (847) 433-0130.

St. Nicholas Parish: Dec. 5-6, 806 Ridge, Evanston, (847) 657- 6807.

Polish American Cultural Club: Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14, many items from Poland, also polka lessons noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., refreshments 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at American Legion Hall, 900 S. LaGrange Rd., La Grange, (708) 562-3435.

Polish Museum of America: Polish folk items sale, Dec. 5-6, Wigilia meal at noon Dec. 5, first Koledy Kollege with Polish ornament demonstrations, noon Dec. 6, mini book sale, workshops, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, 984 N. Milwaukee, free parking, RSVP to (773) 562-6059.


New Beginnings: 8-11 p.m. Nov. 21, soft drinks and snacks, but bring a snack to share, music by Paul Adams, $8 at door, Hughes Center at St. Matthew church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, (847) 397-9643.

St. Florian Parish: Holy Name Society nostalgic night, back to 50s and 60s, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 7, $5, music and refreshments, at Florianette Dinette, 13100 S. Houston, Hegewisch, (773) 646-4877.

Madrigal Medieval Banquet: 4- 7 p.m. Dec. 6, with Mother McAuley High School a capella choir, $45/person, Carmelite Center, 8433 Bailey, Darien, RSVP to (630) 969-4141.

“Jimmy Damon Christmas Show”: doors open 6 p.m. Dec. 9, buffet dinner, show and silent auction, $25/person, tickets by Dec. 4, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 4646 N. Austin, (773) 777-2666.

Pig Roast and Bears Football Party: 6 p.m. Nov. 12, big screen TVs, hosted by Men’s Group of St. Patrick Church, Lake Forest, in Parish Center, 950 Everett, call Jo Ann at (847) 361-3224 for info.


Veterans Mass: 8 a.m. Nov. 10, honoring all who have served or are serving, 21-gun salute follows Mass, with a live connection to Iraq to speak with some soldiers, reception follows, at St. Michael School, 14327 Highland, Orland Park, (708) 349-8090.

Taize Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, at St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge, Evanston, (847) 864- 1185.

Advent Day of Prayer: led by Fr. Terrence Moran, CSSR, 9:30 a.m. Mass, for beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas, talk, lunch, $20/person, at Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette, RSVP to (773) 776- 1324, Ext. 221.

Hope and Healing Mass: for victims of violence and their families/ communities, with Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4500 S. Ashland, sponsored by Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (, Fr. Dave Kelly, (773) 952-6643.


“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: 2 p.m. Nov. 8, with the Caravan Alley Players from Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante, $5 at door, box office opens 40 minutes before performance, (773) 324-1020, Ext. 248.

“Music Man”: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, now-Nov. 22, St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, $15/adults, $13/children and seniors, (773) 282-8844.

“Annie”: Broadway musical, 7 p.m. Nov. 20-21; 2 p.m. Nov. 22, $10/adults, $5/children and seniors, at Trinity High School, 7574 Division, River Forest, call (708) 771-8383, Ext. 248.

“Mary and Christmas Celebration”: pre-concert buffet 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, with concert by renowned William Ferris Chorale, choral and instrumental holiday classics, 7:45-9 p.m., reception follows, at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine, 1224 W. Lexington, for tickets, call (312) 421-3757.

“Anonymous 4”: female vocal quartet, “A Cathedral Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $75/assigned seating, includes reception after program, $45/seating in front half of church, $25, general seating, 735 N. State, www.holynamecathedral. org.

“Spoon River Anthology”: a look at Illinois roots, now-Nov. 15, with St. Sebastian Players, at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, call (773) 404-7922 for tickets.

Tommy Makem Tribute Concert: featuring The Makem and Spain Brothers, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, $35, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035.


“Lithuania: Culture and History”: iconography and artifacts on important historical and cultural events, opens 7 p.m. Nov. 13 through Dec. 19, free, hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, (773) 582-6500.


“Taste of St. Walter’s”: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, following 10:30 a.m. Mass, diverse foods, ethnic entertainment, stories and talents, 11741 S. Western, tickets at door or by calling (773) 779-1515.


Texas Hold’em Tournament: check-in 6 p.m. Nov. 14, live cash games, full bar/food, $75 buy-in, at Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Center, 151 N. Lincoln, Mundelein, must be 18 and over to play, (847) 949-8300.

Turkey Shoot: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22, turkeys, other seasonal food items raffled, kids’ activities, NFL football on multi-screens, refreshments, hosted by Mater Christi Parish Holy Name Society, 2431 S. 10th Ave., North Riverside, (708) 442-5611.


“Competencies vs. Skills”: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, informal networking till noon, at St. Francis de Sales Church, 135 S. Buesching, Lake Zurich, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for more info.


“Lunch with Luke” Series: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17, Fr. James Presta, on “Mary in Luke’s Infancy Narrative,” free, at St. Joseph College Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, but RSVP to (773) 973-9720.

Scott Hahn: three different talks at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 5, $15 or $20 at door, St. Mary Parish, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, Ill., call Janet to register, at (847) 669-3137, Ext. 101.

Breakfast Lecture/Dialogue: with Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, professor of theology at Fordham University, 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 20, $30, includes light breakfast, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

Lumen Christi Lecture: Patricia Ward on “American Protestant Claims to the Catholic Devotional Tradition,” 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, at Westin Chicago, 320 N. Dearborn, pre-register at (773) 955-5887.

DePaul Geographical Society: “Cruising the Red Sea: Egypt, Sinai, Saudi Arabia and Jordan,” with Ambassador John F. Kordek, Christmas reception follows, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5, at Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Pat McCaskey: author, speaking on “Faith, Family and Football,” at Marytown Business Breakfast Series, 7-8:45 a.m. Dec. 4, at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, $15, call Angela at (847) 331- 6994.


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

St. Dympha Society: DVD from EWTN with Fr. Benedict Groeschel on positive psychology and religious values, 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 24, at Queen of All Saints School, 6230 N. Lemont, for more info, call Jim and Shirley Weber at (773) 777-6022.

New Beginnings Singles: dinner at Rob Roy in Prospect Heights, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, call Sophie at (847) 215-9053 for this and other events.

Catholic Women’s Club of Lake County: Rosary 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12, Mass for deceased members at 11 a.m., lunch follows, at Queen of Peace Parish, 14th Street and Lincoln, North Chicago, no charge, call Joan at (847) 265- 1016.


Day of Recollection for Religious: 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, with Fr. Dennis Sanders, CR, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer, at (773) 545-8300.

St. Cecilia Parish: “Table Fellowship of Jesus in the New Testament. — What Does it Mean?” 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 14, with Fr. Bill Burton, O.F.M., light breakfast at 8:30 a.m,. in parish center, 700 S. Meier, Mount Prospect, to register, call (847) 437-6208 by Nov. 11.


St. Joseph and IHM High Schools Alumni: gathering 6 p.m. Nov. 14, with awards presentations, at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Oak Brook, tickets $95, call Kelly at (708) 562-7488.


Hidden Treasures Resale: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8-9, “perfect for gifts,” at . Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800.

St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Resale Shop: for your Christmas list, shopping 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 11, 18 and 25; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 13, 20, designer deals, other items, 2900 N. Lake Shore, (773) 665-3167.


“Bumping into God in Marriage”: presented by Fr. Dominic Grassi for married couples, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, at St. Hubert Parish Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call (847) 885-7700.

St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr Parish Mission: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-18, with Fr. James Friedel, OSA, also abbreviated mission talk after 8 a.m. Masses, Nov. 16- 18, babysitting available, 17500 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 342- 2400.

Secular Carmelites: seeking practicing Catholics interested in learning more about the call to the Teresian Carmel, call Philip at (708) 444-2568.


Christmas Ornament Class: making Lithuanian ornaments from drinking straws, 11 a.m. Dec. 5, for adults and children, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, call (773) 582-6500 for tickets.

Book Bazaar: 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10, hosted by Women’s Group of St. Patrick Church, Lake Forest, at Lake Forest Book Store, 680 N. Western, (847) 361-3224.

Book and CD Sale: Advent /Christmas items from Bethany Retreat House, Nov. 21-22 after Masses, at St. Irenaeus Parish, 78 Cherry, Park Forest, (708) 748- 7998.

The Women’s Center: in desperate need of baby cribs, strollers, toddler beds, infant car sets, baby swings, have three sites, Chicago, Evergreen Park and Des Plaines, (773) 794-1313.