Advertisements ad

Around the Archdiocese

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

  • Include time, date, place, address and contact phone number (with area code).
  • Column space will determine what can be included.
  • Information will be listed at least one issue before the date of the event and information must be received at least two weeks before publication of that issue.

Mail your notice to:

Around the Archdiocese
The Catholic New World
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

FAX: (312) 534-7310

E-Mail: [email protected]


St. Kieran Parish opening 50th anniversary year at 10 a.m. Mass Jan. 3 with Bishop Joseph Perry, potluck luncheon follows in parish hall, bring a family favorite, 700 W. 195th St., Chicago Heights, call (708) 755-0074 for more info.

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.


D’Vine Affair wine-tasting from over 50 vintners, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 31; wineappreciation seminar, 2:30-3:30 p.m. with Bob Bansberg and Patrick Fegan, business casual attire, fifth and sixth floors of Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, call (312) 655-7525 for tickets.


Monastery of the Holy Cross Mass of Christmas Eve, 8 p.m. Dec. 24, Christmas Day Mass 10 a.m., 3111 S. Aberdeen, (773) 927- 7424, or go to www.chicagomonk. org for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 6, with devotion to St. Peregrine for all illnesses from 7-8 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-1370.

St. Julian Eymard Parish midnight Mass, church will be open at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 24, program of carols beginning at 11:30 p.m., 601 E. Biesterfield, Elk Grove Village, (847) 593-8938.

St. Julie Billiart Parish Christmas Midnight Mass, with adult choir and handbell choir concert at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 24, 7399 W. 159 St., Tinley Park, (708) 429-6767.

St. Peter’s in the Loop 5 p.m. Mass Dec. 31, Vigil of Solemnity of Mary; 10 a.m. Jan. 1 feast of Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Jail Ministry Mass in Spanish and English, 3 p.m. Jan. 3 and on first Sundays, 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.

Mass for Life Cardinal George, celebrant Mass at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9, sponsored by archdiocese’s Respect Life Office, at St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster, reception follows in Shaunessy Center, 5220 N. Canfield, for more information, call (773) 775-6659.

Mass for the Unemployed 7 p.m. Jan. 12, hosted by H.O.P.E. Ministry, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, a networking reception with refreshments will follow, RSVP to Steve at (708) 712-2837.

St. Rita Novena Mass at 7 p.m. Jan. 1, 6 p.m. confessions, and on every first Thursday, St. Rita of Cascia Shrine chapel, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6600.

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


“Noel” Concert 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, English and Polish music, at St. Peter Damian Church, 131 S. Crest, Bartlett, CD available, (630) 837-6500, Ext. 42.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8-9; 3 p.m. Jan. 10, multi-generational cast, free-will offering, for audiences of all ages, at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence, special needs accessible, call Colleen at (773) 625-1213 for more info.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Shakespeare play adapted for ages 8 and up, Jan. 12-March 2, $8, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office for days, time, and parking, at (312) 922-0999.

“Color of Paradise” Iranian film from 2000, about an 8-yearold boy named Mohammed who attends a school for blind children in Tehran, mixed reviews, part of St. Xavier University film series, 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298- 3083.

‘Til Death Do Us Part” “Late Nite Catechism 3,” Sister as feisty couples counselor, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, wine/cheese reception, 8 p.m. show, $45, St. Joseph School, 121 E. Maple Libertyville, call (847) 327-9772 for tickets.


“Lightning Strike Your Career Search” 7-9:15 p.m., St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob Podgorski at (847) 925-6005 for more info and more networking programs.


DePaul Geographical Society Alex Papadopoulos, retired chairman of DePaul’s department of geography, “Before and After the Tourists” Life on a Greek Island,” 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9, $1.50 for seniors, in Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

St Ansgar Parish free “Woman’s Self Defense Seminar,” from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 13, program is suitable for high school age women, and adults, 2040 Laurel, Hanover Park, call Sue at (630) 289-4701 for more info.

Steve J. Grabek former vice president for AIG Risk Management, noon luncheon Jan. 8, $35/person, hosted by First Friday Club, at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610, by Jan. 5.


Chicago Catholic University Club dinner and dancing 4 p.m. Dec. 27, Kappy’s, 7200 W. Dempster, Morton Grove, call Loretta at (773) 384-6575; also “Do-it-yourself Messiah,” 4 p.m. Jan. 2, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7116 W. Palmer, call Mary at (773) 434-2602 for more info.

West Suburban Serra Club lay apostolate, meets 6:30 p.m. on second Wednesdays, at Holly Court, 1111 Ontario, Oak Park, call (708) 386-2173 for more info.

Courage-Chicago spiritual support group of Catholic laity who aspire to live chaste lives in accord with the church’s teaching on homosexuality, for more information, visit or call Fr. Charlie Becker, (815) 385- 1575.


St. Laurence Viking Alumni 2- 6 p.m. Jan. 9, open bar/buffet. NFL divisional playoffs on large flatscreen TVs, $50, at Angie’s Restaurant, at 8352 S. Pulaski, call Joe Faber at (708) 458-6900, Ext. 253, for tickets, or at door.

Immaculata High School seeking class of 1960 for 50th reunion, April 16-18, at Des Plaines Elks Club, 495 Lee, also includes 4-6 p.m. April 16 tour of Immaculata, call Terri Schmoeller Barker at (773) 463-4807 or visit for more info.

St. Mary of Perpetual Help High School seeking class of 1960 for proposed reunion in 2010, contact Tina at (630) 420-8187, or [email protected].

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


New Year’s Evening of Renewal 7 p.m. Dec. 31, with Fr. Robert Bathke, CPPS, conferences, reflection, Mass, refreshments, breakfast and morning prayer Jan. 1, overnight or evening only, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to Sr. Duncan at (773) 528- 6300.

“Joy: Who is Happy and Why”

7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 25, with Fr. Bob Rohrich, free, at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336.

Mercy Volunteer Corps yearlong program sponsored by Sisters of Mercy for women or men over 21, includes service, community and spirituality, volunteer possibilities include teaching, nursing, clinics, kids’ programs, social service in urban or rural areas and on Indian reservations, room, board, medical insurance and small stipend provided, student loan deferments available, call Janet Gray at (215) 641-5535 or www.mercyvolunteers. org.


Saint Joseph’s Clothes Closet Thrift Shop expanded hours for Christmas shopping, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30, includes housewares, art, jewelry, books, toys, at 2900 N. Lake Shore, ground floor Manor Building, (773) 883-0065.


“Praying with Art” led by Sr. Mary Southard, CSJ, part of “Praying All Ways” series, 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and on first Tuesdays, free-will offering, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088.

“Theology of the Body” Study Group in person or online, 10:30 a.m.-noon every second Saturday of the month, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, free, call (312) 346-4228 for more info.


St. Stanislaus Kostka School starting new playgroup for caregivers from moms to grandparents, babysitters and all babies, toddlers and almost school-aged children, 10:30 a.m.-noon starting Jan. 27, with story-time, art, music, games, 1255 N. Noble, for more info, call Susie at (773) 278-4560.

Seeking Mentors to 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.

Poor Clare Monastery 12 Christmas quilts/afghans raffle, drawing to be held after Epiphany, $20 suggested donation, each donor will receive free copy of a children’s St. Francis Coloring Book, send donations to The Poor Clare Monastery / 12210 South Will Cook Road / Palos Park, IL 60464, be sure to include your name, address and phone.

New Year’s Eve Party for ages 21 and over, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, music, food, adult beverages, mixers (BYOB) and champagne toast, $30/person or $50/couple, discount for seniors, at Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown, RSVP to (708) 424-7471.

The Women’s Center pro-life outreach, always in need of infant and children’s clothing and furniture, car seats, swings, diapers, 5116 N. Cicero, 9730 W. Western, Evergreen Park and 2720 S. River, Des Plaines, (773) 794-1313.