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Around the Archdiocese

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

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St. Alphonsus Parish: marking 125th jubilee with 7 p.m.-midnight May 2 gala, 67th floor of the Metropolitan Club of Sears Tower, $120/at door, call (773) 525-0709.

Holy Rosary (Roseland): marking its 126th anniversary at 5 p.m. Mass May 24, with Bishop Joseph Perry; dinner-dance 7 p.m. in the parish hall, 351 E. 113th St., call (773) 568-4455.


Notre Dame High School for Girls: golf outing and dinner, May 3 at Bloomingdale Golf Club, call Sr. M. Bridget Murphy at (773) 622-9494 for more info.

Franciscan Outreach Association: cocktails 6 p.m. May 8, dinner, raffle/silent auction follow, $125/before May 5; $150/after, at Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe and the Lake, RSVP to Carin, at (773) 278-6724.

Illinois Right to Life Committee Charity Golf Outing: lunch 11:30a.m. June 2, tee time 1 p.m. shot-gun start; dinner 6:30 p.m., $400 for 18 holes, cart, lunch, dinner, open bar, prizes; dinner-only tickets for spouses and/or guests $100, at LaGrange Country Club, 620 S Brainard, La Grange, RSVP to (312) 422-9300.

St. Kieran Breakfast Club Brunch: 8:30 am.-noon May 11, Mother’s Day buffet, 724 W.195th St.,Chicago Heights, call (708) (708) 755-0074 for more info.


St. Joseph Parish: barn dance, 6-10 p.m. May 31, Koenig Center, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville, call (847) 362-2073 for tickets.

St. Dorothy Parish: Pastel Ball, 4-9:30 p.m. June 22, $55/person; $35/children under 12, music by The Merchants, black tie optional, at Chateau Buche, 11535 S. Cicero, Alsip, call (773) 651-7000 for tickets.

’80s Dance Party: 80s music, dancing and fashions; snacks/soft drinks will be offered. 6:30-11:30 p.m. May 31, $5, at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish hall, 1334 W. Flournoy, call Megan Mio at (312) 243-7400.

“Senior Prom Timeless Class”: 8-11 p.m. May 17, $8/advance; $10/at door, formal attire optional, St. Matthew Parish Hughes Center, 1001 e. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, call Joan, at (847) 397-9643 for more info.


Children’s Choir Concert: 7 p.m. April 30, in English, Spanish and Latin, free-will offering, at Immaculate Conception BVM Church, 8800 S. Commercial, (773) 768-2100.

“42nd Street”: Broadway musical about a Broadway musical, based on a 1933 movie, 7:30 p.m. May 25-26; 2 p.m. May 27, tickets $8; $6 for seniors or children 12 and under, Marian Catholic High School Auditorium, Joe Orr Rd. and Ashland, in Chicago Heights, call (708) 756-9443 for tickets.

Chicago Chorale: special peace vigil, with ritual, readings, hymns, 8 p.m. May 17, performing Schoneberg’s “Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth), free, at Monstery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen, for more information, call (773) 306-6195.

“Grease”: Broadway musical, 7:30 p.m. April 16, 30, and May 3; 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4; Rising Stars Theater Company, at St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, (773) 282-8844.

Chorus and Concert Band Concert: 7:30 p.m. April 30, at St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, (773) 282-8844.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”: tragicomedy, 7 p.m. April 17; 3 p.m. April 19, $5/adults; $3/students and seniors, at door, St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western, (773) 925-6605.

First Friday Movie: “Amazing Grace,” story of William Wilberforce, 7 p.m. May 2, potluck munchies, gather at 6:30, discussion follows based on “Lights, Camera, Faith,” at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 346-4228.

“The Belle of Amherst”: Julie Harris in 1976 film dramatization of Emily Dickenson, 12:10-12:50 p.m. May 12-13, at St. Peter’s lower level, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

“Fools”: Neil Simon play, May 2-25, presented by Saint Sebastian Players, at St. Bonaventure’s, 1625 W. Diversey, free parking, call box office at (773) 404-7922 for days, time and tickets.

“Hurrah for the Next Who Dies”: free play, set in Capone’s Chicago, May 9-18, part of DePaul University Theater School’s New Playwrights Series, at Athenaeum Theater Studio Three, 2936 N. Southport, reservations recommended, call (312) 922-1999, post-show discussion with cast after May 15 performance.

Opera Workshop: 3 p.m. April 27 in St. Xavier University McGuire Hall; orchestra, chorale and chamber singers rehearsal performance 7:30 p.m. May 2, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298- 3421.

“Kosi Dasa”: coming-of-age story blending African, Indian and Brazilian cultures, May 16-25, DePaul University Theater School Showcase Series: Contemporary Plays and Classics, $15, at Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office, (312) 922-1999.

“The Giver”: based on awardwinning book, now-May 24, $8/person, presented by Theater School at DePaul University’s Chicago Playworks Series for Families and Young Audiences, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office for time, days and tickets, at (312) 922-1999.


Patrick J. Reilly: founder and president of the Cardinal Newman Society, organization working to restore Catholicism to Catholic universities, topic: “A Time for Reform: Assessing the Impact of the Holy Father’s Address to Catholic Educators,” noon May 9 luncheon, $30, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.

Jim Tyree: chairman and CEO, Mesirow Financial, noon-1:15 p.m. May 2, luncheon $35 for nonmembers, hosted by First Friday Club of Chicago, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by April 29.

Christopher Leadership Weekend: to gain confidence and leadership skills, 7-9:30 p.m. April 18; 9 a.m.-noon April 19; 12:45- 4:45 p.m. April 19; 10:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. April 20 and 1:15-3:45 p.m. April 20; $150/person, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, to register or for more info, call (773) 481-0628.

Mary Butler: “The Art and Science of Creating good Relationships”: 9 a.m.-noon May 17, $30/couples; $15/singles, St. Gertrude Parish Hall, Granville and Glenwood avenues, RSVP to Bob and Carolyn at (773) 262- 0492.

Rudolph Unger: retired Trib reporter/photog, Oregon: A Place of Beauty,” 1:30 p.m. May 10, hosted by DePaul Geographical Society, in Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, call (773) 325-7871 for more info.

Ron Hansen: author of “The Assassination of Jesse James,” 7 p.m. May 8, part of Writing and the Catholic Imagination Speaker Series, Cortelyou Commons.

Book Discussion Group: 2 p.m. May 4, on “Irish Fairy and Folktales,” led by Virginia Gibbons; part of Great Irish American Books and authors series, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 19.

Liam Heneghan: DePaul professor of environmental Science, “Should We Conserve Ireland’s Cultural Landscapes?” 2 p.m. May 4, free, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282- 7035, Ext. 10.


First Saturday Book Club: “Atonement,” British romance novel by Ian Rankin, noon-2 p.m. May 3 (bring your lunch), at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, (312) 346-4228.

Pathways Singles: crochet and/or knitting, work on separate projects together, 6:45 -9 p.m. May 12, at private home, call (847) 991-2517 for address or questions.

New Beginnings Singles: “Chocolate Night,” 7:30 p.m. April 28, bring favorite recipes for tasting and judging, last night to get tickets for May 31 play, “SpeeDating the Musical,” $15, call Alice at (847) 253-8419 for more info.

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: for singles, 6:30 p.m. May 3, at Beef N Brandy, 5545 S. LaGrange Rd., Countryside, then Rolling Lanes Bowling at 9 p.m. with Neverly Bros. Band, call Marlene at (708) 450-8280 by May 4.


Bavaria for SSND’s 175th Anniversary: School Sisters of Notre Dame host tour of foundress Mother Theresa’s birth and final resting place; other sites, natural wonders and castles in Germany and Austria, Sept. 15- 24, space limited, call Michelle Creed at (800) 993-7763 before May 15.

Pope Benedict’s Germany and Austria with Deacon Al Lopez: sept. 17-24, with optional extension to Poland, land of Pope John Paul II, call (773) 316-1982.

Ireland with Catholic Charities: Sept. 3-14, for more info, call Blue Island Travel, at (708) 388-3933.

Eucharistic Congress and North American Shrines: June 15-24, bus tour hosted by archdiocese of Chicago and John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association, to Quebec, Montreal, St. Anne de Beaupre, Blessed Tekakwitha, North American Martyrs shrines, and more, call (312) 602-5373.


Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament: Chicago Chapter luncheon, noon-4 p.m. May 4, for former students of St. Elizabeth, St. Anselm, St. Benedict (Milwaukee) or Xavier (New Orleans) schools, $50/person, open bar, at the New Martinique, 8200 S. Cicero, call (773) 721-6264 for tickets.

Mount Carmel High School: 6:30 p.m. May 2, $50, honoring classes of 1958 and 1983, benefits Br. John/Frank Kiszka Memorial Scholarship Fund, at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, RSVP to Fr. Peter, at (773) 359-0463.

St. Ann Grade and High Schools: 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 9, tour of school and refreshments; for those 21 and older, free dinner follows, with entertainment, dancing, cash bar, and special presentation honoring Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, at 2211 W. 18th Place, call (312) 829-4153.

St. Casimir Academy - Maria High School: Mass for all, 9:30 a.m. May 3; brunch follows, 10:45 a.m. for St. Casimir grads, at Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette; Maria grads’ wine and cheese 5:30 p.m; catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Maria High School cafeteria (correction), DJ with dancing, for more info, call DiAnne at (773) 925-8686, ext. 115.

Founder’s Day and Class Reunion: Mass May 15 students, faculty and staff in the Giovannetti Sport Centre on Kurland Court, at St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont, lunch follows in Stahl Cultural Center, RSVP by May 9, call Dan Cheeseman ’99, at (773) 282-8844 ext. 230.

Holy Rosary Grade School: marking parish’s 126th reunion at 10:30 a.m. Mass June 1, with Fr. Tom Griffin, OSA; special social takes places in the parish hall, 351 E. 113th St., call (773) 568- 4455 for more information.


St. Norbert Parish: “Whale of a Sale,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18, from antiques to electronics, also an Estate Room; in school gym, 1817 Walters, Northbrook, for more info, call (847) 559-9687.

Prince of Peace Parish: now accepting donations for June rummage sale, tax forms available, 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa, for donation pickups, call (847) 356-6111.


“Run4Unity”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, (BYO sack lunch), for ages 9-17 years, $10/advance; $15/at door, part of 24-hour worldwide sports relay hosted by Young for Unity of the Focolare Movement, to build peace and spread brotherhood; starting point, Focolare Center, 5001 S. Greenwood, register by April 28 by calling (773) 285-2746 or by emailing: midwest.focolare@sbcglobal. net.

Festival of Blooms: May 9-11, flower sale, wine tasting and craft sale, at St. Bede Parish, 36455 N. Wilson, Ingleside, call (847) 587- 2251 for hours.

Dirt Cheap Growing Plants Sale: geraniums to periwinkles, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, 6435 S. Kilbourn, can pre-order by calling Barbara at (773) 735-7222.

“21st Century Women’s Voices: Seeking Them, Listening to Them, Spreading Their Stories”: 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 10, 24 and June 7, $10/session plus book, facilitator Joan Krebs, for men and women, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482-5088 for more information.

St. Rita Recreation Camps: hours 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9-13; June 16-20; and/or June 23-27, for grades 1-8, boys or girls, at high school, 7740 S. Western, call (773) 925-6600 for more info or to register.

Resurrection Summer Camps: workshop program for boys and girls grades 6-8, creative writing to science; grades 9- 12 includes music to improv; also athletic camp program for girls, at the high school, 7500 W. Talcott, call (773) 775-6616, Ext. 110 for either program; registration forms and fees needed by May 12.

St. Richard Summer Camp: June 13-July 25, for ages 3 through 10, weekdays 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; children must be dropped off by 9 a.m. and not picked up before 4 p.m.; program includes field trips, arts/crafts, sports, movies, lunch and snacks, register on first come-first served basis, 5025 S. Kenneth, call (773) 585-1221.

Children’s Summer Art Program: five-week urban journaling program for ages 8-13, includes sketching, photography and experiencing nature in the city, July 8- Aug. 7, three days a week, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, RSVP to (773) 282-7035.

One-Page Play Contest: original on 8.5 x 11 paper, nine point font or bigger, for a general audience, preferably with Irish theme, comic or dramatic, with more than one character, deadline for submissions May 31, call Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, at (773) 282-7035.