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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. Lawrence O’Toole Parish: beginning 50th anniversary year with noon Mass June 15, Bishop Joseph Perry, celebrant, reception follows, 4100 St. Lawrence, Matteson, (708) 748-6090.

St. Richard Parish: celebrating 80th anniversary at noon Mass June 29, reception/dinner 2 p.m., $30/adult, $15/children ages 6-10, at Burbank Manor, 6345 W. 79th St., Burbank.

Polish Women’s Alliance of America: reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 22, dinner, program and dancing follows, with music by Carl Linden Orchestra, tickets $110/person, semi-formal, Café la Cave, 2777 Mannheim, Des Plaines, call (800) 522-1898 Ext. 206, to RSVP by June 10.


Marillac House Social Service Center: Day at the Races, Arlington Race Track, noon May 31, $100/person, includes private dining room, betting booth, lunch, open bar, silent auction, for more info or tickets, call Sister Maureen at (773) 584-3250.

Marillac House and St. Vincent DePaul Center: golf tournament, dinner, silent auction, June 11, at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, for info/registration, contact Robyn at

St. Patrick Church: 6 p.m. May 31 fundraiser “Feed, Shelter and Educate the Needy,” cocktails, dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, Ray Sassetti Orchestra, black tie optional, $200/couple, benefits Waukegan’s The Center, Habitat for Humanity and Our Lady of the Academy, RSVP to Jo Ann at (847) 234-1401, Ext. 208, or

Misericordia Bums Golf Outing: morning and afternoon tee times June 9, Flossmoor, Calumet and Prestwick Country Clubs, Olympia Fields, $600/person, call Kevin Connelly, (773) 273-4167.

Bishop Abramowicz Seminary: dinner 5 p.m. June 29, speaker, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, $125/person, at White Eagle, 6845 N. Milwaukee, Niles, RSVP to Thomas Pels at (312) 666- 3675.

Xavier University of Louisiana: Chicago alumni chapter brunch, 10-3 p.m. June 22, cruise on the Mystic Blue (at Navy Pier), $75, RSVP to Kimberly Henry, at (708) 829-4888.

Illinois Right-to-Life Committee Charity Golf Outing: lunch 11:30 a.m. June 2, tee time 1 p.m. shotgun 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.

Rainbows 25th Anniversary Golf Classic: June 2, at Twin Orchards Country Club, Long Grove, with celebrity attendees, call Kathy at (847) 952-1770, Ext. 29.


St. Philomena Carnival: 6-11 p.m. May 23, noon-11 p.m. May 24-26, live entertainment, bingo, rides, food, 1921 N. Kedvale, (773) 489-1100.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Carnival: June 4-8, rides, bingo, food, games, celebrating 50th anniversary year, 4100 W. 107th St., Oak Lawn, (708) 425-2850.

St. Peter Church Festival: 1-6 p.m. June 8, pig roast, other foods, volleyball tournament, swimming at park district pool, DJ music and dancing, at Williams Park, Antioch (Route 83 and Williams Drive behind the library), (847) 395-0274.

Architectural Tour/Wine and Cheese Party: tour magnificent St. Ignatius Church and chapel, 6- 9 p.m. June 21, that features original artwork by Charles Chambers and Augustin Pall, appetizers and beverages in candlelit courtyard or indoors before/after tours, $25/before June 17, $30/after, 6559 N. Glenwood, RSVP to (773) 764-5936.

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party: 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 18-19, headliner bands, tickets on sale June 14, $35/advance, $40/at gate, includes five beverages, Madison and Des Plaines,


Pasta Dinner & Birthday Bash for Fr. Richard Fragomeni: 7 p.m. June 21, dinner extravaganza by Chef Frank Rappa, dancing, birthday cake and 20/20 grand prize raffle, lower level of school at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, call Marcia at (312) 421-3757, Ext. 310 for info.

St. Thomas More Parish Feast Day: reception and dinner, 4 p.m. June 22, with Rich Daniels’ City Lights Quartet dinner music, $40/person, at Beverly Country Club, 8700 S. Western, Evergreen Park, RSVP to (773) 436-4444.


Inspirational SongFest: 7-9:30 p.m. June 6, with Our Lady of Peace, St. Julia Billiart, St. Philip Neri and other choirs, musicians and Our Lady of Peace Praise Dancers, free will offering, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 7851 S. Jeffery, for more info, call Edith Andrews, at (773) 947-0886.

“Orleans by Night”: evening of outstanding music, featuring Chicago Jazz Legends: George Freeman, Joanie Pallatto, Ann and Mark Burnell, 7-11 p.m. June 7, food and cash bar, free parking, St. Joseph Church, 1065 N. Orleans, call (312) 787-7174.

“Big Band Memories”: part of Bob Centano’s “Arts in the Parishes,” promoting live music in Catholic parish halls, doors open 12:30 p.m. June 8, admission $5, at door, sandwiches available, program 1-3 p.m. at Divine Savior Parish, 7750 W. Montrose, Norridge, (708) 456-9000.

First Friday Movie Nights: William Hurt in 1991’s “The Doctor,” gather 6:30 p.m. June 6, film at 7 p.m., munchies, discussion follows using “Lights, Camera, Faith,” matching movie to a Sunday Gospel, free, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, RSVP to (312) 346-4228.

Summer Musical Theater: grades 3-9 perform in “Disney’s High School Musical,” 7 p.m. June 27, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 28 and 2 p.m. June 29, at St. Alexander Parish Center, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, www.fineartsstageworks. com.

“Rattlin’ of the Joists”: 8 p.m. June 16, celebrating the works of James Joyce on “Bloomsday,” $10, at door or in advance, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.

da Corneto Opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida,” performed in Italian with English supertitles. with concert orchestra and chorus, 4 p.m. June 22, $35/adults, $30/seniors, $10/degree-seeking students, at St. Hilary Church, California and Bryn Mawr, call (847) 662-2694.

Film “The Miracle of Inclusion”: 7-9 p.m. June 5, sneak peek at funny, inspiring new flick, refreshments, hosted by Pathways Awareness Foundation and Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors, at Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan, (312) 922-3444.

St. Mary School Talent Show: full-range entertainment, 12:30-2 p.m. June 3, free, 50 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, (847) 541-1450.


Irish Artists: works from artists in County Kerry, showcasing bog landscapes attracting interest from scientific and artistic communities, runs Saturdays-Sundays 1-4 p.m. now-June 14, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.


Fr. Richard T. Simon: “The Crisis in Catholic Education,” noon June 13 luncheon, $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP by June 10, to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.

Richard J. Houk: DePaul Geographical Society moderator, “Asian Adventure: Mongolia, Siberia and China,” 1:30 p.m. June 7, newcomers welcome, at Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

Jerry Hiller and Marilynn Rochon: “Caring for Family vs. Co-Dependency”: 12:10-12:55 p.m. June 11, part of “Stress & Relationships,” at St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111.

Dennis McNamara: “Architecture & Theology of the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy,” Mass 5 p.m. June 7, talk 6:30 p.m., part of First Saturday Speaker Series, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, (773) 278-2470.


“Honoring African-American Fathers”: Father’s Day Revival Luncheon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14, Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. Martin Luther King, with Fr. Roy A. Lee of Atlanta and male gospel ensemble “Men In the Fire,” tickets $35, free parking, call Deacon Gill Jr., at (773) 933-0027.


Pathways Singles: wine and cheese open house at Holy Family Church courtyard, new folks welcome, 5:30-9 p.m., 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, call Maureen at (847) 438-6768.

Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: must be 21 years or older, eligible to marry in the Catholic Church, meets at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish on S. Kilbourn, call Debbie at (773) 779- 3230 for events.

New Beginnings: Catholic-oriented ministry for divorced, separated, singles, bingo at Getz Building, 746 S. Vermont, Palatine, early bird game 6:45 p.m. May 28, regular games 7 p.m., call hotline at (847) 622- 4342 for more info.

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: 7:30 p.m. June 13, Giordano’s for dinner and socializing, 10410 W. Cermak, Westchester, call Marlene at (708) 450-8280 to RSVP.


Francis and Clare’s Italy: with Fr. Bab Pawell, OFM, and Fr. Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM, Sept. 17- 25, call Fr. Bob at (312) 853-2355.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: led by Fr. Mario DiCicco, OFM, Sept. 20- Oct. 1, call him at (510) 848-5232.

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.


Holy Rosary Grade School: marking parish’s 126th anniversary, at 10:30 a.m. Mass June 1 with Fr. Tom Griffin, OSA, social follows in parish hall, 351 E. 113th St., call (773) 568-4455.

Mother of Sorrows High School (Blue Island): seeking class of 1958 for Sept. 6 reunion at Alsip Doubletree Hotel, e-mail mshi

St. Giles School: seeking class of 1987 for Dec. 28 reunion, call (708) 383-6279, Ext. 505 to be on mailing list.


St. Lawrence O’Toole Yard Sale: drop-offs 6-8 p.m. May 29; 4-6 p.m. May 30; donation-only sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31, 4100 St. Lawrence, Matteson, call Pattie at (708) 748-6090, Ext. 105.

Get Acquainted Neighborhood Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7, “roadshow treasures,” also tables to rent, at St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish, 4827 N. Kenmore, (773) 787-5507.

St. Joseph Hospital Clothes Closet Shop: 8 a.m.-noon May 30, freewill offering on trendy gently used clothing, estate jewelry, house wares, in lower level of Manor Building, 2900 N. Lake Shore, donations of items accepted any time, (773) 665-6379.

St. John Brebeuf Super Flea Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7, 50- cents admission, hosted by SJB’s youth ministry and Boy Scouts, in school parking lot, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, call Kathy, at (847) 255-3543 for more info.

St. Jane de Chantal Parish: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7; 9 a.m.-noon June 8, at Ward Hall, 5151 S. McVicker, (773) 767-2411.

St. Alphonsus Parish: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7; noon-3 p.m. June 8, half-off sale; no “early birds;” presale 6-10 p.m. June 6, with admission $4, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights, call Natalie at (847) 947-8877.

Our Lady, Mother of the Church: flea market in parking lot, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7, rental spaces for vendors and crafters, 8747 W. Lawrence, call Joe Kelly, at (773) 589-0860.

Prince of Peace Parish: “extravaganza,” 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June 12- 13, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14; 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa; for donation pick-ups, (847) 356- 6111.


Breast Health Education Workshop: learn to “take care of you,” 7 p.m. June 11, with Susan Marcek, RN; free, sponsored by St. James Hospital, at St. Kieran Parish, 724 W. 195th St., Chicago Heights, (708) 755-0074.

St. Laurence Sports Camps: for boys going into grades 5-8, includes baseball to wrestling, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, call (708) 458-6900, Ext. 256 to register.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. June 5, talk on alternative treatments, programs each first Thursday, at Little Company of Mary Cancer Center, 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, call (708) 229-6015 for more info, see www.pursuingpainfreecan

Hunger Walk: to benefit area food pantries, including Oblate Sisters of Providence Holy Name of Mary Diner; registration at 8 a.m. June 14; step-off at 9:30 a.m., at Montrose Harbor, call (773) 928-0387 for more info or to donate.

Vacation Bible School: for 4-10 year-olds, “Power Lab, Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power,” June 16-20, St. Patrick Church O’Gara Center, 991 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, call Jo Ann, at (847) 234-1401, Ext. 208.

Catholic Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-noon daily, June 23-27, for ages 3-10, any faith tradition, games, crafts, at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 3700 S. Union, call Carrie at (773) 847-0306.

Summer Latin Classes: beginners ’ class, call (312) 576- 4721;and for the somewhat knowledgeable, call (312) 236- 5454, Ext. 132; classes Sundays 9-10 a.m., St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter.

Lincoln Chamber Productions Auditions: seeking 50 chorus members, especially altos and basses, for performance of Luigi Cherubini's “Requiem in C Minor,” to perform with chamber orchestra and organ; rehearsals first week of August; performance 5 p.m. Nov 2 (All Souls Day), at Nativity BVM Church, 6812 S. Washtenaw; to schedule audition call Tim Woods at (815) 806-0066, or email: