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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. Emeric Parish: concludes 50th anniversary year Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Mass with Cardinal George, 4300 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, (708) 798-0757.

Our Lady of the Snows Parish: 50th anniversary Mass, Nov. 6, (corrected time) 4 p.m., 4810 S. Leamington; banquet 6:30 p.m., The Mayfield, 6072 S. Archer, $50/person, RSVP to (773) 582-2266.

Former Ford City Catholic Center: seeking former parishioners for Nov. 13 event in South West Suburbs, call Mary Helen Crispo, at (630) 230-0362.

Maternity B.V.M. Parish: marks conclusion of their centennial year at Mass with Cardinal George, Nov. 20, 5 p.m., reception follows in parish hall, 3647 W. North Ave., (773) 772-9401.

St. Bernardine Parish: opens its 100th year with a Mass Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m., 7246 W. Harrison, Forest Park, (708) 366-0839.


Maryville Academy: Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., tour collections at Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, Wurlitzer organ concert 8 p.m., $65/person, call (847) 294-1982 for more info and address.

Comboni Missionaries: 44th annual dinner-dance, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., honoring Fr. Fred Tomzik, former pastor St. Louise de Marillac, La Grange Park; DJ, open bar, entertainment, $65/person, at Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn, Ill., call (708) 354-1999 for tickets.

Queen of Peace High School: for alumnae, families, parents, current/ former faculty, friends, age 21 and over, Nov. 20, 4-8 p.m., entertainment, $40/person in advance; $50/ at door, Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, RSVP to (708) 458-7600.

St. Louise de Marillac Parish: champagne brunch buffet/silent auction, cash bar, Nov. 14, doors open 11:30 a.m., $30/person, RSVP to (708) 352-2202; also preview night, Nov. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. cash bar, no ticket required, at parish center, 31st. Street and Harrison Avenue, LaGrange Park.

Chastity Education Initiative: annual dinner with Cardinal George; keynote speaker Dr. Ronan Tynan, founding member of the Irish Tenors, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m. reception, $85/person, Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to Respect Life Office, (312) 534-5355.


St. Louis de Montfort School: Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., crafters/vendors fair, 8808 S. Ridgeland, Oak Lawn, (708) 599-5300.

Polish American Cultural Club: Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., American Legion Hall, 900 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange, (815) 468-7480.

Resurrection High School: Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 180 craft displays, admission $3/adults, $1/seniors, children under 10 free, 7500 W. Talcott, (773) 775-6616.

St. Pius X Parish: bazaar and bake sale, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., chairlift for handicap access, 4300 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney, call Jeanine, (708) 484-2401.

St. James: juried craft show, Nov. 7, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 140 North Ave., Highwood, (847) 345-9101.

Our Lady of Ransom: crafts, bake sale, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 8624 W. Normal, Niles, (847) 823-2550.

St. Benedict Parish: seeking crafters for Nov. 20-21 fair, 3920 N. Leavitt, call Daralis Oliver at (773) 588-6484.

St. Norbert: seeking crafters, vendors for Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 1817 Walters, Northbrook, call Kevin at (847) 226-7969.

St. Alexander School: seeking crafters, vendors for Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights, no stairs, call (708) 923-1424.

St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly: holiday bazaar, raffle, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, (847) 358-5700.

Guerin College Prep: Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. show, 8001 W. Belmont, River Grove, (708) 453- 6233.

Immaculate Conception Parish: juried craft show, sneak peek Nov. 12, 7-10 p.m., appetizers, wine, entertainment, $20/person, and Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., no admission fee, 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, call (847) 433-0130, for more info.


All Souls’ Day Tridentine High Mass: “Requiem,” by Gabriel Faure, with Sinfonietta Bel Canto, harp and organ, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., National Shrine of the Poor Souls at St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn, (708) 484-2161.

Jail Ministry Mass: Spanish/ English, 3 p.m. Nov. 7, for ex-offenders or those with incarcerated loved one, hosted by Kolbe House at Assumption Church, 2434 S California, for more info, call Deacon Pablo, at (773) 247-0070.

Diwali Mass: Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m., Indian food served 12:45 p.m. in St. James Church Hall, 2900 S. Wabash, (312) 842-1919.


Spaghetti Dinner: (all-you-caneat) Nov. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., carryouts available, $9/adult; $6/senior; $5/kids ages 4-10, St. Bernardine School, 815 Elgin Ave., Forest Park, (708) 366-6890.

St. John Brebeuf Parish Gala: Nov. 6, 6 p.m., dinner-dance, live/silent auctions, in parish center, 8301 N. Harlem, Niles, RSVP to Jackie at (773) 677-1727.


Concert Tribute to Richard Proulx: Nov. 14, 7 p.m., choral and organ music composed by the late Richard Proulx, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State, (312) 787- 8040.

Marvin Hamlisch in Concert: Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., Dejah Gomez, class of 2000, vocalist, at St. Scholastica Academy’s Patricia G. Nolan Center Auditorium, 7416 N. Ridge, $65/person, call (773) 764- 5715, Ext. 360.

“Life is a Beach”: tribute to Jimmy Buffett & Friends, Nov. 13, doors open 6 p.m., $30/person, includes buffet, St. Fabian Parish, 8300 S. Oketo, Bridgeview, call (773) 586-2526.

Ken Kaz’s Underground Comedy: Nov. 13, doors open 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., $20/person, cash bar/snacks available, hosted by women’s group, St. Gerald Parish, 9320 S. 55th Court, Oak Lawn, call Rose at (708) 423- 6876 for tickets.

“The Secret Garden”: classic children’s tale, Oct. 30-Dec. 4, for ages 7 and up, performed by De- Paul University Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, $8, at their Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call (312) 922-1999 for days and time.

“The Striker”: hard look at loss of innocence, Theater School De- Paul University New Directors Series, previews Nov. 3-4, performances Nov. 5-14, free, at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, call (312) 922-1999 for days and time.

Flute Ensemble: Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., $4, St. Xavier University McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3421.

“Moveable Musical Feast”: chamber choirs, the Rosenquist quartet, Woods Family Singers and Lincoln Chamber Chorale; program spotlights soprano Sabina L. Lilly, performing Mozart to sacred jazz, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael Parish, 315 W. Illinois, Wheaton, Ill., and Nov. 21, 4 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard, Ill., suggested donation $15/adults, $5/ages 7-12, call Timothy Woods at (815) 806- 0066, for more information.

“Four Courts Concert”: awardwinning Irish musicians, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., $15, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035.

“The Brighton Park Connection”: playing Big Band favorites, Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m., $5/adults, children 12 and under/free, at St. Eugene Parish, 5220 N. Canfield, (773) 775-6659.

“Jazz”: Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Combo and Guitar Ensemble; Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Jazz Ensemble, each $6, in McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3311.


Texas Hold’em Tournament: Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $75 buy-in, checkin time 6 p.m., bar and food available, cash games until midnight, Santa Maria del Popolo Parish, 151 N. Lincoln, Mundelein, (847) 949-8300.


“Truth About Temporary Employment”: Nov. 8, 7-9:15 p.m., with Bob Podgorski, free, at St. Hubert Parish, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, (847) 925-6005.


“Three 20th Century Christian Mystics: Seeking the Pathos of God in a Secular Age”: Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m., free, at DePaul University Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-4158.

Carol Marin: political columnist, at First Friday Club luncheon, Nov. 5, noon-1:15 p.m., $35, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by Nov. 2.

Theology South: Nov. 4, 9 a.m. coffee, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Judge Michael Hyman, on “God of Abraham: Discerning the Faith of Abraham Lincoln,” $6, at St. Xavier University Butler Room, 3700 W. 103rd St., (708) 422-1635.

Mazzuchelli Lecture: “Dominican by Adoption: Growing in a Life of Service,” by William Lies, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., free, Dominican University Siena Center, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. (708) 714-9105.

“Journey of a Saint”: celebrating Mother Cabrini’s end of life, and miracles, Nov. 7, 4 p.m. Mass and talk, with Fr. Kevin Fraher, CSSR, free, at Cabrini Retreat Center, 9430 Golf, Des Plaines, RSVP to (847) 297-6530.

“Profound Preaching”: workshop for priests, deacons, with Deacon James Keating, on “Contemplative Homiletics,” Nov. 5, Liturgical Institute, at Mundelein Seminary, visit www.liturgicalinstitute. org to register.

Catholic Citizens of Illinois: forum/luncheon, Nov. 12, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., author Norman Fulkerson, $30/person, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352- 5834 by Nov. 9.

Fr. Robert Colaresi: on teachings of St. John of the Cross, Nov. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., free, St. John of the Cross Parish, 5005 S. Wolf, Western Springs, (708) 246-4404.

Catholic Colloquium Series: author Fr. Edward Foley, Capuchin, “Can a University Be a Sacrament? Catholic Magic or Catholic Mysticism?” Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., free, St. Xavier University, Butler Room, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3449.

“Is There a Christian Philosophy?”: speaker Jean-Luc Marion, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., hosted by Lumen Christi Institute, at Swift Hall, 5735 S. University, call (773) 955-5887 for more info.

DePaul Geographical Society: journalist Greg Borzo, on “The Chicago L,” Nov. 13, 1:30 p.m., $2, at Schmitt Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

“U.S. Catholic Church: the Challenge of Communion”: $25/one day; $40/both days, cohosted, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield; and Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell, (773) 325-4158.

“The New Roman Missal”: with Fr. Edward Foley, Capuchin, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.,-noon in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1775 Grove, Glenview, (847) 729-1525.

Tom Cordaro: “Be Not Afraid: An Alternative to the War on Terror,” Nov. 10, 7:30-9 p.m., free, McLaughlin Series, at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 1335 S. Clifton, Park Ridge, (847) 384-9338.

Theology of Park Ridge: Pauline Viviano, “For Everything There Is a Season,” Nov. 10, 9:15- 11:15 a.m., $10, Our Lady of Hope Church, 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont, wheelchair accessible, (773) 774-4421.

“Death and Grief”: Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., talk by Nurse Cristina Bofill, on dealing with life changing events, free, in St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 1962 Old Willow, Northfield, (847) 446-8383.

“Spiritual Practices for Everyday Living”: Nov. 7, 1:30 to 4 p.m., discussion with panelists from Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, free, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, RSVP to (312) 421-3757.


Day of Recollection for Religious: Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with Fr. Joe Mulcrone, at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, call Sr. Ann Schaffer at (773) 545-8300, Ext. 30, for more info.

“The Priesthood: Past & Present”: Scripture retreat between Old Testament priesthood and New Testament, with Tony Hickey, Nov. 5-7, at Most Holy Redeemer Parish (Convent), 9600 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park, also Nov. 6, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1300 N. Noble, call Barbara at (708) 422-0206 for more information.

“Joyful Again”: program for widowed men and women, all ages, trying to find hope and joy, Nov. 13- 14, at St. Charles Retreat Center, Romeoville, call (708) 354-7211 for more information.


Alvernia High School Alumnae: gathering Nov. 14, 3 p.m., also celebrating the life of Sr. Vitalis Koester, at Our Lady Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence, (708) 442-1479.

St. Ethelreda “Eagles Forever” Alumni: Nov. 6, 3-10 p.m., $20/in advance, $25/at door, with “Late Night Catechism,” comedy, Mass with Fr. Gavin Quinn, school tour, food, cash bar, raffle, time capsule hunt, at St. Ethelreda, 8734 S. Paulina, call (773) 238-1757.

St. Cornelius School: all class reunion, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. Mass, reception follows in Pacocha Center, visit school, food, fun, 5430 W. Foster, (773) 283-5222.

St. Christopher Alumni: Mass Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m., reception and tour of school, follows, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, visit


“Spiritual Warfare & Protection”: speakers Drew Mariani, Fr. Jeffrey Grob, and Fr. David Simonetti, Nov. 6, 12:30 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., free, St. James Church, 22400 S. Torrence, Sauk Village, (708) 757-2170.

“Ministry in the Age of the Brain”: workshop on creating compassionate communities, Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., $25, at Claret Center, 5536 S. Everett, call (773) 643- 6259 for this, and other November programs.

“Find Rest for Your Soul”: free conference, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fr. Christopher Crotty and other speakers, healing service at 7 p.m., at 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights, call (847) 655-5011 for more info.

Operation Formation: men’s spirituality and monthly fellowship, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., Mass 7:15 p.m., refreshments, speaker Fr. Andre LaSana, LC, confession available, at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, (708) 296-2470.


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

“Letting Go with Watercolors”: painting class for beginners, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $75, includes lunch, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, RSVP to (708) 354-9200, for this and for information on upcoming programs.

Midtown Educational Foundation: seeking college students or working professionals as volunteers with inner-city youth, giving one-on-one help with school work and goal-setting, at girls’ center, 310 S. Peoria, or boys center, 1819 N. Wood, call (312) 226- 4886, Ext. 232 for more info, (programs based on social teaching of Catholic Church and Opus Dei.)