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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. Thomas the Apostle Parish: gala and silent auction April 21, reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, $75/person, part of 125th anniversary, at St. Thomas the Apostle School, RSVP to school by April 2, at (773) 667-1142; also gospel music concert, April 22, 4 p.m., with parish choirs, joined by guest artist Maurice Griffin, VIP tickets $40/person, includes prereception, concert, and artist CD; $25/families; $15/person and $12/students with ID, light reception follows, call school for info.

St. Casimir Academy/Maria High School: centennial liturgy with Cardinal George, April 21, 12:45 p.m. at Nativity BVM Church, 6812 S. Washtenaw, reunion, April 21, 3-7:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music by St. Rita High School Jazz Band, school tours, buffet dinner, dancing, $60/person, at Maria High School, 6727 S. California, call Michelle Brown to RSVP by April 9, at (773) 925- 8686, Ext. 114.

Queen of Martyrs Parish/ School: marking 60th anniversary April 21, 4-8 p.m., at Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., $40/adults, dinner buffet, beverages, live entertainment, call (708) 423-8110 for more info.


Focolare Movement: April 1, 5 p.m., dinner to benefit Luminosa in Hyde Park, N.Y., little city where Gospel is put into practice, $50/person, at European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem, RSVP to (773) 285-2746.

Josephinum Academy: luncheon, April 18, $65 a person, at Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan, Wilmette, RSVP to Morgan Henington at (773) 292-3964, Ext 232, by April 11, or

Helping Hands Dinner & Auction: April 20, dinner, silent auction, “All Irish, All Night,” Irish entertainment, $70/person, by April 6, or $80/afterwards, benefits Catholic Charities’ Homeless program in southwest suburbs, at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, RSVP to Betty at (708) 430-0428.

St. Joseph Seminary: “Festa Italiana,” April 22, 3-8 p.m., Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, (773) 973-9722.


Chicago Senatus of Legion of Mary: Acies consecration to Mary, March 31, 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson, for more info, call Virginia at (773) 477-9364.

Way of the Cross: March 31, 7 p.m. procession at St. Daniel the Prophet, 5330 S. Nashville, to St. Camillus, 5426 S. Lockwood, bring candle or lantern, Mass follows, prayers in Polish but everyone welcome, for more info, call (773) 767- 8183.

Divine Mercy: video, April 15, 1- 2 p.m., in St. Margaret Mary activity center, confession 2 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 2:30 p.m. in church, 2324 W Chase, (773) 764- 0615.

Signed Mass: for hearing impaired, third Sunday each month, 11:30 a.m., St. Peter Church, 557 Lake, Antioch, (847) 395-0274.

Good Friday: April 6, 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza, a silent procession with songs, meditations and readings from the Passion, with five stops downtown as stations, procession arrives at Holy Name Cathedral at about 11:30 a.m., for last meditation, hosted by lay movement Communion and Liberation, for more info, go to

Living Stations of the Cross: Good Friday, April 6, 2 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m., by Sacred Heart Parish Teen Group, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Park, (708) 974-3336.


Fish Fry: March 30, 4-7 p.m., St. Thomas of Villanova, 1201 E. Anderson, Palatine, call Brian at (847) 934-4320 for more info.

Friday Fish Fry: March 30, 4-8 p.m., St. Michael Hall, 8231 South Shore, (773) 734-4921.

Lenten Dinner: March 30, 4-7 p.m. in St. Richard Parish, 5000 S. Kostner, also take-outs, call (773) 585-1221 for prices and menu.

Fish Fry: March 30, doors open 4 p.m., with Easter Bunny, kid photos, for carry-out or drive-up orders call (773) 622-3022 from 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Ferdinand, 3131 N. Mason, for other info, call Mary Ellen at (773) 259-2942.


“Murder at the Disco”: mayhem during a dance contest circa 1976, March 24, 6-10 p.m., dinnertheater, $50/person, at Christ the King Jesuit High School, 5088 W. Jackson, must RSVP to (773) 522- 3842.

Lira Ensemble: Polish music, song and dance, March 25, 3 p.m., $10, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights, (847) 718-7702.

“Guys and Dolls”: Broadway musical, March 30, 7 p.m. and March 31, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $10, at door, Guerin Prep, 8001 W. Belmont, River Grove, for more info, call Kristen at (708) 437-4762.

Lenten Cantata: April 1, 3 p.m., with parish adult and teen choirs, Seton Orchestra, liturgical dancers and lectors under direction of Linda McKeague, donation, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, (708) 403- 0101.

“Raising the Roof”: social media comedy “Tweet Me In St. William," by Harlem Nights Players, April 13-14 at 8 p.m. in St. William’s Liebrich Hall, 2559 N. Sayre, also food, music, raffles, Chicago Media Auction and appearances by local Chicago personalities, tickets $5 in advance or at door on show nights, call (773) 637-6565 for more info.

St. Eugene Players: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” April 12-14, 7 p.m., April 15, 2 p.m., 7958 W. Foster, (773) 775-6659.

“Late Nite Catechism”: parochial comedy, April 14, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., $25/person, cash bar, free dessert/coffee after show, at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, call Joyce at (847) 729-0514 for tickets.

Theatre School at DePaul University: Showcase Series of contemporary plays and classics, presents “The Rivals,” 18th century comedy of manners and mistaken identities, April 13-22, previews April 11-12, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call box office at (312) 922-1999.


DePaul Art Museum: “Andy Warhol: Photographs,” of the famous and not-so-famous, and “Studio Malik,” portraits by photographer Malick Sidibé, who has documented life in Bamako, Mali, free opening reception for both, 5 to 7 p.m. March 29, on display through June 3, open Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday/ Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at 935 W. Fullerton, (773) 325-7506.

Loyola University Museum of Art: “Heaven and Hell,” 165 works by 54 artists, a collaboration with Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, with the hell portion in Intuit's galleries, 756 N. Milwaukee, and heaven on display at LUMA, 820 N. Michigan, both shows run now-June 30, a 32-page catalogue at either museum for $12, (312) 915.6164.


Card & Bunco Party: April 17, 10 a.m., hosted by Little Flower Circle for men and women, in St. Hilary Rectory, 5600 N. Fairfield, benefits local shelter, call Joyce at (773) 594-9001 for more info.


“No-Limits Job Campaign”: April 9, 7-9:15 p.m., on openness to new/different experiences, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob at (847) 925-6005.


“Addictions and Interrupted Love”: presented by Fr. Robert T. Sears, SJ, March 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m., $10, at Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway, for more info or reservations, call Beverly at 773-528-6300.

Conference on Theology of the Body: “Blessed John Paul II's Anthropological Vision,” (English and Spanish tracks), March 31, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Mass with Cardinal George, for adults, high school, and college students who want to learn how to live out TOB, hosted by the Respect Life Office, at the Oakbrook Marriott, call (312) 534- 5355.

HHS Government Mandate: understanding the issues, discussion led by Carl Scheeler, March 27, 7:30 p.m., St. Norbert Church Hall, 1809 Walters, Northbrook, (847) 272-7090.

Lexington College: local hospitality industry entrepreneurs panel discussion, April 12, 6-8 p.m., refreshments by students, $5, at Lexington College, 310 S. Peoria, 5th floor, RSVP to Katherine Caskey at (312) 226-6294, Ext. 228.

Catholic Citizens Forum: “What Happened to a Boy’s Life?,” speaker Anthony Esolen of Providence College, April 20 [date change], 11:45 a.m., luncheon $35, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by April 17.

First Friday Club of Chicago: April 13, noon-1:15 p.m., speaker Doug Porter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, nonmembers $40, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to (312) 466-9610 by April 10.

“Body, Mind, Spirit”: with Sr. Chris March, CSJ, April 16, 9-11:30 a.m., $20, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 482- 5088.


Calix Society: Catholic outreach to recovering alcoholics, meets one Saturday a month, 9-11 a.m., at St. John Vianney Parish, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, call Joanne at (847) 540-9219, or visit calixsociety. org.


Silent Lenten Weekend: March 30-April 1, with Fr. Gregory Helminski, CD, using a labyrinth as a visual metaphor for Holy Week’s journey, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, call Sr. Duncan at (773) 528- 6300.

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation: March 31, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., with professor and author Richard McCarron, on “With Wonder, Love and Awe: a Lenten Journey with St. Ephrem, Harp of the Holy Spirit,” $25, paid registration by March 27, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, RSVP to (312) 421-3757.

Retreat for Men: Fr. Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., “Jesus and Men in the New Testament: Ways to be a Follower of Christ Today,” April 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. program, 8:30 a.m. check-in and coffee, Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.


St. Rita High School: April 13, 6:30 p.m., $70/person, honoring class years ending in “2,” also Hall of Fame inductees, and other awards, at the school, 7740 S. Western, RSVP to Ed Leiser, at (773) 925-5029.

Resurrection Parish: seeking former parishioners and friends, June 23, gathering 10 a.m., Mass 11 a.m., lunch 1 p.m., at Drury Lane Oakbrook, contact kaycahill@ to be on mailing list or call (773) 625-1669.

Alvernia Alumnae: luncheon April 22, for alums and anyone once affiliated with the high school, or call Kathy Bunce at (708) 442-1479.

The Immaculata Alumnae: awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m. April 22, especially years ending in “2” and “7,” $35 by April 13, $40/after, at Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee, Niles, for more info, call (773) 338-2211.

St. Casimir Academy/Maria High School: see anniversaries, page 22.


St. Louise de Marillac Parish: with bake sale, April 14, 8 a.m.- noon, 1112 Harrison, LaGrange Park, for more info, call Sue at (708) 485-2000.

St. Damian Parish: May 18, 4-7 p.m., preview sale, actual sale May 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., “bag it all for $6,” May 20, 1:30-4 p.m., 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687- 1370.


“The Shroud and Christ’s Passion”: with Fr. Anthony Maria Ljato, March 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marytown, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, (847) 367-7800, Ext. 225.

Fr. Augustus Tolton Chicago Pilgrimage: April 14, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., coach bus, $40/person, includes soul food lunch, tour starts and ends at Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave, call (312) 534-8376.

“Desire for More: The Grace of Extravagant Love”: with Lynn Sprehe. spiritual director, Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, free lecture/workshop in “Taste the Grace” series. April 15, noon-1:30 p.m., at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview, refreshments, (847) 998-4704.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: speaker is author Richard McCarron, March 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8:30 a.m. check-in and coffee, program includes prayer, presentations, silence or spiritual direction, reconciliation with individual confession, $25, includes lunch, paid registration by March 27, 1224 W. Lexington, call (312) 421-3757.

Lenten Series: sponsored by Chicago Bible Society, with Cardinal George as presenter on Friday, March 30, 7:30-8:15 a.m., on “The Johannine Theology of the Passion” at Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, visit or call (312) 573- 8809.

“Catholicism”: free 10-week study program on DVD series, Thursdays, 7 p.m. in St. Viator School Hall 4140 W. Addison, (773) 286-4040.

Spring Prayer Circle: for women, April 15, 1-4 p.m., donation, at Sisters of the Living Word Center, 800 Fernandez, Arlington Heights, register at (847) 577-5972; also “Come and See” vocation retreat day, for single women ages 20-40, April 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., same site, call (847) 577-5972.

World Apostolate of Fatima: men’s conference with Deacon Miguel Valle, March 27, 7 p.m.; also children’s group, ages 7-12, March 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with Vicky Navarro, both at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 3051 N. Christiana, call Tom Dunn at (708) 420-6721.

Single Young Adult Catholics: how to respond to God’s call to be transformative love in our world, free program of prayer, discussion, on being “Called to Single Life,” April 2, 7:30-9 p.m. at Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W. Fullerton, register at, or call Sr. Elyse at (312) 534-5240.

Spiritual Companionship: growth through dialog and reflection with another, $40, by appointment, at The Center, 801 Carillon, Bartlett, (630) 837-8044.


St. Rita Summer Camps: boys sports camps, co-ed camps and academic camps, at 7740 S. Western, call Craig Ferguson at (773) 925-7482 or visit www.cferguson@

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: March 31, 9-11:30 a.m., make Easter arts and crafts, children’s photos with Easter Bunny, entertainment by Resurrection students, $10/child, $5/adult, at 7500 West Talcott, tickets in advance only at, or at (773) 775-6616, Ext 127.

Earth Day Field Trip: for elementary students, April 19, 24, 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $9/student, sponsored by The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, call (708) 482- 5088 for particulars.

De La Salle Institute: summer camps for elementary school students, from aviation to Mandarin Chinese, cheerleading or football, at 3434 S. Michigan, RSVP to Chuck Kuhn at (312) 842-7355 Ext. 150 or

St. Patrick High School: summer camps in athletics, academics and more, 5900 W. Belmont, call (773) 282-8844, or visit stpatrick. org.