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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. Wenceslaus Parish: celebrating centennial April 15, 4:30 p.m. at a banquet at La Villa Restaurant, 3632 N. Pulaski, RSVP to Salomea, at (773) 588- 2668 weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: marking 101 years at Mass April 14, 5 p.m., with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, followed by Shrine Expo 2012, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

St. Philip Neri Parish: marking 100 years with jubilee Mass, May 20, at 10 a.m. with Cardinal George concelebrating, at 2132 East 72nd St., call the rectory at (773) 363-1700 for information.

St. Casimir Academy/Maria High School: all years centennial reunion Mass with Cardinal George, April 21, 1 p.m., at Nativity of our Lord Church, 653 W. 37th St., celebration continues 3-7 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, buffet dinner, DJ and St. Rita High School Jazz Band, $60/person, at 6727 S. California, call (773) 925-8686, Ext. 114 to RSVP.

Incarnation Parish: in parish’s 50th year, “Afternoon of Reflection and Renewal of Wedding Vows” for married couples who have lived in the parish, April 22, 2 p.m., author Frank Hanigan, “How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Your Marriage,” in Bernardin Center, 5757 W. 127th St., Palos Heights, renewal of marriage vows and refreshments, RSVP to (708) 371-3180.


Friends of the Poor: hosted by Society of St. Vincent de Paul, April 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $75/person includes champagne brunch, silent auction and entertainment by Fr. Ken Baker and “Padres on Parade,” at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, call Frieda at (312) 655- 7181.

“Legal Lifelines”: cocktail reception, April 26, $85/person, supports Catholic Charities Legal Assistance program, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Dave Gardner, at (312) 655-7907.

Long Grove Housewalk: April 20, hosted by Catholic Charities Lake County Services, events include a Southern high tea at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, vendor shopping, house tours, $55/person, for more info on other events, call Mary Ellen Mason at (847) 782-4115.

Sisters of Providence: luncheon, April 22, 12:30 p.m., $75/person, at The White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles, call Sr. Sue at (773) 463-2478.

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

Mamre, Inc: dinner-dance, April 22, 6-10:30 p.m., $60/person, supports Spred, special religious development for kids and adults, at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to Bonnie at (312) 540- 0265.

Catholic Charities: Blossoms of Hope brunch, silent auction, April 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $60/person, $15/children, benefits LOSS program, emcee Monica Pedersen of HGTV, at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to Ashley, at (312) 655-7912.


Feast of Divine Mercy: (everything in English and Polish), April 15, 2 p.m. confessions, procession at 3 p.m. by Knights of Columbus carrying a Divine Mercy icon, then Mass, devotions and reverencing a relic of St. Faustina, at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, (847) 966-8145.

Divine Mercy Devotion: daily novena April 6, 5 p.m., April 7-14, 3 p.m.; weekly novena Thursdays, April 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m., with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, at St. Matthias Church, 2310 W. Ainslie, (773) 315-7159.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: Easter Vigil Mass, April 7, 9 p.m., rector’s reception follows; Easter Sunday, April 8, Masses 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.

“Pray and Sing”: the Divine Mercy Chaplet with organ accompaniment, April 15, 3 p.m., Divine Mercy Sunday, at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7525 W. North, River Forest, (708) 366-7090.

Divine Mercy Mass: April 15, 3 p.m., with Fr. Michael O’Connell, chaplet follows, refreshments, at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, (708) 460-6021.

Divine Mercy Devotions: April 15, 2:30 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, chaplet in song, at Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, (847) 437-0403.


New Beginnings Dances: April 21, 7:30-11 p.m., $8/person, and each month on third Saturday, at St. Matthew Hughes Center, 1001 Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Joan at (847) 397-9643 for more info.

Seton Academy: “An Evening of Seton Stars,” April 20, 5:30 p.m., $50/person, cocktails and dinner, at Seton Academy, 16100 Seton, South Holland, RSVP by April 13, to Kathy Dujsik at (708) 339-8959.


“Memories of the King”: with Dave “Elvis” Thomas, April 21, doors open 6 p.m. for three-hour performance, $15/person, BYO beverages, appetizers, St. Laurence High School, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, for tickets and info, call Joe at (708) 425-1276.

Teen Choir Fest: performance of first-ever teen choir, day of prayer, speakers, master teachers and more, April 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., hosted by Office for Divine Worship, at St. Nicholas Parish, 806 Ridge, Evanston, call (312) 534- 8011 for more info.

William Ferris Chorale: concert chorus directed by Paul French, celebrates 40th year with season finale, April 28, 7:30 p.m., “Showstoppers and Premieres,” featuring world premiere of early choral work by William Ferris, his “Te Deum,” and Widor’s “Festival Alleluias,” with other works and a tribute to late American composer Lee Hoiby, at Loyola University’s Madonna della Strada Chapel, 1032 N. Sheridan, for tickets call (773) 508-2940, discounts for groups, students and seniors.

“Barrio Grrrl! A Musical”: urban pop musical, DePaul’s Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, for ages 7 and up, now-May 12, $8/person, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo, for time, days, tickets, call box office at (312) 922-1999.

“The Rivals”: 18th-century comedy of manners, April 13-22, DePaul University’s Showcase Series, $15, also discounts, previews April 11-12, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo, call (312) 922-1999, for days, times and tickets.


St. Philip Neri Parish: marking 100 years with a jubilee awards luncheon and fashion show, raffle, April 22, noon, $60, at Dynasty Ballroom, Hammond, Ind., call rectory at (773) 363-1700 for tickets.

Fenwick High School: April 26, boutique shopping at 10 a.m., luncheon 11:30 a.m., $65/person also special raffle, at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to Anne at

St. Bonaventure Parish: April 21, 11:30 a.m., $30, at Poretta's Banquet Hall, 3718 North Central, call Gerry at (773) 736-1932.


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.

St. Peter’s Auctioneer Night: Roaring ’20s theme for 20th anniversary, April 21, doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner, silent/live auctions, tickets $20, St. Peter School, 900 St. Peter St., Antioch, call Jill for tickets or to donate, (847) 838- 1246.


“Tell the Story Behind the Story”: April 14, 9 a.m.-noon, led by a career coach, hosted by St. Hubert Job and Networking, at Community Presbyterian Church, 407 N. Main, Mt. Prospect, (847) 925-6005.


World Catholicism Week 2012: “Real Presences: Eucharist, Society, and Global Catholicism,” April 16-20, free, open to public, for schedule and list of themes, speakers, films, from “Eucharist & Society,” to “Working Catholic Spirituality Into My Schedule,” at DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, register at worldcath2012.depaul. edu, or call (773) 325-4158.

Institute on Religious Life: national meeting, April 13-14, speakers include Fr. Douglas Martis, Scott Hahn and others, award recipient and banquet speaker Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB, free Saturday session for ages 13-25, lunch included, at Marytown Center, 1600 W. Park, Libertyville, call (847) 573- 8975 for more info, or email irlstaff@

Catholic Citizens Forum: “What Happened to a Boy’s Life,” speaker Anthony Esolen, 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.

Siena Center Lecture: “Dr. Frankenstein’s Footsteps: A Critical Look at Some Key Films,” with Daniel Dinello, professor of film and video, April 19, 7 p.m., free, in Bluhm Hall of Parmer Hall on Dominican University Campus, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, for more info, call (708) 714-9105.

Interfaith Discussion: “Doing Business in the Global Economy: Christian and Muslim Perspectives,” April 11, 6:30-8 p.m., free, hosted by Center for Global Peace Through Commerce at Dominican University, in Parmer Hall on campus, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

St. Catherine of Siena Lecture: April 24, 7 p.m., Susan Ross will examine evolution of feminine language in the church and laity and more, at Dominican University Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division, River Forest, (708) 714-9105.

Book Presentation: “Leave Your Tears in Moscow,” by the late Barbara Armonas, 20-year ordeal behind the Iron Curtain, her son and daughter-in-law will read excerpts, April 21, 7 p.m., $5, part of Hope & Spirit Exhibit which closes April 30, at Balzekas Lithuanian Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski, call (773) 582- 6500 for more info on this and upcoming events.

Faith and Reason Symposium: April 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., keynoter Fr. William Stoeger, SJ, at Benedictine University, 5700 College, Lisle, for more info call (630) 829-6250.


Caregivers’ Afternoon of Reflection: led by Fr. Gregory Helminski, CR, on challenging mission of caring for another, April 28, 1:30-4:15 p.m., Mass follows, at Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to (773) 528-6300.

Arusi Marriage Retreat: April 28-29, with Andrew and Terri Lyke, $50/person, hosted by Office for Black Catholics, at Hilton Garden Inn, Tinley Park, call (312) 912- 9951 to register.

“Joyful Again”: for widows and widowers, April 28-29, St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside, call (708) 354-7211 for more info and to RSVP.


Josephinum High School: April 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $65/person, at Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette, RSVP by April 13 to Morgan, at morgan.henington@ josephinum. org.

St. Anthony Alumni Sunday: April 29, 8:30 a.m. Mass, continental breakfast follows, 11533 S. Prairie, (773) 468-1200.

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

Leo Alumni: April 27, 6:30 p.m., honoring class of ’62 and ’87, at Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, call Gene Earner at (708) 636-8827.

Resurrection High School: Mass, dinner, reception April 21, family day April 22, 7500 W. Talcott, call Stefanie at (773) 775- 6616, Ext. 127 for more info.

Immaculate Conception Parish Homecoming: April 29, 10 a.m. Mass with Msgr. Kenneth Velo, reception, part of 165th year celebration of Catholic heritage, at 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, RSVP to (847) 433-0130.

Queen of Mar tyrs Parish/ School: 60th anniversary, April 21, 4-8 p.m. $40/adults, $35/seniors, dinner buffet, beverages, entertainment, raffles, at Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park, call (708) 712-2729.


St. Francis Borgia Parish: April 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and April 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 8025 W. Addison, in parish center, (773) 625-1118.

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


West Suburban Serra Club: speaker Father Artur Sowa, April 11, 7 p.m., club prays for/encourages vocations to priesthood and religious life, at Holley Court Terrace, 13th floor, 1111 Ontario, Oak Park, for more info, call Sean at (708) 386-2173.

Earn a Degree in Liturgy: summer study program to refresh the soul and renew the Church, June 11-July 20, at the Liturgical Institute, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, (847) 837-4542 or www.liturgical

“Accessing Your Inner Wisdom”: April 27, 9 a.m.-noon, $30, a morning of soul exploration, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La- Grange Park, (708) 482-5088.


Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: brunch April 22, noon, at DoubleTree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, basic cost $17.95, call Kim at (630) 739-3797 by April 20.

Trivia Night: April 28, doors open 6 p.m., games at 7 p.m., $15/person, beverages will be sold, BYO snacks, St. Gerald Parish Hall, 9320 S. 55th Court, Oak Lawn, for more info, call (708) 422-2194 or e-mail development@

Maryville Parent Resource Fair: free, April 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., kids’ fun, games and prizes, balloon release at 2:30 p.m., at Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park for more info, call (773) 205-3600.

Run4Unity 2012: for youth ages 9-17, to join with others across the world May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and pass a virtual baton through the time zones, to say “Yes” to life, to family, creation, solidarity, peace, responsibility and a just economy, hosted by the Young for Unity, $10 fee, or $12/at door, starts at Timothy Christian School, 188 W. Butterfield, Elmhurst, register at