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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Five Holy Mar tyrs Parish: marking 36th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Mass and visit, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. outdoor Mass, weather permitting, reception follows in Bishop Abramowicz Hall, 4327 S. Richmond St., 773-254-3636.

Daughters of St. Paul: marking centennial of order’s founding by Blessed Fr. James Alberione, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Mass, at Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., for more info, call 312-346-4228.


De La Salle Institute: “Wine and Spirits Tasting,” Oct. 16, 5-9 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, cigar-rolling, jazz band, $25/person, hosted by parents club, for ages 21 and over, at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. campus, visit

Por t Ministries: Harvest of Hope celebration, Oct. 18, noon-4 p.m., 30th anniversary, kids games, silent auction, Fifty-One Lincoln Band, all you can eat food/beverage, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette for tickets, call 773-778- 5955.


Presence Resurrection Retirement Community: seeking crafters for Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 7262 W. Peterson Ave., for info, call Rosemary, at 773-594- 0093.

St. Edna Parish: fair, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1260 Leeds Lane, Elk Grove Village, 847-398-3362.

Sacred Heart Church: more than 40 crafters/vendors, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 8245 W 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-4098.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish: seeking vendor’s for Dec. 5-6 bazaar, from potters to needlers, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., for more info, call Raquel Irvin, at 773-532-9344.

St. Barbara Parish: seeking crafters, no vendors, for Pumpkins ‘n Holly craft show, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 4015 Prairie Ave, Brookfield, call Alicia, at 708-485- 2502.

Our Lady of Ransom Parish: 43rd annual craft and bake sale, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in Paluch Hall, elevator accessible, 8300 Greenwood Ave., Niles, 847-823-2550.

Christ Our Savior School: seeking crafters/vendors for fair, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 900 E. 154th St., South Holland, for more info, call Karen, at 708-333-8173.

St. Pius X Parish: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 4314 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney, chairlift for handicapped access, for more info, call Jeanine, at 708-484-2401.


St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Farewell Mass: Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m., celebration with open house until 4 p.m., for parishioners, alumni and friends, RSVP to rectory, at 708-388-0807.

Sacred Relics of St. Maria Goretti Tour: veneration Oct. 12, 6 a.m.-Oct. 13, 6 a.m., at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., 312-243-7373; and Oct. 13, 9 a.m. until 6 a.m. Oct. 14, Mass in her honor at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, at St. John Vianney Church, 46 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, 708-562-0500; and veneration Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, 708-460-0042.

Mass of Reparation and Healing: for perpetrators and victims of abortion, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1327 N. Noble St., refreshments follow, Sanctuary open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 773-278- 2470.

St. Peregrine Healing Mass: on second and third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3101 W. Jackson Blvd., 773-638-5800, Ext.9.

Chicago Blue Army: Oct. 11, 2:15 p.m., Mass, Benediction, rosary, with Bishop Joseph Perry, and speaker Thomas Dunn, president, with St. John the Evangelist Philippine Choir and Sam Parker, gospel singer, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., call 630-837-0482.


“Lasallian Day Chicago Luncheon”: Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m., $35, guest speaker Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, OP, hosted by De La Salle Chr istian Brothers Midwest District, at Union League Club, RSVP to Samantha, at 630- 323-3725.

Las Vegas Style Dinner and Comedy Show: with comic headliner Vito Zatto, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., $35/person, St. Richard Parish, 5030 S. Kostner Ave., tickets by Oct. 19 from rectory, 773-585- 1221, none sold at door.

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii: cook off, Oct. 25, after 11 a.m. Mass, braciole and gravy, $30/person, reservations only, at 1224 W. Lexington St., $30/person, call 312-421-3757.


New Traditions Barbershop Chorus: with Purdue University Men’s Glee Club, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles, for tickets, call 847-966-8145.

Chicago Black Catholics Choir Concert: marking fifth anniversary, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., $20, refreshments, at Holy Angels Church, 615 E. Oakwood Ave., 312-882-5895.

“Esperanza Rising”: play for ages 8 and up, now-Nov. 14, at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo Drive, for tickets, dates and time, call 312-922-1999.

Piano Recital: by Brody Smith, Oct. 18, 1 p.m., after 11 a.m. Mass and reception, free, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., 312-421-3757.

Sator Duo Concert Series: hosted by Chiesa Nuova, Franciscan ministry for the arts, presenting violinist Paolo Castellani and guitar ist Francesco Di Giandomenico, Oct. 20, 12:10 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 110 W. Madison St., and at Pr ince of Peace Church, 7:30 p.m., 135 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa; Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Ascension Church, 808 S. East Ave., Oak Park; Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park, for tickets, call 312-226- 0983.

Family Faithflix: film “Mary of Nazareth” part 2, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m., St. Emily Parish Center, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect, 847-824-5049.

“Media Apostle: the Father Alberione Story”: Chicago premiere of media priest’s life story, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., reception 2-3 p.m., at St. Paul Books and Media, 172 N. Michigan Ave., 312-346-4228.

The Lady from the Sea”: play by Henrik Ibsen, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, at DePaul’s Healy Theater, for tickets, dates, and time, call 773-325- 7900.

“Arsenic and Old Lace”: Oct. 23-Nov. 15, murder-comedy, with St. Sebastian Players, $20, at St. Bonaventure Church, 1625 W. Diversey Parkway, free parking, for days, times and tickets, call 773- 404-7922.

Niles Metropolitan Chorus: par t of Musica Lumina series, “Magnificats,” on Oct. 25, 3 p.m., free will offering, at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8307 N. Harlem Ave. , Niles, 847-966-8145.


Octoberfest: ethnic food, music, kids’ games, Oct. 11, noon-6 p.m., at St. William Parish, 2600 N. Sayre Ave., 773-637-6565, Ext. 50.

Wines and Steins Festival: Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., craft beers and ciders, refreshments, jazz piano, $35/person, $50/couple, St. Thomas the Apostle Gym, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., call Patr ick Driscoll, at 773-241-5708.

Feast Day Weekend: seeking former parishioners and alumni for Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Mass, “Taste of St. Isaac Jogues” follows until 7:30 p.m., then dancing to music of Patty and the Melts, hospitality after Masses Oct. 18, at 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles, 847-966-1180.


Tuesday Night Bingo: games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773- 779-7181.


“The Six ‘E’s’ of Re-employment Success”: Oct. 12, 7-9:15 p.m., at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon Ave., Hoffman Estates, for more info, call Bob Podgorski, at 847-843-0020.


“Starting the Conversation - End of Life Decision Making”: speakers Randi Belisomo, Dr. Mary Mulcahy and attorney Donald Bailey, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, for more info, call Betty, at 708-624-3101.

“Conservation as Conversation”: Ratzinger Prize for Theology recipient Ré mi Brague, Oct. 14, 4:30-6 p.m., hosted by Lumen Christi Institute, at Classics 110, 1010 E. 59th St., register at, or call 773- 955-5887.

Fr. Daniel Coughlin: retired chaplain, U.S. Congress, Oct. 14, 9:15 a.m., $10, Theology of Park Ridge, at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 9711 W. Devon Ave., Rosemont, wheelchair accessible, for info, call Mary Lou, at 773-774- 4421.

St. Josemaria Institute Conference ence: “Raising Children in a Christian Home,” speakers, Fr. Javier del Castillo, vicar of Midwest Opus Dei, and Dan Cheely of Relevant Radio, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., for parents, engaged couples, priests, youth ministers, teachers, catechists, at Hyatt Lodge McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, $50/person, $40/catechists, RSVP by Oct. 9 to 630-541- 9742.

“Nostra Aetate” 50th Anniversary Commemoration: Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., speakers Fr. Thomas Baima, Rabbi David Fox Sandmel and Fr. John Pawlikowski, OSM, moderator Manya Brashear Pashman, at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie,

“Profound Preaching”: Oct. 30, led by Fr. Andrew Hofeer, OP, at Liturgical Institute, Mundelein Seminary, for more info, call 847- 837-4542.

Series on Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’”: discussions led by Fr. Charlie Bolser, CSV, Mondays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9, free, St. Viator Parish Hall, 4170 W. Addison St., 773-286-4040, Ext. 22.


Joyful Again: retreat/workshop for widowed men and women, Oct. 24-25, at Nazareth Retreat House, Batavia, Ill., register early at 708- 354-7211.

Chicago’s Got Sisters! Retreat: for single Catholic women ages 18-40, Oct 30-Nov 1, pray/share with sisters from various religious communities as you discern your vocation, sponsored by Office for Religious/Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association, call Sr. Theresa Sullivan at 812-963-7556.


Queen of Peace High School: seeking classes ending in “0” and “5,” for Oct. 23, 6:30-10:30 p.m. event, at The Clubhouse, 298 Oak Brook Center, RSVP to Cindy Kmetty at 708-496-4750.

“Coming Home to Chicago”: celebrating ministry of Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in the archdiocese, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., followed by reception and reunion of alums of Ancilla Domini High School; Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., luncheon and program at the Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills, for more info, and to RSVP by Oct. 9, call Julie Dowd, at 574-935-1768.

Angel Guardian Orphanage: 150th year reunion, Oct. 31, at Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Road, for more info, call Rose Schroeder, at 708-371-5942.

Alvernia Alumnae Association: annual memorial Mass and gathering, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., refreshments, for families, friends, benefits School Sisters of St. Francis, at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence Ave,. 773-882- 1637.


Providence Family Services: from appliances to toys, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, in the basement of Maternity BVM Church, 3647 W. Nor th Ave., 773-772- 9401 .

St. Cornelius Parish: Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m., parish hall, 5430 W. Foster Ave., for more info, call Martha after 6 p.m., at 773-774-5581.

St. Francis Borgia Parish: Oct. 15-16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8025 W. Addison St., 773-625-1118.


“Telling Our Beads”: Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., talks and videos on the rosary, and prayer beads from other traditions, make a rosary to take home, St Irenaeus Parish Center, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest, must reserve a seat by calling 708-748-6891.

Lost Child Pilgrimage: Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., for men and women who have lost a child, journey of loss, healing and hope, Mass, lunch, $25 registration, due by Oct. 21, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington Ave., call 312-421-3757.

“Putting on the Heart of the Risen Christ - Hospitality”: Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola, on gratitude and hospitality in the Body of Christ, Oct. 25, noon to 1:30 p.m. refreshments, free, at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview, 847- 826-4704.


G.K. Chester ton Academy Open House: Oct. 15, doors open 6:30 p.m., presentation and Q & A, 7 p.m., on campus of Immaculate Conception Parish, 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, for more info, call Roy Postel, at 312-860- 6709.

Night at the Races: Oct. 10, buffet 6:30 p.m., post time 7-10 p.m., Balmoral Park, 26435 Dixie Highway, hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anne Parish, Hazel Crest, call Dan Moore, at 708-748-6794.

“Hope Rising”: “seeing ourselves and our world through wise, evolutionary eyes,” Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m., $20, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La- Grange Park, call 708-482-5048.

5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Monster Dash: Oct. 17, 9 a.m., costumes encouraged, at St. Eugene Parish, 7930 W. Foster Ave., for more info, call 773-763-2235.

Knights of Christ Catholic Motorcycle Ministry: invites motorcyclists to ride together to Holy Hill in Erin, Wisconsin, Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m., meet in parking lot behind Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite St., kickstands up at 8 a.m., for more info, call Dan at 312-307-3849.

Tour of Marytown, Libertyville: depar t and return by bus from Mayslake Ministries, 718 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove, Oct. 22, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $70, includes guide, bus, video, tour of Kolbe/Holocaust exhibit, gift shop, outdoor shrines, noon Mass, hot lunch, register by Oct. 14, by calling 630-852-9000.

St. Gerald Giant Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk: Oct. 31, 8 a.m. start; Little Pumpkin Run, 10:30 a.m. start, family fun, discounts for registration by Oct. 17, 9310 S. 55th Ct, Oak Lawn, for more info, call Debbie 708-422-2194.