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Left, Cardinal Cupich prepares to bless those attending March for Life activities at the annual Mass for Life at St. Cletus Parish in La Grange on Jan. 7. The Mass marked the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and was in remembrance of the children lost and individuals affected by abortion. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Kasey Gorman, a fourth-grader at St. Cletus prays during the annual Mass for Life at St. Cletus Parish in La Grange on Jan. 7. The Mass marked the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and was in remembrance of the children lost and individuals affected by abortion. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

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St. Valentine’s Day Dance: Feb. 11, 6 p.m.; follows 5 p.m. with Mass in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1327 N. Noble St., dedicated to marriage and married couples; catered dinner-dance follows in adjacent school gymnasium; $20 tickets plus cash bar; 21 and over only; couples, singles, family and friends all welcome; for information or tickets call the rectory at 773-278-2470 or visit; if you or someone you know was married at St. Stanislaus Kostka contact Brandi Segura at

Valentine’s Day Dance: Feb. 11, 7 p.m.-midnight at St. Thomas Becket Parish, 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect; The Rangers Band, cash bar, well-stocked kitchen, surprises; $20 per person; purchase tickets through the parish office at 847-827-9220.


Purgatorial Society:  prayer meeting, Jan. 21, begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, followed by Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, all to be prayed for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, in St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.

Mass for Life: Jan. 22, 6 p.m., hosted by the Multi-Parish Respect Life Knowledge and Prayer Series at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park; concelebrated by the pastors of Our Lady of the Woods; St. Bernard, Homer Glen; St. Francis of Assisi, Orland Park; St. Michael, Orland Park; and Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer Glen.

Solemn Vespers: for the fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 28, 5:15 p.m., with Schola Laudis, and Kevin Allen conducting music of Gesualdo, Palestrina, others, at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., 773-927-7424.

Taize prayer at St. Linus: Feb. 2, usually second Thursdays through June, 7 p.m., in St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn, call parish at 708-425-1656 for information.

Renewal of marriage vows: Feb. 12, 9 a.m. Mass at St. Cornelius Church, Foster Avenue and Long Avenue, married couples invited to renew vows; call 773-685-3738 for information.


French toast breakfasts: hosted by Knights of Columbus of Des Plaines Council 3627; Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Our Lady of Ransom Parish, 8300 N. Greenwood Ave., Niles; includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and milk; adults $6; contact Dave Lomblad at 847-778-2285 or for information.

Culinary Technique Dinner: Jan. 20, hosted by De La Salle Institute’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Club as an opportunity for students to showcase their skills in front of special guests; $10 includes two appetizers freshly made tortilla chips with pico de gallo and guacamole, flautas, taco salad in homemade tortilla bowls, enchiladas suizas with rice and beans and flan with churros; for information. contact Chris Bodinet at 312-842-7355 or

Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner: Jan. 28, 5-7:30 p.m.; includes salad, minestrone soup, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage, garlic bread, desserts and beverages; adults $10, children under 12 $5, families of four $28; proceeds go to charitable causes; hosted by Knights of Columbus Holy Ghost Council 4977; at St. Theresa Parish, lower level of the Dolan Center;  455 N. Benton St., Palatine; for information call 847-394-2154, 847-934-9896 or 847-359-8173.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser: Feb. 4,  4-8 p.m.; benefits St. Bernadette Parish Religious Education Program; adults $7,  seniors $5,  children 3-12 $3, under 3 free; includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and coffee; pop/water/juice boxes available for a small charge; raffles; in O’Brien Hall, 9343 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park; for information call the rectory at 708-422-8995.


Comedy night: Jan. 21, 6 p.m.; presented by St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr Parish, Tinley Park, and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School, Orland Hills; at Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park; dinner and show featuring Bill Brady, Pat McGann and Michael Palascak; $40; advance tickets required; for information, contact the St. Stephen Parish office at 708-342-2400.

Stand-up for St. Bart’s comedy show: Jan. 28th at 7:30 p.m. in Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison St., $25, for tickets and information call Bob at 773-213-4310 or email


St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry: “Networking Like a Pro and Get More Interviews” Jan. 23, 7-9:15 p.m., St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, with Tom Rohan, coordinator of the St. Cletus Job Ministry in La Grange and noted human resources exec; email Podgorski at with questions.

St. Matthew Job Search Ministry: 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for more info on meetings, call 847-891-1220.


Bible Journey Part II: “Genesis – Scripture and Meditation,” Wednesdays Jan. 11 through Feb. 15, 9:45-11:45 a.m.; presented by Joy Anderson at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road; $35; to register, contact Mary Whiteside at 847-907-3450 or

 “Protect Us From All Anxiety — In A Crazy World”: Jan. 15, 2 p.m.; with psychologist Jerry Hiller hosted by the Chicago Merton Chapter at Immaculate Conception Rectory Assembly, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; free-will offering; refreshments; call Mike at 773-447-3989 for information.

“The Richness of Ecumenism”: Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.; speaker Daniel Olsen  in the Bernardin Room at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect; all welcome; refreshments; call 847-437-6208.

Creating a will workshop: Jan. 18, 7 p.m. ; presented by Thomas Bransfield of Bransfield & Bransfield, PC; at St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr, 17500 South 84th Ave., Tinley Park; free but RSVP required; contact Deacon Joe Stalcup at the parish office at 708-342-2400.

“Having an ‘attitude’”: Jan. 23,  7:30-9 p.m.; with Fr. Bob Rohrich, C.M.; free admission; at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills; for information, call Bob or Mary at 708-598-7311.


Chicago Catholic Social Northwest Social:  Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m.; social at Armand’s, 101 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, call 847-342-0664 for information or RSVP to

Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.; dinner at La Buona Vita Restaurant, 15 W. Calendar Ave, La Grange; call Marlene at 708-788-3352 to RSVP by Jan. 20 to attend.

Winter Wine Speaker Series: for young adults in their 20s and 30s, sponsored by Young Adult Ministry-Northwest; Jan. 25, Kate DeVries; Feb. 1, Mary Deeley; Feb. 8, Bryan Fong; Feb. 15, Friar Johnpaul Cafiero; contact for speaker topics and locations.

S.M.A.R.T. 1st Friday Social: Feb. 3, 5 p.m, at Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights; no need to RSVP but for information, contact Kevin at or 847-452-7799.


The Temptations of Christ: Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m.; performance and analyses about the temptations of Christ recounted in Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels; presented by DePaul University Humanities Center with St. Vincent de Paul Parish at  St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster Ave.; free and open to the public; for information, call 773-325-8610 or visit

Scripture study: Thursdays Jan. 19-March 9, 7-9 p.m.; on St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians using Great Adventure Bible Study DVD with Jeff Cavins followed by small group work; in the Cabrini Room (entrance off courtyard behind church) at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; free; everyone welcome; for information call 708-366-7090 or email

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity observances: Jan. 22, 3 p.m., John 17 Fellowship Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Isaac Jogues Church. 8149 W. Golf Road, Niles, reception follows,  847-967-1060 for information; Jan. 24, Church Women United of Greater Chicago and the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Annual Christian Unity Prayer Breakfast, registration starts at 8:30 a.m., at the Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel, 9333 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, online registration available soon; Jan. 24, 7 p.m., ecumenical prayer service at St. Norbert Church, 1817 Walters Ave., Northbrook,  email for details; Jan. 26, 7 p.m., ecumenical prayer service at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake St., Evanston; Jan. 28, 7 p.m., ecumenical prayer service at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St., Wheaton, Illinois, hosted by ACT 3 Ministries and Midwest Focolare, email for details; and Feb. 12, 19 and 26, 3-5 p.m., ecumenical book discussion on “One Hope: Remembering the Body of Christ,” hosted by St. Mark Lutheran Church and St. Raymond De Penafort Church, 301 S. I-Oka Ave., Mount Prospect. 


English literacy tutors needed: Aquinas Literacy Center needs one-on-one adult tutors 90 minutes per week, Monday through Thursday, at 3540 S. Hermitage Ave.; next tutor training is Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m. and Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; prospective tutors must register in advance and participate both days; for information, contact Sabrina at or 773-927-0512.


Knights of Columbus blood drive: Feb. 5, 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; hosted by Holy Ghost Council 4977 in the lower level of the Dolan Center, St. Theresa Parish,  455 N. Benton St., Palatine; to register and make an appointment ahead of time, call 877-543-3767 and use code A216.

St. Vincent de Paul/Resurrection Church: needs men’s clothing, jeans, hiking boots, belts, sleeping bags, jackets, hand tools, 3043 N. Francisco Ave., call Mrs. Moore for pick-up, at 773-478-9705.