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

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Archbishop James P. Lyke African-American Male Image Awards Gala Luncheon: Feb. 26, doors open at 1 p.m. at Georgios Banquets, 8800 W. 159th St., Orland Park; hosted by The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, St. Felicitas-St. Ailbe Court 181; proceeds provide scholarships to African-American male high school seniors entering college; for information and tickets, call Dedra Delany at 773-259-6355.


St. Gerald Mothers’ Club Spring Craft Show: seeking vendors for April 8 show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in St. Gerald School, 9300 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn; email for information.


Annual “Paczkowy Bal” (Doughnut Dance): Feb. 25, 6 p.m. in St. Andrew the Apostle School Gym, 156th Street and Freeland Avenue, Calumet City; polka music 6:30-10:30 p.m.; $10 at the door; Polish food and paczki available for purchase; call 708-862-4165 for more 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.

Latin Mass: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at St. Odilo, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn; Feb. 12 music includes works by Lodovico Viadana, Nicola Montani and J.G. Perez; Feb. 19 music includes works by Viadana, Francesco Durante and Tomas Luis de Victoria; call 708-484-2161 or visit for details.

Purgatorial Society: Feb. 18, prayer meeting begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, to be prayed for the poor souls in purgatory; at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.

Solemn Vespers: for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 25, 5:15 p.m., with Schola Laudis and Kevin Allen conducting music by 16th century Spanish composers, at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., 773-927-7424.

Taize prayer service: Feb. 26, 5 p.m. at St. Cecilia Parish, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect; all are welcome. 


St. Mary of Providence Pasta Fest: Feb. 12, 1-6 p.m., at St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin Ave., food, raffles, music, auction; $8 adults, $5 children; for information, call 773-545-8300.

French toast breakfast: 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.

Mardi Gras Polish Dinner: Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m., hosted by the St. Florian Holy Name Society in the St. Florian Parish gymnasium, 131st Street and Houston Avenue; $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under; for tickets contact the parish rectory at 773-646-4877 or Vince at 773-946-2893.

Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast: Feb. 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. hosted by Holy Ghost Council 4977 at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine; pancakes, eggs, sausage, corned beef hash, coffee and juice; $8, $6 seniors, $20 per family; those who can’t afford to pay can eat free; proceeds support local charities, religious vocations and respect life initiatives; for information, call George at 847-991-0738.


Dramatic reading: Feb. 19, 3 p.m., with Father Thomas Koys; letters of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who went from enemies to friends; at the Historic Reddick Mansion, 100 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa, Illinois; afternoon tea served; free-will offering; for information call 630-257-7000 or visit

Concert: Feb. 26, 3 p.m., Musica Lumina ensemble presents “Spanish Melodies” at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles; free-will donation; call 847-966-8145 for information.

Tintypes: Feb. 23-March 5, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.; play directed by Mark E. Lococo and written by Mary Kyte, Mel Marvin, and Gary Pearle; in Loyola University Chicago’s Underground Laboratory Theatre, 1020 W. Sheridan Road; tickets $10-$20; visit for information and tickets.

“Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy”: March 3, 7 p.m.; live production performed by actress Maria Vargo; at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway; $20 for first five rows, $15 for second five rows, and $10 general admission; for tickets and information, contact St. Ita parish office at 773-561-5343, or


“Bicentennial Celebration of the Vincentians in America”: two displays including more than 50 objects at the Richardson Library of DePaul University, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave.; through March 2017; free; visit for more information.


Bingo: Feb. 24, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m. at St. Edna Parish, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; ticket sales after all Masses the two weeks prior; $15 in advance, $18 at door; light meal available for purchase; for information call Cindy Schumacher at 847-345-7330.


St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry: Feb. 13, 7-9:15 p.m., “Total Networking Night,” three rounds of facilitated networking with Q&A on interviewing hosted by Bob Placko; bring plenty of handbills, cards and/or resumes; Feb. 27, 7-9:15 p.m., job seeker’s roundtable; both events at the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, email Podgorski at with questions.

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


23rd-annual Jerusalem Lecture: Feb. 13, 7 p.m., “Judaism and Christianity in Dialogue: Reflections on the Work of a Towering Jewish Thinker,” with David Schatz; welcome by Cardinal Cupich; DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.; free, but reservations requested; complementary parking available; register at

“Awakening Sacred Heart: The Gift of Attention”: Feb. 19, 2 p.m.; talk by Tony Sorgi in the Rectory Assembly of Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society; for information call Mike at 773-447-3989.

Putting Your Whole Self Into It: Dancing, Walking and Sacrificing from La Tirana to Lough Derg”: Feb. 20, 4:30-6 p.m.; Thomas Landy will discuss the Catholic dancing fiesta at La Tirana in the northern Chilean desert and the three-day retreat at Lough Derg (St. Patrick’s Purgatory) in the north of Ireland, sponsored by DePaul University’s Catholic studies and Irish studies programs; Room 104, McGowan South, 1110 W. Belden Ave.; for details call 773-325-7423 or vist

“The Formation of the Gospels in Relationship to Historical Jesus”: Tuesdays Feb. 21, March 7 and 28, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; adult Lenten spirituality course offered by Resurrection College Prep High School, 7500 W. Talcott Ave; $50; to register, contact Alisa Martorano at 773-775-6616, ext. 142, or

“Laudato Si: Human Rights’ Guidelines for Environmental and Climate Justice in the Postmodern Era of Science, Technology and Medicine”: Feb. 21, 7 p.m.; Sylvia Hood Washington hosted by Siena Center of Dominican University; $10; in Priory Auditorium, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest; call 708-714-9105 or visit

“The Urgency to Reduce Violence in Chicago”: Feb. 22, 7 p.m.; with Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education and CEO of Chicago Public Schools; at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St.; $10; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; register at; call 312-648-1021 for details.

A Catholic Understanding of Conscience: A Spiritual Exploration: Feb. 22, 7 p.m.; presented by Regina Wolfe and C. Vanessa White,  both professors at Catholic Theological Union; at St. Mary Parish, 1012 Lake St., Evanston; free and open to the public; contact Sister Katie at 847-864-0333 or

“Ending Human Trafficking”: Feb. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.; presented by Sr. Jeanne Christensen, RSM; at Saint Xavier University, Butler Reception Room, 3700 W. 103rd St.; free and open to the public; for reservations and information, call Jim Bruton at 773-298-3809.

“Protecting Catholic Healthcare: The Challenges We Face”: Feb. 23, 7 p.m. with Fr. Michael Foley, at Our Lady of The Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st. Orland Park; part of the the Multi-Parish Knowledge and Prayer Series sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi, St. Michael and Our Lady of the Woods parishes, Orland Park; and St. Bernard and Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Parishes, Homer Glen. 

​"Resurrecting Nonviolence: How to Change the Culture of Violence in Our City": Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Phillip Bradley, South side community organizer and violence prevention specialist; at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 12425 S. Halsted St.; parking and food provided; free-will offering accepted; for more information call Elfriede Wedam at 312-730-7379.

Augustus Tolton Address by Bishop Edward Braxton: Feb. 27, 4 p.m. on the racial divide in the United States; at Catholic Theological Union, 2nd Floor, 5401 S. Cornell Ave.; all welcome.


“To Be Joyful Again”: nondenominational support group for widows, widowers or anyone else who has lost a significant other, meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness: contact Elaine at 847-705-9886 or Debbie at 847-991-7327.


Mid-life singles retreat: Feb. 17-19, for adults from mid-30s to 50s, at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein; cost is $197 for meals and single room; for information call 312-532-8286, email or visit

“The Name of God is Mercy”: Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago annual Day of Reflection at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest; led by Sr. Diane Kennedy, OP; Fr. Donald Senior, CP, will preside at the concluding liturgy at 3 p.m.; $50; law students free with advance registration; visit

Silent Lenten Retreat: “Resting in the Heart of God”; March 10-12; presenter Sr. Rose Hoover, r.c.; at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway; for information or to register visit or contact Sr. Judith Zonsius at or 773-528-6300.

Lenten “Light of the World” retreat: March 10-13 at Transfiguration parish office, 316 Mill St., Wauconda; no cost, meals provided, no overnights; contact Mary Ann Mueller at or 847-772-7216,  for retreat times, questions or to register by March 6. 

World Wide Marriage Encounter weekends: Feb. 17-19 or April 7-9, in Elk Grove Village. For reservations/information, call Jim and Kris at 630-577-0778.


Rummage and bake sale: seeking vendors for April 29 sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by St. Constance Woman’s Club, in Borowczyk Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie St.; $25 space rental includes table/chairs; to register and get details contact Pat at 708-867-7401 or


“Growing in Grace and Holiness”: women’s morning of reflection Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; includes prayer, meditation and time for sharing; continental breakfast and lunch; $20 requested donation; on the Mount Assisi campus, 13860 Main St., Lemont; RSVP by Feb. 13th to Carrie Peters at or 630-257-7844, ext. 223.

Rhythm of the Pointed Pen: part 2 calligraphy workshop; Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to noon; taught by Ellie Sassana; at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; for information or to register visit or contact Sr. Judith Zonsius at or 773-528-6300.

Lenten Mission: Feb. 25, 8-10 a.m. at St. Josaphat Parish, 2311 N. Southport Ave.; Fr. Ed Shea, OFM, will speak on “Open My Eyes, Lord: A Reflection on the Classic Lenten Gospels”; all welcome; refreshments will be served; for information, call the St. Josaphat parish office at 773-327-8955.