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BENEFITS

Queen of Martyrs School: “Unlock the Future,” March 26, 2-7 p.m., $35, includes DJ, dinner, adult beverages, silent auctions, at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, call 708-422-1540.

Dinner-dance: April 23, 5:30-10 p.m., to benefit MAMRE Inc. at Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace;  $65; supports archdiocesan workers in Special Religious Development, enabling children and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in parish life; for reservations, call Bonnie at 312-919-4936.

Jazz Brunch: April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; jazz, a brunch buffet and live and silent auction benefiting the Sisters of the Living Word Ministries; at Chevy Chase Golf Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling;  $85 per person, to purchase tickets call 847-577-5972 or go to https://donate.slw.org/peace-prayers.

CRAFT SHOWS

Spring Fest: April 1, 4:30-7 p.m.; and April 2m 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at St. Julian Eymard,601 W. Biesterfield Road; Elk Grove Village; email meghan.donahue@stjulianeymard.org for details.

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 stgcraftshow@stgerald.com for information.

DEVOTIONS

“An Hour with Jesus Master Way, Truth and Life”: March 29, 7-8:30 p.m.; eucharistic adroration with the Daughters of St. Paul at St. Walter Church, 11722 S. Oakley Ave.; for deials, visit www.pauline.org or call the Daughters of St. Paul at 312-346-4228.

Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 7:30 p.m.; at St. Patrick Church, 200 E. Illinois St., Lemont; call 630-257-4640 or email StPatricklemont@sbcglobal.net for details.

Stations of the Cross: Journey with Cancer: March 31, St. Margaret Mary Church, 2324 W. Chase Ave.; April 7, 7 p.m., St. Mary of Celle Church, 1428 W. Wesley Ave., Berwyn.

Eucharistic Adoration : March 29, 6-9 p.m. at St. Gerald Church, 9310 S. 55th Court, Oak Lawn.

St. Peregrine Healing Mass: on second and third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., 773-638-5800, ext. 19.

Tridentine Mass: Sundays at noon at St. Thomas More Church, 8100 S. California Ave.; call 773-436-4444.

Mass praying for the beatification of Venerable Maria Kaupas: April 1, 9:30 a.m., at St. Casimir Center Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road, will also commemorate the 77th anniversary of Mother Maria’s death; Bishop George J. Rassas will celebrate; all invited; light refreshments follow; for information, call 773-776-1324.

Latin Mass at St. Odilo: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 2244 East Ave., Berwyn; March 26 music includes works by Charles Gounod, and Giovanni da Palestrina; April 2 music includes works Lodovico Viadana; April 9 includes music by Lodovico Viadana, Franz Xavier Witt and Michael Haydn; April 16 includes music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Gregor Aichinger; for information call the rectory or visit scholasaintodilo.com for more information.

Divine Mercy Novena: April 14-22, 3 p.m. each day, in Queen of Martyrs Adoration Chapel, 10240 S. St. Louis Ave., Evergreen Park; Divine Mercy celebration, 2:30 p.m., Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park Ave.; eucharistic adoration, benediction, Divine Mercy prayers, 4 p.m. Mass.

Good Friday Way of the Cross: April 14, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning at Daley Plaza, with stops at Veteran’s Memorial, Tribune Tower Plaza and the Holy Name Cathedral courtyard; sponsored by Communion and Liberation in collaboration with the Focolare Movement; for details, visit www.wayofthecrosschicago.org.

Honoring St. John Paul II: Every first Sunday of the month after 9 a.m. English Mass and 11 a.m. Polish Mass at Five Holy Martyrs Parish, 4327 S. Richmond St.; special prayers and veneration of St. John Paul II's relic, cake and coffee social in the Bishop Abramowicz Parish Hall; for more information, please call 773-254-3636.

Divine Mercy Sunday:   April 23, 2:30 p.m. exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and dying, Benediction and veneration of the relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.

MEALS

Spaghetti dinner: March 26, noon-5 p.m., hosted by Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown; $7 adults, $3 children ages 3-9, under 3 free.

Spaghetti dinner: April 8,  3-7 p.m. at Alvernia Manor Senior Living; all you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread; for more information call 630-257-7721.

St. George Dinner: April 23, 5 p.m.; hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting at the European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem Ave.; supports the 2017 St. George Trek at Philmont Schoy Ranch; $35; RSVP by mail to Chicago Catholic Scouting, 2617 Lancelot Lane, Dyer, IN 46311; by email to debsitz@aol.com; or by phone at 708-363-6547.

FISH FRYS

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Fridays through April 7; 5:30-8 p.m., at Arlington Heights Knights of Colum­bus Hall, 15 N. Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights; $10, $5 for children 6 to 10, 5 and under free; benefits youth minis­tries at area parishes; for information call 847-255-4483 or email HolyRosa­ry4483@gmail.com.

St. Ferdinand: Fridays through April 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; complete fried and baked fish dinners; soup and pizza also available; free entertainment; phone ahead 4-7 p.m. to 773-622-3022, ext. 361, for for carry-out and drive-through service; 3131 N. Mason Ave.; follow “St. Ferdinand Fish Fry” on Facebook or visit www.SaintFerdi­nand.org for details.

St. Michael Parish Fish Fry: Fridays through April 7, 4-8 p.m. in St. Mi­chael’s School Hall, 8231 South Shore Dr., call 773-734-4921 for details.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Fridays through April 7, 4-7 p.m.; tilapia, fried shrimp, pizza, sides; adults $10-$12; children under 12 $5, fam­ily of four $28; proceeds go to local charities; take-out available; hosted by Knights of Columbus Holy Ghost Council 4977 at St. Thomas of Villa­nova Parish, 1202 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Fridays through April 7, 4:30-7 p.m. in Beyenka Hall at St. Monica Parish, 5105 N. Nottingham Ave.; April 7, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Shaughnessy Center at St. Eugene Parish, 5220 N. Canfield Ave.; fried cod, baked tilapia, fried shrimp or pasta; prices from $5.50 to $8; hosted by the Knights of Colum­bus Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II Council; contact Bob for more infor­mation at 708-369-4094 or Migon.bob@gmail.com.

St. James the Greater Parish: Fri­days through April 7, 5-7 p.m., fish or shrimp served with sides; or seafood salad; $8; carry-outs available; 22400 S. Torrence Ave., Sauk Village; for information call 708-757-2170.

St. Benedict, Blue Island: Fridays through April 7; lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., dinner 4-7:30 p.m.; adults $10, children under 12 $3; baked or fried fish, french fries, pickled beets, cole­slaw, rye bread, tartar sauce, coffee and lemonade; also available: peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ice cream cones and sundaes, pop, beer, wine and mixed drinks; for carry-outs, call ahead to 708-385-9266.

ENTERTAINMENT

J. S. Bach’s “St. John Passion”: April 2, 3 p.m., presented by  Musica Lumina Orchestra and Niles Metropolitan Chorus ” at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; free-will donation; call (847) 966-8145 for information.

EXHIBITS

LUMA spring exhibitions: “Peter Gelker: Whirligigs”; “Wayang: The Art of Indonesian Puppetry”; and “Steve Schapiro: Misericordia: Together We Celebrate” all on display through June 3 at at LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave; for more information, visit LUC.edu/luma.

GAMES

Final Four Extravaganza: April 1, starting at 4 p.m., Las Vegas-style gaming amidst the excitement of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament; craft beer tasting; raffles; tickets $60 in advance, $70 at door, include food and drink; call 708-458-6900, ext. 237, or visit www.stlaurence.com, and click on the “alumni” page.

Games/Bingo Party: April 2, doors open at noon and bingo starts at 2 p.m.; in the St. Casimir Center Auditorium, 2601 W. Marquette Road; bingo, refreshments, raffles and baked goods; $3 admission; for information, call the SSC Auxiliary at 773-349-8060.

JOB MINISTRY

St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry: March 27, 7-9:15 p.m., “An Introduction To Affinity Groups,”; Bob Podgorski will cover how being a member of an industry affinity group can elevate your job search and expand your opportunities for success; April 10, 7-9:15 p.m., “Finding Clues To Career Reinvention, presenter Peter Willert; both sessions at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates; email Podgorski at Careerguy1@gmail.com with questions.

LECTURES

Lenten Lecture Series: Thursdays through April 6, 12:10-12:50 p.m., March 30: "Temptation, Transfiguration and Trial"  with Fr. DiCicco; April 6:  "Praying the Penitential Psalms During Lent" with Fr. Derran Combs OFM; ., Ph.D.; call 312-372-5111 or visit stpetersloop.org for details.

“The Deacon, The Priest and Priestly People”: March 29, 1 p.m. registration, 1:30 p.m. lecture; with Msgr. Paul McPartlan: in the Conference Center at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple Avenue, Mundelein; $10, free for priest alumni; lunch tickets for on-campus dining hall available for purchase; visit www.usml.edu/events or 847-970-4831.

Love, Joy and Sex: Reflections on Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in a Divided Church”:  March 30, 5:30-8 p.m.; panel discussion on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, especially what it means for Catholics in the global South, in DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314B; free and open to the public; for information visit las.depaul.edu/cwcit.

“The Ecclesiology of Pope Francis”: March 30, 7 p.m.; St. Catherine of Siena Lecture offered by Massimo Faggioli; presented by the Siena Center of Dominican University in the Priory Auditorium; $10; call 708-714-9105 or visit our website to learn more: http://events.dom.edu/siena-center

“The Berrigan Brothers and the World Church”: April 5, 6-8 p.m.; Michael Baxter discusses the Berrigan brothers’ legacy of radical peace activism in DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314B; free and open to the public; for information visit las.depaul.edu/cwcit.

“Pope Francis and the Human Ecology of Healthcare”: April 5, 5-8 p.m., Integritas Institute Bioethics Symposium at 828 S. Wolcott Ave., with Columbia University neonatologist Elvira Parravicini and panel; free for University of Illinois at Chicago health care students and Catholic Medical Student Association members; general admission $50; register at integritasinstitute.org.

MEETINGS

Institute on Religious Life: Young people ages 15-25 invited to April 22 session of the annual IRL National Meeting at Mundelein Seminary; free, including lunch, for those who regis­ter in advance; meet and speak with the dozens of priests and religious in attendance; registration forms and information at www.religiouslife.com or call 847-573-8975 or email irlstaff@religiouslife.org.

“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 for more information.

Widows and Widowers:  third Saturday of the month, 2-5:30 p.m., looking for new members for Naim chapter, organization of widowed men and women who meet for friendship and support; at St. Vincent  Ferrer Church Cabrini room, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; for information, contact Virginia Mersch at 708-685-5042 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or geraldinelis@aol.com.

PILGRIMAGES

“Learning the ‘Art of Accompaniment’: A Bus Pilgrimage”: April 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to Taller de José, presentation by staff of Taller de José community resource Center; morning prayer, bus pilgrimage, lunch and reconciliation service with individual confession;  $40 per person includes transportation and lunch; must make reservations by April 5; visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org or call 312-421-3757.

REUNIONS

St. Casimir Academy/Maria High School Alumnae Association Banquet: April 1, 9:30 a.m. Mass for the Beautification of Mother Maria Kaupas in the Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road, refreshments follow; luncheon banquet for graduates of St. Casimir Academy/ Maria High School featuring classes whose year of graduation ends in 2 or 7; at Palos Country Club, Fairfield Room, 13100 Southwest Highway, Orland Park; $40; call SCA MHS Alumnae Association at 773-925-8686, ext.  7, to leave a message.

Mendel Catholic High School: April 7, 6:30 p.m. at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St.,  Oak Forest; all classes; cost $65 before April 1, $75 after April 1; for more information call Jack Vlazny at 708-403-0358, email ron Dubin at ronmendel63@hotmail.com or visit www.mendelchs.com.

Immaculata Alumnae Association: 40th annual awards luncheon, April 23, 11 a.m.; at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; Gail Hurley,  ’62, will receive the Mother Mary Frances Clarke Award for achievement and Denise Mahaney, ’67, will receive the Sr. Mary Emilita Henneberry Award for service to the alumnae association; reunion year for for classes that end in “7” and “2”; $35 per person; checks can be addressed to The Immaculata Alumnae Association and sent to Mary C. Beckman, BVM, 6142 N. California Ave., Apt. 309, Chicago, IL 60659-2784; for information, call 773-338-2211.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Annunciation Prayer Service: March 26, 2-4 p.m.; “Mary’s Move from Comfort to Courage” led by Sr. Joanne Fedewa at the Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights; light refreshments; free-will offering; RSVP to 847-577-5972.

“Growing in Grace and Holiness”: women’s morning of reflection, March 29, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; prayer, medita­tion, and time for sharing; continental breakfast and lunch will be served; $20 donation requested; hosted by Our Lady of the Angels Ministries on the Mount Assisi Campus in Lemont; RSVP by March 27 to Carrie Peters at carriepeters2@sbcglobal.net or 630-257-7844, ext 223.

“A Lenten Journey: Rediscovering Faith, Hope, and Charity”:  March 29, April 5 and April 12, 7 p.m. in St. Vincent Ferrer Parish’s Cabrini Room, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; meditations will follow the path given by Servant of God Msgr. Luigi Giussani founder of the international lay Catholic Movement Communion and Liberation; for information contact: ben.rovagnati@gmail.com.

Lenten Evening Retreat: “Soul Searching: A Lenten Evening with the Poetry of Antonio Machado,” March 29, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd., free-will donation; visitmore www.osbchicago.org/programs for details; RSVP to Sr. Virginia Jung, OSB at 773-764-2413, ext. 262 or vjung@osbchicago.org.  

Biblically Based Movie:  “In the Footsteps of St. Peter,” April 2, 12:30 p.m., documentary  takes viewers from Galilee to Rome in search of the Apostle Peter; at St. Cornelius Church, Pacocha Center, 5430 W. Foster Ave.; free, reservations not required; for information, call 773-283-5222.

“A Glimpse into the Spiritual Lives of Men”: April 8, 8 a.m.-noon; morning of reflection and prayer for men and women presented by Father Monk Malloy, president of Notre Dame University; at St. Patrick Church, 200 E. Illinois St., Lemont; contact: 360-257-4640 or stpatricklemont@sbcglobal.net

Secular Franciscan information evening: April 10, 7:15 p.m., hosted by the Northwest Franciscan Community of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Joseph’s Home, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine; prayer in the second floor Chapel, followed by a brief presentation on the Secular Franciscan Order and social time; refreshments; for information, call Sue at 847-358-3158 or email vocations@nwfranciscans.org.

“Shroud of Turin Encounter”: April 15, 10-11:30 a.m., followed by questions and lunch at 12:30 p.m.; presented by shroud expert, Russ Breault; life-size replica of the shroud available for public viewing April 10-15; at Marytown Conference Center, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville; $25 cost for April 15 event includes lunch; register by April 7; for information, email events@marytown.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Ignatian Volunteers Corps:  Seeking men and women, retired or semi-retired, over 50 years old, to serve the needy in schools and social service agencies throughout the archdiocese; members work two days a week from September through June, meet once a month to celebrate Mass and reflect on service in the Jesuit tradition; information session March 30 at St. Giles Parish Center, 1025 Columbian Way, Oak Park; to register, contact Jacqueline Fitzgerald 312-961-6206 or jfitzgerald@ivcusa.org/chicago.

POTPOURRI

Roadrunner Dash 5K run/Walk: April 1, 8:30 a.m., hosted by Nazareth Academy Alumni Association; race begins and ends at begin and end at Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park; $35 for adults and $20 for children under 14; register at www.iamathlete.com/events/roadrunner dash17.   

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive: April 2, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; at St. Theresa Parish, lower level of the Dolan Center; 455 N. Benton St., Palatine; to register for an appointment, call 877-543-3768 and use code A216

Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting Facilitator Training: for adult leaders helping scouts earn religious awards; April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 1125 Harrison Ave.,  LaGrange Park, contact Paul Szymczak at szymczaks@att.net: April 24, 7-9 p.m., at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, 6424 S. Kenneth Ave.; contact Bill Witkowsky at  wwitkowsky@sbcglobal.net; Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeast Illinois Council,  2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, contact Janet Pasquesi at mapasquesi@gmail.com.