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Benefits

Valentine's Day cookie exchange : Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m.; at Catholic Worker's St. Francis House, 4652 N. Kenmore Ave.; bring cookies to exchange and a donation; those who cannot donate money can donate household goods such as soap, toilet paper and canned goods; for more information or to RSVP, email sfh.chicago@gmail.com.

Craft fairs

Holy Guardian Angels Parish spring bazaar and bake sale : March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; seeking crafters; St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 S. Prairie Ave., Brookfield; for information, visit hgaparish.org or email Jane.Brencic@gmail.com.

Devotions

African American Heritage Mass : Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.; celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry; music from the Mass for Thea Bowman directed by composter Aaron Matthews; at Our Lady of Africa Parish, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd.
Requiem Mass and devotions for poor souls in purgatory : 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; hosted by the St. Odilo Purgatorial Society at the National Shrine of the Poor Souls, St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn.
Pro-life Mass : First Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.; followed by praying the pro-life rosary; at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3745 S. Paulina St.
Eucharistic adoration : Every day, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; St. Francis Borgia Parish Prince of Peace Chapel; 8033 W. Addison St.
Holy hour of healing : First Saturday of the month, 6 p.m.; led by Deacon Mike Ciciura at St. Alexander Parish, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights; for those suffering from physical, spiritual or psychological illness; includes adoration, Benediction and individual prayers of healing; for details, call 708-448-4861 or email alchurch@comcast.net.
Communal First Saturday devotion : First Saturday of every month at St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; 8:15 a.m. Fatima prayers; 9 a.m. Mass followed by 15-minute meditation; call 847-956-7020 for details.
Taizé prayer : Second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., streaming on holycrossparish.net or in person at Holy Cross Church, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield.
St. Peregrine Healing Mass : Second Saturday of the month in Spanish, third Saturday of the month in English; 11 a.m.; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information.

Games

St. Francis Borgia monthly bingo : Third Saturday of every month (except May 2023), including Sept. 17; doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo starts 6:30 p.m.; $25 for 10 regular bingos and two specials; food and raffles available; in the St. Francis Borgia Stokes Center, 8025 W. Addison St.; for information, call the school office at 773-589-1000.

Lectures

Seminar: St. Augustine's Confessions : Wednesdays, Jan. 18-March 22; 6:30-8 p.m.; hosted by St. Gergory's Hall in the St. Gregory the Great Parish Center, 5545 N. Paulina St.; 10-week seminar led by Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM, on "The Confessions" by St. Augustine; free and open to the public; for information, visit stgregoryhall.org/confessions.html or contact Mark Franzen at mfranzen@archchicago.org or 773-561-3546.
"The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, Compassionate Adolescents" : March 16; 7 p.m.; via Zoom; with Dr. Lisa Damour; part of the Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series; register by visiting nazarethacademy.com and clicking on the "parent/student" tab.

Meetings

To Be Joyful Again : First and third Thursdays of each month; 7 p.m.; non-denominational support group for widows, widowers or anyone else who has lost a significant other meets at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness; all welcome; contact Peggy Emerson at 224-595-3613 or Bob Boho at 847-438-2884 for more information.
St. Constance/St. Robert Bellarmine Young at Heart Senior Group : Second Monday of the month; doors open at 11:30 a.m., meetings usually go to 3 p.m.; spiritual and social club for seniors 60 and older; Borowczyk Hall, ground floor, 5843 W. Ainslie St.; dues $10 per year; meetings end with bingo; COVID-19 protocols including masks required; for information, call 847-258-4428.

Potpourri

Opposing assisted suicide: A Training on Talking to Lawmakers : Jan. 26, Jan. 30 or Feb. 2; all dates at 7 p.m. via Zoom; with Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois; and Dawn Fitzpatrick, senior coordinator for human dignity and solidarity for the Archdiocese of Chicago; RSVP to info@ilcatholic.org by Jan. 25 with your name, email and the date of the session you plan to attend.
Marriage preparation facilitator training : Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; for married couples who feel called to marriage ministry and are interested in facilitating PreCana sessions; to register, visit forms.office.com/r/f2PBUUyWfb; for information, email Anastasia Jakobow at ajakobowrashtchian@archchicago.org.
Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites : For confirmed, practicing Catholics 18 and older who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus and feel called to a life of prayer as a lay person in the world; to learn more, contact Margaret at 773-505-5793 or ocdschicago@gmail.com.

Spiritual Growth

Renew My Church Growing the Faith event : Feb. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.; sponsored by St. Mary of Vernon Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary of Vernon main church; 236 U.S. Hwy 45, Indian Creek; learn from representatives of religious communities how their practices can bring you closer to God' hospitality follows; for information, call 847-362-1005 or visit maryofvernon.org.
"Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew" : Book discussion at University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein; with author Deacon Keith Strohm; $45 includes three dates: Feb. 8 and 16 online and Feb. 25 in person; for details and to register visit strohmbookdiscussion.eventbrite.com.
"Cultivating Nonviolence: Harvesting Peace" : Thursdays, eight sessions beginning Feb. 9; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; in the St. James rectory, 29th Street and Wabash Ave,, or via Zoom; for more information and to register, visit bit.ly/SJNONVIOLENCE.
Christian meditation : Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; facilitated online with Cenacle Sr. Anelie Arao, practicing the meditation form taught by Christian meditation pioneer Fr. John Main; free; to register, visit cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs.
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Include time, date, place, address and contact phone number (with area code).
  • Information will be listed at least one issue before the date of the event and information must be received at least two weeks before publication of that issue.
Mail your notice to:
Around the Archdiocese
Chicago Catholic
835 North Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
fax 312.534.7330

editorial@chicagocatholic.com

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