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Holy Family Parish 160th anniversary : Year concludes with a celebration at the 9:45 a.m. Mass July 15 at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road; all are invited to gather on May Street next to the church following the Mass for coffee and treats from the Misericordia bakery truck; for more information, visit or call 312-492-8442.

Craft fairs

Holiday Faire : July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and July 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on the grounds of St. James Sag Bridge Church, 106000 S. Archer Ave.; crafts, gifts, one-of-a-kind items; table rental begins at $60, applications and payment due by June 29; for details, visit
St. Thomas Becket Parish Picnic and Craft Fair : Aug. 19, noon to 5 p.m.; crafters and advertisers wanted; table space $25 includes two chairs, tables $10 more; for information contact or 847-827-9220; at St. Thomas Becket Parish, 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect.


Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : July 21, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; also July 21, 5 p.m., at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen; call 630-243-3600.
Installation of the relic of St. Rita of Cascia : July 21, 7 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop John Manz, at St. William Parish, 2600 N. Sayer Ave.; includes installation of a relic given by the convent in Cascia, Italy; Mass in English, Spanish and Polish; for information, call 773-637-6565 or visit
Summer Backyard Mass and Baggo for Separated/Divorced Catholics : Aug. 7, 6 p.m.; at 1915 N. Pinetree Drive, Arlington Heights; hosted by St. James Divorce Ministry with Fr. Matt Foley presiding; bring your lawn chair and pit luck appetizers, snacks or desserts; baggo Games and social following Mass; for information, contact Deacon Jim Bannon at or 224-345-7200 or Susan Weres at 847-322-1400.
Renewal of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary : Aug. 11 begins week of spiritual preparation with 8 a.m. Mass, 8:30 a.m. rosary, 9 a.m. “Messages of Fatima” with Fr. Jim Presta; 10 a.m. exposition of Blessed Sacrament and confessions, 11:45 a.m. benediction; Aug. 18, celebration of the anniversary of parish shrine and renewal of consecration; 11 a.m. Mass followed by neighborhood procession; at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; call 847-867-3908.
Blessing with Franciscan relics : first Friday of each month following 8 a.m. Spanish Mass and first Sunday of each month following 9:30 a.m. English Mass and 11:30 a.m. Spanish Mass; includes relics of Bl. Fr. Solanus Casey OFM Capuchin; at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, 5443 S Washtenaw Ave.; call 773-436-4422 for details.
Healing Mass : every last Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 8235 S. South Shore Drive; call 773-734-4921 for details.
Teen Mass and ministry : Second Sunday every month, Teen Mass at 5 p.m. in the church followed by pizza and fun until 8 p.m. in the Donald Ahearn Center at St. Juliana Parish, 7201 N. Oketo Ave.; for information please visit or call 773-631-4127.
First Friday adoration : All-night adoration from Friday 8:30 a.m. the first Friday of the month to Saturday 8 a.m. at St. Theresa, adoration others Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 455 N. Benton St., Palatine, 847-323-0914.
Eucharistic adoration : First Saturday of each month, following 8 a.m. Mass, with rosary, confessions, and Benediction; St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake St., River Forest, 708-771-8250.
Latin Mass at St. Odilo : Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 2244 East Avenue, Berwyn; music for June 3 includes Gounod's Missa Brevis; Ave Verum, Mozart; Panis Angelicus, Franck; Holy God We Praise Thy Name.
First Friday eucharistic adoration : Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott, starting with Mass at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with exposition until 7:30 p.m. and Benediction.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : Mondays, noon-8 p.m. with Benediction at 7:45 p.m. in St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster Ave., 773-775-2832.
First Friday Adoration : 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Martha, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove, 3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Rosary for Life, 847-965-0261.
Eucharistic Adoration : first Fridays, 7 p.m. to midnight, at St. James Parish Hall (behind school), 2912 S. Wabash Ave.; contact Peter at
St. Michael League Masses : for first responders including law enforcement and military, May 16 and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; May 28 and fourth Sundays of the month at 10 a.m. at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., refreshments follow.
Tridentine Mass : Sundays at noon at St. Thomas More Church, 8100 S. California Ave.; call 773-436-4444.
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.
Eucharistic Adoration : Thursdays, following 8 a.m. Mass until 6:45 p.m., St. Ferdinand Church, 5900 W. Barry Ave., 773-622-5900.
Eucharistic Adoration : weekdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pauline Books and Media Chapel, 172 N. Michigan Ave., 312-346-4902.
Filipino Bilingual Mass : celebrated in Tagalog and English, on first and third Sundays of each month at 5 p.m., St. Mary of Celle Church, 1428 S. Wesley Ave., Berwyn, 708-788-0876.
St. Albert the Great Parish : eucharistic adoration, daily, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, 8000 S. Linder, Ave., Burbank, 708-423-0321.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : Mondays, noon-8 p.m. with Benediction at 7:45 p.m. in St. Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster Ave., 773-775-2832.
First Friday Adoration : 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Martha, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove, 3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Rosary for Life, 847-965-0261.
Holy Hour for Vocations : Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 4812 S. Leamington Ave., Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. at St. Jane de Chantal, 53rd Street and McVicker Ave.
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 or email


"The Hunting Ground" : Aug. 2, 6:45 p.m., screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary about sexual assault on college campuses; in St. Thomas Becket parish hall, 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect.
St. Barbara Classic Car Show : Aug. 18, 1-8 p.m., hosted by the St. Barbara Holy Name Society in conjunction with the Chicago Police Departmet's 9th District CAPS organization; about 100 classic cars, police cars, roadside emergency kits, coloring books for kids; the Young Guns will play country hits 6-8 p.m.; for more details, visit


Loyola University Museum of Art summer exhibitions : July 3 through Oct. 20; "Following the Box," "Folded Map" and "Celestial House" investigate themes of memory and space at home and abroad; summer exhibition opening reception July 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; at at LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave.; for more details, visit


St. Symphorosa Family Fest : July 12, 6-10 p.m.; July 13, 5-11 p.m.; July 14, 1-11 p.m.; July 15, 1-10 p.m.; entertainment includes Sixteen Candles on July 12, Maggie Speaks on July 13; Harbingers Ball on July 14; and Bacchanal and One of These Nights on July 15; four-day megapasses for rides available at parish office, 6135 S. Austin Ave., through July 11; visit for details.
St. Mary of the Annunciation Country Fest : Aug. 5, 1-7 p.m, at 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein; featuring locally raised pork procured from the Lake County Fair and roasted on site by Beelow Farms, along with generous servings of roasted corn from Didier Farms, baked beans, potato salad, and fresh tomatoes; meal tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under; additional food items and craft beer available for purchase; activities include bingo, children’s games, hay rides, face painting, music with a D.J., antique car and tractor exhibits, baggo games, silent and live auctions; admission to the festival grounds and most children's games are free; for information, visit or call 847-223-0010.
Odilo-Palooza : Aug. 26, noon-7 p.m., at St. Odilo Parish; music, pig roasts, Mexican food, beverages, a bouncy house and mechanical bull; at St. Odilo Parish, 23rd Street and East Avenue, Berwyn; call the rectory at 708-484-2161 for more information.
St. Michael Community Carnival-Carnaval San Miguel : Sept. 7,8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the church parking lot at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 8235 S. South Shore Drive; call 773-734-4921 for details. .


St. Barbara Thursday Bingo : 6:30 p.m., 2859 S. Throop St., call 312-835-5411 for details.
St. Gerald’s Bingo : 7 p.m. Friday nights, doors open at 4:30 pm.; Dou­ble Q, Hot Ball, Count Out, Bull’s Eye, Green Coverall, pull tabs, good food and free coffee; weekly raffle drawings, quarterly loyalty drawings; 93rd Street and Central Avenue, Oak Lawn; call 708-422-2194.
Tuesday Night Bingo : games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773-779-7181.


Kolbe conference : Aug. 11, noon to 6 p.m., at he Marytown Conference Center, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville; with speakers Fr. Cliff Ermatinger and Tim Glemkowski; Kolbe Award honoress Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield; includes lunch and closing reception; $50 per person, $450 for group of 10; registration required by Aug. 6; for information or to register, visit


Secular Franciscan Fraternity : Forming at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway; anyone interested in the lay order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi for people living in the world can call Fr. Bob at 773-561-5343.
Lay Dominican chapter : St. Pius V bilingual lay Dominican chapter looking for members who want to learn and live the pillars of prayer, ministry, study and community; meets last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at St. Pius V School, 1919 S. Ashland Ave.; for information, text Carmen Maria at 773-745-0854 or call Fr. Santiago at 312-226-6161.
“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 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 708-639-4674 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or


St. Kateri's Closet : donate First Communion dresses and suits for families to borrow and return at no cost to them; Communion attire can be sent to St, Hugh Parish, Lyons, or schedule a pickup by calling Amanda at 708-826-0405 or for more information call 708-447-3108.
Run with the Nuns 5K : Oct. 14, 8 a.m.; on the Mount Assisi Campus, Lemont; $40, $20 for children 12 and under with an adult; runners and walkers welcome; visit for details or to register.
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.


Liturgy and Luncheon for Vocational Discernment : July 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave.; for single women 17-35 who are discerning the consecrated religious life or are interested in learning more about it; no fee; register by July 17 at or 773-484-8444; early registration appreciated.
2018 Weekend of Reflection Radical Faith: Hope for an Inclusive Church : Oct. 26-28 at Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; for more information and to register, please visit


St. Laurence High School Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion : Sept. 21-23; Sept. 21 dinner, football game, $20; Sept. 22: reunion dinner/open bar at European Chalet on Archer and Harlem avenues, $50; Sept. 23: Mass at St. Laurence, brunch and tour, $10; spouses and significant others welcome; to RSVP, or for more information, please visit or on Facebook, "St. Laurence High School Class of 1968.”
St. Genevieve Class of 1968 : Looking for members of class for reunion on Sept. 23; contact: St. Genevieve class of 1968 group on Facebook.
Seeking graduates from Mercy High School class of 1968 : for an Oct. 6 50th reunion; contact
St. Bartholomew School Class of 1968 : seeking members for 50th reunion Oct. 12, 6-11 p.m., at Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge; send check by March 15 for $75 per person made payable to: St Bart’s ‘68 Reunion, c/o Kathy Green-Seiwert, 6571 N. Avondale, Chicago, IL 60631.

Rummage sales

St. Martha Church/Shrine of All Saints Rummage Sale : July 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; July 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July 15, noon to 4 p.m.; 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; eight classrooms of all types of gently used merchandise; food available; for information, call 847-965-0262 or email
Rummage and Bake Sale : July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the St. Constance Woman’s Club, 5843 W. Strong Street, in Borowczyk Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie St.; to get details and register, contact Roberta at 321-444-2278 or email
St. Joseph Parish : July 20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; hosted by the Ladies of the Rosary from St Joseph Parish, Summit ; proceeds benefit parish and school; seeking donations of clothes, accessories, jewelry, games, arts and craft items, books, shoes, toys, puzzles, glasses, dishes, small appliances, kitchenware, baskets, Christmas and other holiday items and small furniture; no large items, TV's, computers or other electronics; drop-off times July 17 and July 18, 9 a.m. to noon and 3-7 p.m.; in Centennial Hall, 5641 S. 73rd Ave., Summit.
St. Nicholas Parish : July 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 806 Ridge Ave., Evanston; two buildings full of goods including furniture, clothing, athletic equipment, antiques, tools, electronics and computers, other items; cash and credit cards accepted; numbers distributed to those in line at 7 a.m.; donations accepted July 13-18; food, including authentic Mexican specialties, will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; for information, call Sister Christina Fuller at 847-864-1185 ext. 23, email or visit

Spiritual Growth

YAM Lake County Theology on Tap Lineup : July 15, Deacon Allen Tatara, "When Is Enough Enough?", Fatman's, 36309 N. Skokie Hwy., Gurnee; July 29 , John Janson, "Building a Culture of Life," Fatman's, Gurnee; Aug. 5, Bishop George Rassas, "Current Events in the Church," Pizzeria Deville, 404 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; Aug. 19, Fr. John Kartje, "Apostolic Science: How Faith & Science Can Change the World," Pizzeria Deville, Libertyville; pizza and socializing start at 6:30 p.m., speakers start at 7 p.m., followed by Q and A.
Summer Bible Camp : July 16-20, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; at St. Julian Eymard Parish, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; for age 4 through fifth grade; $60 per child includes T-shirt, daily snack and Friday picnic; call 847-593-8938; registration form on the School of Religion website at
"Beyond Belief": Ongoing Faith Formation for Catholic Adults : fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at Annunciata Parish rectory, 11128 S. Avenue G; upcoming topics include: July 24, the Catholic Mass; Aug. 28, "The Power of Silence"; Sept. 25, "How not to Convert a Person to Catholicism – A Personal Conversion Story"; for information, call Dorothy at 773-978-1059.


Little Sisters of the Poor : Seeking volunteers for a variety of needs, seven days a week, at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., one block west of DePaul University; for information, contact the volunteer coordinator at 773-935-9600, ext. 221 or email
Women’s Center : Main office at 5116 N. Cicero Avenue, is looking for volunteers to answer phones and other tasks, call Terry Jones at 773-794-4771 or email
Providence Soup Kitchen : hours available Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., underneath St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Noble Street and Evergreen Avenue, contact Sr. Florine Licavoli at 773-558-9258.
Chicago Shares : Chicago-area non-profit with ties to several faith communities helping homeless/needy with a voucher program, looking for volunteers to help with publicity, espe­cially social media; for information visit or contact Ron Polaniecki at, or 312-573-4494.
Parenting for Non-Violence : Organization formed to stop inner city violence before it starts by providing parents with understanding of child development and with evidence-based parenting skills; board is currently in need of a volunteer to maintain website and develop social media as well as a corresponding secretary; other opportunities are available for interested parties; contact or 708-321-0311 for information.
Northside Latin Progress : needs volunteers for a variety of tasks to assist immigrant men with wage theft, medical and immigration advice, as well as providing clothing and other supplies; call Mrs. G. Moore at 312-343-0844.
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
  • Include time, date, place, address and contact phone number (with area code).
  • Column space will determine what can be included.
  • 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