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Craft fairs

St. Julian Eymard Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair : Dec. 7-8; 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; vendors and crafters wanted; for information, email mdonahue@stjulianeymard.org.
St. Hugh Christmas Bazaar : Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Hugh's Keating Hall, 4346 Prescott Ave., Lyons; sponsored by Society of Catholic Women; games, raffle baskets and drawings, hot lunch for purchase; for information, call 708-447-3108.

Devotions

Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik : Dec. 21; 9 a.m.; Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; Dec. 21; 5 p.m.; St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen; for information, call 630-243-3600.
Mass for beatification of Venerable Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir : Dec, 7; 9:30 a.m.; St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; celebrant Rev. Stanley Rataj, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church; refreshments follow; for information, call 773-776-1324.
Advent Prayer Service : Dec. 8; 2 p.m.; Sisters of the Living Word, Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights; for information, call 847-577-5972 or visit slw.org.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass : Dec.12; 1:15 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; festive Mass with reception to follow; for information, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Mass at Comboni Mission Center : Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Comboni Mission Center Chapel; 1615 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park; ample on street parking; for information, call 708-354-1999.
Daily eucharistic adoration : Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite Ave.; for information, call 773-286-2950.
First Friday All-Night Eucharistic Adoration : First Friday of every month, 8:30 a.m. through Saturday 7:45 a.m. (prior to 8 a.m. Mass); St Theresa Day Chapel, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine; for info email pierre.zermatten@kofc.org or call 847-323-0914.
Eucharistic adoration : Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite; For additional, call 773-286-2950.
First Friday devotions to the Sacred Heart: : first Friday of each month, 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by eucharistic adoration; second Thursday of the month 10 a.m. Mass followed by eucharistic adoration at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 3051 N. Christiana Ave.; call 708-489-6055 for information.
First Saturday of the month Mass and pro-life rosary: : Each First Saturday of the month, 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by the pro-life rosary at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 3745 S. Paulina St.; for information, contact the parish office at 773-523-3917.
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.
Preghiera a Padre Pio : Every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.; St. Padre Pio prayer group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine, 1101 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park; for information, call the rectory at 708-344-4140.
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 stjuliana.org/events/item/334-youth or call 773-631-4127.
Mother Teresa Sundays at St. Bride Church : Third Sunday of each month at St. Bride Parish, 7801 S. Coles Ave.; veneration of a first-class relic of St. Theresa of Kolkata and prayers for vocations at the conclusion of Mass; visit st-bride.org.
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 pwawire@stjameswabash.org.
St. Michael League Masses : for first responders including law enforcement and military, and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; 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, 10:30 a.m. Polish Mass and 12:15 p.m. Spanish 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 tarnietta@yahoo.com.
Eucharistic Adoration : Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; St. Richard Church, 5030 S. Kostner Ave.; Divine Mercy prayed before benediction; for information, call 773-585-1221.

Entertainment

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols : Dec. 15; 5:30 p.m.; St. Julian Eymard, 601 E. Biesterfield, Elk Grove Village; includes Benediction and exposition; Fr. Brian Kean presider; free; for information, call 847-593-8938.
St. Bernadette Christmas Concert : Dec. 15; 3 p.m.; St. Bernadette, 9343 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park; featuring classical organ music and a sing-a-long, with performances by parish choir and pastor Fr. Benedykt Pazdan; for information, call 708-422-8995.
Cardinal's Christmas Concert : Dec. 22; 2 p.m.; Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road; free seating and parking available on a first come, first serve basis; for information, call Deborah Kozak 312-534-7615.
St. Christopher/St. Emeric Christmas Concert : Dec. 29; 6 p.m.; St. Christopher Church, 147th & Keeler, Midlothian; performance includes combined adult choirs, St. Christopher Children’s Choir and Living Stones Choir accompanied by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Phil and Amy Switalski; refreshments follow concert; free-will offering; for information, call 708-687-3302.
Comedian Vito Zetto : Jan. 5; 1:30 p.m.; St. Joseph School Hall, 5641 S. 73rd Ave., Summit; sponsored by Ladies of the Rosary; $20, includes lunch, snacks and soft drinks; for information, call 708-458-0501.

Festivals

St. Viator Winterfest : Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; St. Viator Recreation Center, 3644 N. Kedvale Ave.; ice skating rink, Mistletoe Market indoor craft fair, fresh wreaths and trees, jumpy house, movies, food and drinks; for information, visit stviatorchicago.org.

Games

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.

Lectures

Themes, Customs and Messages of Advent : Dec. 3, 10, 17; 12:10 to 1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; free will offering; for information, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Life Beyond Death : Dec. 15; 12:15 p.m.; Kyte Hall, room 2, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; Fr. Thomas O'Meara, OP, professor emeritus of theology at the University of Notre Dame; for information, email office@svfparish.org.
The Church’s Responsibility: Teach, Govern and Sanctify : Jan. 5; noon; St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview; Fr. Paul Stein, pastor of St. Frances of Rome, Cicero, to speak on “The Church: Mystery, Marks and Mission"; free-will offering; refreshments provided; for information, call 847-826-4704.

Meals

St. Nicholas Pancake Breakfast: : Dec. 1; after 10 a.m. Mass, St. Thomas More Church basement, 2825 W. 81st St.; free will offering; toy raffle; bring camera for photo with St. Nick; for information, email stmrc@comcast.net or call 733-436-4444.
Vilia Dinner : Dec. 15; 2 p.m.; St. Simon the Apostle, 5135 S. California Ave.; sponsored by the parish Slovak community; $25/adults; $10/ children ages 5 to 12; tickets available at parish office until Dec. 8; for information or to purchase tickets, call 773-436-1045.
St. Alphonsus Pancake Breakfast : Dec 15; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Alphonsus Festival Hall, 1429 W. Wellington Ave.; $10/breakfast; $7/photo with Santa; family packages (include breakfast and photo with Santa): $20/family of two, $5 per each additional family member; free/children 2 and under; for information, call 773-525-0709.
St. Hugh Breakfast with Santa : Dec. 15; 8 a.m. to noon; St. Hugh Auditorium, 4346 Prescott Ave., Lyons; $6/adults; $3/children 12 and under; free/3 and under; photo with Santa $2; for information or tickets, call 708-447-3108.

Meetings

“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 Pat at 847-217-4624 or Bob at 847-438-288 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 geraldineliss48@gmail.com.

Potpourri

Who Will Fill These Shoes? : Dec. 27; 5 to 8:30 p.m.; University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein; a vocation event for high school young men and their parents that includes fellowship prayer and dinner with seminarians and priests; for information or to register, visit vocations.archchicago.org/events/who-will-fill-these-shoes.
Stories of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan : through Jan. 5; Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave.; nativity scenes from more than 40 countries and features a Chicago nativity complete with the Chicago skyline and Holy Name Cathedral; free; Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1; for information, visit LUC.edu/LUMA.
Navigating Divorce : Sundays; 9:15 to to 10:15 a.m.; Haggerty Center, St. Mary of the Lake, 4220 N. Sheridan Road; free adult Catholic divorce healing session with facilitator Dr. Milt Kobus; for information, visit drmilt.com.
Scholarship available : The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women offers a $1,000 per year scholarship renewable for four years to a young Catholic woman, currently a high school senior; rules/criteria and application are available for download at www.accwchicago.org/scholarship; deadline for submission is March 20; call the ACCW office at 312-534-8330 with questions.
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.

Retreats

Catholic Professionals of Illinois Advent Retreat : Nov. 30: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; St. James at Sag Bridge, 10600 Archer Ave., Lemont; Fr. Bruce Wren, L.C. presents "The Meaning of Christmas Becomes the Meaning for our Life"; Mass and confessions included; boxed lunches available for purchase; for information, visit facebook.com/pg/catholicprofessionalsil/events.
Tailgating With God: Encountering Jesus in Our Everyday Lives : Jan. 17-19; men's weekend of reflection at Joseph and Mary Retreat House on the grounds of Mundelein Seminary, 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein; with Deacon Mark Duffey; includes prayer, presentations and quiet time; $250 includes lodging and meals; to register or for details, contact Jen Cummings at jcummings@josephandmaryretreat.org or 847-566-6060,

Reunions

Our Lady of the Snows All-School Reunion : April 18, 2020; 3 p.m. school open house; 5 p.m. Mass; 7 p.m. dinner dance; Mayfield Banquet Hall, 6072 S. Archer; for information, call Maria (Cooky) Perez-Eraci at 708-370-3674.

Spiritual Growth

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Advent Recollection : Dec. 10; 6 p.m.; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym, 22nd Avenue and Cortez, Melrose Park; sponsored by Altar and Rosary Society; Mass followed by dinner and reflection from Fr. Ed Shea, OFM; $15; for tickets or information, call 708-344-4140.
Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Advent Reflection : Dec. 14; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1224 W. Lexington St.; "Prophetic Actions that Pave the Way: Preparing Hearts and Hands for Christ’s Good News" with Christina R. Zaker, director of Field Education for Catholic Theological Union; $25, includes lunch; for information, call 312-421-3757.
Advent Communal Penance Service : Dec.17; 12:15 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for information, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
In Psalms: The School of Prayer : 12 sessions starting Jan. 6; 7 to 9 p.m.; St. Cletus Parish Center, 600 W. 55th St., LaGrange; $30/workbook; for information, call Deb Wroblewski at 815-474-6237.
"Walking With Purpose" : Tuesday mornings; 9-10:30 a.m.; St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington; for women of all ages; child care available; for information, email karinlovejoy@mac.com or visit walkingwithpurpose.com.

Volunteers

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 volchicago@littlesistersofthepoor.org.
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 tjones@gotwc.org.
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-based non-profit provides food and personal items to the city's homeless and needy through a unique voucher program; seeking volunteers to help with publicity, especially social media; for information visit chicagoshares.org.
Parenting for Non-Violence : Organization formed to stop inner-city violence before it starts by providing parents with evidence-based parenting skills; currently in need of these volunteers: photo journalist, program development, grant writers and editors, and researchers for the Parent Resource Committee; for more information, contact tgill@parenting4noniolence.org or 708-321-0311.
Domestic Violence Outreach : New ministry of St. Philip Neri Parish, 2132 E. 72nd St.; ministry will function as a resource center for women, children and family members who are impacted by violence; for information, contact Brennetta Glass at 773-423-1395.
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 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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