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Anniversaries

St. Peter's Church celebrates 175 years : Yearlong celebration of St. Peter's, 110 W. Madison St., includes concerts, an art exhibition and presentations; for information contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or joannstpeters@gmail.com or visit stpetersloop.org.

Benefits

BBQ with the Bears : Dec. 12; starts at 5:30 p.m.; sponsored by Knights of Columbus Mary's Millennium Council 12801 to benefit St. John the Evangelist Parish new carpeting; in the parish center, 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood; tickets $11-$16 in advance; visit kofc12801.square.site/bears for details and tickets.

Devotions

Holy Hours for Vocations : Part of University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary's 100th anniversary celebration; each holy hour will use the historic monstrance used at the laying of the cornerstone of Mundelein's chapel in 1924 and at the eucharistic congress in 1926; Jan. 22, 2022, 11 a.m., Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, 3808 W. Iowa St.; Jan. 25, 2022, 6 p.m., St. Juliana Parish; 7201 N. Oketo Ave.; Feb. 2, 2022, 6 p.m., Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 920 Granville Ave., Park Ridge; Feb. 3, 2022, 5 p.m., Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston; Feb. 5, 2022, 9:30 a.m., St. Damian Parish, 5250 155th St.; Oak Forest; March 8, 2022, 6 p.m., St. John Paul II Newman Center, 700 S. Morgan St.; March 20, 2022, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1775 Grove St., Glenview; March 28, 7 p.m., St. Julie Billiart Parish; 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park; April 24, 2022, 3 p.m., Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; May 13, 2022, 5 p.m., Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; for more information, visit https://100.usml.edu/events.
Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration : Dec. 3-12; at Holy Guardian Angels Parish Mass daily at 7 p.m. except Sundays, rosary before and reception after every Mass; Dec. 5 Mass at 12:30 p.m.; Dec. 12 Masses at 6 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; all Masses at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield, except Dec. 6-7, which are at St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park; Bishop Kevin Birmingham to celebrate Dec. 3 Mass and Bishop Robert Casey to celebrate 12:30 p.m. Mass Dec. 12.
Prayer service for those who have lost a child : Dec. 12; 6:45 p.m.; hosted by the Elizabeth Ministry at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave.; prayer, readings, music from Northshore Opera Hour and time for reflection; all are invited to bring a keepsake for the remembrance table; light refreshments and fellowship follow; for details, contact the Elizabeth Ministry at 773-736-6060 or elizabethministry.qas@gmail.com.
Chicago March for Life Mass : Jan. 8, 2022; 4 p.m.; Mass for participants in the Chicago March for Life; Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave.; to register, visit https://marchforlifechicago.org/march.
Taizé prayer : Second Tuesday of each month, 7 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; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information or to register.

Entertainment

"Miss Nelson is Missing! The Musical" : Presented by St. Viator High School students at local venues for children; Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights; free.
"Spirit of the Holidays!" : Annual Christmas concert presented by the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in combination with the music ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Church; Dec. 12, 4 p.m.. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park; $20/$7 students/under 10 free; call 708-802-0686 or visit 708-802-0686 for tickets and information; masks required.
Catholic film series "Guadalupe" : Dec. 6 and 13, 12:15-1 p.m.; discussion after viewing; presented by Fr. Derran Combs, OFM; at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; all invited; free-will offering; for information, call 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Friars and Friends 5th Annual Christmas Concert : Dec. 9, noon to 1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church,110 W. Madison St.; all invited; suggested donation $20; livestreamed on St. Peter's YouTube Channel; for information, call 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Christmas concert featuring Michael Teolis Singers : Dec. 11; 7:30 p.m.; at Incarnation Church, 5757 W. 127th Street, Crestwood; purchase tickets at the church Welcome Center, the parish office or at the door; $10 or free for students with school ID; masks required.

Exhibits

"The Vision of Cardinal Mundelein" : Through June 30, 2022; open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mundelein Hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple Ave. (entrance on Route 45 north of Maple Avenue), to learn more about the construction and early years of the Mundelein Seminary campus through photos and artifacts; part of USML's 100th anniversary celebration; visit 100.usml.edu for details on the centennial celebration.

Lectures

Carmel High School Spiritus Series : Jan. 20, 2022, 6:30 p.m.; Linda Couri, director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership, on the "Choice Driven Life" and the pro-life movement; all talks free and open to the public at the school, 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, or streamed on the Carmel Digital Network; for details, visit carmelhs.org or call 847-566-3000.
Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series : via Zoom; Jan. 27, 2022, 7 p.m., "Raising 21st Century Teens" (in Spanish), with Ferney Ramirez; March 8, 2022, 7 p.m., "How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive Now and Later" with Michele Borba: register at www.nazarethacademy.com under 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 847-368-1712 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, 584 W. Ainslie St.; dues $10 per year; meetings end with bingo; COVID-19 protocols including masks required; for information, call 847-258-4428.

Potpourri

Virtual archdiocesan marriage preparation facilitator training : Dec. 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for all married couples feeling called to marriage ministry and interested in facilitating PreCana sessions for engaged couples; visit bit.ly/3CQUmaI to learn more or email precana@archchicago.org or call 312-534-8351 with questions.
Franciscan Friars book sale at St. Peter's Church : Dec. 15 and Dec. 16; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; featuring a diverse selection of books donated by the friars covering all areas of interest; all welcome; at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for information, call 312-372-5111 or visit stpetersloop.org.
March for Life Chicago youth rally : Jan. 8, 2022; registration opens at 8 a.m.; ends at 11:30 a.m.; for middle and high school students attending March for Life Chicago; at the Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave.; sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, $15 per person; for details and to register, visit marchforlifechicago.org/youth-rally.
March for Life Chicago : Jan. 8; 1 p.m.; begins with rally in a downtown plaza followed by approximately 1 mile walk to Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave., site of the March for Life convention, which requires free tickets; for information and to register, visit marchforlifechicago.org/march.
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

"Moving Forward in Hope" : Evening of prayer, connection and hope hosted by the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness; fourth Tuesday of the month; 7-8 p.m.; for those with mental illness or caring for someone with mental health concerns to come together to pray and share with one another; virtual meetings will cover relevant topics; for more information, contact Deacon Tom Lambert at tlambert@ourlmc.org.
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.

Volunteers

Young adults : St. Rita Parish/St. Clare Chapel is seeking 30 young adults to run open gym at St. Clare chapel, 5443 S. Washtenaw Ave.; contact Br. Chuck at cfitzsimmons@archchicago.org or 773-434-9600.
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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