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125th Anniversary of the Feast of Mount Carmel : April 21, 6 p.m.; banquet to kick off the 125th anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Melrose Park; at Elmcrest Banquet Hall in Elmwood Park; evening includes cocktails, dinner, awards, dancing; $65 tickets can be purchased from the rectory, 708-344-4140 for details.


Shrine of Our Lady or Guadalupe First Annual Gala : April 7, 6 p.m. to midnight, at Meridian Banquet and Conference Center, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows; $75; purchase tickets at; for information call 847-294-1806.
Building for the Future Scholarship Dinner : April 13, 6:30 p.m., at Elmcrest Banquets by Biancalana, 7370 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park; benefiting Guerin Prep High School; $100; RSVP by March 30; call 708-437-4734 or email
MAMRE, Inc. Dinner Dance : April 22, 5:30-10 p.m. at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace; $65; proceeds support archdiocesan workers in Spred (Special Religious Development), enabling children and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in parish life; for reservations, call Bonnie at 312-919-4936.

Craft fairs

Spring Fest Craft Show : April 7, 4:30-7 p.m., and April 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Shea Hall at St. Julian Eymard Parish, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village.


Taize prayer service : March 28, 7 p.m., at St. Malachy + Precious Blood Church, 2248 W. Washington Blvd.; all welcome.
Stations of the Cross : Fridays of Lent, 5 p.m. in Polish, 6:30 p.m. in English; at at St. Richard Church, 5030 S. Kostner Ave.; Lenten dinners in church hall 4:30-6:30 p.m.; call 773-585-1221 for details.
Total Consecration to Mary : preparation for total consecration to Mary according to St. Louis Marie de Montfort begins March 7 for 33 days of prayer, each day representing one year in the life of Christ; collective Consecration will take place at April 9 at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; for information, call 847-217-9819.
Lent 2018: What is your heart seeking? : March 21, noon to midnight, spend time in adoration and meditation and receive the sacrament of reconciliation at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich; child care provided between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.; call 847-438-6622 with questions.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : March 17, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; March 17, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen St.; call 630-243-3600.
Anointing/Healing Mass : March 17, 11 a.m., at St. Richard Church, 5030 S. Kostner Ave.; call 773-585-1221 for details.
Legion of Mary Acies : March 24, 1:45 p.m.; Chicago Senatus Acies ceremony: rosary, Marian consecration and Benediction ;Nativity B.V.M. Church, 6900 S. Washtenaw Ave.; for information contact Mark Czyzewski at 312-934-1349 or
Divine Mercy Novena and Celebration : Novena March 30-April 7 at 3 p.m. in Queen of Martyrs Adoration Chapel, 10240 S. St. Louis Ave., Evergreen Park; Divine Mercy Sunday celebration, April 8, begins at 2:30 p.m.; in Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park; eucharistic adoration, Benediction; Divine Mercy prayers; veneration of relic; 4 p.m. Mass.
He Lives! Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King, Jr. 50th Anniversary Commemoration : April 4, 5:30 p.m. artiste reception; 7 p.m. prayer service; St. Ailbe Church, 91st Street and Stony Island Avenue; RSVP required for artist reception; 312-577-0475 or
Mass for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, : April 7, 9:30 a.m., in the St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; the 78th anniversary of Mother Maria’s death will also be commemorated; Fr. Kurt Boras, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Lemont, will celebrate; light refreshments; all invited; for information, call 773-776-1324.
Divine Mercy Sunday : April 8, 1:45-2:45 p.m., confessions; 1:45 p.m., children's rosary in Spanish; 2:15 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet; 3 p.m., Divine Mercy Sunday Mass; at St. Barbara Parish, 4008 Prairie Ave. Brookfield.
Divine Mercy Sunday : April 8, 2:30 p.m.; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary, veneration of relic St. Faustina at St. Jane de Chantal Church, corner of 53rd Street andMcVicker Avenue; Divine Mercy parish mission by Fr. Matthew Bonk, CSsR, follows April 9-11 at 7 p.m. in the church, with an additional talk on April 11 at 6:10 p.m. for the religious education children and their families.
Divine Mercy Sunday Mass : April 8, 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Woods Church, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park; celebrated by Fr. Michael Foley; call 708-460-6021 for information.
Consecration to Jesus through Mary : April 9, 6:30 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; with a a collective consecration to Jesus through Mary on the solemnity of the Annunciation; Benediction and rosary following.
Mass of Remembrance for deceased children of all ages : April 10, 7 p.m.; hosted by the Bereavement Ministry of Santa Maria del Popolo Parish in the Chapel, Route 45 & West Crystal Street, Mundelein; all family members and friends are welcome; parking is available behind the rectory and in the Lake Street parking lot; refreshments and fellowship follow; for information please call the Bereavement Ministry at 847-949-5260 or 847-949-5094.
Mass for couples married Holy Family Church : April 15, 9:45 a.m.; Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road is seeking couples married in the historic church to attend the Mass as part of its 160th anniversary celebration; children and granchildren of those married at Holy Family also welcome; reception follows; for information, call 312-492-8442 or visit
Divorce Ministry Mass for Separated, Divorced & Annulled Catholics : April 15, 7 p.m., with Fr. Matt Foley celebrating; in St. James Chapel, 820 N. Arlington Road, Arlington Heights (across the street from the church); enter center doorway from the parking lot behind the parish center; light refreshments and social follow; for information, contact Deacon Jim Bannon at or call 224-345-7200.
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.
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, 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 4812 S. Leamington Ave., Thursdays 5:30-6:30 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


"Shamrockin’ at Rice" : March 17, 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Brother Rice Alumni Mothers’ Club with the band Infinity in the Brother Rice High School main gym; age 21 and over only; tickets $20 in advance, $30 at door; for more information and to purchase advance tickets, visitt
"Song of Mark" : March 18, 3 p.m., musical version of the Gospel of Mark presented by the music ministry of St. Isaac Jogues Parish; 8149 W. Golf Road, Niles; free-will offering benefits parish outreach ministry; for information, call 847-967-1060 or email
Mozart’s “Requiem” : Palm Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m.; presented by the Chicago Chorale and the Haymarket Orchestra at St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park Road; reserved seating $35, general seating $25, students $15; call 773-306-6195, or visit
27th Annual D-Final Event : April 2, starting at 6 p.m.; Chicago’s largest college basketball championship watch party, induction into the De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame; in the De La Salle Institute Parmer Activity Center, 3434 S. Michigan Ave.; $35 in advance, $40 at door; unlimited food and drinks; tickets available at; for information, contact Carl Willingham at or call 312-842-7555 ext. 146.
Midday Music : Wednesdays of the Easter season at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope, 9711 W. Devon Ave, Rosemont; arstists include: April 4, Colleen Ortega, organ; April 11, Amy Speek, mezzo-soprano; April 18, Rose Ernst, flute; April 25, Anna Belle O’Shea, flute; Barbara Murphy-Sanders, piano: May 2, Joanna Bryk-Roberts, violin; May 9, Andrea Bartolomeo, organ; May 16, Anatoliy Torchinskiy, piano; free-will offering; for information call 847-825-4673 or
“Raising The Roof” : April 6-7, starting at 6 p.m., in St. William Parish's Liebrich Hall, 2559 N. Sayre Ave.; $10 ticket includes pasta dinner, Danny Parkins and Dan McNeil of 670 the Score, live music and comedy from the Harlem Nights Players; 21 and over; tickets available at the St. William rectory, 2600 N. Sayre Ave., and at the door; for more information, call 773-637-6565.

Fish frys

Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council : Fridays Feb. 16 through March 23; 5-8 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3954 at 365 Surryse Rd., Lake Zurich; $13 adults, $9 seniors, call 847-847-7808 for details.
Knights of Columbus Holy Ghost Council : Fridays Feb. 16 and 23 and March 9, 16 and 23, 4-7 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Holy Ghost Council 4977 at the Rowley Activity Center of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine; adults $10; fish plus five fried shrimp, $12; children under 12, $5; family of four, $28.00; proceeds to aid local charities; email Grand Knight Bruce Alesi at
St. Ferdinand : Fridays Feb. 16 through March 23; 4:30-7:30 p.m.; dinners $8-$9.50, variety of fish and other dishes available; in St. Ferdinand School Hall, 3115 N. Mason Ave.; order for drive-through or walk-in pickup by calling 773-622-3022; for more information, visit, follow St. Ferdinand Fish Fry on Facebook or email
Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council : Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 23; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N. Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights; $10 adults, $5 children under 12; 5 and under free; for more information, call 874-255-4483.
St. Benedict, Blue Island : Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 23; lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner 4-7 p.m.; 2339 York St., Blue Island; $10; call 708-385-8510 for details.
Our Lady of Loretto Women's Guild : Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 23, 4:30-7 p.m.; fish dinner $9; shrimp or shrimp and fish, $11; in the Our Lady of Loretto B building, 8925 S. Kostner Ave.
St. Michael (South Shore) : Fridays through March 23, at St. Michael the Archangel School Hall, 8231 S. South Shore Drive; serving Mexican and Afro-Caribbean dishes 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; American dishes 4-8 p.m.
St. Albert the Great : Fridays through March 23, 4-7:30 p.m. in the church basement, 5555 W. State Road, Burbank; kids meals $5, dinners $8-$13; call 708-423-0321 for details.
Knights of Columbus Divine Mercy Council : Feb. 23 and March 23, 4-7 p.m.; in the lower level of St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee; all-you-can-eat fish, french fries, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, salad; bring a dessert to share; advance tickets $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children ages 4-12; $1 more at door.


Games/Bingo Party : April 15; doors open at noon and bingo begins at 2 p.m.; hosted by the Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Casimir in the St. Casimir Center Auditorium, 2601 W. Marquette Road; refreshments and baked goods available; admission $3; for information, call the SSC Auxiliary at 773-349-8060.
Trivia Night : April 28, dinner at 5:30 p.m., "Through the Decades" trivia contest starts at 7 p.m.; benefiting Southwest Chicago Homeless Services; at St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western Ave.; $45 includes buffet dinner; cash bar; for information, contact Karyn Perkins at 773-737-7070 or
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.

Job Ministry

St. Hubert Job Ministry April events : “Creating Competitive Advantage,” April 12; “Casual Networking Night -- with GURUs," April 26; both 7-9:15 p.m. in the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; Resume Review, March 19, 7-9 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 502 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood; bring your resume for a one-on-one personal evaluation by one of six HR, search or career counselors who will be on hand; for more information, email Bob Podgorski at
St. Hubert Job Ministry March events: : St. Hubert Job Ministry March events: “Getting Employee Referrals,” March 12; “Doubling Your Interviews,” March 26; both 7-9:15 p.m. in the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; Resume Review, March 17, 9-11 a.m., at Village Presbyterian Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook; bring your resume for a one-on-one personal evaluation by one of six HR, search or career counselors who will be on hand; for more information, email Bob Podgorski at


Thomas Merton on Discipleship : March 18, 2 p.m.; John Ostenburg on “Where the Spirit of Christ Reigns, Then There Is A Supernatural Respect for All”; hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society in the Rectory Assembly of Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; free-will donation; refreshments served; ample parking; for information, contact Mike at 773-447-3989.
"The Facts of Life" : March 18, 2-4 p.m.; the Respect Life Ministry of St. James Parish hosts Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, director of education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center, who will give two talks: "The Gift of Human Life: Begotten Not Made" and "Ethical Decision Making in Sickness and End of Life Situations"; in the St. James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road,Arlington Heights; contact Marybeth or Mike Schoenwald at or 847-392-5506 for information; free-will offering.
Annulment Workshop/Information Night : March 20, 7 p.m.; to answer questions Catholics might have about annulments; in the O'Brien Room of the St. James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; for information contact Deacon Jim Bannon at or call 224-345-7200.
“The Future of the Church: Growth or Decline?” : March 20, 6:30 p.m.; Fr. Louis Cameli, archbishop’s delegate for Formation and Mission in the Archdiocese of Chicago; at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave.; free; hosted by the Holy Name Cathedral Faith Formation Commission; register for Boost Your Beliefs-Evenings of Evangelization at
Beyond Virtue: Ethical Considerations in the Financing of Healthcare : April 4, 12:45 p.m.; U.I.C. College of Dentistry, 810 S. Paulina Ave.; Lecture Hall North, fourth floor; with Blase Brown, D.D.S.; open to the entire UIC community and the public; free lunch available on a first come, first served basis; sponsored by the Integritas Institute and several student groups.
"Religious Life: Ever Ancient, Ever Beautiful" : April 6-8 seminar at University of Saint Mary of the Lake, 1000 East Maple Ave, Mundelein; all welcome to join the Institute on Religious Life for its annual national meeting; exciting lineup of speakers, beautiful liturgies; youth and young adults ages 15-25 may attend April 7 talks free; Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., founder and editor of Ignatius Press, to be honored at April 7 banquet; visit or call 847-573-8975.
Father Robert Sirico : April 19, registration 11 a.m., lunch at noon; keynote address by president and co-founder of The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St.; $50/person, $25/students; register by contacting Nick Porter, at
“Sports and Faith” : April 24, 6:30 p.m.; Pat McCaskey, Chicago Bears’ board member and vice president, chairman of Sports Faith International; at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave.; free; hosted by the Holy Name Cathedral Faith Formation Commission; register for Boost Your Beliefs-Evenings of Evangelization at
“Truth, Conscience, & Your Spiritual Health” : April 29, noon-1:30 p.m.; Melanie Barrett, professor of moral theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake; at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; free-will offering; refreshments; call 847-729-1414 for details.
“Out of the Lab and Into the Chapel: The Gift of Science to Faith” : May 22, 6:30 p.m.; Fr. John Kartje, rector/president of Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake; at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago; free; hosted by the Holy Name Cathedral Faith Formation Commission; register for Boost Your Beliefs-Evenings of Evangelization at


Lenten Supper : March 23, 5-7 p.m., hosted by St. Symphorosa Parish in the Sharp Center Social Hall, 62nd Street and Mason Avenue; variety of meatless dishes for sale; call the parish office at 773-767-1523 for information.
Lenten soup suppers: : Thursdays March 8, 15 and 22, meal at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.; sponsored by St. Martha of Bethany and St. Isaac Jogues parishes; inspired by the relics in the Shrine of All Saints; speakers: March 8, Fr. Edward Udovic, CM; March 15, Fr. Joseph Mastardi, OSA; March 22, Fr. Richard Fragomeni.; at St. Martha of Bethany/Shrine of All Saints in Morton Grove, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; free-will offering; information at 847-965-0262 or 847-966-1180.
St. Joseph Table : March 16, two seatings, noon to 3 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.; at the convent of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles, 1414 N. 37th Ave., Melrose Park; donations accepted at door; for information, call 708-343-2162.
St. Joseph Table : March 17, noon-3 p.m., at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, 3808 W. Iowa St.; donations accepted at door; RSVP or make a donation by calling 773-486-8431.
St. Joseph Table : March 18, two reserved seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; call Marcia Piemonte at 312-421-3757 or visit
St. Joseph Table : March 18, immediately after 11:30 a.m. Mass until 3 pm.; luncheon and sweet table; St. Tarcissus Parish, 6040 W. Ardmore Ave.; donations accepted; call 773-763-8228 for details. Donations accepted for the meal.
St. Joseph Table : March 18, noon 12-3 p.m.; in St. Christopher School gym, 146th Street and Keeler Avenue, Midlothian; all donations benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help the poor in the community.
St. Joseph Table : March 18, 12:30-3 p.m.; St. Emily Parish, , 1400 Central Road, Mount Prospect; in Hadju Hall, behind the church; table to be blessed at 12:45 p.m.; traditional meatless dishes will be served; donations benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
St. Joseph Dinner and Live Auction : March 18, noon, at St. Martha Church and Shrine of All Saints, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove, in the auditorium church; meatless dinner for a free-will offering, followed by a live auction of merchandise and gift certificates; call 847-965-0262 for information.
St. Joseph's Table : March 18, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; hosted by the St. Louise de Marillac CWO; in the Colonnade Room of the school at 30th and Raymond Avenue, entrance on Raymond Avenue; free-will donation; for more information, call Sue Bosko at 708-579-5284, Lynette Kuharchuk at 708-485-6949 or Denise Kadlcek at 708-352-4633.
St. Joseph Table : March 18, 1 p.m., hosted by St. Gerald Women’s Club in St. Gerald Church,Chapell Hall, 9349 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn; $15 for ages 13 and up, $7 for children ages 4-12, 3 and under free; all invited; for information, contact Sue at 708-599-2105 or email
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner : March 24, 4:45-7:30 p.m., hosted by the bereavement ministry of St. Kevin Church; dancing to music by DJ Rick from 5:45-7:45 p.m.; adults $10, children under 12 $5; in the parish hall, 10501 Torrence Ave.; for information, call the rectory at 773-721-2563.


"Beyond Belief" : faith-sharing group for those who have questions or are looking to learn more about the Catholic faith; future topics include: March 27, defending the faith (apologetics); April 24, the Trinity; May 22, what is a saint?; meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Annunciata Church rectory, 11128 Avenue G; contact Jim at 773-592-4186.
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 708-685-5042 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or


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.
Run with Team OLA : The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels has teams preparing to run the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K; benefits of running with the team supporting the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels include T-shirt, pre-race Mass and dinner, place to stay the night before the race; help from Sr. Stephanie Baliga (2:53 marathoner, NCAA D1 cross-country and track athlete) in making a training plan; a personal prayer warrior for every runner; please see for details, or contact Sr. Stephanie at or 773-486-8431 with questions or to sign up.


St. Augustine Alumni Association Annual Dinner and Reunion : March 25, cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. at Camelot Banquets in Hickory Hills; high school and grade school classes of ’43 and ’68 will be honored; all classes welcome; $29 per person, with proceeds going to the Poor Handmaids; for more information, including reservations, call Carolann Stashak at 312-203-6023.
Immaculata Alumnae Association 41st Annual Awards Luncheon : April 22, 11 a.m.; at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; Ann DeNicolo, BVM (Class of ’58), director of prevention and support services for Catholic Charities in Punta Gorda, Florida, will receive Mother Mary Frances Clarke Award for achievement; reunions for classes of 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983; reservations $35 by April 13, $15 additional afterward; checks to Immaculata Alumnae Association c/o Mary C. Beckman, BVM, 6142 N. California Ave., #309, Chicago, IL 60659-2784; more information at 773-338-2211.
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

Rummage and Bake Sale : April 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by the St. Louise de Marillac Parish Catholic Women’s Organization in the Colonnade Room, 1112 Raymond Ave., La Grange Park; clothing, toys, appliances, books, linens, seasonal items, religious items, kitchenware, etc.: for information call Sue Hitzeman, 708-352-5847 or Bernie Koprowski, 708-485-9174.
Rummage Sale : April 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at St. Francis Borgia Parish, 8025 W. Addison St.; for information, call 773-625-1118.
Antique and Vintage Market : April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; St. Colette School, 3900 Pheasant Drove, Rolling Meadows; free parking, no entry fee, concessions; for vendor application, email
Rummage Sale : April 26, 6-9 p.m., early bird sale, $5 admission; April 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 28, $5 per bag sale' hosted by the Catholic Women's Club at Our Lady of Ransom Church. 8300 N. Greenwood Ave., Niles; for information. call Claudia Twarski at 847-644-1540.
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.; vendors can rent space, tables and chairs for $25; early reservations suggested; all reservations are due by June 14; to get details and register, contact Roberta at 321-444-2278 or email

Spiritual Growth

Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation : March 24, 7:30 a.m. Mass optional, event 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1225 W. Lexington St.; $25 includes lunch; register by March 21; call Carl Wachsman at 312-421-3757 or visit
Holy Week Missions : March 28-April 1; check-in March 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park; family and youth missions will be held a various sites during Holy Week; for details visit
Chicago Catholic Men's Conference : April 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hot breakfast available at 8 a.m.; presentation by Fr. Bradley Zamora, group discussion and Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry; $25 for one man; $20 each for two or more; $15 for deacons; priests and seminarians free; call 708-374-7729 with questions; to register, visit
Effective Living workshop : April 21, 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (followed by optional 5 p.m. Mass); April 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; presented by Sr. Gloria Haagensen, RC; at Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish Hall, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein; $20 per person/$35 per couple by April 16; lunch on your own; call Lucy at 708-912-4409 for more information.
Encounter the Life and Power of the Holy Spirit : May 26, 9 a.m. to noon, with Deacon Keith Strohm in St. Patrick's Main Church, 15000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth; to register, email


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 Zipora Araujo at 773-935-9600, ext. 221 or email
English literacy volunteers needed : Training March 9, 6-9 p.m., and March 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for people interested in tutoring 90 minutes a week at the Aquinas Literacy Center, 1751 West 35th St.; must attend both sessions to begin tutoring; register by contacting the volunteer coordinator at or 773-927-0512.
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.
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