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Nativity of Our Lord 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner-Dance : April 5; boarding the the Odyssey Lake Michigan Navy Pier at 6:30 p.m.; tables of 12, 10 and 8 available; $150 includes cruise and three-course dinner; cash bar; transportation to event will be available; for information, visit


Final Four Fundraiser : April 6, 4 p.m. to midnight; Las Vegas-style gaming, college basketball tournament, car raffle; food and drink included in ticket price; $60 before March 29; $70 before April 5; $75 at door; call 708-458-6900, ext. 237, or visit for information or to buy tickets.
Mother McAuley High School Hall of Honor Mass and Induction : April 7, 10 a.m. Mass and ceremony; champagne brunch to follow; at Mother McAuley, 3737 W. 99th St.; $50; details and ticket information at or by calling JoAnn Altenbach at 773-881-6559; the 2019 inductees are Sr. Ellen Marie Ryan, RSM; Mary Cartan Hendry '63; Carla Hall '73; Jennifer Lim '80; Dawn Jenkinson McKenna '86; and Jennifer Costello Fortner '94.
Sisters of the Living Word Jazz Brunch : April 28, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling; live music provided by the Elmhurst College Jazz Ensemble, prime rib brunch, silent auction: Partners in Mission Award to be presented to Faith Community Homes and the Volunteer of the Year Award to Margaret McDonald; proceeds benefit the Sisters of the Living Word; $85; tickets and more info at
Golf on the Hill : May 20, 7:30 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start; hosted by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King and Alvernia Manor Senior Living at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course in Lemont; contests include "Beat the Nun"; $175 golf with cart, lunch, dinner, refreshments; dinner only $50; visit

Craft fairs

Resurrection High School Spring Arts and Crafts Fair : April 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $5 adults, $2/seniors and students, children under 10 free; more than 150 crafters and vendors; at teh schoo, 7500 W. Talcott Ave.


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
Legion of Mary, Chicago Senatus Acies : March 24, 2:30 p.m.; rosary, Marian consecration and Benediction; St. Helen Church, 2315 W. Augusta Blvd.; reception in the school hall follows; for information, call 773-964-6689 or email
Healing Mass : March 26, 7 p.m.; bilingual, with blessing of the relic of St. Peregrine; at Annunciata Church, 11128 S. Avenue G; for information, call 773-721-2426.
St. Edna Parish Center dedication : March 30, at 5 p.m. Mass; Cardinal Cupich to preside; at St. Edna Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; call 847-398-3362.
Mass for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir : April 6, 9:30 a.m.; in the St. Casimir Center, 2601 Marquette Road; light refreshments follow; for more information, call 773-776-1324.
Divine Mercy Novena : April 19-27, 3 p.m.; in Queen of Martyrs adoration chapel, 10240 S. St. Louis, Evergreen Park.
Divine Mercy Sunday : April 28, devotions 1:30-4 p.m., Mass at 4:30 p.m.; joint celebration with Holy Redeemer and Queen of Martyrs parishes; 9525 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park; video presentation, confessions, Benediction, chaplet, relic of St. Faustina, veneration of Divine Mercy image.
Neophyte Mass : April 28, 7 p.m.; celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartosic at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, 920 W. Granville Ave., Park Ridge; to welcome those baptized and welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, especially those from Vicarate II; reception follows; for details, contact seminarian Andy Matijevic at or 847-825-3153.
May Crowning : May 5, 11 a.m. Mass; all children welcome; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.: contact or before April 26 for details.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick : May 19, at 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; contact Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757, ext. 315, or visit for details.
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, cal 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 or call 847-323-0914.
Taize prayer : second Thursday of each month through June; 7:30 p.m., St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn.
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 or call 773-631-4127.
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 Sept. 23 includes: Palestrina Missa Brevis, Rossini, Veni Jesu Amor Mi (Cherubini), Ave Verum (Gounod); Sept. 30: Palestrina Missa Brevis, Rossini, Adoramus Te Christe (Dubois); Oct. 7: Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Rossini, Ave Maria (Arcadelt); Hail Holy Queen; Oct. 14: Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Rossini, O Sacrum Convivium (Perosi), Ave Maria (Elgar), Immaculate Mary.
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, 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, 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
Taize prayer : second Thursday of each month through June; 7:30 p.m., St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn.


"Crazy for You" : March 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.; March 24 and 31 at 2 p.m.; adults $13, seniors $11, kids 12 and under $7; $2 discount on opening night!; for tickets go to, Brown Paper Tickets or at the door; at St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park; call Michael Miller at 708-715-4451 with questions.
"St. Catherine of Siena – A Woman for Our Times" : March 24, 2:30 p.m.; Adrian Dominican Sister Nancy Murray, OP, performs one-woman show at Our Lady, Mother of the Church Parish, 8701 W. Lawrence Ave.; $20: call 773-625-3369 for tickets.
The Colours of Antonio Stradivari : March 30, 7 p.m., with Henry Criz on violin; $20, $15/seniors or students, $10/youth; in the St. John Cantius Church Hall, 825 N. Carpenter St.; for details, visit or call 800-838-3006.
Musica Lumina Orchestra and Niles Metropolitan Chorus : Upcoming events include March 31, 3 p.m.; Bach's "St. Matthew Passion": June 2, 3 p.m., Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; in St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; email or call 702-806-8421 for details.
"Anything Goes" : April 4-6, 7 p.m.; April 7, 1 p.m.; presented by Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park; all tickets reserved; $18; call 708-387-8528 to reserve tickets.

Fish frys

Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council : Fridays March 8 through April 12; 5-8 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3954 at 365 Surryse Road, Lake Zurich; $13 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children 6-11, 5 and under free.
St. Albert the Great : Fridays March 8 through April 12, 4-7:30 p.m. in the church basement, 5555 W. State Road, Burbank; hosted by the Holy Name Society; dinners range from $8 to $13; kids dinner $5; for details call 708-423-0321.
St. Michael (South Shore) : Fridays through April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.; featuring Mexican, Afro-Caribbean and American dishes from $5 to $15; theme weeks: March 8, International Women's Day; March 15, St. Joseph's and St. Patrick's Days; March 22, magician night; March 29; springtime celebration; April 5, St. Michael reunion; April 12, family night; 8235 S. South Shore Drive; call 773-734-4921 for details.
St. Andrew : March 8 and April 12. 5-8 p.m.. in the St. Andrew Gym at Addison and Paulina streets; fish basket $12, mac and cheese basket $7; BYOB; tickets and information at; walk-ins welcome.
St. Zachary Fish Fry and Movie : March 8 and April 12; fish fry 4:30-6:30 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m.; $10/adults, $5/children ages 6-10,children 5 and under free; for information, call Shirley Klicka at 847-299-8641 or visit
Knights of Columbus : Fridays through April 12; 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights; fish dinner includes cod, tater tots, coleslaw, mostaccioli and corn bread; $10, $5/children under 12. children 5 and under free; for more infomration, call 847-255-4483 or visit
St. Benedict, Blue Island : Fridays through April12; lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., dinner 4-7:30 p.m.; $10, $3/children under 12; includes baked or fried fish fillet, french fries, pickled beets, coleslaw, rye bread, coffee or lemonade; a la carte items and beer, wine and mixed drinks available; at St. Benedict Parish, 2339 York St., Blue Island; call 708-385-9266 to order for carry-out.
St. Philip Neri Men’s Club Fry : April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the school gym at 2210 E. 72nd St. (72nd and Merrill); $12 dinner includes choice of catfish or perch, spicy spaghetti, creamy coleslaw, and bread; call 773-363-1700 for details.


St. Barbara Thursday Bingo : 6:30 p.m., 2859 S. Throop St., call 312-835-5411 for details.
St. Columba Bingo : March 24, doors open 2 p.m., games start 2:30 p.m.; in the St. Columba Social Center, 13323 Green Bay Ave.; no entry fee; cards purchased before every game; $1 for one card or $5 for 6 cards; concessions available; for information call 773-646-2660.
St. Zachary Parish Bingo : March 29, doors open 5:30 p.m., games 6-9 p.m.; 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; for information, call 847-956-7020 or visit
SSC Auxiliary games and bingo party : March 31, noon; St. Casimir Center auditorium, 2601 W. Marquette Road; refreshments; $3 donation.
Southwest Chicago Homeless Services Trivia Night : April 6, dinner 5:30-7 p.m., trivia contest starts at 7 p.m.; theme is "Viva Las Vegas"; at St. Rita High School, 7740 S. Western Ave.; $45; cash bar; for detauls, visit
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 March meetings : March 25, 7-9:15 p.m.; "Continuous Learning: The Employment Edge”; preceded by a job seeker's exchange at 6 p.m.; in St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; for more information, contact Bob Podgorski at
St. Hubert Job Ministry April meetings : April 8, 7-9:15 p.m., "Casual Networking Night with Career GURUs”; April 22, 7-9:15 p.m.; “Identifying Your Transferable Skills"; both meetings preceeded by a job seeker's exchange at 6 p.m.; in St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; for more information, contact Bob Podgorski at


Lenten Lecture Series: Healing: Everyone Needs It : March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9; 12:10-1 p.m.; different presenter each week; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; free-will offering; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit
Sex trafficking awareness training : March 23, continental breakfast at 9 a.m., training 9:30-11:30 a.m.; offered by Love Outreach Center at Sacred Heart Parish Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills; preregister by emailing If you would like to pre -register you can email or calling Pastor Esther Holiday at 815-651-8564.
“The Gospel of Suffering: A Call to Courage” : March 24, noon to 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Pawel Komperda of Incarnation Parish, Palos Heights; at St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; refreshments; free-will offering; call 847-826-4704 for details.
Transforming Anger to Meet Our Needs : March 28, 7 p.m.; designed to help people transform anger instead of repressing it; at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles; open to the public; call 847-966-8145 or visit
Dreams and Spirituality Workshop : March 29, 7-9 p.m., and March 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; with Sr. Pat Coughlin, OSB, a spiritual director and licensed psychotherapist who has given dream workshops on five continents; participants are urged to begin recording their dreams as soon as they register in preparation for the workshop; suggested fee of $65 includes lunch; at St. Scholastica Monastery, Oasis Room, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; for information, visit; to RSVP or register, contact Sr. Pat Coughlin at 773-764-2413 est. 374 or
Immigration — What the Catholic Church Really Teaches : April 1, 7 p.m., the Knowledge and Prayer Series presents Fr. Anthony Pizzo, O.S. A., prior provincial of the Augustinians of the Midwest, Canada and Peru; and Imelda Salazar from the Southwest Organizing Project on Common Sense Immigration Reform — a Political and Practical Perspective; at St. Bernard Church, 13030 W. 143 St., Homer Glen; hosted by St. Bernard, Our Mother of Good Counsel and Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Parish, Homer Glen; Our Lady of the Woods, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Michael, Orland Park; hospitality follows.
Parables as a Lens for Theological Reflection : April 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; presented by Christina Zaker at St. Juliana Parish, 7201 N. Oketo Ave.; visit for more information.
Moral Suffering and the Gift of Self : April 14, noon-1:30 p.m., lecture and discussion with Fr. Marek Duran, associate professor of moral theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; last in a series on redemptive suffering”; at St. Catherine Laboure Parish; 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; call or text 847-826-4704 for details; free-will offering; refreshments served.


St. Symphorosa Lenten Supper : March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; in the Sharp Center, 62nd Street and Mason Avenue; all items a la carte; call 773-767-1523 for details.
St. Joseph Table at Immaculate Conception Parish : March 24, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 7263 W. Talcott Ave.; food, fellowship and entertainment; suggested donation $5/adult and $1/child; contact Rob Lohman at 312-907-7929 or for details.
St. Joseph Table at St. Isaac Jogues : March 24, beginning with noon Mass, followed by blessing of table and serving of food until 3 p.m.; free-will offering to assist parish ministry; St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles; for information call 847-966-1180 or email
St. Joseph Day Feast at St. Damien : March 24, 1-5 p.m.; at St. Damien Church, 5220 W. 155th St., Oak Forest; free-will offering; beer and wine at a modest price.
St. Cornelius Ladies Guild Spring Luncheon : March 30; 11 a.m.; Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; entertainment by singer Bob Duda; $42; for tickets call June at 773-267-1774.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner : March 30, 4:45-7:30 p.m., hosted by the bereavement ministry of St. Kevin Parish; dancing from 5:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. to music by DJ Rick; $10/adults, $5/children under 12; in the parish hall at 10501 Torrence Ave.; for information, call the rectory at 773-721-2563.
Lenten Pasta Dinner : April 1, 5-6:45 p.m., in Providence Hall at Immaculate Conception School, 7263 W. Talcott Ave.; RSVP by March 20 to


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. in the St. Martin de Porres meeting rooms at St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave.; for information, call 773-745-0854 or 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 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


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.
Easter Egg Decorating Workshop : March 30, 10 a.m.; at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Road; folk artist Don Astras will teach etching technique; bring six hard-boiled dyed eggs; $20/adults, $10/children 12 and under; light refreshments; 773-582-6500.
Run with the Nuns : Oct. 20, 9 a.m.; 5K run/walk on teh grounds of Mount Assisi in Lemont; $40, $35 before May 31, $20 children 12 and under running with an adult; visit for details.
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; 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.


Lenten retreat and reflection : March 30, 9 a.m. to noon, on "Living the Way of Nonviolence: Transforming our Hearts, our Minds, our Culture" in the Burke Center at St. Joseph Parish, 17951 S. Dixie Hwy, Homewood; breakfast provided; parking in school lot next door; free-will offering; RSVP to or for information call 312-730-7379.
Lenten Men's Retreat : March 30, coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m., retreat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Brownson Council 1030 in the second second-floor lounge of the St. Viator Gym/Rec Center, 3644 N. Kedvale Ave.; moderated by Fr. Charles Bolser, CSV; free-will donations accepted for retreat and lunch; all men welcome; contact Grand Knight Tom Kaiser at 630-699-2079 or for more information or to confirm attendance.
A Pathway to Jesus: A Retreat for Young Adults : MArch 31, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; sponsored by CAVA (Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association); at Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St.; contact for details.


Notre Dame High School for Girls- Our Lady of the Window Society : April 7, 11 a.m. Mass and luncheon at European Crystal Banquets, 519 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights; inducting the class of 1969 and honoring the classes of 1941-1968; registration required; more information at or contact Julie at 513-679-8112.
Alvernia Alumnae Association Spring Luncheon : April 7, cocktail reception begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon at 1 p.m.; at the Cotillion, 360 W. Creekside Drive, Palatine; members $60, discounts for religioys and former staff; registration for the event ends March 29; for information visit for a printable reservation form or contact Eileen Lowery at 773-882-1637 or
Immaculata Alumnae Association Annual Luncheon : April 7, 11 a.m.; at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; achievement award to Sr. Letty Close, BVM, '58; reunions of the classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979; proceeds benefit retired BVMs; $35 by March 29, $15 additional afterward; send reservations to Mary C. Beckman, BVM, 6142 N. California Blvd., #309, Chicago, IL 60659-2784; for details, call 773-338-2211.

Rummage sales

St. Francis Borgia Spring Rummage Sale : April 9-13; drop-off dates April 9-10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; sale dates April 11-12, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 13 , 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 8325 W. Addison St.; for information, call 773-625-1118.
St. Louise de Marillac rummage and bake sale : April 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by the Catholic Women’s Organization; in the Colonnade Room, 1112 Raymond Ave., La Grange Park; clothing of all sizes , toys, appliances, books, linens, seasonal items, religious items, kitchenware, etc.; for information, call Sue Hitzeman at 708-352-5847 or Bernie Koprowski at 708-485-9174.

Spiritual Growth

Evenings of discernment : Every third Saturday, 7-9 p.m., for women ages 18-50; evening of prayer, discussion, and refreshments; facilitated by Sr. Belinda Monahan at St. Scholastica Monastery 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; for information, visit or RSVP to Sr. Belinda at 773-338-7063 or
The Way of the Cross for Modern Times : Tuesdays March 5, 19 and April 2; 6:30 8:30 p.m.; adult Lenten spirituality course at Resurrection College Prep High School, 7500 W. Talcott Ave.; $50; to register, contact Alisa Martorano at 773-775-6616 ext. 142 or
St. Zachary Lenten Mission : March 17, 3 p.m.; March 18 and 19, 7 p.m.; with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ; at St. Zachary, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; for information, call 847-956-7020 or visit
Group Spiritual Direction : March 20; 1-3:30 p.m.; presented by Sr. Fran Sulzer, FSPA, and Br. Guillermo Morales, OFM; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit
Service Weekend for Vocational Discernment : March 22, 6 p.m. to March 24, 2 p.m.; for single Catholic women ages 18-35 who are open to discerning a religious vocation; hosted by the. Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave. For more information or to register, e-mail or call 773-484-8444; free.
Non-violence Training : March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave.; theme is "How Lent Can Prepare Us to Become Practitioners of Nonviolence" in our families, schools, neighborhoods, and city; parking is available next to church; refreshments; free-will donations; call 312-730-7379 or email for details.
Soup Suppers and Perspectives on the Big 10! : Thursdays March 28, April 4 and 11; soup at 6 p.m., talk at 7.m.; hosted by St. Isaac Jogues and St. Martha of Bethany parishes at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles; speakers and topics include Fr. Leslie Hoppe, OFM, on "Biblical Perspective of the Ten Commandments"; Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM, "Moral Perspective"; and Anne Chrzan on "Living the Commandments Today"; free-will offering; RSVP helpful, but not required to 847-966-1180 or
No Greater Love: Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus : March 31-April 2, 6 p.m. supper followed by 7 p.m. parish mission with Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM; hosted by St. Cornelius, St. Thecla and St. Tarcissus parishes at St. Cornelius, 5430 W. Foster Ave.; for details call 773-283-5222.
Conferences and Lenten Retreat with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ: : April 4, 6 p.m. Mass, 7 p.m. day of recollection for liturgical ministers; April 5, 8 a.m. Mass. 11 a.m. day of recolelction for priests, 6 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Lenten talk; April 6, 9:30 a.m. day of recollection for religious education program, 11 a.m. lunch and discssion for catechists and leaders, 4 p.m. Mass, 5 p.m. Theology on Tap session in McGowan Hall; April 7, 8:30 a.m. Mass, 12:15 p.m. Mass followed by gathering of St. Priscilla alumni, parents and friends all at St. Priscilla Parish, 6949 W. Addison St.; for information, call 773-545-8840 or email
First Friday Women's Series: Holiness and our Call to Share in God’s Life : April 5, 10 a.m., with Sr. Rose Hoover, rc; followed by Mass at 11:25 a.m.; participants who are able to stay are invited to be the sisters’ guests for lunch; at the Chicago Cenacle; to RSVP, visit
Dynamic Catholic Passion and Purpose for Marriage : April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with Allen Hunt and musician George Lower at St Juliana Parish, 7201 N. Oketo Ave.; visit or call 773-631-4127 for more information.
“Jesus: Dying and Rising in Christ” : April 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and April 8, 7-8:30 p.m.; St. Catherine Laboure Lenten mission preached by Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., former president of Grayfriars at Oxford University, member of Vatican’s International Theological Commission; includes healing prayer service April 7 and opportunity for confessions April 8; St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview. free-will offering, book table and book signing; call 847-826-4704 for details.
Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation : April 13, 7:30 a.m. Mass (optional), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, rector, Fr. Connor Danstrom, chaplain, St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC; $25 registration due by April 10; lunch included; contact Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757, ext. 315; or visit for details.
Broken Mary: A Journey of Hope : April 29, 7 p.m. presentation followed by hospitality; Kevin Matthews shares his story of his years in radio and stand-up comedy, his struggle with MS and his encounter with a broken statue of Mary by a dumpster; at St Raymond de Penafort Church, 301 S. I- Oka Ave., Mount Prospect.
“Moving On With Grace”: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Women Grieving the Death of a Spouse : June 1. June 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee; $25 registration due May 29; includes lunch; contact Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757, ext. 315, or visit for details.


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-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
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 or 708-321-0311.
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.
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