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Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
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Chicago, IL 60611
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St. Peter's Church 175th anniversary Mass : Aug. 14, 11 a.m.; closes the yearlong commemoration of the 175th anniversary of St. Peter's Church in the Loop; all welcome; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for information, call 312-853-2376 or visit
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House 75th anniversary : Sept. 17; outdoor Mass celebrated by Fr. Karl Kiser, Jesuit provincial, at 4 p.m. kicks off yearlong celebration; cookout and tours at 5 p.m.; dessert, entertainment and scattering of wildflower seeds at 6:15 p.m.; campfire, s'mores and telescope stargazing at 7 p.m.; at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W. County Line Road, Barrington; to register, visit; children and adults welcome. Cookout and Entertainment to follow Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House 420 W County Line Road Barrington, IL


"Chez Ste. Marie — A Taste of France" : Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.; wine tasting hosted by the Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave.; benefits the mission and work of Little Sisters, who care for the elderly poor; $60 in advance, $75 at door; for tickets or to donate, visit or call 773-935-9600: sponsorship opportunities available.
Our Lady of Mercy Gala : Sept. 23, cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30; $111 in honor of parish's 111th anniversary; at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 Grand Ave., Elmwood Park; visit for details.


Mass in the Park : Aug. 13; Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Jeffrey Grob at 5 p.m.; picnic at 6 p.m.; hosted by St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville, in Sunrise Rotary Park at Maple and Milwaukee avenues across from the parish; picnic includes burgers, hot dogs and chips; free soft drinks and ice cream; music and children's activities.
Sunrise prayer service : Aug. 27, 6:30-8 a.m.; hosted by the Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago with the theme "These Streets Are Holy" at Oakwood Beach, 41st Street and Lakeshore Drive; followed by a peace and fellowship breakfast at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Africa Church, 613 E. Oakwood Blvd., and from 10 a.m. to noon by a peace symposium at the church; in the event of rain the prayer service will be inside the church; for information, contact Deacon Leroy Gill at 773-933-0027 or
Blue Mass : Sept. 25, noon; reception immediately following; honoring all police, firefighters, EMS, dispatch and other emergency first responders, active, retired and deceased, and families; celebrated by Fr. Dan Brandt, director of the Chicago Police Chaplains Ministry; hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 16369 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park; uniforms welcome; call or text Jim Walsh with questions at 708-789-0257.
Annual Mass for survivors of domestic violence : Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.; at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; hosted by the Domestic Violence Outreach of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Communal First Saturday devotion : First Saturday of every month at St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; 8:15 a.m. Fatima prayers; 9 a.m. Mass followed by 15-minute meditation; call 847-956-7020 for details.
Taizé prayer : Second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., streaming on 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.


"Something Old, Something New" : Aug. 14, 2 p.m.; annual Buddy Charles Tribute featuring some of Chicagoland's finest entertainers; benefits All Saints Parish; at St. Martha Church, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; $25; beverages/snacks available for purchase; for information or to reserve tickets, call 847-966-1180.
P.J. Anderson free concert : Aug. 21, 1 p.m.; at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; seating area opens at noon; bring chairs or blankets; food and merchandise for sale; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult; for information, call 847-979-0901, ext. 1007, email or visit


Santo Niño de Agosto 26th anniversary : Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; at St. Dismas Church, 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan; includes Mass concelebrated by Fr. Leoncio Santiago and Fr. Xamie Reyes; devotional prayers; blessing of Santo Niño images and devotional groups; outdoor procession; fellowship; raffle; entertainment.
Celebrate Summer International Food Festival : Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; hosted by Mary, Mother of God Parish in the parking lot at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway; international cuisine, live entertainment, craft booths and raffle; for information, call the office at 773- 561-5343, ext. 10.
St. Rocco di Potenza feast : Aug. 21; 119th anniversary feast starts with Mass at noon, outdoor procession carrying statue and relic of St. Rocco with La Banda Siciliana follows; food and entertainment until 8 p.m.; at St. William Parish, 2600 N. Sayre Ave.
St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest : Sept. 24 starting at 6 p.m.; ages 21 and older; music by Euro Express; German or Polish dinner, beer tent, drinks, dancing; at St. Alphonsus, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights; $25 before Sept. 18, $30 after; to purchase tickets, visit, email or purchase tickets at the rectory beginning Sept. 12 or after Masses Sept. 11 and 18; for details call 847-255-7452.


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 224-595-3613 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, 5843 W. Ainslie St.; dues $10 per year; meetings end with bingo; COVID-19 protocols including masks required; for information, call 847-258-4428.


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
Book Sale at St. Peter's Church : Aug. 18 and 19; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lower level auditorium, 110 W. Madison St.; includes a large selection of books, DVDs, religious items and gifts; for information, call 312-372-5111 or visit
Run with the Nuns 5K : Oct. 16, 9 a.m.; all-terrain course through the Mount Assisi Campus, 13860 Main St., Lemont; $40 adults, $20 children 12 and under who run or walk with a parent; virtual runner option; benefits the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King; for details visit


Notre Dame High School for Girls Class of 1970 : Sept. 11, 3 p.m,; at the River Grove Moose Lodge, 8601 Fullerton Ave., River Grove; for information, contact Dawn McAuley O'Holleran at 773-350-1685 or
Little Flower Grammar School Class of 1971 : Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m.; at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park; also includes members of the Little Flower High School class that would have graduated in 1975; reserve a spot by sending a $30 check to Jim Dolan, 1323 Hawthorne Lane, Glenview, IL 60025.

Rummage sales

Immaculate Conception-St. James Parish rummage sale : Aug. 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to noon, at Immaculate Conception Church, 770 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park; all new items Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood; Aug. 21, $10 per family early bird admission from 8:30-10 a.m.; proceeds support food and diaper pantries; furniture, toys, housewares, linens, electronics available.
St. Thomas Becket rummage sale : Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m., $5 early bird admission; Sept. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5 bag sale all day; at St. Thomas Becket Parish, 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect.

Spiritual Growth

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
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