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Anniversaries

100th anniversary block party : Sept. 30, starting at noon, at St. Martha Church/Shrine of All Saints, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; all welcome; food, music, entertainment, fun; call the rectory at 847-965-0262 with questions.

Craft fairs

Annual Craft and Vendor Fair : Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Christ Our Savior Catholic School 900 E. 154th Street, South Holland; bake sale, concession stand; call 708-333-8173 for details; seeking crafters and vendors; call for an application or email Iteachkb@aol.com.
St. Colette Country Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair : Nov. 17; crafters needed; $40 for an 8 x 8-foot space; applications available in the St. Colette Parish Office, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, or contact Teri at 847-668-3146 or stcolettecraftfair@gmail.com.
St. Peter’s 7th Annual Gingerbread Craft Fair : Nov. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Peter Church, 27551 Volo Village Road, Volo; free admission; email stpetervolo@att.net for information.

Dances

St. Constance Parish dinner-dance : Oct, 13, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; in the Handzel Center Hall, 5864 W. Ainslie St.; $60 per person includes open bar (beer and wine), dinner catered by Lone Tree Manor, dancing to music by the Comeback Orchestra; maximum 300 tickets to be sold; tickets available after all morning and afternoon weekend Masses; contact John Reynolds at 773-775-1757 for more information.

Devotions

Taize prayer : Sept. 13 and the second Thursday of each month through June; 7:30 p.m., St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn.
Pizza and Praise : Sept. 23, 4-8 p.m., young adults invited join us for a holy hour with Little Sisters of the Poor and residents of St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine; followed by a time of service and sharing with the Sisters; for information and to RSVP, contact Sr. Rose at vcpalatine@littlesistersofthepoor.org or 847-358-5700.
Healing Mass : Sept. 25, 7 p.m., bilingual Mass with blessing with relic of St. Peregrine, patron of those with cancer and serious illnesses, hosted by St. Kevin, Annunciata, St. George, and St. Francis de Sales parishes at St. Kevin Church, 10509 Torrence Ave.; for information, call 773-721-2563.
Blue Mass : Sept. 29; 5 p.m.; St. Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th St.; Oak Forest; honoring all first responders; call 708-687-1370 for more information.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and blessing of the animals : Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. Mass, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit ourladyofpompeii.org for details.
Candlelight rosary procession : Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m., hosted by the St. Raymond Rosary Makers of St. Raymond de Penafort Parish; procession followed by Benediction in St. Raymond Church and hospitality in the adjoining community room; meet in the narthex of the church at Elmhurst Avenue and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect; contact Evelyn Mutzabaugh at 847-392-4554 or mutzyclan@yahoo.com.
Pet blessing : Oct. 4, 6 p.m., in the courtyard at at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd.; includes the introduction of facility dog Pongo; other securely leashed or caged pets welcome.
Mass for the beatification of Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir : Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. in the St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; light refreshments following; all invited; for information, call 773-776-1324.
Blessing of animals : Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; blessings 11 a.m. to noon; also "Fido to Go" food truck, concession stand; in the St. Symphorosa Church parking lot, 62nd Street and Austin Avenue.
Rosary in the Park : Oct. 13, 10 a.m., hosted by Knights of Columbus Maria Council 4836 in Hodges Park, Courtland and Vine avenues, Park Ridge; in honor of the 101st anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal; all welcome.
Rosary Rally : Oct. 13, noon, rain or shine, in the Soukal Floral Grass Garden Area, 6118 Archer Ave.; in honor of the 101st anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal; bring a rosary and a lawn chair or blanket.
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.
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.
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; 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 pwawire@stjameswabash.org.
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, 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.
Taize prayer : second Thursday of each month through June; 7:30 p.m., St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn.

Entertainment

Octoberfest : Oct. 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m., in the school gym at St. Edmund Parish, 200 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park; live German band, homemade German foods, beer and wine: $25 tickets available after Masses or at door; call 708-848-4417 for details.
Musica Lumina Orchestra and Niles Metropolitan Chorus concerts : Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise"; Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Handel's "Messiah"; 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; chorus seeking singers for the season, rehearsals Tuesdays 7- 9 p.m. starting Sept. 4; email newmru@hotmail.com or call 702-806-8421 for details.

Exhibits

Silent WItness : Sept. 23, 2-4 p.m., exhibit of silhouettes of local victims killed by domestic violence hosted by Sacred Heart Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry; guests Victor Pacini will tell the story of his sister, who was killed by domestic violence; a Palos Hills police officer will discuss reponding to domestic violence calls; other resources available; candlelight vigil at the close of the exhibit; at Sacred Heart Parish Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills; contact Elizabeth Droel at 708-974-3336 ext. 250 or droel@sacredheartpalos.org.
Loyola University Museum of Art summer exhibitions : through Oct. 20; "Following the Box," "Folded Map" and "Celestial House" investigate themes of memory and space at home and abroad; summer exhibition opening reception July 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; at at LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave.; for more details, visit luc.edu/luma.

Festivals

Transfiguration Wauconda Fall Festival : Sept.14, 6-11 p.m., and Sept. 15, 2-11 p.m., on the grounds of Transfiguration Parish, 348 Mill St., Wauconda; $3, children under 16 free; food court, kids games and bounce house, bandsm silent auction, bingo, adult beer pong, teens wheel of cards; all invited; call 847-526-2400 for details.
St. Emily Feastival : Sept. 15, following 5 p.m. Mass, in the school gym at St. Emily Parish, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect; music, dancing, games, and a beer tent; tickets available through the parish office at 847-824-5049.
Festa di Tutti I Santi! : Sept. 16, starting with 11 a.m. Mass, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; call Marcia Piemonte at 312-421-3757 to reserve a table for 10 under the tent for $140, includes $20 in food tickets; visit ourladyofpompeii.org for details.
St. Francis Borgia Eight Annual Fall Fest : Sept. 20, 5-10 p.m.; Sept. 21, 5-11 p.m.; Sept. 22, 1-11 p.m.; Sept. 23, 1-9 p.m.; food, beer garden, bingo; games; rides; entertainment; 8033 W. Addison St.; for more information, call 773-589-1000.
Feast of Santa Maria Addolorata : Sept. 23, 11 a.m. procession, noon Mass in Spanish, 1-7 p.m. Kermes festival, at Santa Maria Addolorata Parish, 528 N. Ada St.; call 312-421-3122 for details.
St. Stephen's Kermes : Sept. 23, 1:30-8 p.m.; at St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, 1280 Prospect Ave., Des Plaines; food and music; for details visit ststephendp.org or call 847-824-2026.
St. Columba Parish Carnival : Sept. 26-30, 13323 S. Green Bay Ave.; carnival rides, games, food and bingo daily; unlimited ride mega-passes are available at the rectory, $45 in advance; price will increase at the carnival; daily ride wristbands $30 at the carnival; call 773-646-2660 for information.
Halfway to Hugh International Fest : Oct. 6; doors open 5 p.m., dinner served at 5:30 p.m.; food and beverages for sale; entertainment; tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door; 4346 Prescott Ave., Lyons; call the parish office at 708-447-3108 for tickets.

Games

St. Hugh Bingo : Sept. 16, doors open at 12:30 p.m., bingo starts at 2 p.m.; St. Hugh Keating Hall, 4346 Prescott Ave.; Lyons; call 708-447-3108.
Bunco party fundraiser : Oct. 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the St. Barbara parish center, 4008 Priarie Ave., Brookfield; all welcome; tickets $5 in advance, $6 at the door; call Dolores at 708-447-4705 or Starr at 708-485-6854 for tickets.
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 September events : Sept. 24, 7-9:15 p.m.; "From the Search Firm’s Perspective” with Matt Kerr, vice president executive search, Kensington Group; in the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m., resume review at Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 Rush St., Roselle; for more information, email Bob Podgorski at careerguy1@gmail.com.
St. Hubert Job Ministry October events : Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; casual networking night; Oct. 22, 7-9:15 p.m.; “Why the Internet Fails Us in Job Search”; in the St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; Oct 11, 7-9 p.m., resume review, St. Marcelline Church, 822 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg; for more information, email Bob Podgorski at careerguy1@gmail.com.

Lectures

“America at a Crossroads” : Sept. 4 and 18, Oct. 9 and 23; adult enrichment class taught by Resurrection High School faculty member Mike Longo at Resurrection High School, 7500 Talcott Ave.; fee is $50; to register or for more information, please contact Alisa Martorano at amartorano@reshs.org or 773-775-6616, ext 142.
Acts of the Apostles Scripture classes : Tuesdays starting Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, starting Sept. 12, 7 p.m.; 20 sessions at St. Francis of Assisi Religious Ed Center, 15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park; cost of the Jeff Cavins program manual is $20; total of 20 classes; for more information, contact Trisha at 630-257-5577 or trishagoldberg@sbcglobal.net; all welcome.
Surviving Divorce series : Tuesdays Sept. 11 to Dec. 11, 7 p.m., hosted by St. James Divorce Ministry; 12-week DVD series with leader support; in the O'Brien Room of the St. James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road; use north entrance; to register contact Deacon Jim Bannon at 224-345-7200 or jamesrbannon@sbcglobal.net.
"An Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living’ (Socrates): Contemplative Living à la Merton" : Sept. 16, 2 p.m., presenter Pauline Viviano hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society; in the Rectory Assembly of Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; suggested $5 donation; refreshments; for more information, contact Mike at 773-685-4736.
"Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise" : Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Eboo Patel offers the second annual Paul Wattson Lecture, sponsored by Catholic Theological Union and the Friars of the Atonement; 5416 S. Cornell Ave.; free parking available in the CTU garage; seating is limited; RSVP by Sept. 27 by visiting ctu.edu/events/.
The Gospel According to Luke : Mondays, Oct. 8-29, 7-8:30 p.m., audio and PowerPoint presentations by Fr. James McIlhone, plus discussions; in the Pachoca Center of St. Cornelius Parish, 5430 W. Foster Ave.; no registration fee; for information, call 773-283-5222.
Evening of Mental Health Awareness Education : Oct. 11, 7 p.m.; guest speaker Sr. Mary Francis Seeley, OSF, founder of the Upper Room; information regarding support group will be available and various organizations will distribute information; all welcome; in Shaw Hall at St. Damian Parish, 5300 W. 155th St., Oak Forest; for more information call Tony at 708-951-3232.
“The Mystery of Evil and Suffering” : Oct. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.; lecture/discussion with Fr. Jeffrey Grob, judicial vicar for the Archdiocese of Chicago; St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave.; Glenview; refreshment buffet; free-will offering; call 847-826-4704 for details.
"What Brian Doyle Knew: The Spirituality of Reading and Writing in the Age of Cable TV, YouTube, and Instagram" : Oct. 21, 2 p.m.; Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, publisher of ACTA Publications, hosted by the Chicago Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society; in the Immaculate Conception Rectory Assembly, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; suggested $5 donation; refreshments; call Mike at 773-685-4736 for details.
“Natural Death Interrupted—The ‘Aid in Dying’ Movement Unpacked” : Oct. 29, 7 p.m.; Dawn Fitzpatrick, senior coordinator of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity; hosted by the Knowledge and Prayer series; at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park; for details, visit www.ourladyofthewoods.org, click on Respect Life, then Knowledge & Prayer Series.
“Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers—Essays and Conferences” : Nov. 18, 2 p.m.; Pat O’Connell, founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society, former president and current Board Member will discuss the newly published “Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers—Essays and Conferences” by Thomas Merton, which he edited; also commenting will be Tom Masters, editorial director of New City Press; in the Immaculate Conception Rectory Assembly, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; suggested $5 donation; refreshments; call Mike at 773-685-4736 for details.
60th Anniversary of Our Lady of the Angels fire : Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy, at 558 W. DeKoven St., presentation by historian Jim Gibbons, admission is free.

Meals

Pizza-Palooza : Sept. 21, dinner at 6:30 p.m., entertainment starts at 7 p.m.; at Our Lady, Mother of the Church Hayes Center, 8700 W. Leland Ave.; entertainment by Doctor Zylo and the Brainiacs, a retro rock band; all ages; tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door; includes pizza, salad, dessert and entertainment; cash bar; for details call 773-625-3369.
Pancake breakfast : Oct. 14, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 8699 at St. Peter Damian Parish, 131 S. Crest Ave., Bartlett; all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, hash brown potatoes, coffee, milk and juice; $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth 10-17, $3 children 4-9, children 3 and under free; funds raised to be used for charitable activities.
Breakfast Buffet : Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; hosted by the St. Anthony Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine in the gym, 22nd Avenue and Cortez St., Melrose Park; pancakes, sausage, eggs, bagels and cream cheese, juice, fruit, desserts; $6 adults, $4 children under 12; call the rectory at 708-344-4140 for information or tickets.

Meetings

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 708-639-4674 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or geraldineliss48@gmail.com.

Potpourri

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.
Run with the Nuns 5K : Oct. 14, 8 a.m.; on the Mount Assisi Campus, Lemont; $40, $20 for children 12 and under with an adult; runners and walkers welcome; visit www.runwiththenuns.org for details or to register.
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

"The Multi-Tasking Journey of Life: How Do We Sense Jesus?" : Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by weekend Mass, women's retreat hosted by St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, at Our Lady of the Angels Retreat Center in Lemont (formerly Mount Assisi High School); speaker is Carole Eipers, national religion consultant for Sadlier and pastoral associate at Queen of All Saints Parish; $45 includes continental breakfast and lunch; for more information, call Paulette at 708-460-6535.
Chicago’s Got Sisters! : Sept. 28-29, singe Catholic women ages 18-40 are invited to spend 24 hours visiting and praying with sisters from a variety of religious communities and ask questions about discerning God's call; for information, contact Sister Connie Bach, PHJC, at connie.ss@att.net or 574-340-6409; register at called2.be/CGSSept18.
Light of the World Retreat : Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct.20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; in the Transfiguration Parish meeting room, 316 Mill St., Wauconda; open adults 18 and over; limited to 30 people; no cost, meals provided; no overnights; for information or to register contact Mary Ann Fijalkiewicz at 847-997-7101 or maryannfij@yahoo.com by Oct. 15.
2018 Weekend of Reflection Radical Faith: Hope for an Inclusive Church : Oct. 26-28 at Cenacle Retreat & Conference Center, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; for more information and to register, please visit www.fortunatefamilies.com.
Women's weekend retreat : Nov. 2-4 at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; "That God May Be All In All," presented by Sr. Rose Hoover; women of all faiths invited; $200 includes weekend program, accommodations and meals: for information, call the Cenacle Ministry office at 773-528-6300 or register online at www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/retreats-programs

Reunions

St. Laurence High School Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion : Sept. 21-23; Sept. 21 dinner, football game, $20; Sept. 22: reunion dinner/open bar at European Chalet on Archer and Harlem avenues, $50; Sept. 23: Mass at St. Laurence, brunch and tour, $10; spouses and significant others welcome; to RSVP, or for more information, please visit www.stlaurence.com/alumni or on Facebook, "St. Laurence High School Class of 1968.”
Marian Catholic High School Class of 1968 : Sept. 21-22, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. reunion Mass in memory of deceased classmates in the Marian Catholic Study Hall (formerly cafeteria), 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights; 6 p.m. Welcome Home reception; $25 per person includes beer, wine, pop and pizza; Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Reunion Celebration at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields; $35 per person includes dinner stations and cash bar; contact Brendan Diamond, director of alumni relations, at bdiamond@marianchs.com or 708-996-4622.
St. Genevieve Class of 1968 : Looking for members of class for reunion on Sept. 23; contact: St. Genevieve class of 1968 group on Facebook.
Marian Catholic High School Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1998 : Sept. 29, 6 p.m., reunion Mass in memory of deceased classmates at Marian Catholic Chapel, 700 S. Ashland Ave.; 7 p.m. Reunion Celebration at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields; $40 per person includes dinner buffet; cash bar; contact Brendan Diamond, director of alumni relations, at bdiamond@marianchs.com or 708-996-4622.
Regina Dominican reunion weekend : Oct. 5-6. includes Oct. 5 luncheon in the cafeteria, special alumnae classes and a pep rally; Oct. 6 4 p.m. Mass in the auditorium, 5-7 p.m. reception with tours of the school, class pictures and alumnae art exhibit; the events kick off Regina Dominican’s 60th anniversary celebration; all alumnae, former faculty and staff are invited; register on the Regina Dominican website at dhs.org/alumnae/reunion/.
Seeking graduates from Mercy High School class of 1968 : for an Oct. 6 50th reunion; contact mercyhigh68@yahoo.com.
Mercy High School All Classes : Oct. 6; cocktails noon, luncheon 1 p.m.; at Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th Street, Alsip; $35; RSVP by Sept. 24, no late reservations at door; contact Mary Ellen Martin at 708-425-4723 or mmartin831@sbcglobal.net for more information.
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.
Academy of Our Lady/Longwood High School : Oct. 13, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; all-school reunion with a special salute for graduates of years ending in 3 and 8; at the Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel, 94th and Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn; $55 ($60 after Oct. 8); proceeds will assist the Alumnae Office; alumnae may visit the former AOL campus at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13, for a short prayer service at the Lourdes Grotto followed by a tour of the buildings; enter the campus from Loomis Street south of 95th Street; parking is available on the campus; reservations required for the evening reunion but not for the morning campus visit; for more information, call the AOL Alumnae Office at 773-445-2300 or visit the website at www.AOLAlumnae.com.
Notre Dame High School for Girls all-school reunion : Nov. 10, 6 p.m.; Crowne Plaza O’Hare; honoring classes that end in “3” and “8”; register at www.sndohio.org; contact Maureen at 773-551-5505 or mmcgrain@ohsnd.org with questions.

Rummage sales

St. Francis Borgia rummage sale : Drop-off dates Oct. 9-10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; sale dates Oct. 11-12, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Francis Borgia, 8025 W. Addison St.; clothing and household items; no furniture or electronics; for information, call 773-625-1118.
St. Cornelius Ladies Guild : Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Oct. 13, 9-11 a.m., in Pachoca Hall, 5430 W. Foster Ave.; for information, call Priscilla at 312-806-5168.

Spiritual Growth

"The Call to Holiness in Today’s World" : Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; First Friday Women's Series at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton Pkwy., for women of all ages; the first presentation in the series is "Meditation from the Eastern Perspective as a Path to Holiness"; includes a conference, Mass and lunch; for information, call the Cenacle Ministry office at 773-528-6300 or register online at www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/retreats-programs.
Catholic women's afternoon of reflection : Oct. 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; personal prayer, meditation, Mass, confession and spiritual direction; at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown,1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville; for information call 713-304-4595 or go to rcchicago.org.
Fr. Burke Masters : Oct. 21, 4 p.m.; Father Burke Masters, chaplain for the Chicago Cubs and secretary for evangelization and catechesis and the director of lay formation for the Diocese of Joliet, at Sacred Heart Church, 2900 E. 96th St.; light refreshments; for =information, please call Mike at 312-498-1050.

Volunteers

Aquinas Literacy Center : seeking one-on-one tutors to commit 90 minutes per week at 1751 W. 35th St. all tutoring is in English and takes place Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; volunteers must attend training Oct. 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; register in advance and come both days to begin tutoring; for more information or to register, contact the volunteer coordinator at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or 773-927-0512.
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-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 www.chicago-shares.org or contact Ron Polaniecki at chicagoshares@gmail.com, 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 tgill@parening4nonviolence.org or 708-321-0311 for information.
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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