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Anniversaries

St. Martha/Shrine of All Saints 100th Anniversary Gala : July 26, appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.; at White Eagle Restaurant, 6839 Milwaukee Ave., Niles; beverages, live entertainment and a DJ included; $75/adults through May 31, $85 thereafter; For tickets and information, call the rectory at 847-965-2535.
Sisters of St. Casimir Founders' Day Mass : Aug. 24; 9:30 a.m. Mass; St. Casimir Center, 2601 W. Marquette Road; celebrating 112th anniversary of community's founding; Father James Baraniak, O.Praem. celebrant; light refreshments following; for information, call 773.776.1324.

Benefits

Blessed Virgin Mary Loretto Sisters : Sept. 2; 2 p.m.; "Dedicated to the Ones We Love" with music by Megon McDonough; Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest; raffle, cocktails, dinner; register by Aug. 23; for information, visit ibvm.us.
Little Sisters of the Poor wine tasting : Chez Ste. Marie Wine Tasting; Sept. 19; 6–8 p.m.; St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave.; $60 in advance/$75 at door; wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music; for information or to register visit littlesistersofthepoorchicago.org or call 773-935-9600.

Devotions

Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : July 20, 9 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; July 20, 5 p.m., St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen. For information, call 630-243-3600.
Sunday rosary/early Mass : 5:30 a.m. rosary, 6 a.m. Mass Sundays at St. Barbara Church, 2859 S. Throop St.; for details contact Jim Bertucci at 312-835-5411.
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, call 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 pierre.zermatten@kofc.org or call 847-323-0914.
Eucharistic adoration : Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Our Lady of Victory Church, 5212 W. Agatite; For additional, call 773-286-2950.
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 stjuliana.org/events/item/334-youth or call 773-631-4127.
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 st-bride.org.
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.
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, and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; 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.

Entertainment

11th Annual Buddy Charles Gries Memorial Show : "Who Am I: Songs That Could Have Been Written About Me"; Aug. 4; 3 p.m.; St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles; buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m.; show $25, in advance and at door; dinner $15, purchase by July 28; for information, call 847-966-1180 or email sijre2004@yahoo.com.
“Gridshock” screening : documentary about human trafficking; Aug. 13; 6 p.m.; hosted by Southwest Regional Office of Catholic Charities; Sacred Heart Ministry Center; 8245 W. 111th St.; Palos Hills; for information or to reserve a seat, contact Carol Petersen at 708-430-0428 or email cpetersen@catholiccharities.net or nancytmott@gmail.com.

Festivals

St. Zachary Augustfest : Aug. 8-11; St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; free entertainment and parking; free weekend admission from 1-3 p.m.; after 3 p.m. is $3 per person, children under 12 free; carnival rides, children's entertainment, games, Bingo, food and drink; for information, call 847-956-7020 or visit saintzachary.org.
St. Agnes of Bohemia Augustfest : Aug. 8-11; 2651 S. Central Park Ave.; traditional Mexican food; live music, carnival rides; four-day ride bracelets $50 at rectory or parish website; for information, call 773-522-0142 or visit stagnesofbohemia.org.
Sisters of the Living Word Founder’s Day and Summerfest : Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m., Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights; free hot dogs, chips and ice cream; entertainment by Banjo Buddies; RSVP by Aug. 4. For information, visit slw.org or call 847-577-5972.

Games

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.
St. Columba Bingo : July 21: 2:30-5 p.m.; doors open at 2 p.m.; St. Columba Social Center, 13323 S. Greenbay Ave.; split the pot bingo, food available for purchase; for information, call 773-646-2660.
St. Zachary Bingo : July 19, 6-9 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.; parish hall, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; food for sale; for information, call 847-956-7020 or visit saintzachary.org.

Lectures

"Biblical Paintings: The Art of Carlo Maratta" : July 16, 5-8 p.m.; Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums annual Art and Faith Lecture; St. James Chapel/Quigley Courtyard, 835 N. Rush St.; $125/ticket through June 24; $150 after. For information and tickets, visit vaticanpatronschicago.org or call Denise Molitsky at 312-534-5351.
St. Peter's in the Loop Theology on Tap : July 15, 22; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; Franciscan Father Ed Shea, July 15; Deacon Alan Tartara, July 22; Refreshments provided; For details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
“The Church as Sacrament to the World” : Sept. 15; noon-1:30 p.m.; St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview; presented by Fr. Thomas Loya, pastor of Annunciation Byzantine Parish, Homer Glen; free-will offering; refreshments served; for information, call or text 847-826-4704.

Meals

St. Thomas Becket Picnic : Aug. 25; 11 a.m. outdoor bilingual Mass (English/Polish); noon-5 p.m. picnic; 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect; food truck, petting zoo, live music, bingo; for information, call 847-827-9220.

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. 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 geraldineliss48@gmail.com.

Pilgrimages

Tolton Tour – Chicago Pilgrimage Saturday : July 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., pilgrimage will stop at sites in and around the city of Chicago that highlight the life of Father Augustus Tolton; will include Tolton Ambassadors from around the country who will be visiting; begins at the Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S. Lake Park Ave.; to register, end name, contact phone number, and email address via U.S. mail to: Tolton Tour – Chicago,Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S.Lake Park Ave.; Chicago, IL 60653; $99 donation requested per person: make checks payable to the Archdiocese of Chicago; checks and registration information must be received by July 2; for information, call 312-534-8376.

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; if you need a First Communion dress or suit, call Amanda at the above numbers.
Run with the Nuns : Oct. 20, 9 a.m.; 5K run/walk on the grounds of Mount Assisi in Lemont; $40, $35 before May 31, $20 children 12 and under running with an adult; visit runwiththenuns.org 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 www.accwchicago.org/scholarship; 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.

Reunions

Lourdes High School class of 1969 : 50th reunion; Sept. 21; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Chuck's Darien (Chateau Orleans), 8025 S. Cass Ave., Darien; buffet and cash bar; 10 a.m. memorial Mass at Shrine of St. Therese, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien; for ticket info contact kathy.kirkwood8586@gmail.com.

Rummage sales

St. Nicholas Church : July 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge Ave., Evanston; Cash, credit cards, checks for registered parishioners; fair-priced quality items, including designer women’s apparel and a teen section; Mexican food served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; proceeds support community outreach programs; for information, call 847-864-1185 or visit nickchurch.org.
Grandma's Attic : Aug. 2-3; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Jude the Apostle gym, 900 E. 154th St. South Holland; for information, call 708-333-3550.
St. Cecilia Church : Aug. 2-4; 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect; pre-sale Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m.; Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 bag day sale; cash only; food and beverages for sale Aug. 3-4.; for information, call 847-437-6208.
St. Domitilla Joyous Junk : Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Aug. 11, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.; 605 Hillside Ave., Hillside; toys, games, books, craft supplies, kitchen items and more; for information, call Marge or Loretta at 708-449-8430.

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 http://osbchicago.org/programs or RSVP to Sr. Belinda at 773-338-7063 or bmonahan@osbchicago.org.
Repair My House - Mind, Body and Soul Skills for Life : July 15, 22; Aug. 5, 19, 26; 12:10-1 p.m.; presented by psychologist Jerry Hiller, and licensed counselor Marilyn Rochon; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St., free-will offering; for details, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit www.stpetersloop.org.
Ignatian morning of reflection : July 25, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., “Sharing our Spirituality: A Look to the Future” with Jesuit Father Michael Rossmann; St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road; $25/person; program, mass, and lunch; registration required. For information, visit ivcusa.org/ivc-offices/welcome-to-ivc-chicago or contact Jacqueline Fitzgerald at 312-961-6206 or jfitzgerald@ivcusa.org.
Vacation bible school : July 29 to Aug. 2; 9 a.m. to noon; Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8747 W. Lawrence Ave.; “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth." For information or to register, call 773-625-2273 or visit ourladymotherchurch.com.
Sunrise Mass for peace at Oakwood Beach : Aug. 3, 6:30-8 a.m.; hosted by Black Deacons of Chicago; Oakwood Beach, 41st Street and Lake Shore Drive; if rain, Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church, 615 E. Oakwood Blvd.
Kolbe House Mass of Reconciliation : Aug. 3; 5 p.m.; La Villita Park baseball field outside Cook County Jail, 3037 S. Albany Ave.; for adults, children, families affected by incarceration, formerly incarcerated individuals and those wishing to express solidarity and support; bring your own chair; for information, visit pvm.archchicago.org/human-dignity-solidarity/kolbe-house-jail-ministry.
Marian conference : Aug. 10; 9 a m-5:30 p.m.; National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville; speakers include Fr. Edward Looney, Fr. James Presta and Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC; registration required; before Aug 2 $50 per person/$450 for group of 10; after Aug 2 $60/per person/$500 for group of 10; register online at kolbeshrine.org/2019-marian-conf or call 847-367-7800, ext. 225.

Volunteers

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-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 chicagoshares.org.
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 tgill@parenting4noniolence.org 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.
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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Around the Archdiocese
Chicago Catholic
835 North Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
fax 312.534.7330

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