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Devotions

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe : Dec. 12, 9 a.m., at St. Fabian Church, 8300 S. Thomas Ave.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration : Dec. 12, 1:15 p.m. festive Mass, reception to follow in St. Clare Auditorium Lower Level; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Feast of St. Lucy : Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Mass followed by traditional blessing of the eyes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine, 1101 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park, all welcome; for details, call the rectory at 708-344-4140.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : Dec.15, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; Dec. 15, 5 p.m., at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen Ave.; call 630-243-3600; all invited.
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.
Mass for beatification of Venerable Maria Kaupas : Jan. 5, 9:30 p.m., Mass celebrated by Bishop Andrew P. Wypych for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir; in the St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Blvd.; Mass will commemorate the 139th anniversary of Mother Maria’s birth; light refreshments following; all invited; for information, call 773-776-1324.
Traditional La Befana children’s pilgrimage : Jan. 7, at the 11 a.m. Mass; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; for details call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Anointing of the Sick : Jan. 20, at the 11 a.m. Mass; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; for details call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Christian Unity Week celebration : Jan. 26, 7 p.m., hosted by St. Dorothy Parish, University Bible Fellowship and Focolare at St. Dorothy Church, 450 E. 78th St.; all welcome.
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.
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.
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

Musica Lumina Orchestra and Niles Metropolitan Chorus DIY "Messiah" : Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Do-it-yourself Handel's "Messiah"; in St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; freww-will donation; vocal scores available for singers; open to the whole family but not recommended for children under 4; other upcoming events include March 31, 3 p.m.; Bach's "St. Matthew Passion": June 2, 3 p.m., Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; email newmru@hotmail.com or call 702-806-8421 for details.
Honoring 200th anniversary of "Silent Night" : Dec. 15, 4:40 p.m., Marist High School choir honors the 200th anniversary of "Silent Night" as part the Festival of Lights concert; included virtual connection with Maristenkellog, a Marist school in Germany; enter through main doors at 4200 W. 115th St.; no charge.
Lessons and Carols : Dec. 15, 7 p.m., at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St.; tickets $15, $10 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for youth ages 6-18; optional 5 p.m. banquet for $100 includes concert; for details or to buy tickets call 800-838-3006" or visit cantius.org.
Holiday Cabaret : Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at St. Martha of Bethany Church/The Shrine of All Saints, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; featuring some of Chicagoland's finest professional cabaret entertainers; in the Large Church; $20 tickets available at door, or reserve a table of 10 or more for $15 a person by contacting Kevin at stmarthachurch@yahoo.com; cookies and caroling will round off the evening.
“Stille Nacht/Silent Night” : Dec. 27, 7 p.m.; annual Christmas concert featuring the combined St. Christopher/St. Emeric Music Ministry; performances by combined adult choirs of St. Christopher & St. Emeric, the St. Christopher Children’s Choir, the Living Stones Choir accompanied by the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Phil and Amy Switalski; refreshments following; free-will offering; in St. Christopher Church, 4130 147th St., Midlothian; for information call 708-687-3302.
Christmas Concert at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Parish: : Dec. 28, 7 p.m.; Mira Sojka-Topor, well-known soprano in the Chicago Polish community, and the Sts. Cyril & Methodius parish ensemble of singers and musicians present an evening of classical Christmas music; 608 Sobieski St., Lemont; call 630-257-2776 for details.
A Magical Keys Christmas Concert : Dec. 29, 7 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church, 8000 S. Linder Ave., Burbank; featuring choir and band; $12 adults, $6 children; e-mail kasiamusician@yahoo.com or call Kasia at 708-567-3422 for details.
Amahl and the Night Visitors : Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 6, 3 p.m..; at Our Lady of Hope, 9711 W. Devon Ave., Rosemont; free-will offering; for information, call 847-825-4673.
A Concert of Organ Music by Polish Composers : Jan. 13, 3 p.m.; organist Jeremy Kiolbassa, descendant of one of the founders of (and first organist at) St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, performs on the church's historic organ to help raise money for the repair and restoration of the organ, which was originally built in 1881; free-will offering; for details, call 773-278-2470 or email restoreststans@comcast.net.
"Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones Band" : Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Rick Lindy performs jukebox hits at Our Lady of Victory Parish Hall, 4434 N. Laramie Ave.; dinner and show $30; for tickets visit ricklindyolv.brownpapertickets.com or call 773-286-2950.

Games

St. Barbara Thursday Bingo : 6:30 p.m., 2859 S. Throop St., call 312-835-5411 for details.
Brother Rice High School Trivia Night : Jan. 26, doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.; hosted by Brother Rice High School Alumni Moms; at the Brother Rice Carmody Center, 10001 S. Pulaski Road; $20; contact alumnimoms@brrice.org for tickets.
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 January events : Jan. 14, 7-9:15 p.m., “Packaging Your Potential”; Jan. 28, 7-9:15 p.m.; "Are You Entrepreneurial Material?"; in St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates; for more information, contact Bob Podgorski at Careerguy1@gmail.com.

Lectures

“How Love Transforms Suffering” : Jan. 13, noon-1:30 p.m.; Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, retreat director and staff spiritual director at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House; at St. Catherine Laboure Church 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; 847-729-1414; book table; refreshments; free-will offering.
Annulment Workshop for Divorced Catholics : Jan. 15, 7 p.m., in the O'Brien Room at St. James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; hosted by the St. James Divorce Ministry; contact Deacon Jim Bannon at jamesrbannon@sbcglobal.net or 224-345-7200 with questions.
"I'll Die Laughing" : Jan. 28, 7:30-9 p.m., Fr. Bob Rohrich, CM, speaks on humor at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills; call 708-974-3336 for details.
“Introduction to Christian Anthropology” : Tuesdays Feb.12 through March 19; 7-8:30 p.m.; six-week course exploring the Christian vision of human nature/persons through an in-depth look at biblical creation stories; taught by Fr. Matthew Bozovsky of Our Lady of Ransom Parish, at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave.; Glenview; $25; register by calling 847-826-4704 or emailing KitchsBest@aol.com.

Meetings

"Finding Hope/Healing Hearts" : Thursdays Oct. 25 to Dec. 20, 1:30-3 p.m.; support group for adults mourning the loss of a loved one; at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein; $40.00 registration fee covers cost of two books and materials; to register, contact Diane Mulroe at dmulroe@stmota.org or call 847-223-0010.
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.
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.

Retreats

New Year’s Eve overnight retreat : Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. to Jan. 1, 9:10 a.m.; explore the themes of endings and beginnings with Fr. Seamus Murphy; $95 includes overnight accommodations, $55 for New Year's Eve program and refreshments only; at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; for information, call the ministry office at 773-528-6300 or register at www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/retreats-programs.

Spiritual Growth

Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation : Dec. 15, check in at 8:30 a.m., program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii,1224 W. Lexington St.; speaker Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, rector: $25 includes lunch; call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Group spiritual direction : Dec. 19; 1:30-3 p.m.; presented by Sr. Fran Sulzer FSPA, and Br. Guillermo Morales, OFM; St. Clare Auditorium Lower Level; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Together at the Cross: Connecting Your Faith to Real Life : Jan. 14-17, 7-8:30 p.m. each day; multi-parish mission led by Fr. Peter Schavitz, C.Ss.R.; at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 434 W. Park Street, Arlington Heights; co-sponsored by Our Lady of the Wayside, St. James, St. Edna and St. Mary, Buffalo Grove; details at www.olwparish.org or call 847-253-5353.

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-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 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.
  • Include time, date, place, address and contact phone number (with area code).
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  • 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

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