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Benefits

Bison Benefit Fundraiser : Oct. 15, 6-10 p.m.; dinner, auctions, entertainment to benefit St. Mary School, Buffalo Grove; at Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling; 21 and older; $125; RSVP by Oct. 1; visit stmarybg.ejoinme.org/bisonfund. Deadline to Purchase Dinner Tickets: October 1, 2022 For more information, please contact: bisonfund@stmarybg.org Saint Mary School in Buffalo Grove, 50 N Buffalo Grove Rd-Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Together in Joy : Nov. 19; at City Hall Events, 838 W. Kinzie St.; benefiting St. Teresa of Avila Parish; $150; includes dinner, entertainment, silent auction; visit togetherinjoy.com for information or to buy tickets.

Craft fairs

Holy Guardian Angels Parish fall bazaar and bake sale : Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; St. Louise de Marillac (North Site) Parish Center, 1113 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park; for information, visit hgaparish.org.
Holiday Extravaganza : Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; craft and vendor fair hosted by Two Holy Martyrs Parish in the Sharp Center, 5940 W. 62nd St.; booth fee $40 (does not include chairs), table fee $45 (includes two chairs), electricity fee $5; for more information or to reserve a spot, contact Taura Basulto at 708-634-6748 or thmvendorfair2022@gmail.com.

Devotions

St. John Paul II monstrance : Oct. 1-13, monstrance blessed by St. John Paul II a month before his death present for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m., in the chapel at St. Christina Parish, 3342 W. 11th St.; also will be present for holy hour with Benediction Oct. 6, 7 p.m., in the church; exposition with Benediction Oct. 8 following 4 p.m. Mass in the church; also one hour exposition following 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses Oct. 9; and exposition and Benediction Oct. 4 and 11, 5-8 p.m. in the church.
Mother Cabrini Mass and statue dedication : Oct. 15, noon; at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; principal celebrant will be Bishop Daniel Turley, OSA, bishop emeritus of Chulucanas, Peru; following Mass, cathedral rector Fr. Gregory Sakowicz will bless and dedicate a bas-relief with relic and newly commissioned statue in the cathedral garden plaza; Mother Cabrini is the universal patron saint of immigrants and first American citizen to be canonized; RSVP at tinyurl.com/CabriniStatue; Mass will be livestreamed at youtu.be/QMbe3HTJUDU.
Rosary in the Park : Oct. 15, 10 a.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Maria Council 4836 to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the final apparition of our Lady of Fatima; at Hodges Park, Courtland and Vine avenues, Park Ridge; bring a lawn chair or blanket; all welcome; for information, call 847-692-7565.
2022 Public Square Rosary Crusade : Oct. 15, noon; pray the rosary at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish, 2132 E. 72nd St.; first 100 participants will receive a memento from the event; for information, contact S. Martinez at 773-363-1700 or at stphilip-neri@archchicago.org.
St. Joseph Parish closing Mass : Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.; at St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Hwy., Homewood; share photos of memories and milestones celebrated at St. Joseph at posjhomewood.org; past and present parishioners and clergy are invited; for information, call 708-798-0622.
Lantern memorial service : Oct. 22, 6:15 p.m.; hosted by St. Nicholas and St. Mary Parish in the parking lot of St. Mary Church, 1012 W. Lake St., Evanston; to honor those who have passed and to support one another in uncertain times.
St. Emeric Church final Mass and luncheon : Nov. 6; Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Emeric Church, 4330 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills; luncheon to follow at 1 p.m. Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest; all former parishioners, school students and staff invited.
Veteran's Day Mass and reception : Nov. 11, 1:15 p.m. Mass followed by reception; hosted by the Notre Dame Club of Chicago Veterans Initiative Committee at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; all invited; for information, call 312-372-5111 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Holy hour of healing : First Saturday of the month, 6 p.m.; led by Deacon Mike Ciciura at St. Alexander Parish, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights; for those suffering from physical, spiritual or psychological illness; includes adoration, Benediction and individual prayers of healing; for details, call 708-448-4861 or email alchurch@comcast.net.
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, 7:30 p.m., streaming on holycrossparish.net 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; 11 a.m.; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information.

Entertainment

Dante 360 : Nov. 18-20, 7 p.m.; art historian Elizabeth Lev explores the Divine Comedy through art, music and recitation; tickets $27-$56; at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture; for information or tickets, visit athenaeumcenter.org.

Festivals

St. William Parish International Octoberfest : Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m.; ethnic food and beverages; raffles, children's activities; 2600 N, Sayre Ave.

Games

Oktoberfest Bingo : Oct. 30; doors open 12:30 p.m., games begin 1:30 p.m.; $20 admission; hosted by Two Holy Martyrs Parish in the I Hall on the St. Symphorosa Campus, 6148 S. Mason St.
St. Francis Borgia monthly bingo : Third Saturday of every month (except May 2023), including Sept. 17; doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo starts 6:30 p.m.; $25 for 10 regular bingos and two specials; food and raffles available; in the St. Francis Borgia Stokes Center, 8025 W. Addison St.; for information, call the school office at 773-589-1000.

Lectures

"Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World" : Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; via Zoom; with Dr. Devorah Heitner; part of the Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series; register by visiting nazarethacademy.com and clicking on the "parent/student" tab.
"The Intersection Between Ecumenism and Justice" : Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; annual Paul Wattson lecture presented by Archbishop Donald J. Bolen of Regina, Saskatchewan at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave.; free in-person and online; registration required; visit ctu.edu/event/paul-wattson-lecture-with-archbishop-bolenl to register.
"Help Me Deal with Depression, Anxiety and Other Conflicts of My Age" : Jan. 17, 2023; 7 p.m.; in Spanish; via Zoom; with Dr. Ferney Ramirez; part of the Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series; register by visiting nazarethacademy.com and clicking on the "parent/student" tab.
"The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, Compassionate Adolescents" : March 16, 2023; 7 p.m.; via Zoom; with Dr. Lisa Damour; part of the Nazareth Academy Parent Speaker Series; register by visiting nazarethacademy.com and clicking on the "parent/student" tab.

Meetings

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.

Potpourri

Rally/Walk/Stand in Prayer Against Domestic Violence : Oct. 8; 9-11 a.m.; hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach ministry and others from different churches, denominations and backgrounds; at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 9047 S. Harper Ave.; for information, call Deborah Hammond of Catholic Charities at 312-948-6529 or Bernita Johnson of St. Katherine Drexel at 773-315-1323.
Right to Life Chain : Oct. 9, noon, hosted by the Immaculate Conception-Five Holy Martyrs Parish Pro-Life Group at the corner of Archer and California avenues; for information, call 773-254-3636.
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 ocdschicago@gmail.com.
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 runwiththenuns.org.

Retreats

Retrouvaille retreat : Oct. 14-16 in Chicago; for couples who feel their marriages may be in danger or are already separated; for information, call 224-534-9235 or visit retrouvaille.org or helpourmarriage.org. You may call anonymously. Please be assured that all names are kept in the strictest confidence. No group discussions.
“Somewhere, a Place for Us” : Online retreat for LGBTQ+ Catholics; Wednesdays Oct. 19 through Nov. 16 for approximately two hours each session, with morning and evening sessions available; presented by the Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach (AGLOChicago) and Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies; $75, scholarships available for anyone in need; for information, email Joe Vitek joe@aglochicago.org or visit aglochicago.org/retreat.

Spiritual Growth

RCIA classes : Starting Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are for adults to receive any or all of the sacraments initiation; contact Deacon Tom at 708-974-3336 , ext. 245, or trzendzian@archchicago.org for information.
Come and See Weekend : Oct. 14-16; hosted by the Adrian Dominican Sisters at , Weber Retreat and Conference Center on the Motherhouse Campus,1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan; for single, Catholic women ages 19-25; discerners will have the opportunity to meet other women exploring God’s call; spend time in prayer, reflection, silence, sharing, and fun; learn about the life of a sister and Dominican life; tour the Motherhouse Campus and meet sisters; and attend Sunday liturgy with the sisters; free; register online at tinyurl.com/ADSDiscern; for information, email Sister Katherine Frazier, OP, at kfrazier@adriandominicans.org or call or text her at 260-229-3045.
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 cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs.
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).
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Mail your notice to:
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Chicago Catholic
835 North Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
fax 312.534.7330

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