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Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
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Benefits

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.

Devotions

Lessons and Carols : Dec. 2, 7 p.m.; at Our Lady of Hope Mission, 9711 W. Devon Ave.; featuring liturgical and music ministries from Our Lady of Hope Mission and Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church; all welcome.
Our Lady of Guadalupe devotions : Dec. 3-12 at Holy Guardian Angels Parish at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield; and St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park; novena includes weekday 6 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m. Mass followed by reception at St. Barbara Church except Dec. 6; Sundays Dec. 4 and 11 noon rosary and 12:30 p.m. Mass followed by reception; guests and special events include Dec. 5 devotions with Auxiliary Bishop Kevin Birmingham; Dec.. 6, rosary and Mass at St. Louise de Marillac Church; Dec. 11, devotions include dance group Los Guadalupanos de Epifanía; Dec. 12, 5 a.m., Las Mañanitas at St. Barbara Church; 6 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m. Mass of the Roses with mariachi music celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Robert Casey; reception follows with folkloric dance group Flor de Corazón; for details, call the parish at 708-485-2900 or visit hgaparish.org
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration : Dec. 12, Masses at 7:30 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; reception follows 1:15 p.m. Mass in the lower level auditorium at St. Peter's Church,110 W. Madison St.; all invited; for information, call 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass : Dec. 12, 7 p.m.; St. Bernadette and Queen of Martyrs hosts its first Guadalupe Mass at St. Bernadette Church, 9343 S. Francisco Ave.; bilingual; reception with hot chocolate and pan dulce follows.
Pro-life Mass : First Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.; followed by praying the pro-life rosary; at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3745 S. Paulina St.
Eucharistic adoration : Every day, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; St. Francis Borgia Parish Prince of Peace Chapel; 8033 W. Addison St.
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.

Games

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

“Becoming Ambassadors of Reconciliation: Bridging the Divide of Differences” : Dec. 3, 2 p.m., virtual presentation by Sr. Laurie Brink, OP; part of the yearlong 175th anniversary celebration of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa; free, all invited to participate by going to www.sinsinawa.org/live.
"Power of Prayer with Leadership" : Dec. 3, 9 a.m.; hosted by the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women of Vicariate I at Chevy Chase Golf CLub, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; $40 includes breakfast; all men and women invited; call 847-263-6041 for details.
"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

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.
Christmas Cookie Walk with Santa : Dec. 10, 3-6 p.m., and Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, 40000 N. US Highway 45, Old Mill Creek; create your own beautiful tray of delicious homemade Christmas cookies; Santa will be on hand for pictures on Dec. 11; sponsored by the Altar Rosary Sodality.
Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting : Dec. 11, program begins at 6:45 p.m., candle lighting at 7 p.m.; joining in global service for people to honor the memories of children who have died; nondenominational and open to all; hosted by the Elizabeth Ministry at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave,

Spiritual Growth

Advent reflection : Nov. 28, 7-8 p.m.; “What time it is NOW?” facilitated by Sr. Pat Bergen, CSJ; in person at the Well Spirituality Center, 1515 Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, or online; $15; to register, visit csjthewell.org/programs/advent-reflection-22 or call 708-482-5048.
"In the Footsteps of Mary and Joseph, Preparing for Jesus to Come" : Dec. 6, 9:30-11 a.m.; repeated 6:30-8 p.m.; a photo-pilgrimage to the places described in the Infancy narratives of the Gospels led by Sr. Sallie Latkovich, CSJ; in person at the Well Spirituality Center, 1515 Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, or online; $15; to register, visit csjthewell.org/programs/advent-footsteps or call 708-482-5048.
"The Night's Mysterious Light" Advent mission : Dec. 13, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails 6 p.m., program 7 p.m.; with Fr. Timothy Fairman, Metropolitan String Orchestra and chorus directed by Jennifer Budziak; free-will offering; at St. Theresa, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine.
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).
  • 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

editorial@chicagocatholic.com

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