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Anniversaries

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.
St. Angela School : centennial year launch; Sept. 8; 9 a.m. open house; 10 a.m. Mass with Msgr. Kenneth Velo; 11 a.m. reception; for information, visit saintangela.org.
St. Francis Borgia 70th anniversary : Oct. 27; 8033 W. Addison St.; noon Mass, bilingual; 3 p.m. reception and dinner at Il Pescatore Banquets; for information, call 773-625-1118.

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.
Holy Trinity Back to School Brews : Sept. 9; 5:30–8 p.m.; The Basement of Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St.; $20, includes food; Lagunitas beer available for purchase with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting Holy Trinity; must be 21+ years; RSVP holytrinity-hs.org/backtoschoolbrews.
Little Sisters of the Poor 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

Velika Gospa : Aug. 6-15; St. Jerome Croatian Parish, 2823 S. Princeton Ave.; novena Masses at 7 p.m. Aug. 6-14; Aug. 15, Masses 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; noon and 7 p.m.; 10 a.m. procession; roasted lamb and pig for sale beginning at 8 a.m.; food tents and entertainment start after procession; for information, call 312-842-1871 or visit stjeromecroatian.org.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : Aug. 17, 9 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; Aug. 17, 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

Festivals

St. Michael Carnival : Aug. 23-25; 8237 S. South Shore Drive; Aug. 23, 4-11 p.m.; Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; entertainment, food, rides, games; for information, call 773-734-4921.
St. Emily “Feastival” : Sept. 21; 5-11 p.m.; 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect; Mass at 5 p.m.; food, entertainment, raffle, children’s games, beer garden; fun run 8 a.m.; for information, call parish office at 847-824-5040.
St. Bernadette Family Fest : Sept. 21, begins after 4 p.m. Mass; 9343 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park; Cow Pie Bingo; family BBQ; children’s games; live band, motorcycle and bicycle blessings, for information, visit stbernadettechurch.org or call 708-422-8995.
St. Hugh International Fest : Oct. 12; 5:30 p.m.; Keating Hall, 4346 Prescott Ave., Lyons; tickets $15 in advance/$18 at door; for information, call 708-447-3108.
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Oktoberfest : Oct. 13; 11 a.m.; White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; $55/advance tickets only; entertainment by The Rick Saucedo Show; raffles, silent auction, luncheon, cash bar; register by Sept. 30; for information, visit nazarethcsfn.org/donate/Oktoberfest or call Sr. Clare Marie at 847-298-6760 x 237.

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.

Lectures

Unabridged Catholicism : every Tuesday through Nov. 19; 12:10-1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St., presented by Fr. Derran Combs, OFM; free will offering; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
St. Clare lecture series : Aug. 22, 29; 12:10-1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; presented Fr. Bob Hutmacher, OFM; free will offering; for details, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit www.stpetersloop.org.
Resurrection College Prep Adult Enrichment Course : “Darkness in the Light of Democracy”; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday evenings Sept. 10-Oct. 22; with Resurrection faculty member Mike Longo; $50; to register or for information, contact Laura Dennis at ldennis@reshs.org or 773-775-6616 ext 136.
“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.
“The Church’s Great Commission” : Oct. 6; noon-1:30 p.m.; St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview; lecture/discussion with Fr. Matthew Bozovsky, pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Parish and adjunct faculty at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; topic explores how the identity and vitality of the church are rooted in Christ’s "Great Commission"; free-will offering; refreshment buffet; for information, visit stcatherinelaboure.com.or call or text 847-826-4704.
Sister Helen Prejean : Oct. 30; 7 p.m.; The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park; talk on her new book "River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey"; book signing and reception follows; $25, for information and to register, visit csjthewell.org or call 708-482-5048.

Meetings

“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.

Potpourri

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.

Retreats

Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend : Oct. 11-13; Wyndham Garden Hotel, Elk Grove Village; private weekend experience including 11 presentations about practical tools for growing in loving relationships; for information, visit wwme-chicagoland.org.

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.
St. Scholastica Academy Chicago : Sept. 21-22; for classes 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009; dinner Sept. 21; Jean Marie Ryan Center, 6300 N. Ridge Blvd.; Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.; Alumnae Memorial Mass; St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; for information call 773.764.2413 x232 or , email alumnae@osbchicago.org or visit . www.osbchicago.org/reunion

Rummage sales

Immaculate Conception : Sept. 6, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; 770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park; free admission; cash and credit cards accepted; indoor and outdoor furniture, tools, kids toys books and clothes, housewares, men and women’s clothing; for information, call 847-433-0130.
St. Constance Women’s Club : Sept. 28; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Borowczyk Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie St.; includes bake sale; free parking; food for purchase; for information, call Roberta at 321-444-2278.

Spiritual Growth

Repair My House - Mind, Body and Soul Skills for Life : Aug. 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.
Book study "Following Jesus" : Aug. 21, 28;12:10-1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; facilitated by Fr. Derran Combs, OFM; book purchase and assigned reading each week; for details, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit www.stpetersloop.org.
Little Rock Scripture Study : every Friday beginning Aug. 23; 12:10-1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; presented by Fr. Derran Combs, OFM; $10 registration fee includes materials; for details, contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit www.stpetersloop.org.
St. Columbanus revival : Aug. 25-27; 331 E. 71st St.; Aug. 25, 10 a.m., Fr. R. Tony Ricard; Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Darlene Allen-Nichols; and Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Fr. Michael Pfleger; community cookout Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; for information, call 773-224-1022.
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation : Sept. 1; 4-6 p.m.; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1775 Grove St., Glenview; ecumenical service with Archdiocese of Chicago and Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago; prayer service with Bishop Mark Bartosic followed by a lecture from Greek Orthodox scholar Deacon Perry Hamalis on “Love God, Love Thy Neighbor, Love the Trees: Orthodox Reflections on Ecology, Theology and Human Dignity”; for information, visit pvm.archchicago.org/human-dignity-solidarity/care-for-creation-ministry/season-of-creation.
Blue Mass : Sept. 15; 3 p.m.; St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island; first responders and military welcome; refreshments follow; for information, call 708-385-8510.
"Walking With Purpose : Tuesday mornings beginning Sept. 17; 9-10:30 a.m.; St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington; for women of all ages; child care available; for information, email karinlovejoy@mac.com or visit walkingwithpurpose.com.
Vicariate II Novena for Healing and Atonement : novena addressing the issue of clergy sexual abuse through prayer for healing, atonement and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit within the Church; Sept. 21-29; 7 p.m.; 9/21, Our Lady of Ransom, 8300 N. Greenwood, Niles; 9/22, Queen of Angels, 2330 W. Sunnyside; 9/23, St. Mary, 1012 Lake St., Evanston; 9/24, St. Cornelius, 5430 W. Foster; 9/25, St. Clement, 642 W. Deming Place; 9/26, St. Gertrude, 6200 N. Glenwood; 9/27, St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview; 9/28, St. Gregory, 5545 N. Paulina; 9/29, St. Mary of the Lake, 4200 N. Sheridan; for information, call Vicariate II office at 773-388-8670 or email kmbartosic@archchicago.org.
“Rejoice and Be Glad: Holiness for Our Time” : Oct. 19; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle; sponsored by St. Josemaria Institute; speaker Michael O’Neill from Relevant Radio and EWTN; $60, includes lunch, parking and admission to the arboretum; for information or to register, visit stjosemaria.org/2019-fall-conference/ or call 630-541-9742.
Young Women and the Word : Oct. 23; 7-9 p.m.; St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; an evening of Scripture, prayer and refreshments for women ages 18-50; free parking; for information or to RSVP, call 773-338-7063, visit osbchicago.org/word or email bmonahan@osbchicago.org.

Volunteers

Aquinas Literacy Center volunteer training : Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1751 W. 35th St.; tutoring in English; pre-register; for information or to register, email sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or call 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-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

editorial@chicagocatholic.com

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