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Benefits

Fundraiser banquet and Lessons & Carols : Dec. 16, banquet at 5:30 p.m., Lessons & carols at 7 p.m.; St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St.; banquet and lessons & carols, $100; lessons & carols only, $15 adults. $10 students and seniors; $5 ages 6-18; visit www.cantius.org or call 800-838-3006.

Devotions

Devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe : Novena Dec. 9 and 10 with rosary 30 minutes prior to regular Masses; rosary at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-8 and 11; Dec. 12 feast day serenade at 5 a.m., bilingual Mass at 6 a.m., Mass of the Roses, 7 p.m., at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 8235 S. South Shore Drive.
Devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe : Dec. 10, Sunday Masses at 9 and 11 a.m., 4 and 6 p.m.; Masses for various intentions Dec. 4-9 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 11, 6 p.m. opening Mass, 8 p.m. pro-life Mass; 10 p.m., healing Mass for families and serenade/lighting of the Guadalupe torch; Dec. 12, midnight Mass, 2 a.m. serenade; 3 a.m. Mass for youth; 5 a.m. Mass with Chicago pilgrims; 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Mass of the day; 5 p.m. Mass for the New Evangelization; 7 p.m., closing Mass of the Roses; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 N. River Road, Des Plaines; visit www.solg.org for details.
Latin Mass at St. Odilo : 9:30 a.m. Sundays at St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn; scheduled music includes: Dec. 10, Byrd "Mass for Four Voices," "Veni Veni Emmanuel," "Creator Alme Siderum," "On Jordan's Bank"; Dec. 17, Byrd "Mass for Four Voices," "Creator Alme Siderum," "Veni Jesu Amor Mi," "O Come O Come Emmanuel"; Dec. 24, Byrd "Mass for Four Voices," "Ave Maria, Arcadelt," "Alma Redemptoris," "Wake O Wake and Sleep No Longer."
Santa Lucia Pilgrimage : Dec. 10 at the 11 a.m. Mass, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; reception follows in the hall; for details, call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe : Dec. 12, 6 a.m. mañanitas; 7 p.m. Mass followed by celebration and refreshments; bilingual; St. William Church, 2558 N. Sayre Ave.; call 773-637-6565 for details.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe : Dec. 12, 6 p.m. rosary in Spanish, 6:30 p.m. high Mass with homily in English and Spanish, followed by blessing of the roses at the Shrine of Christ the King’s temporary location, "The Upper Room," 6400 S. Kimbark Ave.; visit http://www.institute-christ-king.org/chicago/ or call 773-363-7409.
Carols by Candelight : Dec. 15, 7 p.m., festival of readings and carols in St. Mary of the Woods Church, 6955 N. Hiawatha Ave.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : Dec. 16, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Dr., Lemont; also Dec. 16, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen St.; 630-243-3600.
Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols : Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m; includes Benediction and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Fr. Brian Kean will preside and music features the St. Julian Eymard adult choir at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 E. Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; free admission; for details call 847-593-8938.
Feast of the Holy Family : Dec. 31, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road, will observe its feast day during its year- long commemoration of 160th anniversary by remaining open all day for veneration of the relics of the Holy Family; Mass, including a blessing with the relics, will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.; for information, call 312-492-8442 or visit www.holyfamilychicago.org
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.com0519.
Mass for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas : Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m., in the St. Casimir Center Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; also commemorating the 138th anniversary of her birth; celebrant will be Fr. Andrew Liaugminus; light refreshments follow; 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.; reception follows in the hall; for details, call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Evening of Mourning/Evening of Healing : Jan. 29, 7 p.m., at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, 301 S. I-Oka Ave., Mount Prospect; tri-lingual service hosted by a multi-parish cluster; will include the sacrament of anointing and talk by Amy Florian, author and teacher on grief studies; all are welcome, especially those who have experienced loss and those who minister to the bereaved; hospitality follows the service.
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, 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 and 11 a.m. Polish 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.
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.
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, 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows, 4812 S. Leamington Ave., Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Jane de Chantal, 53rd Street and McVicker Ave.

Entertainment

Concert Gala : Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; an evening of classical, sacred, and secular music featuring Mozart's Coronation Mass, performed by the choirs of St. Benedict and the Ravenswood Community Orchestra; St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park Road; general admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door: reserved and VIP seating also available; for tickets visit parish.stbenedict.com/music or call 773-588-6484.
Carols & Candles : Dec.16, 4:40-6 p.m.; evening of caroling by candlelight in front of Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn Ave.; hot chocolate and special giveaways to families in need; visit www.institute-christ-king.org/chicago/ or call 773-363-7409.
All Saints-St. Anthony Parish Holiday Concert : Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Collegiate Choir from Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will perform in the church, 518 W. 28th Place; all welcome; free-will donations; for more information call 312-842-2744 or visit assaparish.org.

Games

Brother Rice High School Trivia Night : Jan. 27, 7 p.m. hosted by the Brother Rice Alumni Mothers’ Club in the school cafeteria, 10001 S. Pulaski Road; $20 per person; tables of up to 10 players compete against other tables for prizes; bring your own snacks, and pizza will be ordered later in the evening; 21 and over; beer, wine, and pop will be available for purchase; no outside liquor allowed; for more information or for tickets online or download an order form, go to the Brother Rice website at brotherrice.org/brother-rice-high-school-trivia-night-2/.
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.
Tuesday Night Bingo : games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773-779-7181.

Lectures

“The Truth: Faith & Science” : Jan. 14, noon to 1:30 p.m., presentation and discussion with Fr. Paul Stein, pastor of St. Frances of Rome, Cicero; at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; no registration; free-will offering; refreshments served; for information call 847-826-4704.
"A Course in Christian Mysticism" : Jan. 21, 2 p.m., the Chicago Merton Society hosts Jon Sweeney; in the Rectory Assembly of Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; free-will offering; refreshments; for more information, call Mike Brennan at 773-447-3989; RSVPs to cc.itms@gmail.com are welcome but not required.
Come to Believe: How the Jesuits are Reinventing Education (Again) : Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m.; Jesuit Connections presents Fr. Stephen Katsouros, SJ, dean and executive director of Arrupe College; at the Stretch Bar & Grille 3485 N. Clark St., $10 suggested donation at door; visit www.jesuitconnections.org for reservations.
“Forgiving the Unforgivable ... Letting Go” : Jan. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. with Fr. Bob Rohrich, CM, at Sacred Heart Ministry Center, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills; free admission; for information contact Bob or Mary at 708-598-7311.

Meals

Breakfast with Santa : Dec.16, 8:30 a.m.; pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, milk and coffee served until 10 a.m.; hosted by the Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council, 15 North Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights; $5 each, ages 3 and under free; reservations required; email kofcbreakfast@gmail.com with name/number of people, or call Mike at 773-909-0102.

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. 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 708-685-5042 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or geraldinelis@aol.com.

Potpourri

St. Alphonsus Speed Dating : Jan. 27, 6 p.m.; 152 singles, 38 dates, 3 hours; for single Catholics ages 21-39; who want a night of quality conversation, great dates, good food, with beer/wine included; $50, space is limited; sign up at www.stalphonsuschicago.org/speeddate; for information contact stalspeeddate@gmail.com.
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.
Run with Team OLA : The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels has teams preparing to run the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K; benefits of running with the team supporting the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels include T-shirt, pre-race Mass and dinner, place to stay the night before the race; help from Sr. Stephanie Baliga (2:53 marathoner, NCAA D1 cross-country and track athlete) in making a training plan; a personal prayer warrior for every runner; limited guaranteed entries to the marathon available before Nov. 30; please see missionola.com/marathon.html for details, or contact Sr. Stephanie at olamission@gmail.com or 773-486-8431 with questions or to sign up.

Retreats

Reunions

Lourdes High School Class of 1968 : looking for all graduates to celebrate 50th anniversary of graduation; reunion details to be determined; find the class on Facebook at "Lourdes HS Chicago: Class of 1968" or email Kathy O'Neill Nelson at kathrynnel@gmail.com and put "Lourdes Reunion" in the subject line.

Spiritual Growth

"The Lord Shine Light into the Darkness" : Advent evening of reflection Dec. 12, 7 p.m., hosted hosted by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King at the Mount Assisi Center, 13860 Main St., Lemont; free-will donation; RSVP to Carrie Peters at 630-257-7844 ext. 223 or carriepeters2@sbcglobal.net.
"Growing in Grace and Holiness" : women's morning of reflection, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., hosted by the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King on the Mount Assisi Campus, 13860 Main St., Lemont; includes continental breakfast and lunch; $20 requested donation; RSVP to Carrie Peters at 630-257-7844 ext. 223 or carriepeters2@sbcglobal.net.
Lenten Morning of Reflection : March 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jesuit Connections presents Claire Noonan, vice president of mission and ministry at Dominican University; at Loyola University's Water Tower Campus; $10 suggested donation at door; visit www.jesuitconnections.org.

Volunteers

English literacy volunteers needed : One-on-one tutors needed to help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center; commitment of 90 minutes per week at 1751 W. 35th St., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; volunteers must attend two-day training Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., and Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; register in advance; for information or to register, please contact the volunteer coordinator at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or 773-927-0512.
Youth mentors : help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center; 90 minutes per week at 1751 W. 35th Street; all tutoring is in English; opportunities available to work with Catholic Charities mentoring program for boys in eighth through 10th grades in the Back of the Yards and New Cities communities; mentors must be positive role models, 21 or older, who have reliable transportion, can commit to at least five hours a month for a year and can pass a thorough background check; for information, contact contact Viridiana Godinez at 630-229-5335 or vgodinez@catholiccharities.net.
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 Peter Harley 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 understanding of child development and with evidence-based parenting skills; board is currently in need of a volunteer to maintain website and develop social media as well as a corresponding secretary; other opportunities are available for interested parties; contact tgill@parening4nonviolence.org or 708-321-0311 for information.
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).
  • Column space will determine what can be included.
  • 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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