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Anniversaries

Addolorata Villa 75th Anniversary : Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Cupich, reception with refreshments follows until 2 p.m.; 555 McHenry Road, Wheeling; call Liz Starman at 847-808-4421 for details.
Sacred Heart Winnetka 120th Anniversary : Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. Mas, with Cardinal Cupich presiding; reception to follow in the Parish Center; 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka; call 847-446-0856 for details.
Our Lady of Lourdes 125th Anniversary concert and reunion : Oct. 15, 4 p.m., concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 4640 N. Ashland Ave., 4 p.m. featuring past and present musicians; alumni of all years and their families are invited to an all-class reunion and tour of Our Lady of Lourdes School, 4641 N. Ashland Ave., at 5 p.m.; light refreshments will be served; for information, contact the parish at 773-561-2141.
St. Bernadette 70th Anniversary : Oct. 21, 4 p.m. Mass with Bishop Andrew Wypych at St. Bernadette Parish, 9343 S. Franciscp, Evergreen Park; reception to follow at Beverly Country Club, 87th Street and Western Avenue; call the parish office at 708-422-8995 for details.
St. Joseph the Worker 60th Anniversary : Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Mass with Bishop George Rassas; reception follows in parish hall; 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling; for information, call the parish office at 847-537-2740 or visit stjosephworker.com.
St. Eulalia 90th anniversary : Oct. 29, 10am Mass at St. Eulalia Church, Ninth Ave. and I-290 in Maywood; reception to follow at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall, Elmhurst; call 708-254-4966 for details.
St. Andrew the Apostle 125th Anniversary : Nov. 5, 10 a.m. Mass with Cardinal Cupich presiding and Bishop Joseph Perry concelebrating; 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City; call 708-862-4165 for more information.
St. Catherine of Alexandria 60th Anniversary : Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine of Alexandria, 10621 S. Kedvale Ave., Oak Lawn; 6 p.m. dinner-dance and reunion at Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest; $80 includes filet mignon, boneless chicken breast dinner and open bar; for more information visit www.scaoaklawn.org.

Bake Sale

Benefits

4th Annual HEAL Benefit : Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.; proceeds go to Home to Enhance African Life, a Catholic charitable organization that supports 3 schools in rural southeast Nigeria; featuring Fr. George Clements; at Franciscans of the Holy Family Custody; 4848 S. Ellis Ave.; call Nick to RSVP at 312-952-4855.
“There’s No Place Like Res” Fashion Show : Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. at The Estate, Gene and Georgetti’s, 9421 Higgins Road, Rosemont: $45 per person, $35 for Resurrection College Prep High School students; includes lunch; to make reservations, visit www.reshs.org or call 773-775-6616 ext. 112.

Craft fairs

Annual craft and vendor fair : Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; at Christ Our Savior School; 900 E. 154th St., South Holland; bake sale, concession stand, seeking crafters and vendors; call 708-333-8173 or email Iteachkb@aol.com for an application.
Christmas Bazaar : Nov. 10, noon-6 p.m., Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; at St. Catherine-St. Lucy Parish, 28 N. Austin, Oak Park; collectibles, crafts, toys; baked goods; vendors of art, jewelry, soy candles; silent auction; free admission; most credit cards accepted; handicapped accessible; for information, call 708-386-8077 or visit www.stcatherinestlucy.org.
"Holiday Hearts & Happiness" : Sacred Heart Women's Club Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 819 N. 16th Ave., Melrose Park; crafters and vendors; refreshments; free admission; for details, call 708-344-0757 or visit www.shsparish.org.
Arts and Crafts Fair : Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; at Resurrection college Prep High School. 7500 W. Talcott Ave; more than 180 craft displays and vendors; admission $5, $2 for students and seniors, under 10 free; lunch available.
Gingerbread Craft Fair : Nov. 18-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Peter Church, 27551 Volo Village Road, Volo; free admission; face painting for children; stpetervolo@att.net.
Seeking vendors and crafters : for fourth annual Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, at St. Symphorosa Parish, 6135 S. Austin Ave.; email mwodke@yahoo.com for more information.
Holi-Daze Fundarising Bazaar : Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish, 4101 St. Lawrence Ave., Matteson; seeking crafters and vendors; email Lucy at leklotz@outlook.com or call the parish office at 708-748-6090 for information or an application.
Seeking vendors and crafters : for Holiday Bazaar Dec. 2, 4:30-7 p.m., and Dec. 3, 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at St. Julian Eymard Parish, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; email meghan.donahue@stjulianeymard.org or visit the parish website at stjulianeymard.org.
Seeking crafters : crafters of handmade goods can register for a table at the St. Nicholas Holiday Festival and Craft Fair Dec. 2 and Dec. 3; applications at nickchurch.org/holiday/ or by requesting an application from bloughb48@yahoo.com.

Dances

St. Constance Parish Parish Dinner Dance : Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to midnight in the Handzel Center Hall, 5864 W. Ainslie St.; open bar with beer and wine, dinner, dancing to music by the Comeback Orchestra; $60 tickets for sale after all the weekend Masses; proceeds benefit convent and school building renovations; call John Reynolds at 773-775-1757 for information.
Fall Dance-Andrzejki : Nov. 25, 7 p.m. to midnight in St.Thomas Becket parish hall, live music by the Ranger’s Band; food, cash bar; $20 per person; for information and tickets, call 847-827-9220.
Comboni Mission Center Dinner Dance : Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., Rose Mary Ranallo guest of honor, at Porretta's Banquets, 3718 N. Central Ave.; $75, RSVP to 708-354-1999; mission work raffle tickets also available by phone.

Devotions

100th anniversary of Fatima apparitions celebration: : 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions Celebration: Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.; bilingual (English/Polish) Mass, rosary, candlelight procession with statue of Our Lady of Fatima brought from Portugal; at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave, Niles.
Rosary rally : Oct. 14, noon, rain or shine, in the Soukal Floral Grass Garden Area, 6118 Archer Ave.; in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal; bring a rosary and a lawn chair or a blanket.
St. Mother Teresa relic and prayer for vocations : Oct. 15, following 10 a.m. Mass at St. Bride Parish, 7811 S. Coles Ave.; a lock of Mother Teresa’s hair will be on display; participants will pray for young people to pursue vocations; Mother Teresa candles and prayer cards are available for home use; to be held every third Sunday after Mass; for information contact the parish office at 773-731-8822 or stbride@archchicago.org.
White Mass : Oct. 15, 9 a.m., with special blessing for all physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in the Chicago area; anointing Mass at 11 a.m.; in observance of St. Luke feast day; at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake St., River Forest; call 708-771-8250 for details.
Breast cancer Mass : Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. in English and 1 p.m. in Spanish at St. Philomena Parish, 1921 N. Kedvale Ave.; reception follows in the school hall; for information call the parish office at 773-489-1100.
Purgatorial Society : Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. Mass, followed by St. Bernadette rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, to be prayed for the poor souls in purgatory; at St. Jane de Chantal, 5252 S. Austin Ave.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : Oct. 21, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; Oct. 22, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen, call 630-243-3600.
Jesuit Connections second annual Chicago-area Mass and reception : Oct. 22, 5 p.m.; at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, 1852 W. 22nd Place; Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, ordained June 2017, presiding; to assist as a member of the choir, lector, altar server or extraordinart minister of Communion email Lauren Gaffey at lgaffey@charis.org; to RSVP visit charis.website/jesuitconnections/.
Healing Mass with relic of St. Peregrine : Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; bilingual Mass; Annunciata Church, 11128 S. Avenue G: for information, call 773-721-2426.
Vocations Mass : Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m., followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayer devotions; St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.
Memorial Mass : Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Sisters of the Living Word will host a Mass honoring all those loved ones who have passed; at the Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights; RSVP online at slw.org and submit prayer requests via email to mmei@slw.org.
Covenant Renewal Service : Oct. 31, 7 p.m., at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; Cardinal Cupich and Bishop Wayne Miller of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will lead an ecumenical prayer service and renew the covenant originally signed between the two local churches in 1989; for more information or to RSVP, visit renewingcovenant.com or call 312-534-5325.
First Saturday Devotions : Nov. 4, begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, which includes anointing of the sick, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, first Saturday devotional prayers to Our Lady of Fatima, rosary, Benediction, confessions, and Divine Mercy Chaplet, St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.
All Souls’ Remembrance Service and Mass for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas : Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; names of the deceased will be read beginning at 8:45 a.m.; submit names to the attention of Daina Cyvas, 2601 W. Marquette Road, by Oct. 28; light refreshments follow; for information, call 773-349-8064.
Annual Mass of Remembrance : Nov. 5, 11 a.m. Mass at he Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; for details, call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Purgatorial Society : All Souls Memorial Mass and Purgatorial Society prayer meeting; Nov. 11, begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, followed by St. Bernadette holy rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.
Mass of Remembrance : Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road; to gather in community to celebrate the lives of the beloved dead; those who have been a part of Holy Family over its 160-year history invited to remember ancestors in faith; there will be a candlelight service as part of the Mass; call 312- 492-8442 with any questions.
Veterans Day Mass: : Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Mass at he Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; for details, call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Mass of Hope, Healing, and Remembrance : for all who have lost a child through miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, abortion, accident, illness, suicide, or other circumstances; Nov. 17, 7 p.m.; St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Hwy., Homewood; call the parish administrative assistant at 708-798-0622 for more information.
Vocations Mass : Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m., followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayer devotions; at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.
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.
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.
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.
St. Peregrine Healing Mass : on second and third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., 773-638-5800, ext. 19.
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

St. Viator Haunted House: Stairway to Insanity : Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, 7-10 p.m.’ 3644 N. Kedvale Ave., second floor; this haunted house is scary and intended for mature audiences; $10 entrance.
"Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity ... In Two Acts" : Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., show performed by Nuns4Fun Entertainment at St. Barbara Gymnasium, 2867 S. Throop St.; $30; refreshments available for purchase; call Phil Whitehouse at 312-567-1321 or the rectory at 312-842-7979.
"Rebuilding a Sanctuary" : Oct. 28, 6 p.m., the Monastery of the Holy Cross hosts a screening of a short documentary film about the monks' arrival in Chicago and the restoration of the church; 3111 S. Aberdeen St.; free, but registration requested; visit www.eventbrite.com/e/film-premiere-tickets-37920839251 to register.
"The Father Effect" : Nov. 9, 7 p.m., docu-drama about the impact of fathers and fatherhood; in Upton Hall at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park; hosted by the multi-parish Respect Life Ministries of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Michal and Our Lady of Woods parishes, Orland Park; and St. Bernard Parish and Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Parish, Homer Glen.
Chicago Chorale Concert : Nov. 19, 8 p.m., "O magnum mysterium" explores iconic choral compositions of the past century, at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, 1010 W. Webster Ave., for reserved, general or student tickets, visit chicagochorale.org or call 773-306-6195.
“Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors” : Dec. 8 and 9, both concerts at 8 p.m.; presented by the Niles Metropolitan Chorus at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles; tickets at the parish office and at door; for information, call 847-966-8145 or visit www.sjbrebeuf.org or www.nilesmetropolitanchorus.com.

Exhibits

North American premiere of “Homage to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini”: the Art of Meo Carbone : North American premiere of “Homage to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini”: the Art of Meo Carbone: Sept. 14-Oct. 22 at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.; call 773-360-5225 or visit www.cabrininationalshrine.org.

Festivals

Taste of St. Isaac Jogues : Oct. 14, foods of 11 countries, 6-7:30 p.m., then music by Patty and the Melts until 9:30 p.m., St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 W. Golf Road, Niles; facepainting and games; call 847-966-1180 for information.

Games

Fall Fest trivia night : Nov. 11, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.; at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall, 653 W. 37th St.; benefits Bridgeport Catholic Academy; best decorated fall-themed table wins a special prize; bring food and drinks; tables of 10 $200, individual tickets $20; number of tables limited; contact Lillian Buckley at 773-376-6223 or buckleylillian1@gmail.com.
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

Lutheran-Catholic Marriages : Oct. 14, 3-5 p.m. at Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 N. Sheridan Road, Evanston; exploring gifts and challenges of Catholic-Lutheran families as part of Lutheran-Catholic Dialogues Evanson Reformation 500 and Beyond; contact Brigitte Bell at brigitte@bsbpc.com or Dan Olsen at dolsen@archchicago.org
Merton lecture : Oct. 15, 2 p.m., the Chicago Merton Society hosts Shawn Storer of the Catholic Peace Fellowship on Blessed Franz Jägerstätter; 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.
Writer's Workshop : Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m.; facilitated by facilitated by Carol LaChapelle, author, teacher and writer; at St. Francis Xavier Parish; 524 Ninth St., Wilmette; $49 registration fee; to register or for details contact sfxkieran@comcast.net.
Deacon Tom Lambert : Oct. 19, 7 p.m., speaks to the Mental Health Awareness Support Group in the Aula (Building F) at St. Damian Parish, 5300 W. 155th St. Oak Forest; for information, contact Tony Mazurowski, 708-951-3232 or Maria Connolly, 708-284-6511.
Bible Brunch : “God So Loved the Cosmos, But Do We?”; Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; presented by Dianne Bergant; $20 includes brunch; contact Mary Whiteside at 847-907-3450 or mwhiteside@holyfamilyparish.org to register.
“God’s Revelation: Why It’s Needed & How We Know It” : Oct. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m.; presentation and discussion with Msgr. Robert J Dempsey, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest; at St. Catherine Laboure, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; no registration, free-will offering; refreshments served; call 847-826-4704 for details.
African Awareness Month talks : Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Brother Joseph Schenk, OFM Conv., outreach coordinator of Catholic Charities refugee resettlement program on “The Current State of African Refugees”; Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Dr .Kevin Hunt, internist with Northwestern Medical Group and clinical assistant professor of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, on the health crisis in Northern Uganda; both at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway; call < ahref="tel:773-561-5343">773-561-5343 or visit www.saintita.org for details.
“To Redeem the Soul of America: Martin Luther King's Vision and Its Challenge to American Catholics” : Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; the Siena Center of Dominican University presents Fr. Bryan Massingale; in the Priory Auditorium, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest; $10; register at events.dom.edu/siena-center or by calling the box office at 708-488-5000.
"Martin Luther, the Reformation, and Why they Still Matter" : Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. talk by Brad S. Gregory of the University of Notre Dame; in Room 161 of the Student Activities Center on DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave.; free and open to the public; for information, contact Brenda Washington at bwashin1@depaul.edu.
"Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" : film screening Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Becket Parish hall, 1321 Burning Bush Lane, Mount Prospect; for details email Deacon Tony Jannotta at jannotta@comcast.net.
"The Sainthood Cause and Canonization of Father Augustus Tolton" : Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m. with Bishop Joseph Perry at St. Mary Parish, corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue in Evanston; for details, contact Karie Ferrell at kferrell@stmaryevanston.org or 847-864-0333 ext. 203.
"An Evening with Immaculee Ilibagiza, a Rwandan Genocide survivor: A Story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness" : Oct. 30, at DeLaSalle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.; free tickets required due to limited seating capacity; call Peter Wawire at St. James Parish, 312-842-1919 ext. 213, or email pwawire@stjameswabash.org.
Merton lecture : Nov. 5, 2 p.m., the Chicago Merton Society hosts David Belcastro on Merton and Camus; 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.
"She Said What?! Women's Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity": : Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m.; hosted by the Buddhist Catholic Dialogue of Chicago at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; free but register by Nov. 2; call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
“The Truth of Human Nature: Christian Anthropology” : Nov. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m., lecture and discussion with Fr. Matthew Bozovsky, associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, on how human dignity is founded on sexual complementarity and solidarity; at St. Catherine Laboure Parish, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; free-will offering; refreshments; call 847-826-4704 for details.
"Asking the Big Questions" : Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m.; Dr. Thom Dennis hosted by the St. Xavier Parish bereavement team and ministry of care in the Xavier Room at 524 Ninth St., Wilmette; all welcome; call 847-256-2273 or email sfxbereavement@gmail.com.
Merton lecture : Nov. 19, 2 p.m., the Chicago Merton Society hosts Paul Pearson on Merton and humor; 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.
Merton lecture : Dec. 10, 2 p.m., the Chicago Merton Society hosts Kate Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter; and Rosalie Riegle on Dorothy Day; 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.
"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.

Meals

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast : Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Holy Ghost Council 4977 in the Rowley Center at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine; pumpkin or regular pancakes, eggs, sausage, corned beef hash, coffee and juice; $8 per person, $20 per family, $6 for seniors; those with financial hardship can eat free; proceeds support local charities, religious vocations and respect life initiatives; for information, call George at 847-991-0738.
Catholic Kolping Society Roast Beef Dinner : Nov. 12, 1 to 5 p.m.; at the Kolping Center, 5826 N. Elston Ave.; $20 members, $23 non-members, $8 children under 12, under 6 free; proceeds benefit St. Joseph Seminary, handicapped children and adults, soup kitchens, Lewis University and St. Vincent de Paul Society; no reservations needed; call 773-792-2190 for information.
Lunch with Santa : Nov. 26, after 11 a.m. Mass, noon to 3 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; $5, plus charge for photo with Santa; for details, call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.

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.

Pilgrimages

National Shrine of St. Jude : Oct. 22, meet at 1:45 p.m. at St. Jane de Chantal, 5252 S. Austin Ave., call rectory for more details, 773-767-2411.
National Shrine of the Poor Souls : Nov. 12, meet at 1:15 p.m. at Jane de Chantal Parish, 5252 S. Austin Ave., for pilgrimage to National Shrine of the Poor Souls at St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn; call rectory for more details, 773-767-2411.

Potpourri

Blood drive : Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in the church hall, 653 W. 37th St.; appointments preferred at www.heartlandbc.org, but walk-ins are welcome; get free entry voucher to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest; a photo ID is required to donate: call Mike with any questions at 773-646-5174.
St. Gerald Giant Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk : Oct. 28, 8 a.m., 5K race in memory of Colette McGinnis; at St. Gerald Parish, 9310 S. 55th Cout, Oak Lawn; visit giantpumpkin5k.com for details.
Day of the Dead 5K Run/Walk/Dash : steps off at 8 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, 3741 W. 62nd St.; registration $25 for teens and adults, $100 for family of six; after-race party until outdoor Mass at 1 p.m.; visit www.stnicksschool.com for details and registration.
Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting Facilitator Training : for adult leaders helping scouts earn religious awards; Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeast Illinois Council, 2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, contact Janet Pasquesi at mapasquesi@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.

Retreats

Light of the World retreat : Oct. 20-23 at Transfiguration Parish ogfice, 316 Mill St., Wauconda; no cost, meals provided, no overnights; contact Mary Ann Mueller at mamueller77@comcast.net or 847-772-7216 for retreat times, questions, or to register by Oct. 16.
Benedictine retreat for young Catholic women : Oct. 21, with option for overnight retreat; for single, Catholic women, ages 18-50; a day of monastery life with time for quiet prayer, simple work and joyful fellowship as we explore the Benedictine tradition, spirituality, and values; at St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; learn more and RSVP to www.osbchicago.org/programs or call Sister Belinda at 773-338-7063.
Joyful Again retreats : for widowed men and women; Oct. 28-29 in Batavia, Illinois, or Nov. 11-12 in Lemont; call Joyful Again Widowed Ministry at 708-354-7211 for details.
Women’s Silent Weekend Retreat : Nov. 3-5; presenter Fr. Edward Schmidt, SJ; at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway; for information or to register visit a href="http://www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/Retreats-Programs/" target="_blank">www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/Retreats-Programs/ or contact Sr. Judith Zonsius at csisters@cenaclechicago.org or 773-528-6300.

Reunions

Academy of Our Lady/Longwood : Oct. 14, 5:30-10:30 p.m., all-school reunion, at the Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel, 94th Street and Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn; tickets $55, $60 after Oct. 10; proceeds benefit Alumnae Office; as part of the reunion, alumnae may visit the former AOL Campus at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14; reservations required for the reunion but not the school tour; call 773-445-2300. or visit www.AOLAlumnae.com.
St. Willibrord Class of 1969 50th Year Reunion (at 48½ years) : Oct. 28, 6-11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 17423 S. 67th Court; $50 per person, cash bar; spouses and significant others welcome; contact Jan (Zbella) Beland at 708-479-0029 or janbeland@hotmail.com.
St. Ethelreda School 90th anniversary/alumni reunion : Nov. 4, 6 - 9 pm, 115 Bourbon St., 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park; food, drinks, cash bar; $50 by Oct. 20, $55 at door; partial proceeds to Eagles Forever Scholarship Fund; see school website, Eventbrite, Facebook or call Teresa McCartin at 773-677-3005 for details.
St. Pancratius Class of 1967 : looking for all graduates to celebrate 50th anniversary of graduation Nov. 5; location TBD; contact Ed Pienta at edpienta@yahoo.com; John Klimek at 708-446-8704 or Ken Nowak at 847-946-3618.
Alvernia Alumnae Association Annual Fall Gathering : Nov. 5, 3 p.m. Mass at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence Ave.; followed by light refreshments and visiting; alumnae, former faculty, family and friends welcome; for information, contact Eileen Lowery at 773-882-1637 or alverniainfo@gmail.com.
Notre Dame High School for Girls-Mango Ave. : Nov. 11, 6 p.m., all-school reunion honoring class years ending in “2” and “7” with special honor for classes of 1967 (50th) and 1992 (25th); at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare; visit www.sndohio.org for more information or contact mmcgrain@ohsnd.org with questions.

Rummage sales

Rummage sale and bake sale : Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov, 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; at St. Priscilla Church, 6949 W. Addison St.; clothes, household items, books, baked goods, food; for information call 773-545-8840.

Spiritual Growth

Chicago’s Got Sisters! : Oct. 13-14; meet with sisters from a variety of religious communities; learn more about consecrated life; for single Catholic women ages 18-40; for information, contact Sr. Connie Bach, PHJC, at connie.ss@att.net or 574-340-6409; register online at called2.be/CGSOct17.
Calligraphy as Prayerful Meditation : Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton Parkway; call 773-528-6300 for details.
Growing Old Gracefully: A Morning of Reflection and Friendship : Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon; with presenter Carol Holden from St. Alphonsus Liguori in Prospect Heights; at St. Thomas Becket Parish, 1321 N. Burning Bush Lane; $12 includes morning of prayer, coffee and treats; for details, call Liz at 847-827-9220.
Eucharistic Day of Renewal : Oct. 15, 2-6 p.m., presented by Direction For Our Times at St John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St.; free; for information, contact pamrobertson1@aol.com.
17th Annual Lost Child Pilgrimage : Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for men and women who have lost a child, speaker Fr. Richard Fragomeni, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; $25 registration includes lunch; call 312-421-3757 or visit ourladyofpompeii.org to register.
Evanston Lutheran/Catholic Ecumenical Covenant Ceremony and Celebration : Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m. in the chapel at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston; for information, contact Nilce Landau, nlandau123@sbcglobal.net or Connie Wood, conniewood44@gmail.com.
Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation : Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; $25 per person, includes lunch; for reservations, call Susan Pudelek at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.

Volunteers

English literacy tutors : 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 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; tutors must attend two-day training; next session Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m.. and Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; register in advance by contacting the volunteer coordinator at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or < a href="tel:773-927-0512">773-927-0512.
Youth mentors : 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.
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.
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