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Bake Sale

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii bake sale : Nov. 18, after 8:30 and 11 a.m. Masses; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org for details.
St. Nicholas Party & Bake Sale : St. Paul of the Cross Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Morello Parish Life Center at St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge; bring an unwrapped gift for Santa to give to a child aged pre-school through eighth grade, approximately $10 in value; gifts will be sent to local charities for distribution to needy families; bring your own camera to take a picture of your child's visit with Santa and let your child shop for gifts for family and friends at Santa's Workshop; for details call 847-825-7605.

Craft fairs

St. Peter’s 7th Annual Gingerbread Craft Fair : Nov. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Peter Church, 27551 Volo Village Road, Volo; free admission; email stpetervolo@att.net for information.
St. Dismas Holiday Bazaar : Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Nov. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan; yesterday’s treasures, bakery, international deli, café, candy corner, Christmas decorations and gifts, needlework, wood and metal crafts, holiday wreaths, plants, gift baskets, and children’s games and activities; chicken dinners sold Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; breakfast will be served Nov. 18.
St. Patricia School Craft and Vendor Fair : Nov. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; hand-crafted items, gifts, seasonal items, housewares, jewelry, and concessions; 9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, call 708-598-8200; seeking crafters and vendors, email jahern@stpatriciaparish.com for an application and details.
St. Symphorosa Annual Holiday Extravaganza : Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Sharp Center, 62nd Street and Mason Avenue; crafters and vendors; to participate in the show email symshe2018@yahoo.com to request an application.
St. Hugh Society of Catholic Women Christmas Bazaar : Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., games and prizes, hot lunch; in Keating Hall, 4336 Prescott Ave., Lyons, behind St. Hugh Church.
St. Nicholas Parish Holiday Festival and Craft Fair : Dec. 1 and 2; applications from crafters of homemade goods due by Nov. 13; applications available at http:www.nickchurch.org; scroll down to "save the date" box, then click on "Information for Crafters" under the Holiday Festival heading.

Dances

Comboni Missionaries Dinner Dance : Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Alta Villa Banquets, Addison; $75; call 708-354-1999.

Devotions

Mass of Hope, Healing, and Remembrance : Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; for all who have lost a child through miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, abortion, accident, illness, suicide or other circumstances; at St. Joseph Church, 17951 Dixie Hwy.; Homewood; call the parish administrative assistant at 708-798-0622 for more information.
Masses for the Beatification of Venerable Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago : Nov. 17, 9 a.m. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel at Our Lady of Victory Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont; also Nov. 17, 5 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, 1351 W. Evergreen St.; call 630-243-3600.
Preghiera a Padre Pio : Nov. 27, then 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.
Mass for the beatification of Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir : Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. in the St. Casimir Center chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; light refreshments follow; all invited; for information, call 773-776-1324.
Santa Lucia pilgrimage : Dec. 9 at the 11 a.m. Mass; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; reception follows in the hall; free-will donation; for details call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe : Dec. 12, 9 a.m., at St. Fabian Church, 8300 S. Thomas Ave.
Feast of St. Lucy : Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Mass followed by traditional blessing of the eyes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine, 1101 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park, all welcome; for details, call the rectory at 708-344-4140.
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.; for details call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Anointing of the Sick : Jan. 20, at the 11 a.m. Mass; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; for details call Carl Wachsmann at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latin Mass at St. Odilo : Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 2244 East Avenue, Berwyn; music for Sept. 23 includes: Palestrina Missa Brevis, Rossini, Veni Jesu Amor Mi (Cherubini), Ave Verum (Gounod); Sept. 30: Palestrina Missa Brevis, Rossini, Adoramus Te Christe (Dubois); Oct. 7: Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Rossini, Ave Maria (Arcadelt); Hail Holy Queen; Oct. 14: Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Rossini, O Sacrum Convivium (Perosi), Ave Maria (Elgar), Immaculate Mary.
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, 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.
Taize prayer : second Thursday of each month through June; 7:30 p.m., St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn.

Entertainment

Musica Lumina Orchestra and Niles Metropolitan Chorus concerts : Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise"; Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Handel's "Messiah"; March 31, 3 p.m.; Bach's "St. Matthew Passion": June 2, 3 p.m., Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; in St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; chorus seeking singers for the season, rehearsals Tuesdays 7- 9 p.m. starting Sept. 4; email newmru@hotmail.com or call 702-806-8421 for details.
Salute to the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day : Nov. 11, 3-4:40 p.m.; the Northwest Concert Band honors veterans with music of the Great American Songbook from George M. Cohan to Leonard Bernstein; at St. Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, $5 requested donation.
Christmas at St. Victor : Dec. 2, 4 p.m.; South Holland Master Chorale presents its 18th annual Christmas Concert at St. Victor Church, 553 Hirsch Ave., Calumet City; free; repeated Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Drive, Dyer, Ind. for information, call 708-210-2913.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony : Dec. 3, 4-7:30 p.m., in Rev, Bruno Grinis Social Hall at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, 12344 S. Halsted St.; community event features activities and entertainment, including Santa's arrival; tree will be lit at 5:45 p.m.; for information call 773-714-9517 or email westpullmanpost@gmail.com.
St. Nicholas Day Christmas Concert with Franciscan Friars and Friends : Dec. 6; noon to 1 p.m.; reception to follow; $10 admission; at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Mary & Christmas : Dec. 8, 6 p.m.; concert and elegant buffet at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; call Marcia Piemonte at 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org for reservations.

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.
Tuesday Night Bingo : games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773-779-7181.

Lectures

“Can Suffering Be Meaningful?” : Nov. 18, noon-1:30 p.m.; Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, biblical scholar in residence at Lumen Christi Institute; St. Catherine Laboure Church, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; 847-729-1414; book table and refreshments; free-will offering.
“Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers—Essays and Conferences” : Nov. 18, 2 p.m.; Pat O’Connell, founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society, former president and current Board Member will discuss the newly published “Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers—Essays and Conferences” by Thomas Merton, which he edited; also commenting will be Tom Masters, editorial director of New City Press; in the Immaculate Conception Rectory Assembly, 7211 W. Talcott Ave.; suggested $5 donation; refreshments; call Mike at 773-685-4736 for details.
Advent Lecture Series - What are we waiting for? : Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18; 12:10-1 p.m.; St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St., free will offering; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
60th Anniversary of Our Lady of the Angels fire : Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy, at 558 W. DeKoven St., presentation by historian Jim Gibbons, admission is free.

Meals

Lunch with Santa : Nov. 25 after 11 a.m. Mass, noon to 3 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; $7, extra charge for photos with Santa; call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org for details.
Breakfast with Santa : Dec. 9, 8-11 a.m.; meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Colonnade Room of St. Louise de Marillac School, 1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park; pancake breakfast, including juice, sausages, fruit and coffee; $5 person or $20 per family of 4 or more (2 adults maximum); enter the Colonnade Room on Raymond Avenue from the parish parking lot; for tickets, call Sue B. at 708-638-8884 or purchase at door.

Meetings

"Finding Hope/Healing Hearts" : Thursdays Oct. 25 to Dec. 20, 1:30-3 p.m.; support group for adults mourning the loss of a loved one; at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein; $40.00 registration fee covers cost of two books and materials; to register, contact Diane Mulroe at dmulroe@stmota.org or call 847-223-0010.
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 708-639-4674 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or geraldineliss48@gmail.com.

Pilgrimages

Camino y Esperanza Pilgrimage to the new Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe : Dec. 8, starting at 5 a.m. at the Cerrito de la Virgen de Guadalupe, 1170 N. River Road, Des Plaines; pilgrimage will make stops in several churches praying the Holy Rosary in Spanish; Mass in Spanish ending the way at 3 p.m. at the Cerrito de la Virgen de Guadalupe, 4529 S. 8500 E. Road, St. Anne, Illinois; celebration of roses at 8 p.m.; Mass at noon Dec. 9 with Bishop Alberto Rojas at the Cerrito in St. Anne; for more information, call 773-847-9303.

Potpourri

St. Kateri's Closet : donate First Communion dresses and suits for families to borrow and return at no cost to them; Communion attire can be sent to St, Hugh Parish, Lyons, or schedule a pickup by calling Amanda at 708-826-0405 or for more information call 708-447-3108.
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.
Turkey Shoot : Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; raffling turkeys, rye bread, houska, pumpkin pie, cake, kolacky, ham, salami, prasky and groceries; refreshments; NFL action on multiple TVs; children's fun fair; hosted by the Holy Name Society at Mater Christi Church, 2400 S. 10th Ave., North Riverside; for information call 708-442-5611.
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

"Advent: The 'COMING Attraction'” : Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., annual women’s retreat day hosted by the Daughters of St. Paul at Pauline Books & Media Center, 172 N. Michigan Ave.; directed by author and speaker Sr. Mary Lea Hill, fsp; $40 includes breakfast, lunch and featured book, "Advent Christmas Grace": RSVP by Nov. 30 in person, by phone at call 312-346-4428 or by email at chicago.pauline@gmail.com.
New Year’s Eve overnight retreat : Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. to Jan. 1, 9:10 a.m.; explore the themes of endings and beginnings with Fr. Seamus Murphy; $95 includes overnight accommodations, $55 for New Year's Eve program and refreshments only; at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton Parkway; for information, call the ministry office at 773-528-6300 or register at www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/retreats-programs.

Spiritual Growth

Discernment Group : Nov. 17 and every third Saturday, 7-9 p.m., for women ages 18-50; evening of prayer, discussion, and refreshments; facilitated by Sr. Belinda Monahan at St. Scholastica Monastery 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; for information, visit osbchicago.org/programs or RSVP to Sr. Belinda at 773-338-7063 orbmonahan@osbchicago.org.
Council of Catholic Nurses of Lake County Advent Program : Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. Mass followed by burnch, presentation by Fr. Michael McGovern; at St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, 40000 N. Route 45, Old Mill Creek; all nurses welcome; free for members, $5 for guests; bring a dish to pass; RSVP to Marion at 847-381-7790.
"The Story of Luke-Acts" : Dec. 7, 12:10-1 p.m.; Scripture study with Fr. Robert Karris, O.F.M.; at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St., free will offering; for details contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
A Day with Mary : Dec. 8, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Marian talks, rosary, Benediction, confession, quiet reflection, midday prayer, Mass at noon, optional lunch at 1 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet at 3 p.m., sacred music concert at 3:15 p.m.; no registration required except for lunch; fellowship and refreshments follow in Founders Hall at 4 p.m.; to register for $15 lunch, visit kolbeshrine.org or call 847-367-7800, ext. 225; at the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville.
Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation : Dec. 15, check in at 8:30 a.m., program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii,1224 W. Lexington St.; speaker Fr. Richard N. Fragomeni, rector: $25 includes lunch; call 312-421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.

Volunteers

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-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 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.
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Around the Archdiocese
Chicago Catholic
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Chicago, IL 60611
fax 312.534.7330

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