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Anniversaries

Christian Family Movement 75th anniversary : Aug. 3-4, at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; with the theme of "Making Friends, Making Disciples, Making a Difference for 75 Years"; keynote by James Healy, retired director of the Office of Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet; big band dance gala; family activities; for information about CFM and the 75th Anniversary event, visit cfm.org.

Devotions

Vicariate III Blue Mass : June 6, 10:30 a.m.; celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Lombardo at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 3010 S. 48th Court, Cicero; for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel; all faiths welcome; for information, email Fr. Walter Latkowski at [email protected].
Taizé prayer : June 12, 7 p.m.; St. James Church; 21 E. 29th St.; all welcome.
Group rosary : Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish/St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; call the parish office at 847-979-0901 or email [email protected] for more information.
Healing Mass : First Friday of every month; 7 p.m.; St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : Fridays, 1-3 p.m., led by Deacon William Pyrek at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., for information, call 773-570-3313 or email [email protected].
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : Fridays, 2-4:15 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; all invited to participate; for information, call 312-372-5111 or visit stpetersloop.org.
First Friday adoration : First Friday of each month; begins with 8:15 a.m. Mass and continues until Benediction at 11:30 a.m.; at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish/St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village; call the parish office at 847-979-0901 or email [email protected] for more information.
Requiem Mass and devotions for poor souls in purgatory : 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; hosted by the St. Odilo Purgatorial Society at the National Shrine of the Poor Souls, St. Odilo Church, 2244 East Ave., Berwyn.
First Saturday Mass and devotions : First Saturday of month, beginning with rosary and opportunity for confession at 9:30 a.m.; a prayed meditation in front of the Blessed Sacrament at 10 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m.; at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.; all welcome; hospitality follows Mass; for information, call 773-570-3313 or email [email protected].
First Saturday devotions : First Saturday of each month; 8:15 a.m. Mass, followed by rosary and reconciliation at noon; at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish/Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village; call the parish office at 847-979-0901 or email [email protected] for more information.
Pro-life Mass : First Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.; followed by praying the pro-life rosary; at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3745 S. Paulina St.
Mass for peace : Thursdays, 6 p.m.; prayers are offered for all murder victims in the city, whose names are kept in the chapel, and for the safety of all police officers and other first responders; rosary for peace precedes Mass at 5:30 p.m.; at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.; for information, call 773-570-3313 or email [email protected].
Eucharistic adoration : Every day, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; St. Francis Borgia Parish Prince of Peace Chapel; 8033 W. Addison St.
Weekly adoration and reconciliation : Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; reconciliation begins at 7 p.m.; Our Lady of the eBlessed Sacrament Parish/St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road; Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; reconciliation begins at noon; Blessed Sacrament Parish/Queen of the Rosary Church, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd.; call the parish office at 847-979-0901 or [email protected] for more information.
Holy hour of healing : First Saturday of the month, 6 p.m.; led by Deacon Mike Ciciura at St. Alexander Parish, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights; for those suffering from physical, spiritual or psychological illness; includes adoration, Benediction and individual prayers of healing; for details, call 708-448-4861 or email [email protected].
Communal First Saturday devotion : First Saturday of every month at St. Zachary Parish, 567 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines; 8:15 a.m. Fatima prayers; 9 a.m. Mass followed by 15-minute meditation; call 847-956-7020 for details.
Taizé prayer : Second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., streaming on holycrossparish.net or in person at Holy Cross Church, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield.
St. Peregrine Healing Mass : Second Saturday of the month in Spanish, third Saturday of the month in English; 11 a.m.; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information.
Eucharistic adoration and young adult fellowship : Wednesday evenings; adoration at 8 p.m. at Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville; young adults gather afterward at Culver's, 803 E. Park Ave.

Festivals

Blessed Family Montessori School Family Fest : June 8; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; for families to celebrate the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit with crafts, face painting, balloon animals, bake sale, raffles, games for the whole family; at the Lithuanian World Center, 14911 W. 127th St., Lemont; for information, visit blessedfamilymontessori.org or call 708-480-2036.
St. Priscilla annual community family picnic : June 23, 11 a.m. until dark; food, games, raffles, live entertainment, dancing and more; 6949 W. Addison St.; for information, call 773-545-8840.
Taste of Christ Our Savior : June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; in the gym at Christ Our Savior Parish,, 880 E. 154th St.; taste ethnic dishes prepared by parishioners; food tickets $1.

Lectures

"The Eucharist" : Wednesdays, May 15, 29; June 19; 12:15 p.m., in the St. Clare Auditorium at St. Peter Church, 110 W. Madison St.; Fr. Tony Posadas, OFM, discusses the history, meaning and promise of the Eucharist in our lives; all invited; free-will offering; for information, call 312-853-2376 or visit stpetersloop.org.
Course on John Henry Newman : Mondays, June 3-July 22; 6-8 p.m.; led by Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM; at St. Gregory the Great, 5545 N. Paulina St.; suggested $100 registration; call 773-561-3546 or visit stgregoryhall.org/apologia.html for details or to register.
Course on art and beauty : Tuesdays, June 4-July 30; philosopher Alfredo Mac Laughlin surveys of the history of art and aesthetics; at St. Gregory the Great, 5545 N. Paulina St.; $50 suggested registration; call 773-561-3546 or visit stgregoryhall.org/artandbeauty.html for details or to register.
Course on Graham Greene : June 5-July 31; 6-8 p.m.; led by Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM; includes five novels by English Catholic writer Graham Greene, including "Loser Takes All," "The End of the Affair," "The Quiet American," "The Honorary Consul" and "The Heart of the Matter"; at St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside Ave.; suggested $100 registration; call 773-561-3546 or visit stgregoryhall.org/greene.html for details or to register.
Theology on Tap : Wednesday evenings in June, 7-9 p.m.; for young adults ages 18-39 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 601 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village: speakers include: June 12, pastor Fr. Dan Folwaczny, leading a discussion on "Natural Virtues for Digital Life"; June 19, Sister Laura Toth on "Mental Health and the Catholic Church"; June 26, parish marriage and family ministry hosts discussion on "Discernment in Dating"; contact Mary Ellen Ottenstein at 847-979-0901, ext. 1007, or [email protected] for details.
29th International Conference of the US-China Catholic Association : Aug. 2-4; at DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus; all interested Catholics invited to attend conference fostering deeper conversations surrounding Christianity, culture and the friendship between the church in China and in the U.S.; Cardinal Cupich will preside over the Saturday vigil Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster Ave., followed by an authentic Chinese banquet for the Ricci Award Ceremony and the 35th anniversary celebration; for details, visit uscatholicchina.org/conference-29-program.

Meals

Summer suppers : Aug. 1 and 29, Sept. 5; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; free home-cooked meals for those facing homelessness, food insecurity and others who may need a little help and sense of community; open to everyone, no questions asked; hosted by Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish at St. Julian Eymard Church, 601 Biesterfield Road.

Meetings

To Be Joyful Again : First and third Thursdays of each month; 7 p.m.; non-denominational support group for widows, widowers or anyone else who has lost a significant other meets at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness; all welcome; contact Peggy Emerson at 224-595-3613 or Bob Boho at 847-438-2884 for more information.
St. Constance/St. Robert Bellarmine Young at Heart Senior Group : Second Monday of the month; doors open at 11:30 a.m., meetings usually go to 3 p.m.; spiritual and social club for seniors 60 and older; Borowczyk Hall, ground floor, 5843 W. Ainslie St.; dues $10 per year; meetings end with bingo; COVID-19 protocols including masks required; for information, call 847-258-4428.

Potpourri

St. Priscilla camp : June 11-13 and 18-20; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; for children in grade 1 through high school; at St. Proscilla Parish, 6949 W. Addison St., features Bible reflections, games, creative activities, songs and dance, sports and more; call 773-545-8840 for details.
Immaculate Heart painting workshop : June 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; artist-in-residence Sarah Crow leads a one-day oil painting workshop using traditional techniques to create a small reproduction of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; at St. Gregory the Great, 5545 N. Paulina St.; $25 registration fee includes materials; call 773-561-3546 or visit stgregoryhall.org/immaculateheart.html for details or to register.
Third Annual South Shore Summer Safety Town Hall : June 15; noon to 2 p.m.; at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish, 2132 E. 72nd St.; themes are honoring fathers, building trusting relationships and safer communities; all welcome; refreshments follow.
10th anniversary Run With the Nuns 5K : Oct. 13; 9 a.m.; 10% early-bird discount; on the Mount Assisi Campus, 13860 Main St., Lemont; benefits the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King; virtual race option available; $50 adults, $20 children 12 and under who walk or run with a parent; visit runwiththenuns.org for details.
Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites : For confirmed, practicing Catholics 18 and older who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus and feel called to a life of prayer as a lay person in the world; to learn more, contact Margaret at 773-505-5793 or [email protected].

Retreats

Joyful Again! : June 22-23; for widowed men and women; at St. Julie Billiart Parish, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park; all welcome; commuters only; for information, call 708-354-7211, e-mail [email protected] or visit joyfulagain.org.
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House : Variety of individual and group retreats; offerings include evening, day and weekend retreats; 420 W. County Line Road, Barrington; all welcome; for more information or to register, visit at jesuitretreat.org or call 847-381-1261.

Reunions

St. Mary, Star of the Sea class of 1974 : June 8; 6:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 6424 S. Kenneth Ave.; call 708-218-6972 for details.
St. Victor School : June 29, 4:30 p.m.; recognizing the 20th anniversary of the closing of St. Victor School; brief tribute on the grounds of the former school, 548 Price Ave., Calumet City; on to the St. Victor School Museum at the former Our Lady of Knock School, 501 163rd St., Calumet City, for celebration including food and beverages; call 630-697-6432 or email "a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected] for details.
Good Counsel High School Class of 1974 : Planning 50th reunion Aug. 24, 11 a.m.; at Stonewood Ale in Schaumburg; seeking classmates; please contact Cathy Folker at [email protected].
Saint Finbarr third annual meet & greet : Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m.; for members of all classes from St. Finbarr School; brunch; $35; at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road; call 708-217-5396 for details.
Mother Theodore Guerin High School class of 1974 : Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.; 50th reunion with brunch at Moretti’s Edison Park, 6727 Olmsted Ave.; contact 630-294-8703 or [email protected] for details.
St. Elizabeth Seton High School Class of 1975 : Seeking members to plan for 50th anniversary reunion; email [email protected].

Spiritual Growth

NextGen young adult group : Every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.; Mass followed by "digging deeper" activity with young adult group that welcomes all at Old St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave.; for details, visit st-mikes.org/next-gen.
Christian meditation : Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; facilitated online with Cenacle Sr. Anelie Arao, practicing the meditation form taught by Christian meditation pioneer Fr. John Main; free; to register, visit cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs.
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Include time, date, place, address and contact phone number (with area code).
  • Information will be listed at least one issue before the date of the event and information must be received at least two weeks before publication of that issue.
Mail your notice to:
Around the Archdiocese
Chicago Catholic
835 North Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
fax 312.534.7330

[email protected]

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