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Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
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Anniversaries

St. Peter's Church Celebrates 175 Years : Begins with Mass Aug. 1; 11 a.m.; celebrant Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, provincial of the Franciscans, Sacred Heart Province; 110 W. Madison St.; yearlong celebration includes concerts, an art exhibition and presentations; for information contact Jo Ann Bednar at 312-853-2376 or joannstpeters@gmail.com or visit stpetersloop.org.

Benefits

Golf on the Hill : Aug. 2; 6:30 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. shotgun start; at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course, Lemont; benefits the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King and Alvernia Manor Senior Living; includes "Beat the Nun" and other contests; $175 for golf, cart, coffee and pastries, 2 adult beverages, lunch, and golfer goodie bag; visit golfonthehill.org.
"Chez Ste. Marie" Wine Tasting : Sep. 9; 6 to 8 p.m.; at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave.; benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor and the seniors at St. Mary’s Home and Jugan Terrace; $60 in advance/$75 at door; to RSVP or donate, visit littlesistersofthepoorchicago.org or call 773-935-9600.

Devotions

Sunrise Prayer Service : Aug. 7; 6:30-8 a.m.; “These Streets Are Holy”; hosted by the Black Catholic Deacons of Chicago to pray for non-violence, peace and healing; at Oakwood Beach, 41st Street and Lake Shore Drive.
Welcome Back Celebration : Aug. 15; 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of Vernon, Indian Creek; "Ravinia style" live music by the Jolly Ringwalds and picnic follow at 12:30 p.m.; visit maryofvernon.org or call the parish office at 847-362-1005 for details.
Solemn Vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation : Aug. 31; 7-9 p.m.; hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1775 Grove St., Glenview; event will also be streamed at olphglenview.org/events/7th-annualsolemn- vespers-world-day-prayercare- creation.
St. Peregrine Healing Mass : Second Saturday of the month in Spanish, third Saturday of the month in English; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information or to register.

Exhibits

"The Vision of Cardinal Mundelein" : Sept. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022; open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the McEssy Theological Resource Center at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple Ave., to learn more about the construction and early years of the Mundelein Seminary campus through photos and artifacts; part of USML's 100th anniversary celebration; contact info@usml.edu for details.

Festivals

Taste of St. Gertrude : Aug. 22; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 9613 Schiller Blvd., Franklin Park; food, music and fun; call 847-455-1100 for details.

Lectures

Fr. Ronald Rolheiser : Nov. 6; 9 a.m. to noon; Mayslake Ministries hosts online conference with Fr. Rolheiser; $30 or $25 before Sept. 1; to register, visit mayslakeministries.org or call 630-852-9000.

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 847-368-1712 or Bob Boho at 847-438-2884 for more information.

Potpourri

Street Love Ride : Aug. 21; 8 p.m.; free; second annual ride meets in the boulevard across from St. Agatha Church, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd., for a community expo 5-8 p.m. with music, snacks and activities, followed by approximately 9-mile bicycle ride through North Lawndale and Little Village; register at eventbrite.com.
Quo Vadis Days : Aug. 1-4; overnight camp for boys and young men ages 13 to 18 interested in learning more about priesthood; hosted by vocations offices from the Diocese of Joliet and the Archdiocese of Chicago; led by seminarians; at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin; registration fee $50 per camper; visit vocations.archchicago.org/events/quo-vadis-days for more information.
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 ocdschicago@gmail.com.

Retreats

Morning of Reflection : July 29; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Chicago; with Fr. Richard Bauman, SJ, speaking on "The Desire to Serve," reflection time, Mass, lunch; at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road; registration required; $35; to register, visit www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2033&EID=29390.

Spiritual Growth

"Moving Forward in Hope" : Evening of prayer, connection and hope hosted by the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness; fourth Tuesday of the month; 7-8 p.m.; for those with mental illness or caring for someone with mental health concerns to come together to pray and share with one another; virtual meetings will cover relevant topics; for more information, contact Deacon Tom Lambert at tlambert@ourlmc.org.
"Re-formed and Renewed: A Biblical Guide to Emerging from Chaos" : Online Bible study with Fr. John Kartje, rector/president of Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake; get recordings emailed the first three weeks of July; visit usml.edu/bible-study to sign up.
Evanston Theology on Tap : Thursdays in July; 7 p.m.; hosted by Sheil Catholic Center, St. Athanasius, St. Joan of Arc, St. Mary and St. Nicholas; visit ucym.org/tot.html for details.
St. Clement Theology on Tap : Tuesdays in July outdoors on the plaza, 642 W. Deming Place; 7 p.m,; July 6: Cliff Barber, chief strategy officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago; July 13: Betsy Bohlen, chief operating officer of the Archdiocese of Chicago; July 20: Cardinal Cupich; July 27: Julia Hogan, LCPC, Catholic therapist, author, and speaker; for details, visit clement.org/learn/adults/theology-tap.
"St. Joseph and Happy Death" : July 22; 7 p.m.; part of the Theology on Tap virtual series focusing on St. Joseph; with Eva Bustamente, director of bereavement ministry for Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago; join at facebook.com/ChicagoTOT.
"Visions of Faith: How Apparitions of the Blessed Mother Shaped the Lives of the Faithful" : Aug. 21, 1 p.m.; in-person women's afternoon tea hosted by Mayslake Ministries at Ascension Parish, 1S314 Summit Ave., Oakbrook Terrace; with Beth McGovern and Laura Nelson; $25 includes coffee, tea and pastries; for information or to register, visit mayslakeministries.org or call 630-852-9000.
Year of St. Joseph : Monthly online video reflections hosted by University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; video reflections with speakers including Bishop Joseph Perry, Father Brian Welter, Jennifer Reid and others; for details or to register for the speaker series or consecration, visit usml.edu/year-of-saint-joseph.
Lectio Divina : First Thursday of the month; 7-8 p.m.; learn the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina, an ancient form of reading and praying with Scripture; via Zoom; for details or to register, contact Sr. Patricia Crowley, OSB, at 773-764-2413, ext. 248, or pcrowley@osbchicago.org.
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

editorial@chicagocatholic.com

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