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Anniversaries

Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills, 150th anniversary : Beginning yearlong celebration of with Mass June 5, 11 a.m., followed by 1:30 p.m. banquet at Camelot Banquets in Hickory Hills; for tickets or information, call 708-974-3336, ext. 245, or follow "Sacred Heart Church – Kosciol na 111-ej, Palos Hills" on Facebook for updates on activities.
St. Peter's Church celebrates 175 years : Yearlong celebration of St. Peter's, 110 W. Madison St., 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 : May 16, starts at 8 a.m.; outing at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course, Lemont, benefits the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King and Alvernia Manor Senior Living; $175 includes golf, cart, two adult beverages, lunch, prizes and golfer goodie bag; contests include "Beat the Nun"; seeking golfers and sponsors; for details, visit golfonthehill.org.

Devotions

Mass and holy hour for vocations : May 13, 5 p.m.; with Auxiliary Bishop Robert Lombardo at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St.; concludes the centennial holy hours for vocations across the Chicago area; contact Erica Zapien at 312-534-1037 or ezapien@archchicago.org.
Outdoor rosary and novena reflection : May 13, 7 p.m.; veneration of Our Lady of Fatima hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Altar & Rosary; in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel courtyard, 1101 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Park, weather permitting; coffee, tea and sweets follow; free, but donations of food to share or money are appreciated; reservations required; call the church office at 708-344-4140.
Laudato Si' Mass : May 22, 2:30 p.m.; Fr. Richard Fragomeni celebrates Mass in honor of seventh anniversart of Laudato Si'; at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St.; reception follows; all welcome.
Solemn choral evensong : May 22, 4:30 p.m.; at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina St., part of Mary, Mother of God Parish; presented by St. Gregory's Hall: A Home for Catholic Culture; Fr. Richard Kramer, moderator of the curia of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, will officiate; RSVP encouraged, but not required; email Mark Franzen at mfranzen@archchicago.org or call 773-561-3546.
Feast of St. Anthony celebrations : June 10-13 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine, 1101 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Park; June 10, 7:30 p.m.; June 11, 5:30 p.m.; June 12, 10 a.m. Banda Napolitano; 10:30 a.m. English-Italian Mass with blessing of bread, veneration of relic and outdoor procession followed by 11:30 a.m. reception in the gym; June 13 feast day Mass 7 p.m. followed by reception in the gym.
St. Kilian celebration Mass : June 12, 10 a.m.; Mass celebrating St. Kilian Parish, 8725 S. May St.; before it unites with St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in July; reception follows in the Hansberry School gym, 8748 S. Aberdeen St.; call the office at 773-651-4000 or by email stkilian8725@gmail.com.
Final Mass and celebration at St. Lawrence O'Toole : June 26, starting with 11 a.m. Mass and continuing with afternoon celebration of the parish; at St. Lawrence O'Toole, 4101 St. Lawrence Ave., contact JoAnn at the parish office at 708-748-6090 with questions.
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 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; at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica; 3121 W. Jackson Blvd.; call 773-638-5800, ext. 19, for information or to register.

Entertainment

Live at SJB : May 15, 3:30 p.m.; Niles Metropolitan Chorus and Musica Lumina Orchestra perform "Five Mystical Songs" celebrating the music of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams with Marek Rachelski, conductor, and Aaron Wardell, baritone; at St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles; tickets $20 at eventbrite.com (search for Niles Metropolitan Chorus), $25 at door; $40 for two parents and teens 13-18 or $20 for one parent and teen 13-18, children 12 and under free; call 224-585-3768 or visit nilesmetropolitanchorus.com for details.
South Holland Master Chorale Spring Concert : May 15, 4 p.m.; St. Joseph Church, 17951 S. Dixie Hwy., Homewood; May 22, 4 p.m., Christ Our Savior Church, 880 E. 154th St., South Holland; "Remembrance, Recollection, Reflection and Rest" program features Haydn's "Little Organ" Mass and Forrest's "Requiem for the Living"; free-will offering; for details, email chorale@southholland.org or visit southhollandmasterchorale.org.
Chicago Sinfonietta in concert : June 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m.; playing Mozart's "Violin Concerto in G" featuring Paolo Castellani on violin and the world premier of "The Nature Suite" by Fr. Robert Hutmacher, OFM; $25 donation; at St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison St.; for information, contact Fr. Hutmacher at 312-372-5111 or visit stpetersloop.org.

Exhibits

"The Vision of Cardinal Mundelein" : Through June 30; open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mundelein Hall at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple Ave. (entrance on Route 45 north of Maple Avenue), 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; visit 100.usml.edu for details on the centennial celebration.

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

Young Catholic Professionals Chicago birthday party : May 23, beginning with 6:15 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartosic at Old St. Pat's Church, 700 W. Adams St.; followed by free reception across the street at 625 W. Adams St. until 8:45 p.m.; free parking 6-9 p.m. in 625 W. Adams St. garage (entrance on Des Plaines Street between Adams and Jackson, must pull ticket from OSP-labeled dispenser); RSVP at bit.ly/ycpchi6.
Dash Around the Lake 5K run/walk : June 11, 9 a.m.; hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 3674 of St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville, at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; $30 adults; $20 ages 7 through high school; 6 and under free but must register; proceeds benefit local charities, St. Joseph youth group service trip and Ukrainian people in need; for information and to register, visit dasharoundthelake.org.
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.
Diocese of Duluth trail races : July 30; 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile and 5K family-friendly races; in the Superior National Forest with start and finish in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota; free primitive camping available July 29; prices from $65 to $25, under 12 free; register at dioceseduluth.org/marriage-and-family-life; email jim_koepke@yahoo.com with questions.
Run with the Nuns 5K : Oct. 16, 9 a.m.; all-terrain course through the Mount Assisi Campus, 13860 Main St., Lemont; $40 adults, $20 children 12 and under who run or walk with a parent; virtual runner option; benefits the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King; for details visit runwiththenuns.org.

Retreats

"An Emptiness Only God Can Fill: Remaining Hungry, Thirsty and Open to the Promise" : May 25, 10 a.m.; for those experiencing grief, within the family, related to the pandemic or due to the vicissitudes of life; 90-minute program facilitated online by Fr. Larry Lewis, MM; $20; all welcome; for details visit cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs.
“I Have Called You By Name” : June 10-12; ecumenical retreat for women impacted by incarceration presented by Kairos Prison Ministry International; free; pre-registration required by May 15; at the Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8419 Bailey Road, Darien; to register or for more information, email vmuir@comast.net or text 224-578-2360.
"Walking with God in Creation" : June 20; day of reflection for men and women with Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ; hosted by Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W County Line Road, Barrington; to register or for more information, visit jesuitretreat.org or call 847-381-1261.
"Maintaining a Contemplative Calm in a Chaotic World" : June 21, 10 a.m.; 2-hour online program presented by Judith Valente, who will help us understand how people throughout history have cultivated a contemplative calm; all welcome; $15; for details visit cenaclesisters.org/ministry/retreats-programs.
Individually directed retreats : June 23-July 1 and July 15-23; private retreat days for men and women with the Bellarmine Jesuit ministry team and additional spiritual directors; hosted by Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W, County Line Road, Barrington; to register or for more information, visit jesuitretreat.org or call 847-381-1261.
Unplugged Retreat Experience : July 26-29; private retreat days for men and women with the Bellarmine Jesuit ministry team; hosted by Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W. County Line Road, Barrington; to register or for more information, visit jesuitretreat.org or call 847-381-1261.
The Chosen Retreat Experience : July 26-29; private retreat days for men and women with the Bellarmine Jesuit ministry team; hosted by Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W. County Line Road, Barrington; to register or for more information, visit jesuitretreat.org or call 847-381-1261.

Rummage sales

St. Dismas rummage sale : May 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 21, 9 a.m. to noon; no strollers on May 19; at St. Dismas Church, 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan; call 847-623-5050 with questions.
Santa Maria del Popolo rummage sale : July 16, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; July 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; in the parish center, 151 N. Lincoln Ave., Mundelein, and in the tent in the parking lot at the corner of Lincoln and Crystal; variety of items for sale including furniture, jewelry, collectibles, clothes, housewares and toys; special deals each day; for information or to donate items or volunteer, email smdprummagesaleinfo@comcast.net or text Jennifer Ramos at 847-815-2317 or Myla Teemer at 847-219-4837.
St. Mary of Vernon rummage sale : Aug. 5-6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m.; special deals each day, including opportunity for early entry Aug. 5 for $5; cash only; in the John P. Finnegan Parish Center at St. Mary of Vernon, 236 U.S. Route 45, Indian Creek.

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.
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

editorial@chicagocatholic.com

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