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Around the Archdiocese

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

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Around the Archdiocese
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■ BENEFITS

St. Monica Parish: Gala 2009, dinner, silent auction, open bar, dancing, 6 p.m. Sept. 25, $85/person, at Poretta Banquets, 3718 N. Central, call (773) 763-1661.

■ CARNIVALS/FESTS

St. Joseph: games, food, music, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 23, 4821 S. Hermitage, (773) 254- 2366.

St. Helen: Aug. 28-30, rides, food, entertainment, 2347 W. Augusta, (773) 486-1055.

Immaculate Conception: festival Aug. 29-30, food, fun, 2944 E. 88th St., call Anita at (773) 768- 5662 for more info.

St. Patricia 50th Jubilee Fest: alumni reunion 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, movies in parish center for ages 4- 10, 5 p.m. Aug. 29, games, food, entertainment, “Mass on the Grass” 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30, followed by picnic with games, 9100 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hill, www.stpatriciaparish.com.

St. Albert Summerfest: rides, vendors’ food, entertainment, Aug. 20-23, 5555 W. State, Burbank, (708) 423-0321.

Alvernia Manor Senior Living Summer Fest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23, food, bakery, games, music, at 13950 Main, Lemont, (630) 257-7721.

Taste of St. Gertrude: 3-9 p.m. Aug. 29 and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 30, food, gift bazaar, talent show, music, dancing, 9613 Schiller, Franklin Park, (847) 477-5033.

Family Fun Night at Kiddieland: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 11, hosted by Illinois Right to Life Committee, at 1st and North avenues, Melrose Park, for ticket info, call (312) 422-9300.

■ CRAFTERS

St. Eugene: seeking crafters for rummage/crafts sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10, 7958 W. Foster, call (708) 583-9359 for info.

St. Alphonsus School: seeking crafters for Fall Fest/Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4, 411 N. Wheeling Rd. Prospect Heights, call school at (847) 255-5538.

St. Celestine: seeking crafters for Oct. 25 fair, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park, call Kim at (708) 453-2555.

■ DEVOTIONS

Polka Mass: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23, Dennis Motyka’s Good Times Band, pastries and coffee follow, St. Stephen Church, 17500 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park, call Deacon Joe at (708) 342-2400 for more info.

■ DINNERS

Steak Fry: 6 p.m. Aug. 22, $22/person, hosted by North American Martyrs Council 4338 Knights of Columbus, entertainment, at St. John Brebeuf Ministry Center, 8305 N. Harlem, Niles, RSVP to Bob at (847) 965-0920 by Aug. 18.

Spaghetti Dinner: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, $7/adults, $4/ages 10 and under, live music, games for adults, St. Stanislaus Kostka, 1255 N. Noble, (773) 278-2470.

■ ENTERTAINMENT

Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”: part of Nazareth Academy Summer Theatre, 7 p.m. Aug. 14-15, 1 and 4 p.m. Aug. 16, tickets at door, 1209 W. Ogden, LaGrange Park, (708) 354-0061.

Sopranorama: concert with Jessica Koch and Lisa Maatouk- Blackwelder, 3-4 p.m. Aug. 23, singing music from La Boheme to Porgy and Bess, free, at Our Lady of the Brook Parish, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook, (847) 272-5686.

■ JOB MINISTRY

“Getting Your Job Search Unstuck:” Wendy McCormack presents seminar on moving past job hurdles and stumbling blocks, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 24, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, Bob, (847) 925-6005.

■ LECTURES

Fr. Brian Mullady, OP: professor, Holy Apostles Seminary, “The Fundamental Option,” noon Sept. 11, lunch $30, hosted by Catholic Citizens Forum, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP by Sept. 8 to (708) 352-5834.

Greg Mortenson: co-author of “Three Cups of Tea,” 7 p.m. Aug. 21, speaking on peace through education, at Loyola’s Mundelein Center Auditorium, 6525 N. Sheridan, (312) 915-6800.

Lunch with Luke: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, lecture noon-1 p.m., Fr. Donald Senior, CP, “Introduction to Luke’s Gospel,” free, at St. Joseph College Seminary, 6551 N. Sheridan, RSVP to (773) 973-9720.

Polish Genealogical Society: Sept. 18-19 conference, speakers, at Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, for registration visit www.pgsa.org or call (773) 384-3352.

Kofi Annan: former UN secretary general, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, part of Voices & Visions speaker series, free, at St. Xavier University Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3000.

■ MEETINGS

Young Adult Group: meet 5:30- 6:30 p.m. on first and third Mondays, at St. Peter’s St. Clare Auditorium, 110 W. Madison, also lunch after 11:40 a.m. Mass Wednesdays, meet in lobby or Chase auditorium in the Loop, for info, email frpaul.stpeter@yahoo.com.

LOSS: (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide), 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18, 721 N. LaSalle, call Catholic Charities at (312) 655-7284 for other locations and dates.

Divorced and Separated: meet 12:10-12:50 p.m. Mondays, at St. Peter’s St. Clare Auditorium, 110 W. Madison, (312) 372-5111 for more info.

Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: picnic at Conkey Woods, 135th Street and Central Avenue, Palos Heights, $10/person, RSVP to (773) 779-3230, by Aug. 29.

■ RETREATS

Padre Pio Prayer Group: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, “Spirituality of Padre Pio for Our Times,” at St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center; 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, with speakers, Mass, Benediction, lunch and dinner, $45/person, call (773) 525-0142 to RSVP.

■ REUNIONS

St John the Baptist Grammar School: (50th & Peoria St.) seeking alums for picnic reunion, 10 a.m.-dusk Aug. 29, at Turtlehead Lake, Grove 1, Harlem and 135th St., bring grills, picnic baskets, drinks, photos and whatever, for more info, call Pat (Tompkins) Schultz, (708) 671-9383, or e-mail pschultz1229@sbcglobal.net.

St. Bernadette School: celebrating 60 years on Sept. 12 during Ribfest, 9349 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park, (708) 422-8995.

Parker High School: seeking 50th anniversary alumni for noon luncheon Sept. 27, Lexington House, Hickory Hills, RSVP to Betty J. Collins, (708) 424-4009.

■ SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Theology of the Body”: in person 10:30 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, or visit www.ustream. tv/channel/theology-of-thebody and watch, can join the chat and ask questions live, (past classes are archived), learn principles and concepts of John Paul II’s life-changing Theology of the Body, free, with facilitator Fr. Thomas Loya, at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, for more info, call (312) 346-4228.

■ POTPOURRI

Spiritual Spa Days: presenter Annette Jo Giarrante 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 22, hosted by Queen of All Saints Parish, $10/session, at Felician Sisters Provincialate, 3800 W. Peterson, RSVP to Chris at (773) 685-0051.