Around the Archdiocese
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
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Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: seeking former and present parishioners for 100th jubilee in November at Mass with Cardinal George and luncheon, 3834 N. Spaulding, to be on mailing list, call (773) 478-1157.
St. Mary Queen of Apostles Parish: marking first anniversary with Mass June 30, 5 p.m., dinner follows, 207 W. 145th St., Riverdale, (708) 849-4901.
Annunciata Parish Golf Outing: July 14, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Tuckaway Golf Course, Crete, Ill., lunch, dinner follow, RSVP to Jim Betkowski, at (773) 731-2749.
St. Francis Borgia Parish: seeking participants for craft, vendor fair Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 8033 W. Addison, call Elaine at (773) 589-0211.
St. Matthew Parish: seeking participants for craft and vendor fair, Oct. 27, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Judy at (847) 891-1220.
Art in the Park: seeking artists, crafters, collectibles vendors, for Sept. 15-16 fair, hosted by Knights of Columbus Tonti Council #1567, at Portage Park, Chicago, Irving and Central avenues, call (773) 530-5182.
CPD Fathers’ Day Mass: Gold Star Mass, June 17, 10 a.m., all active or retired Chicago Police Department members, chaplains ministry, supporters and families welcome, honoring names are inscribed on the walls of the memorial, bring lawn chair, blanket, and picnic lunch if desired, in case of rain, call Fr. Dan Brandt at (773) 550-2369 for status, free parking near site.
St. Peregrine Healing Service: for healing of cancer and other illnesses, June 24, 3 p.m. and on last of Sunday of every month (except December), at Addolorata Villa, 555 McHenry Road, Wheeling, call Fr. Tony at (847) 808- 6168 for more info.
Peace Pole Prayer Service: June 21, 7 p.m.,on Sacred Heart Convent lawn, next part of service in convent chapel at 8 p.m., with reception, 2221 Elmwood, Wilmette, RSVP to Sr. Mary Ann Warwick, SCC, at (847) 920-9341.
Motorcycle Blessing: June 24, after 9 a.m. Mass, at St. William Parish, 2558 N. Sayre, for more info, call Dan Krupa at (773) 804- 0049.
St. Padre Pio Mass: June 24, 2 p.m. Mass in Italian/Polish/English; procession with St. Padre Pio statue and Sicilian band, at St. Francis Borgia Church, 8025 W Addison, buffet dinner follows in parish hall, $20/adults, $10/children under 10. Call Chris for tickets at (773) 625-1118.
Mother Cabrini Devotions: second and four th Wednesday evenings monthly, 6 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii,1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.
St. Michael League Masses: for first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, the military, and for peace, June 19, 6 p.m., and every third Tuesday at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale, Evergreen Park, also June 24, 10 a.m. Mass and every fourth Sunday, at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen, call Barbara at (708) 422-0206 for more info.
Taize Prayer: on third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., readings, songs, chants and meditation, St. Viator Church, 4170 W. Addison, (773) 286-4040.
New Beginnings: “June Bug Dance,” June 16, 7:30-11 p.m. $8, music by Soundz of Time, at St. Matthew Hughes Center, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, (847) 397-9643.
Sacred Heart Concert Series: “Music of Poland,” June 24, 4 p.m.; “A Night of Organ Music,“ June 27, 7 p.m.; “Music for Strings, Flute and Keyboard,” July 26, 7 p.m.; “Music for Brass and Organ,“ July 29, 4 p.m.; at 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: July 26- 28, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 E. Anderson, Palatine, (847) 358-6999.
Free Concert and Fireworks: June 24, 7 p.m., New Odyssey Band and refreshment vendors, or bring your own, with chairs or blankets, concludes with patriotic finale and fireworks display at 9:45 p.m., St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., (773) 298-3748.
Misericordia Artists: “With Heart and Hands,” opening reception June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., welcoming remarks, 6 p.m., show runs through Aug. 14, weekdays 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekends by appointment, at Mary-Frances & Bill Veeck Gallery, Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell, (773) 371-5416.
Chicago Black Catholics Choir: directed by Tyrone Pittman, performing at the Chicago Gospel Music Festival June 23, 1:30 p.m. at Ellis Park, 3700 S. Cottage Grove, (312) 882-5895.
Sacred Heart Croatian Parish Festival: June 24, 3-11 p.m., barbecue pork and lamb available 10:30 a.m., also American and Mexican food, music games, raffle, 2864 E. 96th St., (773) 768-1423.
Ice Cream Social: June 24, 1-4 p.m. with food, beer garden, bingo, bakery, raffle, $3.50/adults, $1.50/7 and under, hosted by Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, at Nazarethville Nursing Home, 300 N. River, Des Plaines, (847) 297-5900.
Our Lady Mother of the Church: June 21, 5-10 p.m., June 22, 5-11 PM, June 23, 1-11 p.m., and June 24, noon-9 p.m., rides, bingo, live music, food, beer/wine for purchase, parish raffle, 8747 W. Lawrence, (773) 625-3369.
St. Dorothy Annual Block Party: June 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., snacks, games, raffles, on 450 E. 78th St., (773) 651-7000.
Irish American Heritage Festival: July 13, 6 p.m.-midnight, July 14, noon-midnight, and July 15, noon-11 p.m., local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities, more than 100 performers, folk exhibits, vendors, more, $7/seniors, $8/advance for adults to July 11, $15/at door, those 12 and under/free, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.
St. Andrew the Apostle SummerFest: June 23, 6-10 p.m., includes St. Andrew Alumni Night, live entertainment, refreshments, Giant Jenga, Bean Bag tournament; June 24, 2-9 p.m., bring lawn chair for polka with Tony Blazonczyk’s “New Phaze”, 4-9 p.m., kids’ games, bingo, slot car races, raffle, at 768 Lincoln, Calumet City, (708) 862-4165, or standrew@ saintandrewparish.com.
MercyFest: 125th anniversary of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, July 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. kid-friendly activities, food and fun, 3-10 p.m., barbecue, beer, wine and live music by Dirty Rooks and Wedding Banned, admission $10, kids under 12 free, at 1140 W. Jackson, (312) 738-7560.
St Stephen Parish Family Fest: part of 60th anniversary, Aug. 10, 6-11 p.m. and Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. enter tainment includes Rick “Elvis” Saucedo, Galena Dance Studio and Triple Shot, food, games, raffle, crafters, vendors, 11280 Prospect, Des Plaines, (847) 824-2026.
GAMES & PARTIES
Bingo Raffle Extravanganza: Aug. 19, doors open 1 p.m., games 2:30 p.m., tickets $85/person in advance, $100/at door, includes card computer, 18 paper cards, dauber and luncheon, St. Benedict Gym, 3943 N. Bell, call (773) 539-0066, Ext. 275, or email email@example.com, limited to 175 patrons.
Bingo: Wednesdays, doors open 4 p.m., at Annunciata School Gym, 11128 S. Avenue G, (773) 221-1040.
Beverly Hills Job Club: meets on second and fourth Wednesdays each month, 7-9 p.m., at St. Barnabas Convent, 10121 S. Longwood, for more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Social Media 2.0”: June 25, 7- 9:15 p.m., going beyond the basics, at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Bob Podgorski at (847)- 925-6005 for this and more free programs.
Speakers Forum Series: June 21, 6:15-7:45 p.m., “Consumer Fraud,” expert on identity theft, other ripoffs, free, in Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center, 735 N. State, RSVP to Catherine at (312) 545-5884.
Catholic Citizens Forum: speaker Fr. Robert McDermott, S.J. postulator for cause for canonization of Fr. John Hardon, S.J., luncheon July 13, 11:45 a.m., $35, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.
Book Signing: Mark Kennedy Shriver, author of “A Good Man,” discussing his father, Sargent Shriver, founder of Peace Corps, and his struggle with Alzheimer’s, June 18, doors open 7 p.m., reception and book signing follow, $65/at door, $40/seniors, attendees receive copy of book, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.
Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: singles, June 30, 6:30 p.m., Matton’s Restaurant, 9 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, RSVP to Marlene at (708) 788-3352 by June 29; July 3, 6:30 p.m., Rocky’s Pizza, 10321 Cermak, Westchester, RSVP to Marlene at (708) 788-3352 or visit www.caci. org/chicago.html for more events.
Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: June 30, 3 p.m., meet at Evergreen Park’s “Day in the Park,” 3450 W. 97th St., RSVP to Ken at (708) 423-4271 by June 29.
REFLECT Mid-Life Singles Retreat: grow in your faith life, meet new friends, and feel like you belong, for ages mid-30s to 50s, June 29-July 1, at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, call (312) 532-8286, visit www.ReflectRetreat.com, or email email@example.com for more info.
Vocational Discernment Retreat: for women 18-30, Aug. 3-5, hosted by Daughters of St. Paul, at 172 N. Michigan; in June contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 435-1879, in July contact email@example.com, or call (617) 850-5584.
Vicariate III/Vicariate IV Kairos: peer-led, co-ed, multiparish retreat on “God’s Time” for high school teens finishing sophomore, junior or senior year, July 13-16, depart from St. Sylvester Parish, 2157 N. Humboldt, to Bellarmine Hall in Barrington, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Katie at (610) 547-0925 for info and application.
Cabrini Retreat Center: available for groups and individuals of all faiths for meetings, retreats and times of personal prayer, 9430 Golf, Des Plaines, call (847) 297-6530 for more information.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends: Sept. 7-9, Nov. 2-4, call (800) 442-3554 or visit www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
Directed Retreats: choose the number of days, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, call (708) 482-5088 for more info.
St. Joseph Parish: seeking former parishioners and alumni for 125th jubilee, Mass with Cardinal George, Sept. 1, 4 p.m., with banquet, 4821 S. Hermitage, for more info, call David at (773) 254-2366.
St. Therese Hospital School of Nursing: (formerly in Waukegan), seeking class of 1962 for 50th anniversary and alumni meeting Aug. 4, contact Dana Piacenza (Davis) at email@example.com for more info.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish: seeking anyone who received sacraments, attended Mass here or attended St. Stanislaus Kostka elementary or high school, contact parish at (773) 278-2470 for 135th anniversary on July 1.
St. Clare de Montefalco Grade School: seeking class of 1962, for Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. reunion at Oak Lawn VFW/Johnson-Phelps Post, 9514 S. 52nd Ave., Oak Lawn, other classes from the grade school are welcome to attend, call Alice Wolf Sekal at (708) 246-7515, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary of Vernon Parish: July 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., household goods, toys, furniture, tools, free admission, 236 US Highway 45, (between Butterfield and Rte. 83) in Indian Creek, (847) 362-1005.
St. Cletus Parish: July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., school gym and classrooms, 700 W. 55th St., La Grange, for more info contact Mary Beth at (708) 215-5418 or rummagesale@ stcletusparish.com.
Our Lady of Peace Flea Market: first Saturdays, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, no animals and no sale of food or drinks, hosted by Holy Name Society, 2010 E. 79th St., call rectory at (773) 768-0105.
Workshop on Multicultural Worship: celebrating Simbang Gabi in an intercultural parish community, June 16, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., designed for parish planning teams, at Old St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 1500 S. Michigan, RSVP to Office for Asian Catholics, at (312) 534-8328.
Book-signing: with author Fr. Clemente de Dios Oyafemi, administrator of St. Basil/Visitation Parish, featuring his “Theological Reflections for Sundays of Liturgical Year B,” that carries a foreward by Bishop Joseph Perry, June 23, 1-3 p.m., at Watra Church Goods store, 4201 S. Archer, free parking in back, (773) 247-2425.
“Religious Liberty Day”: June 23, Mass 4:30 p.m. with Fr. Tom McCarthy, OSA, speaking on St. Thomas More and religious liberty, dinner-dance at 5 p.m. with speaker Eric Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League, $15/person, ages 12 and under/free, DJ, raffle, cash bar, at St. Thomas More Parish, 2825 W. 81st St., RSVP to (773) 436-4444.
“It’s Not Your Parents’ Religion”: June 20 and June 27, 7-9 p.m., the intersection of science and theology, $10/session, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, call (708) 482-5088.
Praying a New Story: July 20 and Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., based on Michael Morwood’s book, free will offering, at The Center, 801 Carillon, Bartlett, call (630) 837-8044.
Knowledge & Prayer Series: June 22, 9-10 a.m., “Fortnight For Freedom Holy Hour,” in chapel at Our Lady of the Woods Parish, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, and June 28, 7 p.m., Dr. Anthony Caruso speaks on “The Assault on Conscience: A Physician’s Struggle,” in the church, series hosted by Respect Life Ministry & Inter-Religious Action, (708) 361-4754.
De La Salle Summer Camps: academic and/or sports, 3434 S. Michigan, visit www.dis.org/summer_ camps.jsp or call (312) 842- 7355.
Ecclesia Choir: seeking excellent singers, ages 16 and over, who can rehearse in the Chicago area once a week starting in September, in a choir that sings in English, Latin, Church Slavonic, Greek, and Spanish, visit www.ecclesialcp. com for more information.
St. Rita High School Youth Camps: 20 camps for boys and girls in sports and academics, 7740 S. Western, for more info call Mary Rita at (773) 925-6600, Ext. 6620.
Trinity High School Summer Camps: for girls ages 5-10, themed activities, and grades 3-8, performing arts to athletics, 7574 W. Division, River Forest, call (708) 453-8342 to register.
Brother Rice High School Summer Camps: sports and/or academic, 10001 S. Pulaski, sign up at www.brotherrice.org.