Around the Archdiocese
Around the Archdiocese is a free listing for Catholic events in the Archdiocese.
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St. Joseph Parish: seeking former parishioners and alumni for 125th jubilee Mass with Cardinal George, Sept. 1, 4 p.m., banquet follows, 4821 S. Hermitage, for more info or to RSVP, call David Krug at (773) 771-3167.
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) 478-2423.
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.
Loretto Gala: July 29, 3 p.m., silent auction, wine and dine 5:30 p.m., live auction follows, $80/person, at Drury Lane Oakbrook, benefits life and ministries of IBVM Sisters in Wheaton, Ill., RSVP before July 20 to (630) 682-9097.
Father Mac Summer Festival: July 29, 2-5 p.m., Chicago-style refreshments, no charge, but donations welcome, in McDermott Center Memorial Garden, 932 W. Washington, RSVP to Jesse, at (312) 226-7984, Ext. 486.
St. Barbara Parish Fest: July 20-21, 6-11 p.m., Polka Mass July 21, 5 p.m. with Good Times Band, food, contests, games, entertainment, outdoor movie, 2859 S. Throop, (312) 842-7979.
Carnival and Music Festival: July 19-22, live bands, ethnic foods, shaded beer tent, games, mega-pass for rides at www.slmparish. org, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 1144 Harrison, LaGrange Park, call Kelly at (708) 352-2202 for more info.
St. Symphorosa Family Fest: July 12, 6-11 p.m., July 13, 6 p.m.- midnight, July 14, 1 p.m.-midnight, July 15, 1-10 p.m., food cour t, bingo, live entertainment, three blocks of fun for all ages, 6100- 6300 on S. Austin, (773) 767-1523.
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 Dir ty Rooks and Wedding Banned, admission $10, kids under 12 free, at 1140 W. Jackson, (312) 738-7560.
Our Lady of the Snows: first annual parish carnival, Aug. 2-5, games, food, rides, entertainment, 4810 S. Leamington, call (773) 582-2266.
St. Stephen Family Fest: part of 60th anniversary, Aug. 10, 6-11 p.m. and Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. entertainment includes Rick “Elvis” Saucedo and Galena Dance Studio, food, games, crafters, vendors, 11280 Prospect, Des Plaines, (847) 824-2026.
Notre Dame August Fest: Aug. 18, 2-10 p.m., ribs, tacos, Italian ice, carnival games for kids and adults, live bilingual music from 6- 9 p.m. by “Latin Satin Soul,” at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, 1334 W. Flournoy, call Megan Mio at (312) 243-7400, for more info, or visit nddc.archchicago.org.
St. Patricia School: seeking crafters and vendors for Sept. 23 fair, 9050 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills, call Vicki, at (708) 599-5578, early registration ends Aug. 1.
St. Francis Borgia Parish: seeking crafters and vendors for fair, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 8033 W. Addison, call Elaine at (773) 589- 0211.
“Pray for the United States”: hear latest issues on pro-life activities July 26, 4-6 p.m., rosary recited 6-7 p.m., bring lawn chair to grotto area at Our Lady of Sorrows, 5900 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 429-0760, hosted by Bremen-Orland Families for Life.
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.
Taize Prayer: on third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., readings, songs, chants and meditation, St. Viator Church, 4170 W. Addison, (773) 286-4040.
Summer Jazz Concert: July 15, 3 p.m., with Robin Watson and The Night Knights, $15, at door, meal included, A/C, free parking, benefit for Zacchaeus House, hosted by St. Basil/Visitation Church Men’s Club, in church lower level, 843 W. Garfield, (773) 568-7822.
Sacred Heart Concert Series: “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.
Lira Singers Concert of Marian Hymns: July 1, 3:30 p.m., celebrating 135th anniversary of laying of the cornerstone of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, tickets $25, 1327 N. Noble, program benefits restoration of the church, call (773) 508-7040.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: July 26- 27, 8 p.m., July 28, 1 p.m., St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, 1201 E. Anderson, Palatine, (847) 358- 6999.
Family Fun Night: free outdoor movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” July 13, 8:30 p.m., St. Thomas of Villanova parish/school campus, 1201 E. Anderson, Palatine, (847) 358-6999.
Misericordia Artists: “With Heart and Hands,” now 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.
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: Tuesdays, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular games 6:45 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Parish Center, 10201 S. Ewing, (773) 734-1383.
Bingo: Thursdays, doors open 5 p.m., games 7 p.m., Queen of Martyrs Gym, 10300 S. St. Louis, Evergreen Park, (708) 423-8110.
Bingo: Wednesdays, doors open 4 p.m., at Annunciata School Gym, 11128 S. Avenue G, (773) 221-1040.
“Job Hunting’s Magic Bullet”: seminar, July 21, 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Isidore Parish, 431 W. Army Trail, Bloomingdale, call Bob Podgorski for more info, at (847) 925- 6005 and for other free programs.
Catholic Citizens Forum: speaker Fr. Robert McDermott, S.J. “The Life of Fr. John Hardon, S.J. and the Cause for his Canonization,” luncheon July 13, 11:45 a.m., $35, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.
Book Discussion: July 17, 7-9 p.m., “Walking in Broken Shoes,” award-winning book by Sue Walsh of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Glenview, about her team’s mission trips to Haiti, including the 2010 earthquake, free program at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect, to RSVP for event and/or purchase book for $10, call St. Cecilia’s at (847) 437- 6208.
“Views from the Veranda:” Fr. Rocky Hoffman, Relevant Radio personality, July 11, 7 p.m., and Fr. Michael O’Connell on St. Ignatius and spirituality, July 18, 7 p.m., part of summer series at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 W. Wellington, call (847) 255-7452 for more info.
National Conference of the Newman Association of America: Aug. 9-11, theme: “In the Way of Holiness,” with 18 national and international presenters, Aug. 10 liturgy celebrated by Cardinal George, at the Conference Center, St. Mary of the Lake University, Mundelein, to RSVP or for program info, visit newmanassociation.com, or call (814) 871-5756, register by July 20.
Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: for singles, meet July 7, 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s Restaurant, 9414 Ogden, Brookfield, movie in downtown La Grange follows, RSVP to Marlene at (708) 788- 3352 by July 6, or visit www.caci. org/chicago.html for more events.
Calix Society: Catholic perspective and outreach to recovering alcoholics, meets one Saturday a month, 9-11 a.m., at St. John Vianney Parish, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, RSVP to (847) 540- 9219.
New Beginnings: for widowed, divorced, separated, or never-married, July 16, 7 p.m., Trisha Svehla on “Unique Differences of Communication Styles between Men and Women,” at St Hubert Parish, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, call Dan, at (847) 965-8072 for more info.
Courage-Chicago: prayer/discussion as spiritual support for Catholic laity aspiring to live chaste lives according to church teachings on homosexuality, call Fr. Charles Becker at (815) 385- 1575, or www.couragerc.net.
Vocational Discernment Retreat: for women 18-30, Aug. 3-5, hosted by Daughters of St. Paul, at 172 N. Michigan, contact helraphaelfsp@ aol.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.
North Side Kairos: peer-led, co-ed, multi-parish retreat on “God’s time” for teens completing sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Aug. 10-13, depart St. Nicholas Parish, 806 Ridge, Evanston, to Bellarmine Hall in Barrington, email@example.com or call Mónica at (847) 864-1185 ext. 33, 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.
Directed Retreats: choose the number of days, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, call (708) 482-5088 for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or call (847) 304-9042.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School: seeking alums for parish 100th anniversary, Mass Aug. 18, 5 p.m., reunion begins 3 p.m., refreshments follow, 3834 N. Spaulding, (773) 478-1157 ext. 10.
Seton Academy: seeking class of 1979 for 33rd anniversary, in anticipation of 50th anniversary of the school, classes ‘77, ‘78, ’80 and ’81 as well as Big Sisters’ class of 1975 are also invited to Sept. 14-15 gathering at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., payment deadline is July 28, for more info, contact Jacqueline Penn Taylor at (708) 560-1510 or at jackiet93@sbcglobal. net.
Loretto Englewood: seeking class of 1962 for Oct. 26-27 reunion at Loretto Convent, Wheaton, to be on mailing list, call Kathy Ashe Brady at (708) 687-6461.
Siena High School: seeking all alums for Sept. 29, 11 a.m. reunion, to be on mailing list, contact Mary Ellen at (773) 625-1669, or Kay at email@example.com.
St. Clare of Montefalco Grade School: seeking class of 1962, for Oct. 6, 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, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Louise de Marillac School: seeking class of 1970 for a fall reunion, call Laura Russ Meyers at (630) 528-8264.
St. Dorothy Alumni Golf Outing: Aug. 18, at Tuckaway Golf Course, Crete, Ill., call (708) 946- 2259 for more info.
St. Anthony Alumni (Roseland): dinner-dance, Oct. 6, at Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island, Lansing, RSVP to Louise (Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) at (773) 468-1200.
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.
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.
St. Nicholas Parish: two buildings filled with items from antiques to sports equipment, July 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., food sold 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., 806 Ridge, Evanston, for more info, call Sr. Christina at (847) 864-1185, Ext. 23.
Summer Spirituality at the Shrine: “Called by Name,” celebrating feast of St. Mary Magdalene, July 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon, and Prayer Walk with Mary, Aug. 11, 9- 10:30 a.m., in Arrigo "Peanut" Park, across from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.
“Joyful Again”: workshop/retreat for widowed men and women, Aug. 4-5, at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, 426 N. West Ave, Elmhurst, RSVP to (708) 354-7211.
Summer Soul Refreshment Taize Series: July 24, 7 p.m., “Jesus the Suffering Servant,” at Annunciata Parish, 11128 S. Avenue G., (773) 221-1040.
St. Anthony Parish: July 21, pilgrimage to shrine of the Little Flower at the Carmelite Center in Darien, departing 11533 S. Prairie, call (773) 468-1200 for more info.
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.
Faith, Friends & Fun Day: July 30, registration 9:30 a.m., events 10 a.m.-7 p.m., for boys and girls, 7th-12th grades, camp fee $25/person, sponsored by Archdiocese of Chicago Vocation Office and Totus Tuus Chicago, dress for outdoor sports and hiking, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, call Pat Pacer, at (312) 534-2587 by July 27, $5 more at door.
St. Florian Vacation Bible School: July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.- noon, for ages 4-10, 13145 S. Houston, for more info, or to register, call Peg at (773) 646-4877.
Summer Yoga Classes: with Marina Lisjonok, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 8-9:15 a.m., bring yoga mat or towel, online registration, or $15, per single class, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, call (312) 421-3757 or visit www.ourladyofpompeii.org.
Grief Counseling: assistance in alleviating pain of loss, recent or past, by appointment, at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, (708) 482-5088.
Ecclesia Choir: seeking excellent singers, ages 16 and over, who can rehearse in Chicago area once a week starting in September, in a choir that sings in several languages, visit www.ecclesia-lcp.com for more information.