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 Nov. 18 Mass with Cardinal George, luncheon follows, 3834 N. Spaulding, to be on mailing list, call (773) 478-2423.
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, ethic foods, shaded beer tent, games, megapass for rides at www.slmparish. org, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 1144 Harrison, LaGrange Park, call Kelly at (708) 352-2202 for more info.
Our Lady of the Snows: first annual parish carnival, Aug. 2-5, games, food, rides, entertainment, 4810 S. Leamington, call (773) 582-2266.
Blessed Sacrament: Parish Carnival: Aug. 16-19, rides, games, ethnic food, live entertainment, bingo, raffle, 3528 S. Hermitage, (773) 523-3917.
Maternity BVM Parish Fest: Aug. 4-5, games, food, music, 3647 W. North Ave., (773) 772- 9401.
St. Zachary Augustfest: Aug. 9 6-10 p.m., Aug. 10, 6 p.m.-midnight, Aug. 11, 1 p.m.-midnight, Aug. 12, 1-9 p.m., 567 W. Algonquin, Des Plaines. food by local eateries, live bands, www.augustfest. saintzachary.org.
St. Procopius-Holy Trinity Croatian: Kermes, Aug. 10-12, festival to Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos, live music, Mexican food, bingo, kids’ games, 1641 S. Allport, call Silvia at (312) 226- 7887, for more info.
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.
St. Emeric Parish: seeking participants for Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. craft/garage sale, 4330 W. 180th St., Country Club Hills, call Elayne at (708) 534-2366.
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, correction: call Chris at (773) 625-5449.
St. Matthew Parish: seeking participants for craft and vendor fair, Oct. 27, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, call Judy at (847) 891-1220.
St. Edna: Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, call Kathy at (847) 253-1859 before Oct. 1.
“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.
“Called by Name”: celebration of the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, July 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon, discussion, prayer and guided meditation on life of Mary of Magdala, “Apostle to the Apostles,” Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, register at (312) 421-3757.
The Holy Face Of Jesus Prayer Group: 23rd anniversary, rosary and chaplet of Divine Mercy July 30, 7 p.m., Mass follows at 8 p.m., outdoors at Lascola residence, 9144 S. Central Park, Evergreen Park, call (708) 422- 0206 for more info.
Music in the Courtyard: July 28, after 5 p.m. Mass, The Miller Brothers, rock ‘n’ roll band; Aug. 5, after 6 p.m. Mass, Holy Family Cantors, and adult open mic, refreshments for purchase, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, (847) 359-0042.
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.
“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.
Misericordia Artists’ Exhibit: “With Hear t 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: St. Colette Parish, Fridays, doors open 5 p.m., games at 7 p.m., in Halpin Hall, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, call (847) 394-8100 for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, limited to 175 patrons.
SHARE Job Network: July 25, 7 p.m., “Resume Development,” St. Edna Parish Hurley Center, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, call (847) 398- 3362 for more info.
St. Hubert Job/Networking: “Establishing Dynamic References,” free seminar July 23, 7- 9:15 p.m., at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, for more info, call Bob at (847) 925-6005.
“How to Generate Interviews”: four-session job workshop, free, July 17-18 and July 24- 25, 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Matthew Hughes Center, 999 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, register with Greg at 1408greg@gmail. com
Catholic Citizens Forum: speaker Eric Voogd, Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., has worked with leadership of Jewish and Christian communities on national security, First Amendment freedoms, and policy issues, “Persecuted Christians,” Aug. 10, 11:45 a.m. luncheon, $35/person, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by Aug. 7.
National Conference of the Newman Association of America: Aug. 9-11, “In the Way of Holiness,” 18 national and international presenters, Aug. 10 liturgy celebrated by Cardinal George, at the Conference Center, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, to RSVP or for program info, visit newmanassociation.com, or call (814) 871-5756, register by July 20.
“Views from the Veranda:” Fr. Michael O’Connell, “Deepening Your Spiritual Life with the Help of St. Ignatius,” July 18, 7 p.m., and Vicki Thorn, “What They Didn’t Teach You in Sex Ed,” July 25, 7 p.m., at St. Alphonsus Parish, 1429 W. Wellington, call (847) 255-7452 for more info.
Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: picnic, July 21, noon, at Elizabeth Conkey Woods, 13500 S. Central, Grove #1, $11 for cookout, snacks and games, RSVP to Debbie by July 16, (773) 779-3230; also miniature golf event July 28, 3 p.m. at Hollywood Park, 13500 S. Cicero, Crest - wood, dinner follows, RSVP to Ken at (708) 423-4271 by July 27.
Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: members host and coordinate spiritual, cultural, dance, entertainment, sporting and other events, for other Catholic singles (21-60 years old) or Christian associate members and friends, visit www.caci.org/chicago.html for more information.
New Beginnings: for widowed, divorced, separated or never married, Patriotic Sock Hop, July 21, 7:30 p.m., DJ Ernie Gardner, $8, St. Matthew Parish Center, 1001 E Schaumburg Road, in Schaumburg, Tickets $8, for additional info, call Joan Neville, at (847) 397-9643.
North Side Kairos: peer-led, co-ed, multi-parish retreat on “God’s time” for teens completing sophomore, junior or senior year, Aug. 10-13, depart St. Nicholas Parish, 806 Ridge, Evanston, to Bellarmine Hall in Barrington, email nor thside.kairos@gmail. com or call Mónica at (847) 864- 1185 Ext. 33, for info and application.
Vocational Discernment Retreat: for women 18-30, Aug. 3-5, hosted by Daughters of St. Paul, at 172 N. Michigan, contact Sr. Helena at helraphaelfsp@ aol.com, or call (617) 850-5584.
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 email@example.com for more info, or call (847) 304-9042.
Nativity BVM School: seeking alums from years 1942-45 for proposed reunion, call Don Sharko at (708) 422-7252.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School: seeking alums for grand reunion marking parish 100th anniversary, Aug. 18, after 5 p.m. Mass, in old school gym, 3834 N. Spaulding, call (773) 478-1157 ext. 10 for more info.
Seton Academy: seeking class of 1979 for 33rd anniversary, anticipating school’s 50th anniversary, 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 by July 28, for more info, contact Jacqueline Penn Taylor at (708) 560-1510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Michael the Archangel Parish: flea market and car wash, July 21, 9 a.m.-later, 8235 South Shore, (773) 734-4921.
St. Edna Parish: multi-family garage sale, Aug. 11 (rain date Aug. 18), 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 398-3362.
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.
St. Raphael Parish: Aug. 2-4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., from antiques to tools, 2101 East Ill. Route 173, ½ mile East of Route 45, Antioch, (847) 395-3474.
Our Lady of Peace Flea Market: first Saturdays, 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.
Faith, Friends & Fun Day: July 30, registration 9:30 a.m., events 10 a.m.-7 p.m., for boys and girls, grades 7-12 grades, camp fee $25/person, sponsored by Archdiocese of Chicago Vocation Office and Totus Tuus Chicago, dress for outdoor spor ts and hiking, at Queen of the 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.
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.
Women’s Center ’s Needs: seeking Saturday volunteers to greet/direct people entering lobby at 5116 N. Cicero, lobby, also seeking English/Spanish speaking volunteers to hang clothing and assist clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call Jackie at (773) 794-8807. Need three fixed-side cribs, 11 infant car seats/carriers, strollers, other items, for pick-up call (773) 794-1313. If organizing a diaper drive, call Peg at (773) 794-3292.
“Healing Touch”: therapeutic massage, $75, offered by appointment at The Well, 1515 W. Ogden, La Grange Park, call (708) 482- 5084.