Around the Archdiocese
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Chicago Catholic League: Centennial Mass Aug. 19, 3 p.m., Cardinal George main celebrant at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt, reception follows at St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt, begins yearlong celebration of oldest high school athletic league in country, call James Muting Jr., at (708) 458-6900, Ext. 212, for more info.
Sisters of St. Casimir: celebrating 105th anniversary and to honor foundress Ven. Maria Kaupas, Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Mass, with Bishop Andrew Wypych, in Motherhouse chapel, 2601 W. Marquette, family fest 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in auditorium, with music, refreshments, gifts, baked goods, games, (773) 776-1324.
St. Maria Goretti Church: celebrating 50th anniversary Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Mass with Cardinal George, reception 1 p.m. at Fountain Blue, Des Plaines, to RSVP for banquet, call (847) 678-3988.
Fr. Michael J. McGivney Center of Hope and Healing: Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m., luncheon, silent auction, $35/person, $25/for religious and those under 18, at the Belvedere, 1170 W. Devon, Elk Grove Village, call Ron Pasko, (773) 637-6929.
Women’s Center Walk for Life: “North vs. South” 3-mile walk, Sept. 16, at Our Lady of Victory, 5212 W. Agatite, (north), and St. Alexander, 7025 W. 126th St., Palos Heights (south), schools, homeschool groups, youth groups, win a free pizza party for your team by collecting most pledge money, for info and pledge sheets, call (773) 794- 1313 or www.womens-center.org.
St. Mark Picnic Festival: Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., ethnic foods, DJ music, bingo, entertainment, 1048 N. Campbell, (773) 342-1516.
St. Emily Summerfest: Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., live entertainment, food court, games for kids and adults, bingo and St. Emily’s Train Ride, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 824-5049.
Alvernia Manor Summer Fest: Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., games, raffles, baker, 13950 Main, Lemont, (630) 257-7721.
Our Lady of Peace Parish Picnic and Jamboree: Aug. 18, noon- 4 p.m. in church parking lot, 7851 S. Jeffrey, (773) 768-0105.
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. Mary of Czestochowa Summer Fest: carnival rides, food, live music and DJs, bingo, Aug. 23-24, 5-10 p.m., Aug. 25, noon-11 p.m., Aug. 26, noon-9 p.m., in parking lot at 34th St. and Laramie Ave., Cicero, free parking and admission, (708) 652-0948, Ext. 20.
St. Albert the Great Carnival: Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 24, 5 p.m.- midnight, Aug. 25, 3 p.m.-midnight, Aug. 26, 1:30-10 p.m., Polish/English Mass Aug. 26, noon, rides, games, silent auction, live bands, 7900 S. Harlem, (708) 423-0321.
Taste of St. Gertrude: home cooked, ethnic foods, music, dancing, Aug. 25, 3-10 p.m., Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 9613 Schiller, Franklin Park, (847) 455-1100.
Immaculate Conception Parish Fest: Aug. 25, noon-10 p.m., Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., homemade Mexican food, music, dancing, bingo, in parish parking lot, 2944 E. 88th St., (773) 768-2100.
Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: festival, Aug. 25, 4 p.m., 4600 S. Wood, (773) 376- 3900.
“Festa di Tutti I Santi”: Unity Mass Aug. 26, 11 a.m., with Fr. Richard Fragomeni, procession, Sicilian band, food, bocce, music, games, gift tent, pony rides, Italian- American exhibit, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington, (312) 421-3757.
Misericordia Family Fest: Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., entertainment, children’s games, rides, auctions, food, $8/adults, $5/for children or seniors, discounted through Aug. 20, 6300 N. Ridge, free parking, call (773) 273-2768 for tickets.
Fisherfest: Sept. 13-16, St. John Fisher Parish, 10235 S. Fairfield, (773) 445-6565.
Ascension- St. Susanna Parish: seeking vendors, crafters, rummage goods for outdoor sale, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 15234 Myrtle, Harvey, call Mrs. James for more info at (708) 373-1199.
St. John Brebeuf Parish: seeking crafters for fair Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, call Judi at (847) 296-6421.
St. Edna Parish: seeking crafters for Oct. 27 fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, call Kathy at (847) 253-1859 before Oct. 1.
Fall Bazaar: seeking crafters/ vendors for Oct. 13 event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Andrew the Apostle Parish St. Rita Altar Guild, 156th St. and Freeland Ave., Calumet City, call Jackie at (708) 891-6485, after 5 p.m.
“Mary and Me”: A Prayer Walk with Mary, Aug. 11, 9-10:30 a.m., meet on front steps of Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine, 1224 W. Lexington, proceed to nearby Arrigo “Peanut” Park, call (312) 421-3757 to register, free will offering.
Feast Day Devotions: Mass honoring Our Lady of Knock, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.; Mass honoring Our Lady of Czestochawa, Aug. 26, noon; refreshments follow both, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8101 Golf, Niles, (847) 966-1180.
Respect Life Mass and Prayer Breakfast: Aug. 18, 8 a.m. Mass with Cardinal George hosted by Archdiocese Respect Life Office, at St. Lamber t Parish, 8148 Karlov, Skokie, for more info, call Margie Breen at (312) 534-5355.
Children’s Procession & Blessing: Aug. 25, 10 a.m., Latin high Mass with renaissance choral music, children’s devotions, and veneration of relic from holy crib, Shrine of Christ the King, 6415 S. Woodlawn, www.infantking. com, or (773) 363-7409.
Sacred Heart Concert Series: “Music for Brass and Organ,” July 29, 4 p.m.; at 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336.
Organ Concert: by award-winning musician-composer Zvonimir Nagy, featuring works by romantic and 20th century composers, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., free will offering, at Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, (708) 974-3336, Ext. 245.
Bella Voce Concerts: 30th anniversary season, Oct. 13, 2012- May 4, 2013, see various programs at bellavoce.org, or call box office service, at (877) 755-6277.
GAMES & PARTIES
Bingo: Wednesdays, doors open 4 p.m., at Annunciata School Gym, 11128 S. Avenue G, (773) 221-1040.
Bingo: Mondays, doors open 5 p.m. and early bird games at 6:45 p.m., St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish Gym, 4101 St. Lawrence, Matteson, (708) 748-6090.
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.
“Resume Review”: Aug. 18, 9- 11 a.m., bring resume for free personal evaluation, at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 451 W. Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake, for more info, call Bob Podgorski at St. Hubert Job & Networking, (847) 843- 0020 (new number).
Jobs Ministry Meeting: Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m., “Turning Tough Times into Great Times,” at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 1500 Brookdale, Naperville, email Bob Hronek for more info and other free meetings, at rhronek@sbcglobal. net.
“Knowledge & Prayer Series”: Aug. 15, after 7 p.m. Mass, Fr. Michael Foley on “The Spirituality of Respect Life;” Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Peter Breen, of Thomas More Society and Margie Manczko Breen, Archdiocese Respect Life Office, on “Repercussions of Supreme Court Decisions,” Our Lady of the Woods Parish, 10731 W. 131st St., Orland Park, (708) 361-4754.
Manuel Rosa: author, “The Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus: Peasant to Viceroy in 33 days,” in English, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., $10, snacks served, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, RSVP to (773) 582-6500 or register and pay online at www.balzekasmuseum.org.
Fr. Louis J. Cameli: talks about his book, “The Devil You Don’t Know,” Sept. 14,12:10-12:50 p.m., with Q&A, in St. Clare Auditorium, St. Peter’s Church, 110 W. Madison, book available in church bookstore, (312) 853-2376 for more info.
Catholic Citizens Forum: speaker Brian Burch of CatholicVote.org on “Freedom to Believe: What’s at Stake in November.” CatholicVote aims to organize, inspire, mobilize the Catholic vote through education, legislative advocacy, and direct political action, Sept. 14, 11:45 a.m., luncheon, $35, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834 by Sept. 11.
Midwest Slovak Pastoral Seminar: hosted by Slovak Catholic Federation, Sept 23, registration 1 p.m., speaker Eva Bustamante on history of Our Lady of Sorrows Slovak Catholic Cemetery, with Q&A, buffet dinner at 3 p.m., $15/person, at Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Casimir, 2601 W. Marquette, RSVP to John Jurcenko at (773) 763- 0810, for more info, call Geraldine Hletko at (708) 387-7812.
Chicago Catholic University Club: for Catholic singles, Mass Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church, 5000 N. Cumberland, call Marilyn at (708) 366-0151 for more info on this and other events.
NET Ministries: a national team of Catholic young adults, approved to conduct effective oneday or weekend peer retreats for junior high, high school or college- age attendees, are scheduling parish or school dates for the coming year, contact Ryan Lopez at ryanL@netusa.org or for more info, principal Al Theis at email@example.com, or (708) 422-0121 Ext. 15.
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. Adrian Parish and School: seeking all years for homecoming and reunion, Sept. 8, noon-6 p.m., 4 p.m. Mass, also refreshments, live enter tainment, children’s games, raffle, tour, at 7000 S. Washtenaw, (773) 434-3223.
St. Lucy Grade School: seeking class of 1962 for Oct. 6, tour of St. Lucy’s (now Mars Hill Baptist Church) at 3 p.m., and reunion Mass, 5 p.m. at St. Catherine-St. Lucy, 38 N. Austin, Oak Park, followed by dinner at Francesca's Fiore in Forest Park, contact Dee Dalton Megall at dmegall@ mac.com.
St. Ethelreda Alumni: marking 85th anniversary Oct. 20, 5-9 p.m., $40/person, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115h St., Merrionette Park, RSVP to (773) 238-1757.
St. Edward Grammar School: seeking class of 1962 for 50th reunion on Oct. 6, contact Steds62 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathedral High School Alumni: “Very Last Homecoming Dinner Dance,” Sept. 23, at Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park, fundraiser for BVM‘s, $45/person, RSVP to Geri Clarke at (773) 775-1527.
Nativity BVM School: seeking alums from years 1942-45 for proposed reunion, call Don Sharko at (708) 422-7252.
St. Martha Parish: Aug. 24-25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., collectibles to sports equipment, nine classrooms, at 8523 Georgiana, Mor ton Grove, call Mike or Sue at (847) 470-0577.
Flea Market: Sept. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Church parking lot, 7851 S. Jeffrey, for more info, call Cindy at (773) 768- 0105.
Queen of All Saints Women’s Spiritual Spa Day: Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m., refreshments 30 min. prior to start times, speaker Sr. Ruth Broz, RSM, $10/session, hosted by Queen of All Saints Parish at the Felician Sisters Convent, 3800 W. Peterson, pre-register with Susan at (773) 853-2605.
“Understanding Mystery of the Trinity”: based on book, “Trinity 101,” from first Christians to first Ecumenical Council, Thursdays, Sept. 6-27, 12:10-12:50 p.m., free, in St. Clare Auditorium, St. Peter Church, 110 W. Madison, call Carolyn at (312) 853-2376 for info.
“Making the Choices that Matter”: series of prayerful reflection for ages 25-45, Sept. 15, 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Cenacle in Lincoln Park, 513 Fullerton, call Beverly at (773) 528-6300 for more info and to RSVP or visit www.cenaclesisters.org/Chicago.
“Landings”: compassionate program of sharing/listening for Catholics thinking of returning to the Church begins Sept. 19 at 7 pm and continues for 8 Wednesdays at Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan, email landings@oldstmarys. com or call (312) 922-3444.
Christian Meditation: a talk, meditation and sharing, on Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., good will offering, at the Chicago Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to (773) 528-6300.
“Joyful Again”: workshop/retreat for widowed men and women, Sept. 29 and 30, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, call (708) 354-7211 to register.
Women’s Center ’s Needs: seeking Saturday volunteers to greet/direct people entering lobby at 5116 N. Cicero, 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.
Adult Enrichment Course: “A Night to Remember,” exploring the historical period of the Titanic, using Erik Larson’s book, “Thunderstruck,” Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50, at Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott, RSVP to Alisa at (773) 775-6616, Ext. 142.
Calligraphy and Art Workshops: Sept. 15 and Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, RSVP to (773) 549-0725.
Spiritual DreamGroup Workshop: second and fourth Thursdays monthly, 6:45-9 p.m., with Sr. Anelie Arao, at the Cenacle, 513 Fullerton, call (773) 528-6300 to register.
St. Hilary Parish Health Fair: Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in gym and parking lot, 5600 N. California, call (773) 561-3474 for more info.
Meteor Blue-Gold Game: Aug. 17, 6 p.m., at De La Salle’s Bulger Field, 3434 S. Michigan, $15/adults over 21 visiting beverage tent, $10/adults not visiting tent, $5/students, and free/kids under 13, admission price includes one meal ticket, for more info, call Maggie at (312) 843-7355, Ext. 146.
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.