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

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Dinner-dance: April 23, 5:30-10 p.m., to benefit MAMRE Inc. at Drury Lane Theater and Conference Cen­ter, Oakbrook Terrace; $65; supports archdiocesan workers in Special Re­ligious Development, enabling chil­dren and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in parish life. For reservations, call Bonnie at 312-919-4936.

Jazz Brunch: April 23, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; jazz, a brunch buffet and live and silent auction benefiting the Sisters of the Living Word Ministries; at Chevy Chase Golf Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; $85 per person, to purchase tickets call 847-577-5972 or visit

Golf on the Hill: May 15, 9 a.m., benefits Alvernia Manor Senior Living and the School Sisters of St. Francis and their ministries; silent auction, raffles, prizes, contests and “Beat the Nun” contest; register on­line at


Divine Mercy: larger-than-life cross-stitch image of the Divine Mercy at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., through the Octave of Easter; monastery church open for private prayer and veneration through April 23, Monday through Saturday, 2-6 p.m., with ves­pers daily at 5:15 p.m.; Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, includes public ad­oration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3 p.m., Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 4:30 p.m., solemn vespers at 5:15 p.m. and Benediction at 5:40 p.m.; for information, visit www.chicago­, email edward@chicago­ or call 773-927-7424, ext. 206.

Divine Mercy Novena: April 14-22, 3 p.m. each day, in Queen of Mar­tyrs adoration chapel, 10240 S. St. Louis Ave., Evergreen Park; Divine Mercy celebration, 2:30 p.m., April 23, Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park Ave.; eucharistic adoration, benediction, Divine Mercy prayers, 4 p.m. Mass.

Divine Mercy on Daley Plaza: nine-day vigil with Divine Mercy image on Daley Plaza starting April 14; Mass on April 23 at 3 p.m.; for information visit

St. Barbara Parish: April 23; con­fessions 1:45-2:45 p.m.; Divine Mercy chaplet at 2:15 p.m.; Divine Mercy Sunday Mass, 3 p.m., 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield.

St. Jane de Chantal Parish: April 23, 2:30 p.m. exposition of the Bless­ed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and dying, Benediction and veneration of the relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, 5252 S. Austin Ave.

Church of St. Mary: April 23; 2 p.m. Mass; 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; 3:50 p.m. Benediction; 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

St. Mary of Vernon: April 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour in the St. Mary of Vernon Chap­el, 236 U.S. Hwy. 45, Indian Creek; for information contact Miriam Preuss­ner at 224-628-1187 or

Queen of the Rosary Parish: April 23. 2:30 p.m., 750 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village; reconcilia­tion starting at 1:30 p.m.; includes presentation on the Divine Mercy, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy; call Chuck and Alice Hunt at 630-529-8519 for details.

St. Jane de Chantal Parish: April 23, 2:30 p.m. exposition of the Bless­ed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and dying, Benediction and veneration of the relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 5252 S. Austin Ave.


Mass for all who grieve the loss of a child: May 2, 7 p.m. at St. Jo­seph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Lib­ertyville; to remember children lost due to accident, illness, miscarriage or abortion, recently or long ago, and to offer comfort and support to their parents, family members and friends; refreshments after Mass; contact Sue at

Mass for the beatification of Venerable Maria Kaupas: May 6, 9:30 a.m., in the St. Casimir Center Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Road; all welcome; light refreshments after Mass; for more information, call 773-776-1324.


St. George Dinner: April 23, 5 p.m.; hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting at the European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem Ave.; supports the 2017 St. George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch; $35; RSVP by mail to Chicago Catholic Scouting, 2617 Lancelot Lane, Dyer, IN 46311; by email to; or by phone at 708-363-6547.

Ladies Guild Luncheon: April 29, 11 a.m.; the St. Cornelius Ladies Guild hosts its spring luncheon at Biagio, 4242 N. Central Ave., with entertain­ment by Roxanne Anzelone; $40; call June at 773-267-1774 or email


St. Martha Church: 70th birthday party for Fr. Dennis O’Neill, April 21, 6 p.m.; features music by Frankie Sands as Frank Sinatra; admission $10 adults, children 12 and under $5; barbecue pork, pizza, hot dogs available for purchase; coffee and birthday cake free; at the parish, 8523 Georgiana Ave., Morton Grove; questions, call the rectory at 847-965-0262.

Men’s choral concert: April 28, 7 p.m., 150 men sing with New Tradition Chorus and the Purdue University Varsity Men’s Glee Club at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; admission charge; visit

Painting party: April 29, 5:30 p.m.; at St. Gabriel, 4500 S. Wallace St.; canvases $25 or $20, includes all painting supplies and instruction; food provided, beverages available for purchase; proceeds benefit Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations; res­ervations required; RSVP to Sharon at 773-268-9595 or email

Free concert: April 30, 3 p.m., Chi­cago Bassoon Quartet at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles; free-will donation; call 847-966-8145 for information.


Divine Derby Bash: May 6, 4:30-11 p.m. at Divine Savior Parish, 7740 W. Montrose Ave., Norridge; watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy table betting games, video horse racing, raffles, poker, blackjack, a silent auction and entertainment; wine, craft beer, bourbon and specialty cocktail bars; Southern-style appe­tizers, main plates and desserts; $20 advance tickets include $5 in free gaming chips; $25 at the door; buy online via Eventbrite at divine-der­ .


St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry: April 20, 7-9 p.m., “Resume Review,” at St. Marcelline Church, 820 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaum­burg; bring your resume for a one-on-one personal evaluation; April 24, 7-9:15 p.m., “Casual Networking and GURU Night,” at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates; network and have your questions answered by mingling GU­RU’s; email Bob Podgorski at Career­ with questions.


“Families, Love and Justice in the Era of Pope Francis”: April 19, 7 p.m.; with Julie Hanlon Rubio; hosted by the Siena Center of Dominican University in the Priory Auditorium, 7200 Division St., River Forest; $10; visit

“Re-Humanizing Our Persecut­ed Brethren”: April 20, 7 p.m., with photographer Jeff Gardner of the Picture Christian Project; hosted by the Multi-Parish Knowledge and Prayer Program at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, 14610 Will Cook Road, Homer Glen.

“Finding Capitalism with a Con­science”: April 25, 6:30 p.m., with Jorge Ramirez, president of Chicago Federation of Labor and vice-pres­ident of national AFL-CIO; looking at relationship of labor to capitalism and “Rerum Novarum”; at Holy Name Cathedral Parish Center; contact Jennifer Delvaux at 312-787-8040.

“What Neuroscience Can Teach Us about Loss on a Spiritual, Physical and Interpersonal Level”: April 27, 7-9 p.m.; with Connie Vitale; hosted by St. Francis Xavier bereave­ment team and ministry of care; at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Xavier Room, 524 Ninth St., Wilmette; all welcome; refreshments; for infor­mation, call 847-256-2273 or email

World Catholicism Week 2017: April 28-30 conference with theme, “Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism and the World Church”; speakers will address the Reformation’s lingering repercussions in the global South and efforts there to bridge ecclesial divides; in DePaul University’s Lin­coln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 314B; free and open to the public; for information visit

“Works of Mercy in Our Daily Life”: April 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Fr. Pawel Komperda explores practical works of mercy as a school of disci­pleship and holiness as the imitation of Christ; in St. Catherine Laboure Parish Rec Room, 3535 Thornwood Ave., Glenview; free-will offering; re­freshments served; 847-826-4704.


Institute on Religious Life: Young people ages 15-25 invited to April 22 session of the annual IRL National Meeting at Mundelein Seminary; free, including lunch, for those who register in advance; meet and speak with the dozens of priests and religious in attendance; registration forms and information at www.reli­ or call 847-573-8975 or email

Spring Program: April 29, Council of Catholic Nurses of Lake Coun­ty will attend Mass at 8 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Ave., Lake Forest; then share potluck brunch and listen to speaker from Feed My Starving Children; free for members, $5 for non-members; bring dish to pass; all nurses wel­come; call Ginny at 847-680-8775 or Marian at 847-548-1309 for details.


Women’s Discernment Retreat: May 5-7, for single women, ages 18-50, at St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd.; register at or call Sr. Belinda at 773-338-7063.


Immaculata Alumnae Associa­tion: 40th annual awards luncheon, April 23, 11 a.m.; at the Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles; re­union year for for classes that end in “7” and “2”; $35 per person; checks to The Immaculata Alumnae Associ­ation can be sent to Mary C. Beck­man, BVM, 6142 N. California Ave., Apt. 309, Chicago, IL 60659-2784; for information, call 773-338-2211.

Leo High School Alumni Asso­ciation Annual Banquet: April 28, 6:30 p.m. at Chateau Del Mar, 8301 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills; all classes invited; Man of the Year Award and Hall of Fame inductions; tickets $70 in advance, $80 at door; includes dinner and cocktails; for advance tickets, send checks payable to Leo HS Alumni Association to PO Box 603, Oak Lawn, IL 60454 and include a stamped self-addressed envelope or visit


Rummage Sale: April 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by St. Louise de Maril­lac Church Catholic Women’s Orga­nization in the the Colonnade Room, 1112 Raymond Ave., La Grange Park; for information, call Sue Hitzeman at 708-485-2000 or Bernie Koprowski at 708-485-9174.

Rummage Sale: April 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at St. Francis Borgia Parish, 8025 W. Addison St.; call 773-625-1118 for information.

Spring Flea Market: April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free admission, $15 to reserve a space to sell items; spon­sored by St. Barbara Council of Cath­olic Women at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave., Brookfield; for information or application, call Alicia at 708-485-2502.


Chicago Southland Catholic Men’s Conference: April 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Holy Ghost Church, 700 E 170th St., South Holland; Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry, breakfast, presentation by Father Larry Rich­ards; $25 for one, $20 for additional men who register together; $15 for deacons; free for priests; visit cmcs­virtues/events or call 708-374-7729.

“Who Is God Calling You to Be?” discernment evening: April 22, 5-7 p.m. in St. Bernadette Parish’s O’Brien Hall, 9343 S. Francisco Ave., Evergreen Park; food, music and an opportunity to learn more about life in the seminary, life as a priest, and how to live your vocation whatever it is; for information, call 708-422-8995.

Transfigured: Young Adult Liturgy Conference: April 30, 8 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. closing Mass celebrated by Cardinal Cupich; sponsored by the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake and St. Alphonsus Parish; conference in the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.: Mass in St. Alphonsus Church, Wellington and Southport avenues; speakers include Fr. John Kartje, Denis McMamara, Chris Carstens; $75 registration includes lunch; visit,.

“Returning and Inactive Catholics—Welcome”: Old St, Mary Parish, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., will host Landings, an 8-week program for adults who are reconnecting with their faith, starting in May; contact Jacqueline at or phone 312-922-3444 for more information; preregistration is required.


English literacy tutors: Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor to help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center 90 minutes per week at 3540 S. Hermitage Ave.; opportunities available Monday through Thursday;  next tutor training workshop is April 28, 6-9 p.m., and April 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; must register in advance and attend both days to begin tutoring; for more information or to register, contact Sabrina at or 773- 927-0512.

Blood and bone marrow drive: April 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows; for information, contact Jean Wenzel at 847-392-0842 or


Chicago Catholic Committee on Scouting Facilitator Training: for adult leaders helping scouts earn religious awards; April 24, 7-9 p.m., at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, 6424 S. Kenneth Ave.; contact Bill Witkowsky at; Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeast Illinois Council,  2745 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, contact Janet Pasquesi at

Trek for Tech 5K Race:  May 6, 8 a.m., hosted by Infant Jesus of Prague School, 1101 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor; registration/packet pick-up starts at 7 a.m.; advance registration $35 for Adults, $25 14 and under, $30 each for groups of four or more registering together, $50 day of race; for information go to the Trek for Tech tab at