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

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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

Corpus Christi Spring Luncheon: May 21, 1-5 p.m.; at the Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr.; adults $75, children under 12 $25; reserve by May 7; honorees are parishioners Lorrie Walls and Carrie Miller, Fr. George Clements and David Meyers of Meyers Ace Hardware; contact the parish of­fice at 773-285-7720 or corpuschris­ for information and reservations or visit www.corpus­

Golf and dinner dance: June 2; for St. Catherine Labouré School; starts with 10:45 a.m. lunch followed by shotgun start at noon at Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park; dinner dance and silent auction begins 5:30pm; $120 for 9 holes or $170 for 18 holes; golf fees include dinner; non-golfing $55 dinner ticket includes DJ, dinner, adult beverage, silent auction; proceeds go to update math and science resources; sign up at or call the rectory at 847-729-1414.


St. Kilian Youth Mass: April 30, 10 a.m., with the St. Ailbe Youth Choir, hosted by St. Kilian Youth and pastor Fr. Donald O. Eruaga, M.S.P., all wel­come to attend, 8725 S. May Street.

First Saturday Retreat & Our Lady of Fatima: May 13, Our Lady of Fatima Mass followed by out­door rosary procession and Marian consecration at the Shrine of Christ the King’s temporary location, “The Upper Room,” 6400 S. Kimbark Ave.; ample parking; visit www.insti­ or call 773-363-7409.

Mass for all who grieve the loss of a child: May 2, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Liberty-ville; 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

Our Lady of Fatima novena and devotions: celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima; May 4-12, 6:30 p.m. confessions and rosary, 7 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 2751 W. 38th Place; May 13, 6:30 p.m. rosary, 7 p.m. centenary biligual Mass with candle procession; June 13, July 13, Aug. 19, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. confessions and rosary, 7 p.m. Mass; Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. confessions and rosary, 7 p.m. bilingual Mass; call 773-927-2421 for details.

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.

Mass and Marian Crowning: May 7, starting at 8:30 a.m. with morn­ing prayer and Mass at the grotto at University of St. Mary of the Lake, fol­lowed by blessing and public opening of Mundelein Hall, light brunch and donor reception, trolley and walking tours of campus; for information or questions, contact Pam Devitt at 847-970-4830 or email

Holy Hour: May 7 and every first Sunday of the month, 3 p.m., at Kolbe House at Assumption BVM Parish, 2434 S. California Ave.; a safe place of prayer and support for families and friends of detained persons and prisoners, and for all people involved in the criminal justice system; potluck supper shared afterward; all welcome.

Honoring St. John Paul II: Every first Sunday of the month after 9 a.m. English Mass and 11 a.m. Polish Mass at Five Holy Martyrs Parish, 4327 S. Rich­mond St.; special prayers and venera­tion of St. John Paul II’s relic, cake and coffee social in the Bishop Abramo­wicz Parish Hall; for more information, call 773-254-3636.

Taize prayer at St. Linus: May 11, 7 p.m., in St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn, call parish at 708-425-1656 for information.

St. Michael League Masses: for first responders including law enforce­ment and military, May 16 and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; May 28 and fourth Sundays of the month at 10 a.m. at Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., refresh­ments follow.

St. Peregrine Healing Mass: on second and third Saturdays, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., 773-638-5800, ext. 19.

Tridentine Mass: Sundays at noon at St. Thomas More Church, 8100 S. California Ave.; call 773-436-4444.


Women’s Interfaith Dinner: May 3, 6-9 p.m.; St. Fabian/Mosque Foun­dation Catholic Muslim Women’s Dialogue group potluck dinner at St. Fabian Parish, 8300 S. Thomas, Bridgeview; women of all faiths invited to break bread and enjoy an evening of entertainment and conversation between Christian, Muslim and Jew­ish women; contact Vi Bosworth at or 708-275-6987 for information.


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.

Music from the Americas: May 14, 3 p.m., Musica Lumina ensemble pres­ents favorites and discoveries from Aaron Copland and more at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles; free-will donation; call 847-966-8145 for information.

An Afternoon of Music & Dinner: May 7, 1:30-6 p.m., at St. Jude the Apostle Gym, 900 E 154th St., South Holland; featuring Homewreckers Band and Holy Cross Marimba Band; BYOB; 21 and over only; $13 in ad­vance, $15 at door.

Choir Festival: May 7, 2 p.m., presented by parishes of St. Benedict, St. Josaphat, St. Michael, and St. Vincent de Paul at St. Vincent de Paul Church; 1010 W. Webster Ave.; including music of Bainton, Tchesnokov, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi and others; free and open to the public; parking available at Sheffield and Webster; for information email or call 773-325-8610.

Music of Handel and Mozart: May 7, 4 p.m., St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City; South Holland Master Chorale, with Lakeshore Symphony Orchestra, will perform Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass and Handel’s “Utrecht Jubilate”; part of the church’s 125th anniver­sary celebration; free-will offering; call 708-210-2913, email or visit www.south­

Elvis tribute: May 19, food served at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.; entertain­ment by Ronnie Vegas; hosted by Our Lady, Mother of the Church Parish in the Hayes Center, 8700 W. Leland Ave.; $20 tickets include roast beef sandwich, pasta salad, chips, dessert and entertainment; cash bar; for information call the rectory at 773-625-3369.

The Tower Chorale: May 19, 7:30 p.m., and May 21, 3 p.m.; concludes 31st season with “Dream a Little Dream” concert featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and other favorites; in the Nazareth Academy auditorium, 1209 W. Ogden Ave.; LaGrange Park; advance tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students, both $3 more at door, children under 10 free; for information and tickets, visit or call 708-580-0997.

“Dueling Pianos”: May 20, doors open at 5:30, show from 7:30-10 p.m.; tickets $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10; light snacks provided or bring your own food; cash bar; to reserve a table, call St. Gabriel School at 773-268-6636.


LUMA spring exhibitions: “Peter Gelker: Whirligigs”; “Wayang: The Art of Indonesian Puppetry”; and “Steve Schapiro: Misericordia: Together We Celebrate” all on display through June 3 at at LUMA, 820 N. Michigan Ave.; for more information, visit


St. Gerald’s Bingo: 7 p.m. Friday nights, doors open at 4:30 pm.; Dou­ble Q, Hot Ball, Count Out, Bull’s Eye, Green Coverall, pull tabs, good food and free coffee; weekly raffle draw­ings, quarterly loyalty drawings; 93rd Street and Central Avenue, Oak Lawn; call 708-422-2194.

Tuesday Night Bingo: games at 7 p.m., in St. Christina School Hall, 11005 S. Homan Ave., 773-779-7181.


“How To Start Freelancing – in the Field of your Choice”: May 8, 7-9:15 p.m., hosted by St. Hubert Job and Networking Ministry at St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates; speaker Diana Schneiderman; email Bob Podgorski at with ques­tions.

St. Matthew Job Search Ministry: 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaum­burg, for more info on meetings, call 847-891-1220.


“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.

“The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes”: May 6, 9-11 a.m., with Bishop George Rassas; concludes St. Cecilia Parish series on Vatican II documents; in the church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect, all welcome.


“To Be Joyful Again”: nondenom­inational support group for widows, widowers or anyone else who has lost a significant other, meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, contact Elaine at 847-705-9886 or Debbie at 847-991-7327 for more informa­tion.

Widows and Widowers: third Saturday of the month, 2-5:30 p.m., looking for new members for Naim chapter, organization of widowed men and women who meet for friendship and support; at St. Vin­cent Ferrer Church Cabrini room, 1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest; for information, contact Virginia Mersch at 708-685-5042 or Gerry Liss at 773-685-5042 or


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


St. Mary of the Woods: May 20 re­union for alumni 21 and over; 4:30 p.m. Mass in the church, 6955 N. Hiawatha Ave.; and tours of the school, cock­tails, a light dinner and entertainment follow Mass; for information, contact Kathleen Doane Walsh at

St. James Grade School, Arlington Heights: June 10, all-class reunion and 90th anniversary celebration; recon­nect with classmates, visit with former faculty and staff, and walk through the halls of the old school building before it comes down; visit­union-90th-anniversary-celebration or­lalum for details.


Parenting for Non-Violence:  Parenting education program launched by the archdiocese to strengthen inner city families needs volunteers for working board needs, especially a treasurer, many opportunities available, meetings the third Tuesday of each month at St. Pius V Parish, 1919 S. Ashland Ave.; visit or call Teresa Pennix Gill at 708-321-0311 for information.

Chicago Shares: Chicago-area non-profit with ties to several faith communities helping homeless/

needy with a voucher program, looking for volunteers to help with publicity, especially social media; for information visit or  contact Ron Polaniecki at chicagoshares, or 312-573-4494.

Women’s Center: main office at 5116 N. Cicero Avenue, is looking for volunteers to answer phones and other tasks, call Page at 773-794-8807 or email

Little Sisters of the Poor: seeking volunteers for a variety of needs, seven days a week, at St. Mary’s Home, 2325 N. Lakewood Ave., one block west of DePaul University; for information, contact Peter Harley at 773-935-9600, ext.  221 or email

Providence Soup Kitchen: looking for gentlemen to volunteer one day a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; contact Sr. Florine Licavoli at 773-558-9258 or


Trek for Tech 5K Race: May 6, 8 a.m., hosted by Infant Jesus of Prague School, 1101 Douglas Ave., 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

Zacchaeus House open house: May 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tour the house, meet the staff and leadership, guests and alumni; all welcome; 12242 S. Parnell Ave.

Run with the Nuns 5K: June 4, 8 a.m. at Mount Assisi Center and Convent, 13860 Main St., Lemont; all participants receive a medal and short sleeve dry fit shirt; $20 for chil­dren 12 and under who walk or run with a parent; contact Carrie Peters at or call 630-257-7844 ext. 223; visit for more information.

DePaul Prep summer camps: of­ferings include full-day, sport specific and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics on the DePaul Prep campus, in the heart of the North Center neighborhood; for information and to register visit

St. Vincent de Paul/Resurrection Church: needs men’s clothing, jeans, hiking boots, belts, sleeping bags, jackets, hand tools, 3043 N. Francisco Ave., call Mrs. Moore for pick-up, at 773-478-9705.