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National 54-Day Rosary Novena for Peace
and the Family

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary and the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate is launching a National 54-day Rosary Novena for Peace and the Family with a special focus on marriage, human life and religious freedom.

Information about the National Rosary Novena can be found at: www.rosaryea.org/index.php/hearts-united-programs/54-day-novena

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls - Volunteer Tutors Needed

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is in need of volunteer tutors at their Girls' Campus, 11600 South Longwood Drive in Chicago. Tutors will be assigned to one resident of middle school or high school age to help students with reading, science or math. Tutors must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED or be a college graduate. For more information, please contact Dee Atkins at deeatk@mercyhome.org or call 312-738-7552.

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Inclusion Awareness Day

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Illinois Catholic Advocacy Network (I-CAN) iPAD Drawing


Want to stay up-to-date on everything that is happening with the Catholic Conference of Illinois? Sign up for I-CAN, a grassroots advocacy email network with updates on CCI, as well as state and federal issues that affect Catholics in Illinois.

Enter to win a free iPad Air by signing up for I-CAN at www.ilcatholic.org. The drawing will be held on September 30.

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Respect Life Month


October is Respect Life Month and Respect Life Sunday is October 5. This year’s theme is: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.”

Cardinal’s Letter


Fair Trade Month


October is Fair Trade Month and it is a time for promoting and learning about global solidarity and what you can do through Fair Trade. Visit the Office for Peace and Justice website, www.chicagopeaceandjustice.org/fair-trade, for upcoming events and resources.

Fair Trade Reflection Calendar

Resources for Parishes and Schools

Noche de Gala

Friday, October 3

You are cordially invited to attend the 16th Annual Hispanic Ministry Noche de Gala on Friday, October 3, at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles. The evening will celebrate leadership in Hispanic Ministry within the Archdiocese of Chicago.

For more information and reservations, call 312-534-8371, or visit www.nochedegalachicago.com.

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Mass of Atonement & Hope

Saturday, October 4

Attend the Mass of Atonement and Hope to pray for the ongoing healing required for child and youth sexual abuse survivors, their families, the Church, society and for continued vigilance toward the protection of children and youth. Mass will take place at 10 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago, immediately adjacent to the Healing Garden.


Nightfever at Holy Name Cathedral

Saturday, October 4

Holy Name Cathedral invites Chicago Catholics to attend Nightfever, beginning with a Mass celebrated by Very Rev. Robert Barron at 7:30 p.m. Nightfever will begin at 9 p.m. following the Mass. There will be Adoration, Reconciliation, music and silence. Night prayer will begin at 11:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.nightfeverchicago.org.

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Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass

Sunday, October 5

Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, invites you to a bilingual (Spanish and English) Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, at Assumption B.V.M. Parish, 2434 South California Avenue in Chicago. We especially invite anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer to attend this Mass. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one who is incarcerated, please come. If you need more information, please call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070 or email Pablo at khpablop@aol.com.


World Wide Marriage Encounter

October 10 - 12

Join the millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive through the World Wide Marriage Encounter. The next Encounter will be held October 10 - 12.

For more information, contact Kris & Jim McCulloch by calling (630) 577-0778 or emailing: jkmcculloch945@sbcglobal.net.

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World Mission Sunday

OCTOBER 18 - 19

This special collection is taken up under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to support the Church's mission work throughout the world. We are called to be missionaries through prayer, Eucharist and giving generously. This collection is supports the life-giving ministry of the Church among the poor and marginalized in more than 1,150 mission dioceses. For bulletin articles, the Cardinal's Letter and images for the bulletin, visit: WeAreMissionary.org.

Christian Baptism as Practiced by Different Christian Traditions


Join the Office for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs for an ecumenical parish-to-parish community building event at Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on Saturday, October 25, at 9 a.m. Tour Eastern Orthodox and Protestant Churches to explore Baptismal traditions and celebrate how our common Baptism in Christ unites us.

For more information, contact the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at eia@archchicago.org or by calling 312-534-5325.

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