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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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Seminary Sunday Collection

September 20 - 21

Cardinal's Letter: English | Español | Polski

Poster: English | Español | Polski

Church Architecture Workshop

Friday, September 26

Attend a one-day workshop on Friday, September 26, at 9:30 a.m., at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary Conference Center to learn how the Church’s ritual books provide the foundational theology for liturgical art and architecture. Presenters will include:

  • Mr. Christopher Carstens, Director of the Office of Sacred Worship for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Fr. Douglas Martis, STD, Director of the Liturgical Institute and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary.
  • Dr. Denis McNamara, a scholar specializing in the intersection of sacramental and biblical theology with new church design.

Register online at www.liturgicalinstitute.org, under the EVENTS tab. For additional information please contact Barbara at 847-837-4542 or bnield@usml.edu.

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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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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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