Around Town

Opportunities In & Around Oak Park
Recovering a Sense of the Sacred: A Series for Women

Shelby Boblick will lead the reflections. Unless otherwise specified, meetings will take place in the gathering area of St. Catherine – St. Lucy Catholic Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park, IL, which is accessible to those with mobility challenges. Assistive listening devices are available. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll offer duplicate sessions each Monday: one at 1 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. Please join at the time that suits you. Sessions last no longer than 90 minutes. Sessions run May 1 through July 24.  Questions?   Call  Shelby Boblick (630-240-2765) or  St. Catherine-St. Lucy  (708-386-8077).


Abbey Farms Fresh Flavors Cookin' Classes with Chef Dave

Marmion Abbey’s new Cookin’ with Chef Dave at Abbey Farms Emporium located on the Marmion campus in Aurora. Our classes are based around affordable delicious cooking for any experience level home cook.  They are every other Thursday, starting June 13th, and are designed to be fun and come complete with beverages and tastings. We have designed this community event to be about family and friends while enjoying a fun night out close to home!


Married in 1969?

The Archdiocese of Chicago Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass, will be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich on Sunday, September 8 at 2:45 pm. The Mass will be held at St. John Brebeuf in Niles. For more information or to register for this event go to

The Well Spirituality Center Upcoming Retreats 

1515 Ogden Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL. To register: online at, or call 708-482-5048


Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House

Go to the website via the link above for a list of all upcoming retreats.

Joyful Again! Program For Widowed Men and Women

A spiritual program for widowed men and women who want to resolve the normal grief they feel and begin to live again. Workshops and retreats throughout the year. Upcoming programs:   June 22 & 23  -  St. Julie’s,Tinley Park. July 20 & 21 -  Holy Family, Inverness.  Sept 7 & 8 – Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Elmhurst


♦ Resources for Families


Oak Park Village Offers Loans and Grants for Rehab Projects

Oak Park residents unable to afford needed home repairs may be eligible for assistance from the Village. Program is available to owner-occupied single-family units in Oak Park. Owner income must fall within federal guidelines.