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Programs and Events in Oak Park and Surrounding Communities
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Retreats & Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities and Events to Support Local Organizations & Charities

Programs on Social Justice and Social Concerns

Resources for Families,  e.g. Camps in the area

Follow this link to find information available from the Archdiocese of Chicago


♦ Retreats and Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Women of Chicago’s west side & of near-west parishes are invited to gather for summer spirituality!

Shelby Boblick will facilitate the discussion, and we’ll use as a catalyst Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self, a book by Joyce Rupp. Mondays 6/4, 6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27. Come to one or all programs. St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church at 38 N. Austin Blvd. Questions or concerns? Call 630-240-2765.

"A Calling" has Midwest Premiere in LaGrange Park, IL on Tuesday, June 26!

"A Calling" is a story about Catholic women, religious, married, single, young & old.  It is about the true power of these women as demonstrated throughout history.  Filmed in the NY Capital District, the film's narrative is done entirely in the voices of the people who lived it.  "A Calling” is a feature-length documentary, one hour & 16 minutes in duration. The Midwest debut will screen Tuesday, June 26, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park, IL. The film producers will dialogue with moviegoers after the screening.   $10 admission.   Proceeds support The Well Spirituality Center, a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph.  St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church women's ministry, Oak Park, IL, collaborated on this Midwest Premiere.


Youth Mass

Join teens around Oak Park and River Forest @ St. Luke’s Parish in River Forest for a monthly Youth Mass followed by dinner and Youth Group.

The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 Ogden Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL. 

Discover Your Core of Love: Awaken the Larger Love That Wants to Free You! Apr. 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11 from  1-3PM


Carmelite Spiritual Center. 2018 Days of Reflection, Pilgrimages & Retreats

 Into the Land of Carmel: A Weeklong Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition: July 15 – 10, 2018


Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House


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., (708) 354-7211, Upcoming Dates: 6/23-6/24 at St. Julie’s - Tinley Park. 7/21-7/22­ at Holy Family - Inverness. 8/11 & 8/12 at Mary Queen – Elmhurst.


Rush Oak Park Hospital Community Events

Maintain Pelvic Health: June 21, 2018 11am-12pm • Considering Cosmetic Surgery? July 31, 2018 6:30-7:30pm

♦ Events & Volunteer Opportunities to Support Local Organizations & Charities

Bingo & Raffle at St. Bernardine, Saturday, June 23!

Doors open at 10:00 am .  Bingo starts at 12:00 noon.  CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT: JOE - 630-392-0522  or  DELLA - 708-366-0839.  RAFFLE GAMES - PULL TABS - CONCESSION. 815 Elgin Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois


Crisis Center for South Suburbia is in desperate need of volunteers at both of their Neat Repeats Reslae Shops in Orland Park and Worth


Run in His strength 

Consider joining Mercy Home for Boys & Girls' Heroes team for the sold-out Oct. 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and transforming the life of an abused child in Chicago. Info: Contact Jim Harding at or 312-738-9381


Area-Wide Programs on Social Justice & Social Concerns


♦ Resources for Families

Save the Date! Trinity's Summer Camp Registration Opens March 1st!

Call Katie Wendling at  708.453.8305 for more information. Flyer

St. Ignatius Chicago Rowing 2018 Learn to Row Summer Camp

For boys and girls entering grades 7 through 11


Totus Tuus at St.Luke Church July 22-27, 2018

The highly-acclaimed Totus Tuus Summer Camp, a week-long Catholic youth program, is coming again to our area, hosted by St. Luke Parish this summer.


For a list of teen summer programs in and around Chicago, visit our Youth Ministry webpage