On Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Father James Martin, SJ will be speaking on the humanity and divinity of Jesus. "Who do you say that I am?” That's the question that Jesus asked of his disciples. Even then they had a hard time answering. Come learn why the answer must involve both the historical Jesus, the man who walked the dusty roads of first-century Judea and Galilee, and the Christ of faith, the miracle-worker now risen from the dead. Discover what it means to say that Jesus is "fully human and fully divine."
On Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Father James Martin, SJ will lead a discussion on the last words of Jesus and how we can deepen our relationship with Christ. Jesus's "Seven Last Words," or seven last phrases or sentences from the Cross, offer us a privileged entree into his life. They also offer him a privileged entree into our own. Come enter more deeply into a relationship with the one who suffered, died and is now risen and alive, and find out why he understands you more than you might have ever imagined.
Father James Martin is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America Magazine, and best-selling author of Building a Bridge, Seven Last Words, and Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Father Martin has written for a wide variety of publications and is a regular commentator in the international and national media. He was appointed by Pope Francis to be a Consultor for the Vatican’s Secretariat of Communication in 2017.
For more information and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/o/archdiocese-of-chicago-16538842125
Each year we follow the passion of Christ in the heart of our city, where thousands of people carry their cross every day. Through choral music, Gospel passages, reflections, and our silent procession, we hope to enter more deeply into the events of Good Friday and their meaning for us today. We ask to experience the exceptional Presence of Christ among us as a real answer to the needs of our hearts. March 30 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The total length of the walk is approximately two miles. More details at http://wayofthecrosschicago.org/.
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.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. By joining our Heroes team, you will make it possible for us to provide a safe home, emotional healing, and academic opportunities for children who have suffered abuse, neglect, poverty, and abandonment.
Sign up at mercyhome.org/marathon or contact Jim Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-738-9381 for more information.
St. Vincent Ferrer from 4-5:15 p.m. On February 24, March 10, March 24. Details HERE.
Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Register by February 25. Begins February 28. Details HERE.
View the flyer for camp details & registration
Call Katie Wendling at 708.453.8305 for more information
April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. We shall gather to engage his vision of building the Beloved Community. The workshop is designed to activate and equip us to pivot from fear to freedom, from barriers to bridge-building, and from charity to change. It will be held at the Unity Temple Community Center, 1019 South Blvd. Reservations are required. There will be a cap of 100 people. Scholarships are available. The cost is $20 per person and this includes a copy of Soul Force that will be out in June. You may register with Katie Avalos at email@example.com. Details at www.communityofcongregations.org
Discover Your Core of Love: Awaken the Larger Love That Wants to Free You!
Wednesdays, Apr. 11, 18; May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27; Jul 11 1-3PM
The deepest, truest part of who we are is LOVE: yet often this identity eludes us. Come and discover the unconscious patterns expressed through our way of being that are obstacles to love, in this 8 week workshop facilitated by Carol Cummins and The Well’s Bridget Sperduto. Participants will learn about and practice a unique process to free us from these old patterns. Cost: $250 Pre-registration required.
They Will Inherit the Earth
Sunday, Apr. 15 3:30-5PM
Join author, activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee John Dear for a presentation and book signing of his latest book They Will Inherit the Earth, which shows how our global epidemic of violence and war could only lead to catastrophic climate change. John will invite us to deepen our nonviolence and take new steps into active solidarity with Earth and suffering humanity. Cost: $20
Inspiration in a Time of Climate Change: Marya Grathwahl, OSF and Helen Prejean, CSJ
Saturday, Apr. 21 9:30 AM – Noon
On this Earth Day, Franciscan Sister Marya Grathwahl, founder of Earth Hope, will receive the 2017 Sacred Universe Award. Join us as Marya and Sister Helen Prejean, world-renowned writer and speaker, weave stories of justice, oneness, and hope for our Universe. Cost: $30
PLEASE NOTE- DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED (was originally scheduled for March 24)
Untying the Knots – Polarization in America
Saturday, June 2 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mike McGillicuddy is convinced that there is an accelerating crisis of polarization in American society. In this interactive workshop, Mike will invite participants to step outside their comfort zones and explore the worldviews of others with curiosity and humility, while refraining from persuasion and judgement. Cost: $30
Join the St. Bernardine Parish Community for a Lenten Series of Enrichment
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 18, 25, and April 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Our speaker will be Dr. Carole Eipers, Vice President, Executive Director of Catechetics for William H. Sadlier, Inc. She served in parish ministries for over 20 years as a teacher, Director of Religious Ed., Youth Minister and Pastoral Associate.
“Beyond Ashes: Transformed to Witness”
Menu: Soup and Fellowship Presentation
The Way of the Cross through Mary’s Eyes
Lenten Evening of Prayer for Women
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 6pm - 9pm
Mary McKeon, Facilitator
“If We Die with Him, We Will Also Live with Him”
March 29-31, 2018
with Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ
an Ignatian, Silent Holy Week
Retreat for Men and Women
"Jesus and Women: Sharing the Road to Discipleship"
April 13-14, 2018 Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD. A Silent Overnight Retreat for Women. FLYER
The women of Chicago’s west side and the near-west suburbs are invited to gather this spring for prayer and reflection at St. Catherine – St. Lucy Parish.
Shelby Boblick and Carol Spiegel, BVM, a student of conflict resolution for over 20 years, will facilitate the meetings. Once a week, Carol teaches Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution at St. Catherine-St. Lucy School. Shelby will supply the materials each week. No need to prepare in advance. We’ll focus on a different topic each week. It matters not at all if you miss a week or several weeks. You are most welcome to join us as and when your schedule permits. Drop-ins are encouraged!
We’ll offer duplicate sessions each Monday: one at 1 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. Please join us at whichever time suits you and your life.
We’ll meet in the gathering space of St. Catherine-St. Lucy Church. The Church is accessible by ramp, and assistive listening devices are available.
Sponsored by Rainbow Hospice and Presented by Joyful Again Widowed Ministry
Are you widowed? Feeling stuck? Need something to get you “over the hump” and on to your new path in life?
The Joyful Again program brings understanding and hope to help you in your life’s new journey.
What: Workshop/retreat for Widowed Men and Women
When: April 21 & 22, 2018
Where: Presence/ Resurrection Health Care- Holy Family Medical Center 100 N. River Rd. (at Golf Rd.), Des Plaines, IL 60016 (no overnight available)
Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
Grand Prize Car Raffle
Games of Chance
$80 per person. $775 table of ten
Register online at svdpbenefit.org
Tickets for car raffle $25 each
2018 Buick Encore
Drawing will take place at brunch
winner need not be present
Net proceeds help support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul programs and services for the poor in communities throughout Cook and Lake counties every day. (This is the umbrella organization for Ascension’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.)
‘Come and See’ life as a Sister of Providence
Bring hope to life! Come and See life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The Sisters of Providence invite single Catholic women ages 18-42 to a Come and See weekend retreat April 6-8, 2018, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. On this free retreat, you can deepen your prayer life, get an inside look at the life of the Sisters of Providence and spend time discerning where God is calling you. Learn more and register at ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.org or by calling Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 (call or text) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 300 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.
Building for the Future Guerin College Prep’s Scholarship Dinner
to be held on Friday, April 13 at Elmcrest
River Grove: Guerin College Preparatory High School will hold its annual Scholarship Dinner - Building for the Future - on Friday, April 13 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. The scholarship dinner is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year with all proceeds to benefit the students through financial assistance and scholarships.
This year’s honorees are:
Community Leadership Award - The Honorable James Durkin, Illinois House Republican Leader
Outstanding Service and Leadership Awards -
Mary Beth Pipala Beiersdorf - Mother Guerin Class of 1979,
Executive Director and Co-founder, Salute, Inc.;
Omar Duque - Holy Cross Class of 1994, President and CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
Bobby Stevens, Jr. - Guerin College Prep Class of 2005, President and CEO, Windy City Baseball
The Legacy Family Award - The Donlan Family (Elmwood Park)
(Read more here about our honorees)
The event begins at 6:30pm with cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7:30pm. The fundraiser will also feature a silent auction, an online auction, and a raffle. Entertainment provided by a DJ and some live musical performances. Tickets are $100 each. To purchase tickets to the event or make a donation, visit the school website at www.guerinprep.org or contact Shawn Campbell at email@example.com. Elmcrest Banquets is located at 7370 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park.
Trinity High School Centennial 5K
Sunday April 29, 2018
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL CENTENNIAL 5K
Kids Race: 7:45am