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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Personal Growth

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Open to the public 

"Catholic Man Night"
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Darien

September 21, 2017   6:30PM

Calling ALL men of the diocese.  Join Fr. Burke Masters and Rev. Michael O'Keefe for an evening including adoration, confeesion, man-feast, fellowship and discussion.  See WEBSITE for more information.

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"A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" -Documentary
Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville
Ministry Center Social Hall

Thursday, September 21 & 28, 2017  7:00PM - 9:00PM

Come to this two night event as we watch EWTN's original documentary, "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", a chilling look at the impact of Community Activist Saul Alinsky, followed by a special bonus segment where Fr. Mitch Pacwa interviews the producers and is interviewed about his own experience with Saul Alinksy's tactics.  For more information contact Tiffany Pyle at 630-718-2135 or email her HERE.  See FLYER.

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Open to women of the Diocese 

"A Balanced Act - Understanding Martha & Mary-- Working and Prayer"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Sunday, October 1, 2017  4:00-6:30PM

Save the Date!  Women of the Way invites women of all ages to encounter Jesus.  These events follow the format of the Catholic Man Nights, beginning with inspirational praise and worship, exposition of the Blesssed Sacrament, Benediction, short witness talk, refreshments and table talk.  See Facebook page WOW - Women of the Way for current information.  See FLYER.

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Open to the public 

"What Really Happens at Mass?"
St. John, Winfield

Thursday, October 5, 2017  7:00-8:30PM

Do you need a refresher course or have questions on the Mass? Join an evening of engaging conversation as we explore why Catholics believe Christ is fully present in Holy Communion; discuss how our encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist can change our lives and the world; learn key insights from the Catechism and engage contemporary questions about this source and summit of our faith. Guest presenter is David Spesia, Ed.D., director of Evangelization & Catechesis and founder of the Newman Institute for the Diocese of Joliet.

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"Mayslake Ministries Annual Fall Conference with Bishop Robert Morneau"
St. John Neuman Parish, St. Charles

Saturday, October 7, 2017  9:00AM - Noon

Mayslake Ministries presents their annual fall conference featuring Bishop Robert Morneau, who will discuss ten key principles of spiritual direction as guidelines to help us stay the course!  $65/person (includes continental breakfast).  Attendance counts for continuing ed credits for catechists and teachers. See flyer.   Register online at mayslakeministries.org or call 630-852-9000. 
 

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Our Lady of Fatima 100 Year Anniversary Mass
Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Sunday, October 8, 2017   2:00PM

For additional information please call Larry Lederer at 847-455-5353.  See FLYER for more information. The Cathedral is located at 745 North State Street in Chicago.

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Our Lady of Fatima
Blanchette Catholic Center

Tuesday, October 10, 2017   7-8:30PM

Join David Spesia, Ed.D., Director of the Newman Institute for Lay Formation for the Diocese of Joliet for this presentation on Our Lady of Fatima.  Contact layformation@dioceseofjoliet.org for more information.

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Our Lady of Fatima Rosary
St. Joseph, Rockdale

Friday, October 13, 2017   6:00PM

A Rosary will be prayed to fulfill the request of Our Lady and in remembrance of her Heavenly visits at Fatima. The church is located at 1329 Belleview Ave, in Rockdale. 

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Our Lady of Fatima 100 Year Anniversary Mass
Resurrection, Wayne

Friday, October 13, 2017   7:00PM

A Rosary will be prayed and Mass will be celebrated at 7:00PM to honor Our Lady. For additional information please call Joanne Sanders at 630-289-5400 X217.

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Parish Mission - Open to the public 

Awaken our Hearts
St. Mary of Gostyn, Downers Grove

Sunday, October 16, 17, 18, 2017   7PM

Enkindle the faith of our families through evenings of song, Word, ritual, story and prayer with Vince Ambrosetti.  See flyer.  Contact Kelly Johnson at kjohnson@stmarygostyn.org for more information.

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Open to the public 

"Tuesday Night with the Sisters"
Monastery Chapter Room, Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   7:00PM

The Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart invite you to "Tuesday Night with the Sisters", on the second week of the month beginning at 7PM. These talks tie the new Beatitudes to the Rule of St. Benedict.  Tonight's talk is "Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians".  Benedictine Core value: Community/Prayer.  Presenters are Sr. Christine Kouba and Sr. Sharon Marie Stola.  Updates posted on www.shmlisle.org. Contact jdoyle@shmlisle.org for more information. 

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Open to women of the Diocese 

"Bible Basics 101: Introduction to the Bible"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Friday, October 27, 2017  7:00-8:30PM

Scripture Focus: How Catholics read the Bible and how to make Scripture a part of your life by reading it daily.  See FLYER for more details.

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"Be Transformed" Fishers of Men Fall Retreat
Cardinal Stritch Retreat Center, Mundelein

November 11-12, 2017   7:30AM - Sunday at Noon

Fishers of Men: Guiding men toward a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.  With Spiritual Directors Fr. Burke Masters and Fr. Dennis Spies.  See FLYER for more information. Only 60 spots available.  Register online HERE.

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