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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Personal Growth

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Open to the public 

The Choice Wine-7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen

Wednesdays, January 31 - April 11, 2018 
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Studies show that people who are married are happier, healthier and have more financial resources than those who are not married.  The Choice Wine puts couples on a path to superabundance through 7 simple, yet highly effective steps.  Call Janet to register 708-301-0214.

*The Choice Wine is a program of Paradisus Dei. 

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"The Sacraments: The Treasures of Our Faith"
St. Joseph, Manhattan

Sunday, February 18, 19 & 20, 2018  7:00PM

Join us as Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., presents our Lenten Mission.  Please bring family and friends and join us for one of the last chances to hear Fr. Tom McCarthy speak before his move to Rome.  See FLYER.  Call 815-478-3341 with questions. 

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Open to men of the diocese 

"Becoming a Man that Makes a Difference"
St. Matthew, Glendale Heights

Tuesday, February 20, 2018  6:30 PM

Join Fr. Jerome Kish and Fr. Burke Masters invite you to this monthly "Catholic Man Night" that includes adoration, confession, man-feast and fellowship followed by discussion.  All men are invited to bring their fathers, sons, or friends to this evening. 

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"The Family as the Original Place of the Beauty of the Catholic Faith"
Holy Cross, Batavia

Wednesday, February 21, 2018  5:30 PM

Join us for an evening with Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astonia, Kazakhstan.  The evening begins with a Rosary for the intention of preservation of the family at 5:30PM., followed by celebration of Mass with Bishop Athanasius at 6:00PM.  At 7:00PM His Excellency will address "The Family as the Original Place of the Beauty of the Catholic Faith". A reception follows at 8:00PM in Donovan Hall.  See FLYER.  Please contact Holy Cross at 630-879-4750 or email lkosmach@holycross-batavia.org with questions.

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know"
St. John the Baptist, Winfield

Sunday, February 18, 19 & 20, 2018  7-8PM

You are warmly invited to St. John's parish mission presented by Deacon Jim Olofson.  Mission will take place in the Church, reception following the Tuesday night talk in Sebahar Hall.  For more information contact Jennifer Kurtyka at jenniferk@stjohnwinfield.org

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Open Our Eyes, Lord"
"Abre Nuestros Ojos, Senor"
St. Andrew the Apostle, Romeoville

February 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2018

Please join us for our parish mission on the following dates:

Sunday, February 18, 4-5:30PM, fellowship in Main Hallway
Monday, February 19, 6-7PM, fellowship in Main Hallway
Tuesday, February 20, 6-7PM, tri-linqual reconciliation/private prayer
Wednesday, February 21, 6-7PM, talk and healing mass with oils followed by fellowship in the Main Hallway

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"relit: The Heart of Evangelization"
Blanchette Catholic Center, Crest Hill

Wednesday evenings 6:30PM-8:30PM
February 21 & 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018

Relit is back!  Please join us for this six week Lenten formation opportunity. See website and register HERE

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Open to the public-parish mission 

"Eucharist, Reconciliation & Discipleship with Fr. Bob Lombardo C.F.R."
St. Joan of Arc, Lisle

Monday, February 19, 20 & 21, 2018  7PM

All are welcome to St. Joan of Arc's parish mission presented by Fr. Bob Lombardo, founder of the religious community of Our Lady of the Angels Mission on the west side of Chicago.  Come learn about the depth and beauty of God. See FLYER.   For more information contact Pastoral Associate Michael Lewandowski at 630-353-4531 or mlewandowski@sjalisle.org 

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Open to the public 

"Mystagogy of the Eucharist"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Wednesday, February 21, 2018  7:00PM

This reflective book study begins on Wednesday, February 21st and is anticipated to continue for eight weeks.  Each session will be one hour.  We will answer your questions and concerns about the Mass using the book Mystagogy of the Eucharist by Rev. Gil bert Ostdiek, OFM.  See FLYER.   If you have any questions please contact John O'Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu or call 630-699-6106.

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Lent 2018: Reflection Wednesdays"
St. Walter, Roselle

February 21: 7:00PM., Evening of Reflection with Fr. Tom McCarthy

February 26-28: 7:00PM, Parish Mission, Fr. Sunny Castillo

March 7: 7:00PM., Parish Reconciliation Service

March 14: 7:00PM., Tim Glemkowski, "Deeping your Prayer Life"

March 21, 7:00PM., Fr. Britto Berchmans "Lenten Spirituality"

March 28, 6:00PM Soup Supper 7:00PM., Eucharistic Adoration

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Open to the public 

"Street Evangelization Workshop"
St. Mary, Mokena

Saturday, February 24, 2018  9:00AM-4:00PM

This practical workhsop will be held by St. Paul Street Evangelization, a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Catholic faith with others in a polite non-confrontational way.  For more information, or to register, contact Melissa Novak at 708-326-9313.  Hurry, space is limited!

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Ascent- Discover Your Identity"
St. Michael, Wheaton

Sunday, February 25, 26 & 27, 2018  6:30 PM


You are invited to this parish mission presented by Tim Glemkowski, Nic Frank and Paul Vogrinc.  There will be dynamic talks, praise and the opportunity to encounter our Lord.  Please register for free childcare HERE.  See FLYER.  Contact Elizabeth Ngo at 630-462-5065 with questions.

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"3 Nights in Lent:  Drawing Closer to God in Challenging Times"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Sunday, February 25, 26 & 27, 2018  7:00-8:15PM

February 25: "Family Night" Optional Dinner at 5:30PM.  For dinner please RSVP to alicianap@aol.com by February 20th; 7-8:15 "Drawing Closer to God in the Eucharist"

February 26: 7-8:15PM, reception to follow. "Drawing Closer to God in the  Midst of Life's Struggles"

February 27: 7-8:15PM, reception to follow. "Drawing Closer to God in our Relationships with Each Other"

For more information contact Amy at amyldrake@me.com

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Burros, Basins, Bricks & Bouquets-Growing Closer to Christ through the Symbols of Holy Week"
St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield

Monday, February 26, 27 & 28, 2018    7:00PM

Join us in our parish mission with speaker Mike Patin.  See FLYER for more information or contact Emily Burt at 815-436-2651 ex: 889

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Living as Missionary Disciples"
Holy Ghost, Wood Dale

Monday, February 26, 27 & 28, 2018  7:00-8:30PM


Join us Monday through Wednesday at 7PM for our Lenten Mission featuring the renowned speaker, John Donahue Grossman, who will invite and inspire us through story and meaningful prayer experiences to become actively engaged in living and sharing our faith.  See FLYER.  If you require childcare (ages 4-7) please contact Kathy at kgrant@holyghostparish.org with the registration information found on the flyer.

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"Lenten Reflection with Mr. Charles Brummel"
Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 OR
Saturday, March 3, 2018  9:00AM


Join the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart for this Lenten Reflection on one of the above dates.  Mr. Charles Brummel, retired Humanities instructor at Benet Academy will lead us through a new look at Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.  Come and reflect as he helps us take a closer look at the artist and the art of this very well-known painting.  Both programs will be in the 2nd floor Chapter Room, at 1910 Maple Ave., in Lisle.  Contact Jane at jdoyle@shmlisle.org with questions.

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Lenten Opportunties with St. Mary of Gostyn Parish"
St. Mary of Gostyn, Downers Grove


The parish family of St. Mary of Gostyn warmly invite you to participate in one or all of their Lenten opportunities:

February 27, March  6,13 & 20, "Journey with the Lord.  Journey with Joy".  Mass at 6:00PM, followed by Reconciliation at 6:45PM, followed by discussion in the Gathering Place. See FLYER.

February 28, March 7,14&21, "Lent & Libations" at Ballydole, 5157 Main St., in Downers Grove.  Appetizers provided.  No RSVP required.  All are welcome.  See FLYER

March 3rd, 8AM-8PM "24 Hours for the Lord" Individual confessions available all day Saturday!  See FLYER

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"We Are a Sacramental People"
St. Dominic, Bolingbrook

March 4-6, 2018  7:00-8:30PM


The Mission Preachers are Redemptorists Fr. John Fahey-Guerra and Bro. Larry Lujar, who will speak on how we are sacramental people.  The mission will take place in the Church and will be offered in English and Spanish.  For more information contact Chris at channigan.wiehn@sdominic.com

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"St. Augustine and Our Christian Journey Today"
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen

March 5 and 6, 2018  7:00PM


The life of St. Augustine and our Christian life examines our restless journey and Christian struggles.  Presenter is Fr. Richie Mercado OSA.  Presentations begin at 7:00PM, 16043 S. Bell Rd., in Homer Glen.

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Lenten Prayer Opportunities"
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen

March 5 & 6: 7:00PM, Fr. Richie Mercado, OSA, discusses "St. Augustine" and "Our Christian Journey Today".

Feb 19, 26, Mar 12, 19: 7:00PM, Rediscover the Mass. Call Janet to enroll 708-301-0214

Fridays of Lent: 6:00PM, Soup dinner followed by 7:00PM, Stations of the Cross - Bring your friends!

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Open to the public  

"Pondering All These Things"
A Lenten Mini-Retreat
Our Lady of the Angels House of Prayer, Lemont

Tuesday, March 6, 2018     9:00AM - 11:30AM

What does Mary's was of being with heer son, and the sorrow of the cross teach us about our journey?  Join us as we look to Mary for inspiration!  Our morning will include refreshments, a faith presentation, table discussion, and stations of the cross.  Contact Colleen Lowery or see FLYER for more information.

 

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Passing on the Faith: Raising Catholic Children in a Secular World" with Fr. Richard Fragomeni
Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst

Sunday - Tuesday, March 11 - 13, 2018  7:00PM

Does your family's busy schedule leave little time for the church and the Catholic faith?  Do you struggle for ideas on how to share the gift of the Catholic faith with your family members?  Do you worry about your children losing their faith?  Don't miss this Parish Mission!  For more information, contact Anne Hohbein.

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Katie Choudhary Open to women of the Diocese 

"Am I Alone?  Learning to Walk with Christ"
A Lenten Mini-Retreat for Women
St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville

Sunday, March 18, 2018  4:00-6:30PM

Save the Date! You are warmly invited to the next "Women of the Way" event, a Lenten mini-retreat.  See FLYER.  Visit WOW's Facebook page at WoW-Women of the way.  

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Open to the public - parish mission 

"Give Your Faith Away"
Historic St. Joseph Church, Joliet

Monday-Wednesday, March 19-21, 2018  7:00-8:30PM

This mission will focus on the gifts of our faith--Scripture and Tradition, Jesus and salvation, sacraments and moral living, community and individuals, prayer and work--which are to be celebrated by Catholics and given freely to others.  Rev. Robert Cary, a Paulist Father for over 30 years will lead the mission.  For more information contact Cherie at cgimbel@stjosephjoliet.org

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"The Seven Last Words of Christ"
St. Mary, Mokena

Friday, March 23, 2018  7:00PM - 9:00PM

Simonetta created this renowned Lenten Performance called “The Seven Last Words of Christ”, which features a live 50 voice choir, professional vocal soloists, an orchestra and a live, theatrical passion play with dozens of actors in professional costuming and sets. Performances of “The Seven Last Words” have been staged all over Chicagoland to sell-out crowds.  Promo video HERE. For more information click HERE.

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"Lenten Day of Renewal"
Tau Center, Wheaton

Saturday, March 24, 2018   9:00AM-3:00PM

As we eneter the sacred time of Holy Week, Tau Center invites you to a peacful retreat day--a time to pause, take a breath and contemplate your life journey and the presence of God.  Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans, and is located at 26W171 Roosevelt Rd., Entrance 5.  $95 early registration through March 9th; after 3/9 registration is $125.00.  Retreat room and lunch included.  Please contact Nancy at nmorris@wfsisters.org for more information.  For a list of other spiritual programs in 2018 click HERE.

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Open to women of the diocese 

"Be Healed Spiritual Retreat"
Our Lady of Angels Retreat Center, Lemont

Saturday, April 7, 2018  7:30 AM to
Sunday, April 8, 2018  12:30PM

Join women from throughout the Joliet Diocese for this dynamic retreat with Fr. Burke Masters, Fr. Dennis Spies, and leading women's speakers in the Joliet Diocese.  This will be an engaging weekend based on the book by author Bob Schuchts. See FLYER. Register online at www.behealedretreat.eventbrite.com

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Open to the public 

"Biblical Themes in the Writings of Pope Francis"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  7:00PM

Join us as Sr. Dianne Bergant, a Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI will speak about biblical themes in the writings of Pope Francis.  Sr. Diane is one of the foremost biblical scholars of our time.  See FLYER.  For more information contact John O'Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu

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