Faith Life

Adult Formation

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Here are a few current Archdiocesan spiritual opportunities you may wish to consider this Holy Easter season.

More to come!

DEVOTIONS

  • Novena for Healing and Atonement (clergy sexual abuse); all services at 7 p.m. 
    April 20, Holy Child of Jesus Parish, 2324 W. Chase Ave.;
    April 21, St. Ita Parish, 5500 N. Broadway;
    April 22, St. Clement Parish, 642 W. Deming Place;
    April 23, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish; 
    April 24, Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish, 1431 N. North Park Ave.;
    April 25 National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave.;
    April 26, St. Benedict Parish; 2215 W. Irving Park Road;
    April 27, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1775 Grove St., Glenview;
    April 28, Sheil Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston;  

LECTURES

  • Human Trafficking: The Pandemic No One Is Talking About : April 9; 9-10 a.m.; via Zoom; hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Institute for Politics, Public Service, and Social Justice at Governors State University; to attend, click here.
  • "Polarization in Religion, Politics and Culture: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal", : April 25; 4-6 p.m.; webinar; with E.J. Dionne and Michael McGillicuddy; hosted by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps; register at ivcusa.org/polarization for link.

POTPOURRI

  • World Day of Prayer for Vocations : April 25; annual vocations appeal; resources available on the Vocation Office webpage; Vocation Office holy hour at 3 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W. Wellington Ave., and livestreamed.
  • Run with Team OLA in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon : Support the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels by joining its team running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct. 10; registration is open and Team OLA has a limited number of guaranteed entries; team members will get T-shirts, pre-race Mass and dinner, accommodated the night before the race; training advice from Sr. Stephanie Baliga; each team member will be paired with a member of the prayer team to pray for them; for details visit missionola.com/marathon for details.
  • Veterans Support Group : Fr. Ed McKenzie, OFM, a Vietnam veteran and St. Peter's Church staff member, is developing a non-denominational group of men and women veterans who can support each other and discuss the obstacles veterans face; program will be conducted virtually; contact Fr. Ed at friared@hotmail.com or visit stpetersloop.org.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

  • "Moving Forward in Hope" : Evening of prayer, connection and hope hosted by the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness; fourth Tuesday of the month including March 23; 7-8 p.m.; for those with mental illness or caring for someone with mental health concerns to come together to pray and share with one another; virtual meetings will cover relevant topics; for more information, contact Deacon Tom Lambert at tlambert@ourlmc.org.
  • Year of St. Joseph : Monthly online video reflections and an opportunity to join remotely in the seminarians 30-day consecration to St. Joseph hosted by University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; video reflections with speakers including Bishop Joseph Perry, Father Brian Welter, Jennifer Reid and others; for details or to register for the speaker series or consecration, visit usml.edu/year-of-saint-joseph.
  • Lectio Divina : First Thursday of the month; 7-8 p.m.; learn the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina, an ancient form of reading and praying with Scripture; via Zoom; for details or \to register, contact Sr. Patricia Crowley, OSB, at 773-764-2413, ext. 248, or pcrowley@osbchicago.org.
  • "A Deeper Look at Fratelli Tutti in Spite of its Title" : Third Thursday of the month; 7-8 p.m.; reflection and participatory hour on Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," with Sr. Patricia Crowley, OSB; for details or to register, contact Sr. Patricia at 773-764-2413, ext. 248, or pcrowley@osbchicago.org.
  • "Angels in the Bible" Little Rock Scripture Study : April 16, 23 and 30; May 7, 14 and 21; noon to 1 p.m. or 5-6 p.m. via Zoom; presented by Fr. Derran Combs, OFM; to register, call 312-853-2376 or email joannstpeters@gmail.com to register; $12 registration fee includes materials; visit stpetersloop.org.
  • Catholic Chicago Men's Forum : Virtual presentation April 10; 9:30 a.m. to noon; "Being a Righteous Man Sounds a Little Boring, No? A Riffing of St. Joseph, a Righteous Man," with presenter Fr. Richard Simon; for registration and information, visit CMCSmen.net.
Blessings to your and your family this Easter season!
-- Fr. Pat, Fr. Paul, Gail and Deacon Chuck