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GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS - September 17

Are you married 50 years this year?

The 2017 Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass is on Sunday, September 17 at 2:45 pm at Holy Name Cathedral.

Register online at pvm.archchicago.org/events/golden-wedding or
call at (312) 534–8351.

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FREE ONLINE SCRIPTURE STUDY - Ongoing Resources

Would you like to learn more about the Bible any time, anywhere? Father Jim McIlhone, who has spoken here at St. Celestine and is the Director of Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago, has developed a free online scripture study. You can see it at www.wordmadeclear.net. Father Jim is an outstanding Scripture Scholar and teacher.

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JOYFUL AGAIN WIDOWED MINISTRY RETREAT - July 22-23

Widowed? Wondering: How long it takes before things begin to look better? How to move forward with your life?

It’s about treasuring your memories but moving into new life. Finding the way to hope and joy, but keeping that special love.

What - Joyful Again! Workshop / Retreat for Widowed Men and Women
Where - Holy Family Parish located at 2515 Palatine Rd, Inverness, Illinois
When - July 22 and 23, 2017

Joyful Again Widowed Ministry
(708) 354-7211 - Email: joyfulagain7211@gmail.com
www.joyfulagain.org

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES LEGAL ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT - Ongoing Service

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Department has attorneys and volunteer attorneys available to provide advice in numerous areas of law. If you are unsure about your legal rights or lost in the legal system, let us help you.

Services include in-depth advice and possible direct representation on many issues, including landlord/tenant issues, family law, consumer and debtor rights, foreclosure, employment issues, orders of protection, power of attorney, and more. CCLA provides free to low-cost legal services to eligible low–income individuals.

For help and more information, contact the legal advice line at (312) 948-6821.

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COUNSELING AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND POLISH - Ongoing Service

Have you ever considered counseling, but you couldn’t find the time? Given the “Stressful Times” in which we all live, maybe the time is NOW!

The Holbrook Counseling Center, a professional service of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, provides counseling at our West Regional Office, 1400 S. Austin Avenue in Cicero and at other locations.

Our Therapist in Cicero is Ms. Margaret Lukomski, LCPC, and she is bilingual English/Polish. Ms. Lukomski has many years of experience, and she works with individuals, couples and families. Her professional fees are reasonable.

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please call us at 312- 655-7725.

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EUCHARIST ADORATION AT ST. WILLIAM PARISH - Every Thursday

Please join us at St. William Parish for weekly Eucharist Adoration.

Eucharist Adoration is every Thursday beginning with Mass at 12 noon, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm (Polish) and 6 pm (English) and closes with Benediction.

May 13, 2017 begins the 100 year anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima so our Eucharist Adoration during the month of May will be dedicated to celebrate this momentous event.

In a letter from Sister Lucia dos Santos to her nephew Fr Valinho:
“I see from your letter that you are worried about the turmoil and the disorientation of our times. It is indeed sad that so many are allowing themselves to be dominated by the diabolical wave that is sweeping the world, and they are so blind that they cannot see their error. But their principal error is that they have abandoned prayer. Thus, they turn away from God, and without God everything is lacking to them. For, “without Me you can do nothing.” What I recommend to you above all is that you draw close to the Tabernacle and pray. In fervent prayer you will receive the light, strength and grace that you need to sustain you, and to share with others.”

We hope you can join us.

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MERCY HOME MENTORING PROGRAM - Ongoing

A friend can make all the difference…
Be that friend, consider mentoring.

The Friends First Program of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is a one-on-one mentoring program for youth ages 9-17 in the Chicago area. Our purpose is to engage youth in fun, meaningful activities that promote healthy personal and social development.

To learn more about becoming a mentor, call the Friends First Program at
312-738-9560 or visit http://www.mercyhome.org/volunteer.

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SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE - Ongoing

Club 50+ is looking for seniors to join a
bowling league. Bowling is at the
Brunswick Zone, 3111 River Road River Grove.

We bowl on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm.
It’s lots of fun and good exercise too!

If you are interested in joining us,
call Pat at 708-456-7511 for more information.

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MEALS ON WHEELS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS - Five Days a Week

Senior Citizens, 60 years old and older, who are unable to get out and shop for themselves can receive a hot lunch delivered to their home. The Meals on Wheels Program, provides a hot lunch five days a week, delivered between 10 am and 2 pm. A spouse or caretaker living in the household can also qualify even if they are not 60 years old. In addition, frozen meals that can be easily prepared on the weekend, are available. The program also provides a wellbeing check of the senior every weekday. The Meals on Wheels Program works in partnership with West Suburban Senior Services (WSSS) and conducts a background check on the drivers. The cost of a daily meal is a suggested donation of $3.25-$3.50 but anyone in need of the program should apply.

To learn more about this program, please call WSSS at 708-547-5600 or contact Meals on Wheels at 847-678-8777 to sign up.

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IMMIGRATION REFORM - Ongoing Event

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VOCATION - Ongoing

As Revelation tells us, God has chosen to dwell with us.

How can you best share your gifts to reveal his presence among us in the world?

If you think God is calling you to discern a vocation to priesthood contact Fr. Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298 or at fbitterman@archchicago.org or go to www.ChicagoPriest.com.

For information on religious life contact Sr. Elyse Ramirez, OP at 312-534-5240 or eramirez@archchicago.org, and for the Permanent Diaconate program contact Deacon Bob Puhala at 847-837-4562 or bpuhala@usml.edu.

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RELEVANT RADIO - Ongoing