A special outdoor prayer service to mark the first annual World Day
of Prayer for the Care of Creation, will take place in the Holy Name Cathedral Courtyard,
State and Superior Streets in Chicago, on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 p.m. Seating will
be provided and well-behaved pets will be welcome at this special, outdoor service.
Save the date for the annual Noche de Gala on Friday, September 11, at the Midwest Conference Center,
401 West Lake Street in Northlake. For more information, visit www.nochedegalachicago.org, or call 312-534-5296.
The Catholic Charities 14th Annual Gala of the Arts will take place on Friday, September 11 at Chicago’s Navy Pier in the Grand Ballroom. The event will feature an exquisite Art Show & Sale, Cocktails, Dinner, Grand Raffle,
and a Live Performance by Abba Fab: The Premier Abba Tribute Show. Money raised supports the quarter of a million people who rely on Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance. Reservations start at $250.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.GalaOfTheArts.com.
Misericordia Family Fest
Sunday, September 13
Attend the 35th Annual Misericordia Family Fest on Sunday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Misericordia Home, 6300 North Ridge Avenue in Chicago. The day will be filled with food, games and fun for the whole family. There will be a special appearance by the Million Dollar Quartet at 12 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 773-273-2768, email email@example.com or visit www.misericordia.org.
Online Discernment Retreat for Single Catholic Women Ages 18-40
September 13 - 17
Connect on Skype, email or by phone to reflect and ask questions about discerning religious life. Walk through tools and materials with a retreat director and pray together. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Charity. For more information contact Sister Virginia Ann Brooks, D.C., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-963-7559. Register online at http://called2.be/SCFODR15.
Catholic Charities invites you to attend the 15th Annual Brighter Futures Golf Outing at the beautiful and historic Oak Park Country Club on September 14 benefiting Catholic Charities Homeless Services in the West Region. Golfers will be provided with lunch and full
access to the clubs practice facilities beginning at 10:30 a.m. Golf officially begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Immediately following golf, guests are invited to attend a cocktail reception and dinner featuring a silent auction and raffle.
Reservations begin at $475 per golfer. Cocktails, afternoon playing cards and dinner tickets for are available for
non-golfers for $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.catholiccharities.net/brighterfutures.
Walking With Faith, Following Hope
Saturday, September 19
For the 10th anniversary of the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform, there will be a
1:30 p.m. pilgrimage from 3 different locations – Holy Name Cathedral, Holy Family Parish
and the Newman Center. A 3 p.m. prayer vigil at Federal Plaza with Bishops John Manz
and Alberto Rojas will follow. For more information,
Attend a healing retreat for any couple that has experienced any type of
pregnancy or infant loss on Saturday, September 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The retreat will be held at the Archbishop Quigley Pastoral Center, 835 North Rush Street in Chicago.
For registration or more information, call 312-534-5355
Join Marriage and Family Ministries on a pilgrimage to Philadelphia for the 2015 World Meeting of Families. For more information, contact Amanda Thompson at email@example.com or 312-534-8391. Visit www.worldmeeting2015.org for more information and resources.
AIDS Run and Walk Chicago Join Team Catholic Charities
Saturday, September 26
Save the date for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago annual run/walk event on Saturday,
September 26, at Soldier Field. Join team Catholic Charities or contribute by making a donation.
90% of the proceeds benefit Catholic Charities HIV/AIDS program in Cook and Lake County even if
you are unable to participate on the day of the event. Visit www.aidsrunwalk.org and search “Catholic Charities” to join the team or donate.
For more information, please contact Laura Kuever at 847-782-4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed for Catholic Charities Youth Mentorship Program Open House
Thursday, October 1
Catholic Charities is looking for exceptional people who want to make a difference in a
child’s life! Find out more about Catholic Charities Youth Mentorship Program at
our Open House for potential volunteers on Thursday, October 1, from 5:30 – 7:30
p.m. at our Lake County Office, 671 South Lewis inWaukegan.
Current volunteer mentors will share their experiences working with youth ages
9-12. Refreshments will be served. To register, please
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Catholic Charities Harvest of Hope
Friday, October 2
The Catholic Charities North Region presents the Annual Harvest of Hope Dinner
on Friday, October 2. The event will be held at the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette
from 6- 9:30 p.m. The evening will feature cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, dinner, and live
music performed by the Loyola Academy Jazz Combo. The Heart of Charity award will be
presented to Jody O'Connor and the After Supper Visions Team. Jody O'Connor is a professional
photographer and founder of Catholic Charities After Supper Vision program. The program enables
homeless clients from the Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Suppers to photograph Chicago through
their perspective. Reservations for Harvest of Hope are $125 per person. All proceeds from the
event will benefit the struggling families in the North Region. For more information and sponsorship
opportunities, please contact Karen Daniels at 847-376-2100.
Ecumenical & Interfaith Convocation at CTU
Saturday, October 3
Attend this Convocation, Co-sponsored by Catholic Theological Union, The ACTS Common Council, The Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Peace & Justice, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. In light of Pope Francis' recent encyclical on the environment, participants will come together to pray and worship in celebration of God's gift of creation; share moral wisdom and theological knowledge on environmental justice; share practical skills, strategies, and processes necessary for environmental justice ministries; and network with one another for mutual encouragement and enrichment.
The Catholic Charities Ayudando Nuestras Familias/Helping Our Families Cocktail
Reception will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 at Perillo Chicago, 834 North Rush Street.
Reservations are $85 and include an assortment of hearty appetizers, beer, wine, soft drinks, and margaritas to celebrate the evening. Proceeds and donations will benefit our Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center in honor of its 10th Anniversary. Located in the Back of the Yards community, Casa Catalina provides over 525,000 meals every year to families experiencing food insecurity. Reservations will be $95 after Monday, October 5. For more information or to register please go to www.catholiccharities.net/familias.
Chicago's Got Sisters! Retreat
October 30 - November 1
Pray and share with Sisters from different religious communities in the Chicago area as you discern your vocation.
This weekend is a great opportunity to serve and be a part of community life, while asking questions about discernment
and getting answers in real time. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Office for Religious/Chicago
Archdiocesan Vocation Association. For more information, contact Sister
Theresa Sullivan, D.C., at email@example.com
or 812-963-7556. Visit http://called2.be/CGSOct15
Attend the annual Gala Benefit Fundraiser for the Cause for Sainthood for Father Augustus Tolton on Sunday, November 8, at 4 p.m., at Navy Pier's Lakeview Terrace, 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. There will be hors d'oeuvre, a cash bar reception and a silent auction. For more information on tickets, contact the Vicariate 6 Office at 708-339-2474.