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Upcoming Events Emphasizing Personal Growth

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A Lenten Mission with Fr. Richard Fragomeni
"Exploring the Mystery of The Holy Shroud of Turin"
 
Holy Ghost, Wood Dale
Monday & Wednesday, March 27 & 29, 2017 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fr. Richard Fragomeni will enlighten us in our spiritual journey that connects us to the Holy Shroud of Christ that was his burial cloth after he died.  On the final night of the mission we will process to the gym to do a solemn blessing for our Shroud of Turin exhibit. See flyer for additional days and times more information or call 630-860-2975. 

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"Cloud of Witnesses - St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross"
St. Joan of Arc, Lisle

Wednesday, March 29, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cloud of Witnesses is centered on encountering Christ through the lives of the saints.  The saints provide us with concrete examples on how to live out the Gospel, especially in the modern world.  Join us twice a month, now through May, as we highlight a different saint.  See schedule HERE.  Contact Michael Lewandowski for more information.

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"The Holy Shroud of Turin Exhibit" 
Holy Ghost, Wood Dale
Grand Opening Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
Blessing after the Mission at 8:15 PM

This free exhibit includes a detailed canvas replica of the Shroud of Turin.  The image is more than 14 feet long and 4 feet wide and shows the front and back images of the shroud.  The exhibit presents the results of a comprehensive and forensic study with numerous photographs and illustrations.  The exhibit is the work of the Center for the Study of the Passion of Christ and the Holy Shroud.  See flyer for additional days and times more information or call 630-860-2975. 

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"Science, Reason, & Faith"
Benedictine University, Lisle

Friday, March 31, 2017   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are science, reason, and faith compatible?  Fr. Robert Spitzer will provide rational responses to false, but popular, secular myths.  Young Adults and all those grappling with this topic are invited to join the conversation.  Contact Lisa Askew in the Diocesan Young Adult Ministry Office (815-221-6234).  Check out Fr. Sptizer HERE.

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"Women of the Way - Catholic Women's Night"
Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet

Sunday, April 2, 2017  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

All women of the diocese are welcome to join together for friendship, wine and conversation - Our Knotted Life - A Journey to Peace & Communion.  See flyer for more information.

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"Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Thomas Loya"
St. Michael, Wheaton

Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4, 2017      7:00 PM

Join us as Fr. Thomas Loya helps us transform our lives through the rediscovery of the original "ethos of seeing" the Sacramental-Liturgical worldview.  This is a way of seeing life and the entire created order as it truly is.  Contact the Parish Office for more information or visit our website.

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"Tuesdays with the Sisters"
Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday Night with the Sisters returns for 2017!  Join us this year as we look at the Beatitudes of Pope Francis through the eyes of St. Benedict.  Fr. Chris Fletcher from Benedictine University will guide us through the first beatitude. Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others, and forgive them from their heart.  The talk is free, but donations are appreciated.  For more information, contact Jane Doyle.

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"Cloud of Witnesses - St. Christopher Magallanes"
St. Joan of Arc, Lisle

Wednesday, April 5, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cloud of Witnesses is centered on encountering Christ through the lives of the saints.  The saints provide us with concrete examples on how to live out the Gospel, especially in the modern world.  Join us twice a month, now through May, as we highlight a different saint.  See schedule HERE.  Contact Michael Lewandowski for more information.

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"An Evening with Bishop Robert Barron"
Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet

Wednesday, April 19, 2017   7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Documentarian, and Founder of "Word on Fire".  Limit of 4 tickets per person.  See flyer for more details.

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"Chicago Southland Catholic Men's Conference"
Holy Ghost Church, South Holland

Saturday, April 22, 2017   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Catholic Men Chicago Southland presents "Be A Man" conference.  Join Fr. Larry Richards as he talks about becoming the man God created you to be. Go to thier website for full details HERE. See flyer for more information. Call for tickets 708-374-7729. 

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"Be Healed Spring Men's Retreat"
Our Lady of Angels Retreat Center, Lemont

Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017 

To all men of the diocese: Be sure to register for the "Be Healed" Men's Retreat with Spiritual Directors, Fr. Burke Masters and Fr. Dennis Spies.  Spaces are limited and filling up fast, so register early online HERE.  See flyer or visit the website for more details.

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"Divine Mercy Sunday"
St. Mary of Gostyn, Downers Grove

Sunday, April 23, 2017   2:30 PM

We all need God's mercy.  On this day, The Feast of Divine Mercy, Jesus promises to grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.  It is a call for ALL to experience the healing and strength of His tender mercy.  See flyer or visit website for more information.

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"Come Holy Spirit -The Season of Pentecost"
St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville

Tuesday, April 25, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

John (Jack) Shea will lead us as we explore Christian and inter-faith wisdom about Spirit and put it in dialogue with contemporary sensibilites.  See flyer or contact Marge Coronado for more details.

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Women's Mini Retreat
"Do I Live Like I Know the End of the Story?"
St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville

Friday, April 28, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

We have spent six weeks in Lent.  We have celebrated the Triduum, but do we live like we know the end of the story?  Come explore the interior and transformational dimensions of the central story of our faith.  See flyer or contact Marge Coronado for more details.

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