What's Up
November 23, 2023
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Marmion entrance exam Dec. 2
Marmion Academy will hold its entrance exam for eighth-grade boys on Dec. 2, 9 a.m., at the school, 1000 Butterfield Rd. Those who test on Dec. 2 will be eligible for scholarships based on exam scores. Parents may join school staff for a 9 a.m. breakfast during the exam. Register at www.marmion.org/exam
 
Craft and cookie fair Dec. 3
Holy Angels Parish will hold its annual craft and cookie fair Dec. 3, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., in the basement of the church at 120 S. Lancaster Ave. Homemade Christmas cookies, crafts and basket raffles. Winners do not need to be present. 
 
-- GALENA
Eucharist presentation Dec. 2
St. Mary Parish will host a presentation on the Eucharist as the Real Presence of 
Jesus on Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., in Bally Hall (church basement), 406 Franklin St. Coffee, cookies and donuts served. Cost: none. No 
registration needed. 
 
-- MAPLE PARK
Cookie sale Dec. 16
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold its annual Christmas cookie sale Dec. 16, 9-11 a.m. (or while supplies last), at 123 S. County Line Rd. Cost: $8/pound. Advance orders may be placed until Dec. 15 with Linda Diehl at 815-757-2021.
 
-- ROCKFORD
Pro-life prayers at abortion clinics Nov. 27
The Rockford Family Initiative invites Catholics to join parishioners in prayer at the Rockford abortion clinics on Nov. 27. Locations are 611 Auburn St. and 4236 Maray Dr. Become a member at www.proliferockford.com/members and then sign up for a time. 
 
CWL blanket workshop Dec. 5
The Catholic Women’s League will hold its blanket-making workshop Dec. 5, starting with 10 a.m. Mass for the Rockford Diocese’s deceased bishops, priests and religious at St. Bernadette Parish, 2400 Bell Ave. Followed by lunch in the parish center and the fleece tie blanket workshop; no scissors required. Donations of insulated gloves and socks are welcome. RSVP to Rosie Scalise Sheridan by Nov. 28 at 815-978-4779. 
 
Cookie walk Dec. 9
St. Anthony of Padua Parish will hold its annual cookie walk Dec. 9, 1-4:30 p.m., at 1010 Ferguson St. Fig cookies will be sold by the dozen (three-dozen limit) and must be pre-ordered by Dec. 3; pick up an order form in the back of the church and include name, phone number and number of cookies. Other cookies sold by the pound. 
 
-- WEST DUNDEE
Holy hour for life
St. Catherine of Siena Parish will host a holy hour for life on Dec. 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at 845 W. Main St. 
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