What's Up
January 11, 2024
 Tutor training Jan. 20 
The Dominican Literacy Center*, 260 Vermont St. (behind St. Therese of Jesus Parish), will hold tutor training for female volunteers with at least a high school diploma. Training will be Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., along with watching online videos. Tutors will start the following week and help women learn to read, write and speak English during weekly 90-minute sessions. Tutors do not need to speak Spanish or have teaching experience. *Note: The DLC is not accessible to those with limited mobility. Info: Alison Brzezinski, 630-898-4636, Alison@ dominicanliteracycenter.org
Scripture sharing group Jan. 17, Feb. 21
The Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary will hold a two-part small group session Jan. 17 and Feb. 21, both at 6:30-8 p.m., on Zoom and at Nazareth Spirituality Center, 717 N. Batavia Ave. Susan Amann will speak on forming a faith- and Scripture-sharing group. Cost: none. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ys8zk6m7
Four-part Eucharistic series starts Jan. 17
The Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary will hold a four-part series for the National Eucharistic Revival over Zoom. Meetings will be 6:30-8 p.m., Jan. 17; Jan. 31; Feb. 14; and Feb. 28. Sister Linda Hatton, SSCM, will speak on reviving our love of the Eucharist, and will lead discussion on Cardinal Blase Cupich’s book “Take, Bless, Break, Share: A Strategy for Eucharistic Revival.” Cost: $35. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mdmt72xj
Holy Hour for Life Feb. 3
Holy Cross Parish will host a Diocese of Rockford “Holy Hour for Life” on Feb. 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at 2300 Main St. 
Eucharistic study starts Feb. 5  
Holy Cross Parish will host a seven-week session of the “Jesus and the Eucharist” study starting on Feb. 5. Monday evening (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and Thursday morning (8:45-10:45 a.m.) sessions offered. Will combine video presentations from the Augustine Institute and small group discussion. Registration available in the church narthex, 2300 Main St.  
Polish dinner Jan. 27
The Knights of Columbus Council #3880 at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will hold a Polish dinner Jan. 27, starting at 6 p.m., at the Oak St. Church community room, Rte. 176 and Oak St. The meal will include beef barley mushroom soup, roast pork, Polish sausage, piegogi and bigos. Desserts of kolaczki and raspberry nalesnik will also be served. Cost: $25/adult, $10/child. Tickets on sale after most Sunday Masses through Jan. 21. Info: Matt Carzoli, 815-216-1391
‘Art of Accompaniment” for mental health Jan. 14
St. Mary Parish and Catholic Charities will together hold a presentation on the “Art of Accompaniment” Jan. 14, 1-2:30 p.m., at 10307 Dundee Rd. The presentation will share prayer, educational information and testimony on the faith-based response to mental health and substance use challenges. Refreshments provided. Cost: none. To register, email Erin at [email protected] with name, home parish and email address.
Presentation on depression Jan. 21
The Cathedral of St. Peter and  Catholic Charities will together offer a presentation on depression Jan. 21, noon-2 p.m. Will start with a simple soup and salad lunch, followed by the guest speaker, Kate Deckard-Gonzalez, LCPC, a counselor at Willow Creek Counseling. All adults welcome. Cost: none. To register, email Mary Fuller at [email protected] with name, home parish, and email address. 
‘Emerald Evening’ fundraiser Feb. 2
St. Patrick School will hold its annual “Emerald Evening” fundraiser Feb. 2, 6 p.m., at the Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal and Ancient Dr., here. The vintage glam-themed evening will include appetizers, open bar, dinner and dessert, and a silent auction. Cost: $130/person. Buy tickets at stpatrickparish.org/EE2024
Seven-week Eucharistic Revival course 
St. Patrick Parish will host a seven-week formation course for the National Eucharistic Revival at Dempsey Hall at 6N487 Crane Rd. The course began Jan. 11 and will continue weekly, 6-8:30 p.m., Jan. 18-Feb. 1 and Feb. 15-29.  Register at stpatrickparish.org/revival
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