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February 15, 2024


Trivia night March 2 -- Aurora Central Catholic High School’s booster club will host a trivia night March 2, 6:30 p.m., in the cafetorium at 1255 N. Edgelawn Dr. Will include a pizza dinner and cash raffles. Cost: $30/person. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mwc4f63a

40 Days for Life vigils Feb. 23, March 22 -- Holy Cross Parish will sponsor two days of vigil for 40 Days for Life on Feb. 23 and March 22, both from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Will be held outside Waterleaf Women’s Center, across from the Planned Parenthood at 3051 E. New York St. (Aurora). Sign up at 40daysforlife.com/Aurora


Mental health presentation Feb. 26 -- SS. Peter and Paul Parish will host Catholic Charities for a presentation on “The Art of Accompaniment” Feb. 26, 6:45-8:15 p.m., in the parish hall, 410 North 1st St. The night will include prayer, education and testimony on the faith-based response to mental health challenges. Refreshments served. Cost: none; but should register with [email protected] or 815-520-7549.


DTI course March 2, 9 -- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host a Diocesan Theological Institute course March 2 and 9, 9 a.m.-noon, at 1023 McHenry Ave. Deacon Richard Marcantonio will present on the stories of women in the Bible. Cost: $75. Make checks payable to “Catholic Education Office” and send to Diocese of Rockford, Faith Formation Office, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125. Register at https://www.ceorockford.org/diocesan-theological-institute-application/

Info: Betty Mendoza, [email protected]

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Holy Hour for Life March 2 -- St. James Parish will host a Diocese of Rockford “Holy Hour for Life” on March 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at 221 W. Kirke Gate. Mass at 4:30 p.m.; confession available.


‘Lunch and learn’ on substance use disorders March 10 -- The Cathedral of St. Peter will host Catholic Charities and Rosecrance for a presentation on substance use disorders March 10, noon-2 p.m., in the parish hall, 1243 N. Church St. The speaker will be Debra McGuire, a certified drug and alcohol counselor and Unit Coordinator for Rosecrance’s Harrison Campus. Lunch is soup and salad. Cost: none, but attendees must register with Mary Fuller at [email protected] or 815-520-7549.


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