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February 22, 2024

Sign up for Biking for Babies by March 1

Waterleaf Women’s Center invites adults to join the Biking for Babies national ride in support of Waterleaf and other pregnancy care centers. The 550-plus-mile volunteer missionary ride is open to adults ages 18-39 to join as riders or support crew members. Includes a virtual formation program. Ride dates are July 7-14; commitment is March 13-Sept. 30. Apply by March 1 at https://www.bikingforbabies.com/join/ . Info: Megan Barnhart, 630- 701-6270

Mass and Acies March 23

The Legion of Mary in the diocese will hold its Mass and Acies March 23 at St. James Parish, 402 Church St. Registration at 9:30 a.m., with a rosary procession and Mass at 10 a.m. Info: Dee Sternhagen, 815- 312-8703

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. Will cover stories of women in the Bible. Cost: $75. Register at https://www.ceorockford.org/diocesan-theological-institute-application/
Info: Betty Mendoza, bmendoza@rockforddiocese.org

Chili for Charity Feb. 24

The Knights of Columbus Council #654 at St. Thomas More Parish will hold their chili fundraiser Feb. 24, 3:30-7 p.m., at. the St. Thomas More gym, 1625 W. Highland Ave. Meal includes chili, hot dogs, sides and beverages. Family entertainment provided. More information at https://uknight.org/CouncilSite/CouncilNews.asp?CNO=654. Tickets are $10 at the door or $9 in advance. Info: Chris Gulik, 630-643-5351, chrisgulik@sbcglobal.net

TLC spring gala April 18

TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin (and Schaumburg and Palatine) will hold its Spring Gala, April 18, 6:30 p.m., at Stonegate Banquet and Conference Center, 2401 Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates. Guest speaker: Mark Schultz. Info: 847-622-1235. Website: www.tlcpregnancyservices.com

St. Bridget talk March 6

St. Bridget Parish will host a presentation on St. Brigid of Ireland, the parish’s patron saint, on March 6 at the parish center hall, 600 Clifford Ave. Morning and evening sessions offered at 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Michael O’Neill, executive producer for EWTN’S series “Explore with the Miracle Hunter,” will show his new half-hour episode about St. Brigid; question-and-answer to follow. Cost: none.

Corned beef and cabbage dinner March 16

St. John the Baptist Parish will hold its 85th annual corned beef and cabbage dinner March 16, 3:30-6:30 p.m., with carry-out at the parish center, 320 S. Depot St. Cost: $18/dinner. Enter from Washington St. and follow the signs.

Outside the Rockford Diocese

-- BENTON, Wis.
Memorial Mass Feb. 26

St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual Mass to commemorate the death of Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, on Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Social to follow in the parish hall at 237 E. Main Street. He is known for building over 24 churches, including St. Michael Church, Galena.

-- ALTON, Ill.
Discernment March 1-3

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will hold a discernment weekend for single Catholic women ages 18-30 on March 1-3 at St. Francis Convent, 1 Franciscan Way.  Register by Feb. 27 at https://altonfranciscans.org/vocations/seeking-his-heart




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