Lent What’s Up
February 29, 2024

AURORA
~~ St. Joseph. 722 High St.

St. Joseph dinner: March 16, 6 p.m. Call the parish at 630-844-3780 for details.

~~ St. Rita of Cascia, 750 W. Old Indian Trail

Fish fry: March 1-22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Menu varies by the week; weekly food includes fried or baked cod, baked tilapia, pizza, fries, garlic bread and soft drinks. Desserts are $1. Cost: $16/adult, $8/child (12 years and under), all takeout $16 each.

~~ St. Therese of Jesus, 271 N. Farnsworth Ave.

Fish fry: Fridays, 5-7 p.m. in the church basement. Cost: $14/adult. Pop and water are $1 each.

BATAVIA
~~ Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, 717 N. Batavia Ave.

Men’s retreat: March 15, 6 p.m. through March 16, 4 p.m. Hosted on behalf of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Algonquin. Prayer, contemplation and discussion will be led by Father Paul Lipinski. Includes meals and housing. Cost: $150.

Info: Connie McDonough, 847-502-0775

BELVIDERE
~~ St. James, 402 Church St.

Fish fry: Fridays, March 1 and 15, 4-7 p.m., in the St. James Center gym. Carry-out or dine-in. Meal includes fried pollock, potato wedges, cole slaw, soup, desserts and more. Free will donation. To order, call 815-544-6311.

BYRON
~~ St. Mary, 226 E. Second St.

Parish mission: March 4-6, 7-8:30 p.m. Deacon Ron “Willie” Williams will speak on his experience walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). His book on the pilgrimage will be availabe for purchase. Followed by a short concert of Matt Maher praise and worship music. Free will offering.

CRYSTAL LAKE
~~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1023 McHenry Ave.

Parish mission: March 10-12, 7 p.m. in the church. Led by Father Jared Twenty, pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Batavia. The last night will have praise and worship music led by Dave and Lauren Moore, founders of Catholic Music Initiative. They are in charge of the music for the National Eucharistic Congress.

DURAND
~~ St. Mary, 606 W. Main St.

Parish mission: March 3-5, all at 6:30 p.m. Msgr. Eric Barr will speak on “the Eucharist: the closest way to meet God.”

FREEPORT
~~ St. Thomas Aquinas, 1400 Kiwanis Dr.

Presentation and dinner: March 13, starting with a soup and salad dinner at 5:45 p.m. in the O’Neill Center. Followed by a 6:30 p.m. talk on the Eucharist by John Jelinek, diocesan Director of Religious Education and Formation.

HAMPSHIRE
~~ St. Charles Borromeo, 297 E. Jefferson St.

St. Joseph table: March 17; two meals served in the school gym. There will be breakfast after the 7:30 a.m. Mass and a meatless meal after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. No cost; donations welcome.

HUNTLEY
~~ St. Mary, 10307 Dundee Rd.

Parish mission: March 3-5, all at 6:30 p.m. Father Sean Grismer, spiritual director of Aurora Central Catholic High School, will speak about the transforming power of the Eucharist with the theme “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Fellowship afterward.

Filipino Lent prayer: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at the old St. Mary church at 10911 N. Woodstock St. Traditional Pabása ng Pasyón devotion of chanting the words from the Pasyón narrative of the life and death of Christ.

St. Joseph table: March 17, meatless meal served. Seeking volunteers to work, cook and supply dishes. Times to come.

Contact: Toni Adams, nana1118@sbcglobal.net

JOHNSBURG
~~ St. John the Baptist, 2302 W. Church St.

St. Joseph table: March 16, 5-9 p.m. at Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St. Italian food and celebration; includes raffles and auction items. Tickets available at the parish office; suggested donations are $25/adult and $10/child (under 12 years).

LEE
~~ St. James, 221 W. Kirke Gate

Parish mission: March 10-12, 7 p.m. A kick-off breakfast will be March 10 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Will be led by Father Robert Sherry. Confessions afterward.

LOVES PARK
~~ St. Bridget, 600 Clifford Ave.

St. Joseph altar: Novena will be March 8-March 16; altar blessing March 16. Viewing hours are March 16, 4-6 p.m., and March 17, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the parish center across from the church entrance. Visitors can take home pasta, cake, bread and cookies. Cost: none.

MARENGO

~~ Sacred Heart

323 N. Taylor St.

St. Joseph table: March 10, noon-3 p.m. Seeking donations of salads, baked goods, and pasta for meatless meal. Bring donations to the parish hall March 9 or the morning of March 10.

Info: Nikki DeBoer, 815-405-2118

ROCHELLE
~~ St. Patrick, 244 Kelley Dr.

Fish fry: Fridays, March 1-22, 5 p.m. Menu items include fried cod, cheese pizza, mac & cheese, fries, potatoes and more. Fish dinner prices are $15/adult (11 years and up); $14/senior citizen and $10/child. Pizza dinner prices are $13/adult, $12/senior citizen and $8/child. Family rate is $50. Children under 3 years are free.

Anointing of the Sick: March 9-10, after all Masses.

ST. CHARLES
~~ St. Patrick, 6N491 Crane Rd.

St. Joseph table: March 17, noon-3 p.m., in the Crane Rd. church’s Dempsey Hall. Meatless meal will include pasta and red sauce, salad, garlic bread and beverages. Cost: $10/adult, $7/senior citizen, $25/family. Proceeds go to Lazarus House and the parish’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Register at stpatrickparish.org/SJT

SUGAR GROVE
~~ St. Katharine Drexel, 8S055 Dugan Rd.

Parish mission: March 10-12, morning and evening sessions offered. Mornings are 8:30-10 a.m.; evenings are 6:30-8 p.m. (March 12 will follow the 6:15 p.m. Mass). The “Disciples on a Mission” retreat will be led by Tony Brandt and Chris Stewart of Casting Nets Ministries.

SYCAMORE
~~ St. Mary, 322 Waterman St.

Parish mission: March 11-12, 7 p.m. Led by Msgr. Michael Tierney.

VIRGIL
~~ SS. Peter and Paul, 5N939 Meredith Rd.

Fish fry: Fridays, March 1-22, 5-7:30 p.m. Menu includes fried pollock, baked cod, fries, cole slaw and more. Beer, pop and other items available for extra charge. Cost: $15-19/adult, $4-7/child (5-10 years). Children under 5 years are free.

WOODSTOCK
~~ Mission of Cor Jesu, 5615 Hamilton Rd.

Holy Week one-day pilgrimage: March 25, led by Father Jerome Koutnik of St. Mary Parish, Huntley. Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. John, Ind.; and the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes in Munster, Ind. Will include tour, Mass, Stations of the Cross and lunch. Bus will leave from St. Mary Parish, Huntley. Cost: $150. Register at https://corjesumission.org/pilgrimage-1-day-to-the-shrine-of-christs-passion/

 

 

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