CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Events pertinent to religious may be submitted to the Office for Religious for consideration of publication)

 

12th Annual Posada: Seeking Immigration Reform
December 15, 2017
7am start at 101 W. Congress: www.catholicsandimmigrants.org

 

Advent Retreat: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord with Virginia Jung, OSB & Johnette Sawyer, OSB
December 17,2017   (2-4:30pm)
St. Scholastica Monastery (Chicago):  https://www.osbchicago.org/programs

 

Sounds of the Season concert with The City Lights Orchestra
December 17, 2017  (7-9pm)
Most Holy Redeemer Church (Evergreen Park, IL)

NB: Free concert, but ticket required 708-636-8686 

 

The Shock of Advent with Pat Bergen, CSJ
December 18   (7-8:30pm) or December 19   (9:30-11am)
The Well  (LaGrange Park, IL): https://csjthewell.org/courses/the-shock-of-advent-2/

 

Homeless Memorial sponsored by Coalition for the Homeless, WISP and Hope, Harmony and Healing
December 19, 2017  (6pm)
Old St. Pat’s  (Chicago,IL)

 

Annual Drury Lane performance for Women Religious: 42nd Street
December 19, 2017 luncheon and matinee performance
Drury Lane Theatre (Oak Brook,IL)
[Formal invitation and further details will be sent to Religious Institutes late-November]

 

2018 EVENTS

The Spiritual Exercises: “Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?” 
Men’s silent retreat with Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ sponsored by Mayslake Ministries
January 5-7, 2018
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)
http://www.mayslakeministries.org/events/36/the-spiritual-exercises-who-am-i-where-am-i-going-how-do-i-get-there-mens-winter-silent-retreat/

 

National Migration Week Mass: Many Journeys, One Family (Cardinal Blase Cupich presiding)
January 7, 2018  (5:15pm)
Holy Name Cathedral (Chicago)

 

Come to the Quiet: Listening with the Ear of the Heart with Pat Shea
January 10, 2018  (9:30am-3:30pm)
The Prairie (Wheatland, IA): http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/89

 

The Truth: Faith & Science presented by Fr. Paul Stein
January 14, 2018  (12-1:30pm)
St. Catherine Laboure (Glenview, IL)

 

March for Life Chicago 2018
January 14, 2018  (2-4pm)
Federal Plaza (50 W. Adams – Chicago): http://www.marchforlife-chicago.org/

 

National Migration Week Interfaith Prayer Service (sponsored by SBI)
January 14, 2018 (4pm)
St. Viator Church (Chicago): http://www.sistersandbrothersofimmigrants.com/

 

Mini-Sabbatical (one or more weeks)
January 25-February 27, 2018  (Registration deadline: January 15)
The Prairie (Wheatland, IA): http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/90

 

Institute on Religious Life: Inaugural Gala
February 3, 2018   (4pm Mass/Reception/Dinner/Entertainment)
University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL): http://ReligiousLife.com or 847-573-8975

 

Training of the Trainer Workshop: Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers
HOPE 2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress
February 15-17, 2018
Baltimore Hilton (Baltimore, MD): http://www.midatlanticcongress.org

 

Chicago Faith Congress
February 28, 2018
Loyola University Lakeshore Campus: https://pvm.archchicago.org/events/chicago-faith-congress

 

Healthy Eating with Holy Intent Women’s retreat with Christine Grano
March 2-3, 2018  (Sponsored by Mayslake Ministries)
Nazareth Retreat House (Batavia, IL): http://www.mayslakeministries.org/events/39/healthy-eating-with-holy-intent-a-womens-retreat/

 

Singing the Liturgy with Fr. Michael Joncas
March 8, 2018
7-8:30pm
Sacred Heart Cathedral (Davenport, IA): http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/91

 

Roman Catholic Thought and Practice: 50 Years After Vatican II with Fr. Michael Joncas
March 9-10, 2018
The Prairie (Wheatland, IA): http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/92

 

Silent Lenten Retreat: Our Life Journey with the Saints with Fr. Robert Flack, SJ
March 9-11, 2018
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center (Chicago): https://www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/Retreats-Programs/

 

Icon Retreat: Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles with Leanne Spacek
March 11-17, 2018
The Prairie (Wheatland, IA): http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/93

 

Imagining Justice: A Learning Lab for Leaders and Justice Providers
Sponsored by LCWR
March 12-15, 2018
Redemptorist Renewal Center (Tucson, AZ)
https://lcwr.org/social-justice/ImaginingJustice2018

 

Lenten Reflections with Fr. James Martin, SJ
March 22-23, 2018  (7pm)
Holy Name Cathedral (Chicago)

 

From Promise to Resurrection: Walking with Jesus Through His Passion 
Men’s silent retreat with Fr. David Shields sponsored by Mayslake Ministries
March 23-25, 2018
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)
http://www.mayslakeministries.org/events/37/from-promise-to-resurrection-walking-with-jesus-through-his-passion/

 

2nd Biennial Conference on Human Formation: Intercultural Competencies
April 15-18, 2018
St. Meinrad Archabbey (St. Meinrad, IN): https://www.sliconnect.org/conferences

 

Maryknoll Mission Institute
5-day weekly programs: May 6-July 27, 2018
Maryknoll, NY: https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-education/mission-institute-classes/

 

Religious Life: A Spring of Water Welling Up to Eternal Life with Fr. Donald Willard, CSsR
5-Day Preached Retreats for Women Religious and Associates
May 29-June 3; June 11-16; July 9-16, 2018
Redemptorist Retreat Center (Oconomowoc, WI):  https://www.redemptoristretreat.org/

 

ForMission (RFC’s 2-year training program for women and men preparing to serve and/or serving in the ministry of formation)
May 31-June 8, 2018  (Application deadline: April 12, 2018
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL): https://www.relforcon.org/programs/formission

 

Directed Retreat
June 17-22, 2018
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL)
http://www.chiaracenter.org

 

Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives: A Working Conference
July 11-13, 2018
Boston College: http://cara-news.blogspot.com/2017/06/envisioning-future-of-catholic_19.html
For further information, contact Michael Burns: michael.burns.7@bc.edu

 

Life Commitment Program: Serving women and men discerning  or preparing for perpetual profession of vows
July 16-24, 2018
Marillac Center (Leavenworth, KS)

 

Spiritual Direction 2-Year Internship Program
Begins September 2018  (Application deadline: June 1, 2018)
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL): https://www.jesuitretreat.org/pages/7

 

Orientation to Formation: An orientation for understanding and approaching the ministry of formation for those who are preparing for, serving or overseeing a congregation” formation process.
October 12-14, 2018
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL): https://www.relforcon.org