Religion Briefs for July 6, 2012
July 5, 2012 2:10PM
he Sisters of St. Casimir participate in a recent Breast Cancer Awareness Prayer Walk at the SSC Motherhouse grounds, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago. The next Mass for the Beatification of Venerable Maria Kaupas is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Updated: August 7, 2012 6:24AM
Women of Reform Judaism: At 7 p.m. Friday a summer service will be at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. A talk, “100 Years,” about the Women of Reform Judaism will be presented during the service in the Sukkah Garden, weather permitting. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Greek Festival: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, will have its annual Greek Festival 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. The event includes Greek food, music, dancing and rides for children. Free parking and shuttle available at Trinity College and Palos Courts. Admission for ages 12 and older is $2. Information: (708) 385-2311.
Blood Drive: South Suburban Vineyard Church, 3400 96th St., Flossmoor, will have a blood drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: (877) 543-3768.
Benefit: St. Joseph Academy in Plainfield will host a benefit picnic 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday featuring music, food, raffles and other activities. Information: (815) 723-4567.
Mass In The Park: Immaculate Conception Church, 88th and Commercial, Chicago, will have a bilingual Mass at noon Sunday at Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G.
Cold beer - hot topics: Southside Theology on Tap will host a four-week conversation series starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on the north lawn of St. Beradette Catholic Academy, 93rd and Francisco, Evergreen Park, for people in their 20s and 30s. The series will include a free dinner, beer and wine; and offer an opportunity to connect with neighbors. Food is served at 6:30 p.m. Speakers and conversation begin at 7:30 p.m. Topics are: Sunday, “Signs for Our Times, Catholic Signs and Symbols;” July 15, “Praying Well Whether You’re Plugged in or Not;” July 22, “God’s Invitation and Our Response;” and July 29, “Emotionally Intelligent Relationships.” St. Bernadette, along with parishes from Beverly to Hickory Hills will host the series. Information: TOT.wordpess.com, https://southsidetot.wordpress.com or email: southsideTOT@gmail.com.
Golf Classic: Temple Anshe Sholom is sponsoring its ninth annual Golf Classic Monday at Idlewild Country Club, Flossmoor Road and Dixie Highway, Flossmoor. The event will begin at 11 am with registration and lunch. Social hour and silent auction are at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction at 6:30 p.m. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Genealogical Picnic: Reservations are due July 10 for the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society’s annual indoor picnic at 4 p.m. July 22 at Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen, 200 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights. Cost is $15, which includes a sandwich. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.
Theology on Tap: St. Xavier University will host Theology on Tap, a speaker and discussion series for Catholics in their 20s and 30s, during July at McDonough Chapel at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. Sessions will be on four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. July 11 with “Why Should I Go to Church?” with the Rev. John Cusick, director of young adult ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago. Future topics are July 18, “The God of Our Everyday Lives” with Kate DeVries, associate director of young adult ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago; July 25, “Young Adult Experience: Strategies for the Young Adult Years” with Rachel Caron, pastoral associate, St. Andrew Parish; Aug. 1, “Jesus: Is He the One or Shall We Look for Another?” with Graziano Marcheschi, executive director for University Ministry, St. Xavier University. The sessions are free of charge.
Ice Cream Social: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an Ice Cream and Pie Social 5 to 8 p.m. July 13. Information: (708) 532-2960.
Summer Service: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will offer a summer service on July 13 at 7 p.m. Members of the congregation will lead the service in the Sukkah Garden, weather permitting. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Book Program: Greek Orthodox speaker Jim Peters of Atlanta, Ga., will share the story of former socialite, housewife and mother Vassula Ryden in a free program that includes a book, “True Life in God,” 7 to 9 p.m. July 14 at the Frankfort Township Community Room, 11000 Lincoln Highway. Information: Leslie Huzyk, (708) 366-7441.
Pet Blessing: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will have its second annual pet blessing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Ice Cream: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will host an Ice Cream Social at 11:45 a.m. July 15. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Afternoon Of Music: Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, 88th and Commercial Ave., Chicago, will host an afternoon of music, food and games 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 15.
Free meals: Up to 100 free meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis at the Menard Center, 90th and Menard, Oak Lawn, July 15 at 6 p.m. “One Community: One Meal Prepared Together, Shared Together” is a joint venture of several Oak Lawn churches and members of The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims has worked together for nine months to plan, prepare and serve the meals. Similar meals will be at the Menard Center on Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.
VBS: New Life Church, 500 Gougar Road, New Lenox, offers Vacation Bible School, “Adventures on Promise Island,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 16 to 19. There is no cost to attend, but shirts and CDs will be for sale. An adult program will meet at the same time. Registration: (815) 462-0202 or www.newlifenewlenox.org.
VBS: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, offers Vacation Bible School, “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep With God,” 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 16 to 20 for children age 4 through fifth grade. Fee is $5 per child. Information: (708) 422-4200 or www.pilgrimfaith.org.
Classical Shabbat Service: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, presents a Classical Shabbat at 7 p.m. July 20. The “Ravinia” Summer Shabbat will be an IPO Classical Musical Service featuring the music of Ernest Bloch and the First Movement Piano Weinberg Piano Quintet. Information: (708) 748-6010.
VBS: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host Vacation Bible School for pre-kindergartners to eighth-graders 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 15 to 19. The program is free of charge. Information: (708) 597-5209 or www.hc-lc.org.
VBS: Living Word Lutheran Church, 163rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, offers Vacation Bible School “SKY” from July 23 to July 27, with a closing service on July 29 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a closing celebration which will include food, games, and other activities. There will be a morning session 9 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is $15 per child, $30 maximum per family. Information: (708) 403-9673.
VBS: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett, Burbank, offers “SKT...Everthing is possible with God” Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 23 to 26 for ages 3 years through fifth grade. A light dinner will be served for children and volunteers 6 to 6:30 p.m. Registration: (708) 599-4780.
VBS: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School, “SonRise National Park,” 9 a.m. to noon July 23 to 27. Registration: (708) 423-1040 or www.stpauloaklawn.org.