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To help them better understand baptism, pre-kindergarten students at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School in Orland Hills took part in a pretend baptism of a baby doll with their teacher, Sharon O’Toole. | Supplied photo

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Updated: April 9, 2013 11:27AM



Fish Fry Plus: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild will host Lenten Fish Fry Fridays 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner, Hometown. Carry-out is available. Menu includes fish dinner for $7.50, shrimp dinner for $8.50 and pasta dinner for $6. Additional menu items are grilled cheese, homemade soup, macaroni and cheese, cheese sticks and zucchini sticks. Also, a bake shop features chocolate covered pretzels, brownies, cookies, mini breads and cakes. Information: (708) 334-9724.

Fish Fry: St. Joseph’s Athletic Association will host an all-you-can-eat Lenten Fish Fry 4:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Father Sayers Hall, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for seniors who arrive prior to 5:30 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0622.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus Nina Council No. 3602 will hold a Lenten Fish Fry 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Irenaeus School gymnasium, South Orchard Drive and Indianwood Boulevard, Park Forest. Information: (708) 755-5040.

Fish Fry: St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island, will host its Lenten Fish Fry Fridays with lunch hours 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner hours 4 to 7:30 p.m. Carry-out is available. Cost is $9 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 12 and $1 for children younger than 3. Information: (708) 385-8510.

Food Pantry: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6201 Vollmer Road, Matteson, recently started a food pantry. Food items will be available 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the fellowship hall. Information: (708) 720-0880.

Antique Fair: Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, will host an antique fair 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9. Admission is $2 and includes one free appraisal. Second appraisals will be available for an additional $2. There will be lunch, a bake sale and a silent auction. Information: (815) 467-7026 or www.channahonumc.org.

Italian Feast: An Italian Feast will be hosted 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 by the choir of the First Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St. Dinner includes lasagna or mostaccioli without cheese or mostaccioli without meat and salad, garlic bread and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.

Spaghetti Dinner: Trinity Lutheran Church Youth is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at the church, 9701 Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn. The spaghetti, with homemade sauce, will be served with salad and homemade French dressing, bread, desserts and beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. Tickets for the meatballs or sausage are sold separately for $1.50 each. Proceeds will help fund the group’s trip to help with Hurricane Sandy clean-up. Information: (708) 422-0193 or e-mail: office@trinityol.com.

Smart Choice Foods: Wesleyan Community Church, 8844 S. Austin Ave., Oak Lawn, is the site of a “low-cost food service,” Smart Choice Foods.” Information: www.smartchoicefood.com.

Ham Dinner: St. John’s United Church of Christ’s Christian Preschool and St. John’s Relay for Life are sponsoring a ham dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 9 at the church, 11100 Second St., Mokena. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 13, $3 for ages 3 to 5 and free for children younger than 3. Carry-out is available. Menu includes ham, raisin sauce, scalloped potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, salad rolls and dessert. Information: (708) 459-5123 or www.stjohnsmokena.org.

Celebrate St. Patrick: The Christ the King School Advisory Board will host a St. Patrick celebration starting with an Irish family Mass at 5 p.m. March 9 at Christ the King Church, 9235 S Hamilton Ave., Chicago, followed by an adults-only party in the gym. There will be an Irish Soda Bread contest, music by the Chancey Brothers, corned beef supper and Guinness and Harp on tap at the cash bar. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations: Jen Fitzpatrick at (773) 233-8638 or www.ckchicago.org.

Chili Supper/Bake Sale: St. Luke United Church of Christ, Penfield and Woodward streets, Beecher, is hosting a chili supper and bake sale 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 9. Supper includes chili, homemade breads, tossed salad, homemade dessert and coffee or milk. Carry-outs available. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children younger than eighth grade and free for children younger than kindergarten. Information: (708) 946-6688.

Crafters/Vendors Wanted: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, will hold a spring craft and vendor fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9. Proceeds will help send high school students on their annual mission trip. Information: Kathy Faulkner at kathyf8@yahoo.com.

Girl Scout Sunday: Girls Scout Sunday observance is at 10:30 a.m. Mass March 10 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 501 N. Conrad St., Peotone. Information: (708) 258-9096.

Games, Bingo: The Sisters of St. Casimir Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Games And Bingo Party March 10 in the Maria High School cafeteria, 6727 S. California, Chicago. Doors open at noon and bingo begins at 2 p.m. Refreshments, including Lithuanian “kugelis,” will be available. Admission is $3. Information: (773) 776-1324.

Speakers’ Forum: The South West Interfaith Team will present a Speakers’ Forum 3 to 5:30 p.m. March 10 at Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, St. Francis Woods Auditorium, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. The topic is “How Do Our Holy Books View Those of Other Faiths?” Admission is free of charge. The forum will examine what the Christian, Jewish and Muslim’s holy books teach their followers about how they should view people of other faiths. Speakers are Dr. Joan Gorski, professor of religious studies at the Chicago Catholic Scripture School, The Biblical Institute, The University of St. Francis; Rabbi Michael Balinsky, executive vice president of the Chicago Board of Rabbis and a member of the Board of the Parliament of the World Religions; and Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council of American Islamic Relations Chicago and board member of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Information: (708) 717-3908 or www.swiftinterfaith.org.

Siamsa na nGael: Old St. Patrick’s Church is kicking off St. Patrick’s week with the 17th annual Siamsa na nGael, a Celtic Celebration, at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at Chicago’s Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. This year’s program is titled, “Voices for Freedom.” The Irish Brigade showcasing the Irish Legion that fought in the Civil War formed at St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago, according to a news release. Tickets range from $25 to $55 and may be purchased through the Symphony Center Box Office at (312) 294-3000 or www.cso.org.

Seniors First Meeting: The Seniors who meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 651 E. 166th St., South Holland, will start their 2013 meetings at 1 p.m. March 12 by hosting Sandridge Nature Center with a presentation by a naturalist who will speak about “Animal Coverings.” Information: (708) 331-4100.

Lenten Gatherings: The Christian partners of the South Suburban Ministerial Association will host Tuesday Lenten Gatherings at the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Worship is at 12:10 p.m., followed by a light lunch at 12:35 p.m. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.

Religion Evolving?: Jim Kenney, co-founder of Common Ground, a non-profit organization for the study of religion, spirituality, philosophy and culture will host a lecture and discussion, “Religion Evolving?,” from 7 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Cost is $10. Information: www.cg.org.

Lenten Services: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4231 183rd St., Country Club Hills, will have 7 p.m. Wednesday Lenten services focusing on “What On Earth Am I Here For.” Information: (708) 799-7491.

Lenten Series: A Wednesday evening Lenten series, co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., and First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights, 900 Thomas St., includes worship, study, communion and fellowship starting at 7:30 p.m. March 13 is “The Judged Lord” at Homewood. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.

Lenten Soup Suppers: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood, offers Wednesday Lenten Soup Suppers at 6 p.m. followed by a 30-minute Taize worship service at 7 p.m. Information: (708) 799-1160.

Mid-Week Worship: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, will host Wednesday worship services during Lent at 7 p.m. Soup suppers begin at 6 p.m. Information: (708) 422-6301.

WOW Services: Worship on Wednesdays revival will be at the First Baptist Church of University Park, 450 University Parkway. Devotion is at 7:14 p.m. with worship at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Douglass Haynes III from Friendship West Baptist Church, Dallas, will be the speaker March 13. Information: (708) 534-2242.

Fish Fry: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus will host its annual fish fry 5 to 8 p.m. March 15, at 109th and Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children. The menu includes battered and fried fish, cole slaw, rice pilaf, garden salad, mac and cheese and tater tots with dipping sauce.

An Evening of Elegance: St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, will present An Evening of Elegance dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. on March 16, at the University Golf Club, 23520 Crawford Ave., University Park. Tickets are $50. Reservations: (708) 417-6400.

Hunger Walk Rally: The 2013 South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for April 28 in Homewood. In preparation for the walk, a rally is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 16, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood. Materials for participation in the walk will be distributed at the rally. Information: Lucy Kokal, (708)799-7953 or www.crophungerwalk.org/homewoodil.

Free Easter Egg Hunt: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host a free, rain or shine, Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. March 16. There also will be a free hot dog lunch. Registration: (708) 597-5209 or www.HC-LC.org.

Free Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free movie night 6 to 8 p.m. March 16. The movie will be “Life of Pi.” Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.

St. Joseph Day Feast: St. Damian’s St. Vincent dePaul, 5250 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, will host its annual St. Joseph Day Feast 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 17. The event includes mostaccoli, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, soda, coffee and pastries. Beer and wine will be sold. Information: Kathy Walker, (708) 687-7540.

Author: Evangelist and author Jimmy DeYoung will discuss Biblical prophecy at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services March 17 at the Sauk Trail Baptist Temple, 4411 Sauk Trail, Richton Park. DeYoung has lived in Jerusalem for the past 12 years. Information: (708) 481-1490.

Friends Day: Christ First Baptist Church, 14441 S. Loomis Ave., Harvey, will have its 31st Annual Family and Friends Day celebration at 9:30 a.m. March 17. A fellowship dinner will follow an 11 a.m. worship service. Information: (708) 333-7526.

Marriage and Children: LaSaundra Gordon, therapist at New Leaf Resources, will give a free presentation on marriage and children at 7 p.m. March 19 at Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane. Child care will be provided. Information: (708) 672-5400.

Fatherhood: The Respect Life Ministries at St. Bernard’s, Our Lady of the Woods, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Michaels will host Justin Wozniak who will discuss “Fatherhood and a Pro Life Attitude” at 7 p.m. March 19, at St. Bernard’s Parish, 13030 W. 143rd. St. in Homer Glen. Wozniak and his wife founded Nativity House, a start up non-profit home to assist unwed first-time mothers. Information: Bill Jacobs, (708) 712-0408.

Revelations: The East Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 11th St., Chicago, will host a juried exhibit March 19 through April 18 that explores ways in which religion is becoming less significant in post-Chrstian culture. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. March 23. The exhibit will be curated by Maureen Riley, a senior at St. Xavier University, Chicago. Gallery admission is free. Information: (773) 445-3838 Ext. 210, or www.beverlyartcenter.org.

Ministry Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host its monthly fundraising dinner 5 to 7 p.m. March 20. Beef Stew with salad, roll, beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 children ages 3 to 10 and free for children younger than 3. Carry-outs are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.

Soup Supper and Speaker: Marc Korton, a local beekeeper, will be the speaker for the March 20 Lenten Series program at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn. A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:15 p.m. A children’s program on “Making the World a Better Place also will begin at 7:15 p.m. Information: (708) 422-4200 or www.pilgrimfaith.org.

Heart For The Homeless: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, is sponsoring a drive, “Heart for the Homeless” to collect items for homeless women served by the church. Items needed are: personal notes of encouragement, $5 gift cards to McDonald’s or Walgreens, travel size hand creams, hand sanitizers, lip balms and white tube socks. Donations may be brought to the church 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information: (708) 672-5400.

Vesper Worship: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, hosts vesper services at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Wayside Chapel. Information: (708) 361-3650.

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