Around Town

Programs and Events in Oak Park and Surrounding Communities
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Retreats & Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities and Events to Support Local Organizations & Charities

Programs on Social Justice and Social Concerns

Resources for Families,  e.g. Camps in the area

Follow this link to find information available from the Archdiocese of Chicago


♦ Retreats and Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Women of Chicago’s west side & of near-west parishes are invited to gather for summer spirituality!

Shelby Boblick will facilitate the discussion, and we’ll use as a catalyst Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self, a book by Joyce Rupp. Mondays 6/4, 6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27. Come to one or all programs. St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church at 38 N. Austin Blvd. Questions or concerns? Call 630-240-2765.


Youth Mass

Join teens around Oak Park and River Forest @ St. Luke’s Parish in River Forest for a monthly Youth Mass followed by dinner and Youth Group.


Carmelite Spiritual Center. 2018 Days of Reflection, Pilgrimages & Retreats

 Into the Land of Carmel: A Weeklong Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition: July 15 – 20, 2018


Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House


Joyful Again! Program For Widowed Men and Women

A spiritual program for widowed men and women who want to resolve the normal grief they feel and begin to live again. Workshops and retreats throughout the year., (708) 354-7211, Upcoming Dates: 7/21-7/22­ at Holy Family - Inverness. 8/11 & 8/12 at Mary Queen – Elmhurst.


Rush Oak Park Hospital Community Events

Considering Cosmetic Surgery? July 31, 2018 6:30-7:30pm

♦ Events & Volunteer Opportunities to Support Local Organizations & Charities


Run in His strength 

Consider joining Mercy Home for Boys & Girls' Heroes team for the sold-out Oct. 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and transforming the life of an abused child in Chicago. Info: Contact Jim Harding at or 312-738-9381


Check out our Volunteer page for a list of current volunteer opportunities at Ascension or in the area


Area-Wide Programs on Social Justice & Social Concerns

Many opportunities available. Click the link above to view current programs.


♦ Resources for Families

St. Ignatius Chicago Rowing 2018 Learn to Row Summer Camp

For boys and girls entering grades 7 through 11


Totus Tuus at St.Luke Church July 22-27, 2018

The highly-acclaimed Totus Tuus Summer Camp, a week-long Catholic youth program, is coming again to our area, hosted by St. Luke Parish this summer.


For a list of teen summer programs in and around Chicago, visit our Youth Ministry webpage