Sponsorship Program for Asylum Seekers, Greek Fest in Palos, and More – Chicago Tribune

Our Lady of the Heights Parish, 1501 Chicago Road: The second collection during Masses on November 5 and 6 will help provide asylum seekers with basic living needs and pastoral care and create a parish family sponsorship program. The Unified Parish, which includes St. Kieran and St. Agnes Churches, is just one of many parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago to raise the funds, which will go to Catholic charities.

The archdiocese and the organization are working with government agencies and social service organizations to help buses full of men, women and children who have been arriving since September, fleeing political oppression, extreme poverty and violence in their country of origin. To donate online or for information: www.catholiccharities.net.

Church of Life, 925 Macarthur Drive: Vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every first Sunday of the month. Vaccines are provided by Cook County Health. All vaccines and boosters are available. Information: www.getthelife.org/events or 708-300-2970.

Queen of Martyrs & St. Bernadette Parish, 10233 S. Central Park Ave. : Rev. Benedykt Pazdan will be officially installed as the new pastor during a mass at 4 p.m. on November 5. Bishop Robert Casey, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will join the parish to celebrate Mass. A reception will follow at Vitha Hall, the school gymnasium. Information: qmstbparisish.org or 708-423-8110.

St. Bernard Parish, 13030 W. 143rd St.: Bernard’s Bucks, a 2022 capital improvement raffle with a grand prize of $20,000. Second prize is $3,500, third $2,500, fourth $1,500 and fifth $500. The cost is $100 per ticket and only 800 tickets will be sold. Each winning ticket will be raffled off so that participants have several chances to win. The draw will take place after the 4 p.m. mass on November 12. The winner does not need to be present. Information: www.stbernardhg.org/bernards-bucks-raffle-tickets-1 or 708-301-3020.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 10621 S. Kedvale Avenue: Pacific Garden Mission clothing drive sponsored by the SCA 55+ Club. Bring donations of clothing for men, women, and children from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through November 13 in the church lobby. Necessary items include new underwear (tops and bottoms) and new socks; pajamas for girls and boys; and winter shirts, blouses and coats for everyone. Information: 708-499-2672 or 708-425-0503.

JOrland Park Presbyterian Church, 13401 Wolf Road: Craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12. Admission is free. Vendors are always needed. Seats start at $30. Participants can set up from 9 a.m. to noon on November 11 or from 7 a.m. on November 12. www.pcorlandpar.org or by calling 708-448-8142.

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road: Fall Greek Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 5 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 6. It is sponsored by the Women’s Philoptochos of St. Helen. Dine in or prepare hot dishes including a Greek chicken, meatballs, gyros and a plate of Greek salad; pastitio; triopitakia; spanopitakia; and Greek sweets. Frozen foods include casseroles of spanakopita, pastitsio, or triangles of tiropita/spanakopita. Select vendors will be on hand for holiday shopping. Proceeds benefit needy families in nearby communities. Information: www.stconstantinehelen.org/ or 708-974-3400.

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