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St. Cecilia Choir sings 9:30 am Mass (Palm Sunday)

Mar. 25, 9:30 am
Ingrediente Domino, José Antonio de Donostia
Missa Miserere Mihi Domine, Manuel Cardosa
O Vos Omnes, Thomas Tallis
Ave Verum, Philip Stopford
Stabat Mater, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla

Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” at Stations of the Cross

Cantate Domino Choir, Soloists, and String Ensemble

Mar. 16, 7:30 pm  -  Stations of the Cross
Pergolesi: Stabat mater

This evening—the Cantate Domino Choir and String Ensemble will perform one of the most celebrated works of the composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, his “Stabat Mater”, at tonight's Stations of the Cross (7:30pm). Absolutely free, and all are welcome.

The “Stabat Mater” is not only regarded as one of Pergolesi's greatest, but it also was the last he wrote before his death in 1736 at only 26.

One of the most beautifully powerful ways to reflect and pray the Stations of the Cross, especially during Lent.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Mar. 11, 12:30 pm  -  Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent)
Missa Paratum cor meum, Adriano Banchieri
Pater peccavi, Duarte Lobo
Emendemus in melius, Cristóbal de Morales
Have Mercy on Us, O My Lord (“Four Motets”), Aaron Copland

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Mar. 11, 11:00 am  -  4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare)
Missa Paratum cor meum, Adriano Banchieri
Pater peccavi, Duarte Lobo
Emendemus in melius, Cristóbal de Morales
Have Mercy on Us, O My Lord (“Four Motets”), Aaron Copland

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 7:30 pm Mass (Ash Wednesday)

Feb. 14, 7:30 pm
Messe Modale, Jehan Alain

O Bone Jesu, Richard Dering

Adoramus te, Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger

Ave Regina Caelorum, Richard Keys Biggs

Annual Life Banquet Luncheon

Feb. 11, 12:00 pm
Annual Life Banquet Luncheon: February 11, 2018

Save the date for The Womens Centers of Greater Chicagoland annual banquet! This year’s banquet will take place at White Eagle in Niles on Sunday, February 11th.

Each year, we bring together donors, supporters, staff, and volunteers to celebrate its work and life-saving mission, while raising necessary funds to support our mission. Lunch is served followed by a Silent Auction. Each year, a different pro-life guest speaker is also featured- this year’s speaker is to be announced.

For more information about The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland, its services, fundraisers, and opportunities to volunteer or donate, please contact us at: 773-794-1313 (Phone)


Seeking RDMS Certified Sonographers to conduct limited OB ultrasounds. Multiple shifts are available in our Cicero Avenue (north side) office and Evergreen Park office. Please submit a resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls please.


Overwhelmed with Christmas gifts you cannot use? Please consider donating them to The Women’s Center for our Life Banquet Silent Auction. We are looking for NEW items: gifts for her-him-or children, gift certificates to restaurants, theaters or sporting events, sports equipment, housewares, jewelry, electronic items, etc. They will be most appreciated. To donate, phone 773-794-1313.


We are looking for a new volunteer on Wednesday afternoons as a lobby receptionist. We are looking for volunteers to sort donated items and assist clients in our Family Room, help with mailings and baby bottle projects. We are always looking for bi-lingual volunteers who are conversational in Spanish to help in special areas. We are seeking male volunteers to assist with baby furniture donations. For more info on these volunteer roles, call us at 773-794-4771.


We are in immediate need of 6 infant car seat/carriers, also 5 large car seats for 20 to 40 lb (by law all car seats must be less than 7 years old), Also needed are diapers in sizes 5 and 6 only. These items cannot be picked up unless accompanied by baby furniture. The families who receive these things are grateful for your generosity. For our address, or if a pick-up by a volunteer is needed, please call 773-794-1313.

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for the 11 am Mass

Feb. 11, 11:00 am
Missa Brevis in G, K 140, W. A. Mozart
Confitebor tibi Domine, Giacomo Puccini
Panis Angelicus, Camille Saint-Saëns
Laetatus sum, RV 607, Antonio Vivaldi
Alleluia! Song of Gladness, Arr. Rev. S. Haynes, SJC

A Chicago Jazz Valentine

Chicago Jazz Caravan with vocalist Terry Sullivan.

Feb. 10, 6:00 pm


Make your reservation online, call 1-800-838-3006, or send us your mail-in order form (PDF).

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St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Feb. 4, 11:00 am
Messe in f moll, Op. 159, Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger
Help us, O Lord (“Four Motets”), Aaron Copland
How beauteous are their feet, Charles Villiers Stanford
Bring us, O Lord God, William H. Harris
Alleluia, Giuseppe Rosetta
Adagio, Samuel Barber

St. Cecilia Choir sings 7:30 pm Mass for Candlemas

Feb. 2, 7:30 pm
Come and celebrate Candlemas (otherwise known as the Presentation of our Lord or the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin) with us on Friday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm. The Traditional Liturgy, which concludes the forty-day Christmas season, will include the Blessing of Candles and Procession, followed by Latin High Mass. Candles will be available for a small donation. Additionally, you may bring unused taper candles to be blessed for use during the year, if you wish.

The St. Cecilia Choir will sing for the Mass and feature this music:

Missa Prima, Leonhard Lechner
Tota Pulchra, Pablo Casals
Ave Regina Coelorum, Alonso Lobo
Jubilate Deo, Agneta Skold
Grand Coro, Op. 130, Roberto Remondi

“Iron Mask”

Bring friends & family to the church hall for this fun show!

Jan. 28, 3:00 pm  -  Pizza, popcorn, candy, and soda will be served.

The whole family will enjoy this movie about "The Three Musketeers"


$10 (General Admission)
$5 (Kids 12 and under)
$30 (Mom, Dad and all the kids)

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Jay Warren - Chicago's foremost photoplay organist - brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society's highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. For twelve consecutive years he held forth playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago's famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation's Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.


King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever. Richelieu enlists D'Artagnan to look after and protect the young prince. Meanwhile, de Rochefort learns of the twins and Richelieu's plans, and kidnaps the twin, raising him in secret. Many years later, with Richelieu dead and the young prince crowned King Louis XIV, Rochefort launches his plan. The king is kidnapped, replaced with his twin, put in an iron mask so as not to be recognized, and led off to a remote castle to be held prisoner. Louis XIV is able to alert D'Artagnan, who realizes that only his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis can help him, so he reunites the Musketeers to derail Rochefort's nefarious plot but at a heavy toll.

—Theron Trowbridge


The Iron Mask is a 1929 American part-talkie adventure film directed by Allan Dwan. It is an adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in the Iron Mask.


Douglas Fairbanks - D'Artagnan
Belle Bennett - The Queen Mother
Marguerite De La Motte - Constance Bonacieux
Dorothy Revier - Milady de Winter
Vera Lewis - Madame Peronne
Rolfe Sedan - Louis XIII
William Bakewell - Louis XIV/Twin Brother
Gordon Thorpe - Young Prince/Twin Brother
Nigel De Brulier - Cardinal Richelieu
Ullrich Haupt - Count De Rochefort
Lon Poff - Father Joseph: the Queen's Confessor
Charles Stevens - Planchet: D'Artagnan's Servant
Henry Otto - the King's Valet
Leon Bary - Athos
Tiny Sandford - Porthos (*Stanley J. Sandford)
Gino Corrado - Aramis


The 1929 part-talkie version, titled The Iron Mask, was the first talking picture starring Douglas Fairbanks, though until recently it was usually shown in a silent version. The film stars Fairbanks as d'Artagnan, Marguerite De La Motte as his beloved Constance (who is killed early in the film to protect the secret that the King has a twin brother), Nigel De Brulier as the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, and Ullrich Haupt as the evil Count De Rochefort. William Bakewell appeared as the royal twins.

Fairbanks lavished resources on his final silent film, with the knowledge he was bidding farewell to his beloved genre. This marks the only time where Fairbanks's character dies at the end of the film, with the closing scene depicting the once-again youthful Musketeers all reunited in death, moving on (as the final title says) to find "greater adventure beyond".

The original 1929 release, though mostly a silent film, actually had a soundtrack: two short speeches delivered by Fairbanks, and a musical score with a few sound effects. In 1952, it was reissued, with the intertitles removed and a narration voiced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. added. The original film included a scene in which d'Artagnan tells the young King of an embarrassing adventure involving him and the three musketeers. The story is told in flashback but the 1952 version has it in chronological order with the scene with the King cut out.

In 1999, with the cooperation of the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art, Kino Video released a DVD of the 1929 version. A complete set of Vitaphone disks exists for this picture. However, only a small portion of the original sound from these was synchronized with film footage, namely the two short sequences in which Douglas Fairbanks speaks. The rest of the soundtrack, which contained a Synchronized Score along with sound effects was not used as this would make the DVD public domain. (The copyright has expired on the original 1929 sound version.) For this DVD reissue, therefore, a new score was commissioned from composer Carl Davis. The Kino disc also includes excerpts from the 1952 version, some outtakes from the original filming, and some textual background material from the program for the 1999 premiere showing of the reconstruction. A complete restoration of the original sound version has yet to be released.


Fairbanks Biographer Jeffrey Vance has opined, “As a valedictory to the silent screen. The Iron Mask is unsurpassed. In one of his few departures from playing a young man—and with fewer characteristic stunts—Fairbanks comjures up his most multidimensional and moving screen portrayal in a film that is perhaps the supreme achievement of its genre.”

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Jan. 28, 11:00 am
CHORAL MUSIC (11 am Mass)

Missa D’ung petit mot, Thomas Crequillon
Quem vidistis, Francis Poulenc
Benedicamus Domino, Peter Warlock
Alma Redemptoris Mater, Aries Fernandez

ORGAN MUSIC (9 am, 11 am and 12:30 pm Masses)

Huit pièces modales: Mode de ré, Jean Langlais (1907 – 1991)
Pavane pour une infante défunte, Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Finale Jubilante, Healey Willan (1883 – 1968)
Prelude in e minor BWV 548/1, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Jan. 21, 11:00 am
Mass in Honor of St. Joseph, Flor Peeters
A Child My Choice, Richard Wayne Dirksen
Maria Durch ein Dornwald Ging, Arr. Lawson
Christmas Song of the 14th Century, Arr. Healey Willan