Mardi Gras party at
ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn will hold an all-ages Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.
There will be games, crafts and prizes for children and adults. Proceeds from the youth-led event will be used to build disaster relief kits that will be distributed by Church World Service. The suggested admission donation is a kit item or $2.
For more information or a list of the disaster relief kits items, call the church office at (630) 365-6544. Community Congregational Church is located at 100 E. Shannon St., the northeast corner of Shannon Street and Route 47.
Barbecue fundraiser at United Church of Christ
BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock will have a barbecue fundraiser on “Fat Tuesday,” March 4, from 4:40 to 7 p.m. You will have the option to dine in or carry out a pulled pork barbecue sandwich, beans, coleslaw and a corn muffin, all prepared by South Moon BBQ of Hinckley. The cost of the meal is a $10 donation. A kids hot dog dinner will also be available for a donation of $2.
United Church of Christ is located on the corner of Third and Rhodes streets in Big Rock, and the meal will be served in the back of the church.
For information or to reserve your tickets, call (630) 556.3986. Tickets will be limited at the door.
St. Gall announces Ash Wednesday schedule
ELBURN—Catholic tradition considers Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. Lent is a time for fasting, abstinence from meat and prayer in preparation for Easter. Masses to observe Ash Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, March 5, at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and ashes will be distributed during Mass. A Word Service will be held at 12:10 p.m., including distribution of ashes.
Ashes will also be distributed at 4:30 and 6 p.m. during Religious Education classes.
All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Parish Office at (630) 365-6030 or visit www.stgall.com.
Chili Supper at Kaneville United Methodist Church
KANEVILLE—Kaneville United Methodist Church’s Men’s Group will host its 17th annual Chili Supper on Saturday, March 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 46W764 Main St., Kaneville.
There will be all sorts of chili, from mild to wild. Hot dogs will be available for children in attendance, and live music will be provided by The Good Ol’ Boys.
Day of Recollection at Marmion Academy
AURORA—All are invited for a day of prayer, meditation, and reflection of the teachings of Pope Francis at Marmion’s Day of Recollection on Saturday, March 15, on the Marmion Campus, 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora.
Fr. Marcos Rivas OSB of Marmion Abbey will speak about Pope Francis’ theology and challenges to the Christian world. The goal of this Day of Recollection is to meditate on the Pope’s words and actions in a non-controversial environment.
For more information or to register, visit marmion.org/recollection.
St. Patrick’s Day dinner
ELBURN—St. Gall Church’s St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn The event will be a sit-down, home-cooked dinner that includes turkey, real mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, rolls, cranberry, cole slaw, Irish soda bread and lots of pies to choose from for dessert.
The turkeys are supplied by Ho-Ka (Howard Kauffman) Turkey Farm in Waterman, Ill., and the turkeys are raised free range and minimally processed with nothing added.
The cost of the meal is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Carry outs are available at the American Legion Hall in downtown Elburn for $10. Tickets will be available at the door.
For additional information, contact the Parish Office at (630) 365-6030.