Feast Day Mass of Saint Rita of Cascia
May
22
10:00 am10:00

Feast Day Mass of Saint Rita of Cascia

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, the Patron Saint of Impossible Causes!  We will be celebrating by completing our novena at the St. Rita Shrine Chapel at St. Rita High School in Chicago.  Morning Mass begins at 10:00 AM, evening Mass will 7:00 p.m. Reconciliation is available 30 minutes before each Mass.  Everyone is invited to celebrate this iconic saint of the Augustinian Order!

Click here to view photos from the St. Rita Feast Day of 2016.

Augustinian Gala 2017
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Augustinian Gala 2017

  • The Drake Hotel

Our fifth annual Augustinian Gala on April 28, 2017 at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago.  This gala's honorees include Father Jim Friedel, O.S.A.; Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A.; and Anne and Don Berschback.

Lenten Retreat with Fr. Tom McCarthy
Mar
6
Mar 8

Lenten Retreat with Fr. Tom McCarthy

Save the dates of March 6, 7, 8, 2017 for our Lenten Retreat with Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A. as he speaks about “Treasures of our Faith: The Seven Sacraments.” Each night of the retreat will be preceded by a simple meal of soup and bread at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Retreat in the Cathedral at 7:00 p.m.

Vocations and the Spiritual Journey
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Vocations and the Spiritual Journey

  • St. Jude Catholic Church

Vocations Director, Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., and the men in Augustinian formation studies, invite you to hear some of their vocation stories and spiritual journeys, and perhaps, hear echoes of your own journey.

CANCELED:  "Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Providence Catholic High School
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

CANCELED: "Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Providence Catholic High School

  • Providence Catholic High School

Please join Fr. Bernie and some of his fellow Augustinians and young men in formation as he reviews the progress of the last few years for our Augustinian priorities and ministries; we will also share with you our ideas for the next few years.  Please come and listen, engage with us as friends, and share your ideas and questions.

"Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Jedi's Restaurant
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

"Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Jedi's Restaurant

  • Jedi's Restaurant

Please join Fr. Bernie and some of his fellow Augustinians and young men in formation as he reviews the progress of the last few years for our Augustinian priorities and ministries; we will also share with you our ideas for the next few years.  Please come and listen, engage with us as friends, and share your ideas and questions.

Spirituality of Sports
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

Spirituality of Sports

  • St. Rita of Cascia High School

Join us to hear Mike Zunica, President of St. Rita High School, as he shares his views on faith, balance, endurance, and living life by doing things the right way.

"Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Providence Catholic High School
Oct
18
7:00 pm19:00

"Grateful for the Past, Hopeful for the Future" Hosted at Providence Catholic High School

  • Providence Catholic High School

Please join Fr. Bernie and some of his fellow Augustinians and young men in formation as he reviews the progress of the last few years for our Augustinian priorities and ministries; we will also share with you our ideas for the next few years.  Please come and listen, engage with us as friends, and share your ideas and questions.

Reception Honoring the Augustinians of Tulsa
Oct
8
5:30 pm17:30

Reception Honoring the Augustinians of Tulsa

  • Cascia Hall Preparatory School

Bishop Konderla of Tulsa will open our reception at 5:30pm at Cascia Hall, where we will recognize Father John Gaffney, O.S.A.; and Father Bill Perez, O.S.A.  This reception, which includes an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres, will follow a Mass at St. Rita Chapel of Cascia Hall.  RSVP by October 4.

Feast of Saint Augustine and Solemn Profession of Vows for Brothers Stephen Isley, O.S.A.; and Joe Ruiz, O.S.A.
Aug
28
4:00 pm16:00

Feast of Saint Augustine and Solemn Profession of Vows for Brothers Stephen Isley, O.S.A.; and Joe Ruiz, O.S.A.

Saint Augustine is our Holy Father, spiritual guide, and founder of the Augustinians' way of life.  Please join us as we commemorate his feast day!  At this celebration, Brothers Stephen Isley, O.S.A., and Joe Ruiz, O.S.A., will profess their solemn (perpetual) vows in the Augustinian Order!  Please join us for this ceremony which will conclude their Augustinian Formation.

First Profession of Vows
Jul
31
11:00 am11:00

First Profession of Vows

  • St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel

After a year of contemplative studies at the Augustinian Novitiate in Racine, Wisconsin, our Novices will profess their first Augustinian vows!  This is the first year in many that we have had 11 men joining the Order.  Please join us in celebrating their commitments!

Augustinians' Final Mass at Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Flint, Michigan
Jul
23
4:30 pm16:30

Augustinians' Final Mass at Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Flint, Michigan

  • St. Matthew Catholic Church

In our time here at Saint Matthew, many Augustinians have left indelible marks on the thousands of lives that have filled these pews.  And while it is true that we will be leaving Flint by the end of this year, it is also true that we will continue to walk together with you in spirit on our journey toward knowing God.  Please join the Augustinians in celebrating one final Mass of Thanksgiving in Flint, with a reception to follow.

Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A., Mass of Thanksgiving
Jun
11
5:00 pm17:00

Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A., Mass of Thanksgiving

  • St. Rita of Cascia Parish

On Saturday, June 11, Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A., will celebrate his first Mass following his priestly ordination.  Please join in celebrating this important moment in his life and in the life of our Augustinian Order!  Refreshments to follow in the St. Rita Parish Hall.

Priestly Ordination of Richie Mercado, O.S.A.
Jun
10
6:30 pm18:30

Priestly Ordination of Richie Mercado, O.S.A.

  • Saint Rita of Cascia Parish

Deacon Richie Mercado, O.S.A., anticipates his priestly ordination this summer at St. Rita of Cascia Parish. Please join in supporting him with the rest of the Augustinian Community as Bishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A., ordains him to the priesthood! Reception to follow.

Saint Rita of Cascia Solemn Novena
May
13
May 22

Saint Rita of Cascia Solemn Novena

  • St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel

From May 13 through May 21, we will celebrate the Eucharist daily at 7pm through a special Novena to St. Rita, and we will celebrate her feast day, the Solemnity of St. Rita, on May 22 at the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago.  We would like to invite you to come and celebrate her amazing life as a peacemaker with us.

Diamond Jubilee Closing Mass
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Diamond Jubilee Closing Mass

  • St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel

The closing celebration of the Midwest Augustinian Province's 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee will be held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel.  Though St. Rita has since moved its geographical location, it is among the first sites of service of the Augustinians in the Midwest.  Please join in this historic event!

Augustinian Gala 2016
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

Augustinian Gala 2016

  • The Drake Hotel

Our fourth annual Augustinian Gala, honoring Fr. Mike Slattery, O.S.A.; Ernie Mrozek, and the late Fr. Ted Tack, O.S.A.

Ordination to the Diaconate:  Brothers Medina, Mercado, and Murray
Jan
2
5:00 pm17:00

Ordination to the Diaconate: Brothers Medina, Mercado, and Murray

  • St. Rita of Cascia Parish

Before men can become ordained priests, they need to first be ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church.  Brothers Carlos Medina, O.S.A.; Richie Mercado, O.S.A.; and Joseph Aloysius Murray, O.S.A.; will be ordained to the diaconate as the next step of their Augustinian formation.  Please join us at St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Chicago and support them on their spiritual journeys toward the priesthood!

Cascia Hall's Marked for Life Gathering:  Celebrating the Augustinians' 75 Years
Oct
25
4:30 pm16:30

Cascia Hall's Marked for Life Gathering: Celebrating the Augustinians' 75 Years

  • Cascia Hall Preparatory School

For generations, the Augustinians have been our teachers, preachers, pastors, headmasters, retreat directors, chaplains, counselors, and spiritual guides.  Though the Augustinians founded Cascia Hall in 1926, the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel was officially founded in 1941.  We are inviting all those that have been a special part of this 75-year journey of faith to celebrate in this landmark event with us.

Augustinian Pilgrimage: Shrine of Christ's Passion
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

Augustinian Pilgrimage: Shrine of Christ's Passion

  • Shrine of Christ's Passion

The Augustinian Pilgrimage to Bellesini Friary and Shrine of Christ's Passion on October 17 has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The Augustinians very much appreciate the support of our friends and benefactors and hope to offer spiritually and socially enriching events and retreats in the future.

Feasts of Sts. Augustine & Monica
Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

Feasts of Sts. Augustine & Monica

  • Holy Name Cathedral

St. Augustine is one of the most influential saints throughout all of Christianity.  His mother, St. Monica, has served as a role model for mothers across the entire world.  This year, please join the Augustinians for a very special Feast Day celebration for both of these saints at Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago.  We invite one and all to come to this very special event!

Augustinians' Day at Baseball Crosstown Classic
Aug
16
11:00 am11:00

Augustinians' Day at Baseball Crosstown Classic

  • US Cellular Field

Batter up!  Get ready to watch the Chicago White Sox team up against the Chicago Cubs the final game of the 2015 Crosstown Classic!  Mingle with the friars in a two-hour patio party before the game and join us to cheer on your favorite team!  Limited tickets available!

Celebration of Consecrated Life
Aug
1
12:00 am00:00

Celebration of Consecrated Life

  • Villanova, Pennsylvania

Marking this Year of Consecrated Life, our Augustinian Novices across the country will be professing their first vows in the Augustinian Order.

St. Rita of Cascia Solemn Novena
May
13
May 22

St. Rita of Cascia Solemn Novena

  • St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel

From May 13 through May 21, we will celebrate the Eucharist daily at 7pm through a special Novena to St. Rita, and we will celebrate her feast day, the Solemnity of St. Rita, on May 22 at the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago.  We would like to invite you to come and celebrate her amazing life as a peacemaker with us.