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Would you like to learn more about the process and timing of City services like tree trimming and removal, street and alley light outages, vacant properties, animal control, sewer issues, etc.? Then you should attend the City Service Town Hall Meeting to speak with representatives from City departments like Streets & Sanitation, Buildings, Transportation, Water Management and 311 to learn more. The meeting will be taking place at Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church, 2750 W. Columbus, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

A street-gang awareness seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8 at Eighth District police headquarters, 3420 W. 63rd St. If you would learn more about gangs and signs seen in youth when they are being recruited, you should consider attending.

Remember to gather your unwanted paper and take it to the upcoming “Community Shred-A-Thon” hosted by 18th Ward Ald. Derrick Curtis from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

If you haven’t signed up your children yet for summer camp this year, make sure you go to your local Chicago Park District and see if they still have summer camp slots available. This year, the camp will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 24 through Aug. 2.

St. Bede will again be having Totus Tuus Summer Youth Camp from July 7-12. The day program is for children in first through sixth grade, and the night program is for children in seventh through 12th grade.

My kids have attended this one-week youth camp and have always enjoyed it and look forward to doing it again. If you are not familiar with the program, Totus Tuus aims to inspire young people to long for holiness, develop a deep desire for conversion and personally renew their faith with a strong prayer life. If you’d like more information, you can contact the St. Bede Rectory at (773) 884-2000. You can also register online at vocations.archchicago.org/ttchicago.

A while back I mentioned my brother running late to noon Mass. I thought it would be nice to have a little cheat sheet of different parishes and their mass schedules.

St. Bede has Mass at 8:30 a.m. weekdays; on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Spanish); and Sundays at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. noon (Spanish), and 6 p.m. (bilingual).

St. Denis has Mass weekdays at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish).

St. Thomas More has Mass weekdays at noon, Saturday at 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon (Spanish).

As I browsed through St. Thomas More’s bulletin, I learned about the “AmazonSmile” program. Did you know your Amazon purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Thomas More Church every time you make an eligible purchase.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device or go to their direct link at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2235176. You can use your existing account or you can create a new account.Ê

Once you are logged in you can then choose your charitable account by entering St. Thomas More, Chicago and then click select. You will be prompted to a box to acknowledge that you understand that you must always start at smile.amazon.com to support St. Thomas More, Chicago. If you shop Amazon and aren’t already participating in a smile.amazon.com program for another organization, please consider supporting St. Thomas More. Even if it isn’t your parish, you can still contribute by supporting them this way.

Happy birthday to my sister, Blanca Leanos, who will be celebrating on June 8; to my sister-in-law, Alma Cruz, who will be celebrating on June 11; and to a great friend, Laura Celaya, who will be celebrating on June 13.

Congratulations to all graduating students–especially my son, Antonio–who will be a Durkin Park eighth grade graduate on the 13th.

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