Jan 9-13        OFM Retreat in Scottsdale AZ, Franciscan Renewal Center

Jan 15-21       Preaching a Retreat to Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls MN

Feb 1-20        South America: Chile, Argentina, Brazil

March 6-25   Two Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

​April 1-3        Manitowoc WI to visit our retired Friars

April 5           Secular Franciscan Fraternity Meeting - Mayslake Village

April 7-8       Wake and Funeral for Fr Charles Payne OFM

April 9           Secular Franciscan Meeting in Crystal Lake IL

April 17-26    Poor Clares in Omaha, Nebraska

May 2            Secular Franciscan Fraternity meeting at Mayslake Village, Oak Brook

May 2            Board Meeting at Alvernia Manor, Lemont Il

May 3            7:00 AM Mass for Poor Clares in Palos Park

​May 3            7:00 PM Study Group/Wisdom Seekers & Shares Hinsdale

May 4            CSO Brahma's Concert - Chicago

May 5            Lunch with friends in Chicago

May 6            CAM Fundraiser for Haiti Mission in McHenry

May 7            2:00 Iceland Preview in Romeoville for October trip

May 21           Secular Franciscan Fraternity meeting in Crystal Lake IL

​May 22-26    St Meinrad IN to attend St John the Baptist Provincial Chapter

May 27          Attend Juska's wedding at St Elizabeth Seton in Orland Hills IL

May 31          7:00 AM Mass for Poor Clares in Palos Park

June 1            Chicago Symphony - Srauss

June 5-9        Retreat for Wheaton Franciscan Sisters in Wheaton IL

June 10-11      Deacon Conference at Marriott Oak Brook - with AMI travel to promote Holy Land

June 13           My 50th Anniversary of my Ordination to Priesthood (Golden Jubilee - already!)

June 13           7:00 AM Mass for Poor Clares in Palos Park - St Anthony of Padua Feast

June 18-23     Provincial Chapter in St Louis MO

June 26-July 6: To Spain with two Jesuits and 30 Laity: Art and Footsteps of St Ignatius

June 7-9         to New York, Long Island to visit the Ricca Family

July 10            Friary Chapter at St Gratian Friary in Countryside IL

July 11             Visitation of St Clare Fraternity at Mayslake Village, Oak Brook IL

July 12             Dinner with Vito/Mary Pat

July 13             Gala Fund Raiser at Union League Club for St Peter's 

July 16             OFS Fraternity Meeting in Crystal Lake IL

July 19             7:00 Wisdom Sharers' Gathering at Karen's

July 20            SACA Picnic at Dino's Home in Riverwoods IL noon

​July 22-29      Preach Retreat for Franciscan Sisters  in Syracuse NY

August 1         Fraternity Meeting of OFS at Mayslake Village, Oak Brook IL 12;30-3:30

August 5         Regional Gathering of OFS at Mayslake Village 

August 20       OFS Crystal Lake Summer Mass and Picnic honoring Fr Chuck's 50's Anniversary

​August 21        Friary Chapter at St Gratian Friary

Aug 28-Sept 13        Rome, Italy

Sept 17-22      Memphis - Retreat for the Poor Clares

Sept 24           Medal of Honor given by SACA (Sicilian American Cultural Association)

​Sept 24           Franciscan Conveniat for all OFM's of Chicago Area - 4:00 Queen of Heaven  

                       Cemetery Prayer for OFM's buried there followed by dinner at St Gratian's

Sept 25           Friary Chapter at St Gratian Friary in Countryside IL

Sept 26           Appointment at Northwestern Hospital - Cystoscopy

Sept 27-Oct 12   Trip to the Amazon Valley, Brazil, with Dan Dolesh to visit Friars

Oct 15-20        Trip to Iceland with Viking Travel

Nov 12             OFS Mother Cabrini Day for Region at Mayslake Village

​Nov 15             Last SACA meeting at Monastero's

Dec 29-Jan 6  Cruise around Cuba with three port stops


Feb 19-28       Holy Land with Deacon John & Fr Chris - AMI travel

Mar 6-14        Holy Land Pilgrimage with Viking Travel

Mar 17-26      Holy Land Pilgrimage with AMI travel

April 5-14       Holy Land Pilgrimage with AMI travel with KC, MO group

April 15-25     Pilgrimage with Deacons and Wives of Chicago to Portugal and Spain

April 30-May 11 Rome, Bari/Puglia, Naples 

Sept 29-Oct 8  Rome, Assisi for the Oct 4 Feast of St Francis, Cortona, Perugia