Permanent Diaconate Informational Sessions Schedule
Married couples and single men are invited to come and learn about the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. Following are the informational sessions:
BISHOP'S SCOUT MASS:Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 3 pm (St. Augustine Cathedral)
Spaghetti Suppers at St. John Bosco
On March 3, 17 & 31 join St. John Bosco Parish for a spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Cost is $5 per person and includes choice of two pastas, two meatless sauces, salad, garlic bread, beverage & dessert
Lenten CRS Solidarity Meal
March 31 at 5:30 p.m., all are invited to join in a Lenten CRS Solidarity Meal at St. Stanislaus School Hall, 1871 136th Street, Dorr, MI 49323. The meal will be Arroz Rojo (Red Rice), a Mexican dish prepared by Executive Chef Ken Cronkhite, who trained at both the Culinary Institute of America, and Lovila Bonita School of Mexican Cooking in Mexico. Stations of the Cross will follow the meal at 7 p.m. RSVP to Karen Steenwyk at 269-793-7268, or by e-mail no later than Wednesday, March 29th.
Lenten Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry at Our Lady of the Lake Parish on Friday, March 31st from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Stations will follow the fish fry at 7 p.m.
Catholic Men's Retreat held at St. Mary Parish, Niles
Fr. James Adams will lead a Lenten retreat for men on Wednesday, April 5th. Mass will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Niles followed by dinner at the Parish Gym and Retreat Center located next to the church. Fr. Adams will address the “Aspects of Prayer: Humility, Confidence, Perseverance, Abandonment”. The retreat is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Niles Council 708 for spiritual enrichment. Anyone interested in the K of C may inquire about membership after the event. For reservations, please call the St. Mary’s Parish Center at 269-683-5087.
Triennial Convention for women
The Detroit Province Council of Catholic Women (from all dioceses of Michigan) will hold their triennial convention on April 21-22 at the Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The theme is "Lead Me Lord, Renew My Strength". The celebration will include talks by Fr. John Riccardo, Fr. Ptarick Gonyeau, Bill Richart, Katie O'Mara and Fr. Patrick Maher. For more information, contact Rita Maher, 989.635.7072.
Outside the Diocese
Concert and workshop for music ministry
David Haas and Lori True, Catholic composers and performers, will host a concert on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Saginaw. Tickets are $15 and available in the parish office. On Saturday, March 18, the duo will host a workshop, "I Will Sing a New Song of Love", celebrating the ministry of sun prayer. Cost for the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. For more information, contact Lucia Kusowski, 989.793.0618.