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The Caregiver Assistance Network of Catholic Charities will present a free presentation on Trends and The Experience of Aging from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Avenue, Cincinnati. The program will provide an overview of topics on aging, including aging trends, a profile of the Baby Boomer, a profile of todays senior, and the myths and experiences of aging. For more information, contac t Margare t Iannaci a t 513-929-4483 or email@example.com. The Archdiocesan sponsored Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) provides busy Catholic adults with the knowledge and skills needed to evangelize and serve more effectively. LPMP students are grounded in Catholic doctrine, formed as faithful disciples, and engaged in the mission of the Church in the world. Graduate and non-degreed classes are available on week nights and Saturdays w i t h l o c a t i o n s i n C i n c i n n a t i , M o n r o e a n d McCartyville. Information meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 4, and Tuesday April 9, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 of the main campus, 6616 Beechmont Avenue, Mt. Washington. Advisors will be on hand to discuss program options and benefits, formation components and the application process. In Greater Cincinnati, call 513-231-1200. For information on the McCartyville location, call Deacon Hal Belcher, 419-305-5486. The Vigil of the Two Hearts will be observed on Friday,
April 5, and Saturday, April 6, St. Sebastian Church in St. Sebastian. The Vigil begins at 8 p.m. with Rosary and Confessions with Fr. Paul Wohlwend and Fr. James Dugal. Fr. Wohlwend will offer Mass at 9 p.m., followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. There will be Adoration and prayers throughout the night in reparation of our sins and those of the whole world. The Vigil concludes with the procession of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 a.m. with Fr. Dugal. A Come and See Weekend, sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., will be held April 5-7 for Catholic women ages 18-42 interested in exploring their call to religious life. The theme will be I have come that they might have LIFE... Youll have an opportunity to learn more about the Sisters of Providence, their charism, spirituality, prayer, and community life and ministries. Youll also have time for prayer, reflection, and interaction with the sisters and other women who are seeking to answer Gods call. The weekend is free, with housing and meals provided. Contact Sister Editha Ben at 8 1 2 - 5 3 5 - 2 8 9 5 o r e b e n @ s p s m w . o r g , www.SistersofProvidence.org. Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood is hosting a day-long conference on Delving Deeper into Divine Mercy on Saturday, April 6. First Saturday Mass begins the day at 9:30 a.m., followed by hourly talks (listen to just one, or all of them) including talks on the Sacrament of
Penances relationship to Divine Mercy, our encounter with Divine Mercy in the Eucharist, Divine Mercy in the Year of Faith, and Divine Mercy related to the Redemptive Value of Suffering. Bring your lunch. A freewill donation will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call 513-351-9800.
Dr. Mary Healy, STD, will be the featured speaker at a
d a y - l o n g p r o g r a m o n Wo m e n a n d t h e N e w Evangelization, Saturday, April 6, at the Athenaeum of Ohios Bartlett Pastoral Center on the main campus in Mt. Washington. Dr. Healy, who teaches Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will give two talks: Women of Holiness in Scripture, 9:30 10:30 a.m., and Women of Holiness Today, 10:45 a.m. noon. Monsignor Frank Lane, spiritual director of Mount St. Marys Seminary of the West, will talk on Women and the Crisis of Modern Society from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. The program also includes a discussion with Dr. Healy and Monsignor Lane from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m., followed by 3 p.m. Mass celebrated by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Although registration for the talks is not required and the program is free and open to the public, attendees who wish to have lunch at the Athenaeum ($7) must RSVP b e f o r e M a r c h 2 2 t o 5 1 3 - 2 3 3 - 6 1 5 6 o r e m a i l firstname.lastname@example.org The Marion Catholic Community will present its fifth annual Divine Mercy Sunday program at St. Sebastian Church in St. Sebastian from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The program will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a brief explanation of Divine Mercy, the Litany of Divine Mercy, the Rosary, private Adoration, the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m., veneration of the Divine Mercy image, and Benediction. Priests will be available for confessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Women from first year in high school through the age of 45 interested in learning about religious life today are invited to join Bishop Joseph Binzer at a Martha Dinner from6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at St. Denis Church in Versailles. The evening will include prayer, reflections by Bishop Binzer, a PowerPoint presentation on discernment, a meal, and the opportunity meet women religious. For more information or to register, contact Sr. Mary Yarger, C.PP.S. at email@example.com or 937-837-3302. Catholic Charities will present Frantic Families, a parenting and life skills workshop, at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (Hamilton Hall) in Kenwood, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The fee is $15 per person. Contact Sandy Keiser at 513-241-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The busyness of todays families extracts a price on both children and parents. The average family has just too much going on. Learn what parents can do to take charge of their calendar and create a simpler, more meaningful, and healthier life for everyone in the family.
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Redefining marriage wouldbe regrettable: N.M. bishops SANTA FE, N.M. (CNS) -- Marriage is "a lifelong bond between one man and one woman," said the three bishops of New Mexico in a statement issued March 27, the date the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. "If the biblical definition of marriage is changed to include same-sex couples, the effects on our society would be regrettable for many reasons. Jesus teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman," the bishops said. Quoting from the Gospel of St. Matthew, the bishops added, "Jesus said, 'From the beginning the Creator "made them male and female," and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." The bishops issuing the statement were Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, and Bishops James S. Wall of Gallup and Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces. "The effort to include same-sex unions within the institution of marriage has been presented as a civil right," they said. "However, the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples cannot be classified as a civil right as it would infringe upon other important rights such as the right of children to a mother and father as well as the right to religious freedom. The millions of persons who believe that marriage must be between one man and one woman will be compelled to accept the redefinition."
Incarcerated youth to pope: 'You give me hope' LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Just a few hours before Pope Francis would celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper at a youth detention center in Rome March 28, 11 Jesuit novices arrived at Los Angeles' juvenile hall in Sylmar with their master of novices to wash the feet of 12 incarcerated teenage boys. Twenty other volunteers were preparing to do the same in all of the facility's male and female units. The March 27 Jesuits' foot-washing service in the girls' gym was being held the night before the traditional Holy Thursday ceremony out of a desire to be in solidarity with the pope, a former master of Jesuit novices in Argentina, who would soon be washing the feet of 12 imprisoned young people between ages 16 and 21 of different nationalities and religious backgrounds at the Casal del Marmo Penitential Institute for Minors.
Archbishop: Love important part of therapy VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While the medical world makes technological advancements, it must not forget the power of love and affection in helping those with autism and their families, said Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski. "Faced with the problems and difficulties that these children and their parents encounter, the church proposes, with humility, an approach of service to one's suffering brethren, accompanying them with compassion and tenderness," he said. Parishes, Catholic associations, lay movements and people of good will can all work together in providing such forms of service, he said. The archbishop, president of the
Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, made his comments in a written message marking World Autism Awareness Day April 2. The stereotypes associated with those diagnosed with autism require "profound revision," he said. Sometimes just the word -- autism -- "still generates fear today.
Pope: Confession is place to experience mercy VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In his first seven homilies, Pope Francis repeatedly talked about mercy and grace, recounting anecdotes about asking God for forgiveness and ensuring people that God always is ready to welcome them back. When he had lunch on Holy Thursday with seven priests from the Diocese of Rome, he made their part in the mercy-and-grace cycle explicit: "He said, 'Open the doors of the church, and then the people will come in. ... If you keep the light on in the confessional and are available, then you will see what kind of line there is for confession.'" Msgr. Enrico Feroci, director of Caritas Rome and one of the priests who ate w