Event calendar

November 21, 2014

Old St. Mary's Church and School in Chicago will have a reverse raffle in Donovan Hall to benefit the school's athletic department. A reverse raffle means the last ticket holder wins the $2,000 grand prize. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Additional prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Beer, wine and hors d'ouerve buffet is $75 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www.osmschool.com or by check made out to Old St. Mary's School.

November 21, 2014

The Paulist Center in Boston will host a service of remembrance in the chapel honoring the memory of our loved ones who have passed on. In particular, the people whose names are written in our community Book of Remembrance will be mentioned and prayed for in a special way.

November 22, 2014

St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles will host an Advent Day of Recollection in the media center of the Hilton Learning Center. Prepare for Advent and Christmas with a morning of prayer and reflection. Participants will explore the meaning of Advent and Christmas by looking at the liturgical celebrations of this time of the year, looking at some of the arts, music, and Scriptures associated with this season. This morning will consist of using sacred music and art to help us reflect on this sacred time of the year.

November 22, 2014

"Replenish the oil in your lamp" for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas as Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley hosts a morning retreat facilitated by Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ. The retreat will “explore spirituality for today and develop ways to nourish and sustain a life of balance and joy through Scripture, poetry, personal prayer time and sharing.” All Newman parishioners are invited to join the parish’s liturgical ministers for a Saturday morning reflection.

November 23, 2014

St. Philip Neri Church in Portland, Ore., will hold an open house/open sanctuary. The church designed by celebrated architect Pietro Belluschi; icons written by contemporary iconographer Mary Katsilometes; fresco by Jack Portland. All are welcome! Docent-led tours, adoration and praise, refreshments and live music.

November 26, 2014

The Paulist Center in Boston will celebrate a Thanksgiving Eve Mass. Come join in this annual community tradition in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit to give thanks to God for all the many blessings of the year. You are also encouraged to bring any bread to be used at your own Thanksgiving meals for a special blessing.

November 27, 2014

The St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus will celebrate Thanksgiving Mass.

November 27, 2014

Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco will host a traditional Thanksgiving meal following the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Turkey and sides will be served in the auditorium beneath the church in gratitude for the community.

November 29, 2014

St. Peter's Church in Toronto will host a Christmas bazaar and bake sale in the auditorium. Come celebrate this wonderful time of the year in fellowship and cheer!

November 29-December 24, 2014

St. Peter's Church in Toronto will host a Christmas tree sale on the Markham Street lot of our church. Please consider getting your tree (or trees) from them. You would be helping St. Peter’s operating budget by purchasing your live trees from our Markham Street lot. There will be many beautiful trees available, and your purchase of a Christmas tree helps to financially support the Winter Welcome table's outreach efforts. The lot will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 24.