Event calendar

September 20, 2014

St. Paul/St. John’s Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Paul's Parish in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, will host its annual Friends of the Poor Walk beginning at Johnson Park Pavilion 3 in Marble Falls. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to support direct services to individuals who have emergency needs such as food, shelter, clothing, utility assistance, medical assistance, transportation, and other individual needs identified through face-to-face interactions with Vincentians.

September 20, 2014

The St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus will host the Newman Promise Kick-Off Pot Luck Picnic in the garden on the east side of the Newman Center. This is a celebration picnic to recognize the entire Newman Center community and to kick-off the Newman Promise Annual Stewardship Drive! A Catholic comedian will entertain the crowd, plus music, games and a raffle with some extra-special prizes!

September 21, 2014

Old St. Mary's Cathedral-Holy Family Chinese Mission in San Francisco will celebrate a Parish Unity Mass for Catechetical Sunday and commissioning of liturgical ministers. The bilingual Parish Unity Masses are designed to bring together as many parishioners and students from our school together to celebrate as one faith community. These liturgies are in English and Chinese since we are a multicultural parish. All parishioners and visitors are always welcome to join us on these special Sundays. Note: There will be no 10:15 a.m. Chinese Mass.

September 21, 2014

The Newman Forum at the NewmanHall-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley will discuss "Revolution in Church Teaching:  The Vatican II Decree on the Jews" with John Connelly, PhD. Catholic teaching is often portrayed as unchanging and eternally true.  Yet within the last century, the Church made a remarkable turnaround in its teaching on salvation:  it was available even to people who did not enter the Catholic Church.

September 23, 2014

The Great Classic Catholic Fiction Book Club at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will discuss The Canterbury Tales with Father James DiLuzio, CSP. The Canterbury Tales is among the earliest of the great narrative poems written in the English language. Its author, Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340-1400), penned his masterpiece in a vernacular that was the standard dialect in the southeast of England during his lifetime--a language of rich vitality, but also very different from the English we speak today.

September 24, 2014

St. Austin Church in Austin, Texas, will present session four of the Faith in Catholics series. Faith in Catholics is an introductory series that provides an overview of the foundational beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith. It can be an update of your religious understandings, expressed on an adult level. It can offer a fresh perspective on the Catholic Church and its teachings. There is no pre-registration required. The topic on Sept. 24 will be Moral Decision Making with Michael Flahive.

September 25, 2014

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will begin its Landings program. Landings invites Catholics who have grown away from Church to get reconnected. Meet as a small group to re-explore our Catholic faith and beliefs in a gentle, understanding and respectful environment.  Listening to others and reflecting are key elements as all seek to find deeper insight into their personal faith and often peace and reconciliation in the process. Email landings@oldstmarys.com for more information.

September 26-28, 2014

The Paulist Center in Boston will host a young adult retreat at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Mass. For more information contact youngadultspcc@gmail.com.

September 27-28, 2014

St. Peter's Church in Toronto is hosting the annual Fall Fair. It's part flea market, part hidden treasure hunt, and big part food festival! St. Peter's is a multicultural parish and the foods on offer come from our amazing Italian, Portuguese, Filipino, Korean and German parishioners. Take a chance and be lucky enough to win Leaf tickets, original artwork or theatre tickets in the amazing raffle.

September 28, 2014

The Newman Forum at the NewmanHall-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley will discuss "How the Council of Jerusalem in Luke/Acts Illuminates the Church in Our Time" with Sally Vance-Trembath, PhD. Christianity has gone through three signal periods since the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.  Vatican II marked the beginning of the third period.  Paul was the great theologian of the first, Aquinas of the second, and Karl Rahner of the third.