Event calendar

April 22, 2014

Father Greg Appaarcel, rector of the Church of Santa Susanna in Rome, will lead an Easter Week walking tour titled, "The Pantheon and the churches beyond." The tour includes Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Sant'Eustachio, Santa Maria in Campo Marzio, San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant'Agostino and Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi. Meet at Santa Susanna at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, write to Father Greg at frgreg@santasusanna.org. These tours involve a great deal of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

April 25-26, 2014

The Catholic Information Center is one of eight neighborhood churches in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., that is participating in, "Who is my neighbor?" – an ecumenical conference and art exhibit. Church professionals, priests, students, theologians, religious communities, artists, worship planners, community leaders, art enthusiasts, art collectors and all creative thinkers are invited to explore, "Who is my neighbor?" Find out more at www.eyekons.com/Who_Is_My_Neighbor.

April 26, 2014

Old St. Mary's Cathedral's own Father Terry Ryan, CSP, will lead a morning workshop (9 a.m.- noon) about Richard Rolle (1300-1349) a comtemporary of Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, The Cloud of Unknowing, and in Germany, Meister Eckhart. Rolle, a non-monastic layperson, advocated spiritual sweetness in contemplation. The feelings of joy and sweetness could not be merited, but were a gift. His focus on feelings were counter to The Cloud, Eckhart and Hilton. He was anti-intellectual with an aversion to abstract speculation.

April 26-27, 2014

The University Catholic Center at the University of California at Los Angeles is putting together its own Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Fight back against cancer by joining the UCC's Relay for Life team “Catholics Against Cancer”! Walk with us and help work to find a cure for the disease that never sleeps. Register at www.RelayForLife.org/UCLAca.

April 26, 2014

"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" is the theme of the 34th Paulist Center Goods and Services Auction. See upcoming bulletins and the website for donation and volunteer information. If you wish to be involved as a volunteer, especially in the kitchen or serving the meal the day/night of, please contact Patty Simpson at 617-948-2428 or pattypcc@aol.com.

April 26, 2014

The Paulist Center in Boston will host its 34th Annual Paulist Center Auction, with auctioneer Father Frank Desiderio, CSP, director of the center. Prizes include goods, services, dinners, and time at vacation homes! Grand prize raffle is two round trip airline tickets on Delta in the continental U.S. Tickets for the auction are $35 in advance, $40 the week of or at the door and include a delicious dinner served family style. For more information, email: paulistcenterauction@gmail.com

April 26, 2014

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will host a benefit concert for Typhoon Hayian in the Philippines. Enjoy an evening with a distinguished choice of some of the loveliest examples of classican and romantic music.

April 27, 2014

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will host, "Arttrek: Object of Devotion." The Museum of Biblical Art (MoBiA), is hosting an exhibition of 60 exquisite religious sculptures from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Such objects were in demand all across Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. Subjects such as the life of Mary, the Passion of Christ and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were carved from the fine-grained alabaster of the English Midlands for the private chapels of merchants and nobles.

April 27, 2014

St. Paul's Parish in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, will host a Sprig Parish Potluck Party! Meat, drinks and entertainment will be provided by the parish. Potluck items to share will be provided by parishioners –  appetizers, veggies, salads and desserts. Sign-up sheets are the church entryways. Please include the number in your party and what type of dish you will provide.

April 28, 2014

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will celebrate Poetry Month with free poetry reading with Nina Carey Tassi and Angela Alaimo O'Donnell. Nina Carey Tassi is currently working on a new collection of poetry, "Spirit Ascending." Angela Alaimo O'Donnell teaches English, Creative Writing, and American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. Her most recent book of poems is "Waking My Mother." The event is sponsored by Poets@StPaul's, a writing collective that gathers monthly at the Church of St.