Event calendar

April 25, 2015

Dancing through the Decades: Sock Hop to Hip Hop is the theme of this year's auction and dinner fundraiser at the Paulist Center in Boston. Sign up to volunteer, donate an item, and/or become a sponsor: Auction_2015_Online_Volunteer/Sponsor_Sign_Up_Form. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

April 26, 2015

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles will host a multicultural luncheon. An afteroon of food, friends and music! Bring your favorite cultural dish to share with others! Sign up to bring an entree, side, salad or dessert to feed at least five people. RSVP to Irene Holly, iholly@sp-apostle.org.

April 26, 2015

St. Paul the Apostle parish in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, will host a Spring Fiesta in the Finn Family Life Center. Enchiladas, chips and salsa will be provided; needed are rice, beans, salad, guacamole and desserts. Entertainment will be by the Bluebonnet Chorale. Seating is limited to 200.

April 27, 2015

The Paulist Center in Boston will welcome back Father Frank Desiderio, CSP, former director and now first consultor of the Paulist Fathers for a talk titled, "The Church of Mercy: The Life and Thought of Pope Francis."

April 28, 2015

The Classic Fiction Book Club at the Churcho of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will host a discussion of "The Cana Mystery" by Davic Beckett in the parish center. A more contemporary Catholic novel which surrounds finding the lost jars of Cana-the very jars that Jesus used at the wedding at Cana-and a puzzle to be solved. Are the jars authentic, and is there a prophecy somehow hidden in them? Book available in the welcomecenter. RSVP welcomecenter@stpaultheapostle.org 

May 1, 2015

St. John XXIII University Parish at the University of Knoxville in Tennessee will host a parishioner appreciation dinner. This catered affair is for all volunteers including lectors, eucharistic ministers, Sunday School teachers, nursery workers, Sunday Supper volunteers, VolAwakening workers, and anyone who volunteers. Registration is a must, call the parish office at 523-7931.

May 2, 2015

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will be hosting its 11th Annual Spring Gala in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m.; dinner, live auction and dancing begin at 7:30 p.m. $175 per person; all proceeds benefit the children of Old St. Mary's. To purchase tickets or make a donation visit osmsch.ejoinme.org/tickets.

May 12, 2015

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles is hosting a 3-part class on Mary (May 12, 19 and 26). What Does the Catholic Church Say About Mary? May is the month of Mary in the Catholic Church. What does this mean? Popular speaker, presenter and parishioner Silas Henderson will offer a series of classes on the role of Mary in the Catholic Church. Topics of discussion include Mary in Scripture, Mary in Church teachings, and Mary in the celebrations of the Church. A $10 suggested donation is requested.

June 14-19, 2015

St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY, will host a Come Apart For A While retreat with Father Vinny McKiernan, CSP. Join Father McKiernan for five days of reflective silence. With Father McKiernan as your director and guide, extended silence offers the opportunity to pray deeply, and to come to a new appreciation for simplicity and mindfulness. $500 all inclusive. Visit stmaryslakegeorge.com for registration and additional information.

June 14-19, 2015

St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY, will host a "Praying Your Life Retreat" with Father Vinny McKiernan, CSP. Join Father McKiernan for a five-day inner journey, reflecting on the role of prayer in the Christian life. This retreat offers times for centering prayer, Eucharist, and group conferences. $500 all inclusive; visit stmaryslakegeorge.com for registration and additional information.