Event calendar

October 19, 2014

The Knights of Columbus at Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will host a blood drive in Room 12. To schedule an appointment log on to donateblood.lifesource.org; walk-ins are also welcome.

October 23, 2014

The Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will present Merton and Nouwen: Architects of 20th Century Spiritual Wisdom by Dr. Michael W. Higgins of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen are two of the 20th century's most important and articulate Christian voices. Both had a remarkable gift for communicating with others and both have left a legacy of published works that continue to have a profound impact on Christians around the world. Join Dr.

October 25, 2014

Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley will host a Harry Potter Night. There will be a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts I and II, Harry Potter-themed food and drinks, and a quidditch game on the patio.

October 26, 2014

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will welcome Father Bob Cary, CSP as gives two presentations on end of life issues in Donovan Hall Oct. 26 at noon and Oct. 28 at 9:15 a.m. Father Cary will discuss thoughts and questions about human life, medicine, and advance planning as we face illnessand death. His talk will be a soul-searching preparation for the conversation we must have with ourselves and loved ones about how we want to die. He will discuss how faith, medical realities and church teaching interact. He will include a brief review of various Illinois legal forms.

October 26, 2014

The University Catholic Center at the University of California at Los Angeles will celebrate its annual Mass on the Grass followed by a barbecue at Sunset Canyon Recreation. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other UCCers and become involved in the community.

October 26, 2014

Immaculate Conception and John XXIII University Parish in Knoxville, Tenn., will host a fundraiser dinner and extravaganza to benefit St. Francis Xavier School in Fond des Blancs, Haiti. This family-friendly cultural event and meal will be held at the Emporium on Gay Street. Music will include Americana offerings by Nancy Brennan Strange and Friends; country tunes by rising Nashville singer Lauren Crowder; and steel drum selections by Caribe Sound. An authentic Haitian dinner will finish with rum cake. Colorful t-shirts and silent auction are also planned!

October 26, 2014

Apostolist, the young adult ministry at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City, will host a Haunted Halloween party.

October 27, 2014

The St. Paul's Seniors at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will host a Fall Fest Trinkets & Treasures Sale in the parish center. Start your Christmas shopping with some great discounted gifts,  including crystal, decorative frames, designer fragrances, jewelry and women's accessories. Check out household items and a variety of hard-to-find items.

October 28, 2014

The Women Working in Community and Spirit group of St. Paul's Parish in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, will have their annual luncheon. The speaker will be Helen Emmott, author of the book, Without Regrets. Ms. Emmott’s book addresses many of the issues families face in the care giving of an elderly parent. Whether we are the “elderly parent” or one concerned about caring for a parent, this book gives valuable insight on issues that need to be discussed and resolved.

October 28, 2014

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City will host a family movie night, featuring Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in the parish center.