LOCAL EVENTS St. Anthony Spirituality Center Norbertine Center for Spirituality The St. Anthony Spirituality Center in Marathon; visit ww.sarcenter.com for complete list of events or to register. Contact 715-443-2236 or [email protected] Marty Pable Series: November 15, 2014—Takashi Nagai: Doctor and Survivor of the Atomic Bomb; We will share the inspiring story of this Japanese man who converted from Buddhism to Catholicism through his study of history. He went on to marry and practice medicine, well known for both his expertise and his compassion for the sick in Nagasaki. When the atomic bomb destroyed the city, he led rescue operations even though he was wounded. Later he became a strong advocate for peace and banning of nuclear weapons. Cost: $55; 10 am to 3 pm with Noon meal included 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115 920.337.4315 [email protected] www.norbertines.org Hearts Wide Open Be inspired to live like Pope Francis! Attend “Hearts Wide Open” Nov. 17–19, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, a Mission with Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries. Come learn to live out the social mission of the Church based on the Gospel message of Jesus. ALL ARE INVITED to the 7:00 pm evening talks each day of the mission: AN ABUNDANT LOVE, AN ABUNDANT LIFE, & AN ABUNDANT MISSION. Following each talk will be a reception and social justice ministry fair. Brewfest 2014 Friday, Oct 17 at Holiday Inn Riverwalk, Neenah This enjoyable event is St. Gabriel Elementary School’s single largest fundraiser of the year. You can look forward to: Over 30 different brews; selections from four WI breweries and two local home-brewing clubs; appetizers, pizza, desserts, and other fare; a silent auction of gift baskets; numerous drawings and raffles for prizes throughout the night; live jazz music by the Mike Kubicki Trio; and a Safe Ride program! Tickets: $25 in advance (for sale at St. Gabriel school office or Cellers Wines & Spirits) $30 at the door $15 for Designated Driver (full access to all food and nonalcoholic beverages) Marriage Encounter Weekends Looking for a weekend away, for just the two of you? A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers you this experience. It's a time to renew your relationship, away from the everyday distraction of life. It’s an opportunity to strengthen your communication and promote greater intimacy in your life together. Even if you feel you don't need a Marriage Encounter Weekend, you DESERVE one. “Discover Each Other Again”, more deeply, honestly and warmly. The Fall/Winter weekend schedule includes November 7-9 at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere, and February 6-8 is also at the Norbertine Center. For more information, contact Sue & Dennis Amtmann, (920) 544-5166 or visit the website at www.gbme.org. Pope Francis and the Francis Effect: From Admiration to Imitation With his energetic style and unique pastoral vantage point, Pope Francis is popular within and outside the Church, but he also challenges us as Christian disciples. How do we move from admiration of him and his “style” to imitation? That’s the key question this presentation seeks to explore! Thursday, October 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m; Presenter: Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem; Cost: Free will offering (suggested donation $5); Registration appreciated The Conrad J. Kratz, O. Praem., Abbey Lecture Series – Enkindling Hope: A Calling of the Church in an Age of Soft Despair Christianity is quintessentially a religion of hope because it exultantly proclaims that in God we meet a love that no darkness or evil can ever defeat, a love so faithfully resilient that it never dies. And yet, of the three theological virtues, hope is the most neglected and overlooked. This presentation will address the meaning and preciousness of hope, things that threaten hope, what hope asks of us, and why we should never hope for anything less than what God’s love desires for us. Thursday, October 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m., with reception to follow; Presenter: Dr. Paul Wadell, Professor of Religious Studies, St. Norbert College; Cost: Free will offering (suggested donation $5); Registration required by October 27 A Day for Women Saturday, Nov 1—”Jesus, the Gift that Keeps on Giving” Women, take some time to nourish yourself before the start of the hectic holiday season. The Appleton Catholic Parishes invite you to join us for a special day from 10 am to 4 pm at St. Mary Parish Center, Appleton. Our speaker and guide for the day will be Anne Trufant, mother of seven, wife, musician, and composer. She founded and directed a home for unwed mothers in Louisiana and worked in partnership with Mother Teresa. She and her husband David own and direct camps for boys and girls from challenging backgrounds in North Carolina and they have developed a non-profit mission that helps change lives in war torn areas of Africa. Anne interweaves music and humor into everyday life experiences that bring faith to life. Download a registration form at www.appletoncatholics.com. A lunch will be served, plus door prizes and a going away gift bag. Register by Oct 29. For questions, call Carol at 739-5119. Fall Festival Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Holy Rosary Parish, New Holstein Come enjoy a Family Style Chicken & Ham Dinner, serving from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Plus: Crafts, Raffles, Pumpkin Patch! Carryouts Available.
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