Around the Archdiocese

Program on the Old Testament to be offered during Lent

Father Don Springman will present “An Introduction to the Old Testament” on Wednesday evenings throughout the Lenten season beginning Feb. 29 and lasting through April 4.

The programs, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the undercroft of the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., will include topics such as “A Tour Through Genesis,” “Science versus the Bible,” “Creation Accounts: The Garden of Eden,” “Cain and Abel” and others.

Father Springman is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville and taught Scripture at Trinity High School for 27 years. He also teaches in the diaconate formation program for the archdiocese.

The programs are free and open to the public. For information, call the Cathedral at 582-2971.


Thomas Merton Black History Month Lecture scheduled


Rosanne Haggerty will give the keynote lecture at the Annual Thomas Merton Black History Month Lecture.

Haggerty is the founder of Common Ground and Community Solutions, two organizations working to eliminate homelessness. The presentation will be Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at Frazier Hall on Bellarmine University’s campus.

The event is free and open to the public.


Restaurants participate in ‘Night Out for Nativity’


Several area restaurants will donate a percentage of their lunch and/or dinner proceeds on Fat Tuesday to Nativity Academy at St. Boniface. Patrons who wish to support “Night Out for Nativity” may dine at any of the following restaurants on Feb. 21. (All patrons should inform the restaurant they are there for the event.)

Participating restaurants are: 211 Clover Lane, AP Crafters, Come Back Inn, DiOrio’s Pizza and Pub, Flanagan’s, Irish Rover, J. Harrod’s, Jazzblu, O’Shea’s, Patrick O’Shea’s, Pat’s Steakhouse, Porcini and Wick’s Pizza Parlor (Highlands, Middletown, Goose Creek, Jeffersontown and New Albany locations).


A financial aid workshop for parents to be held Feb. 27


A financial aid workshop called “How to Make Catholic Education Affordable” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. Feb. 27 at the St. Andrew Academy Parish Life Center, 7724 Columbine Drive.

The event will begin with a 30-minute overview of the financial aid process for Archdiocese of Louisville schools. Internal financial assistance at St. Andrew Academy and at Holy Cross High School will be discussed. External financial assistance from School Choice Scholarships and 4C, and the USDA free and reduced lunch program will also be reviewed.

The workshop will include hands-on assistance with completing financial aid forms from Private School Aid Services, St. Andrew Academy, Holy Cross High School and School Choice. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of completed 2011 tax forms. For information, call Anne-Marie Hogan at 935-4578, ext. 221, or Don Bowers at 447-4363, ext. 102.

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