Around the Archdiocese

St. Anthony Center to hold
‘Celebration Breakfast’ March 2

The St. Anthony Community Outreach Center will host its “West End Outreach Celebration Breakfast 2012” from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 2.
The event will be held at the community outreach center at 2234 W. Market St.
As part of the breakfast and celebration, the children of the St. Anthony Center will perform and there also will be a fashion show of clothing made by youth at the center.
The breakfast is one of the primary annual fundraising events for the St. Anthony Center. Tickets are $10 per person, or a table of eight can be sponsored for $100. Also available are sponsorship levels of $250, $500 and $1,000. The St. Anthony Community Outreach Center is a non-profit organization.
Tours of the center will also be available.

Region V parishes will host
a Lenten women’s retreat

Region V parishes will host a “Lenten Women’s Retreat” March 4th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2119 Payne St. The theme of the Retreat is “Emptying Your Cup: Finding Peace through Letting Go.”
The three-hour retreat, led by Benedictine Sister Paula Hagen, is designed to provide retreatants with sacred time and space for quiet reflection, prayer rituals and discussion.
Women of all ages are welcome. The $15 cost includes brunch at 12:45 p.m. Registration is due by Feb. 27. For more information and registration, contact Sister Mary Jo Gramig by email at srmjgramig@aol.com or call 896-8401, ext. 17. Region parishes hosting the retreat are St. Frances of Rome, St. Joseph, St. Leonard, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Spirit and St. Martin of Tours.

Annual ‘Black History Lecture’
to be held at Saint Meinrad

Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will deliver the annual Black History Lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology at 7 p.m. CST Feb. 28.
The lecture is titled “The History and Sanctity of Father Augustus Tolton” and will be presented in the gallery on the Saint Meinrad campus in St. Meinrad,?Ind. Father Tolton, the subject of the lecture, was born into slavery in 1854 and became the first American diocesan priest of African descent. The cause for his sainthood was introduced in 2010 by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Bishop Perry is the diocesan postulator for Father Tolton’s sainthood cause. He has served as an auxiliary bishop since 1998. He is vice president of the board of the Black Catholic Congress and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on African American Catholics.

World Day of Prayer services set

More than two dozen services observing the ecumenical World Day of Prayer coordinated by Christian women around the world will be conducted throughout Louisville on March 2 and 3.
This year’s theme, “Let Justice Prevail,” was chosen by the Christian women of Malaysia. Catholic churches are taking part in or hosting several services.
On March 2, services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Leonard Church, 440 Zorn Ave., and Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road. At 11 a.m., services will be held at SS. Simon and Jude Church, 4335 Hazelwood Ave., and at Mary Queen of Peace Church’s Cane Run Road campus, 4205 Cane Run Road.
On March 3, a service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 3042 Hikes Lane.
Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each service, and services will be followed by food and fellowship. Canned goods also will be collected for Dare to Care.

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