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Cancer Support Outreach

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena
Cost: Free
Details: Meeting every first Thursday of the month, the Cancer Support Outreach engages those who are living with cancer and those who love them in a supportive, faith-based environment. For more information, contact Fr. Jonah Pollock, OP, Assistant Director of Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry at (212) 988-8300, ext. 182 or by email at frjonah@stcatherinenyc.org today! All are welcome!


How to Interpret the Bible: From Augustine to Bergoglio

When: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Wallace Hall, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Cost: Free
Details: This lecture will consider different approaches to the Bible, their pluses and minuses, and will ask what makes for good and right interpretation of Biblical texts. To accomplish this, we will employ Jesuit Fr. John W. O’Malley’s understanding of culture as presented in his book, Four Cultures of the West.

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Mass for the Feast of St. Margaret of Castello

When: Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: St. Vincent Ferrer Church
Details: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated to honor Blessed Margaret of Castello. Blessed Margaret (1287-1320)was born a hunchback, midget, blind and lame. When she was age 6, her parents walled her up beside a chapel. After 14 years of imprisonment, her parents took her to a shrine to pray for a cure. When no cure was forthcoming, they abandoned her. She became a lay Dominican and spent the rest of her life in prayer and works of mercy. Her body is incorrupt.

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The Family as "The Way of the Lord" in this World

When: Monday, May 12
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Church of St. Thomas More
Cost: Free will offering
Details: Pope Francis dedicated his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family – generally celebrated the Sunday following Christmas – to calling on all to consider Jesus’ own family as an example for families everywhere: “God wanted to be born in a human family; he wanted to have a mother and a father, like us,” he explained. “It’s an example that does much good for our families, helping them to become ever more a community of love and reconciliation, in which one experiences tenderness, mutual help and mutual forgiveness.” On Monday, May 12, 2014 - as part of the MORE Hot Topics program at the Church of St. Thomas More, Reverend Justin Wylie will talk about the Family, a most timely topic. In February 2014 the Consistory of the Cardinals reflected on the family. The next Synod of Bishops October 5 to 19, 2014 will be on the theme of “The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelization”, and from September 22 to 27, 2015, Philadelphia will host the 8th World Meeting of Families, an event which is expected to draw a global audience. Reverend Justin Wylie is a South African priest serving as Holy See negotiator at the United Nations. A jurist trained in South Africa and at the University of Notre Dame, he formerly worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the Yugoslavia War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague and in the Office of the Attorney-General in South Africa. Reverend Wylie, who trained for the priesthood at the Capranica College in Rome, holds a License in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

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A Presentation on the Spirituality of Sacred Icons

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, Holy Name Church
Cost: No charge, but Free Will Offering for Reception
Details: Br.Michael Reyes, OFM will provide a brief history and background of sacred icons, the materials and processes used to create them, and their visual and spiritual language. He will also present a pastoral reflection on an Icon he has completed, "Sophia-the Word of God." Br. Michael was born in the Philippines, currently studies theology at Catholic U. in Washington, DC and will be professing solemn vows as a Franciscan friar on August 23 at St. Frnacis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street.


Maryknoll Speakers Series

When: Sunday, May 18
Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Maryknoll Mission Center
Cost: Free
Details: Christiana Z. Peppard, Ph.D., will speak about "Just Water: Making Water Visible in Theology and Ethics" on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the spring Maryknoll Speakers Series. Referencing her recently published book, Just Water, Dr. Peppard will explore major aspects of the global fresh water crisis, identify key resources within Catholic Social Teaching for considering these global quandaries, and explore the opportunities and challenges in terms of personal and structural action to ameliorate the worst of fresh water's unevenly distributed burdens. Dr. Peppard’s presentation will be held at the Maryknoll Mission Center at 55 Ryder Road in Ossining. Presented by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the series is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by email (MaryknollSpeakersSeries@maryknoll.org), or by calling 914-941-7636 extension 2445. Additional information and directions can be found at www.maryknollsociety.org.


Buffalo's Got Sisters Convent Crawl

When: May 23 - 24, 2014
Time: 6pm May 23 - 7pm May 24, 2014
Where: Sisters of Social Service
Cost: Free
Details: Buffalo's Got Sisters Convent Crawl. May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm to May 24, 2014 at 7:00pm.

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