A “Caring and Sharing” session for those who are divorced, separated or widowed will be held on Monday, March 26, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Convent Building, 1945 Portage Trail. Marlene Maruna, a Licensed Independent Social Worker, will facilitate this session. This event is open at no charge to people of all faiths. For information call Frank 330-801-0527 or Sharon 330-612-3635.
~ A spiritual Lenten pilgrimage is being offered for an uplifting experience to St. Hedwig’s Museum of Divine Statues in Cleveland on Tuesday, March 27, 2012! A chartered bus will go to Visitation of Mary. The cost is only $35 per person which includes the bus trip AND the museum tour. For more info, call the rectory at 330.535.4141, ext. 12.
~ The Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries in collaboration with the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union will be hosting a Financial Workshop on Pre-planning on March 27th at 6:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron. They will discuss the growing trend where more children and other loved ones are being left with the expense of funeral and burials, how families can effectively pre-plan so that they are not passing this expense on to their loved ones and in turn they can ensure their wishes are being carried out.
~ Concert of Sacred Music, “At the Name of Jesus” on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel on JCU’s campus. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 216-397-4558.
~ Grounds for Faith – The next discussion titled “Conflict in the Holy Land: What is it all About?” on Friday April 13. Grounds for Faith is open to anyone single or married in their 20’s 30’s and 40’s. We meet at Guardian Angels Parish 1676 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. Copley. Doors open at 7:00 and the speaker will begin at 7:30. Please contact Jennifer Sullivan at 330-753-6265 with questions or if you would like to receive a monthly email about young adult events in the diocese. If you would like to take advantage of the free on-site babysitting please RSVP by Monday April 9.
~ Maura A. Ryan will speak at the First Friday Club Luncheon at noon Friday, April 13 at the University of Akron Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill, Akron, 44304. The presentation will be on the topic “A Just Health Care: A View From Catholic Social Thought.” The cost of the luncheon is $15.00; the doors open at 11:15 AM. For additional information call 330-535-7668 or visit www.firstfridayclubofgreaterakron.org.
~ Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 19th and come join us for a power-packed evening with famed coach Gerry Faust as shares his adventures and insights at Community Pregnancy Center’s 2012 Night for Life! The evening will also include dinner and auction/raffle. Seating is limited, so call Diane now for your invitation at 330-825-1900. This event is a fundraiser for Community pregnancy Center outreach program to support mothers and their unborn children.
~ This Easter sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend and let God enrich your sacrament. Attend the April 20-22 Marriage Encounter weekend at the Quality Inn in Youngstown. For information call 330-305-9963.
~ Come and See a Retreat for men between 17-40 years of age, offering the opportunity to
experience life at the seminary will be held April 20-22.
For more information call 440-943-7631
~ St. Anthony’s School PTU will be having Cultivating Minds and Hearts Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction April 28, 2012 at Thomastown Party Centre. Tickets are $100.00 and include two dinners, open bar, and one chance for the grand prize $2,500.00. Contact Lisa Jurkowski at 330-906-7100 if you are interested.