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Announcements for Faith Briefs must be in our office by Monday, 4 p.m., prior to the intended date of publication. Due to space restrictions, publication is not guaranteed. Please post information on website: http://wfp.to/events.

 

Weekend Retreats Based on the Spiritual Exercises, presented by Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies (St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba) St. Charles Retreat Center, 323 St-Charles St., March 21 - March 23, 6 p.m. Women's Silent Retreat: March 21-23. Director: Fr. Jeffrey S. Burwell, SJ. Register: Gladys Broesky gladys_broesky@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-9165. $160.

 

Messy Church, St. Andrew's River Heights United Church, 255 Oak St, March 22, 4-7 p.m. The theme is St. Patrick's Day so wear green and bring your friends! Confirm: 204-488-1130. Free.

 

Eckankar Worship Service, Canad Inns Ft. Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., March 23, 11 a.m. Listen to a reading from the ECK writings, and discuss spiritual principles. Information: 204-233-4281 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

 

All Saints' Anglican Church Evensong, March 23, 4 p.m., corner of Broadway and Osborne.

Canticles (G. P. da Palestrina), Response (William Smith) and Anthem: Sicut Cervus (G. P. da Palestrina). Information: 204-786-4765 or allsaints.mb.ca.

 

Outlawing Jellybeans and Other Social Injustices, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres.t, March 23, 10:30 a.m. Social injustice exists in many forms in many places including here at home. Come join our youth group at our annual youth-led service as they explore with you social injustice issues both serious and frivolous.

 

Hanley Memorial Lecture Series, St. Mary's Academy & St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Alumnae Hall, St. Mary's Academy, 550 Wellington Cres. & St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, 70 Dysart Road, March 23, 7 p.m., March 24, 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Each year, this series brings to Winnipeg a prominent theologian, scripture scholar or speaker on current religious issues. From March 23-24, professor Catherine E. Clifford presents lectures on "Pope Francis and Deepening Catholic Ecumenical Commitment: Learning from Recognizing Other Christian Churches." Free admission.

 

Lenten Study Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede, 99 Turner Ave., March 24, 7 p.m. with John Wortley speaking about The Book of Common Prayer in Process. Information: 204-837-9812. Free Will offering.

 

Lenten Communion Services, St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave., every Wednesday until April 9. The Royal Canadian College of Organists presents our Lenten Organ Communion Services, Wednesdays during Lent, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. The officiating Priest will be the Rev. Jonathan Blanchard. Organists are: March 26, Joanne Epp; April 2, Thomas Packham; April 9, Russell Greene.

 

20th Annual Interfaith Model Passover Seder, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., March 27, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a special evening of interfaith and intercultural awareness featuring a visit to the Synagogue's sanctuary, an overview of this Jewish holiday's unique customs, prayers and songs,and a traditional Passover Meal in a Seder setting. Seder conducted by Rabbi Alan Green. Adults $25, children ages 12 and under $10. Registration: 204-487-9623 or wbb@bnaibrith.ca by March 20.

 

Spiritual Wisdom in Dreams, Past Lives & Soul Travel, Pembina Public Library, 2724 Pembina Hwy., March 27, 6:30 p.m. A free presentation on discovering the wisdom of dreams, understand past lives, and learn spiritual exercises to enrich your life. Register: 204-837-5915 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

 

WICCA: The Goddess philosophy, Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. at Portage Ave. (behind the Royal Bank), every Tuesday April 1 - April 8. Learn to attract love, protection and health to yourself and others. Learn to empower yourself as you awaken your inner truth and attract what you need. $15.

 

Lenten retreat St. Charles R.C.Church, 320 St.Charles St., April 5, 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Theme: Finding our everyday God. Presenter/spiritual guide Michael Radcliff. Offering $10 includes lunch and snacks. Register: Anna 204-895-2420 or Verna 204-837-8813.

 

Shaarey Zedek Kids Have Fun on Shabbat Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., April 5, 9:30 a.m. Drop your child off so you are free to daven in the main sanctuary. We will have Shabbat friendly crafts, stories, toys, games and sing Shabbat songs together!

 

Shaarey Zedek Not Your Typical Sunday School - Now with Hebrew! Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., April 6, 10 a.m. Explore Jewish customs and holidays through art, crafts, singing and story telling with Leslie Emery. Every Sunday - April 6 to June 22, 10-11 a.m. $100/$120 (siblings are 1/2 price).

 

First Mennonite Church Choir with Orchestra, under the direction of Yuri Klaz is presenting haydn\s Seven Last Words of Christ, April 18, 7 p.m., 922 Notre Dame Ave. An offering will be taken.

 

Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Sunday celebration commemoration of the Canoniation to the Sainthood Two Popes, John XXIII & John Paul II, April 27, 1 p.m. Adoration; 2 p.m. Devotion to the Divine Mercy; 2:30 p.m. Reflection upon the lives of John XXIII and John Paul II; 3 p.m. The Holy Eucharist, 541 Marion St.

 

Catholic Foundation of Manitoba 36th annual Caritas award dinner, April 30, RBC Convention Centre. Actionmarguerite, St. Joseph's Residence and Holy Family Home will be honoured. $95 at 204-233-4268, cfmb@mts.net or www.catholicfoundation.mb.ca.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 22, 2014 D15

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