Save the Date for upcoming events in the area

Plan ahead for these special dates in the area

Following are a number of opportunities in the area to learn, gain spiritual insight, and be of service during this Lenten season. Some of these may be of interest for either men or women, for a Women's Event, for a couples' night out, or for a family activity. The dates are on our parish calendar as "In the Area' entries. 

February 17 | Lenten Spirituality Day with Bishop Burbidge

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, led by Bishop Burbidge at the Avila Retreat Center. View details here

February 24 | Dinner and presentation about Fr. Augustus Tolton, first black priest in America

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM, presented by AAMEN, at the Avila Retreat Center. View details here.

March 1 | Women of the Bible Speak

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Theme: The Heart of the Cross – Mystery, Message, and Meaning. Presented by Olivia Woodford, a storyteller, theater artist and member of Biblical Storytellers Int’l., at the Avila Retreat Center. View details here.

March 20 | Annual CROP Hunger Walk (for Church World Services)

Time: Begins at 2:30 PM. This is a great multi-generational activity with a tremendous impact: raising funds to help alleviate hunger here in Durham and globally. Encourage your children, friends, relatives to join you on this 4.8 mile walk, beginning at the Duke University Chapel. Not up to walking? Then consider pledging a contribution for another Holy Cross parishioner. Deborah Hilliard and Joyce Ellis are Holy Cross contacts for this event. Watch for Holy Cross details soon. 

About this annual eventCROP Hunger Walks are the largest fund-raising events for Church World Service (CWS), which have been held annually since the 1960s. Now more than 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in CROP Hunger Walks each year. A unique aspect of CROP Hunger Walks is that Church World Service doesn’t receive all of the money raised. Up to 25% of the money donated is given to local hunger fighting agencies which include food banks and community gardens. Additionally, those sponsoring a walker can specify whether Church World Service or an alternative global hunger-fighting agency will receive the remaining 75% of the donation.

March 31-April 3 | Cursillo [Women's English-speaking]

It's Divine Mercy weekend, almost spring - a great time for a Cursillo weekend. Location: Short Journey Center, Smithfield. Questions? Ask Anna Rzewnicki or Deacon Phil Rzewnicki. View details here.

April 29-May 1 | Project Rachel Retreat Weekend

This weekend is for men and women suffering from the effects of an abortion. This retreat will be held at the Avila Retreat Center. View details there



Tags: Cursillo, Retreat, Women of the Bible speak, First black priest in America, Fr. Augustine Tolton presentation, AAMEN Dinner, Families Moving Forward, Lenten Spirituality Day, Crop Walk, Project Rachel

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