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Faith briefs for March 12

March 12, 2010
Marshall Independent

CDA spring luncheons planned

The Slayton Catholic Daughters will sponsor a luncheon each Thursday during Lent beginning Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. at St. Ann's Church Hall, Slayton. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, and homemade pie. Carryouts are available by calling 507 836-8030. March 18's luncheon features hot turkey sandwiches.

Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser Sunday in Ghent

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the St. Eloi Church basement in Ghent. The cost is $8 for 13 years and older; 12 and younger, $5. This is a St. Eloi Court 1081 Catholic Order of Forester matching fund event with proceeds going toward religious education program and tuition to Catholic schools.

Celtic Eucharist in celebration of St. Patrick, March 17

St. James Episcopal Church, 101 N. 5th St., Marshall invites the public to join with the congregation as it celebrates St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday with a Celtic Eucharist at 7 pm. The Celtic Eucharist is a candlelight service steeped in tradition using sacred word and music to provide an atmosphere of stillness and calm and a sense of all creation as holy.

In addition to being the patron saint of both Ireland and Nigeria, St. Patrick is best known for the legend of driving the snakes from Ireland and that he described the Trinity by referring to the Shamrock. He is less well known for his hatred of slavery and was outspoken against it. His own captivity as a slave gave him a keen understanding of suffering and thus he is one of the great patrons of the downtrodded and excluded.



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