Coat Closet needs donations
The Schuyler Ministerial Association is again collecting winter clothing for people in need.
New and gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for all ages are being received at collection boxes in area churches through Dec. 15.
The Coat Closet will be hosted again this year by La Iglesia Principe de Paz and Christ United Methodist Church at 1922 Colfax St. in Schuyler. It’s open to anyone in need of warm clothing, as long as donations last, through Jan. 31. Hours are 9-11 a.m. Mondays, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. Fridays.
St. Benedict hosting events
The public is invited to St. Benedict Center to view Nativity scenes from around the world, including the Holy Land, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe. The Nativity display will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 17 and Jan. 2–5. There is no admission fee.
God Calls! A Discernment Retreat for Women is scheduled for Jan. 19-21. Teresa Monaghen, Sr. Inviolata Mukhaabi, Fr. Thomas Leitner and their team of consecrated and lay women will help attendees draw closer to God and participants will be introduced to life-giving spiritual tools. Scholarships are available.
Men’s Retreat: Spiritual Exercises for Discipleship is scheduled for Jan. 26-28. This weekend for men will introduce attendees to many practical tools for living as Jesus’ disciples. Br. August Schaefer, Deacon Duane Karmazin, Fr. Thomas Leitner and Teresa Monaghen will present various aspects of discernment. The schedule will include brief conferences, silence, Mass, Confession, fellowship, and spiritual direction. It's open to all ages and scholarships are available.
Walking the Lenten Journey with Scripture and Benedictine Values is a one-day retreat scheduled for Feb. 3 with Brother Tobias Dammert. This day will include shared lectio divina with selected Scripture passages, time for silent reflection and exploration of Benedictine values regarding the observance of Lent, God’s mercy, the community of brothers and sisters, silence and celebration. Program fee is $30. Lunch is available at the center for $10.50.
For more information on these events, call 402-352-8819 or visit www.christthekingpriory.com.