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Jarecki speaking at holy hour

COLUMBUS -- Renee Jarecki will speak at holy hour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus.

Jarecki, who grew up in Platte Center, will discuss her vocation to the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates. The monthly holy hour for vocations includes singing, community prayer and silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Retreat for married couples

SCHUYLER -- The Foundational Intimacy: Eucharist as a Model for Marriage is a retreat scheduled for Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at St. Benedict Center with EWTN and Spirit Catholic Radio presenters Jim and Maureen Otremba from Minnesota.

In this retreat, married couples are invited to explore parts of the liturgy including gathering, repentance, breaking open the word and partaking of the very body and blood of Christ. The weekend will include talks, personal and couple reflection time, Mass and Reconciliation.

For more information, call 402-352-8819 or visit

Bazaar at Divine Mercy Parish

SCHUYLER -- Divine Mercy Parish will hold its annual roast pork and Polish sausage dinner and bazaar from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary’s Social Center, 320 W. 10th St., in Schuyler.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-11 and free for kids 5 and younger. Other activities include a raffle, silent auction, cakewalk, country store, games and hot dog stand. A Polka Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Parish festival in Clarkson

CLARKSON -- SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church will hold a Parish Fall Fest on Sept. 24.

The day starts with a Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 120 Cherry St.

Minute steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit salad, rolls and desserts will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Hall, 420 Cherry St. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger.

There will also be bingo, a raffle, country store, bottle bonanza, games for the children and silent auction. A giant auction will begin at 1:30 p.m., including two $100 giveaways to auction bidders.

Retreat focuses on saints' lives

SCHUYLER -- A weekend retreat entitled “Saints Come in Clusters: St. Dominic, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati and St. John Paul II” will be held Sept. 22-24 at St. Benedict Center.

The retreat will highlight these saints, their secrets for holy lives and how they influenced each other to sainthood. The retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and ends after lunch on Sept. 24.

Register by calling 402-352-8819 or visiting


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