Lenten retreats, days of recollection offer opportunities for spiritual growth

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Fish fry dinners return; see online list

That staple of Lent, the fish fry, is being offered by organizations and parishes around the Diocese of Peoria. With an eye toward safety, there are a mix of options this year, with guests able to dine in, as well as drive through or carry out meals. Information that has been provided to The Catholic Post can be found here. New listings will be added as they are received.

Day of recollection planned for March 19

“Redemptive Suffering and the Hope of Heaven” is the theme for a Lenten Day of Recollection planned for Saturday, March 19, by the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy Cenacle of Peoria. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria.

The speakers are Father John Verrier, pastor of St. Joseph, Brimfield, and St. James, Williamsfield, and cenacle director; Sister Faustina Thomas of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; and Father Daniel McShane, parochial vicar at St. Jude, Peoria. In addition to the talks, there will be Mass and time for the sacrament of reconciliation and eucharistic adoration.

The cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. Students may attend for $15, and there is no charge for priests and religious, although they are asked to register.

The deadline for registrations is March 11 so lunches can be ordered. No walk-in registration will be available.

Checks made payable to “Divine Mercy Cenacle of Peoria” may be sent to Paula Gottemoller, 13027 W. Parks School Road, Princeville, IL 61559. For more information, call Arlene Heinz at (309) 868-9061 or Janice Lukich at (309) 231-1814.

Weekly Lenten retreats offered by Rock Island Benedictines

Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM

People are invited to “unpack” a sense of compassion as a way of life during six weekly sessions based on “Boundless Compassion,” a book and video series developed and written by Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM. They will be held on Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, and April 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., in Davenport, Iowa.

The retreat leaders will be Jane Trasowech and Lorene Knobbe, certified “Boundless Compassion” facilitators.

The fee is $30 for the series. The book may be purchased on your own or upon registration for $19.

For more information, contact Sister Jackie Walsh, OSB, at (309) 283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.

Sisters of Providence host “The Scriptures of Lent”

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are offering a virtual program, “The Scriptures of Lent 2022,” on Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, as well as April 7, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. (CST)

Each workshop in the series will be facilitated by a preacher, teacher or Scripture scholar, and all Scripture passages will be provided prior to each session.

The cost is $5 per session or $25 for the series. The registration deadline is Feb. 28 or three days prior to each session.

Register online at events.sistersofprovidence.org, by calling (812) 535-2952, or by sending email to provctr@spsmw.org.

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