By Mary Wolk
Special to The Message
On Saturday March 7, Holy Rosary Parish in Evansville will host its popular Faith Day program, featuring a keynote speaker and breakout sessions centered on a single theme. This year’s Faith Day encourages us to “Imagine a World… Where HOPE Abounds.”
After a welcome and opening prayer, keynote speaker Father Guerric DeBona will encourage us to imagine, in these troubled and divisive times, a world of hope and unity. Father DeBona will discuss the tools we, the Christian faithful, have available to us to help broaden our vision while still focusing our “inner compass” on the Lord and strengthening our relationship to him.
Following the keynote and a short break, participants will choose one of three breakout sessions: “Imagine: Caring for Our Common Home,” presented by Benedictine Jane Michelle McClure; “Imagine: Respect and Value Given to Every Life,” led by Benedictine Sister Jenny Miller; or Imagine: Family as Vocation offered by Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adults Steve Dabrowski.
After another short break, participants will have three more options. “Imagine: The Eucharist as the Center of All We Say and Do” will be presented by Father Jeremy King, and “Imagine: Fully Human, Fully Alive!” will be offered by Mary Kaye Falcony, Coordinator of Programs and Resources for the Diocesan Office of Catechesis. In a panel discussion led by Dr. Peter Rosario, Holy Rosary parishioners Rita Durnin, Tim Gelhausen, Rich Klein, C.J. Regin and Leon Weber will share their experiences as they “Imagine: Finding Real Purpose and Joy in the Second Half of Life.” Faith Day will conclude with reflection and a closing prayer, and will end by 12:30 p.m. Central Time.
You may register for Faith Day on the parish website at www.hrparish.org or by calling the parish office at 812-477-8923. Pre-registration is encouraged, particularly if child care is needed, but walk-ins are welcome. Registration will open in the new church atrium at 8:15 am and Faith Day activities will begin in the church at 9:00 am. There is no charge for Faith Day, but a free will offering will be taken.