Religion briefs

First Posted: 2/24/2015


Magnificat breakfast scheduled

The Catholic women’s group Magnificat, Our Lady of Consolation Lima Chapter, will hold a breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon March 7 at Old Barn Out Back. Guest speaker is Sabina Brown, of Huron, who will share her story of finding God in her native India. Reservations are due March 4 at 419-339-5575.


Pilgrimage to Philadelphia planned

Two different pilgrimages are being offered through the Diocese of Toledo in September. There is an eight-day option from Sept. 21 to 28 which costs $1,100 and includes the World Meeting of Families events and the Papal events. The second option from Sept. 24 to 28 costs $700 and includes only the Papal events. Partial scholarships are available to one family from each of the 15 deaneries that make up the Diocese of Toledo. For details, call 419-244-6711, ext. 715, or visit and family.


Hagee to speak in Botkins

The Rev. Matthew Hagee will be speaking at 7 p.m. April 1 at Only Believe Ministries, 13815 Botkins Road. Hagee is the pastor of the 19,000 member church, Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and he also ministers on television with his father, the Rev. John Hagee. For details, call 937-693-3554 or visit

Evening of Art scheduled

The Petersburg Parishes will be hosting a Wine & Canvas event from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7 at the Palazzo, 309 S. Main St. Participants will complete a painting following step by step instructions. The cost of the event is $40 and includes canvas, supplies for painting, one glass of wine and appetizers. The proceeds from the event will go to the Father Lawrence Tebbe Memorial Fund to construct and stock community ponds in the developing world. Those who would like to attend can register by visiting the St. Joseph Catholic Church office, 309 Perry St., Wapakoneta, or by calling 419-738-2115.


Violinist to raise awareness

Allison Boyt will be giving a violin performance at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 209 W. North St. The violinist, a vasculitis patient, travels throughout the United States performing and raising awareness about vasculitis and raising support for the Vasculitis Foundation. Vasculitis is a group of diseases that cause inflammation to blood vessels. For details, call 419-227-1961.


Church hosting season of Lent concerts

There will be a 35 to 45 minute Lenten Vespers concert held at 5 p.m. on the three Sundays before Easter at First Presbyterian Church of Van Wert, 300 S. Washington St., with a dinner following. Amy and Patrick Fata, a well-known traveling vocalist and pianist, will be featured March 15. Martha Livsy-Barker, violinist, and David Van Tilburg, pianist will be performing March 22. Marlene Schleiffer, oboist, will be featured March 29. The entire community is welcome to these free events. For details, call 419-238-3670.


Lost and Found to perform

The band Lost and Found will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ottawa-Glandorf High School auditorium, 630 Glendale Ave., as part of its 2015 Farewell Concert Tour. The group, winners of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with their song “Rise Up!” have been playing together for over 30 years. New Creation Lutheran Church, Ottawa, is hosting the concert. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For tickets or details, call 419-523-6250.


Fertility seminar to be held

There will be a Diocese of Toledo Fertility Seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 750 Bright Road. The Diocese of Toledo Office of Marriage and Family Life with the Couple to Couple League are sponsoring the event, which focuses on learning and discussion with leading authors, experts and clergy on the topics of fertility, infertility, miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome, premenstrual syndrome and other gynecological issues. Cost of the seminar is $10 in advance or $15 at the door for adults, $5 for high school students and free to clergy and religious orders. Lunch is included in the cost of the event. For details, call 419-244-6711, ext. 715.

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