In memory of those lost to suicide. Those who have experienced the loss of someone to suicide are invited to celebrate their loved one’s at a Mass of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Francis of Assisi, 1901 N.W. 18, OKC. Contact (405) 528-0485.
Depart from St. John, Edmond, at 8 a.m. Sept. 15, to St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, for a Day of Reflection. After 9 a.m. Mass, Br. Damien Whalen, O.S.B., will speak about a practical approach to contemplation during his talk “Made in God’s Image: Called to Union with God.” Participants attend midday prayer prior to lunch. Another session follows lunch with Eucharistic Adoration, then guided tour of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum. Dinner follows at the Benedict Street Market. Return to Edmond at around 7:30 p.m. Cost $100/pp. Call (405) 340-0691, Ext. 109.
Holy Spirit, 1100 N. Sara Rd., Mustang, will host its fourth annual Oktoberfest and auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Reservations $40. Variety of food, beer and wine available at this adults-only event. Entertainment includes games with prizes, music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds support the construction of the new church. For tickets visit www.holyspiritmustang.org or call (405) 376-9435.
Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption will host their 11th annual Angels of Destiny fundraiser 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Funds raised at the event will fund free services the agency provides to expectant parents, adoptive and foster families and children. Tickets $125 for individual; $200 for couple. Includes dinner. Keynote speaker is Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ” and Luke in “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”
Did you know you can help save a life? Catholic Charities encourages parishioners to participate in mental health awareness training. QPR is a free one-hour suicide prevention training that provides three simple steps to reach someone who may be feeling hopeless. Professional counseling also is available. Contact St. Joseph Counseling Center at (405) 524-0969.
To learn how to pray in-the-midst of daily life and to live more mindful of God’s love, care and guidance, consider the Retreat in Daily Life. Call with questions or to register July 1 – Aug. 31: Nancy Vargas, (405) 760-4640 or Danna Schweitzer, (405) 263-4472. The Retreat in Daily Life is a ministry of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
The Santa Fe Family Life Center’s pool season begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. The pool offers lap swimming, swim lessons, flexible hours and great fellowship. A family membership is $300 for the summer; individual membership $200. Knights’ families can enjoy the pool and fitness club benefits for $29.95 per month. Call (405) 840-1817 or visit 6300 N. Santa Fe Ave. Visit www.sfflc.com for more information.
Saint Ann Retirement Center has openings in their assisted living community. One bed apartments on the second floor. Cost includes all meals, daily Mass, transportation, medication administration, bathing and dressing assistance, reminders, escort to meals, activities and much more. Contact Richard Amend at (405) 721-0747 about a move-in special.