Traverse City Record-Eagle

Body & Soul

March 30, 2013

In Brief: 03/30/2013

Health and wellness

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library will sponsor a “Health and Wellness” series during April that will focus on aging issues.

The programs will be held at noon Wednesdays at the library, 247 S. Cedar. Topics are “Aging with Dignity: The 5 Wishes” April 3; “Stroke Prevention” April 10; “Green Funerals” April 17; and “Hospice Care” April 24.

There is no charge and the public is invited. For details, call the library, 258-9411.


‘Under Cover’ series

TRAVERSE CITY — Father’s House will sponsor John Bevere’s “Under Cover” series for individuals seeking a more intimate relationship with God.

The series will meet at 7 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 6.

For details, directions and registration, call 421-5672.

Divine Mercy Sunday

GAYLORD — Divine Mercy Sunday, a day of thanksgiving for God’s goodness in the Easter mystery, will be observed on Sunday, April 7.

Sister Maria Faustina Kowalski, a sister of Our Lady of Mercy, at a convent in Plock, Poland, received a vision of Jesus on Feb. 22, 1931. He directed her to have the appearance of himself as the merciful Savior painted and venerated publicly and blessed on the first Sunday after Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday was named a feast day of the Catholic Church by Blessed John Paul II in 2000 at the canonization of St. Faustina.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour will start at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral. A bus will leave Traverse City at 1 p.m. from the St. Francis Catholic Church parking lot on South Union St. It will return to Traverse City by 7 p.m. Donations for gas and the driver are welcome. Billboards with the image of Jesus and an inspirational message, sponsored by the Divine Mercy Cenacle of Traverse City, are located on East Eighth Street and Cass Road.

For details or to reserve a seat on the bus, call 941-8410.


Diaper drive

TRAVERSE CITY — A diaper drive will be held in April to benefit needy families in Grand Traverse County.

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