Happenings at Franciscans Downtown in March, 2106
All Are Welcome!
1000 Main Street, Stevens Point.
- M-F 10:30AM-5PM
- Sat 10-2
- Sun 12:30-2:30
For further information: Fr. Placid Stroik, OFM 201-663-1652
Come in any day for a cup of coffee, a snack, and friendly conversation.
or check our the special happenings below.
Thursday, March 3, 9am (Leo) Morning Recap with a cup of coffee…discuss what we heard the night before and extend the conversation with members of Interfaith Community for the Earth. “The night before” is a free, public panel discussion March 2¸7pm in the Encore Room of the UW-SP Dreyfus University Center on the significance of Laudato Si’, the letter of Pope Francis on climate change, environmental and social concerns.
Friday, March 4 (Fr. Placid) Mercy Marathon: Movies and Discussions and the Experience of Mercy. Mercy Is The Experience Of RISING From Chaos to Relationships With Gratitude and Reverence.
- 4:30-6:30pm: A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (main level) and ORDINARY PEOPLE (lower level)
- 7:00-9:30pm: THE PRINCE OF TIDES (main level) and ON GOLDEN POND (lower level)
Saturday March 5 (Fr. Placid) Mercy Marathon: Movies and Discussions and the Experience of Mercy. Mercy Is The Experience Of RISING From Chaos to Relationships With Gratitude and Reverence.
- 10:00a-12:30p: ORDINARY PEOPLE (main level) and A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (lower level)
- 1:00-3:30 pm: TENDER MERCIES (main level)and THE PRINCE OF TIDES (lower level)
Saturday, March 12, 10am-2pm (Leo) Work Day organizing an Environmental Library in lower level
Wednesday, March 16, 9am (Leo) Morning Recap with a cup of coffee…discuss what we heard the night before and extend the conversation with members of Interfaith Community for the Earth. “The night before” is a free, public discussion March 15¸7pm at UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave. ,Wausau: The Pope’s Encyclical: A Call for Civic Responsibility A Conversation with Sister Simone Campbell, (and moderated by Jean Feraca, former host of “Here and Now” on WPR .) Sister Simone advocated just national budgets with her 2012 Nuns on the Bus campaign.
Sundays: Bingo, 12:30-2:30pm (Deb)
Mondays: Menu for the Future discussion group, March 7 & 14, 6:00-7:30pm (Leo) Last two sessions of a six-part series. Host: Sue Anderson at 715-347-6460
Wednesdays Movies 1:00-3:00pm (Deb): March 2 Do You Believe? / March 9 The Nun Story / March 16 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows / March 23 61* (The Story of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and One Magical Summer / March 30 Ladder 49
Wednesdays Discussions on interesting articles, 3:30-4:30pm,(Fr. Placid)
- March 2 The River Runs On: Norman Maclcean’s Christian Tragedies. Timothy P. Schilling, (Commonweal, 1/29/16).
- March 9 The Greatness of a Nation: reclaiming our national policies for the protection of the human person. Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, (America, 2/15/16).
- March 16 A Joy Not a Nuisance: What the disabled taught. Jean Vanier, Michael Higgins¸ (Commonweal 12/18/15).
- March 23 The Deeper Mind. Her new book of essays¸ The Givenness of Things is further proof that novelist Marilynne Robinson is writing with an entirely different level of intellectual and creative vigor. (Poets and Writers, Nov./Dec. 2015).
- March 30 The Rising of Bruce Springsteen (America 2/10/13).
Thursdays, Confessions during Lent, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2:00-3:00pm (Fr. Placid)
Thursdays, Quiet Meditation Hour, 7:00-8:00pm (in lower level) (Leo)
Thursdays, Journey of the Universe Conversations, 7:00-8:00pm (Leo) Half-hour interviews (on DVD) with scientists, historians, and environmentalists to explore the unfolding 13.7 billion year story of the universe and human responses to our present challenges: http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/ed-series-previews/ Also, see: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home