‘Change Begins With Us’ is theme of annual Day on the Hill gathering

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is sponsoring its annual Day on the Hill Feb. 21.

“Change Begins With Us — Day on the Hill 2013” is the organization’s annual policy briefing and lobby day. Participants gather at RiverCentre in St. Paul for an opening prayer, keynote speaker and issue briefings. This year’s keynote speaker is Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director of the Islamic Society of North America’s Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances.

After lunch there will be a short rally at the Capitol followed by meetings with legislators. The Minnesota Catholic Conference is a sponsoring member of the JRLC.

Cost is $40 until Feb. 17 when it goes up to $45. For information and registration, visit http://www.jrlc.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Statue to tour archdiocese

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will host a tour of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the month of April. The tour begins with a Marian Congress April 6 at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. Bishop Lee Piché  will be the keynote speaker. The statue will then travel to approximately 25 parishes and schools throughout the month.

To sign up to be a host parish/school, call (763) 502-0792 or email info@fatimaonline.org. A full schedule of the tour will be posted at http://www.fatimaonline.org by the end of February.

‘The Voice’ star visits his childhood school

Nicholas David, who became famous as a contestant on NBC’s, “The Voice,” returned to his childhood school to thank the students for praying for him while he competed on the show.

Watch a video of his visit to St. Joseph School in Rosemount Jan. 17.

Providence Academy wins Quiz Bowl tourney

The 8th Grade Quiz Bowl team from Providence Academy in Plymouth took first place out of nearly 50 teams at the annual Archdiocesan Quiz Bowl tournament in December.

The team is coached by history teacher Bernard Carpenter and current Providence Academy junior, Lila Anderson. Anderson brings quiz bowl team experience as a former member and also as one of 11 contestants selected nationwide to compete in Teen Jeopardy later this school year.

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