LEWISTON – Pope John Paul II has announced that, beginning with the Eucharistic Congress Oct. 11 in Mexico, this year will be dedicated to the Eucharist. In preparation, Sr. Elizabeth Madden, Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in Waterville, will return to Lewiston to give a series of conferences on the sacrament of the Eucharist.

The first of the talks will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Joseph’s Parish. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m.

All parishes are invited, especially those who have or are contemplating a program of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Madden’s conferences will focus on the identity of the Catholic church as a Eucharistic community, the place of prayer in that community and the implications of mission for those who are fed at the Table of the Lord to go forth as members of the Body of Christ.

CMMC tour

LEWISTON – YWCA Y-ette members will meet at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the lobby of the new entrance of Central Maine Medical Center, High Street. Sue Horton, RN, executive director the cardiac unit, will give a guided tour.

A business meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served by Betty Buchanan and Arnilla Kay. For details, call Audrey Grant at 782-2148.

Sodality session

LEWISTON – St. Patrick’s Church Rosary Sodality will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the chapel for a Mass for 13 deceased members. A meeting will follow in Msgr. Gleason Hall. Coffee and dessert will be served.

MS caregivers

LEWISTON – The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group and Caregivers meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, will include a potluck supper in honor of National Caregivers Month. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. For more information, contact Kathy Adams-Iler at 783-5807.

Lodge meeting

AUBURN – There will be a meeting of Tranquil Lodge 29, AF and AM, at the lodge hall on Turner Street at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. All Master Masons are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Firefighters

MONMOUTH – The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Monmouth Fire Department.

Round table

BRUNSWICK – The Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Holden-Frost House in Topsham. The speaker will be Jay Schmidt of Norton, Mass.

Schmidt will give a presentation on Fort Warren, a granite fort on an island in Boston Harbor, built just in time for the Civil War. It became a prison for more than 2,200 Confederate military and political prisoners. He will tell stories of Civil War executions, escapes, the most famous political prisoners and will recount the famous legend of the fort’s “Ghost of the Lady in Black.”

WLU speaker

AUBURN – The Woman’s Literary Union will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the clubhouse. Sally and Paul Belisle will give an update of the local activities of Habitat for Humanity as well as a short history of the international organization.

The most asked questions about Habitat for Humanity will be addressed, followed by a short question and answer period. Meetings are open to the public.

Interfaith service

LEWISTON – In a collaborative effort between Grace Lutheran Church of Auburn and Holy Family Church of Lewiston, an Interfaith Veterans Day Prayer Service to honor all veterans, past and present, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St.

The Rev. Marian Marks, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, and Rev. Andrew Dubois,VF, pastor of Holy Family Church, will conduct the service.

Members of both churches will participate as readers, choir members and servers. All members of the community are invited to partake in the joint effort of thanks and prayer. Refreshments will be served at its conclusion.

Scout meeting

LEWISTON – A Girl Scout informational meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, for all girls ages 5 to 17 at the Lewiston Public Library. Adult volunteers are needed. Call 1-800-660-1072 for details.

Seniors meal

MONMOUTH – The Monmouth Lions Club announces a free senior citizens Thanksgiving dinner beginning at noon on Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Cottrell School. It is for the residents of Leeds, Wales, Litchfield and Monmouth. Make reservations by calling 933-2220.

The Lions Club members state the hunter’s breakfast was a success, and Mike Smith of Winthrop won the rifle.


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