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If you are in the second half of life and would like to connect with others as we explore ways to deepen our spirituality, we invite you to come to a meeting of the Wisdom and Mature Spirituality group. Our next meeting will be held on May 21 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Pastoral Center’s Conference Room. The topic for our discussion will be "Are You Sleepwalking?" Fr. Anthony de Mello maintained that most people are asleep and need to wake up, open their eyes, and see what is real, both inside and outside of themselves. The greatest human gift is to be aware, to be in touch with oneself, one's body, mind, feelings, thoughts, sensations. More information about this topic can be found online at the DeMello Spirituality Center: www. demellospirituality.com/awareness/29.html. 5/7/17

Saint Cecilia Annual Ministry Appreciation Event

We will hold our annual Ministry Appreciation Event on Wednesday, May 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall and (weather permitting) Saint Francis Garden. Most parish ministers should have received an e-mail invitation from your ministry leader. If you have volunteered in the parish in any way this past year, please know that you are welcome to attend. 5/18/17

Saint Cecilia Annual Summerfest

Sunday, June 11 10:30-4:00 your calendar. We will be closing off St. Cecilia Street for our annual Summerfest party. The celebration will start right after the 9:30 liturgy with coffee and Blackbird Doughnuts served in the Saint Francis Garden. Lunch will be served on St. Cecilia Street from 11:30 to 4:00. Once again, we'll have a live jazz ensemble, dancing, and lots of fun! 5/18/17

Movie and Pizza Night

On Saturday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., the Saint Cecilia Adult Faith Formation Commission is sponsoring a movie and pizza night in our Parish Hall. We will be showing the 2015 BritishCanadian-Irish romantic drama, Brooklyn. This film is based on Colm Tóibin's 2009 novel of the same name. In this delightful film, young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. Her initial homesickness quickly diminishes as she finds romance with a local. But soon, her past disrupts her new life and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Brooklyn received a standing ovation at its Sundance Film Festival premiere and has received many nominations for awards, including three nominations for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress. Brooklyn was named one of the best films of 2015. A brief discussion will follow the showing of this film. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming so that we have enough pizza. Please e-mail your response to Judy Castaldi — [email protected] 5/18/15