March 23, 2007

Father Mitch Pacwa will speak in Indianapolis and Batesville in April

Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, a nationally known author and host of EWTN Live and Threshold of Hope, will present several programs in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis during April.

On April 19, Father Pacwa will discuss the role of Catholic radio and television in the new evangelism during the Catholic Radio 89.1 FM annual dinner at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

During the dinner, Robert Teipen, chairman of Inter Mirifica, a not-for-profit organization that operates Catholic Radio 89.1 FM, will present the details about a new lease and purchase agreement that will make it possible for Inter Mirifica to own the station in several years.

Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Priests, sisters and brothers are invited to attend the dinner at no charge, but reservations are requested.

Jim Ganley, station manager, said Father Pacwa is a popular speaker and space is limited so people should order tickets early.

For reservations, call the station at 317-870-8400, ext. 21, or send a check to Catholic Radio, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 2085, Indianapolis, IN 46268. The station is able to accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

On April 21, the Abba Father chapter of Catholics United for the Faith is sponsoring three talks on the sacraments presented by Father Pacwa in Batesville.

The program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. at St. Louis Church, 13 St. Louis Place, in Batesville.

Father Pacwa will discuss the ways in which the sacraments are rooted in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

He also will celebrate the Maronite Divine Liturgy at St. Louis Church after the presentations.

The cost is $25 per person for the programs and a box lunch if registrations are received by April 13. There is no charge for priests, sisters and brothers, but registration is requested.

For registration information, call St. Joseph parishioner Patricia Arthur of Indianapolis at 317-328-4863. †

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