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Simple Lenten Retreat for Women offered on March 11 at St. Anne

This year’s Simple Lenten Retreat for Women is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at Church of St. Anne, 1321 Braman Ave. in Bismarck.

Morning registration begins at 7:15. Father Russ Kovash, pastor of St. Joseph’s in Williston, will present “Gratitude, the Virtue that Changes Us.”

The day includes Mass, breakfast and lunch, two talks, shopping, silent auction, confession and Eucharistic adoration.

Call 222-2752 for more information.

Early registration by or before March 5 is $25. After March 5, it is $30. Student rate is $15.

Mandan United Methodist Church to host short skits on driving

Four short skits will be presented at Mandan United Methodist Church, 610 12th St. N.E. in Mandan, will present "You're Driving Me Crazy" in conjunction with the first day of a driver's education class.

The showing is at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. A freewill offering will be accepted. “You’re Driving Me Crazy” by Todd Wallinger is being produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., of Denver, Colo.  For more information, call 63-8909.

Bishop Daniel Flores to give speech at University of Mary

Bishop Daniel Flores of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, will talk on “The Synthetic Impulse in Catholic Education" at 10 a.m. Friday. His presentation is part of the second annual St. Hildegard Lecture Series in Butler Auditorium at the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business. This event is free and open to the public.

In Flores’ Brownsville Diocese of the Rio Grande Valley, he shepherds more than 1.1 million Catholics, which makes up 85 percent of its total population — the largest percentage in America.

Flores will be speaking to the public and students who consider themselves the “pro-life generation” — many of whom are fresh off their own 60-plus-hour pilgrimage to and from Washington, D.C., — where they led one of the largest March for Life events in its 45-year existence. 

Unitarian Universalit Fellowship delves into maintaining convictions

Karen Van Fossan, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church will present a program on "I Just Can't Keep Quiet." Fossan, who graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2015, delves into how voices and conviction can grow hoarse or tired during challenging times.

A performance of the popular Women's March song, "Quiet," will be offered by the local Attagirls Choir.

Sunday services at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship & Church, 818 E. Divide Ave., Bismarck, are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

In addition, the church will host an information session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the Sacred Pipe Resource center's initiative to establish a community health center in Bismarck.

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