Meadville Tribune

October 18, 2013

Here are area religion news briefs for the week starting Oct. 19


CNHI News Service

MEADVILLE — There will be no daily Mass, confessions or adoration on Tuesday at St. Mary of Grace Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville. Weekend liturgies will be held as usual.

More information: Call 333-6161.



CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Venango County — A religious retreat sponsored by The World Apostolate of Fatima, Erie Division, is on Nov. 2 at St. Thomas More House of Prayer.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. before mid-morning prayer from 10 to 10:10.

Father David L. Poulson, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge Springs and The World Apostolate of Fatima, Erie Division, spiritual director will talk from 10:15 to 11 a.m. prior to Mass at 11:15. At noon is the Angelus and Midday prayer followed by lunch and meditation. Poulson will hear confessions and Father Ladis J. Cizik may try to hear a few between his talks.

This year, the guest retreat speaker is Cizik, who served as the national executive director and vice president of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima from Jan. 1, 2000, to mid-2003. During that time, he was also the editor of Soul magazine.

Cizik has led numerous pilgrimages to Fatima, as well as to other Marian Shrines around the world. He has given numerous talks and retreats about Our Lady of Fatima throughout the country. Currently, serving as chaplain to various nursing homes, rehab and elderly facilities in Pittsburgh, Cizik also leads a first Saturday prayer group and the divine child Jesus Saint Padre Pio prayer group.

Ordained on May 23, 1987, to serve as a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Cizik celebrated the 25th anniversary of his priesthood last year; he is very devoted to St. Padre Pio.

The itinerary for the afternoon includes talks by Cizik at 1 and 2 p.m; Divine Mercy prayer and Holy Rosary at 3; WAF annual Diocesan meeting at 4; evening prayer at 5:30 and dinner at 6.

Those interested may bring a bag lunch or partake of lunch and/or dinner, which will be served for $8 and $12, respectively. Cost for the retreat is $12 per person or $20 per family to include all living in the same household.

Reservations for meals and attendance should be made by Nov. 1.

More information: Call (814) 474-2753 or (814) 790-2002.