Faith notes for March 12, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Mary, Queen of Peace— Msgr. William Bilinsky, wearing the crown, embraces Father Oleh Kharyshyn at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville.

  • M ARY, QUEEN OF PEACE:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Msgr. William Bilinsky, a retired priest who lives in Folsom and assists at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville as well as other Catholic churches, celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood with a Mass at Mary, Queen of Peace on Jan. 25. The Mass was a Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving according to Rite of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorThe Rev. Oleh Kharyshyn traveled from Ukraine to Mandeville for the occasion.

CAREGIVING SERIES AT FIRST BAPTIST: “Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones: Guilt-free Caregiving” is the topic of weekly free classes presented from 5:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085, Covington, upstairs in Room 502. Topics include legal and financial needs, March 15; palliative care vs. hospice care, March 22; and questions with a panel of experienced caregivers, March 29. Register at or call (985) 892-2149.

LENTEN SERIES AT ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS: St. John of the Cross Catholic Church Lenten series “Stories of Faith and Family” continues Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 61031 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. The featured speaker March 16 will be Sister Barbara, of the Daughters of Divine Providence, who will share the story of her late-in-life call to serve God as a professed religious sister, and Eduardo Melendreras, who will share how his life changed after he returned to the church. For information, call (985) 882-3779.

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: Mandeville Christian Fellowship Church will hold its eighth annual car and truck show on Saturday, March 14, at the church at 1211 La. 1088, Mandeville. Those wishing to enter their car or truck in the competition may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., for a fee of $20. Awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for spectators, with breakfast and lunch available. There will be a silent auction benefiting the youth ministry. For information, call (504) 451-1522 or email

ST. TAMMANY RIGHT TO LIFE ORATORY CONTEST: High school juniors and seniors parishwide are invited to compete for prizes in the annual St. Tammany Right to Life Oratory Contests. Speeches, five to seven minutes long, will be given at 10 a.m. March 14 at St. Luke Youth Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Prizes are $200 for first place; $100, second; and $50, third. For guidelines, call Mary Powell at (985) 643-9547.

SPRING REVIVAL: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church will hold its 2015 spring revival at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 17-19, at the church, 2445 Fourth St., Slidell. The speaker March 17 will be Ray L. Larry, of Providence Missionary Baptist Church; March 18, Cynthia Plummer, of I Am Covered Ministries; and March 19, Bishop Kevin Boyd, of Open Door Apostolic Ministries. The theme will be “Revival for a time when God’s people need it the most: 2 Chronicles 7:13-15.” For information, call (985) 201-7800.

SLOW COOKER COOK-OFF: The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Episcopal Church will hold the Double Dog Dare You slow cooker cook-off with a St. Patrick’s Day theme at 6 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell.

  • Participants should bring slow cookers filled with their specialties to the church between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. There is no entry fee, but entry forms should be brought to the church by March 15.

LENTEN FISH FRIES: Fridays in Lent are marked by fish fries at area churches. A partial list follows:

Our Lady of the Lake, 316 Lafitte St., Mandeville. The Knights of Columbus Council 9240 will hold fish fries from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinners, $9, are available for dine-in or takeout and include fried or baked catfish, bread, soft drink, dessert and two sides. There also will be a food drive benefiting the Samaritan Center.

St. John the Baptist, 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. The Knights of Columbus will offer a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $9 for dine-in or takeout plates of fried or baked fish served with hush puppies, coleslaw and cheese potatoes.

St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. Knights of Columbus Council 12906 will host fish fries from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinners include fried shrimp or Louisiana-raised catfish served with homemade coleslaw, a portion of potato salad or french fries and French bread. To place an order in advance, $10 for adults, $5 for children, visit by 3 p.m. Friday.

St. Anselm Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Beginning at 4 p.m. for drive-through and 5 p.m. for dine-in. Fried or baked catfish platters, shrimp platters and seafood platters, which include a softshell crab. Also available are Caesar salad with shrimp, homemade gumbo and crawfish étouffée served over rice. Platters include french fries and hush puppies, two homemade sides, a dessert and drink. For information, call (985) 845-7342.

St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. SMM Men’s Club offers fried catfish platter for $8 for dine-in or drive-through pickup from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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