Priest ordination Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua
Bishop Armando Ochoa with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno will ordain the Rev. Juan Jesús Maldonado, the Rev. Guadalupe Vargas, the Rev. Cesar Solorio Maldonado and the Rev. Michael Joseph Andrade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 5770 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The diocese will announce church assignments after Saturday’s Mass. The ordination will also be broadcast on Catholic television, KNXT-TV, at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10. At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 10, the Rev. Dan Avila, director of vocations, will host a program interviewing the four new priests.
Consecration of virgins ceremony Sunday in Fresno
Victoria Selkirk, 36, of Lemoore, will have the consecration of virgins conferred upon her by Bishop Armando Ochoa at St. John’s Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa St., Fresno, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 29.
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Selkirk is the first woman in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno to join the Order of Virgins through the Rite of Consecration of Virgins Living in the World; there are an estimated 215 to 300 of these women in the United States, and between 5,000 and 6,000 worldwide. The special ceremony celebrates her lifelong commitment to maintain her celibacy. Selkirk is a registered dietician who attends St. Peter’s Church in Lemoore.
Nonviolent communication class
The Fresno center for the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization will host a nonviolent communication class from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in Cardinal Newman Hall, Room 104, of the St. Paul Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno. The course aims to help participants develop personal insight, enhance confidence and sense of self-worth, and understand how their “inner world” influences communication. The class is facilitated by Veena Kapoor, who has been practicing and teaching meditation for 23 years. The class is free, but donations for use of the facility will be accepted. Register by June 8 by emailing BKWSOfresno@gmail.com or calling 559-435-2212.
Monday, May 30
David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan speaking on “War Is A Lie”
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-2200, free. 6:30 p.m.
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31
Thursday, June 2
Fresno Catholic Singles
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno. 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3
Saturday, June 4
Serbian Food Festival
Sunday, June 5
Jazz Mass: And the Greatest of These
Bethel Lutheran Church, 187 N. Broadway St., Fresno, 559-264-5385, free. 7 p.m.
Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries
Ramada Inn Airport, 5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno, 559-417-1889, free. 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14
Refresh: Worship Nights in the Backyard
Friday, June 17
Ramadan fundraising dinner
Wilbur Daniels and the Chordsmen
New Covenant Community Church, 1744 E. Nees Ave., Fresno, 559-225-2351. 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
Cultural Integration Fellowship anniversary dinner honoring Sudarshan Kapoor
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