Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Vigils, Meetings, Services, Rallies

Catholic Social Services will host a free workshop, "The War: Coping Skills for Adults and Children," with presenters Sandy Keiser, a licensed independent social worker, and Sharon Duff, Ed.D.

The programs will be:

April 30 - 7-8:15 p.m. at Guardian Angels Church undercroft, 6531 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington. Information and registration: 624-3146.

May 21 - 7:30-9 p.m. at Mercy HealthPlex Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave. in Westwood. Information and registration: 241-7745.

Christ Church, United Church of Christ, 15 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, is opening its sanctuary for prayer and meditation weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort Thomas will hold a "Salute Our Troops" rally at 4 p.m. Sunday in the amphitheater at Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. Thurman Owens, USMC. There will be entertainment, face painting and more.

Grailville, 932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland, is holding interfaith vigils for peace 7-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Heritage Presbyterian Church, 6546 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, is holding a prayer service for peace at 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Richmond, Ind. - Silent prayer vigils for peace are held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at North A and North Fifth streets.

Xavier University will hold daily vigils for peace 12:20-12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 12:45-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in front of the library and Hinkle Hall. The vigil opens with a reading, followed by a moment of silence and a concluding prayer.

A local Web site listing peace-oriented events is The site is updated weekly.

Janinne Thompson

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