Calendar of Events
March 25, 2014
Screening of the 40 film with special guests producer/director John Morales and Ave Maria’s own talk show host of Catholic Connection – Teresa Tomeo
The main objective of The Parable Project is to help our audience engage their imaginations with Scripture using theatre. We use humor and an interactive style to help our audience make a personal connection with the Scriptures and to inspire them to think more fully and creatively about the stories Jesus told.
The students of Ave Maria University invite all town residents and the general public to join them for their community celebration for the Feast of the Annunciation. There will be an outdoor banquet, live music from the band Scythian, and other festivities.
The event begins after the 5 p.m. Mass Tuesday, March 25, and is held on the university mall across from the Oratory. Sunday attire is recommended. The celebration is one of the premiere events in the town of Ave Maria.
All are welcome, but tickets need to be reserved in advance. Tickets, which include a steak dinner and one drink, are $10 for adults (over age 12), $5 for children aged 5-12 and children under 5 years old are free. Reserve tickets by email to [email protected]
“The Anonymous People” is an inspirational, award-winning documentary film highlighting the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, lending their voices and their stories to a grassroots social justice movement that takes aim at changing the conversation from problems to solutions. Public screenings of this film are sweeping across our nation; shattering deeply embedded societal stereotypes and countering the stigma of addiction with the hope and reality of long-term recovery. This free public screening provides a unique opportunity for our Southeast Michigan community to experience a powerful, profoundly moving testimony to the presence, power and diversity of recovery.
This free public screening is being organized by the University of Michigan Students for Recovery and the Eastern Michigan University Students for Recovery
Read more about the documentary at http://manyfaces1voice.org
Video trailer: http://vimeo.com/64948005.
St. Michael’s annual Lenten Soup Supper will feature well-known Michigan artist Kathleen Crombie, detailing the intricate and deeply spiritual process of religious iconography. Some of Kathy’s works can be seen locally at the Divine Mercy Center and in the day chapel at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth. Her presentation will begin at 7 PM, following a simple soup supper, which will begin at 6 PM in the school cafeteria. Reservations are requested for dinner. For additional information, please see the parish website at www.livoniastmichael.org or call the parish office at 734-261-1455, ext. 207. (Ms. Crombie is also the Director of Minority Outreach for Right to Life of Michigan.)
“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday March 25, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of Brent’s World. The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction exceptionally lonely and difficult to heal from. This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. It will include a personal account of addiction-related grief, loss and recovery from a mother who lost her son to addiction-related causes. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or [email protected], or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.