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October 19, 2012

Faith Briefs: Oct. 19, 2012

Week of Prayer

and Fasting starts Saturday, Oct. 20

WASHINGTON — The International Week of Prayer and Fasting, a Catholic global movement, is launching its 20th-annual campaign Saturday, Oct. 20.

During the 18-day campaign, participants pray for the conversion of nations, the building of a culture of life and the promotion of peace throughout the world.

The campaign begins with an all-day Eucharistic Prayer Vigil at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

For more information on the initiative, visit www.iwopf.org, call (888) 478-PRAY or email iwopfinfo@aol.com.

Blessing of the Hands services planned at CVPH

PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department is celebrating Spiritual Care Week, Oct. 22 through 26, with a variety of activities including several Blessing of the Hands services.

Health-care workers are invited to participate in these blessings planned for Tuesday, Oct. 23, anytime between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and again between 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Blessing of the Hands will take place in the R5 Solarium between 7 and 8 a.m. and 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Other activities include an information table outside the Medical Center’s cafeteria between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.

Vendor Fair to

benefit school

AUSABLE FORKS — The annual Girls’ Day Out Vendor Fair to benefit Holy Name School Catholic education is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the school, 14207 Route 9N.

Favorite products and services will be for sale. There will also be door prizes, raffles and concession stands.

Admission is $2, and children age 12 and younger are free. For questions, call 647-8444.

Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister’s home.

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