Special collection — Nov. 17-18 at all Masses in diocese and parishes nationwide. Funds from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an effort of the U.S. bishops, fight domestic poverty by awarding grants to address their root causes. National info. Read local story.
Gospel praise and worship — 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Andrew the Apostle in Chandler. Map. Led by Joyce Bailey.
Convent makeover — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Anthony Parish (1st Avenue south of Lincoln Street). Map. Help the CRYS community (a local Catholic retreat group for young singles) paint, clean and organize the convent for the community of Saint Maria de Jesus Sacramentado. Event page or call Grace Grace (480) 390-9811.
Build a Playground — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Multi-generational playground will be used by children, teenagers and adults in all of St. Vincent de Paul’s programs. Event page.
High school open house — noon-3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bourgade Catholic High School (31st Ave. south of Camelback). Tour campus. Talk with faculty, staff, coaches and more. Info.
NET Ministries team in diocese — Nov. 17-25. Pray for the Catholic young adults on team 7 who will be putting on retreats at local schools and parishes. They are traveling the country all year in service to the Church. Follow the team’s blog.
On television . . .
- “Faith and Reason” — 2-3 p.m. EST on EWTN and online. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, addresses the topic “Faith and Reason” at the 2012 Napa Conference in Napa, Calif.
- Vision of Freedom — 10 p.m. EST on EWTN and online. This story of the persecuted Ukrainian Catholic Church relates how appearances of Our Lady to Ukrainians encouraged the faithful there to persevere under oppression, a perseverance which eventually gained them the freedom to practice their faith openly.