March 6, 2015

Holy Rosary Parish hosts 15th annual Lenten speaker series

Criterion staff report

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., in Indianapolis will continue to host its 15th annual Lenten speaker series, titled “Spaghetti and Spirituality,” over the next two weeks.

Catholic author and speaker Mark Shea will be featured on March 11 as he gives a presentation titled “Mercy Works: A New and Fascinating Look at the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.”

Shea, who lives in Seattle, is a columnist for the National Catholic Register and author of several books, including the three-part Mary, Mother of the Son. He is also author of the popular blog “Catholic and Enjoying It.”

Prior to dinner and each week’s presentation, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration following the conclusion of the traditional Latin Mass at noon. Another Mass, celebrated in English, will start at 5:45 p.m.

A light, meatless pasta dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Msgr. Priori Hall. Each presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. and ordinarily concludes by 8:30 p.m.

This year’s “Spaghetti and Spirituality” will conclude on March 18 with a presentation by Theresa Flores titled, “The Slave Across the Street: The Reality of Human Trafficking.”

Flores has worked for more than 20 years as a licensed social worker. Before that, however, she survived living two years as a sex slave. Author of the best-selling The Sacred Bath and The Slave Across the Street, Flores is the founder of the anti-trafficking organization, Save our Adolescents from Prostitution.

Those interested in attending any of the presentations are asked to call Holy Rosary Parish at 317-636-4478 by no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to each seminar. For more information about “Spaghetti and Spirituality,” log on to To register for sessions in the series, log on to †

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