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March 2, 2013

Hibernians honor Delaney, Roy and O'Connor during Irish heritage month

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Tickets for Miriam’s Seder range from $39 to $56. For information about the event, contact the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation at 978-688-0466 or log on to the website at www.mvjf.org.

Author, longtime minister to preach at North Parish

NORTH ANDOVER — Long time pastor and author, the Rev. Kirk B. Jones. preaches tomorrow at 9 and 11 a.m. at North Parish Unitarian Universalist church.

A pastor for more than 30 years, Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans. In his years as a minister, he has also served churches in Chester, Penn., Boston, Randolph, Whitman, and Tewksbury.

Jones is an adjunct professor of ethics, preaching and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School. A prolific writer, in 1997, he cofounded “The African American Pulpit,” a quarterly preaching journal.

Among his published books include, “Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers,” “Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down,” The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy,” “Say Yes to Grace: The Facebook Page Reflections” and “The Sacred Seven: How to Create, Manage, and Sustain a Fulfilling Life.”

This fall, Abingdon Press will publish his most recent work, “Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy.”

St. Michael hosts Lenten mission, musical

NORTH ANDOVER — “Renewal of Mind and Heart: Scriptural Spirituality Today,” is the theme of the Lenten mission to be held at St. Michael Parish tomorrow through Thursday. The church is located at 196 Main St.

Presenters will be the reverends Mike Champlin and Nick Punch as well as Sister Joan Bukrey.

The schedule and topics are as follow: tomorrow, 7 p.m.,”The Hour of Jesus;” Monday, 9:45 a.m. “Ecumenism and Freedom of Conscience,” and “Old Habits Die Hard,” 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. “Why the Windows Were Opened” and “The Sacrament of Reconciliation,” 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:45 a.m., “Good “New Fashioned” Catholicism,” and “Leave Our Boats Behind,” 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Anointing Mass.

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