Diane Long

Diane Long, of Hercher, was named St. Margaret Mary Council of Catholic Women’s Woman of the Year.


Peoples Church, 6644 N. 1000 W. Road, Bourbonnais, will have discipleship classes, “I am a Church Member” and “Praying God’s Word,” on Wednesdays in April.Taize Prayer

Maternity BVM Church, 308 E. Marsile Ave., Bourbonnais, will have Taize Prayer from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday: a simple prayer service of song, Scripture, light and meditation, modeled after an ecumenical Christian monastic community in the ’40s. It’s offered the first Friday of the month.Supper

Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, will have a “Hallelujah” soup supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, serving vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups, with a sandwich, crackers, beverage, ice cream and dessert. Entertainment will be by Silverstrings Acoustic Trio, performing country, bluegrass and oldies, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 6 to 12; $2 for children ages 3 to 5; and free for children 2 and younger. Carryouts will be available. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.Missionary speaker

Westbrook Church of the Nazarene, 900 W. Jeffery St., Kankakee, will host missionary speaker Stephen Phillips, from Senegal, Africa, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Christian parents and works with youth in Senegal.Celebration

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 428 S. Indiana Ave., Kankakee, will have a celebration of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. Sunday, with Eucharist Holy Hour, rosary, confessions, presentation by the Rev. John Peeters C.S.V., benediction and veneration of St. Faustina first class relic. For more information, call Love Bookstore at 815-933-2822.Woman of Year

St. Margaret Mary Council of Catholic Women will honor Diane Long, of Herscher, at a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Brad Baker, cathedral rector, and the Rev. John Sebahar, spiritual adviser for the Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond in Joliet on April 21, along with all the Woman of the Year and Parish Presidents from throughout the Diocese of Joliet. The theme of the Mass and the luncheon to follow is “We Joyfully Believe.”Concert

Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 1881 W. Division St., Manteno, will hold the Sing Boldly Community Hymn Festival at 7 p.m. April 13. It’s presented by organist Paul Soulek and the 40-voice youth choir from St. John Lutheran Church and School of Seward, Nebraska.Wedding fair

Maternity BVM Parish, 308 E. Marsile Ave., Bourbonnais, will have a free wedding music fair from 2 to 4 p.m. April 15, with vocalists and instrumentalists performing wedding music selections to assist engaged couples.Food pantry

Wesley’s Table Food Pantry at Wesley United Methodist Church, 500 N. Cleveland St., Bradley, will be open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays for Bradley and Bourbonnais residents. For more information, call the church at 815-933-7932.

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