The very Rev. James Baraniak, O. Praem., was named prior of the Canonry of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, effective March 19. As prior, Baraniak is vicar of the Abbot. The prior reaches out to those who serve and live within the Norbertine context and ministers to them on a one-to-one basis. Father Baraniak succeeds Father James Herring, O. Praem., who served as prior since June 2005. Baraniak is a member of Bishop Ricken's Catholic Schools Initiative Task Force, and the Catholic Athletes for Christ board of directors. He has served the Green Bay Packers as chaplain and sacramental minister at the Green Bay Correctional Institution.
Feb. 16-March 9
Lenten series: 8:30 a.m. Mass, 9:15-11 a.m. program, Saturdays, Feb. 16-March 9, The Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Agony in the Garden, Feb. 16. Scourging at the Pillar, Feb. 23. Crowning of Thorns, March 2. Carrying the Cross, March 9. Discuss the relevance of Jesus' suffering today. $5 suggested donation. (920) 337-4315, www.norbertines.org/programs.html.
St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Benefit Auction: 4 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. live auction Feb. 16, Beverly Garden, 5911 Pine Grove Road, Denmark. Preview booklets available at www.stpaullux.org. Free admission. To buy a meal ticket, call (920) 845-2095.
Lumberjack Dinner: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 16, St Paul's Methodist Church, 341 Wilson St., Green Bay. All the fixings including coffee, tea or milk, and pie. $10 adults, $5 kids. (920) 494-4549.
Keith Cooper: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Cup O' Joy, 232 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Guitarist offers guitar tips after each show. Donation. (920) 437-6694, www.cupojoy.com.
Ladies Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 16, Alleluia Lutheran Church, 6725 Elmro Road, Greenleaf. Vendors, shopping, massage and health info. Beverages, lunch and snacks availalb.e. Free admission. (920) 532-0766.
Father Rodrigues: Masses at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 16; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay. The Rev. Rodrigues spreads his ministry, "A Passion for Life: dying to live and love." Parishioners invited to dinner (reservations required, (920) 499-1546, www.SEASGB.org) after Mass Saturday. All invited to fellowship after Sunday Masses.
St. Patrick Parish Card Parties: 1 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24, St. Patrick's, 5248 St. Patrick Road, Stiles. Play smear and sheepshead, hot lunch, door prize and raffles. $6. Listen to WOCO-Radio (1260 AM or 107.1 FM) for cancellations. (920) 846-2276.
Open Heart Mindfulness Community: 12:45-3:15 p.m. Feb. 18, Harmony Cafe Green Room, 1660 W. Mason St., Green Bay. Screening of "Mindful Living Every Day, Practicing in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh." (920) 819-0505.
All Saints Bingo: 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. bingo begins, Feb. 18, All Saints, 125 St. Claude St., Denmark. Free popcorn. Food and refreshments available. (920) 863-5256.
"A Passion for Life: dying to live and love" mission: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay. Guest speaker Father Rodrigues leads the discussions: Foot washing and The Last Supper, Feb. 18. Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Feb. 19. Easter, Ascension and Pentecost, Feb. 20. Also, Mass 9 a.m. Feb. 20 with a brunch hospitality to follow. (920) 499-1546, www.SEASGB.org).
Tuesdays and Fridays
The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research public lectures: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, at 1460 Main St, Green Bay. February: Scientific Facts Proving the Existence of a Creator.
Solo piano artist Katie Reimer: 7 p.m. Feb. 20, First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St., Green Bay. Green Bay native Katie Reimer's program performs. $10 suggested donation. (920) 437-9252.
Feb. 20-March 20
Midweek Lenten service: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Packerland Drive, Green Bay.
Men and Women's Night Out:
"What's In Your Bucket?": 5 p.m. cash bar, 6 p.m. dinner Feb. 21, Rock Garden Supper Club, 1951 Bond St., Howard. Guest speaker: Master storyteller Betty Manion. Sponsored by Westside Green Bay Catholic Churches. $16 per person (singles, couples and groups welcome.) Register by Feb. 16. Sister Pat Clement, (920) 496-2160.
Introduction to Managing Stress: Practicing Mindfulness in Daily Life: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 21, The Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere. Presenter: The Rev. Lee Goodwin. $5 suggested donation. Registration/information, www.norbertines.org/programs.html or call (920) 337-4315.
Alison Brook: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Cup O' Joy, 232 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Also performing: Mark Ringwelski and Friends. Donation. (920) 437-6694, www.cupojoy.com.
KC Perch Fish Fry: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 22, St. Benedict, 3370 Deerfield W, Suamico. Bay perch, potato, cole slaw, dessert and coffee, $15 large, $11 regular and $7 small. Grilled cheese sandwich, $6. Beer and soda available. Take-out available for 25-cents additional. Proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary charities. (920) 434-2024.
Aebleskiver Fest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23, Bethel Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond St., Green Bay. Aebleskiver (apple pancake), sausage, cheese, applesauce, dessert, beverage. Raffle, craft and bake sale. (920) 494-3737.
King's Countrymen: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Cup O' Joy, 232 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Bluegrass gospel music with banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle. Donation. (920) 437-6694, www.cupojoy.com.
SNOW LIFT-Time for all That's Important: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24, Swan Club at Legend, 875 Heritage Road, Ledgeview. Music, skits, breakfast, lunch. Message by Tamyra Horst. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (920) 336-1531, www.LFSDA.org. http://lfsda.org/uploads/2/8/4/0/mine/womens_ministry/Snowlift_2013/Tamyra%20Horst%20brochure.pdf.