USCCB Movie Reviews
The above link will connect you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's movie and video reviews. They contain a brief overview of many movies with the USCCB's classification and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. They may have a comment on any inappropriate language or violence in the film.
You may also want to check out the Catholic News Service capsule movie reviews.
OSHKOSH -- Fr. Carr's Place 2B announces that Catholic musician John Michael Talbot is coming to Wisconsin for a special lenten performance, "An Evening of Praise and Worship."
All proceeds from the concert will benefit Holy Family Villa, a new shelter for women and children and those who live in fear of domestic violence.
The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Park Plaza Convention Center, 1 N. Main St., Oshkosh.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Call 920-231-2378 for tickets or send checks to Bethlehem Inn, 1965 Oshkosh Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54902.
Icon painting retreat
SINSINAWA -- The retreat, "Paint (Write) Your Own Icon," will be held at Sinsinawa Mound from Sunday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., to Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is March 23, or March 9, for an early registration discount. Cost is $550 for overnight guests or $399 for commuters.
An icon is a religious image painted on a wooden panel. Participants in the retreat will paint their own icon of "Christ the Teacher," a beautiful image of the face of Jesus with an open book. All materials are supplied.
For information on Mound events, call 608-748-4411 or visit the Web site at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwestern Wisconsin on Cty. Rd. Z, off Hwy. 11.
St. Patrick's Day parade
MADISON -- Hundreds of people wearing green will "March to the Harp" at the sixth annual Greater Madison Community St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16.
The harp is the symbol of the Irish people and is an image from the flag of Ireland before British rule. In Madison, Irish-American families, groups, and businesses will march in honor of their Irish predecessors.
The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the Capitol Square corner of N. Pinckney and E. Mifflin. Governor Jim Doyle is this year's grand marshal.
Family groups, schools, bands, clubs, unions, and poets are encouraged to join the fun and carry banners, enter contests, build and bring a parade float, or march with a school or group.
Detailed information about the parade including registration, parade contests, parade route, history, and post-parade activities is available at www.stpatsmadison.com.
For more information on the St. Pat's Eve Party and other Celtic events, visit www.celticmadison.org.
TV Programs of Note
Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.
Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- "Catholic Mass."
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- "Daily Mass." No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.
Sunday, March 9, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) - "Mass." Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m., EWTN (cable) - "St. Peter: Icon for Lent." Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee gives a six-part meditation upon the Gospel readings for each Sunday of Lent and Holy Week as well, centering on St. Peter as a model for Christian discipleship and delineating ways of deepening our relationship with Our Lord. Repeats 4 p.m. March 10; 9:30 p.m. March 14.
Sunday, March 9, 11 a.m., Hallmark (cable) - "The Jesus Experience." Premiere of an eight-part series dealing with how the son of God is seen through the centuries and through the perspective of various cultures, with the first episode covering Jesus in the Roman Empire.
Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m., EWTN (cable) - "Lenten Reflections." Repeats 4:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 14.
Sunday, March 9, 8:30 p.m., WYOU (cable) - "Christopher Close-up: Hope for Tomorrow." The Christophers present the winning videos in their 14th annual contest for college students which highlight the theme "One person can make a difference."
Radio Programs of Note
Monday, March 10-Sunday, March 16, 4 p.m., WHFA (1240 AM) - "Bishop William H. Bullock's Weekly Radio Broadcast."