Health leader to speak at scholarship dinner

Chris Lowney, a one-time Jesuit seminarian who later served as a director for J.P. Morgan & Co. on three continents and now chairs the nation’s third largest nonprofit health system, will speak at the 24th annual Fall Scholarship Dinner to benefit students attending Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese.

Sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Education, or FACE, the dinner will be at 5:30 p.m Oct. 30 at White’s of Westport.

Lowney has served since 2013 as chairman of the board of the Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, with 100 hospitals and clinics in 18 states, along with several community health service organizations and nursing colleges.

The dinner will feature a reception and multicourse meal followed by a brief program and Lowney’s presentation.

For this current school year alone, FACE is providing $1.3 million in tuition assistance scholarships to 925 students.

Those interested in supporting the Fall Scholarship Dinner through sponsorship opportunities or by purchasing individual tickets may contact the FACE office at 508-675-1311 or visit

History scholar featured at bagel breakfast

A New York state history scholar will discuss “Religious Diversity and Disaster in Eastern Europe” at a bagel breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Falmouth Jewish Congregation.

Professor Michael Strmiska of State University of New York Orange will focus on the religious diversity that has existed alongside religious intolerance, embracing pagan traditions, Judaism, Islam, alternative forms of Christianity and, more recently, Eastern religions.

The cost for the program is $8 for nonmembers. RSVP by Oct. 16 writing to or calling 508-540-0602. Walk-ins will be accepted only as space and food permit.

The congregation is at 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth.

Congregation focuses on evil and suffering

Pastor Bruce Epperly of South Congregational Church, UCC, Centerville will preach on the mystery of suffering at today’s 10 a.m. worship service as part of the church’s focus throughout October on evil and suffering. It will be followed by an adult study seminar at 11:15 titled “a journey with Job.”

The Oct. 21 10 a.m. worship service will focus on “The voice from the whirlwind: Living with limitations.” An Oct. 28 adult study seminar at 11:15 a.m. will reflect on “evil and the God of love.”

South Congregational Church is located at 565 Main St., Centerville. For more information, contact

Choral Eucharist set for All Saint’s Day

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Chatham will have a choral Eucharist for All Saint’s Day at 5 p.m. Nov. 1.

The Evensong Choir will present, as a part of the service, Faure’s Requiem.

All are welcome to attend the service, to be held in the church’s sanctuary at 625 Main St., Chatham. For details, contact the church office a 508-945-2832 or visit

Pius X Parish plans bus trip to Foxwoods

St. Pius X Parish of Yarmouth will sponsor a bus trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, on Tuesday.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 6:30 a.m. at the Parish Life Center, 25 Barbara St., South Yarmouth, with the bus leaving promptly at 7 a.m. The bus will leave the casino at 3 p.m. to return to the Cape. Cost is $35 per person, including $10 gaming play and $10 food voucher, or free buffet.

For more information contact Brian Obarowski at 508-258-0423 (home) or 508-367-5728 (cell), or email him at


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