Manhattan Shrine Offers Lenten Day of Prayer, Health Education Series

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – A March 10 Lenten Day of Prayer and a five-week lunchtime health education series are among the many programs being offered at Manhattan’s Church of St. Francis of Assisi, National Shrine of St. Anthony.

The day of prayer, titled “Survival Spirituality: Survive for What?” is being led by Anthony Carrozzo, spiritual director, pictured. The program at 135 West 31st Street will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee in the lower church.

A registration fee of $10 can be paid on the day of the program. The lectures begin at 1:00 p.m.

The five health-related topics, being presented free of charge by various specialists at the Friday afternoon series, are:

  •    What’s New in Arthritis on March 2
  •    Depression and Anxiety on March 9
  •    Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques on March 16
  •    Understanding Assisted Living on March 23
  •   Making Your Own Decisions on  March 30

The parish’s Director of Outreach Programs Marie Harrington said she is proud of the workshops, services and educational events that St. Francis offers.

“We do very innovative things here, ” Marie said.

St. Francis of Assisi is offering several other Lenten programs including a free concert on Sunday afternoon March 18 and a five-week adult education course.

Information about the church’s programs is available through the parish Web site.