Ecumenical briefing: Church Women United of Nebraska will sponsor an Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church, 4530 A St., in Lincoln. The theme for the day is "Work for Justice." The cost, which includes lunch, is $25 at the door. For more information, contact Mary. Spurgeon@fumcomaha.org or 402-556-6262, ext. 1004.
Praying Lent website: Creighton University has an online resource to assist people during Lent. The Praying Lent website at onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/offers preparation advice from Lent's beginning to celebrating the holy three days after Lent. Praying Lent also offers a link to the readings of the day, brief meditation, a link to a Daily Reflection and Intercessions from the Liturgy of the Hours.
Lenten workshop: The Rev. Richard Hauser will lead a Lenten workshop titled "Finding God in Troubled Times: Scriptural Approaches" at St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, Nebraska, Feb. 26 and 27. At Creighton University, Hauser is a professor emeritus of theology, assistant to the president for mission and associate director of the graduate programs in Christian spirituality. This workshop invites participants to reflect on their faith and how suffering hurts or enhances the relationship with God and with Jesus. Preparatory reading: Hauser's book "Finding God in Troubled Times." The retreat begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and ends with a closing Mass at 4 p.m. Feb. 27. For more information, call 402-352-8819 or go to StBenedictCenter.com.
Men's retreat: The Rev. Bob English and Chris Berens will speak on "How to Find God in This Overly Busy World!" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at St. Leo Catholic Church, 102nd and Blondo Streets. English is pastor of Mary our Queen Church and highly experienced in Contemplative Prayer. Berens is a husband and father and business owner in Omaha and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Church. He is also a member of the Mission Advancement Council of the Institute of Priestly Formation and has practiced Ignatian prayer for more than 10 years. The retreat includes a continental breakfast, talks, time for prayer and Mass. An offering will be taken. To register, call 402-397-0407 or email email@example.com.
Year of Mercy speeches: St. Leo and St. Pius X Parishes are hosting sessions national speaker Jack Jezreel, who will focus on aspects of the Year of Mercy.
He will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo St. The topic is "A Faith That Does Mercy."
He will hold two sessions Tuesday at St. Leo Catholic Church, 102nd and Blondo Streets. Workshops to support Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy and the work of social mission in all churches will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Lenten Worship Series: First Lutheran Church, 542 S. 31st St., will host Lent Series Wednesdays titled "Hope Not Hate," Wednesday through March 16. A soup supper and an offering will be at 6 p.m. There will be a Taize worship with a weekly speaker at 7 p.m. For more information, call 402-3457506 or go online to flcomaha.org.
Pancake supper: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3416 Woolworth Ave., will host a Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Eucharistic Miracles exhibition: Eucharistic Miracles of the World, a Vatican International Exhibition, will be Feb. 20 to 23 at St. Gerald Catholic Church and Fellowship Hall, 9602 Q St., in Ralston. Exhibition hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 21; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. There is no admission fee. Child care will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20; 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21; 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22; and 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with two events at St. Gerald: 40 Hours Eucharistic Exposition and the Parish Mission. The 40 Hours Eucharistic Exposition will begin with the noon Mass on Feb. 21 and continue until the closing service at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23. The faithful may come and pray at any time during this period. The Parish Mission will host three presentations by Jim Beckman from the Augustine Institute in Denver. All three start at 7 p.m. The schedule is Feb. 21, "Mercy and the Disciple"; Feb. 22, "Mercy and the Evangelist"; and Feb. 23, "Mercy and Mission." For more information, go to stgerald.org or call 402-331-1955.