January 9, 2019

Intercessory Prayer More info ►

Every Wednesday, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come join us in praying for your needs as well as the needs of others.

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Big Books Workshop AA More info ►

Every Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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AA (Big Book Workshop) More info ►

Every Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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CA More info ►

Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Naranon More info ►

Every Wednesday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Book Discussion Group More info ►

Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Heuston Library of the Parish House, 2nd floor, to discuss the best of the classics and the best of the new. Everyone’s welcome. We discuss content and writing style; the reading list is selected by suggestions from the members.  

 

October 10:  Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania  by Erik Larson

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.

            Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.

            It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

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Steps to Sobriety More info ►

Every Wednesday, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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