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AROUND THE DIOCESE
Around the Diocese for 10.23.14

Pre-Mardi Gras Sunday dinner to be served

BARRINGTON — The Women’s Guild at Holy Angels Parish, 341 Maple Ave., will be selling tickets for a pre-Mardi Gras dinner starting Thursday, October 23. The event, which will take place at St. Angelo’s Restaurant at the corner of Forbes Street and Wampanoag Trail, will be held Sunday, January 25, beginning at 1 p.m., with Monday, January 26 at 5 p.m. as a storm date. The menu will include salad, polenta, ravioli, sausage and meatballs, as well as coffee, tea and dessert. A cash bar will also be available. Members of the Women’s Guild will help with transportation if anyone needs a ride. Call 245-7743 or 245-0573 for more information.

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The Church welcomes gays
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Without a doubt
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