Mater Ecclesiae Dinner Theater, 261 Crosskeys Rd., Berlin, presents, “If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise,” written by Pat Cook, Friday, Feb. 15, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. $25 for dinner and show. No tickets at the door. For more information and tickets call Kathie, 856-596-7627 or

2nd annual Chili Cook-Off, Sunday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Culliney Hall, St. Frances Cabrini Church, 2nd & Atlantic, Ocean City. Join us for dinner & chili tasting.  Enter your special chili to be judged for the best chili crown. Complimentary beverages will be available and hot dogs for $1. A free will offering will be accepted for the benefit of the Holy Childhood Association. Contact Sister Joelle, 609-399-2643 or or Regina Ralston, 609-399-9013 or  R.S.V.P. by Feb. 8.

The Knights of Columbus – All Saints Council, 16th Annual John J. Heinz Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall, Wabash and Poplar Aves., Linwood. No entry fee; prizes will be given to the top three chili chefs and best presentation. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/children (under 10 eat free).  Take-out is available. To be a contestant contact Gerry Mattia, 609-470-0256 for more information.

Christ the Redeemer Parish, Atco, Concert, Coffee House & Art Show, Sunday, Jan. 20, Assumption Church Hall, 318 Carl Hasselhan Drive, Atco, 6:30 p.m. (doors open). Free admission, family friendly. Music – Violin, Guitar, Piano, Percussion and original music by Jeffrey Shields and his band Forgotten Truth, art and refreshments.

At the invitation of Father Steve Rapposelli, S.J. Cursillo will be holding the monthly “Ultreya,” or gathering Feb. 20, at 7:15 p.m. at a new location, St. Margaret’s Church and School, in the Ministry Center located at 845 Third Street, Woodbury Heights (behind the church and attached to the school). All are welcome for music, faith witness, sharing, prayer and refreshments. Cursillo, pronounced “ker-see-o,” is a Spanish word, which is where the movement originated. Cursillo reaches around the world, but begins right here in our own parishes. For more information call Kate Sanderson, 856-468-4356.

St. Peter Parish, Merchantville, Senior Ministry’s annual flea-market, Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville. $20 includes table. For more information call Jo, 856-667-5237.

The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit presents Blessed Assurance, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Troubadour Jim Winder and his band of brothers will present 1 John word-for-word in dramatic story-telling style with original songs which emphasize the text. Free will offering. For more information contact Sherry, 856-478-2294 x2003 or

March for Life, Salem County bus to Washington, D.C., Jan. 18: 8 a.m., Corpus Christi Church, 369 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point. Contact:  Lucille Shortencarrier, 856-299-3833 or

Let Jesus Reign as the King of your family: “I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored” — Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary. To accept Jesus’ invitation for Enthronement of His Sacred Heart in your home contact Patricia Felker, 856-256-1564 or

South Jersey Cursillo, a movement within the Catholic Church is celebrating 50 years of making a friend, being a friend and bringing our friends to Christ in an intense experience. We meet once a month to encourage each other in our walk with Christ.  All are welcome. For more info call Kate, 856-468-4356.

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