St. Anthony of Padua to host a two-day Divine Mercy conference event

Jamal Melancon

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A divine mercy conference featuring opportunities to do prayer, confession and hear testimonials about the role of God’s mercy in New Orleans will take place at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church this Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27. The conference comes as a response to Pope Francis announcing the Holy Year, the Jubilee Year of Mercy on March 15, 2015, and this Holy Year began on Dec. 15, 2015 and will end on Nov. 20, 2016.

The conference will feature testimonials by local businessman Mike Hammer, musicians Jerry Christopher Jr. and Jonathan Hoerner, and Karen Stoehr, who will talk about her child that doctors said to abort.

The calendar of the two-day conference is as follows:

Friday Feb. 26

4:00 p.m. Confessions

7:00 p.m. Mike Hammer testimonial

7:30 p.m. Jerry Christopher, Jr. and Jonathan Hoerner testimonial

8 p.m. Holy Mass – Fr. Steve Bruno

9-10 p.m. Holy Hour, confessions

Saturday Feb. 27

8:00 a.m. Coffee & donuts

9:00 a.m. Karen Stoehr testimonial

10:00 a.m. Holy hour, confessions

11:00 a.m. Holy Mass by Fr. Mariano Veliz O.P.