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Upcoming Day of Prayer to Focus on Afterlife

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Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will host a Day of Prayer entitled, “Afterlife 101: What Happens When Our Earthly Pilgrimage Ends?,” led by John Fencik, on Jan. 14, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to a press release, “Death is mysterious, yet it is also a reality that faces every human being.  John Fencik will help participants ponder the “active” life of heaven, the joy of seeing the Lord, and deepen the awareness of our Christian beliefs.”

Fencik has earned a M.Div. and MA in Biblical Studies.  Currently, he is the associate director of Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of Spokane.

The Day of Prayer will begin with a rosary at 9 a.m., will include two conferences, lunch, the sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass and will close with Adoration.  Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch, (or $45 which also includes use of a private room for the day).  Register in advance by calling (509)448-1224 or online at www.ihrc.net

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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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