QPR TRAINING: First Presbyterian Church, 2112 Rudolph Road, is hosting suicide prevention training for adults and youth at 4 p.m. Sunday. The session will run about 90 minutes.
Through the training, participants can learn to recognize the warning signs that someone might be thinking about suicide and how to question, persuade and refer them for assistance.
Called “Question, Perrsuade, Refer,” or QPR, the training is being presented by HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
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RECITATION OF PROMISES: Gail Helmert of Medford will recite her final promises as a member of the Lay Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.
The Order of Mount Carmel is a Catholic order, which includes priests and brothers, nuns and sisters, and laypeople as members. This group was founded during the time of the Crusades on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land.
Helmert’s journey has included study, prayer and contemplation, and service to others, both in her local church, Holy Rosary, and neighborhood community.
The Rev. John Long, Helmert’s cousin, will serve as the officiant of the Mass, and Dr. Jim Bryan of Thorp will serve as the representative receiving her promises to live the life of the Carmelites for the rest of her life.
People of all faiths and interests are invited to attend.
light refreshments will be served.
From staff reports