This year's Diocesan Day begins with Holy Mass at St Laurence's Church (Pyhän Laurin kirkko) in Lohja at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th. After the Mass, which is celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Teemu Sippo SCI, there is lunch at nearby Vivamo. Please notify your own parish of your participation no later than the Sunday before, i.e. on August 11th.
To get to Level Four ("You are now a Bishop!") requires a bit of effort, but the game does tell you what the correct answer is when you get a question wrong, so if you play long enough, you'll pick up some information about Saints and Personalities, the Bible and Theology. There are also questions on History as well as Arts and Culture and Liturgy and Customs. Some questions come with pictures, others require you to type in your (typically one-word) answer. But pay attention, you don't want to see your last Pope go out because of a typo - in order to get through to the next level you need to clear it with less than three wrong answers.
The game works on Android phones and is available in the Google Play Store (click on the link or look for "Catholic Trivia"). The app is free and doesn't demand the right to use your camera or anthing else - except in-app purchases so you can give a donation. The game was made by Australian Dominicans and you can read more about them here.
Katolinen.net rating: Pleasantly addictive, three Popes out of three
The Catholic Children's Club started in the autumn of 2014in Tikkurila, Vantaa, continues in the spring of 2015. Club meetings will be held at 16–18 every other week. The first meetings of the spring season is on Thursday, January 15. From February onwards the meetings are on Wednesdays. You will find the full list of dates on the Club's page.
For more information about the club, please contact Juho Kyntäjä (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 040-5176972). The main language of the club is Finnish, but Juho also speaks English, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
Order your copy now!
The book Pyhän Birgitan perilliset cost EUR 10 + postage if you order it online here (yes, the form is in Finnish, but it simply asks you to fill in your name, e-mail, phone number and tick whether you want one or two copies of the excellent book). If you are in Turku you can purchase your copy directly from the Bridgettine sisters on Ursininkatu 15 and if you're heading for the Helsinki Book Fair the book is available at the Catholic Information Service bookt (6e82).
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