Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagizia will deliver a message of forgiveness, healing and hope during a two-day retreat she will lead Oct. 20-21 in Holy Innocents Parish, Neptune. She will also give a presentation Nov. 3 in St. Joseph Church, Toms River.
Ilibagiza, the New York Times best-selling author of “Left To Tell,” will share her witness to the life-saving power of faith and praying the Rosary during the 91 days she, along with seven other women, were huddled in a bathroom while killers lurked outside the door.
The retreat in Holy Innocents Parish will be held Oct. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $57 per person or $76 for one person plus a guest. To register, visit immaculee.com or contact Annette Micek at [email protected] For more information, contact Kim DiBiase at 732-997-9002 or [email protected] or Brenda Sternik at 732-922-4242, ext. 127 or [email protected].
The presentation in St. Joseph Parish will be Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m., and is part of St. Joseph Parish’s Marian devotion to Our Lady of Kibeho, which will culminate on Nov. 28 in praying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, followed by celebration of the Eucharist.
Cost for the event in St. Joseph’s is $12 per person. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses Oct. 21-22 and in St. Joseph Parish office. Checks may be made payable to St. Joseph Church – Attn. OL Kibeho, and can be dropped at the parish office.
Holy Innocents Parish is located at 3455 W. Bangs Rd., Neptune. St. Joseph Church is located at 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River.