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National March for Life

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

National Mall, Washington, D.C.; 10 a.m. rally, 1 p.m. march; free;  46th annual March, begun after Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion; from Washington Monument to U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court; local bus options at archbalt.org/respect-life

Chapel Concert Series

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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One event on January 27, 2019 at 3:00pm

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville; 3 p.m.; free; Jan. 20, Heart of Maryland Barbershop Chorus; Jan. 27, Neosonos Wind Quartet; part of Chapel Concert Series at Charlestown

Roxane Gay at Loyola

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Loyola University Maryland, McGuire Hall, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore; 7 p.m.; free; “Roxane Gay With One N” at 26th annual MLK Convocation; author discussion, book signing; reserve tickets by Jan. 16; loyola.edu/mlk

“A Broadway Spectacular”

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s College Key Auditorium; Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Archbishop Spalding High School’s Performing Arts Center; $20, $15 for seniors; Archbishop Spalding High School is proud to host "A Broadway Spectacular!" featuring the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and Archbishop Spalding High School Mixed Chorus; will include Khachaturian, Spartacus: Suite No. 2  and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor as well as a number of Broadway tunes from Carousel, Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more; Anna Binneweg, conducting, and Spalding music director, Beth Hough,…

Catholic Schools Week

January 27 - February 1

National celebration, check local schools for related events in Archdiocese of Baltimore

“A Broadway Spectacular”

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., St. John’s College Key Auditorium; Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Archbishop Spalding High School’s Performing Arts Center; $20, $15 for seniors; Archbishop Spalding High School is proud to host "A Broadway Spectacular!" featuring the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and Archbishop Spalding High School Mixed Chorus; will include Khachaturian, Spartacus: Suite No. 2  and Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor as well as a number of Broadway tunes from Carousel, Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more; Anna Binneweg, conducting, and Spalding music director, Beth Hough,…

Diaconate Informational Session

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Christ the King, Holy Trinity Hall, 7436 B&A Blvd., Glen Burnie; 6:30 p.m.; free; Archdiocese of Baltimore  information sessions on becoming a permanent deacon, including the application process; Kristine.Arata@archbalt.org or mtriplett@archbalt.org

The Game

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

FEBRUARY 1 SECU Arena, Towson University, Towson; 7:30 p.m.; $15 at door; 53rd annual showcase basketball game between Institute of Notre Dame and Mercy High School; doors open 6 p.m.; indofmd.org or mercyhighschool.com

Mother Lange Awards

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

FEBRUARY 8 Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn; 7 p.m.; $60; 22nd annual Mother Mary Lange Awards, sponsored by archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministries; in conjunction with Black History Month, celebrates service and ministry rendered by black Catholics; 410-625-8472

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Staff

John W. Romanowsky, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Evangelization

Dr. Romanowsky oversees the Department of Evangelization. He joined the team in July 2014, after serving as Associate Director of Faith Formation in the Diocese of Rockville Centre since 2006.

Edward Herrera

Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life

Edward brings with him not only theological expertise and pastoral experience, but also a passion, vision, and creative approach to family-focused evangelization in the 21st-century.

Chris Mahaley

Administrative Assistant, Prison Ministry, Office of Marriage and Family Life

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