Area churches offer special programs for Lent


March 03, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BEGINNING WITH Ash Wednesday last week, many area churches are offering special programs for the season of Lent.

At St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Odenton, daily Mass will be celebrated at 6: 30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays at 7 p.m.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday evening. At 6: 30 p.m., parishioners will join for a potluck supper. After the meal, speakers from the diocesan office will talk about Episcopal social ministries. Information: 410-721-2881.

Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville celebrates daily Mass at 8: 30 a.m. throughout the year. During Lent, Masses are added at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A soup supper, followed by Stations of the Cross, will be offered Fridays beginning at 6: 30 p.m.

Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton will sponsor "Soup and Study" sessions each Wednesday at 6: 15 p.m.

At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Crofton, groups have offered to prepare soup and bread suppers each Friday at 6: 45 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross.

Cheryl Shoots' religious- education class will serve one week. Kathy Furst has organized youngsters from Arthur Slade Elementary School for another week. The Seton Men's Group also will help out, and a group of families from the Camp Maria retreaters will serve.

Caregivers support

A caregivers support group will meet tonight in the Seton Parish Hall in Crofton. The meeting is to run from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

The group provides companionship, moral support and information to everyone caring for an ill relative at home or in a nursing home.

Information: 410-721-5777.

Honoring Dr. Seuss

Kelsey Bailey is a fifth-grade safety guard at Crofton Woods Elementary School. Yesterday morning, she stood at her post in the parking lot, helping students cross to the school.

Just like every other day, she wore her fluorescent orange safety uniform sash. But she also wore a huge, brightly colored hat and carried a cuddly stuffed cat. Why? Kelsey says yesterday was the 94th birthday of Dr. Seuss, creator of the famous children's books, and Crofton Woods students were bringing Cats in the Hats to school to celebrate. Dr. Seuss -- Theodor Geisel -- was born in 1904 and died in 1991.

Mary Rose Sykoras and Mary Claire LaRose came walking down the street, each carrying a little stuffed kitten. In hats.

Pub Date: 3/03/98

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