Resurrection parish prepares for Easter


April 02, 1999|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

RESURRECTION OF Our Lord Roman Catholic parish comes into its own this Easter season as the church celebrates its namesake and the resurrection.

In keeping with that joyous occasion, the church announces young members who have made their first Communion: Mary Bugg, Cathy Conte, Jonathan Gomez, Tia Jackson, Ashley Kundin, Katie Lachut, Emanuelle Lima, Tatiana Ovalle, Gabrielle Pintos, Brittany Rouiller, Charles Utley, Vinnie Burke, Francisco Figueroa, Sami Graciano, John Kaisler, Ellie Lachut, Rachel Lanspa, Maria Ovalle, Amanda Pintos, David Randall, Jorge Ruano, Luke Weiss, Karen Dominguez, Karla Dominguez, Yesenia Ruano, Magaly Rodriguez.

The church reminds area Catholics that today, Good Friday, is a day of fast and abstinence. This means that practicing Catholics may eat only one full meal and may not consume meat.

The church also announces the Passiontide schedule:

Today -- a service at 7: 30 p.m. with Veneration of the Cross and at 9 p.m. the Stations of the Cross.

At noon tomorrow, Holy Saturday, church members will celebrate the blessing of the food baskets, an old Polish custom. The Easter Vigil Mass will begin at 7: 30 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, Masses are scheduled at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. A Mass at 7 p.m. will be celebrated in Spanish.

Good hare day

Changes have occurred at the Savage Library over the past few months as Donna Mathews, the head librarian, and Lynn Starman, the children's librarian, have left. But the spirit they brought to the branch continues in the work of a terrific staff. Among the ideas that Starman brought, for instance, was a closer relationship between young library patrons and domesticated animals.

Starman, with her staff's assistance and Mathews' blessing, brought pot-bellied pigs to the library. Goats have also been brought in for children to see. Rita Snyder, a children's librarian who never lets a good idea go to waste, looked through files that Starman left and found the name Wendy Feaga. She has a daughter, Laura, who raises rabbits.

Laura Feaga has presented her rabbits to groups of children, and on April 15 she will bring them to the Savage library. Laura and other members of the 4-H club Hare Raisers will delight children age 2 and older with stories about bunnies.

As with most programs at the Savage library, registration isn't required -- just drop in with the family. Youths are encouraged to use quiet voices suitable for a library so they won't startle the rabbits.

Information: 410-880-5978.

Lost towns

Montpelier Mansion offers a free lecture at 7: 30 p.m. April 21. James Gibb, assistant director of the Lost Towns of Anne Arundel Project, will lecture at the mansion on that topic. He will discuss the technological and archival methods used to retrace the whereabouts of towns that have vanished. Information: 301-953-1376.

Herbs, bread and tea

Montpelier Mansion also will be the site of a Herb, Bread and Tea Festival on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come relax among 75 acres of the park, while sampling the wares of vendors and enjoying the delights of herb gardens. An assortment of lectures and workshops are planned. The rain date is April 25. The event is free.

Music on ice

The Columbia Figure Skating Club will present a spring show April 17 and 18. Performances of the show "That's Entertainment" promise exactly that. More than 100 area skaters will perform to musical selections from hits such as "Grease," "Les Miserables," "Beauty and the Beast" and "South Pacific."

Laurel's Anna Campos, 16, who recently finished fourth in pairs skating at the novice level in the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship in Utah, will be one of the featured skaters. Also watch for Jennifer Flagg, Shannon Lynes and Kim Peters. Ticket sales are brisk, so order early. Information: 410-461-9948.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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