Franciscan Friars will offer Lenten Evening of...

RELIGION NOTES

March 30, 2001

Franciscan Friars will offer Lenten Evening of Reflection

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road will offer a Lenten Evening of Reflection on the San Damiano Experience from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

The experience of St. Francis of Assisi in receiving a message to rebuild the church while praying before the San Damiano Cross will be explained. There will be an opportunity to pray.

The cost is $20. Registration is required.

A two-day seminar, "Christian Holiness," will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 and 8. Catholic saints will be discussed as case studies for styles of holiness.

The cost is $35 for one day; $60 for two days. Coffee and tea upon arrival and lunch are included.

A Mass of Healing will be offered in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. April 6.

There will be an opportunity to be prayed over by a priest and to offer private intentions after the Mass.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Interfaith Seder planned for Sunday afternoon

Seven Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Unitarian Universalist congregations will hold an interfaith Passover Seder, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Themes from many cultures and religions will be included in the ceremonial meal.

A donation for a local charity will be requested. Reservations are not necessary.

Information: Anthony Fleg, 410-531-6163.

Spiritual center offers retreat focusing on Jesus

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will present a weekend retreat, "The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus," from 5 p.m. April 6 to 5 p.m. April 8. Participants will be guided through four presentations of the passion and death of Jesus, concluding with reflections on the resurrection narratives.

The cost is $175 for residents; $120 for commuters. Registration is due by Wednesday.

Information: 410-442-1320.

One-man show presents Shakespeare's poetry

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will sponsor a program of Shakespeare's sonnets, lyric poetry and songs, presented by Columbia resident Chuck Palenik as Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Youth group sponsors program to help parents

Jennings Chapel Community Youth Group will sponsor a free seminar, "Equipping Adults for Today's Youth," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at Shoffeitt's Farm, 2840 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine.

David Burke, director of Young People's Ministry for the Peninsula Delaware Methodist Conference and a humorous speaker, will speak.

Families are welcome.

Information: 410-489-4003 or www.todaysyouth.org.

Church sponsoring Lenten speakers series

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church is holding a Lenten speakers series about putting faith into action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

A 20-minute prayer service will be held after the lecture.

Information: 410-964-1434.

Lenten Scripture program planned for Thursdays

Columbia Cooperative Ministry will hold an ecumenical Lenten Scripture program from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through April 5 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. Lura Kaval, associate rector of Christ Episcopal Church, will present "Songs for the Journey" on Thursday.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

`A Photo Tour of Israel' rescheduled for April 2

Prime Time Society of St. John's Episcopal and First Evangelical Lutheran churches of Ellicott City has rescheduled a program originally planned for March 5.

Sue Grotz will lead devotions and the Rev. Harry Hoffman will present "A Photo Tour of Israel" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of St. John's, 9120 Frederick Road.

Anyone age 55 or older is welcome. Participants should bring a sandwich. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

Information: 410-465-3439.

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