About 1,500 Mormons plan to meet Sunday at Ellicott City...

RELIGION NOTES

January 04, 2002

About 1,500 Mormons plan to meet Sunday at Ellicott City chapel

About 1,500 members of the Columbia Maryland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at their chapel, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a former justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will speak.

He will meet with groups of local Mormon church leaders tomorrow.

Information: 410-715-4544.

Francisco Friars to offer Mass of Healing tonight

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. today.

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

Information: 410-531-2800.

Grants available to those affected by terror attacks

Episcopal Relief and Development is making grant money available to assist local residents who are in need as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

Applications, which will be reviewed by a committee, are available from the Link at Christ Church.

Information: Mike Clark or Marjorie Lewis, 410-309-9695.

Catonsville church plans `Family Institute 2002'

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Catonsville will present "Family Institute 2002 - Building Strong Households of Faith" from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22.

A light supper and workshops are planned each night.

Workshops for adults include "The Power of We: God's Gift to Marriage," "Raising Great Kids: Parenting with Grace and Truth" and "Understanding Muslims."

Workshops for children teach basic Christian symbols through music, crafts and games. Nursery care is provided.

The cost is $25 a person; $45 a family. Registration is requested by Sunday.

Information or registration: 410-747-1897.

Lecture series continues on Jewish mysticism

Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education will continue his series of talks about Jewish mysticism at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 23 at the center, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

"Mazal: Jewish Astrology" is the topic Wednesday. "Divine Providence: Angels and Miracles" will be discussed Jan. 23.

Admission is $6.

Information: 410-740-2424.

2002 historical calendar available at Savage church

The Savage Historical Society, which meets at United Methodist Church of Savage, 9050 Baltimore St., has released a calendar for 2002.

Titled "A Long Time Ago," it includes photographs of Savage from the early 1900s.

The cost is $4, and the calendars can be picked up at the church's Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St.

Information or orders: the Rev. Galen R. Menne, 301-725-7630.

The Journeys Community to discuss new beginnings

The Journeys Community, for people who want to pursue a spiritual path but have not found what they're seeking in traditional forms of worship, offers services at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia.

"Aging and the Circle of Life" will be the topic Sunday.

Information: 410-489-4035.

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