Religion Notes


December 26, 2003

Friars to offer healing Masses twice each month

The friars of the Sanctuary of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road near Glenelg, offer healing Masses at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

There is an opportunity for people to be prayed over by a friar and to offer private intentions at the relic of St. Anthony in the chapel.

A Mass, followed by a blessing of the congregation with the relic of St. Anthony, is at noon Tuesdays.

The relic chapel is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The friary's bookstore is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Jewish program to present final installment of series

"Rashi's Daughters," a series of programs for Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds, will present the last talk in the series "The Jewish Cycle of Time" with Rivka Hurwitz from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 at the east Columbia library branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

The series is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County. Hurwitz, a graduate of Beth Rivka Teachers Seminary in New York, is the founder and director of the Jewish Center of Adult Learning in Baltimore.

Admission is free. Information and registration: 410-730- 4976, Ext. 21.

Citrus sale is under way at church in Highland

The Health and Welfare Com- mittee and the United Methodist Men of Hopkins United Methodist Church, 13250 Highland Road in Highland, are selling navel oranges, red grapefruit and sweet tangerines by the case and half-case.

Orders: Barney Putnam, 301-335-1242.

Trinity Episcopal gift shop schedules a bag sale

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe of Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a bag sale next month, and in February and March.

Bags can be filled for $2.

The shop is at 6010 Waterloo Road, at Old Montgomery Road in Columbia. The shop, behind St. John's Lutheran Church, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Information: 410-799-9175.

Journeys Community moves into new home

Journeys Community is holding services in its permanent home, the recently renovated auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Town Center in Columbia.

The next service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Information: Harry Brunett, or

In case of inclement weather: Harry Brunett, 410-730-6079.

First Evangelical Lutheran holding Bible study series

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City, is holding a 10-week educational series titled "Crossways Bible Study: The Gospels and the Acts" from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 19 through March 18. A second class will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays during the same period.

The class, which started Dec. 4, is taught by the Rev. Glenn Ludwig. Participants can join in February.

The cost is $15.

Information: 410-465-2977.

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