Religion Notes


January 02, 2004

Ellicott City parish breaks ground for multiuse building

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish celebrated the groundbreaking for its $3 million multipurpose building Nov. 30.

Bishop W. Francis Malooly and Monsignor Richard E. Smith, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, presided over the ceremony in Ellicott City.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help serves more than 1,900 families.

The 19,000-square-foot building will include a gymnasium, class and meeting rooms, and kitchen facilities.

Information: 410-747-4334.

Friars offer monthly Masses for healing

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

The Mass is an opportunity 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 the blessing of the congregation with the relic of St. Anthony, is offered 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.

Final talk in series for Jewish women

"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. Thursday at the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

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

Admission is free. Information or to register: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

Church's gift shop holding bag sale

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe of Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a bag sale through March.

Bags can be filled for $2.

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

Information: 410-799-9175.

First Evangelical Lutheran holding Bible study series

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, is holding a 10-week educational series, "Crossways Bible Study: The Gospels and the Acts," from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays from 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 last month, is taught by the Rev. Glenn Ludwig. Participants can join next month.

The cost is $15.

Information: 410-465-2977.

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