Independence Day was noteworthy at St. Isaac Jogues Church


July 28, 2011

Happy belated anniversary wishes to Tony and Beverly Brulinski of Perring Park, who celebrated their 41st year of wedded bliss on the Fourth of July.

The 9:00 Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Independence Day is always a special liturgy, with parishioners gathering in the vestibule afterwards for coffee and munchkins.

Pastor Marty Hammond co-celebrated this holiday Mass with Father Steve Watson, a Carmelite priest who grew up in Carney and graduated from Parkville High. Father Steve, who has been stationed at a school in Uganda, Africa, for the past two years, came home for a week-long visit with his Dad, George Watson.

Father Steve shared with parishioners some fascinating facts about the early days of Maryland's founding, and the Catholic faith.

Also present at this liturgy was a couple from Maryland history: Charles Carroll of Carrolton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, with his wife Molly, a.k.a. Charlie and Dolores Voelkel, in authentic colonial costume. They have been doing this re-enactment for special historical occasions for about fifteen years now.

The "Street Cars of Desire" are coming to the Parkville Senior Center! The "Hot August Night" Car Show is happening on Friday, Aug. 12, with a rain date of Aug. 19, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the senior center, 8601 Harford Road, with musical entertainment by "Joey C."

Trophies will be awarded to the "Dreamy Dozen." All cars are welcome to enter. The vehicle registration fee is $12, but spectators will be admitted free. Food and beverages will be available inside the air-conditioned building.

Enter the parking area on Hiss Avenue, one block south of Putty Hill Avenue on the left. For additional information, contact Ron Hepding at 410-668-2272.

St. Isaac Jogues' Parish will hold a crab feast on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the church hall, 9215 Old Harford Road. Catered by Bill's Seafood, the menu includes crabs and crab soup, corn on the cob, all those other yummy dishes and salads, and beverages, including beer. Music will be provided by Music Man and Son DJ. Tickets are $32 each in advance, $34 at the door, and $290 for a table for ten.

Call Joe Lamantia at 410-661-3569 for tickets and more information. Make your reservations early since this Crab Feast has been a sellout for the past two years.

Let us rejoice! The peach season is here at last! Weber's Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane, opened for the season on July 21. The phone number is 410-668-4488.

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