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February 23, 2013

Biblical scholar to speak at Merrimack College


St. Luke the Evangelist, Newton: Lenten evening prayer is sung Sundays at 6 p.m. follow by reflection and reconciliation.

St. Matthew, 2 Searles Road, Windham: The calling of Matthew, from the gospel of Matthew 9:1-13 will be discussed during the mission on conversion, March 1. Program begins with stations of the cross at 5:30 p.m., soup supper at 6 p.m. with video presentation, reflection and discussion. Stations of the Cross will be prayed for caregivers March 1 at 5:30 p.m.

St. Michael, 196 Main St., North Andover: The Tuesday Bible study group explores the book of Revelation at 7:30 p.m. “Why Catholic?” a faith sharing group meets for six-week to explore the key tenets of the apostle’s creed with emphasis on the trinity, the incarnation and the paschal mystery. The Lenten mission, “Why Catholic: Believe, Profession of Faith” Wednesdays beginning Feb. 27 through April 10. The Lenten session of Women in God’s Spirit study, “Why Catholic,” Feb. 27 to April 10.

St. Patrick, 118 S. Broadway, Lawrence: “Life and Faith” adult faith formation series exploring part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be held March 14 and April 11, from 7-8:30, through April.

St. Paul Episcopal, 390 Main St., North Andover: The Women’s Book group reads “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry: The reverends Bruce Czapla, Chris Gaffrey and Roger Croteau are available for reconciliation March 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover: Cantor Idan Irelander leads a bar and bat mitzvah class for adults beginning Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Participants will learn to read Hebrew, the history of music and chant the Torah trope or the musical phrase cantillation applied to sacred text during public readings. The book group discusses “Heatwave and Crazy Birds” by Gabriela Avigor-Rotem, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. led by Rabbi Miriam Phillips.

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