Lenten Calendar: April 4 – 11, 2012

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Thanks to all those who submitted their Lenten activities for this calendar. This is the last week this calendar will be printed.

Services for Holy Week

St. Patrick’s Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church continue their Holy Week celebrations:

Wednesday, April 4: 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross procession through the streets in Spanish starting St. Patrick’s (No Spanish Mass that evening)

Thursday, April 5 (Holy Thursday): 8 a.m. Morning prayers-English

7:30 p.m. Mass-Last Supper celebration followed by Eucharistic adoration until midnight-SHJ

Friday, April 6 (Good Friday): Morning prayers in English at 8 a.m.-SHJ

Noon-Stations of the Cross procession through the streets starting SHJ

6 p.m.-Passion service followed by Good Friday procession.

Saturday, April 7 (Holy Saturday): 8 a.m.-morning prayers (English)

8 p.m.-Easter vigil begins-SHJ

Sunday, April 8 (Easter Sunday): Spanish Mass at 8:30 a.m.-St. Patrick’s

10 a.m. English Mass-SHJ

12:30 p.m. Spanish Mass-SHJ

Note: No Spanish Mass at 7 p.m.

Prince of Peace: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, celebrates Holy Week continuing on Maundy Thursday (April 5), there is holy communion and stripping of the altar at 7 p.m.

On Good Friday (April 6), services at noon and 7 p.m.

Easter services (April 8) have holy communion and musical fanfare at 8 a.m., contemporary worship at 9:30 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. as well. All are welcome. Wheelchair-accessible. Info: 410-866-8766, www.poplutheranbaltimore.org.Prince of Peace:

United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has holy week activities as follows. Info: 410-276-0393, uecucc@verizon.net

Wednesday, April 4: Last Supper Tableau at 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 5: Maundy Thursday, Worship at 7:30 p.m., Communion & Tenebrae

Friday, April 6: Good Friday, Meditation at the Cross at 9 a.m.

10 a.m. Ecumenical carrying of the cross through Canton; meet at St. Brigid’s Church.

Sunday, April 8: Easter Sunday, Worship and Communion at 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Living Cross Service at 9:45 a.m.

Fells Point: The Annual Fells Point Easter Sunrise Service on Broadway Pier is held on Sunday, April 8, 6:15 a.m. with Pastor Jack  PJ Trautwein. Info: pjtowncrier@excite.com

Lenten Meals and More

Soup’s On: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, has soup and bread every Wednesday, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. before Lenten services, with the next on April 4. Sandwiches $4, desserts $1.

Fish Fry! Knights of Columbus, 1338 Hull Street,has a fish fry every Friday in Lent, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,  $10/person. The last is on Good Friday, April 6. Free delivery in selected areas. Includes beverage and dessert. Info: 410-244-0690, 410-336-6068.

Soup and Stations: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 600 S. Conkling Street, has soup and bread every Friday in Lent at 7 p.m. in the lower church hall, followed at 7:30 p.m. by Stations of the Cross in English in the church, and Bible reflections in Spanish in the lower church hall. The next is Friday, April 6.


Lenten Confessions: St. Brigid Church: Tuesdays from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. (Mass in the chapel at 4 p.m.)

Church of St. Leo The Great in Little Italy: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m.)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Our Lady of Pompei: Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

St. Patrick’s: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Highlandtown): Wednesdays after 8 a.m. Mass

Holy Rosary: Fridays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

St. Casimir: Sundays, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (Mass at 5 p.m.)

Special Activities

The Last Supper: United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon St., Canton, will present its Last Supper tableau Wednesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. This will be the church’s last year to offer this pageant, which began in 1950. All are welcome to attend the presentation, and to see the close of a Baltimore tradition. Info: 410-276-0788.

B&O Bunny: Join the B&O Railroad Museum for Bunny in the Roundhouse withbreakfast, Choo Choo Blue, storytime and the B&O Easter Bunny on April 6 and 7, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Info: www.borail.org

BonanZOO: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore celebrates its annual Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZOO on April 6, 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Children can search for eggs during the ongoing Egg Hunts in the fields of Waterfowl Lake Pavilion, near the Main Gate entrance. Includes a noon puppet show (on Friday only) as well as games, crafts, children’s entertainers and more. Food will be sold. There are also informative exhibits and training sessions to help kids learn about the animals. Free with general zoo admission. Info: www.marylandzoo.org.

Blessing of the Easter baskets: Holy Rosary Church will conduct Swieconka, or blessing of the Easter baskets, on Saturday, April 7 at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at the church, 408 S. Chester St. Free. For info call 410-732-3960.

Baltimore Easter Egg Hunts: Baltimore’s Easter egg hunt is held this year on Monday, April 9, noon-2 p.m. at the Rawlings Conservatory and Botantical Gardens.

Another egg hunt at the William J. Myers Soccer Pavilion, 4300 West Bay Avenue, is held on Monday, April 9, 10 a.m.-noon. Free admission. Ages 4 and under start 10 a.m. Ages 5-6 start 10:30 a.m. Ages 7-8 start 11 a.m. Ages 9-10 start 11:30 a.m. Info: 410-596-5782.

City Services

Good Friday: Friday, April 6 is Good Friday, and Baltimore City has announced there will be no curbside trash or recycling pickup. Communities where pickup is normally on Friday will have pickup on Saturday, April 7. No bulk trash is scheduled. City offices and buildings will be closed on Friday, but parking meters do need to be fed, and all parking restrictions need to be honored. Info: www.blatimorecity.gov, 311.

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