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June 21, 2014

North Shore religion news in brief

St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, currently in St. Margaret’s Parish at 672 Hale St. in Beverly, will continue to host the Rev. Patrick Amano for Sunday, June 22, while the Rev. Jurgen Liias is on vacation in Africa. Amano was pastor of St. Monica’s in Methuen and is currently serving as parochial vicar at Saint Athanasius in Reading and Saint Paul’s in Cambridge. Liias will return for the last Sunday service of the month, June 29 at 5 p.m., to celebrate Saints Peter and Paul, with a reception to follow. All are welcome. Following that, Liias has announced the relocation of his congregation to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish, 9 Pomeworth St. in Stoneham, starting July 1. Liias will celebrate his first Mass at the Stoneham location on Sunday, July 6, at 9:30 a.m. Ongoing Mass times and additional information will be posted online at or

The fall 2014 Shorashim after-school program at Temple Sinai of Marblehead and Swampscott is now enrolling. This educational program is available to students ages 5 to 13 who are interested in exploring and learning about their Jewish roots, traditions and history through various activities, projects and field trips. Directed by Rachel Jacobson, Shorashim will start on Sept. 9 and runs every Tuesday from 3 to 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Classes are held at Temple Sinai at 1 Community Drive in Marblehead. For more information on classes and tuition, call the Temple Sinai office at 781-631-2763 or visit or find them at

St. Michael’s Church in Marblehead will hold its 42nd annual Lobster Roll Luncheon as part of the 2014 Marblehead Festival of Arts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4, 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the church lawn at 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead. The event features lobster rolls, family-friendly food and soft drinks. All luncheon profits will be donated to charities on the North Shore and to St. Michael’s sister church and school, St. Thomas in Arcahaie, Haiti. Additional events hosted by St. Michael’s that weekend include tours of the church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 4, 5 and 6; ringing of St. Michael’s Paul Revere Bell, July 4, noon to 6 p.m.; patriotic tunes performed by St. Michael’s organist Dr. Douglas Major, noon, July 5; and a visit from Paul Revere, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 6. For more information, visit

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