, Salem, MA

February 9, 2013

North Shore religion calendar

The Salem News

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Jazz Sunday, 10 a.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. The Willie Sordillo Quartet will participate in the morning worship service. The Rev. Craig Collermer, retired minister of the First Baptist Church of Beverly, will deliver the sermon. Following the service, there will be a Mardi Gras potluck lunch. Members and friends are asked to bring a main dish, salad, vegetable or dessert . Those wishing not to cook may donate $5. Public welcome. 978-774-4510.

VOTF North Shore-Seacoast Affiliate meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 1 Margin St., Peabody. Richard Gaillardetz of Boston College presents “The Legacy of the Second Vatican Council for the 21st Century.” Refreshments served; free-will offering appreciated. 978-535-2321,, 978-518-0133 or

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Mardi Gras Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 5 Margin St., Salem. Pancakes, sausage, home fries and dessert. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in Mardi Gras activities. $8/person, $20/family. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling Linda at 978-531-2458. Parking and entrance located in the back of the Parish Center.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the Northshore, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Mardi Gras celebration includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fixings, music, raffles and children’s activities. Free admission; free-will donations appreciated to benefit Haven From Hunger in Peabody. Off-street parking. All Saints Parish office, 978-774-1150.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Ash Wednesday Services, 6:30 a.m., 5 and 7:30 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliot St., Danvers. or 978-774-3163.

PJ Library Make and Take Program, 3:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Free Jewish story and craft hour for 3- and 4-year olds. Walk-ins welcome. 978-740-4404 or

Ash Wednesday Worship Service, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Distribution of ashes. 978-777-7408.

Thursday, Feb. 14

“Religious Freedom and the Arab Spring,” 4:30 p.m., Gordon College, Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Presented by Jennifer Bryson, director of the Islam and Civil Society Project at The Witherspoon Institute and a visiting research professor for peace and stability operations at the U.S. Army War College. Bryson also served as an interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps and has written in favor of human, rapport-building interrogation and against the use of torture. Free. or

Saturday, Feb. 16

“That’s Amore” Spaghetti Supper, following 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. As part of St. Richard’s 50-year anniversary celebration, the church will host a spaghetti supper in the parish hall with a cash bar, entertainment and activities. $5/person, $20/family. Tickets sold at the door and after Mass.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Sacrament of Marriage St. Valentine Mass Celebration, 11 a.m., St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. To celebrate with couples who are celebrating their 50-year anniversary or are getting married at St. Richard’s this year.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Ham and Bean Supper, 6 p.m., Church of the Holy Name, Remick Hall, corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road, Swampscott. Baked ham, homemade baked beans, corn bread, coleslaw, potato salad and assorted finger desserts. $10/adults; $5/children ages 12 to 16; free/children 11 and under. Church entrance is located on Hardy Road.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Happy Anniversary Mass, 8 a.m., St. Richard’s Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. To celebrate St. Richard’s 50-year anniversary. Following the Mass, light refreshments will be served in the rectory conference room.

Connections Plus Book Group Meeting, 4 p.m., Panera Bread, Vinnin Square, 433 Paradise Road, Swampscott. New club for baby boomers, grandmothers and grand friends of the PJ Library to discuss books about Jewish identity and the role of women in Jewish culture. Group will discuss “I am Forbidden” by Anouk Markovits. Free; sponsored by the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, the Jewish Journal and Cohen Hillel Academy. 978-740-4404 or

Sunday, March 3

Choral Evensong, 5 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The choir of Christ the Redeemer will sing the classic Anglican service of evening prayer with music by Orlando Gibbons, Peter Nardone and T. Tertius Noble. Free. For details, contact Dan McKinley at 978-774-3163, ext. 353.

Sunday, March 10

PJ Library Sing-along Seder, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop St. Families with children ages 8 and younger are invited to the PJ Library Sing-along Seder, a Jewish program. Cantor Gaston Bogomolni will teach attendees how to sing and creatively move through a Passover seder, designed for families with young children, while teaching parents creative ways to bring the experience home. Free. Grandparents welcome to attend. Parents will receive a free bag of seder-related items to take home. Reservations by March 1 appreciated. or 978-740-4404. Funded in part by an allocation from the Jewish Federation of the North Shore.