Submit services for Holy Week, Easter

Submit services for Holy Week, Easter

The Vindicator will publish a listing of area services that are open to the public in observance of Palm Sunday, March 24; Maundy/Holy Thursday, March 28; Good Friday, March 29; Holy Saturday, March 30; and Easter, March 31.

Deadline to submit information is 5 p.m. March 20. Publication will be March 23.

Information should include the denomination and name of the church, address, city or suburb, the day, time, type of service, your name and a phone number for verification.

Send the information by email to, mail to the religion desk at The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown 44501-0780, or by fax to 330-747-6712.

For information, call Religion at 330-747-1471, ext. 1245.

Concert series


Calvary Bible Church, 2878 Warren-Meadville Road, will host the Calvary Concert Series. It is for all ages. Concerts scheduled are: March 10, Gospel Echoes of the Akron area; April 7, Jeff, Sarah and Jason Tackett of Defiance (Sarah is a former Miss Ohio and talent award winner in the Miss American Pageant); and May 5, Hamilton Road of Columbus. Concerts start at 6 p.m.

10th anniversary


Phillips Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 1407 Victor Ave., will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pastor Larry Alexander during a two-day event.

A banquet is planned March 9 at The Gentry in Hubbard. Speaker will be Pastor James Bowie of Greater Friendship Baptist Church. Tickets are $15.

A celebration will be at 4 p.m. March 10 at the church with Pastor Kevin Crum of New Hope Baptist Church.

Men’s retreat


The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Youngstown will host the second annual Men’s Conference March 9 at Walsh University in North Canton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and closes with Mass celebrated by Bishop George Murry at 4 p.m. The theme will be “Rise Up O Men of God and Open the Door to Faith.” Keynote speaker will be Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. “Power of Praise” band will provide music.

Tickets are $35 and $45 on the day of the conference. Lunch and free parking is included. Call 330-782-8621 or visit

Guest speaker


Jim Holbrook will be guest speaker at a service set for 6 p.m. today at New Hope Methodist Church, 2250 Tod Ave. Holbrook is founder and pastor of Warren Revival Center in Leavittsburg.



Jewish/Christian Studies/ North will examine the role of sickness and healing in Jewish, Christian, Islam, Hindu and Bahai traditions during a discussion Wednesday at Temple El-Emeth, 3970 Logan Way.

The group gathers at 12:30 p.m. with the discussion at 1. “The Book of Job,” a documentary, will be shown.

Contact the Rev. George Balasko at 330-406-1034 or Rabbi Joseph Schonberger at 330-759-1429.

Croatian Mass


Sts . Peter and Paul Croatian Catholic Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., will have an all-Croatian Mass at 10:30 a.m. March 10 with Nocne Sove Tamburitza Orchestra featuring Stephen Barba, cantor/organist.

Youth chorus to sing


Salem Youth Chorus will present “Loving Shepherd” concerts of reflective choral music for Lent at area churches. Concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 E. State St., Salem; 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown; 11 a.m. March 9 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 226 W. State St., Sharon, Pa.; 4 p.m. March 9 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown; and 4 p.m. March 10 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren. Concerts will include chants, music by Handel, Gluck, Faure, Ledger, Chilcott and a performance of the Missa Brevis in C, “Organ solo Mass,” KV 259 by Mozart. Jon Simsic is chorus director, and Frank Dodd will be the organist. A free-will offering will be received to support the upcoming summer choir tour.

Testimony of faith


Christopher Milo, speaker, songwriter and pianist, will offer a testimony of faith in music at 11 a.m. March 10 at New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Hugs-N-Bugs, a nonprofit organization focusing on children with cancer and their families.

Lenten meditation

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St. John’s Episcopal Church, 226 W. State St., will have its fourth Lenten meditation and recital series at 11 a.m. March 9. It will begin with a meditation by the Rev. Adam Trambley, rector, followed by a recital by Salem Youth Chorus. Jon Simsic is director and Frank Dodd, organist. A free-will offering will be taken, and a community lunch will be served in Allen Hall. St. John’s is handicapped accessible.

Concert at shrine


The Wade Rairdon Chorus will perform at 4 p.m. March 10 at the Shrine of Our Lady, Comforter of the Affilicted, 517 S. Belle Vista Ava. A free-will offering will be accepted. A social will follow.

Mass at Covelli


Bishop George V. Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Monday commemorating Catholic Schools Month in the Mahoning Valley. Students from 14 area Catholic schools will participate in the Mass. Students will read the petitions, bring up the gifts, and choirs of Ursuline High School and St. Nicholas Elementary School in Struthers will be musical leaders. Other participants are Cardinal Mooney High School, St. Christine Church and St. Joseph the Provider Catholic School; Lumen Christi Catholic Schools (Early Childhood Learning Center) at St. Luke and St. Charles, both Boardman; Holy Family in Poland; St. Joseph/Immaculate Heart of Mary in Austintown; St. Patrick in Hubbard; St. Aloysius Elementary School in East Liverpool; St. Paul Elementary School in Salem, St. Rose Elementary School in Girard and Ursuline Preschool in Canfield.

More than 2,000 students, faculty and parents will attend the Mass, which is open to the public.

Calendar tea


Ebenezer Liberty Life Center, 319 Goldie Road, Liberty, will sponsor the 57th annual free calendar tea at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral hall, 144 W. Wood St. Guest speaker is DeMaine Kitchen, chief of staff to Mayor Charles Sammarone, and associate minister at Rising Star Baptist Church.

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