Briefs: Local Religion January 17, 2009

Vigil to remember Roe v. Wade decision

• The Mesa County Right to Life will sponsor a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa County Courthouse. The vigil will remember those affected by the Roe v. Wade decision. County Commissioner Craig Meis will be the guest speaker. A chili dinner will follow at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.

Catholic Schools Week events planned

• Holy Family Catholic School and the local parishes will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31. The week’s events will include a spelling bee, special Mass, Grandparents Day, a talent show and an ice cream social. For information, call 242-6168.

Scandinavian dinner to be Jan. 24

• Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road, will have a Scandinavian Smorgasbord dinner Jan. 24. Seating times are at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and children eat for $5. The public is welcome. For information, call 434-3119.

Trip to India to be part of open house

• The Asanga Buddhist Meditation Center, 137 N. Mesa, will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 24. Spiritual director Geshe Ngawang Phuntsok will discuss his recent trip to India. Chai tea and cookies will be served. Information about upcoming classes and meditation schedule will be available. For information, call 252-0908.
swearing-in of the nation’s first African-American president on a giant flat-screen television. When the ceremony ends, the ringers will begin the peal.


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