Spiritual notes

— Fish lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square, Altoona. The menu includes a fish sandwich and choice of macaroni and cheese, pierogie, french fries or haluski. Cost is $8 and includes a drink. For more information or to order take-out meals, call 944-4603. There is no fish lunch on Good Friday.

— Lenten fish dinners will be served Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday, at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2700 Broad Ave., Altoona. The meal will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Takeout is available beginning at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10.50 for adults and $7.50 for children under age 12. The menu includes baked or hand-breaded haddock, fresh cut french fries or homemade macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes, applesauce or coleslaw, a drink and homemade desserts.

— All-you-can-eat seafood buffet will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays through April 3 at Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., Altoona. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Takeout is available and can be ordered by calling 943-2072. Proceeds benefit the Second Avenue Youth Group.

— Fish fry meals will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday during Lent, through April 3, at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1840 Centre Line Road. The menu includes fried/baked haddock, french fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes or an alternate vegetable, roll, coleslaw, applesauce, drink and dessert. Ham balls will be the alternate meat on Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27. Chicken fingers will be available on March 6, March 20 and April 3. Meals are $12 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 10 and free to children 4 and younger. Takeout meals are available. For more information, call 632-6906. The church is handicap accessible.

— St. Patrick’s Parish will hold its annual seafood buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday.

The meal will be served in St. Patrick’s School cafeteria, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry.

The buffet will include baked haddock, deep-fried fish, shrimp and clams, seven side dishes, two soups, dessert and beverage. The cost is $13.50 for ages 13 to 59, $12.50 for seniors ages 60 and older, $8.50 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger.

All takeouts are $14.50.

Grace’s Closet at Grace Lutheran Church, Bellwood, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14. All new spring clothes will be available. The church is at 1114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood.

The Wehnwood Community String Ensemble will present “Broadway Here We Come” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona.

Healing Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

n Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona, will serve a free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The menu will include a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, beverages, desserts and fruit. All are welcome.

n St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., will host the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays,

March 14 and 21. The menu includes soup, sandwich, bread, butter, desserts and beverages. The meal is free; offerings are accepted. The meal is open to everyone; church membership is not necessary.

Irish Heritage Festival Community Worship Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Tyrone.

The service will be preceded by a 20-minute organ recital by guest organist Richard Merryman. The service will include a selection by the Community Choir, a selection by Everlasting Light, the singing of traditional Irish hymns, a special appearance by “Saint Patrick” and special accompaniment by flute and violin throughout the service. The speaker for the evening will be Pastor Randy Zitterbart, from the Hillside Community Church of Tyrone, who will be sharing the message. Refreshments will be served after the ser­­-vice.

Wesley United Methodist Church is at 1200 Logan Ave., across from Ace Hardware in Tyrone and is handicapped accessible.

Altoona Aglow Lighthouse will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Center City Church, 801 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. Carolyn Toth will speak about Communion. Pastor Tim Toth will administery Communion after the discussion. Those attending who are able to do so, are asked to fast before the meeting. Bottled water will be provided. Parking and entry are on the side of the church, which is handicap accessible. For more information, visit the Altoona Aglow Lighthouse Facebook page or call Helena Harn, president, at 515-2059, or Sandy Maines at 684-7855.

Bake it, Make it, Sew it, Grow it will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, in the church social hall. The event, being held to benefit various missions and ministries of the church, will include local small businesses, food and baked goods, crafters and artisans, a silent auction and more.

Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Crissy in the church office at 695-4411.

The Rev. David Banaszak, the district executive minister of the Middle PA District of the Church of the Brethren, will be the guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 15, at the Juniata Church of the Brethren, North Ninth Avenue and Third Street, Juniata, Altoona.

Grace Pointe Community Church of God will hold a 90th anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. A concert by Johnny Minick will be held at 6 p.m. March 21. A celebration service is set for 10 a.m. March 22, with guest speaker General Overseer Dr. Tim Hill.

The church is at 815 Yellow Springs Drive, Williamsburg.

As part of its Community Common Prayer series, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, is hosting a Celtic Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. Free refreshments will be available after the service. The service is free. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Rev. Nancy

Threadgill at (814) 535-6797 or revnancy-st marks@atlanticbbn.net

A free Christian gospel concert, with Steve and Apryl Caldwell and featuring Jim Worthing, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., Altoona. An offering will be accepted. For more information, call the church office at 943-2072.

The deadline to submit items for Holy Week and Easter services is 4 p.m. Friday, March 27. Religious organizations are invited to submit upcoming events, special speakers and other items to be published free of charge in Spiritual Notes. Items can be emailed to religion@altoona mirror.com or call Holly at 946-7451. Items may also be submitted online through the Mirror’s virtual newsroom at vnr.altoonamirror.com.


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