Take a trip to Buffalo
Members of St. Rita's Church in Solon can take a trip to Buffalo, N.Y., to see one of the many places of prayer in upstate New York. Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine in Buffalo offers a soulful connection with Mother Earth at place that has been a well spring of love, compassion and giving to those in need.
The focal point of the altar is a nine-foot marble statue of the Blessed Mother which was personally blessed by Pope Pius XI before being shipped to the United States.
A gracefully unfurled canopy supports a large gold cross held aloft by four angels. Fr. John will con-celebrant the Mass that day.
After Mass, enjoy a guided tour of the shrine with time to visit the gift shop and museum. Also planned is a visit to Celeron, N.Y., to visit the new Lucille Ball statue.
Deadline to register is April 1. For more information, contact Cindy Jeric at 330/-963-0808 or email at LadyCynthiaJ@Windstream.net.
Lent worship at Christ the King
Through April 5, Christ the King Lutheran Church at 10285 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg will have midweek Lenten worship with Holden Evening Prayer Liturgy at 7 p.m. Pastor Matthew Groenke's sermon series will be based on Martin Luther's Small Catechism. On Wednesdays through April 5, there will be soup and sandwich suppers in the Fellowship Hall.
A free will offering at each meal will benefit Christ the King Youth programs. Christ the King is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation. Call 330-425-7377 or visit www.ctktwinsburg.com for details.
Lenten lunch at St. Rita's
St. Rita's annual ladies Lenten luncheon, "Mary, Our Model During Lent," will be March 25 in St. Mark's Chapel, 32820 Baldwin Road in Solon. The luncheon is from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guest speaker is Sr. Kathleen Glavich. Register at www.stritaparish.com by March 20.