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Religion Briefs

May 20, 2000

Mass Schedule at St. Anthony's * St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard will celebrate Mass at 5:15 p.m. today. The sacrament of penance will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mass will be said at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Spanish-language Mass will be said at 12 and 1:30 p.m.

The church is at 2511 South C St. For more information, call 486-7301.

Week of Activities at All Saints

* All Saints Episcopal Church of Oxnard will have a week of activities, beginning with a "Bread of Life" dinner in the parish hall at 5:30 p.m. today.

On Sunday, there will be worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. A Spanish-language worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Christian-education classes on Sunday will include a 9:30 a.m. adult lectionary Bible study led by the Rev. Warren V. Porter and a 10:30 a.m. session for children.

A Christian Spirituality meeting will be held in the parish hall at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be a Holy Eucharist and healing service in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A Bible class will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The church is at 144 South C St.

Message on 'Magic of Believing'

* Unity Center Church will hold a worship service at the Old Meadows Park community room in Thousand Oaks at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Irma Oestmann will deliver the message "Magic of Believing."

The center is at 1600 Marview Drive. For more information, call 517-1210.

Service Planned at Goebel Center

* Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have a worship service at the Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The center is at 1385 E. Janss Road. For more information, call 492-8751.

Christian Fellowship Celebration

* Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Thousand Oaks will have its Sunday celebration at 10:05 a.m. Pastor Phil Robillard will teach "Lessons for the Life of Gideon." Nursery and Sunday school are provided; high school and college-age worshipers stay for the service.

The church, which has a casual atmosphere, is at 480 W. Gainesborough Road. For more information, call 379-0237.

Sermon on 'Finding New Meaning'

* First Presbyterian Church of Oxnard will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor James K. Bain Jr. will deliver the sermon "Finding New Meaning," based on Matthew 28:16-20.

Church school for adults will be held at 9 a.m., and church school for children and youths will be held during the worship service.

Child care is available during the service.

The church is at 850 Ivywood Drive. For more information, call 983-0204.

Church to Present Children's Play

* St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oxnard will present a children's play titled "The Believer's Millennium Day Parade" during the service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday School classes for children will be held so that they may participate in the play and celebrate the birth, life and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Japanese ministry will worship at 2 p.m.

The church is at 1800 South C St. For more information, call 487-2711.

Handicapables Plan Day of Events

* West Ventura County Handicapables will offer a day of spiritual and social enrichment for all physically disabled people at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura at 11 a.m. May 27, followed by a luncheon and entertainment.

People of all faiths are welcome and there is no charge.

The church is at 10800 Henderson Road. For more information, call 452-4050.

Teacher to Discuss Gospel of Mark

* Gregory Riley, a professor at Claremont School of Theology, will speak at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Newbury Park at 7 p.m. May 31.

His talk is titled "The Gospel of Mark" and will focus on Christian origins.

The church is at 1360 S. Wendy Drive. For more information, call 498-6910.

Speaker at Love International

* David Cannistraoi, co-pastor of Evangel Christian Fellowship in San Jose, will speak at Love International Outreach Fellowship in Ventura at 7 p.m. May 31 and June 1.

The church is at 1711 Wood Place. For more information, call 644-9900.

Training in Prison Fellowship

* Sonrise Christian Fellowship in Simi Valley will offer accelerated training in prison fellowship on June 2, 3, 9 and 10. Prison fellowship is a ministry to inmates, ex-prisoners and their families.

The cost is $7 per weekend per person to cover lunch and snacks.

The public is invited to attend this interdenominational training. For more information, call Tom Gustafson at 376-2889.

'Late Nite Catechism' Comedy Play

* St. Paschal Baylon Women's Club of Thousand Oaks will present the comedy "Late Nite Catechism" starring Maripat Donovan, the play's co-author, during a fund-raising performance at 8 p.m. June 3 in Thomas Aquinas Hall. Tickets cost $30 per person, and funds will benefit Women's Club charitable projects.

The church is at 155 E. Janss Road. For more information, call 496-3612 or 529-0977.

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