Cappella Cantorum, the young adult choir of St. John Vianney
Chapel, is beginning its fifth year. The choir is open to students in
grades six through 12. It provides active faith participation for
teens during their high school years. Participation includes singing
at mass regularly and at special events. Rehearsals are from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Chapel at 314 Marine Ave., Balboa Island.
Younger children are invited to join. For more information, contact
Nancy Kelly, director at (949) 673-4595.
ADVENT MONASTIC DAY
Abbot Francis Benedict, O.S.B., from St. Andrew's Abbey in
Valyermo will lead an Advent Monastic Day from 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Dec.
4 at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach.
The event will include a Mass, discussions and meditation. There is
no charge, but participants are asked to bring salad, cheese and
crackers, bread and butter, or dessert to share for lunch. For
information, call (949) 219-1408.
Mini-Minyan for families with children will be held at 6 p.m.
Friday at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach.
Services will be led by Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and Rabbinic Intern Dr.
Gershon Zylberman. Information: (949) 644-1999.
The Women of Temple Bat Yahm will celebrate Rosh Chodesh, marking
the beginning of the new month, at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 20 at Temple Bat
Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES WITH ORCHESTRA
The St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra
will participate in four services at 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. on Dec. 24.
The church's Children's Choirs will sing at 5 and 7 p.m. The church
is at 600 St. Andrew's Road, Newport Beach. Information: (949)
Members of the Bahai faith hold informal public discussions on
spiritual topics at 11:30 a.m. the last Sunday of the month. The
talks include brunch or dinner. Also, interfaith devotional meetings
will be held the last Saturday evening of the month. Call for
locations: (949) 760-5360 for Sunday meeting, and (949) 646-6328 for
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