Is your church or place of worship planning a special...

December 11, 2004

* Is your church or place of worship planning a special event? If so,

send the typed information at least two weeks before the event to the

Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, attention: Mike

Swanson, religion editor; fax to (949) 646-4170; or send e-mail to




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.


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.


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

Saturday devotionals.

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