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An invitation for widows

The Widows of Faith, Hope & Charity invite all widows to join them at the 9 a.m. Mass on the third Tuesday of each month at St. Eugene Catholic Church,1821 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, for the intention of deceased spouses. This month's Mass has been scheduled for Feb. 18 followed by a presentation by Rose Rose, community relations Coordinator, Haven of Rest. Rose will discuss "Heal your Heart by Helping the Homeless."

Widows are asked to take a gently-used clean coat or sweater and/or full size toiletries.

The Widows of Faith, Hope & Charity began more than three years ago. Its mission is to pray each day for America and its leaders and to visit new widows. During each visit members give the new widow a gift bag containing two books -- "Prayer Book for Widows" and "Widow to Widow."

Ninety-seven gift bags have been distributed to help widows turn their mourning to joy. Seven parishes participate, but all widows are invited.

For more information, contact Marlene Dunford at 330-633-4985 or MarleneDun@msn.com.

St. Mark Lutheran

This week:

• Feb. 16 -- Worship with Communion at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.; At 9:15 a.m., St. Mark will welcome Drs. Susan and Mark Meyers to speak to the Adult Sunday School group in the Fellowship Hall. The Meyers are founders and directors of the Faithful Servants Care Center (Urgent Care Free Clinic for the Uninsured located on Community Road in Tallmadge.) They will talk about their program, share their experiences, successes and volunteer opportunities. Caring Cards will meet at 11:45 a.m. after second service. Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m.; fellowship with donuts and refreshments at 9:15 and 11:45 a.m.; youth group, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

• Feb. 17 -- Knitting/Crocheting for Charity, 7 p.m., The Danbury, Third Floor, 1695 Queens Gate Circle, Cuyahoga Falls. Call Diane for information at 330-686-1086.

• Feb. 18 -- Alpha Circle meets at 1 p.m.; Evening Bible Study, 7 p.m.

• Feb. 19 -- Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 158 North Ave. For more information, call 330-633-3718, visit www.stmark-lutheran.org or find the church on Facebook.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, a Stephan Ministry church, offers two worship services Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 10 a.m.: Also offered Sundays are a 9 a.m. Sunday School and child care, a 10 a.m. childcare, a 10 a.m. children's and youth choirs, and 10:30 a.m. children's worship.

Warriors' Journey Home Ministry -- Listen, Speak, Heal is scheduled monthly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Veterans and individuals of strong heart who would like to experience the healing circle for veterans are invited to attend. For future meeting times, visit the website warriorsjourneyhome.org.

First Congregational Church of Tallmadge is located at 85 Heritage Drive. For more information, call 330-633 4931 or visit tallmadgefcc@sbcglobal.net.

Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church is located at 73 North Ave.

Confessions -- Every Saturday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the church, or by appointment.

Religious Education Registration questions? Call the PSR office at 330-633-3672.

Choir -- 9 a.m. Mass choir practice every Monday in church at 8 p.m.; 5 p.m. Mass choir practice every Tuesday in church at 7 p.m. Anyone can join.

Mother's Club meets every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100.

20 Somethings Young Adult Group -- For single or married individuals with or without children in their 20s and early 30s. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Babysitting provided. For more information, call Steve at 330-554-6770.

Young Adults -- Find out what's going on in Northeast Ohio and connect with other Catholic Young adults at http://www.meetup.com/Northeast-Ohio-Catholic-Youth-Adults/or call Jennifer at 330-217-1064.

Youth Retreat -- Feb. 21, high school only lock-in. Middle school students join the retreat on Feb. 22.

AA Meetings -- Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Room 100.

Daily weekday Mass -- Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. No Friday Mass.

Sacrament of Confession -- 9 a.m. every Saturday.

Visit the church Facebook page at Our Lady of Victory Church

The parish calendar is available on line at http://ourladyofvictorytallmadge.parishesonline.com.

Visit the OLV website for all the news at www.ourladyofvictorytallmadge.parishonline.com.

Call 330-633-3637 for more information.

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