Holy Week Services

St. Patrick’s Parish has announced Easter services.

Services at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 127 Jackson St., Sonora:

• Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. March 24

• Palm Sunday services, 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Spanish) March 25

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m. March 29

• Good Friday, Veneration and Communion, noon; Stations of the Cross and Veneration, 6 p.m. March 30

• Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. March 31

• Easter Sunday services, 7, 9 and 11 a.m. April 1

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 11700 Catholic Cemetery Road:

• Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. March 24

• Palm Sunday service, 9 a.m. March 25

• Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 4 p.m. March 29

• Good Friday, Stations of the Cross and Veneration, 3 p.m. March 30

• Easter Sunday, 7:30 and 9 a.m. April 1

St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Church Street, Columbia

• Easter Sunday service, 1 p.m. April 1

Sonora United Methodist Church has announced its Holy Week services:

• Palm Sunday worship, 11 a.m. March 25

• Maundy Thursday, soup supper and meditation service, 6 p.m. March 29

• Good Friday, prayer stations offered for personal meditation prayer and reflection from noon to 3 p.m.

• Easter Sunday service, 11 a.m., followed by Easter egg hunt and potluck meal

The church is at 90 Yaney Ave., diagonally across from the Tuolumne County Courthouse.

For more information, call the church office at (209) 532-4850 or email sumc_office@att.net

Sierra Bible Church will host “Forgiven: A Family Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ,” on March 31.

The worship is a celebration of Christ’s forgiveness, stated a press release, and of his power over death and the new life we have in him.

The celebration will be led by the children, youth and adults of the church, and will be followed by an Easter Egg Extravaganza on the Children’s Ministry lawn.

The First Presbyterian Church of the 49ers in Columbia have announced Holy Week services:

• Palm Sunday services, 10 a.m. March 25

• Maundy Thursday services, 7 p.m. March 29

• Good Friday services, noon March 30

• Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service, 6:45 a.m. April 1 at Glory Ranch, 21123 Shaws Flat School Road in Sonora; traditional Easter service with Communion, 10 a.m. April 1 at the church, 11155 Jackson St., Columbia.

For more information, call the church at (209) 532-2441, or go online to 49erchurch.org.

Creekside Community Church, Vets Helping Vets and Operation Creekside will present Resurrection Sunday Funday on Easter Sunday, April 1, at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will include an Easter egg hunt for children ages newborn through 12, bounces houses, prizes and giveaways, an auction and worship. Tickets for a prize drawing for a flat-screen television cost $10 each or three for $20.

A free lunch of nachos, hot dogs and drinks and cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn will be offered.

For more information, call (209) 352-6675 or (209) 559-7770, or email creeksidechildren@yahoo.com .

Religious Events

Union Congregational Church in Angels Camp will hold a “real” Irish dinner Saturday at the church, 1141 S. Main St.

The event will include a dinner of loaded baked potatoes with all the fixings, salas and dessert, a no-host wine bar and live music by the Irish Ukulele Band.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

For more information, call (209) 736-4171.

Unity Spiritual Center will hold a workshop, Awakening 2018, on Saturday at the center, 23191 Mark Twain Drive in Twain Harte.

According to a press release, the workshop will allow people to explore “energies of our human experience in our current world situation: What’s true? What’s real? How can we cooperate with changes to stay centered, balanced an highly functional?”

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and costs $30 per person. Scholarships are available.

Space is limited. Registration can be done on the Unity Spiritual Center in the Motherlode Facebook page, @EventBrite: The Soul Awakening Process, or by calling (209) 677-3928.

Those attending should wear comfortable clothes and bring a journal or notebook.

For more information, contact Hoyt Cory at (209) 532-7222 or hoytcory@aol.com .

The First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, Church of the 49ers, will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday in the Faith Hall.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment by “Sincerely,” a doo-wop a cappella vocal ensemble, which will perform popular songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s and a medley of Irish songs.

The event is a fundraiser for the church’s Chancel Lights Project, which will install stage lights in the sanctuary. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win​ themed gift baskets.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and youth, $5 for children 6 to 12 years, and free for children 5 and younger and can be purchased at the door.

The church is at 11155 Jackson St.

For presale tickets or more information, call (209) 532-6604.

The Soulsbyville United Methodist Church will hold a Senior Night for people 60 and older on Saturday in the church’s social hall.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include dinner, games and entertainment by Harry Critchfield. Dinner will be corned beef and cabbage, salad and dessert. Cost for dinner is $7 per person.

Reservations should be made by March 14 by calling (209) 694-8587 or (209) 532-7828.

The church is at 19982 Community Drive, off Soulsbyville Road in Soulsbyville.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County will hold a service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the clubhouse at Sonora Hills, 19601 Greenley Road in Sonora.

The title of the service will be “The Tender Balance of Expectation and Longing,” by the Rev. Sonya Sukalski. Sukalski will be joined by UUFTC member Marilyn Waggoner in examining things we value in this community,” stated a press release.

Sunday will also be the kickoff to the fellowship’s 2018-19 pledge drive.

A potluck dessert buffet will follow the service, so those attending are asked to bring a dessert to share.

St. Patrick’s Parish in Sonora will present a nine-week course on financial management beginning April 4.

The course, developed by Dave Ramsey, is based on biblical principles that teach how to create a budget, pay off debt, save for the future and more.

Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in Classroom 4 in the Parish Hall, 98 W. Jackson St., Sonora.

For more information or to register, go online to www.fpu.com/1059095, or call Nathan or Annika Graveline at (209) 588-1780.

All Saints Parish will host a gala St. Patrick’s Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the parish hall.

The event will include a dinner of corned beef and all the trimmings, music and other entertainment.

Donations are accepted, and everyone is welcome.

The church is at the corner of Joaquin Gully and Cherokee roads in Twain Harte.

All Saints Parish will observe Lent with Stations of the Cross prayed every Friday at 8:30 at St. Joseph’s Church in Tuolumne and 5:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Twain Harte.

The ancient practice follows Jesus Christ as he makes his way to Golgotha and His crucifixion, our redemption, stated a press release.

A soup supper follows Stations at All Saints, which is on the corner of Joaquin Gully and Cherokee roads in Twain Harte. St. Joseph’s is at 18473 Gardner Ave. in Tuolumne.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church will observe Lent with a worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A potluck dinner will be shared before each service at 6 p.m.

The church is at 13880 Joshua Way in East Sonora.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish will offer a Penance Service 4 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 11700 Catholic Cemetery Road in Big Oak Flat.

For more information, call (209) 532-7139.

Stations of the Cross services will be held Fridays during Lent at St. James Episcopal Church — the Red Church — in sonora.

Services will be held at 6 p.m.

Stations of the Cross is a devotion to the Passion of Christ, which recalls the practice of visiting the places of the final events of Jesus’ life by early Christian pilgrims.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed at churches within St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish throughout Lent.

Services will be held Friday and March 23. Services will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 127 Jackson St., in Sonora, and at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 11700 Catholic Cemetery Road in Big Oak Flat.

Each service will be followed by a soup supper.

Stations of the Cross will also be prayed during a special daytime service at 10 a.m. March 23 at St. Patrick’s Church. The early service is especially for older adults who don’t like to drive at night.

For more information, call (209) 532-7139.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Patrick’s Parish will host a fish fry fundraiser March 23 following Stations of the Cross, which begin at 6 p.m.

The event will be held in the parish hall at 98 W. Jackson St., Sonora.

The meal will include three pieces of fish, french fries, coleslaw and bottled water. Soft drinks will be available for purchase. Cost for the meal is $12 per adult and $6 for the first child with no charge for all other children in the family.

Proceeds from the event will help replenish the parish’s maintenance fund. Tickets are available in the parish office at 116 W. Bradford St., Sonora, at the door, or from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

For more information, call (209) 532-7139.

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