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WHITE MASS: The Diocese of Youngstown will host the 25th annual White Mass for all health care / mental health professionals 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown.

Bishop David Bonnar will be the principal celebrant for the Mass, which celebrates all health professionals and recognizes the ministry of all those in the healing professions.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, participants in the White Mass need to RSVP by calling 330-744-8451, Ext. 272, to ensure sufficient space with social distancing. Also, the White Mass will be live-streamed through the Diocese of Youngstown’s website at www.doy.org and look for “Cathedral Livestreaming” on the “Media” dropdown menu.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Hubbard St. Patrick Church will present Ash Wednesday Mass 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hubbard High School auditorium, 350 Hall Ave., and Lenten devotion adoration 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the parish center, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard. Stations of the Cross will take place 7 p.m. every Friday at the parish center.

NEW PASTOR: Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield, has a new pastor, Rampage Stevens who started in November. Stevens retired from the military after 21 years in 2015. When he retired, he had attained the rank of master sergeant. He has been the director of men’s services at the Rescue Mission of Youngstown and Mahoning County since 2019. He and his wife, Angela, resided in Austintown. Stevens has been doing a study of the chapters of Philippians for February.

Service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. He also has a 6 p.m. Tuesday prayer meeting.

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION: Unity Church Centre in Liberty will hold “Small Group Beginning: Discover the Medicine Within” at 6 p.m. Mondays and some Sundays after service. The group will use “Dancing with the Wheel, A Sun Bear Book” facilitated by Kimberly Ford. Reach it online via: https://www.freeconfer encecall.com video chat: Info 69845; choose “Call in Using Wi-fi or Data” at phone number 978-990-5000 and use access code 245683#.

Gather to learn and use medicine wheels with activities: cleansing, centering, grounding, sending energy out, Native storytelling, drumming and crafting in order to communicate with the Creator, with others and have a better relationship with the world.

Schedule is Feb. 15, Ceremonies and cleansing; Feb. 22, Grounding and offerings: March 1, Walking the wheel: March 8, Center Stone: March 15, Spirit Keepers; March 22, 12 moons; and March 29, Spirit Pathways.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren, will host an Ash Wednesday service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lenten bags will be distributed to those attending the service. The service will be taped and shown on the church’s Facebook page. Those who cannot attend may pick up bags during church office hours.

A six-week Lent study series, led by Pastor Lizzie Weed, will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 23. To register, call 330-395-5231. The book “Forgiveness” by Marjorie Thompson will be used.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., will observe Ash Wednesday with drive-thru ashes 6:30 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Drive to the church portico by the main entrance and remain in your car for the imposition of ashes by clergy. Clergy will bless the ashes, and you will be able to get the mark of the cross on your forehead using a cotton swab.

ASHES AND PRAYER: Lordstown Lutheran Church, 5615 Palmyra Road, will host a drive-in ash distribution noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Guests will receive ashes and prayers to mark the beginning of their spiritual journey through the Lenten season in the Christian church. They may choose the customary ashes marked on their forehead using no-touch COVID-19 recommendations or they may choose a commemorative ash cloth. Personal prayers for healing also will be offered.

DIALOGUE OFFERED: Jewish-Christian dialogue will be 7 p.m. Wednesday with the second part of “Jews, Rome and Early Christianity,” which is part of a six-week series on Jewish history. Visit Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82790186634 with meeting ID 82790186634 and passcode 626169.

ISRAEL VIRTUAL TOUR: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a virtual “Tour of Israel” 11 a.m. Sunday with tour guide Itamar Ben-David.

In “Caesarea: Rome, the West and the Jews” participants will virtually visit King Herod’s opulent port city of Caesarea and learn about the political and cultural invasion of Judea and the clash of civilizations between Romans and the Jews.

Use Zoom meeting ID: 690 681 8290 to join the tour. For information, visit


ASH WEDNESDAY: First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW in Warren, will hold an Ash Wednesday celebration in two parts. To receive ashes, drive-thru from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday underneath the portico receiving ashes using a cotton swab. Wear a mask.

A brief worship service will be held 7 p.m. via Zoom.


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