04/20/14 9:27am
04/20/2014 9:27 AM
The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

Easter egg hunts and special masses were held in the Riverhead area Saturday as part of the holiday weekend. Here are a handful of photos taken at these special events. (more…)

03/31/13 6:00am
03/31/2013 6:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A basket of eggs at Saturday’s Blessing of the Food Baskets at St. Isidore Church in Riverhead.

St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead held its annual Blessing of the Food Baskets Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday.

Worshipers from across Long Island came to take part in the tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Food items ranging from hard-cooked eggs and bread to horseradish and bottles of wines in baskets were to be blessed by the priest. Many of the baskets were lined with hand-sewn or crocheted napkins.

03/28/13 11:00am
03/28/2013 11:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Parishoners from First Parish Church are joined by a group of rescue donkeys in a Palm Sunday a procession down Church Lane in Northville.

Local churches host Easter services

The following is the News-Review’s annual listing of Easter and Passover services hosted by local churches.

Riverhead

Sunday, March 31: Ecumenical sunrise service at Indian Island Park, 7 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, ‘Seven Last Words,’ noon.

Sunday, March 31: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast (ticket required), 8:30 a.m.; Easter worship, 10:45 a.m.

Living Water Full Gospel Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday communion service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter services, 8:45 and 10:15 a.m.

St. Isidore R.C. Church

Thursday, March 28: Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, noon; Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Polish)

Saturday, March 30: Morning Prayer, 8:30 am.; Food Blessings, 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7:30  p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Masses, 6 (Polish), 8, 9:15, 10:45 (Polish) a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

Thursday, March 28: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m., followed by adoration until 11 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Solemn Good Friday Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross, 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Masses, 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish).

Riverhead United Methodist Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Sanctuary open for prayer and mediation, noon-3 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Fiesta Espiritual Hispana, 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 am., followed by egg hunt.

Church of the Harvest

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

Baiting Hollow Congregational

Sunday, March 31: Sunrise service on church lawn, 6:30 a.m., followed by a light breakfast; Easter resurrection service, 10 a.m.

Calvary Baptist Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Community Easter celebration for preschoolers to sixth-graders and their parents, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine.

Sunday, March 31: SonRise service at Jamesport Beach, 6:30 a.m.; Resurrection Sunday service, 10:50 a.m.

First Congregational Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday joint Congregational service, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Sanctuary open for meditation and prayer, noon-3 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m., followed by bread and coffee in fellowship hall.

House of Praise

Sunday, March 31: Resurrection Day service, 11:30 a.m.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday service, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, noon.

Sunday, March 31: Easter services, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Truth Community Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday prayer service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

Aquebogue-Jamesport

First Parish Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday joint service, 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

Old Steeple Church

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

North Fork Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, March 31: Easter service: “Be the Resurrection,” 10:30 a.m., Jamesport Meeting House.

Wading River

Congregational Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday dinner, 6 p.m., followed by communion service.

Friday, March 29: North Shore Clericus Good Friday service, noon; evening service led by youth group, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Sunrise service, 7 a.m., followed by breakfast; Easter worship, 10:15 a.m.

Wading River Baptist Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service with foot washing and communion, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Resurrection Lord’s Day Fellowship Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 11 a.m.

North Shore United Methodist

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday service, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: SonRise worship service, 8 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast; family Easter worship service, 10 a.m.

03/23/13 2:00pm

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO |  On a chilly spring day Saturday morning, the hunt was on at Stotzky Park for eggs.

A cold, clear and sunny morning with temperatures hovering near 40 degrees brought out hundreds of children and their families for the annual Egghunt at Stotzky Park Saturday morning, sponsored by the Town of Riverhead’s Recreation Department. Children up to age 10 were dressed in winter garb with parkas and scarfs to protect them from the 15 mph winds, which made it feel more like winter than spring.

The recreation staff set out 4,750 candy-filled plastic eggs on the ballfields and children were divided into age groups to race onto the fields to collect the eggs. For each age group there were eight specially marked eggs and a golden egg. The lucky children who got them received prizes of either a nearly two-foot tall chocolate bunny (golden egg), a stuffed animal or a toy.

 

There was also a game of guessing how many jelly beans were in a jar for each age group. The winner got to keep the beans and received a stuffed animal.

In Flanders, close to 50 eager little egg seekers lined up the Big Duck for the second annual Egghunt co-sponsored by The Friends of the Big Duck and the Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance.

The hunt was over in just two minutes Saturday morning.

The playing field was split into two groups, ages 2 to 4, and those who were older. There was one golden egg in each field. The grand prize, a basket full of goodies, went to whoever found the golden eggs.

“This was the best,” said 8-year-old Nataly Costillo of Greenport. “It was really cool. I got like 24 eggs.”

Six-year-old Mia Giblin from Connecticut won the basket for the older age group. She was out visiting her Aunt in Flanders. Yaretzi Portillo-Diaz, who is almost 1-years-old, won for the younger age group.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance, played by Muriel Froehlich, who said she has been playing the bunny for almost 20 years.

cmiller@timesreview.com

04/24/11 3:53am
04/24/2011 3:53 AM

St. Isidore R.C. Church held its annual traditional Polish blessing of Easter food baskets Saturday.

Father Ryszard Ficek recited the Easter basket blessing of food in both Polish and English. The flowers were made by students at St. Isidore School to commemorate the ‘good deeds’ they had performed.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Natalie Malczewski, 3, of Ridge, holds her Easter basket.

04/22/11 11:46am
04/22/2011 11:46 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Jubilee Millenium cross installed and dedicated in 2000 at St. Isidore's Church in Polish Town.

The following is the Riverhead News-Review’s annual listing of Easter services hosted by Riverhead-area churches.

Riverhead

Community services

Friday, April 22: Good Friday service at First Parish Church, Northville, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24:
• Sunrise service at Indian Island Park, 7 a.m.
• Early Easter morning service at East End Arts Council property, 7 a.m., followed by bagels and coffee and egg hunt for ages 18 months to 8. Hosted by Church of the Harvest.
• SonRise service at South Jamesport Beach, 6 a.m. Hosted by Calvary Baptist Church.

Baiting Hollow Congregational
Sunday, April 24: Sunrise service at cemetery, 6 a.m., followed by light breakfast in parish hall; Easter worship, 10 a.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
Friday, April 22: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Community-wide celebration for children in preschool-grade 6, with egg hunt, games, food and drama, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:50 a.m.

Church of the Harvest
Sunday, April 24: Easter service, 10 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Riverhead
Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday service with washing of feet and Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Good Friday service, “Seven Last Words,” noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 8:30 a.m. (tickets available); Easter worship, 10:45 a.m.

House of Praise Christian Revival Center
Friday, April 22: Fast until noon; Good Friday service, noon, followed by guided tour of Our Lady of the Island; Worship experience, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: At-home shut-in, 6 p.m. (supplies available).
Sunday, April 24: Resurrection service, 11:30 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church chapel.

Living Water Full Gospel Church
Friday, April 22: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Easter services, 8 and 10 a.m.

Riverhead United Methodist Church
Friday, April 22: Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation, noon to 3 p.m.; Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Dawn service on front lawn, 7 a.m.; family service, 10 a.m., followed by egg hunt.

St. Isidore R.C. Church
Friday, April 22: Good Friday morning prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross (English), noon; Liturgy of the Passion (English), 3 p.m.; Liturgy of the Passion (Polish), 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Holy Saturday morning prayer, 8:30 a.m.; confessions, 10 a.m. to noon; Blessing of food, 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil Mass, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Easter Masses, 6 a.m. (Polish), 8 and 9:15 a.m. (English), 10:45 a.m. (Polish), 12:15 p.m. (English).

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian
(Byzantine) Catholic Church
Friday, April 22: Vespers with Placement of the Holy Shroud, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Blessing of Easter baskets and food, 3 and 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Matins of Resurrection, 8 a.m.; Easter Divine Liturgy mass, 9 a.m., followed by blessing of Easter baskets and food.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
Thursday, April 21: Holy Thursday morning prayer, 9 a.m.; Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m., with visits to Repository and silent adoration until 10 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Good Friday morning prayer, 9 a.m.; Stations of the Cross for children, 10 a.m.; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death with Veneration of the Cross, 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Holy Saturday morning prayer, 9 a.m.; Easter Vigil and first Mass of Easter, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Easter Masses, 7, 9 and 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 7 p.m.

Truth Community church
Sunday, April 24: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

Aquebogue-Jamesport

First Parish Church
Friday, April 22: Good Friday service with special music by Sal Diliberto and Beth Wells, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

North Fork Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sunday, April 24: Easter/Passover sermon: “Liberation Is Costly,” 10:30 a.m.

Old Steeple Community Church
Sunday, April 24: Easter worship, 10 a.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Friday, April 22: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Easter worship, 10 a.m.

Wading River

Wading River Congregational Church
Friday, April 22: Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Sunrise service by duck pond, 7 a.m., followed by breakfast in auditorium; Family worship service, 10:15 a.m.

Manorville

Manorville Community Church
Friday, April 22: Showing of “Passion of the Christ,” 4:30 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24: Sunrise service at Smith Point beach, 5:45 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; Easter service, 10:30 a.m.