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Friday December 19, 2014

Bishop David Zubik will celebrate the 10 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. On Christmas Day, Bishop Zubik will celebrate the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Winifred Parish in Mount Lebanon.


The Pittsburgh Mass Mob continues to gather at Masses throughout the diocese. The group will attend the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 28, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood. The group also will meet at Epiphany Parish in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood on Sunday, Jan. 4, for the 10 a.m. Mass. New members are welcome to the group, which is for those interested in the beauty and history of Catholic churches in the Pittsburgh area. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Mass-Mob/.

FACILITATOR TRAININGBishop David Zubik's pastoral letter "The Church Evangelizing!" and attend a two-hour facilitator training session. The schedule and location of the training sessions: Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, St. John Neumann Parish in Franklin Park; Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Patrick, Canonsburg, 2-4 p.m., St. Gregory, Zelienople; Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul Seminary, Crafton. For more information, contact Michel Therrien, secretary for evangelization and Catholic education for the diocese, at 412-456-3156, or e-mail mtherrien@diopitt.org.


Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave. in West View, will host information sessions for the upcoming Women of Grace study program on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m., and repeated at 7 p.m. The program is titled "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life, and is based on author Johnnette Benkovic's book "Full of Grace." The study will be in group format, with video lectures by Benkovic. For more information, call 412-931-9766.


St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford invites adults age 21 and over to a trivia night on Saturday, Jan. 31, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). The evening is a fun and informal competition where teams of eight compete with each other in answering trivia questions asked by the host. The competition includes 100 questions. Tickets are sold in tables of eight people at a cost of $160 ($20 a person), and includes light snacks and beer. For information and tickets, call the parish rectory at 724-935-1151, or e-mail BethTrivia2015@gmail.com.


St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

‚ΔΆ Women's retreat, "Bringing Hope and Compassion to a Hurting World," 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, through noon Sunday, Jan. 11.

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 318 Villa Drive, Villa Maria. Call 724-964-8886

‚ΔΆ Coffee and contemplation, "Light in Darkness," 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $7.

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