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Friday February 27, 2015

A parish mission at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 29, through Wednesday, March 4, has been canceled with the exception of the penance service, which still will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. The mission was announced in the Parish Lenten Activity Guide published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic and in the “Around the Diocese” section of the Feb. 20 issue.



Disabilities Awareness Mass, 9 a.m., Most Holy Name Parish, 1700 Harpster St., Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. Students in the parish’s special education program will serve as lectors, greeters and altar servers. A breakfast will follow in the parish hall.


Open house, for prospective graduate, adult and transfer students, 4-6 p.m., Cantellops Art Gallery in the Zappala College Center on the campus of La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. For more information and to register, call 412-536-1260.

Talk, 6:30-9 p.m., St. James Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Dr. Michel Therrien will present “Pope Francis’ Vision for the New Evangelization.”

Charismatic Mass, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.


Open house, 7-9 p.m., Vincentian Academy, 8100 McKnight Road, McCandless Township. For more information, call 412-364-1616, ext. 123, or visit www.vincentianacademy.org.


Adoration, 2 p.m. through Benediction at 6:50 p.m., St. Camillus Parish, 314 W. Englewood Ave., Neshannock Township.


Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Parish, 3616 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. The sale is first of the 2015 season, and includes 18 rooms of restocked shelves and clothing racks. Also, Sunday, March 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-821-3610.

Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hidden Treasures Rummage House of Most Holy Name Parish, 1626 Hatteras St., Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. This is the first sale of the 2015 season. For more information, call 412-231-2994.

Devotions and meeting, Apostolate of Fatima, Mass at 8 a.m., followed by the rosary and the meeting, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler.

Devotions and meeting, Beaver Valley Blue Army, 8:15 a.m. confessions, Mass at 9 a.m., followed by the rosary and the meeting, St. John the Baptist Parish, 375 Linmore Ave., Baden. New members are welcome. For more information, call Colleen at 724-375-3846.


Meeting, Secular Carmelites of St. Teresa, 1-4 p.m., St. Paul Monastery, 543 Bunker Hill Road, Kittanning. For more information, call 724-360-4041.

Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Resurrection Cemetery, 100 Resurrection Road, Moon Township. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association. For more information, call 412-521-9133.

Friday February 27, 2015

The Joseph People program for the unemployed and underemployed will hold a free workshop titled “Using Networking and LinkedIn for Your Job Search” on Wednesday, March 4, at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township, starting at 7:30 p.m. Joe Polk, a social media consultant, will be the presenter. To register, call 412-508-5383.


The Franciscan Child Day Care Center will host an indoor Easter egg hunt and breakfast with the Easter bunny on Saturday, March 14, at the center, 1401 Hamilton Road in Whitehall. Families can attend one of four sessions at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Each session includes a candy-filled egg hunt followed by a pancake and sausage breakfast with the Easter bunny. The event also features door prizes and crafts. The cost is $4 for children and $7 for adults. To register, call Mrs. Merlo at 412-882-5085 by Thursday, March 6.


Deacon Kevin Lander will moderate a viewing of Episode 6 of Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism series on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at St. Margaret Parish in Green Tree. “A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church” will present the reality of the church as one, holy, catholic and apostolic. The program is free and open to the public.


Father Joe Freedy, director of the diocesan Office for Priestly Vocations, will present a talk titled “Receiving the Love that Casts Our Fear” during an evening of reflection at St. Scholastica Parish in Aspinwall on Monday, March 9, from 6:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Aquinas Guild, the evening includes reflection, adoration, music, a talk and a social. The program is open to the public. For more information, e-mail Mary Ellen at Aquinasguild@saintscholastica.com.

CATHOLIC ALIVESt. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. Ann Rodgers, general manager of the Pittsburgh Catholic, will present “How The Church and Religion are Portrayed in the Media.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-287-1759.


Actor Frank Runyeon will lead a drama mission titled “The Story of Faith” at Holy Child Parish in Bridgeville at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 13-15. Themes for each night: Friday, “AFRAID”; Saturday, “The Sermon on the Mount”; Sunday, “Hollywood vs. Faith.” For more information, call the parish at 412-221-5213.


The Knights of Columbus will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance on Saturday, March 14, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. in the gym of St. James School in Sewickley. The program will include a catered dinner and music by disc jockey David Ford. Mixers and beer will be provided. Tickets are $20. For more information and tickets, call 412-741-6650.


The Confraternity of Christian Mothers at St. Titus Parish in Aliquippa will host a day of recollection on Tuesday, March 17, in the parish’s Titan Hall. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m., and includes Mass, devotions and confessions. The guest celebrant will be Father Chris Donley. The cost is $15, and includes a lunch of homemade spaghetti. For reservations, call Marge Strutzel at 724-378-6091.


St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights will present the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Forum Theater on the campus of Penn State, 3550 Seventh Street Road in New Kensington, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, March 19-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call 724-226-7897 or e-mail stjosephdrama@gmail.com.


“A Mosaic of Colors” will be the theme of a dinner auction hosted by Our Lady of Grace School in Scott Township on Saturday, March 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. The event will begin with a silent auction and cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction with Joe Starkey of 93.7-FM The Fan. Also featuring dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 412-279-6611 before March 13.


The following are corrections to the Parish Lenten Activity Guide, published in the Feb. 13 issue.

• Gorzkie Zale (Polish lamentations) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood on Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m., with Bishop David Zubik.

• Stations of the Cross at St. Anthony Chapel, listed under Most Holy Name Parish in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood, are on Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m. and Sundays of Lent at 3 p.m.

Friday February 27, 2015

Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. 

• “A Morning with Icons: Windows to Prayer,” Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $25, and includes light refreshments. To register, call 412-341-7494 by March 4.

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. For more information and to register, call 412-381-7676.

• Men’s retreat, 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, through noon Sunday, March 15.

• Lenten evening of reflection, Father Eugene Lauer will present “Lent — An Invitation to Adventure,” Thursday, March 19, 4:30-9 p.m. The cost is $30, and includes dinner.

  Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. 

• St. Patrick’s Day tea, Monday, March 16, 4-6 p.m. Speaker and musician James Lamb will present “Ireland, the Emerald Isle: The Past as Prelude to an Amazing Future.” The program includes prayer, live music, tea and homemade Irish treats. The cost is $25. For more information and to register, call 412-366-1124.

Gilmary Retreat Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Findlay Township.

• Beginning Experience, Friday-Sunday, March 20-22. The retreat is for those who have lost a spouse through separation, divorce or death. For more information, visit www.BeginningExperience.org, or make a confidential call to Mary at 412-523-2405 or Steve at 412-367-4948.

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