Friday January 16, 2015
SUNDAY, JAN. 18
Super-sized breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw. Menu includes eggs to order, waffles, pancakes, sausage and more. Free-will offering accepted. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 14722 and Squires Council 5444. Proceeds benefit community charities of the Knights of Columbus.
TUESDAY, JAN. 20
Divine Mercy holy hour, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers, rosary and Benediction.
Marian-Medjugorje Mass and devotions, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Includes Mass, rosary, adoration and refreshments.
THURSDAY, JAN. 22
Holy hour for life, following 9 a.m. Mass, Resurrection Parish, 1100 Creedmoor Ave., Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.
FRIDAY, JAN. 23
Admissions open house, for preschool and kindergarten, 11 a.m.-noon, Aquinas Academy, 2308 W. Hardies Road, Hampton Township. For information and to register, call 724-444-0722, ext. 15, or visit www.AquinasAcademy.info.
SATURDAY, JAN. 24
Bingo, 6:45 p.m. early bird (doors open at 6 p.m.), North American Martyrs Parish, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville. Cost is $20, with proceeds benefiting the school. For more information, call Laura Nicolazzo at 412- 856-8074.
SUNDAY, JAN. 25
Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh’s North Side. For information, contact Catholic Cemeteries Association at 412-521-9133.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
LIGHT A CANDLE
The New Castle Chapter of the People Concerned for the Unborn Child invites the public to Kennedy Square in New Castle for a “Light a Candle for Life” prayer vigil on Tuesday, Jan. 20, starting at 6 p.m. The program will begin with prayers and the lighting of 1,000 luminaria in memory of unborn babies. The program and prayers will begin at 7 p.m. at the Family Worship Center, located at 22 W. Washington St. Prayers will be led by the Rev. Chad Stoecker, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, and Father Michael Ackerman, parochial vicar at St. Joseph the Worker, Mary, Mother of Hope, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Vitus parishes. The keynote address will be delivered by the Rev. David Young, pastor of Prevailing Word World Outreach Center. The theme is “Black Lives Matter — Every Life Matters.” For more information, call 724-658-8662 or visit www.prolifenewcastle.org.
Free classes for job seekers will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township, starting at 7:30 p.m. Classes include resumes, interview skills, networking and more, and are geared for those who are unemployed or underemployed. Classes are offered free by the Joseph People program. To register, call Jack at 412-508-5383.
The Pittsburgh Cursillo Movement will conduct a weekend for men Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 19 to 22, and a women’s weekend Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 26-March 1, at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park. Cursillo is an international movement of the church with the sole purpose of evangelization. The three-day weekend is not a retreat but a concentrated time of spiritual and educational formation. For information and an application, contact Patty Joyce at 412-831-1835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park announces a one-day “Women of Grace” conference titled “Women: Bloom Where You Are,” with author Johnnette Benkovic, on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The suggested donation is $35. A complimentary box lunch will be provided for everyone who registers by Feb. 23. For information and to register, call 412-833-0031, ext. 447, e- mail email@example.com, or visit www.pgh.womenofgrace.com.
St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish in New Kensington invites the public to a Paczki dance on Saturday Feb. 7, from 5-11 p.m., at the Clarion Hotel, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road in New Kensington. The dance will feature a deli buffet and Polish music presented by John Gora and Gorale. For tickets, call 724-339-9044, 724-339-2348 or 724-339-8669.
An announcement in the Jan. 9 Pittsburgh Catholic incorrectly listed the ending date for the Discovering Christ program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville. The seven-week program runs from Feb. 12 through March 26. Also, one phone number listed was incomplete. The program begins with a blessing at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, praise and worship, a DVD presentation, a small-group discussion and a closing prayer. Topics range from “The Meaning of Life” to “Believing and Belonging.” There is no registration fee. To register, call Joanna Morgan at 724-348-8056, Teresa Spahr at 724-348-9041, or visit www.stfrancischurch.net. .
Mount Alvernia, motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 146 Hawthorne Road, Millvale.
• Icon workshop, 6:15-9:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 26-Jan. 30. Directed by icongrapher Peter Pearson, the retreat is for all skill levels. The class will present technical skills, as well as the spirituality of creating an icon. The cost is $300, and includes all materials, including acrylic paints. For more information, call Sister Rosaire Kopczenski at 412-821-2200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Jan. 24.
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side.
• Men’s retreat, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, through noon Sunday, Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call 412-381-7676.