Around the Diocese

Saturday, October 06, 2018 - Updated: 2:19 pm


Carlow University Art Gallery has opened an exhibit, “Out of Many — Stories of Migration,” which features photographs from local photographers that tell stories of migrants to Pittsburgh. Exhibit runs through Dec. 6. Gallery is on the second floor of University Commons at Carlow University in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. For information, visit www.carlow.edu/gallery, or e-mail gallery@carlow.edu.


More than 140 colleges and universities will participate in the North Pittsburgh College Fair on Monday, Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center at La Roche College in McCandless Township. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 412-536-1272 or e-mail northpittsburghcollegefair@laroche.edu.


Knights of St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Augustine Tolton Court 277, will host a Spirit-filled retreat titled “The Grace of God,” led by Father Carmen D’Amico, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg. Program is free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For information, call Lady Broadus at 412-241-8775, or e-mail jmbroadus@hotmail.com.


America Needs Fatima public rosary rallies will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the following locations:

• At cannon, located on Brookline Boulevard in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.

• Front of Broniak and Kraf Greenhouse, 3205 Washington Pike in Bridgeville. Participants should bring a chair. For information, call Sue Chirumbole at 412-276-1163.

• At Our Lady of Guadalupe statue, in front of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood.

• In front of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Beaver, with rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet and other prayers prayed as part of program. Sponsored by parish, along with Beaver County councils of Knights of Columbus.

• Corner of Route 22 and Center Road in Monroeville (Jonet Building/Enterprise Corner). For information, call Michele Lucas at 412-823-5570 or Dee Gallagher at 412-628-7132.

• Outside St. Thomas More Parish, corner of Oxford Drive and Fort Couch Road in Bethel Park. For information, call 412-720-4850.


The Spirit Refill Team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville invites the public to monthly praying of rosary Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. (after 6 p.m. Mass), followed by presentation by Father Chris Mannerino on Our Lady of Mount Carmel.


The Christian Mothers and Guild of All Saints Parish in Etna invite women to their fall tea party Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon-2 p.m. in the parish’s activities building. Guests will enjoy tea sandwiches, cookies and beverage. Also featuring specialty basket raffles and musical entertainment by Craig Zinger. Cost is $10. For reservations, call 412-781-4788.


Public is invited to celebrate Columbus Day with Italian buffet dinner Saturday, Oct. 13, from 3-7 p.m. in the Faith Formation Building at the St. Albert the Great campus of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Menu prepared by Chef Steve of Signature Servings includes traditional wedding soup, pasta fagioli, spaghetti, linguini, ravioli, tortellini, hot sausage, chicken parmigiana, chicken cacciatore and more. Also includes chocolate fountain and desserts. Dinner is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council 3868. Cost is $15 for adults ($13 in advance) and $8 for kids under 10 ($6 in advance).

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Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer program invites the public to come shake, rattle and roll at annual gala Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Cardinal DiNardo Center at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Program begins with reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by recognitions and auction from 7-9:30 p.m. with an official appearance by Elvis Presley (performed by Don Obusek). Cost is $50 per person, $30 for guests 30 and under, and $350 per table of eight. For tickets, visit www.changeaheartvolunteers.org.


The next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Titled “Strength from Heaven,” program includes worship music with parish praise band and witness talk by Marty Muraski. Father Levi Hartle will serve as worship team leader, and Father Steve Kresak is presider and homilist. For information, visit www.holyapostlesparish.org, or phone 412-884-7744.


The rosary will be prayed at the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Anthony Center in West Aliquippa on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m., led by Deacon Tony Giordano. Social with refreshments will follow in center.


Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd in McCandless Township, is offering the following series, presented by Divine Providence Sister Margie Modro. Registration is requested, but walk-ins welcome. To register, call 412-366-1124, or visit www.cdpsisters.org/kearns.

• “St. Teresa of Avila: The Souls Inner Landscape, Interior Castles,” Mondays, Oct. 15-Nov. 12, from either 10 a.m.-noon or 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five weeks.

• “The Dark Night of the Soul: Set Afire by God’s Love,” on St. John of the Cross, Wednesdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per class or $50 for six-week series.


“Reading the Scriptures with the Mind, Eyes and Heart of the Women” will be presented by Dominican Sister Barbara Reid on Monday, Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. at Kearns Spirituality Center in McCandless Township. Presentation is part of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests lecture series. Cost is $20. For information and to register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.


College and post-college men are invited to College Discernment Night on Monday, Oct. 15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Evening will include prayer, dinner with seminarians, talk by Father Mike Ackerman, adoration and bonfire. To register, e-mail tsullivan@diopitt.org.


The Global Divine Mercy Chaplet program will air on Eternal Word Television Network on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. Program is sponsored by Foundation of Jesus the Divine Mercy, in collaboration with Holy Trinity School and Parish in Robinson Township. During Eucharistic adoration, the Divine Mercy chaplet is prayed in song and reverent motion with nearly 400 children. To begin a GDMC and the Divine Mercy Kids’ Prayer Group in your parish or school, contact www.JesusTheDivineMercy.com.


The St. Bernard Parish conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will host a night at the movies fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 18, with viewing of the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” at the Hollywood Theater, 149 Potomac Ave. in Dormont. Evening begins with complimentary wine and cheese reception with auctions at 6 p.m., followed by movie at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the poor with immediate emergency needs, such as food, medications, clothing, rent and utilities.


“Healing and Forgiveness” is the title of a program being presented at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery on Pittsburgh’s South Side from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 18 and 25. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.


Celebrate the beauty of “Humanae Vitae” at the Diocese of Harrisburg’s fourth annual women’s conference Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way in Harrisburg. Radio personality and author Jennifer Fulwiler will give keynote address titled “Pro-Choice to Pro-Life Conversion.” Conference includes 36 workshops, holy hour, Catholic exhibitors, confession, lunch, music by Women at the Well and Mass. To register, visit www.hbgdiocese.org/women.


Pittsburgh-area Catholics will have the opportunity to experience a Vincentian parish mission, conducted by well-known Father Richard Gielow, at St. Irenaeus Parish in Oakmont, Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-24. Mission will be conducted during Mass at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, with homily by Father Gielow. Social will follow Mass each evening.


Division 11 of the Ladies Ancient Order for Hibernians will present a masquerade charity ball at the Boiler Room, 1221 Banksville Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7-11 p.m. Evening includes open bar, dinner and dancing with Mansfield 5. Masques are preferred, with costumes optional, with prizes awarded. Cost is $55 per person, $100 for two. For information and tickets, call 412-445-7423.


The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Parish in Whitehall will host a “Bags to Riches” purse raffle and cash bash Friday, Oct. 19, at the church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner available until 8 p.m. First raffle at 7 p.m. Admission is $35, and includes dinner, snack, dessert, wine and beer, along with ticket for 12 main raffles, five-year anniversary raffle and grand prize raffles. For tickets and information, contact Cathy Ziegler at 412-478-5853.

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