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Friday, November 02, 2018 - Updated: 11:24 am



St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Following prayer will be Benediction and veneration of the relic of St. Andrew the Apostle.


St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon will welcome author Mark Joseph on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Joseph will share his experience of finding true peace by living a life of surrender, gratitude, humility and love. Talk held in parish’s convent dining room. For more information, call 412-531-5964.



St. John the Baptist Parish in Plum invites public to join them on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., when Chico and Joe Ficerai give powerful testimony on their son’s battle with addiction, and how it affected entire family. Talk will discuss how they painfully tried to maintain a “silent home,” and how they found the support group, “Six Steps to Sanity,” which gave them hope, healing and freedom from bonds of the addiction.



“Dealing with Grief through the Holidays,” is title of program being held in LeGras Parish Hall of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Led by Jennifer Matijevich from Three Rivers Hospice, and Sister M. Faith, program includes presentation, sharing and prayer. To register, call 412-833-1240, or e-mail sfaith@stlouisedemarillac.org by Nov. 8.



Monthly community free breakfast buffet, with prayer reflection and speaker, continues at Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish in Crafton on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8:30-10 a.m. Anita Okraszewski will speak on “The Ministry of Couponing.” To register, call MaryAnn at 412-922-6388.


Saint Emma Monastery, 1001 Harvey Ave. in Greensburg, is location for Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. Pre-sale on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2-6 p.m. with $5 admission. Sale with free admission is on Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with 50 percent off sale on most items from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and bag sale on most items from 1-3 p.m. Sale features Christmas decorations, toys, books, DVDs, with food and homemade baked goods for sale. For more information, visit www.stemma.org.


The mission group of Holy Sepulcher Parish in Glade Mills is hosting its annual fair trade market on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Sale will feature an extensive array of merchandise from artisans all over the world. Admission is free, with sale proceeds benefiting the San Bernardino School in Patzun, Guatemla. For more information, contact Patrice Shaffer at 724-898-2424, or e-mail mpatriceshaffer@gmail.com.


On Saturday, Nov. 10, Contemplative Outreach Pittsburgh will offer a day of prayer from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Program will include centering prayer, a meditative prayer walk, Advent presentation and special tribute to Father Thomas Keating, who passed away on Oct. 25. Good-will offering accepted. Space is limited. To register call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.



“Accepting God’s Love and Mercy,” is the title of festival of praise on Saturday, Nov. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Father Joe Freedy is presider and speaker, with worship and praise music by parish’s praise band. Celebration includes Benediction and Eucharistic procession. For more information, visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.


Public is invited to St. Malachy Parish in Kennedy Township on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., when Benito Stallings will present “A Steady Surrendering to God’s Grace.” Talk is part of free speaker series titled “Back to Basics.” Upcoming series dates in 2019 are: Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March 19. 



In follow up to listening sessions on church clergy abuse crisis in September, a workshop titled “Our Hearts are Broken: Mending the Breach,” is planed for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7-9 p.m. in the Family Life Center of St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park. Sponsored Pax Christi Pittsburgh and Social Justice Seekers, program will explore ways to channel pain, confusion, and anger. Also, includes focus groups on issues decided by attendees. 


Spirit Refill team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville invite public to monthly rosary and presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Following recitation of rosary, Father Chris Mannerino will give a presentation on St. Andre Bessette and his miraculous relationship with St. Joseph.


Eileen Colianni will present “Putting on the Mind of Christ,” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $10, and includes light refreshments. To register, call 412-381-7676.


La Roche College invites public to a Catholic common ground conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center in McCandless Township. Facilitated by Edward Brett, Ph.D. and Donna Brett, program will discuss missionary martyrs as models for today’s Church in crisis. Program is free and open to public, with good-will donations accepted for the Sister Candace Introcaso Student Emergency Fund.



St. Joseph Parish in Cabot invites public to join them on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., when author, speaker and coach Susan Vogt presents, “Beyond Church on Sunday: Family, Prayer and Spirituality.” Program is for families of all ages and sizes, and is aimed to enrich marriage, inspire children, deepen faith and simplify life. For more information, call 724-996-2435.


Unbound Pittsburgh/Greensburg will host a conference on Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at St. Frances of Cabrini Parish in Center Township. Conference will include live teaching from Father Mike Zavage and Father Joe Freedy, and video seminary with Neal Lozano. Cost is $25, and includes lunch. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/unbound-one-day-conference-tickets-50759457905.


Days of reflection for all Catholics struggling with clergy abuse tragedy, upheaval, major concerns, or seeking personal energy and commitment to live out the faith, are invited to days of reflections on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m, and continuing on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Epiphany Association, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Theme is “Reconciliation.” Friday night will include reflections by Maureen Crossen. Saturday’s program includes prayer, learning new skills, group sharing, prayer and more. Program sponsored by Social Justice Seekers, Sisters of St. Joseph, Pittsburgh Area Pax Christi, Thomas Merton Center and Sisters of Mercy. To register for one or both days, visit bit.ly/reconciliation_retreat. For more information, call Joyce Rothermel at 412-780-5118. Seating is limited.


The Catholic Community of the East End of Pittsburgh has changed its one location for daily and Sunday Mass effective immediately. Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Masses and Sunday 9 a.m. Masses are now being held at Mother of Good Counsel Church of St. Charles Lwanga Parish in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. The parish’s Corpus Christi Church on Lincoln Ave. has been ordered to close due to mold issues.

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