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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Updated: 1:06 pm


Below are additions to Christmas Eve and Christmas day Mass times:

St. Mary of the Mount,

Mount Washington

CE: 4 p.m. (interpreted for the deaf community), 6:30 p.m. (interpreted for the deaf community), midnight. CD: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (interpreted for the deaf community).

Elizabeth/Glassport/South Allegheny Area

St. Mark (St. Eugene), Liberty Borough

St. Mark (St. Joseph), Port Vue

St. Michael, Elizabeth

Queen of Rosary, Glassport

CE: St. Mark (St. Eugene), 4 p.m.; St. Michael, 4 p.m., 10 p.m.; CD: St. Mark (St. Joseph), 9 a.m.; St. Michael, 9:30 a.m.; Queen of Rosary, 11 a.m.


The Vigil Project presents “Always Faithful,” with special guest Kris Frank, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m. at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. This Advent night of worship and prayer features dynamic speaking and live music. Eucharistic adoration offered, with priests available for confession. Event is free, with good-will offering accepted. For information, e-mail Karen Walker at kwalker@sts-jp-org or call 724-935-2104. To learn about Vigil Project, visit www.thevigilproject.com.


The sixth- through eighth-grade students of East Catholic School in Forest Hills will tell the story of Jesus’ birth with “The Living Nativity” on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills, starting at 7 p.m. Program will include narration, song and liturgical dances.


On Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish in Butler will hold a Divine Mercy holy hour. Service will include prayers for family healing, Divine Mercy chaplet and Benediction.


The Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Ministry, designed to serve families and friends of loved ones struggling with addiction, will meet Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township. Facilitated by psychologist David Gentile, group meets every other week. Newcomers are welcome at any time. For information, call parish at 412-486-6001.


Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh invite the public to their New Year’s Eve peace vigil Monday, Dec. 31. Peace concert, featuring Cindy DeAlmeida, with Pittsburgh Symphony and friends, starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by prayer and presentation at 7 p.m. Redemptorist Father Francis Gargani will present “The Search of the Common Good and Civil Discourse: Contribution of Catholic Social Teaching and the Restoration of Civil Conversation in a Nation Divided.” Father Francis currently serves as president of Pax Christi Metro New York. Guests are invited to attend vespers at 5 p.m., and simple meal at 5:30 p.m. To register, call 724-502-2600 or e-mail susanneosb@yahoo.com and indicate if you will attend vespers and the meal. Registration deadline is Dec. 27.


Our Lady Queen of Peace Church of St. Peter Parish, 907 Middle St. on Pittsburgh’s North Side, holds Eucharistic adoration every Friday from 5-6 p.m., followed by Benediction at 6:15 p.m.


The Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center is seeking volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses and administrative support to provide passionate, dignified care to patients, regardless of religious affiliation, race or ethnicity. All patient services are provided free of charge. If interested in volunteering, e-mail Katya Slater at kslate@ccpgh.org.

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