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Thursday, January 03, 2019 - Updated: 8:38 am


A free rosary making workshop will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Workshop also includes prayer, history of rosary, celestial background music and prayer intention. Free sacramentals, prayer cards and Catholic books are available. For information and to register, call 412-885-5840 or visit


Solemn evening prayer and Benediction will be at St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Mount Troy neighborhood on Sunday, Jan. 6, feast of the Epiphany. Service will be followed by veneration of relic of St. John Neumann.


“The Gift That Keeps on Giving” is the theme of a presentation by Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler on Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, starting at 1 p.m. Preceding talk will be Mass at 11:30 a.m., followed by a coffee and doughnut reception in church hall at 12:30 p.m. Program is free, but registration is encouraged. To register, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.


A warm clothing drive of socks, mittens and blankets, “Warm Gifts for Cold Nights,” will be conducted Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, and St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. Collection bins will be at church entrances for all Masses. Items collected will be donated to Catholic Charities’ warming station, which opens in January, and Operation Safety Net’s winter shelter for the homeless. For information, contact Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.


St. Kilian Parish in Adams/Cranberry townships will host “Surviving Divorce,” a program to help bring hope and healing to those newly separated and divorced. Sessions are held Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. in parish’s meeting room C (lower level of church), and include videos, presentations and discussion on a variety of topics. Participants are not required to attend every session. Program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. For information, call Mary French at 724-625-1665, ext. 2122, or e-mail To register, visit


A support group for those divorced or separated will begin a new 13-week cycle of meetings on Mondays, starting Jan. 7, from 7-9 p.m. in the lower Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. This peer-led group provides caring support and covers such topics as anger, loneliness, annulment, forgiveness, financial survival and more. For information, contact Ralph Joy at 412-741-5456 or e-mail



SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township will host DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) meetings to help children ages 5-12 heal from hurt caused by parents’ separation or divorce. Group meets Mondays for 13 weeks, starting Jan. 7, from 7-9 p.m. in parish’s lower Cardinal DiNardo Center. For information, contact Erik Palmer at 412-491-5511 or e-mail


The Guatemala Mission group of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township will host a complete breakfast buffet Sunday, Jan. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in parish’s social hall. Good-will donations accepted to help the Hogar de Ninos de San Francisco in Patzun, Guatemala.


Eighth-grade students are invited to spend a shadow day at Aquinas Academy High School in Gibsonia to experience being a “Crusader for a Day.” Shadow days resume in January, and will continue through April. Financial aid and merit-based high school scholarships are available. To schedule an appointment, contact Joe Austin, director of enrollment, at 724-444-0722, ext. 20, or e-mail

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