Around the Diocese

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Updated: 1:18 pm


St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will host its annual parish mission, Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 20-23. Mission will be led by Franciscan Friar Father Dave Pivonka, a nationally known speaker on the Holy Spirit and the Charismatic Renewal movement. Mission is free and open to the public.



National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh will again celebrate the ancient feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Candlemas) on Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Kilian Parish in Adams/Cranberry townships. Program begins at 7 p.m. with lighting of candles and Mass, followed by festive concert with performances by local parish choirs. All are invited, with refreshments and fellowship following celebration. For information and choir registration, visit www.npmpgh.org and click on tab “FEBRUARY 1.”


Women are invited to join Magnificat Pittsburgh, a ministry for women, as they welcome Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ Sister Mary Gianna at a prayer breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Cranberry Township. Hear her talk about her Columbine High School experience during the shooting, her journey to a loving God, conversion to Catholicism and final vows in 2018. Cost is $23. To register, call Deb at 412-736-7523, or visit www.magnificatpittsburgh.org. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. 


St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township is offering DivorceCare, a 13-week program designed to offer healing for individuals experiencing loss from separation and divorce. This Christ-centered program meets Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., starting Feb. 6. Free and open to the public, program includes videos, workbook exercises and discussion. To register, contact Will Reaves, director of evangelization and intentional discipleship, at 412-486-6001, ext. 15.


Public is invited to come and learn “All Things Italian,” including customs, culture and language, in a relaxed atmosphere at the community center of St. Athanasius Parish in West View. Classes are for 10 weeks, and meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beginners meet Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 13. Intermediate classes meet Thursdays, beginning Feb. 14. Cost is $75. To register, call 412-931-6633.


Eighth-grade students are invited to spend a shadow day at Aquinas Academy, 2308 W. Hardies Road in Gibsonia. Shadow days enable students to experience being a “Crusader for a Day.” Appointments are available from now through April. For information, contact Joe Austin, director of enrollment, at 724-444-0722, ext. 20, or e-mail austin@aquinas.pvt.k12.pa.us.



St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights announces its 2019 Spirit of St. Joseph Award recipients: Father Paul Henne (posthumously); Thomas Octave; John Regoli Jr. (posthumously); Jane Thimons; the Scott Sisters of St. Joseph, including Sister Eileen (posthumously), Sister Jeanne and Sister Rosaleen. Awards will be presented Saturday, March 23, during dinner in Oakmont Country Club ballroom. For information, contact Christie Benton at 724-226-8043, or e-mail cbenton@saintjosephhs.com.



Pittsburgh Catholic welcomes submissions from Catholic parishes, schools and institutions for the Around the Diocese section and weekly calendar of events. Announcements are free and should be submitted at least two weeks before requested publication date. Deadline is end of the day on Fridays for the following Friday’s issue. Submit announcements to Peggy Zezza at pzezza@pittsburghcatholic.org, or fax 412-471-4228.

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