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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Updated: 2:29 pm


“Becoming the One and the Path to the Good Life,” will be presented by Fathers Joe Freedy and Adam Potter, using Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body,” held from 7-8:30 p.m., will focus on why we were created, what our bodies tell us about us and how our sexuality is fulfilled in life-giving love. Anyone, age 21 and over, are invited to attend. Upcoming program dates and locations: Monday, Feb. 11, Sacred Heart Parish, Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, for information, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383; Monday, March 18, St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair; Monday, April 8, SS. John and Paul, Franklin Park/Marshall Township. For more information, visit www.drybonespgh.com/events. Two hours of Continuing Education credits available for diocesan catechists.


Little ones, along with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or special friends, are invited to library of East Catholic School, 2001 Ardmore Blvd in Forest Hills, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 for Valentine Day Story-time, starting at 12:30 p.m. This free event will feature reading from appealing book, play, song and crafts, designed for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. To register, call school office at 412-351-5403 (during hours of 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 11.


Fellowship of Performing Arts will present C.S. Lewis’s classic, “The Screwtape Letters,” on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St. in Downtown Pittsburgh, at 4 p.m.. An international smash hit, this stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’s satiric work, is set in an eerily stylish office in hell, where one of Satan’s senior tempters, Screwtape, schemes to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human. Tickets range from $30 through $90.25, with great deals available for groups. For information and tickets, visit www.fpatheatre.com.


A documentary on the prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success (an approved Marian apparition), will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 16, noon-1 p.m., at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, followed by faith-based discussion. Free popcorn and refreshments served. For information, call 412-885-5840, or visit www.pittsburghregia.com.



St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville will hold “Consoling the Heart of Jesus,” a program created by Father Michael Gaitley, on Mondays, Feb. 18-April 29 (except April 22), 7-8:30 p.m. Registration form, along with option and costs for program materials, is available at rectory office, or by visiting www.avilaparish.org.


La Roche College’s Literary Society presents “Motherlands,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center on college’s campus in McCandless Township. Dr. Natasha Garrett, director of International Student Services, will read excerpts from her book, “Motherlands,” and discuss the changing patterns of immigration. She uses humor and personal stories to explore what it means to become American, and navigate languages, cultures and identities. Program is free and open to public. For more information, call Sister Rita Yeasted at 412-536-1216, or e-mail rita.yeasted@laroche.edu.


Mystery’s Most Wanted presents, “Death and Taxes or The Peasants are Revolting,” evening of comedy, mystery and dinner, on Friday, Feb. 22, at John Paul I Center, 201 9th St. in Sharpsburg, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $50, with proceeds benefitting the Addiction Recovery Ministry. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-dinner-tickets-53443425725.



Public is invited to hear international author and authority on prayer, Father Jacques Philippe, speak on “The Universal Call to Holiness,” on Monday, Feb. 25, at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township, starting at 7 p.m. Program is free and open to public. Registration is requested as a courtesy, and is available at www.PGHPriest.com.


Butler Catholic invites all ladies to save the date for Purse Bash 2019, to be held on Friday, March 1, in social hall of St. Michael Parish in Butler, with doors opening at 6 p.m. A total of 12 designer handbags. Cost is $35, and includes entry into drawing of 12 featured designer handbags, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Other raffles for $10 each includes 100 purse raffle, mystery raffle and more. Donate a bottle of wine, get one raffle ticket ($10 value) for every bottle donated. For tickets, visit www.bcspursebash2019.eventbrite.com. For more information, and to see previews of purses, visit www.facebook.com/609864426116177 (or search bcs purse bash 2019).

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