Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Updated: 2:29 pm
St. John the Baptist Parish in Plum announces the first Family Intergenerational Religious Education (F.I.R.E.) night Sunday, Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Session begins with Mass at 6 p.m., featuring contemporary music, followed by free shared dinner, and then break-out sessions based on age groups. All groups will discuss same topic, but lesson will be broken down to an age-appropriate level. Teaching will be based on the Gospel. Program is free and open to the public. To register, call 412-793-4511 or e-mail email@example.com.
DAY OF GIVING
Annual “Duquesne Day of Giving” will be Tuesday, Feb. 19. All alumni and friends of Duquesne University are invited to visit www.duq.edu/dayofgiving to make an online gift. Gifts can be made to The Duquesne Fund, which addresses the university’s most pressing needs, or designate gift to a university school, organization or sports team that means the most to you.
Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania and Southwest PA Says No More will host “Stories From the Sanctuary,” a morning of learning and storytelling to end domestic and sexual violence, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10-11:30 a.m. at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave. in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. Featured speakers: Father Tom Burke, administrator for Catholic Community of the East End of Pittsburgh; Dr. Darryl Canady, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Tracy Cox, First United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh. Register at www.casp.org/endviolence.
The Serving Our Seniors committee at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park will host a free seminar about crime prevention Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the parish’s Father Marchukonis Hall. Scheduled speaker is Deputy Jason Tarap of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office.
Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh’s Oakwood neighborhood will host “Girls Night Out” from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in school gymnasium. This festive evening for girls age 21 and older includes dinner buffet, Chinese auction and more. Cost is $30 per person. For information and reservations, call Kathy Lynch at 412-922-7400, ext. 219, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual “Row on for Brendan” Irish night will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Doors open at 6 p.m., with concert starting at 7 p.m. Headliners are acclaimed Irish touring band Téada. Also performing will be Pittsburgh’s Guaranteed Irish, pianist Kieran Flanagan and fiddlers Hollie Greenwood and Michael and Margaret Kepler. Refreshments will be sold, including Siobhan’s handmade scones. This annual event is held in tribute to Brendan Foley, Central Catholic student and rowing athlete who died at age 15. Tickets are $25-$30, with proceeds benefiting rowing teams for Central and Oakland Catholic high schools. For tickets and information, visit www.Irishnight.org.
• “An Adventure of a Lifetime,” a pre-marriage preparation course for engaged couples, will be in McGurk Hall of St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Friday, March 1. Cost is $35 per couple To register, call Sister Barbara Ann at 724-652-9471, ext. 12.
• The diocesan mandated pre-Cana marriage preparation course will be offered at Holy Apostles Parish on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, and Sept. 20 and 21. Classes are held in parish’s Faith Formation Building (former Bishop McDowell School) on the campus of St. Albert the Great Church in Baldwin. Cost is $60. For information and to register, visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.
HEALING PAINFUL MEMORIES
“Healing Painful Memories” is the title of a workshop Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $10, and includes light refreshments. To register, call 412-381-7676.
Young adults, ages 21-40, are invited to “Young Adult Night at the Coffee House” Thursday, Feb. 28, at LaBella Bean Coffee House and Eatery, 609 Washington Ave. in Bridgeville, starting at 6:30 p.m. This laid-back evening includes appetizers, drinks and short talk by Father Mike Zavage. Selection of beer and wine will be provided.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
Catholic parishes of Monroeville and Penn Hills (MPH Catholic) will host a festival of praise on Friday, March 1, at St. Bernadette Parish in Monroeville, starting at 7 p.m. Program will include Eucharistic adoration, prayer, song, reading and more. Public is invited to come experience power of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lady of Grace School in Scott Township will host its 20th annual dinner auction, “Celebrate OLG,” on Saturday, March 16 at the Hyatt Regency at Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township. Festivities include fine dining, dancing and bidding on hundreds of items. Begins with cocktail hour, silent auction and mobile bidding at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and live auction at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 412-279-6611 before March 1.
SWING INTO SPRING
The St. Anthony Ambassador Committee will host “Swing Into Spring” dinner and golf outing Thursday, March 14, at Topgolf in Bridgeville, beginning with registration at 6:30 p.m. Each player will be assigned to a bay, where they can enjoy three hours of play and buffet dinner, from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, with proceeds benefiting St. Anthony School Programs. To register, visit www.stanthonykids.org. Registration deadline is March 1.
PREMIER DISCO PARTY
Public is invited to put on their dancing shoes and come to Father Drap Hall at St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak for dance party featuring Pittsburgh’s disco party band, Dancing Queen, on Saturday, March 2. Hosted by Mary of Nazareth School, doors open at 6:30 p.m., with band starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and include beverages. For tickets, call Amy at 412-672-2360 or e-mail email@example.com.
ST. PATRICK PARTY
Saturday, March 2, is date for sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Party to benefit the Bob O’Connor Foundation. Party is from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Sokol Club, 2913 E. Carson St. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Entertainers include Johnny Gallagher, Jimmy Lamb, The Low Kings, Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band and Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance. News anchor Mike Clark will serve as master of ceremonies. Cost is $40, and includes food, wine and beer. Also, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, photo booth and more. Proceeds benefit the Bob O’Connor Spirit of Pittsburgh Awards. For tickets, visit www.boboconnorfoundation.com, or call Heidy O’Connor Garth at 412-427-5235.
St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 W. State St. Baden, is offering a six-week course titled “Intro to Christian Meditation,” led by St. Joseph Sister Cynthia Comiskey, on Mondays, March 4-April 8, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Sessions will cover origins and relevance of meditation as prayer for the contemporary world. Fee is $100 for six weeks, or $20 per session. To register, call 724-869-6587 or visit http://bit.ly/Intro2ChristianMeditation.
Kearns Spirituality Center, 3000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, will host a breakfast and presentation Tuesday, March 5, from 7-9 a.m. Anne Kertz Kernion will present “Neuroscience and Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects Our Health and DNA.” Cost is $35 per person, or $250 for table of eight. To register, call 412-366-1124.
The National Institute for Newman Studies will host a reflection series, “A Lenten Journey Through Newman’s Sermons,” Mondays, March 11-April 8, from 7-8 p.m. in the Gailliot Center for Newman Studies, 211 N. Dithridge St. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Newly developed series will present opportunity to grow closer to God through the lens of Cardinal John Henry Newman’s preaching. To register, call 412-681-4375 or visit www.newmanstudies.org/lent2019.
Knights of Columbus Homestead Council 2201 will hold a “Knight at the Races” on Saturday, March 30, at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Munhall, with doors opening at 6 p.m. On sale now are tickets, for $10 per person, horses for $10 each and race sponsorships for $25 each. For information, e-mail Tim Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-699-9199.