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Monday, April 29, 2019 - Updated: 2:47 pm


A spring fling will be at Mount Assisi Convent, 1515 Quall Ave. in Bellevue, on Sunday, April 28, from noon-5 p.m. Event includes raffles, homemade baked goods sale, plant sale, games for kids, giant rummage sale and more. Dinner menu features halupki and chicken. 


St. Richard Parish in Richland Township invites the public to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus through a Life in the Spirit seminar from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 30-May 28. Scheduled speakers include Father Chris Mannerino, Mary Jo Mehal, Father John Sweeney, Joni Mulvaney and Adele Scherer. For information, e-mail Pete Faix at pkfaix@gmail.com.


Group spiritual direction in common, facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto, will be Wednesdays, May 8-May 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Participants are asked to commit to all four sessions as they meditate on selections from book “Where Your Treasure Is: The Last Spiritual Counsels of A Modern Master” by Father Adrian van Kaam. Cost is $40, plus book purchase. Registration deadline is May 1. To register, call 412-341-7494.


Author and professor Dr. James K.A. Smith will present the annual Schaff Lectures on Wednesday, May 1, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave. in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. First public lecture, titled “Love Takes Practice: Christian Formation and the Power of Habit,” begins at 4:30 p.m. Second public lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. and is titled “Our Godfather’s Problem: When Christian Practices Deform.” Lectures are free and open to the public. A reservation-only dinner will be at 6 p.m. Dinner cost is $15. To register or for information, visit www.pts.edu/Schaff-2019.


The music department at St. Thomas More School in Bethel Park presents the musical “Godspell Junior” in the school gymnasium at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 2-3. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students, and sold at the door. Show is free for children age 6 and under. 


The Catholic Community of the East End of Pittsburgh will host a Marian Taize sung prayer service Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. in Mother of Good Counsel Church, 7708 Bennett St. in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Service will feature music, Scripture and reflection on Mary and the life of Christ as depicted through the church’s stained-glass windows. For information, call 412-661-7222.


The Southwest Pennsylvania Bread for the World Team will sponsor a hunger advocacy workshop Sunday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-noon in the John Knox Room at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave. in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. Titled “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow,” workshop equips Christians to advocate for improved public policy addressing international hunger and food insecurity. Workshop is free and open to the public. To register, call Joyce Rothermel at 412-780-5118 or visit bit.ly/breadworkshop2019.


Tickets will soon be sold for the Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council 3868 second annual Mother’s Day breakfast celebration Sunday, May 12, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Faith Formation Center of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Catered by Signature Servings’ Chef Steve, it includes all breakfast favorites, plus omelet station, mimosas and more. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-10. Tickets go on sale after Masses at Holy Apostles Parish the weekend of May 4-5, or in the parish office.


The Slippery Rock University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Sunday, May 5, starting at 3 p.m., as part of the 2019 Caritas Concert series. Concert will feature works by Percy Grainger, Steven Bryant, Eric Coates and more. Concert is free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted for the ensemble and parish ministry. For information, e-mail kathymelago@hotmail.com.



SS. John and Paul Parish will sponsor a 13-week support group for those divorced and separated. Group meets Mondays, starting May 6, from 7-9 p.m. in Rooms 8 and 9 in the lower part of the Cardinal DiNardo Center, on the parish’s Franklin Park/Marshall Township campus. Topics to be covered include anger, loneliness, annulment, forgiveness, financial survival and more. For information, call Ralph Joy at 412-741-5456 or e-mail ralph.r.joy@gmail.com.


The Substance Addiction Ministry invites the public to an inspirational message of hope when William McCabe presents “Life After Addiction: A Journey of Healing and Hope” on Tuesday, May 7, in LeGras Hall of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair, starting at 7 p.m. McCabe is CEO of Silver Pines Treatment Center, and has dedicated himself to helping people achieve long-term recovery. Program is free, and refreshments will be served.


Contemporary adoration and praise with confession is all part of a praise and worship service at St. Barbara Parish in Bridgeville on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m., led by Father Dennis Yurochko. Service features music provided by Jordan Pierce, Cassandra Acree and Noah Peppmyer.



Women are invited to join Magnificat Pittsburgh as the organization welcomes Ann Vucic at a prayer breakfast Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-noon at the Crowne Plaza in Green Tree. Vucic will speak of her spiritual journey and her message to trust God’s plans. Cost is $23. To register, call Kay at 724-772-6749 or visit www.magnificatpittsburgh.org by May 10.



A display of “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibition” will be hosted by St. John the Baptist Parish, 416 S. Broadway St. in Scottdale (Diocese of Greensburg). Schedule: Friday, May 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, noon-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 


A wine and cheese tasting event will be Saturday, May 11, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Greenhouse Winery in Rillton. Cost is $20, with proceeds benefiting Holy Family Parish in West Newton (Diocese of Greensburg). For tickets and information, call 724-256-6042.


Ananias Mission presents “One Night of Hope: A Life of Peace Gala” on Friday, May 17, from 7-11 p.m. at Noah’s Event Center in Cranberry Township. Event includes live music, dinner, cocktails and special auctions. Proceeds benefit Ananias Mission of assisting Christian families escaping the violence of their homeland for safety and peace in Canada. For tickets and donations, visit www.ananiasmissiongala.eventbrite.com.

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