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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Updated: 12:03 pm

DAY FOR CAREGIVERS

“Self-Love” is the theme of a presentation by Father Thomas Sparacino at the annual free retreat for caregivers Sunday, June 2, from 1-5 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township (Aliquippa). Geared for those who provide care to an ailing family member, neighbor or loved one, retreat offers a few hours of relaxation of body, mind and spirit. Day includes spiritual message, reflection, sharing with other caregivers and a light supper. Retreat is free, but registration required by Tuesday, May 28. To register, call 724-462-5436 or e-mail nurse@sfcabrini.us.

INTERVENTION

The Substance Addiction Ministry of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie will host a panel discussion on the subject of “Intervention” on Wednesday, May 29, from 7-9 p.m. in the parish’s Maximilian Kolbe Room. Experts will discuss several topics including when to attempt an intervention, accounts from people who have participated in an intervention, factors that influence success, and how families are affected before and after. Program is free and open to the public. For information, call 412-276-1011 or visit www.cgscatholic.org.

MOURNING OUR LOSSES

“Mourning Our Losses Across the Life Cycle: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey” is the title of a talk by Dr. Lillian Meyers on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood. Program is free and open to the public. Meyers’ book, “I’m Sorry for Your Loss … Hope and Guidance in Managing Your Grief,” will be on sale for $15. For information and to register, call 412-882-8593, ext. 135.

FORMATIVE

SPIRITUALITY

Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, is sponsoring an institute titled “Introduction to Formative Spirituality” on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-12, from 6-8 p.m. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon, program will involve presentation of six foundational principles of formative spirituality, as configured by Spiritan Father Adrian van Kaam. Cost is $40, with four continuing education credits awarded. Registration deadline is June 1. To register, call 412-341-7494.

MENTAL HEALTH

The Sacred Heart and St. Raphael parish grouping is sponsoring a summer series on mental health that begins with a memorial Mass at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, which will remember loved ones who have died from suicide. Three monthly speaker programs, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Sacred Heart Parish, are planned on the following days: June 3, “Talk Saves Lives — Suicide Prevention;” July 1, “More Than Sad — Teen Suicide Prevention;” Aug. 5, “Away at School — College Suicide Prevention.” Program is free and open to the public. To register, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383 or e-mail shaw.jack@verizon.net.

SPIRITUAL CARE

The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, a member of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, is offering a health ministry educational support meeting titled “Spiritual Care of the Elderly with Dementia,” from 6-8 p.m. (registration at 5:30 p.m.) at the following locations: Wednesday, June 12, St. Francis of Cabrini Parish in Center Township; Wednesday, June 19, in the Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Program can benefit faith community nurses, health ministers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, clergy and general public. Meetings are free, with a cost of $10 for nurses who want educational credits (accepted at door).

25TH ANNIVERSARY

Providence Connections, a comprehensive early education and family support center on Pittsburgh’s North Side, will celebrate its 25th anniversary Friday, June 14, at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. Emceed by radio personality Robert Mangino, doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Event includes auctions, raffles, entertainment and more. The 2019 Family Leadership Award will be presented to Divine Providence Sisters Donna Marie Gribschaw, Maria Fest and Carolyn Winschel. Tickets are $125 per person. For tickets, call 412-766-3860, ext. 325, or visit www.pc25years.org.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

St. Germaine Parish in Bethel Park is location for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 formation course for working with 3- to 6-year-old children. It is designed to attune participants to the religious life of children ages 3-6, and to provide specific methods and materials to foster spiritual life. First part will be Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, and Monday-Thursday, July 15-18. Second part is Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 13-16, Saturday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 5. Sessions are from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and are limited to 20 participants. Completion of course is required for Level 1 certification by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Cost is $600, and covers all sessions, textbooks, handouts and membership to the national CGS association (for nonmembers). Registration deadline is June 14. To register, call Carol Vater at 412-551-8984 or e-mail tvater5@verizon.net.

FREE CHOIR ROBES 

Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington would like to donate choir robes to any parish in need. There are approximately 40 robes, all in good condition and include a variety of sizes. Robe color is royal blue with attached crème stole. For information and if interested, call Don and Kathy Shaw at 724-223-0505 or e-mail dkshaw4@comcast.net.

SUMMER

SWEEPSTAKES

The Sisters of Divine Providence announce the 2019 summer sweepstakes, with prizes ranging from $100 to grand prizes of $5,000. To enter, visit www.cdpsisters.org/2019SummerSweeps or call 412-635-5437.

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams will speak about “Competing Well and Not Losing Your Faith” at a Theology on Tap event Monday, June 3, at McFadden’s on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Hosted by Oakland Young Adult Ministry, doors open at 7 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. For information, e-mail Nick Wytiaz at nwytiaz@gmail.com.

GOLF OUTINGS

Saturday, June 1: Fourth annual Rege Reinersmann Memorial golf outing, Murrysville Golf Club, 3804 Sardis Road, Murrysville. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 4925 of St. Bernadette Parish in Monroeville. For information, contact Ron Morra at 412-848-7012 or Mark DeFabio at 412-877-9549.

Sunday, June 2: 25th annual Holy Rosary golf invitational, Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road, Midway. Registration begins at noon, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $95 per person, $380 for foursome, and includes green fees, cart, hot dog, buffet dinner and refreshments. Dinner only is $20. Proceeds benefit parish and community activities of Holy Rosary Parish in Muse. Registration forms available at church or by calling Frank Wozniak at 724-255-6301.

Monday, June 3: The Chimbote Foundation’s 15th annual Msgr. Roos Memorial golf outing, South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall. Schedule: 10 a.m. memorial Mass; 10:30 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. lunch; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; 5:30 p.m. cocktails; 6:30 p.m. dinner. Also includes prizes, 50/50 raffle, mulligans and awards. All proceeds benefit the Chimbote Foundation. For information and to register, call 412-456-3085 or visit www.chimbotefoundation.org.


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