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Bishop David Zubik's Christian Associates Prayers

LENT 2017

Thursday, February 04, 2016 - Updated: 5:45 PM
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Below is a listing of submitted parish activities scheduled during the season of Lent. All services are in the church, unless otherwise indicated. Confessions in connection with “The Light is On for You!” will be held in parishes Wednesday, March 15, from 6-9 p.m.

A listing of parish Easter triduum schedules, seven-church tours and Easter Mass times will be published in the April 7 issue.

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

All Saints Parish, Etna

• First Friday Eucharistic adoration, Fridays, March 3 and April 7, 8:30 a.m. through evening prayer and Benediction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

• “40 Minutes with Jesus,” Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, March 2-June 2, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Consists of silent and evening prayer.

• Living Stations of the Cross, by religious education students, Tuesday, April 11, 7:15 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Alphonsus,

Springdale

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Alphonsus,

Wexford

• 14th annual Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m., school’s Ryan Center, 201 Church Road. Guests can enjoy a pre-play meal Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during the parish fish fry. Saturday’s performance will be preceded by a reception with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. in the lobby. Admission is free, with good-will offering accepted. For information, e-mail MusicDirector@SaintAlphonsusWexford.org.

• Penance service, Monday, April 10, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7 p.m.

St. Angela Merici,

White Oak

• Education series, Mondays, Feb. 27-April 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Titled “Moving Toward the Cross,” a program on the Eucharist presented by Tim Crossen, religious educator at Serra Catholic High School.

• Penance service, Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, noon and 7 p.m.

St. Anne, Castle

Shannon

Speaker, Tuesdays, March 14 and 21, following 6:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Staron, theology professor at Wheeling Jesuit University, will deliver two presentations on Pope Francis. Schedule of topics: Tuesday, March 14, pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si’,” and the Catholic Church’s teaching on care for the environment; Tuesday, March 21, apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, “Amoris Laetitia,” and integrating mercy into our love.

• Penance service, Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

• Confessions: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Sundays, following 8 a.m. Mass, and 11-11:45 a.m.

• All-day Eucharistic adoration, Tuesdays, following 8 a.m. Mass until Benediction at 6:15 p.m.

• Novena Mass, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Assumption, Bellevue

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 7, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1:15 p.m. with schoolchildren leading, and 7 p.m.

St. Bernadette,

Monroeville

• Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., parish hall.

• Taize, Wednesdays, March 8 and April 5, 7 p.m.

• Parish mission, “Answering the Call of Jesus in Prayer,” Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, 7 p.m. (Mass Monday at 7 p.m. followed by mission). Presented by Dr. Patrick Doering.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2, 4 and 7 p.m., noon on Good Friday, April 14.

St. Bernard,

Mount Lebanon

“The Wild Goose: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit,” Tuesdays during Lent, two time options, 11 a.m.-noon and 7-8 p.m., Clairvaux Hall. Program will view and discuss Father Dave Pivonka’s video series that aims to help build a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.

• Confessions: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays,

4 and 7 p.m. Also, Thursday, April 6, 4 and 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2 and 7 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena, Beechview

• Adult education series, Sharing Christ, Wednesdays, March 29-May 17, 7:30-9:15 p.m., social hall.

St. Catherine of Sweden, Hampton Township

• Adult education series, Tuesdays, March 14-April 18, 7-9 p.m., Room 215 on parish campus. “33 Days to Merciful Love,” a six-week group study on Father Michael Gaitley’s book, “Giving the Opportunity to Grow in Our Devotion to Divine Mercy Through St. Therese of Lisieux and Her ‘Little Way.’” Cost is $30, and includes book and packet, or $20 for packet only. To register, call 412-486-6001.

• Confessions: Monday, April 10, 6 p.m., in conjunction with St. Richard Parish.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7:15 p.m. Presented by high school students March 3, middle school students March 17, and with Bishop David Zubik on March 31.

Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph, Duquesne

• Sacrament of anointing of the sick, following all Masses March 18 and 19. Masses: March 18, 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, 11:30 a.m., Holy Name Church of Christ Light of the World Parish;  Sunday, March 19, 8:30 a.m., St. Joseph Parish. 

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, noon, Holy Name Church.

St. Clare of Assisi, Clairton

• Women’s Bible study, Saturdays, March 4-April 29, noon. Featuring the Passion and Resurrection narratives, with Mary Tullius and Father Charles Baptiste. Cost is $14 for two-book set. Call 412-233-7870.

• Anointing of the sick, during weekend Masses: Saturday, March 18, 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2 and 7 p.m. Eucharistic adoration between stations.

St. Colman, Turtle Creek

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Epiphany, Uptown

• Three-part series, led by Aux. Bishop William Waltersheid, “Source and Summit: An Examination of the Liturgy of the Mass,” conference room on the second floor of the parish office building, Sundays, March 12, 19 and 26, noon-1:30 p.m. Series will discuss the nature of the liturgy, prayers of the Mass and the manner in which the action of Christ in the Eucharistic sacrifice makes us sharers in his life, and transforms us and the world. To register, e-mail churchoffice@epiphanychurch.net.

St. Gerard Majella,

Penn Hills

• Rosary, Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

• Bible study, Mondays, March 6, 20 and April 3, 6:30 p.m., parish’s Resurrection Room.

• Penance service, Monday, April 3, 7 p.m.

• Meetings, Purgatorian Society, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., parish’s Resurrection Room.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3 and 17, 7 p.m.

Good Shepherd,

Braddock

All at parish’s Sacred Heart Church, 1600 Brinton Road in Braddock Hills.

• Mass, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Holy Apostles, South Pittsburgh

• Adult education program, Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20, 7-8 p.m., St. Wendelin Church, 2728 Custer Ave., Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Father John Marcucci will speak on the Scriptures of Lent.

• Festival of praise: Saturday, March 11, 7-8:30 p.m., “Hope: A Light in the Darkness;” Saturday, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m., “The Hope of the Paschal Mystery.” Both services at St. Albert the Great Church, 3198 Schieck St. in Baldwin.

• Living Stations of the Cross, led by the youth ministry of St. Ferdinand Parish, Sunday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church in Baldwin. Sponsored by Christian Mothers and Women’s Guild. Good-will offering accepted.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday: 11 a.m., St. Norbert Church, 2413 St. Norbert St. in Pittsburgh’s Overbrook neighborhood; 7 p.m., St. Basil Church, 1735 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, with Bishop Zubik leading Stations of the Cross March 17.

Holy Child, Bridgeville

• Eight-week adult education series, “Mary — Queen of Heaven: In Celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima,” Tuesdays, 7 p.m., beginning March 21, or Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., beginning March 23, conference room. There will be no meetings during Holy Week. Series will conclude May 16 and 18.

• St. Anthony novena, 13 weeks, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., beginning March 21, and concluding Tuesday, June 13. 

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Holy Trinity

Robinson

• Small groups: Parish will launch small groups that will meet locally in the homes of parishioners to enjoy fellowship, small meal and study Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series. For more information, visit www.holytrinityrobinson.org.

• Concert, Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m., “Le cantique de Jean Raccine” by Gabriel Faurer and  “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” by Theodore Dubois. Performed by parish choir and friends, led by Brendan Barker, director of music, with soprano Sarah Noone, tenor Steven Cosnek and baritone Dr. Stephen Lancaster. Assisted by Dr. Kevin Vaughn on organ. Concert is free and open to the public, with good-will donations accepted.

• “Power and Purpose preview night,” Steubenville conference will present a preview night, Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m. Evening will include praise and worship, plus a dynamic talk by John Beaulieu.

• One-night Lenten retreat, Tuesday, April 4, 7-9 p.m. Program will feature evening of reflective music, prayer, confessions and Eucharistic adoration. Father Samuel Esposito will present “Why Would God Do This? What My Baptism Means and the Personal Transformation of the Call to Discipleship.” For more information, visit www.holytrinityrobinson.org.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Holy Wisdom,

North Side

• Scripture series, Sundays, March 5-April 2, following 9:30 a.m. Mass, Archives Room at St. Boniface Church, 2208 East St. Father Lawrence DiNardo will speak on the Sunday Scriptures. 

• Mass, with anointing of the sick, Saturday, April 8, 2 p.m., St. Boniface Church.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 4:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1015 Haslage Ave., and 6:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Church.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Polish Hill

• Gorzkie Zale (Polish lamentations), Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m. in church, followed by social in parish’s Rosary Hall.

• Mass, Wednesdays, March 1-April 15, 6:30 p.m.

• Eucharistic adoration, Fridays of Lent, 8:30 a.m., and concluding with Benediction at noon.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 6:30 p.m.

St. James, Sewickley

• Penance service, Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.

• St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance, Saturday, March 18, 6:30-10:30 p.m., school gym. Cost is $25 per person, with only 200 tickets sold. For tickets, call 412-741-6650.

• Parish mission, “L.E.N.T. (Let’s Eliminate Negative Thinking),” with Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler, Sunday-Wednesday, March 19-22, 7 p.m. 

• Music Plus concert series, Sunday, March 19, 3 p.m., featuring Double Duty, a hometown celebration of music written for two people to perform at same time. Hosted by Sharon Schaefer and Maureen Valenzi, concert will feature duets of all kinds. Concert is free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. Call 412-741-6650.

• Music Plus concert series, Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m., Tapestry in Bronze, featuring the artistry of solo hand bell ringer Sue Garton, accompanied on piano by Mary Rita Rossetti. Concert is free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. Call 412-741-6650.

• Living Stations of the Cross, performed by youth ministry of St. Ferdinand Parish, Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Features visual and audio effects, colorful costumes, music and narration. Free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1:30 p.m. with schoolchildren in attendance (except for March 24), and 7 p.m.

St. James, Wilkinsburg

• Afternoon reflection, “Remaining Faithful in Times of Change,” presented by Father David Taylor, Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m., chapel beneath church. Sponsored by parish’s faith formation ministry. Light refreshments provided.

St. Joan of Arc,

South Park

• Speakers, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Domremy Hall. Schedule: Wednesday, March 8, “The Story Goes On,” presented by Father Peter Horton; Wednesday, April 12, Judy Wojanis will speak on the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish for approximately 20 people.

• David Haas in concert, Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m. Tickets are free, but required for admittance. For tickets, call 412-833-2400.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. John the Baptist, Unity

• Passion Friday, April 7, 1:30 and 7 p.m.

• Penance service, Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.

 • Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3-31, 2 p.m. (except March 24) and 7 p.m.

St. John Capistran,

Upper St. Clair

• Adult formation program, Sunday, March 5 and 12, 7-8:30 p.m., featuring selected topics from Matthew Kelly’s Passion and Purpose program.

• “Awaken” with Father Joe Freedy, Monday, March 20, 7 p.m.

• Family faith formation, “Decision Points,” Sundays, March 26 and April 2, 1-2:30 p.m.

• Small group discussion, “Resisting Happiness,” Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

• Men’s fellowship group, every other Wednesday, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Coraopolis

• Adult education series, “Conversion: Following the Call of ...,” Mondays, Feb. 27-April 2, 6:45-8 p.m. Father Richard Jones is instructor. Scheduled topics: “Following the Call of ...”: Feb. 27, Bartimaeus; March 6, rich young man; March 13, Matthew; March 20, Jonah; March 27, woman at the well; April 3, journey of the Magi. Series is based on the DVD study program, “Conversion: Following the Call of Christ” by Bishop Robert Barron. For more information, call 412-264-6162.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 6:45 p.m.

St. Joseph, Verona

• Holy hour, Thursday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.

• Anointing of the sick, following all Masses, Saturday, March 18, at 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3 and 31, 7 p.m.

• Rosary for Life, Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.

St. Juan Diego,

Sharpsburg

• Presentation on the Passion of Jesus Christ, Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., parish’s John Paul I Center. Presented by Father Michael Decewicz.

• Stations of the Cross, with Benediction, Fridays of Lent, noon. Church locations: March 3, 17 and 31, Madonna of Jerusalem Church, Ninth and Clay streets; March 10, 24 and April 7, St. Mary Church, 211 Garnier St.

St. Jude, Wilmerding

• World Day of Prayer, “Am I Being Unfair to You?” Friday, March 3, 1 p.m.

• Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Louise de Marillac,

Upper St. Clair

• Mini Ignatian retreat, held in conjunction with parish’s weekly Marian prayer devotions, Tuesdays, March 7-April 11, 7:30 p.m. Program includes novena prayers, retreat sermon by guest speaker, followed by healing prayers and Benediction. Speakers and topics: March 7, “The Cleansing of the Leper,” Father Joseph Sioli; March 14, “The Healing of the Centurion’s Son,” Father Valerian Michlik; March 21, “The Mother in Law of Simon Peter,” Father Michael Conway; March 28, “The Gadarence Demoniac,” Father Daniele Vallecorsa; April 4, “The Healing of the Paralytic,” Deacon William Strathmann; April 11, “The Ruler’s Daughter,” Father Nicholas Vaskov. Confession with multiple confessors from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Penance service, Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1 p.m. (with schoolchildren in attendance) and 7 p.m.

Madonna del Castello and Word of God, Swissvale

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, noon, Word of God Church, 7446 McClure Ave.

• Stations of the Cross with Benediction, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., Madonna del Castello Church, 2021 S. Braddock Ave.

• Holy hour and rosary, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Madonna del Castello Church.

St. Malachy,

Kennedy

• Speaker series, Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. Regis Flaherty will present “How to Nurture Love as a Couple and as Family: A Reflection on ‘The Joy of Love’ by Pope Francis.” Program is free and open to the public.

• Mass, Tuesdays of Lent, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2 and 7 p.m., with Living Stations on Fridays, March 3, 17, 31 and April 14 at 7 p.m.

St. Mark, Liberty

Mass with polka music, plus Mardi Gras dinner and dance, Saturday, Feb. 24. Mass with polka music at 6 p.m., St. Eugene Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Borough, followed by dinner and dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. in Father Rowan Hall. Menu includes stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage and more. Music provided by Jack Tady and the Tady Bears. Cost is $10. For tickets, call 412-678-6275.

St. Margaret, Green Tree

• Stations of the Cross, presented by seventh grade, Friday, March 31, 1 p.m.

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by eighth grade, Friday, April 7, 1 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Margaret Mary,

Moon

• Cantor workshop, Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 412-456-3042.

• Lenten speaker series, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Speaker schedule: March 8, Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler; March 29, Father Charles Bober; April 5, Father Samuel Esposito; date to be announced, Father Frank Kurimsky.

• Penance service, Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

• Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” Sunday, April 9, 6 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Maria Goretti, Friendship/Bloomfield/Garfield

All at parish’s Friendship campus, 321 Edmond St. 

• Mass, Wednesday of Lent, 6:30 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2:15 p.m.

St. Mary of Mercy,

Downtown Pittsburgh

• Devotions, Thursday of Lent, Eucharistic adoration from 12:30-6 p.m., confessions from 5-6 p.m. and Mass at 6 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 12:30 p.m.

• Daily Mass, Monday-Friday, 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., noon, plus 6 p.m. Thursdays

• Confessions, Monday-Friday, 11-11:45 a.m., and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington

• Taize prayer for Lent, Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by youth of St. Malachy, Friday, March 10, 7 p.m.

• Parish mission retreat, “Modeling Appropriate Race Relations,” Monday-Wednesday, March 27-29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A team from Pax Christi will model compassionate and respectful dialogue in a multiracial setting. Retreat is to help bring a deeper understanding of one another’s dignity, and help navigate the sometimes murky waters of cross-racial dialogue and interaction. For information, call 412-381-0212, ext. 106.

• “Scripture Song and Story,” a Lenten prayer service with award-winning composer David Kauffman, Friday, March 31, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

Most Holy Name of Jesus, Troy Hill

• Mass, for people with disabilities, Sunday, March 5, 9 a.m., Most Holy Name Church.

• Novena to St. Anthony of Padua, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., starting March 14, St. Anthony Chapel, 1704 Harpster St.

• Tenebrae service of darkness, performed by parish choir under the direction of Carol Ann Spehar, Monday, April 3, 7 p.m. 

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., and Sundays of Lent, 3 p.m., St. Anthony’s Chapel, 1704 Harpster St. 

Our Lady of Grace,

Scott Township

• Five-part series, “The Joy of Love,” Thursdays at 7 p.m., starting March 9, Keefer Hall. Series will begin with an overview of Pope Francis’ exhortation on love, marriage and family by Dr. William Roberts, and will conclude April 6 with author Mike Aquilina presenting “The Spirituality of Family.” All participants will receive a free copy of the pope’s book, “Amoris Laetitia.”

• St. Patrick’s Day concert, Sunday, March 12, 1-3 p.m., featuring popular Irish singer Mike Gallagher in a free concert. Freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream and raspberry jam will be served. 

• Living Stations of the Cross, by fourth-grade students, Friday, April 7, 2 p.m.

• Holy hour, Wednesday, March 29, 7-8 p.m.

• Confessions: Saturdays of Lent, noon-1 p.m., and Fridays of Lent, 7-7:30 p.m. (except April 7 and Good Friday).

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7:30 p.m. Confession will be heard before, from 7-7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Joy,

Holiday Park

• DVD series, “Pivotal Players,” presented by Bishop Robert Barron, Wednesdays, Feb. 22-April 5 (skipping Wednesday, March 1), 7 p.m., Father Marchukonis Hall. Studying Michelangelo, G.K. Chesterton and Thomas Aquinas. Each pivotal player will be studied for two consecutive weeks. To register, call 412-795-3388, or e-mail Greg Callaghan at greg@ourladyofjoy.org.

• Lenten reflection with music, Friday, March 24, 7 p.m.

• Penance service, Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 and 31, 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights, and St. Joseph, Natrona

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by youth ministry of St. Ferdinand Parish, Sunday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 800 Montana Ave.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 800 Montana Ave. in Natrona Heights (with school students), 4 p.m. at St. Ladislaus Church of St. Joseph Parish, 48 Spruce St. in Natrona, and 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Tenth and Carolina streets in Natrona Heights.

St. Pamphilus, Beechview

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Paul Cathedral,

Oakland

• “Wine, cheese and the Gospel,” with Father Kris Stubna, Monday, March 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., social hall. Discussion will be on Lenten practices.

• Eucharistic adoration, Sunday, March 26, 1-5 p.m., followed by Benediction and vespers at 5 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays of Lent at 12:35 p.m., and Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m. (with Benediction).

St. Peter, North Side

All at St. Peter Church unless otherwise indicated.

• Sacrament of anointing of the sick, Sunday, March 26, following 10:30 a.m. Mass.

• Eucharistic adoration and Benediction, 6:05 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 907 Middle St.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Philip,

Crafton/Ingram

• Lenten morning of reflection, Wednesday, March 1, 9 a.m., Kelty Hall of St. Philip Church, 50 W. Crafton Ave.

• Lenten speaker series, Wednesdays, March 8, 22 and April 5, 6:15 p.m., Ascension Church, 114 Berry St. Speakers and topics: March 8, “Encountering Jesus in Your Broken Heart,” Eileen Colianni; March 22, “Create in Me a Heart of Love,” Father John Gizler; April 5, “Prayer and Forgiveness,” Father Donald Ware. 

• Lenten family day, Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m., Kelty Hall of St. Philip Church site.

• Taize prayer service, Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m., Ascension Church site.

• Lenten movie and discussion, Monday, April 3, Conner Hall of Ascension Church site.

• Penance service, Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., St. Philip Church site.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., St. Philip Church site.

Prince of Peace,

South Side

• Annual Slovak Mass and Easter customs breakfast, Saturday, April 8, St. Adalbert Church, 160 S. 15th St. Mass, with prayers and hymns sung in Slovak, 11 a.m., followed by breakfast in parish center, 81 S. 13th St., featuring a variety of Slovak foods, bake sale, craft demonstrations and more. Breakfast is free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. For information, call Connie at 412-657-6364.

St. Raphael, Morningside

• Wednesday night worship Lenten series, Wednesdays, March 1-April 12 (and every Wednesday throughout the year). Schedule: 6 p.m., Eucharistic exposition and adoration, with music (confession is available); 6:45 p.m. Benediction; 7 p.m. Mass.

• Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m. (children’s stations) and 7 p.m.

St. Rosalia, Greenfield

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 2 p.m. with schoolchildren, and Tuesdays of Lent, following 7 p.m. Mass.

 Sacred Heart, Shadyside

• Lenten tour, “Secrets of Sacred Heart Church,” Sunday, April 2, 1-3 p.m. Tour will reveal some secrets found in murals, stained-glass windows, carved statues, sculptured wall panels and the floor. Tours are free and open to the public. For information, call 412-362-7324.

St. Scholastica, Aspinwall

• Adult scripture study, Thursdays of Lent, beginning March 9, 7:30-9 p.m., ministry center. Study will focus on our stewardship of creation.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Sebastian,

Ross

• Three-part series, “The Big Picture: Salvation History,” presented by resident seminarian Timothy Deely, Mondays, March 6, 20 and 27, 7 p.m., Burke Room. Topic schedule: March 6, “The Bad News;” March 20, “The Good News;” March 27, “Salvation is at Hand!”

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by parish youth: Sunday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. and noon; Tuesday, March 7, 5 p.m.; Friday, March 10, 2 and 7 p.m., school gymnasium.

• “Awaken,” Monday, March 13, 7 p.m.

• “City of Man,” a revue of favorite shows set in the Acts of the Apostles, presented by the parish’s Catholic youth organization, in school gymnasium. Schedule: Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m. Show is free and open to the public, with good-will donations accepted for Project HOPE (Appalachia and the diocesan mission in Chimbote, Peru).

•  Speaker, featuring author Judith Kelly, Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m., school cafeteria. Kelly is author of “Just Call Me Jerzy,” a history of Father Jerzy Popieluszko in Poland, including his support of the Solidarity movement, and a summary of his travels in the United States and Canada. 

St. Susanna, Penn Hills

• Parish mission, “Walking with Jesus On the Lenten Journey,” presented by Servant of the Immaculate Heart Sister Chris Koellhoffer, nationally known author and spiritual guide. Schedule: Monday, March 27, 7 p.m., “Naming the Deep Breath;” Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m., “Widening the Reach of Our Mercy;” Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m., “Claiming Our Lives as Blessed and Blessing.” There will be a special presentation in the chapel of Seneca Hills Village, 5350 Saltsburg Road in Verona. Mission is open to the public. For more information, call 412-798-5596.

St. Sylvester, Brentwood

• Adult education series, Wednesday, March 15, 22 and 29, 7-8 p.m., church hall. Franciscan Sister Althea Anne Spencer will speak on “Leaning on Christ.”

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, March 3-31, 2 p.m. children’s stations, and 7 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 7, 2 and 7 p.m.

St. Teresa of Avila,

Perrysville

• Heritage weekend, in celebration of parish’s 150th anniversary. There will be a display of parish archives and artifacts following all Masses March 18 and 19 in Schoppol Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

• Penance service, Monday, March 27, 7 p.m. 

• Speaker series, Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m., Father Chris Mannerino will continue his talks about angels, saints and more, as part of the ChristLife Spirit Refill program.

• Speaker series, Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m., Father Nicholas Vaskov will discuss the theology of the Mass, as a follow-up to the teaching Mass presented in October. Presentation is part of parish’s ChristLife Spirit Refill program.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 7, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Presented by sixth-grade class.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3-31, 2 and 7 p.m.

St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall

• Family Mardi Gras celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., cafeteria.

• Three-part series, presented by Dr. Susan Muto, based on her new book “Twelve Little Ways to Transform Your Heart: Lessons in Holiness and Evangelization from St. Therese of Lisieux,” Mondays, March 13, 20 and 27. Schedule: 6:15-7 p.m. meager meal in club room; 7-8:30 p.m., presentation in church. Books available for $15. Series is free, with good-will offering accepted each evening. Registration is requested. To register, call 412-462-8161, or e-mail sttherese@st-therese.net. For continuing education credits, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail samuto@epiphanyassociation.org.

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by religious education program, Saturday, April 8, 10:45 a.m., gym.

• Penance service, Monday, April 10, 7 p.m.

• Prayer group, Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon.

• Confessions: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12, noon and 8:45 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1:30 p.m. with schoolchildren, and 7 p.m.

St. Thomas More,

Bethel Park

• Taize service, Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.

• Breakfast buffet, Sunday, March 12, 9 a.m., Family Life Center, presented by parish’s Emmaus group.

• Red Cross blood drive, Saturday, March 25, Family Life Center.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, March 31, 1:30 p.m.

• Taize prayer, Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.

• School Passion play, Friday, April 7, 1:30 and 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 3-31, 2:15 p.m. with schoolchildren, and 4 p.m.

Transfiguration,

Russellton

• Bible study, “The Case for Jesus,” Saturdays, March 4, 18, 25, April 1 and 22, 9-10 a.m., and Tuesdays, March 7, 28, April 4 and 11, 7-8 p.m. Presented by Father James Holland.

• Mass, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., with exposition, adoration and confessions from 6:30-7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, noon.

 

BEAVER COUNTY

St. Cecilia, Rochester

• On Mission Day of Reflection, Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m.-noon.

• Middle School Faith Rally, sponsored by youth ministry programs in District 2 and 5, Sunday, March 5, Quigley Catholic High School, 200 Quigley Drive, Baden. Featured speaker is Nick Sciarappa, with live worship and praise music. Admission is $5. Program is for students in grades 6-8. For more information, contact Danielle at 724-775-2761, or Josh at 724-775-4111.

• Lenten Faith in Action Day, “Covering the Basics,” for religious education students and parish families, Sunday, March 19, following 9:15 a.m. Mass, social hall. Bring donated items for local students, including slightly used clothing to social hall, and make fleece lap covers for home-bound parishioners and those in local care facilities. A meager meal will be served. 

• Penance service, Sunday, April 2, 7 p.m.

• Day of reflection, hosted by Christian Mothers, Tuesday, April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., social hall. Conducted by Capuchin Father Bob Marva.

• Eucharistic adoration, Fridays of Lent, noon-6 p.m.

• Confessions: Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7:30 p.m., led by a different parish ministry each week, including youth group.

Good Samaritan,

Ambridge

• Eight-part Bible study, “Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,” Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m., starting March 8, or Fridays at 11 a.m., starting March 10, Jericho Hall classroom. This DVD series is conducted by Dr. Edward Sri. Cost for workbook is $20, and will be available at first session. To register, call Susan DiPietro at 724-266-6565, ext. 17, or 724-266-3921.

• Mondays with Mary, a nine-week Lenten novena, “Living Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots,” for women of all ages, 7 p.m., beginning with information session Feb. 27. For more information, call 724-266-3921 or 724-266-6565, ext. 17.

St. John the Baptist, Baden

• Multiparish youth ministry event, “Sins, Pins and Gym,” for students in grades 9-12, Sunday, March 26, 5-8 p.m. Begins with confessions at 5 p.m., followed by duck-pin bowling, gym games, crafts and food in gymnasium. To register, call 724-775-2761.

Our Lady of Peace,

Conway

• Penance service, Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m.

• Tenebrae service, Wednesday, April 12, 8 p.m.

• Holy hours, with adoration and Benediction, Wednesdays, March 8-29, 7-8 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

SS. Peter and Paul,

Beaver

• Adult enrichment class, “Mariology: The Study of Mary,” Tuesdays, March 7-28, 6-9 p.m., school cafeteria. Presented by Deacon Anthony Giordano. Class is free and open to public. Cost for continuing education credits is $25. For information, call 724-775-4111.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2, 4 and 7 p.m. April 7 will be with Bishop Zubik.

 

BUTLER COUNTY

St. Christopher, Prospect

• Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. Mass, followed by soup and salad dinner, burning of palms and concluding with prayer.

• Bible study, “Biblical Walk Through the Mass,” Tuesdays, March 7-April 4, 9:45 a.m. and repeated at 7 p.m.

• St. Patrick’s Day/Easter party, Saturday, March 18.

• Palm cross class, Wednesdays, April 5, 1 and 6 p.m. Call 724-865-2430.

• Communal penance service, Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Thursdays of Lent, starting March 2, 4 p.m., and Fridays of Lent, starting March 3, 6:30 p.m.

St. Ferdinand,

Cranberry

• Video series, “Catholicism,” presented by Bishop Robert Barron, Thursdays, March 2-April 27, 1-2 p.m., Upper Room.

• Video program and discussion, “Jesus of Nazareth,” Monday, March 6, at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., Upper Room. Program will examine and reflect upon the life of Christ through video and discussion.

• Parish renewal, Monday-Wednesday, April 3-5, 7:30 p.m. Speaker Ann Kernion will explore the practices of gratitude, silence and compassion through the lenses of Catholic tradition and modern neuroscience.

•  Tenebrae service of darkness, Saturday, April 8, 7:35 p.m. Presented by the parish’s Chancel Choir, Chamber Orchestra, narrator and soloists, program recounts the atoning sacrifice of Christ.

St. Gregory, Zelienople

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2:20 and 7 p.m.

Holy Sepulcher,

Glade Mills

• Lenten mission renewal, “Called and Invited to Know, Live and Love Jesus,” presented by Capuchin Father John Petrikovic. Schedule: Saturday, March 18, 4 p.m. Mass; Sunday, March 19, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m. Eucharistic adoration, Benediction and talk; Monday, March 20, 9 a.m. Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m. Mass; Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. Mass.

• Penance service, Monday, April 3, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Mary of the

Assumption, Herman

• Bible study, “The Seven Last Words of Christ: A Bible Study on the Passion of Jesus,” Mondays, Feb. 20-April 10, 6 p.m., Marian Hall.

• Penance service, Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m.

• Mission, “God is Not Missing,” presented by Dr. Scott Hahn. Schedule: Sunday, April 9, 4 p.m., “Dare to Believe in Miracles;” Monday, April 10, 2 p.m., “Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Are They the Same?;” Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m., “A Heart Renewed;” Wednesday, April 12, 2 p.m., “Love Wins in the End.” 

• Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays of Lent (except March 15), 6:30 p.m., plus Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

 

GREENE COUNTY

St. Hugh, Carmichaels

• Healing Mass, in honor of St. Joseph, Monday, March 20, 7 p.m. Rosary at 6:30 p.m.

• Penance service, with five priests available, Monday, April 10, 7 p.m.

• Pulpit exchange, Wednesdays. Schedule: March 8, 29 and April 5, 6:30 p.m. Mass (with confessions 6-6:30 p.m.); March 15, 6 p.m. Mass, followed by The Light is On For You! confessions. 

• Eucharistic adoration, Fridays of Lent, noon through Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 6 p.m., with children’s stations at 5 p.m. March 6.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY

St. Camillus,

Neshannock

• “Opening the Word Prayer,” using www.formed.org and lectio divina prayer, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., education center.

• Seder meal (Passover dinner), Sunday, April 2, 5 p.m., McGurk Hall. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. To register, call Sister Barbara Ann Johnston at 724-652-9471, ext. 12. Registration deadline is March 26.

• Musical Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” Monday, April 10, doors open at 6:15 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. 

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m. Bishop Zubik will lead March 10.

Holy Redeemer,

Ellwood City

• Communal penance service, Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. James the Apostle, Pulaski

• ChristLife series, Discovering Christ, Mondays, Feb. 27-April 10, 6-9 p.m., social hall. Facilitated by Janet Crespi, program is aimed at understanding who Jesus Christ is and developing this understanding into a personal relationship with him. Program is free, and includes a meal.

Catholic Community of New Castle

St. Joseph the Worker

Mary, Mother of Hope

St. Vitus

St. Vincent de Paul

• Bible study with Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer, “Gospel of Matthew,” Mondays, Feb. 6-27, March 6-27, April 3, 10 and 24, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

• Speaker, Sunday, March 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Father Frank Almade will present “Teachings of Pope Francis,” in Marian Room of Mary, Mother of Hope Church.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, following noon Mass, Mary, Mother of Hope; Fridays, March 3 and 10, St. Vincent de Paul; Fridays, March 17 and 24, St. Vitus; Fridays, March 31 and April 7, 7 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker. 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

St. Alphonsus,

McDonald

• Holy hour and Benediction, Wednesdays, March 29 and April 5, 7-8 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Ann, Bulger

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 4 p.m.

St. Benedict the Abbot, Peters

• Eucharistic adoration, Thursdays, March 2 and April 6, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Various services and programs, Wednesdays of Lent, 7 p.m. Schedule: March 8, Father Will Wuenschel will conduct holy hour; March 22, to be announced; March 29, healing Mass with Father Bill Kiel; April 5, Eucharistic adoration and praise with Father Adam Verona; April 12, Father Samuel Esposito will present “What’s After Mercy?”

• Women’s Emmaus retreat, 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Spiritan Renewal Center in Bethel Park. 

• Penance service, Thursday, April 6, 6-9 p.m.

• Confessions: Wednesdays of Lent, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays of Lent, 11 a.m. (no confessions April 15). 

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., with stations at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14.

St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela

• Stations of the Cross: Thursdays of Lent, 9 a.m., with school students; Fridays of Lent, 6:30 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi,

Finleyville

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m.

St. Hilary, Washington

• Living Stations of the Cross, presented by youth group of St. Ferdinand Parish, Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

• Confessions: Wednesday, April 12, 5-6 p.m.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Rosary, Muse

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m. Soup and Stations of the Cross on Fridays, March 31 and April 7, with soup served at 6 p.m. in parish’s new hall, followed by “My Path” Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

Immaculate Conception, Washington

All at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, unless otherwise noted.

• Evening of prayer with Benediction, Sundays, March 5-April 9, 7 p.m.

• Taize prayer with Benediction, Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. A quiet reflection time with sung prayer.

• Talk on annulments, Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., church hall. Presented by Jay Conzemius.

• Choir concert, Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. Choir will present Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” 

• Evening of reflection, “Integrating Change in Our Lives,” Monday, March 27, 7 p.m., church hall. Conducted by Sister Maria Clara Kreis.

• Penance services: Thursday, April 6, Sacred Heart Church in Claysville; Monday, April 10, 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church in Washington.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, 1 p.m. with children and 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church; Sundays of Lent, 11 a.m., Sacred Heart Church in Claysville.

St. Michael, Avella

• Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays of Lent, 4 p.m.

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Meadow Lands

• Parish Lenten Day of Recollection for families, Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Presider is Father Terry O’Connor.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick, Canonsburg

• Eucharistic adoration, Tuesdays, March 7 and April 4, noon through Benediction and vespers at 6:30 p.m.

• Lenten vespers, Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 p.m.

• Penance service, Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., with additional priests available.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2:10 p.m. with students, and 7:30 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross, with school and CCD students, Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.



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