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Friday September 19, 2014


Holy hour, 7-8 p.m., St. Camillus Parish, 314 W. Englewood Ave., Neshannock Township. Includes exposition, adoration, Benediction, rosary and private prayer. The parish will join with the disciples of Jesus in resisting evil acts of the Satanic group in Oklahoma.


“Souper Saturday,” 1-6 p.m., St. Rita Parish, 219 W. Schwab Ave., Munhall Gardens. Featuring three different soups, tossed salad, three different sandwiches and sundaes. Items can be purchased individually or as a combo meal. Takeout is available.


Dinner, 12:30-6 p.m., St. Gregory Parish, 2 W. Beaver St., Zelienople. Featuring stuffed pork chop, or pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes, cashew green beans and more. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for child.



he Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group from St. Paul Cathedral Parish in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is planning a tour of the exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?” at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland on Sunday, Oct. 12. The national traveling exhibit includes film, photos and interactive multimedia to examine the new science of what we perceive as race. The group will assemble at 1:45 p.m. in the Ford-Mateer classroom in the museum. The personal tour is from 2-3 p.m., free exhibit time is from 3-4 p.m. and a reception is at 4 p.m. The cost is $10. For reservations, call 412-681-8528 by Sept. 21.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood will pray a novena to St. Theresa. The opening Mass is 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, followed by the novena. Schedule for the week: Sunday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Mass and novena; Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Mass and novena; Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Mass and novena; and Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. closing Mass and novena.


St. Joseph School in Verona will host its ninth annual autumn gala on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6:30-11 p.m., at Green Oaks Country Club, 5741 Third St. in Verona. The gala will include live and silent auctions, a raffle, a disc jockey and more. The menu includes a strolling pasta reception with Caesar salad, a choice of pasta and sauces, grilled chicken, meatballs and more. The cost is $30. To purchase tickets, call 412-828-7213 until Sept. 28.


“Eschatology” will be the topic of the 37th annual Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Convention to be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28. The cost is $80 for members, $95 for non-members, $40 for clergy, religious members and student members and $50 for the banquet only. For the complete schedule, more information and registration visit www.catholicscholars.org.


St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler will sponsor an ongoing Catholic Alive series. The program will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., and includes music, praise and a guest speaker. Father John Marcucci will speak on “What Catholics Believe About Mary, Mother of God” at the next program, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Father Kevin or Sister Teresa at 724-287-1759.


St. Joseph Spirituality Center will offer two courses. “The Joy of the Gospel” reflects on the first apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. Course dates and locations: SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township, 7-9 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20; St. Bernadette, Monroeville, 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21; St. Joseph Spirituality Center in Baden, 9:30-12:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. The fee is $25. Six elective credits are given from the diocesan Department for Religious Education. A course titled “Gospel of Matthew,” to be presented by St. Joseph Sister Honora McCawley, will examine bridge between the Old Testament and New Testament. Course locations and dates: St. Elizabeth Parish, Pleasant Hills, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 and 18; St. Athanasius Parish, West View, 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 21 and 28. The fee is $20. The class offers four elective credits from the Department for Religious Education. To register for either class, call 724-869-6587 by Oct. 1


Alumni of St. Canice School, which was located in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood, are invited to join in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the alumni association. Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood. Father John McKenna will be the celebrant. A reception will follow. To register and for more information, call 412-655-4948 or e-mail mmummaf@comcast.net.


Music, games, tractor rides and fireside settings are some of the highlights at St. James Parish’s Oktoberfest in Sewickley on Friday, Oct. 3, from 6-10 p.m. The menu includes German potato salad, hot dogs, pork and beans, sauerkraut and kielbasa, and more. The cost is $10 for adults, $3 for children up to eighth grade, and $5 for youth in eighth through 12th grade.


The public is invited to a “Come and See” open house sponsored by the Secular Carmelites of St. Teresa on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 1-4 p.m., in Kittanning. For the meeting location and more information, call 724-360-4041.


The Christ Child Society will hold a benefit “Red Wagon Fare” on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Field Club Road in Fox Chapel, starting at 10 a.m. The event will include lunch, auctions, a raffle and a bake sale. The cost is $40, with proceeds benefitting the society’s mission of serving at-risk area children. For tickets and more information, call 412-682-4102.


St. Anne School in Castle Shannon will host its annual golf outing, in memory of Coach Dan Richtar, on Monday, Oct. 13, at Valley Brook Country Club, 425 Hidden Valley Road in Canonsburg. The scramble format begins with registration at 10:30 am, with the driving range open at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner and the award ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $125 per person, and $40 for dinner only. For more information, call 412-561-7720.


On Saturday, Oct. 11, Focus on Renewal will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a special event at the Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Ave. in McKees Rocks. The gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a special VIP reception titled “A Taste of Sto-Rox,” featuring pierogies, haluski, ravioli, chicken and more. The main celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m., and includes a slide show honoring Taris Vrcek, executive director. In addition, there will be a silent auction in the art gallery. Tickets are $125 for the VIP reception, or $45 for individual tickets for the main celebration. For tickets and more information, contact Chris Crytzer at 412-331-1685. ext. 305, or e-mail ccrytzer@forstorox.org.


An adult Scripture class has begun meeting at St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township on Mondays, from 7-8 p.m. The class is discussing the Acts of the Apostles. For more information, call Sister Barbara Ann Johnston at 724-652-9471, ext. 12.


Eight-foot tables are available to rent for selling items at the second annual autumn rummage sale to be held at St. Ursula Parish in Allison Park on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $15 a table. For more information or to rent space, call Chris at 412-486-3193.


New to this year’s Auberle’s Voices Carry concert on Tuesday, Sept. 30, is a live auction of an authentic boxing glove autographed by actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Antoine Fuqua from the movie “Southpaw,” which was shot in Pittsburgh. The Voices Carry concert will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Performers include local artists Donnie Iris, Chris Highbee, Etta Cox, The Clarks and more. Proceeds benefit the at-risk children and families of Auberle. For ticket information, visit www.auberle.org/voices-carry.


Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babock Blvd, McCandless Township, 412-366-1124.

• Book discussion, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The facilitator is Divine Providence Sister Joan Coultas. The book for discussion is Jesuit Father Gregory Boyle’s “Tattoos on the Heart.” The cost is $5 per session, $20 for the series, plus the cost of the book. Breakfast rolls and beverages will be provided.

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. To register and for more information, call 412-381-7676.

• Women’s retreat, “Bringing Hope and Compassion to a Hurting World,” 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, through noon Sunday, Oct. 5.

Franciscan Spirit and Life Center, 3605 McRoberts Road, Whitehall. To register, call 412-215-7743.

• “Tea with Mary: Our Lady of the Rosary,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The program reflects on meaningful ways to pray the rosary and let it change our lives, and includes input, prayer and sharing. The cost is $20, and includes tea and a luncheon.

Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. To register, call 412-341-7494 one week in advance of the session.

• “Tuesday Evenings with the Master: Augustine of Hippo,” Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7-9:30 p.m. Dr, Susan Muto will be the facilitator. The cost is $20 per session.

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