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Friday February 13, 2015

• The fish fry to be held at St. Mark Parish in Liberty Borough during Lent that was published in the Pittsburgh Catholic Fish Fry Guide in the Feb. 6 issue has been canceled.

• The menu pricing for the fish fry at St. Valentine Parish in Bethel Park has changed since publication of the Fish Fry Guide. The fish fry will be held on Fridays of Lent, beginning Feb. 20, and including Good Friday, from 4-7:30 p.m. New pricing: jumbo beer- battered cod sandwich, $8; Nantucket baked cod, $7.50; fried butterfly shrimp, $8; pierogie dinner, $5.50; children’s fried cod sandwich, $4. A la carte items range from 75 cents to $3. There is a $1 discount on dine-in meals for seniors 60 and over.

St. Camillus, Neshannock Township

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., McGurk Hall, 314 W. Englewood Ave. The dinner includes baked or oven-fried fish, with the choice of haluski, macaroni and cheese, or french fries, cole slaw, applesauce, a roll, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Takeout is available, but there is no phone number for takeout. For information, call 724-654-0681 or visit www.stcamillusparish.org



The Little Sisters of the Poor, with representatives from the Jesus-Divine Mercy Foundation and Preborn Jesus Ministry, will host an unveiling and blessing of sacred artwork on Sunday, Feb. 22, starting at 3:30 p.m., in the Gloria Chapel on the campus of Little Sisters of Poor Home for the Aged, 1028 Benton Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. Capuchin Father Angelus Shaughnessy will unveil and bless the newly rendered set of oil paintings by artist James Sulkowski titled “Mary, Ark of the New Covenant” and “Jesus — The Divine Mercy.” Also being blessed will be Merhaut Studio’s newly rendered statue “Mary, Ark of the New Covenant.” A family holy hour will follow the blessing. The event is open to the public.


The annual Chocolate Sunday will be March 15 from 2-5 p.m. at Seven Oaks Country Club, 132 Lisbon Road in Beaver. Guests will be able to visit vendors and receive samples of chocolate, candy, cake and more. The event is sponsored by the Marion Gordon Auxiliary to benefit McGuire Memorial, which offers comprehensive services to people with physical and mental disabilities. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 724-847-2313.


Speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza will lead a retreat titled “Healing and Hope” at St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township. The program is from 4-9 p.m. Friday, March 20, and from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Open to the public, the retreat will include Immaculee’s witness to the power of prayer, miracles of the rosary and inspirational music. For more information and to register, contact Bonnie at 724-776-9177, ext. 313, or e-mail bonnie@stferd.org or cwmc27@gmail.com.


An inclusive signed Mass with both hearing and deaf choirs is celebrated at St. Mary of the Mount Parish in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.


St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon will host a workshop and faith-sharing program on Mondays during Lent, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Clairvaux Hall. The first two sessions will be a workshop called “Sharing My Story” to teach participants the importance of their personal faith story and how to share it with others. The remaining Mondays will be story-telling evenings for individuals to share their personal faith journey with the community.


The public is invited to Resurrection Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood for a seven-session “Discovering Christ” program on Tuesdays, Feb. 24-April 7, from 6:30-9 p.m., in the parish hall. The program includes dinner, teaching and exploring answers to some important questions about God and finding purpose in life. The dinner and program are free. In conjunction with program, a Holy Spirit retreat will be held on Saturday, March 28. For more information and to register, call the parish office at 412- 563-4400, or visit www.eressi.com and click on the Discovering Christ picture. SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon will present a five-week spiritual enrichment program titled “Beautiful Brokenness: Rethinking Success and Failure According to the Mystery of the Cross” on Tuesdays Feb. 24-March 24, from 7-8:30 p.m., in Harkins Hall. Topics: “From Agnostic to Baptist, to Catholic, the A, B, Cs of Conversion”; “The Matters of the Heart”; “Beautiful Brokenness”; “The Power of Habit”; and “Lent and the New Evangelization.” The program will be led by Dr. Ian Murphy, professor at Rosemont College, author, speaker and radio host. The cost is $25 for one adult and free for the second accompanying adult. To register and for more information, call Melissa Fawcett at 412-531-5964 or e- mail mfawcett@stanneparish.com.


“How to Become a Parish of Missionary Disciples” will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Michel Therrien at St. Hugh Parish in Carmichaels on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. A social will follow the talk in the parish hall. For more information, call the parish office at 724-966-7270.


St. Mary of Mercy Parish in Downtown Pittsburgh will host a series of talks by Dr. Michel Therrien on Thursdays, Feb. 26- March 12, at 12:30 p.m., in Lawless Hall. For information, call 412- 261-0110, ext. 312.


The Lawrence County Chapter of Theology on Tap invites young adults in their 20s and 30s to a gathering on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 7-9:30 p.m., at El Canelo III (Union), 2017 W. State St. in New Castle. Father Peter Horton will speak on “Finding God in the Movies.” For more information, call 724-856-0897 or e-mail TOTLCC@gmail.com.


Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Natrona Heights will sponsor a Dinner and Dialogue program with Father Joe Freedy on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Anchor Inn, 2202 Freeport Road in Natrona Heights. The dinner and social, with free appetizers, starts at 6:30 p.m., with the talk at 7 p.m. No registration is required, but guests are responsible for the cost of their dinner and drinks. For information, call Anna Dice at 1-878- 302-7829.


Focus on Renewal will host an evening of art, appetizers and specialty cocktails titled “Artini” on Friday, Feb. 27, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., at the Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Ave. in McKees Rocks. The cost is $20 and includes appetizers, along with mixed drinks concocted by the Pittsburgh City Paper’s “best bartenders.” Guests will have the opportunity to experiment at various art stations where artists will encourage and instruct. For more information and tickets, call 412-331-1685, ext. 305.


“Are You Ready to Drop Your Nets and Follow Jesus?” will be the title of a three-part Lenten series at St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood on Sundays, March 1-15, beginning at 12:15 p.m. The sessions will be led by Father Joseph Mele and Dr. Michel Therrien. Fellowship, discussion and refreshments will follow each session. The program is free and open to the public.


• SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township will host a parish  mission with Bishop Donald Trautman from Saturday, Feb. 28, through Wednesday, March 4. Schedule: the bishop will speak at all weekend Masses on the topic of “We all Need Encouragement,” Saturday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 1, at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, Mass at 9 a.m. in the grotto chapel, followed by a talk at 7 p.m. for those grieving, “The Depth of His Love”; Tuesday, March 3, 9 a.m., Mass in grotto chapel, 7 p.m. talk and penance service, “Is the Church a Museum for Saints or a Hospital for Sinners?”; Wednesday, March 4, 9 a.m., Mass in grotto chapel, followed by a talk to moms, 7 p.m. holy hour and talk, “Jesus in the Eucharist: The Heart of the Parish.” For more information, call 724-935-2104.

• St. Richard Parish in Richland Township will host a parish mission titled “Signed and Sealed with the Cross,” Monday- Wednesday, March 2-4. Franciscan Father Albert Haase will speak each evening at 7 o’clock. For more information, call 724-444-1971.


SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township will begin a 12-week program to help those separated and divorced titled “The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide: Helping You Find Peace, Power and Passion after Divorce,” on Tuesdays, March 3-May 1, from 6:45-8:30 p.m., in the parish’s coffee house, located in basement of school building. The cost is $20 for the 12-week program. To register, call 412-563-3189, ext. 221, or e-mail ashley@ssjpittsburgh.org by Feb. 28.


Nativity Parish in South Park Township will present actress Anita Gutschick in a performance of “Women of the Bible” on Saturday, March 7. A dinner buffet is at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, followed by the performance at 7 p.m. in the church, with dessert and a meet- and-greet at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. For tickets and more information, call 412-215-7743.


The times of the Stations of the Cross listed for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Burgettstown in the Parish Lenten Activity section of the Feb. 13 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic are incorrect. The Stations of the Cross are on Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m. only.

The times of the Stations of the Cross for St. Anthony Chapel, under Most Holy Name Parish in Troy Hill, in the Parish Lenten Activity section of the Feb. 13 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic are incorrect. The Stations of the Cross are on Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m. and Sundays of Lent at 3 p.m.

Gorzkie Zale (Polish lamentations) listed under Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Polish Hill, are on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m., with Bishop David Zubik.

Friday February 20, 2015

Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave., West View. 

• Silent retreat, “Tradition and Carmelite Spirituality,” Friday-Sunday, March 13-15. Father Ladis Cizik will facilitate the retreat. For more information and to register, call Helen at 724-709-7670.

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

• Men’s retreat, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, through noon Sunday, March 1. 

• Women’s retreat, 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, through noon Sunday, March 8.  

Friday February 20, 2015


Pittsburgh Mass Mob gathering, 10:30 a.m. Mass, St. Mary Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, Penn and Garnier streets, Sharpsburg. The group will meet in front of the church. The tour will follow Mass. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Mass-Mob or see the Facebook page.


Used book sale, 3-7 p.m., Assumption School, 35 N. Jackson Ave., Bellevue. Also, Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 412-761-7887.


Craft and vendor show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Activities Building of All Saints Parish, 19 Wilson St., Etna. Featuring more than 50 tables. Sponsored by the Christian Mothers and Guild. Also features refreshments and raffles.

SUNDAY,  MARCH 1 Breakfast brunch buffet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Features french toast, pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage and much more. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for kids.

  Lenten reflections for health-care workers, 9 a.m. Mass, followed by breakfast and a presentation, UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Aux. Bishop William Waltersheid is celebrant and presenter. The cost is $10 for breakfast, and free for students. To register, e-mail info@cathmedpittsburgh.org by Feb. 25.

Mass in Polish, 10 a.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Church of St. Peter Parish, 907 Middle Road, Pittsburgh’s North Side. For information, call 412-921-7589.

Spaghetti dinner, 1-4 p.m., motherhouse of Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 3603 McRoberts Road, Whitehall. The cost is $8, and includes freshly prepared spaghetti, homemade sauce, with or without meatballs, salad, roll, drink and dessert. Sponsored by the St. Francis Auxiliary. For more information, call 412-885- 7403.

Super bingo, 1:45 p.m. early bird (doors open at 12:30 p.m.), St. Gregory Parish, 2 W. Beaver St., Zelienople. The cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information and tickets, 724- 452-7245.

Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Cemetery, 1443 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association. Call 412-521-9133.

Holy hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St.  Peter Church of Prince of Peace Parish, 28th and Sarah streets, Pittsburgh’s South Side. 

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