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Monday October 20, 2014


Divine Mercy holy hour, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes novena prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Benediction.

Marian-Medjugorje Mass, rosary and adoration, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. For more information, call 412-381-1188.


Mass with prayers for healing, 6:30 p.m., St. Malachy Parish, 343 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Township. Father William Kiel will be the celebrant.


Mass with prayers for healing, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Father William Kiel will be the celebrant.

Open house, for prospective students and their parents, St. Sebastian School, 307 Siebert Road, Ross Township. Advance registration is requested, but not required. For more information, call 412-364-7171, or visit www.SaintSebastianParish.org.


Mass and Installation of officers for Pittsburgh Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, 10 a.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Bishop David Zubik will be the celebrant. Luncheon to follow. Cost of luncheon is $20. Call 412-221-6621.

Informational meeting for Women of Grace Study Program, 2 p.m., Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave., West View. For more information, call 412-931-9766.

Children’s fall festival, 5 p.m., St. Mary Parish, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil.

Bingo, 5 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. early birds, 6:30 p.m. regular bingo, St. Januarius Parish, 1450 Renton Road, Plum. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, call 412-793-4439.

Corn hole tournament, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Penn Hills Universal Fire Hall, 2240 Main St., Penn Hills. Cost is $50 for a team of two players, $10 for a spectator. Proceeds benefit St. John the Baptist School in Unity Township. For information, call 412-793-0555.


Blood drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Ursula Parish, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park.

Pancake and sausage breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for children 6- 12 and free for children under 6.

Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Our Lady of Loreto Parish, 1905 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. For more information, call 412-341-6161.

Mass with prayers for healing, 3 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 821 Herman Road, Herman. Father William Kiel will be the celebrant.

Monday October 20, 2014


• St. Norbert Parish in Pittsburgh’s Overbrook neighborhood will celebrate Oktoberfest with a pork roast dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3-7 p.m. The menu includes pork roast or hot dog, sauerkraut, red cabbage, potatoes, dessert and more. Also, a raffle, basket auction and entertainment will take place. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12.

• Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Natrona Heights will host an Oktoberfest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m., in Patterson Hall. The dinner will be catered by Max’s Allegheny Tavern and entertainment will be provided by accordionist Pat Septak. The cost is $20 a person, or $37.50 for two. For tickets, call 724-226-4900 or e-mail hwygonik@olmbs.org.

• St. Peter Parish on Pittsburgh’s North Side will host an Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m., in the Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church hall. The menu features bratwurst, German potato salad, pork and sauerkraut, apple strudel, potato pancakes, forest cake and more. The cost is $20 and includes food and entertainment. A beer cup is $5 extra. For more information and tickets, call Krystyna at 412-321-0711.


Father Robert Duch will discuss his book “God, What Do You Think of Me?” at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township. He will speak on Thursdays, Oct. 23 and 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.


Change A Heart, the volunteer program of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a masquerade gala, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish, 2586 Wexford Bayne Road in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. The gala will feature the sights and sounds of New Orleans, including Cajun cuisine, music by local jazz vocalist Jessica Lee and an array of auction items. A trip for two to New Orleans will be raffled at a cost of $100 per ticket. For raffle tickets, call 412-821-0861. Tickets for the gala are $65 per person, or $100 for a couple. For gala tickets and more information, visit www.changeaheartvolunteers.org.


The public is invited to a free program on grief and bereavement at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-noon. Clinical psychologist Dr. Lillian Meyers will speak on “Mourning Our Losses Across the Life Cycle: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey.” To register, call 412-882-8593, ext. 218.


Author and EWTN-TV host Mike Aquilina will speak on “Through Hymns, With Hymns and In Hymns: The Christian Music that Conquered the Pagan World” on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., in St. Augustine Church auditorium of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Sponsored by the Holy Name Society, the lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


The bingo at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park has been changed from Sunday, Oct. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2-5 p.m.


The Knights of Columbus will sponsor an oldies dance on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7:30-10:30 p.m., at St. Wendelin Parish in Carbon Center. Disc jockey Marty Tack will provide the music. The cost is $7, and includes snacks, soda and free tickets for door prizes.


The Hope for Haiti Committee of St. Scholastica Parish in Aspinwall is sponsoring a fair trade fair on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 25-26, presented by Catholic Relief Services. Fair trade products, including handmade items, coffee and candies, will be available for purchases after the 5 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday, Oct. 25, and the 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday, Oct. 26. Proceeds will benefit the Good Samaritans School in St. Marc, Haiti, where the parish supports six elementary school students.


The Pittsburgh Mass Mob movement will gather for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg. Following Mass, Father Warren Metzler will conduct a tour of the Gothic-style church. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Mass-Mob.


The Sisters of St. Joseph will sponsor a rosary pilgrimage to the outdoor Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on the campus of St. Joseph Convent, 1020 State St. in Baden, on Sunday, Oct. 26, beginning at 1 p.m., on the station path behind the chapel. The pilgrimage will consist of the rosary and song, followed by closing prayers at the grotto shrine. (In the case of bad weather, prayer will be held in the chapel). Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call St. Joseph Sister Roseann Gaul at 724-888-6809.


The Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania invites the public to a talk by Aux. Bishop William Waltersheid on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., in O’Connor Hall on the campus of St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Bishop Waltersheid will offer a historical reflection on the vitality of the program at the Pontifical North American College and its far-reaching effects on the life of the church in the United States. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Moon Township continues its Catholic Conversations series with a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Dave van Vickle will speak on “The Catholic Truth about Angels, Demons, Ghosts, Exorcism and Hauntings,” starting at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.olsh.org.


St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 State St. in Baden, is offering a day of reflection and prayer for young adults ages 18-30 on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Joseph Sister Marguerite Kropinak will present “A Day with Jesus: A Time of Prayer for Young Adults.” The fee is $15, and includes lunch. To register, call 724-869-6585 by Oct. 29.


Gospa Missions will present the Catholic Conference at the Camp XVI on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Camp Kon-O-Kwee Conference Center, 126 Nagel Road in Fombell, starting at 8 a.m. The conference includes Mass, rosary, healing blessing, Divine Mercy chaplet, confessions and more. Speakers include author Paul Kengor, Father Terry O’Connor, pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall, and John Haig, former steward on Air Force One. The conference donation is $35, and includes breakfast and lunch. Priests and nuns are free. In conjunction with the conference is a day camp for kids ages 6-12. The cost for kids is $25, and includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. To register, call 724-538-3171 or visit www.gospa.org.


St. Pius X Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood will change the time of its Saturday vigil Mass from 5:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Nov. 1 for the winter months. The Mass will remain at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 28. The Mass will revert to 5:30 p.m. starting Saturday, March 7.


Catholic parishes and other organizations can submit announcements for the calendar and parish news section of the Pittsburgh Catholic at no charge. The deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday for the following Friday’s publication (deadlines are advanced for holidays). Information should include the date, time, location, cost (if any), along with the contact name and phone number or e-mail address. Submit: e-mail, pzezza@pittsburghcatholic.org; Fax, 412-471-4228; mail, Parish News, Pittsburgh Catholic, 135 First Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-1513. If you have any questions, contact Peggy Zezza at 412-471-1252, ext. 3571.

Monday October 20, 2014

St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 State St., Baden.

• Class, “Joy of Gospel,” 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. The course reflects on the first apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. Fee is $25, with six elective credits given from the diocesan Department for Religious Education. To register, call 724-869-6587 by Oct. 22.

• “Grieving the Loss of a Beloved Pet,” Monday, Nov. 3, 1:30-3 p.m. The program includes input, sharing and support to help pet lovers cope. St. Joseph Sister Mary Ann Thimons will be the facilitator. To register, call 412-600-3247 by Oct. 27.

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road, Charleston, W.Va.

• Retreat, for couples experiencing infertility, “The Lord Humbles and Exalts,” 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, through 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. The cost is $150 per person, or $250 per couple. The registration and a $50 deposit are due by Friday, Oct. 31. To register or for more information, call Rebecca Royse at 1-304-233-0880, ext. 333, or Father Dennis Schuelkens at 1-304- 242-6579, or visit http://wvmarriage.org/infertility/.

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