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Friday October 24, 2014
AROUND THE DIOCESE

WHY BE CATHOLIC?

Capuchin Father Angelus Shaughnessy will address the topic “Why Be Catholic?” on Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township. Father Angelus will speak at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Oct. 25, and at the 8 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday, Oct. 26.

CATHOLIC ALIVE

St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler is sponsoring an ongoing series titled “Catholic Alive,” which includes music, praise and a guest speaker. The next program is on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. Jesuit Father Christopher Fronk will speak on “An Officer and a Priest: My Tour in Afghanistan.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Father Kevin or Sister Teresa at 724-287-1759.

HUMANAE VITAE

Father Brian Welding, rector of St. Paul Seminary, will preside and preach at the closing of the holy hour for life at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Father Welding will preach on Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”). Following the holy hour, the parish’s Respect Life Committee will host a reception and further discussion on the document.

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

The parishes of St. Bernadette and North American Martyrs will sponsor “The New Evangelization for the New Millennium Conference” Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd. in Monroeville, from 1 p.m. through Mass at 4:30 p.m. Speakers include Dr. Ralph Martin, Dr. Mary Healy, Peter Burak, Father Joe Freedy and Gregory Capozzi. Young adult evangelist Dave VanVickle will serve as emcee. The cost is $10. To register, visit www.namcatholicchurch.org or www.stbrnadet.org.

DIVINE MERCY MISSION

The Divine Mercy devotion and mission at St. Philip Parish in Crafton will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, beginning at 3 p.m. The Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will present the message of Divine Mercy as given to St. Faustina. The program will consist of Benediction, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, a message by the sisters, confession and the veneration of a first-class relic. A reception will follow in Father Kelty Hall.

CARD PARTY

The ladies group of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township will host a card party and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parish social hall. The cost is $12. For more information and tickets, call Mary Sansonetti at 724-444-0650 by Nov. 3.

BLANKET NIGHT

The 13th annual blanket night will be held in the cafeteria of St. Margaret Parish in Green Tree on Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Held in honor of Kathy Buchner, participants will make polar fleece tie blankets to donate to residents at the Veterans Hospital. Blanket making takes about two hours. Last year, 165 blankets were made. Participants are asked to bring scissors, two yards of print polar fleece and two yards of coordinating solid polar fleece. Suggested fabric themes include armed services, red, white and blue, patriotic or hunting. Refreshments and instructors provided. For more information, call Lynne Gross at 412-921-5570 (day) and 412-276-4173 (evening).

AWARDS DINNER

The 24th annual Father Marcus O’Brien Service Awards dinner will be held at Monaca Turners Restaurant in Monaca on Sunday, Nov. 9. Awardees are recognized for their exemplary service to the parish and community. The cost is $30. Proceeds benefit the Beaver County Office of Catholic Charities. To register, call 724-775-0758.

EVANGELIZING COMMUNION

“An Evangelizing Communion: The Church, The Holy Spirit and Vatican II” will be the title of the Holy Spirit Lecture at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Power Center Ballroom. Guest speaker is Msgr. Paul McPartlan, professor of systematic theology and ecumenism at Catholic University of America. For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/holyspirit or e-mail holyspirit@duq.edu.

BLUE AND WHITE GALA

St. James School will host a Blue and White Gala on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Road in Sewickley, from 6:30-11 p.m. The program includes a live and silent auction and the awarding of Excellent Minds and Exceptional Hearts Awards. KDKA-AM personality Rob Pratte will serve as master of ceremonies. For more information, call 412-741-5540, ext. 100.

AUTO RAFFLE

St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township will hold its annual auto raffle. First prize is a 2014 Cadillac ATS and $5,000. There also will be second- and third-place cash prizes. Tickets are $50 for one, $100 for three. The drawing is Nov. 15. For tickets, call 724-776-2888.

RETREATS

Franciscan Spirit and Life Center, 3605 McRoberts Road, Whitehall.

• Workshop, “Holiday Entertaining with Mary and Martha of the Gospel,” 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6. The program will focus on holiday entertaining ideas and projects with a reflection on the Scripture lives of Mary and Martha, and their gift of hospitality. The cost is $25, and includes lunch. To register, call 412-215-7743.

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, 4:30 p.m., through noon Sunday, Nov. 9.

CALENDAR

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James School cafeteria, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and more. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 5. For more information, call 412-741-6650 or visit www.saintjames-church.com.

Card party and bingo, 1-3 p.m., St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Also includes games of chance and Chinese auction. Sponsored by Christian Women’s Guild. Cost is $7. For more information, call 724-674-3234 or 724-964-8276.

MONDAY, OCT. 27

Card party, 6:30-10 p.m., St. Mary, Mother of God Parish, 608 High St., Freeport. Cost is $10. For more information, call 724-353-2641.

TUESDAY, OCT. 28

Mass with prayers for healing, starting with registration and confessions at 4:30 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Also includes supper, exposition with Benediction. Father William Kiel will be the celebrant.

Information meeting for Women of Grace Study Program, 7 p.m., Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave., Ross Township. For more information, call 412-931-9766. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29

Eucharistic holy hour for peace, 7-8 p.m., St. Bernard Parish, 311 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon. Father Kenneth Marlovits will be the celebrant.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army) devotions and meeting, 8 a.m. Mass, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, followed by rosary. Meeting with guest speaker will be held in the Collins Room.

Bazaar and food fair, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (hot food served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 S. Seventh St., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Also, Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Eat-in or takeout. Free parking in church lot.

Used clothing sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Room of St. Gregory Parish, 2 W. Beaver St., Zelienople. Featuring clothing and outerwear for entire family. Free-will offering accepted for clothes, with proceeds benefitting St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Vendor show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Agnes Parish, 126 Church St., Richeyville. Vendors include CJ’s Charms & Jewels, Rada Knives, Swarovski Jewelry, Tupperware, Bearly Brittle, Avon and more. For more information, call 724-632-5857.

Apostolate of Fatima devotions and meeting, 4 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by rosary, St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Bernadette Conklin will be speaking on the Pre-born Ministry following Mass. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the needy.

Thanksgiving bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m., early birds at 6 p.m.), St. Basil Parish, 1735 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. In addition, there will be refreshments, a bake sale and a Chinese auction. Sponsored by Christian Mothers and Women’s Guild. Cost is $10, and includes a gift at the door. Players also are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Carrick Food Bank.

Night at the races, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), St. Ursula School cafeteria, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. Admission is $15, and includes food, beer, wine and set-ups. For tickets and more information, call 412-486-5511.

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

Breakfast brunch buffet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Menu includes french toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham and more. Featured syrup is peach. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for kids.

Calix Society Mass and meeting, 10:30 a.m. Mass, St. Mary Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, 201 Ninth St., Sharpsburg. Meeting will follow. Calix is an association for Catholics in recovery. For more information, call 412-607-4011 or visit www.Calixsociety.org.

Open house, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Seton-LaSalle High School, 1000 McNeilly Road, Mount Lebanon. For more information, call 412-561-3583.

Super bingo, doors open at noon, St. Rita Parish, 219 W. Schwab Ave., Munhall Gardens. Cost is $20. For tickets and information, call 412-461-4204.

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

All Souls’ Day prayer service, 3:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery, 920 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood.



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