List of Lenten activities planned at parishes

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Updated: 12:01 am

Below are listings submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic of services and activities occurring during Lent in parishes and other organizations throughout the diocese. Parishes are listed by Vicariate, then alphabetical by grouping location, with a list of parishes in each grouping.Confessions in connection with “The Light is On for You!” will be held in parishes Wednesday, April 10, 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 12 issue.




St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw

St. Ursula, Allison Park

• Book discussion, “The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity” by Matthew Kelly, Thursdays, March 7-April 4, 10-11:30 a.m. or Mondays, March 11-April 8, 6-7 p.m., St. Mary of Assumption Parish. Call 412-486-4100.

• Reconciliation service, Monday, April 15, 7 p.m., St. Ursula Parish.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent (except April 5), 2 and 6 p.m., St. Mary; special Living Stations of the Cross, “I Thirst,” Friday, April 5, 7 p.m.; Fridays of Lent, 2 p.m., St. Ursula.


Immaculate Heart of Mary, Polish Hill

St. Maria Goretti, Bloomfield/Garfield

Our Lady of the Angels, Lawrenceville

• ChristLife program, seven Mondays, began Feb. 25, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church social hall of St. Maria Goretti.

• Meager meal with question-and-answer session, Tuesday, March 12, 7:15 p.m., parish's lower room of church, Our Lady of the Angels.

• Mass of anointing, Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary.

• Movie night (movie to be announced), Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m., lower room of church, Our Lady of the Angels.

• Talk on Holy Week, Tuesday, April 2, 7:15 p.m., with wine and cheese reception, social hall of Immaculate Heart of Mary.

•Mass and reconciliation service, Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church of St. Maria Goretti.


St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland

St. Regis, Oakland

St. Rosalia, Greenfield

St. Stephen, Hazelwood

• Lenten evenings of reflection, “A Call to Spiritual Discernment.” This pilgrimage of faithwill befour consecutive Wednesdays. Program begins with exposition and adoration at 7 p.m., followed by reflection on some aspect of spiritual discernment, and concludes with Benediction. Schedule, location, spiritual discernment topic, speaker: Wednesday, March 13, St. Rosalia, “Seeking God's Wisdom,” Father Dan Walsh; Wednesday, March 20, St. Stephen, “Pursuing Holiness in Everyday Life,” Father Kris Stubna; Wednesday, March 27, St. Regis, “Avoiding Evil and Embracing God,” Father Adam Potter; Wednesday, April 3, St. Paul Cathedral, “Using Our Gift in Service to God and Neighborhood,” Deacon Thomas Berna.

• Wine and cheese reception with discussion, for adults and young adults, Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7-8 p.m. discussion with Father Stubna on “Exploring the Heresies of the Church,” St. Paul Cathedral.

• Eucharistic adoration, Sunday, March 31, 1-5 p.m., with solemn vespers and Benediction, 5-5:30 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral.

• Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m. and Fridays, with exposition and Benediction, 7 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral.

• Wednesday Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at St. Paul Cathedral is suspended for Lenten season, and will resume April 24.


St. Raphael, Morningside

Sacred Heart, Shadyside

• “The Pivotal Players,” video and discussion with Bishop Robert Barron, Mondays, beginning Feb. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Bishop Winter Room of Sacred Heart Parish. Call 412-661-0187, ext. 118.

• Video and discussion, “Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer,” with Father Mark Toups, Saturdays of Lent, 9-10:30 a.m., conference room at St. Raphael School. Call 412-508-5383.

• Prayer, study and discussion, “Monday Night Huddle: The Gospel of Luke,” Mondays in Lent, 7:15-8:30 p.m., conference room at St. Raphael School. Call 412-508-5383.

• “Following the Mystics: Through the Narrow Gate,” Tuesdays, beginning March 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Bishop Winter Room of Sacred Heart Parish. Call 412-508-5383.

• Sacred Heart Church tour, “Secrets of Sacred Heart Church: Hidden in Plain Sight,” Sunday, April 7, 1-3 p.m. Tour includes secrets found in murals, stained-glass windows, carved statues, sculptured panels and floor tiles. Free and open to the public. Call Ann at 412-362-7324.

• Confessions, Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 12, 1:30 and 7 p.m., Sacred Heart.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent at 2 and 7 p.m., St. Raphael; Fridays, 2:15 and 7 p.m. (except Friday, April 12), Sacred Heart.


St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington

Prince of Peace, South Side

• Slovak Mass and Easter Customs breakfast, Saturday, April 13. Begins with rosary in Slovak at 10:45 a.m. in St. Adalbert Church of Prince of Peace Parish, followed by Mass in Slovak at 11 a.m. Breakfast held at noon in Prince of Peace parish center, 81 S. 13th St. Guests can sample Slovak Easter foods: paska (sweet bread), sunka (ham), sirek (egg cheese), hrin (beets and horseradish). Also, homemade baked goods, craft demonstrations, cultural displays, imported Slovak gifts and Slovak “auction/raffle.” Free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. For information, call 412-657-6364.


St. Aloysius, Reserve Township

St. Cyril, Brighton Heights

Holy Wisdom, North Side

Most Holy Name of Jesus and St. Anthony Chapel, Troy Hill

St. Peter, North Side

Risen Lord, Marshall/Shadeland

• Lenten Scripture series, “The Church Through Scripture,” Sundays, March 10-April 7, following 9:30 a.m. Mass (10:30-11:30 a.m.), archives roomat St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom Parish. Led by Father Lawrence DiNardo.

• Lenten Scripture study, Thursdays (excluding Holy Thursday), 7 p.m., led by Deacon Greg Jelinek, Most Holy Name School building.

• Parish mission, “Igniting the Light of Christ with You,” presented by Paul Koleske, Monday-Wednesday, April 1-3, St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom.

• Tenebrae service, solemn holy service of music and light, Monday, April 8, 7 p.m., Most Holy Name.

• Anointing Mass, Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m., Holy Wisdom.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday:2 p.m., St. Cyril; 12:30 p.m. (following daily Mass), St. Peter;Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m., St. Anthony Chapel, with Bishop David Zubik leading Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m.


St. John XXIII Personal Quasi Parish, North Side

All held at St. Boniface Church.

• Day of recollection, Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Canon Michael Stein will speak on “Lent in the Spirit of St. Frances de Sales.”

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 8-April 12, 7 p.m., followed by Latin low Mass.


St. Athanasius, West View

Incarnation of the Lord, Observatory Hill

St. Sebastian, Ross Township

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville

• Community will host a week of renewal, starting Sunday, March 10, when St. Sebastian Parish hosts Father David Pivonka, author of “Chasing the Wild Goose series,” for Lenten mission, Sunday, March 10, through Tuesday, March 12 (see Lenten mission below). Following mission, parishes in grouping will host subsequent evening events.

• Lenten series, “Personalizing Your Lenten Journey with Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving,” Thursdays, Feb. 28-March 21, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila. Led by Father Michael Maranowski.

• Lenten mission, “Spiritual Freedom Through the Holy Spirit,” presented by Father Dave Pivonka, St. Sebastian. Schedule and theme: Sunday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., “The Holy Spirit, the Healer,” with “FIRE” worship and adoration; Monday, March 11, 7 p.m., “The Gift of God,” with sacrament of reconciliation; Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m., “The Spirit Feeds Us,” with Mass and reception to follow. Father Pivonka will be homilist at weekend Masses: Saturday, March 9, 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For information, call 412-364-8999.

• Monthly rosary and program, Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Perrysville. Includes recitation of the rosary and presentation by Father Chris Mannerino on “The Angel in the Dove: A Miraculous Appearance of St. Michael at Monte Gargano, Italy.”

• Living Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday): 7 p.m., St. Athanasius; 2 p.m., Incarnation of the Lord; 2 p.m., with students of Holy Cross Academy, St. Sebastian.



Good Shepherd, Braddock

Madonna del Castello, Swissvale

St. Maurice, Forest Hills

Word of God, Swissvale

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 8, 22 and April 6, 6 p.m. adoration, 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Braddock Hills; Fridays, March 15, 29 and April 12, 6 p.m. adoration, 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Madonna del Castello, Swissvale; Fridays of Lent, 1 p.m. with East Catholic School and 4 p.m., St. Maurice; Fridays of Lent, noon, Word of God.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie

St. Margaret of Scotland, Green Tree

SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township

• Green Tree community blood drive, Sunday, March 17, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Margaret. Free T-shirt will be given to participating donors. For information, visit www.vitalant.org.

• Eight-week Ignatian prayer retreat, Mondays, starting March 25, 1:30-3 p.m., St. Margaret. Reservations are required, with small fee charged for materials. To register, call Karen at 412-921-0745, ext. 13.

• Palm cross making workshop, Palm Sunday, April 14, noon-3 p.m., St. Margaret. To register, call Karen at 412-921-0745, ext. 13.


St. Colman, Turtle Creek

St. John Fisher, Churchill

St. Jude, Wilmerding

• Concert, Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m., St. John Fisher Parish. Trumpet, flute and piano trio from Astralis Chamber Ensemble will perform an American-composed classical music program, including world premiere by famed composer Eric Ewazen. Program is free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted.

• Wednesday, April 10, “The Light is On for You!” confession with penance service, 7 p.m., St. John Fisher.

• Penance service, Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., St. Jude.

• Lenten Penance service, Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m., St. Colman.


St. Clare of Assisi, Clairton

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pleasant Hills

Holy Spirit, West Mifflin

St. Thomas A Becket, Jefferson Hills

• Book study and reflection on St. Francis de Sales' classic book, “Introduction to the Devout Life,” Mondays, March 18-April 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Spirit Room of Holy Spirit Parish. Cost is $4 per person for book. To register, call Amy LaMartina at 412-882-8744.

• Weekly video presentation on Dr. Ed Sri's “No Greater Love,” Tuesdays, March 12-April 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Room 6 at St. Thomas A Becket School. Filmed on location, series allows participants to walk with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Program includes 30- to 40-minute viewing of DVD, followed by group discussion of study questions provided. Cost is $5 per person for materials. To register, call St. Thomas A Becket at 412-655-2885 by March 11.

• Alpha course, Wednesdays for eight weeks, March 20-May 15 (except April 17),6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth School cafeteria. Format includes meal, short video and small group discussion. To register, call 412-882-8744 or e-mail alphapittsburgh225@gmail.com.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 12, 8 p.m. Youth will re-enact the passion of Christ through the tableaus of each of the Stations of the Cross, Holy Spirit.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 2 and 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi; 2 and 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth; 7 p.m., Holy Spirit; 7 p.m., St. Thomas A Becket.


St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon

Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township

• Sacrament of reconciliation: Wednesdays after 7 a.m. Mass, Saturdays after 8 a.m. Mass, Thursdays, 4 and 7 p.m. (no confessions during Holy Week), St. Bernard; Saturdays, noon, Our Lady of Grace.

• “The Light is On for You!,” sacrament of reconciliation, Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m., Our Lady of Grace.

• Mass, Monday-Wednesday, April 15-17, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent (March 8-April 12): 2 p.m., St. Bernard; 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace.


St. Joan of Arc, South Park

St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair

• Parish mission, led by St. Clair Sister Briege McKenna, Monday-Thursday, April 8-11, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac. Sister will present various themes through the week.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 7 p.m., St. Joan of Arc; 1 and 7 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac.



St. Mary, Aleppo Township

St. James, Sewickley

• Ecumenical concert, featuring the sacred cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” by Theodore DuBois, with the combined choirs of St. James and Coraopolis United Methodist Church. On Palm Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. at Coraopolis United Methodist Church, and noon Good Friday, April 19, St. James. For information, e-mail stjamesmusic1@gmail.com.

• Eucharistic adoration, Monday-Fridays of Lent, following 9 a.m. Mass to 9 p.m. (until 6:45 p.m. Fridays, followed by Stations of the Cross), St. James.

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


St. Frances Cabrini, Center Township

St. John the Baptist, Monaca

Our Lady of Fatima, Hopewell Township

St. Titus, Aliquippa

• Discovering Christ, seven-week Lenten journey, Wednesdays, March 13-April 27, with meager meal and small group discussion, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Schedule by location: St. Frances Cabrini, March 13 and 20; St. John the Baptist, April 10; Our Lady of Fatima, April 17 and 24; St. Titus, March 27 and April 3.Program will include retreat titled “Who is the Holy Spirit?” and “The Holy Spirit and You,” Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Monaca.For information, visitwww.christlife.org/christlife-series/discovering-christ.

• Lenten faith groups,”The Seven Last Words,” March 5 through April 18, Our Lady of Fatima. Times: Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 8-April 12, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima; Fridays of Lent, 4 p.m., St. Titus.


St. Alphonsus, McDonald

St. Ann, Bulger

St. Columbkille, Imperial

St. Michael, Avella

Our Lady of Lourdes, Burgettstown

St. Patrick, Oakdale

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 7 p.m., St. Columbkille; Friday, March 12, 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus.


Holy Rosary, Muse

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Meadow Lands

St. Patrick, Canonsburg

• Adult education program, “Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ,” with Father Tom Galvin, Tuesdays, March 5-26, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Patrick Parish Center.

• Lenten retreat for Hispanic community, Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. and concluding with Mass at 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

• Penance service, “The Light is On for You!,” Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m., St. Patrick.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 7 p.m., Holy Rosary; 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; 2:10 p.m. with students, and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick.


St. Cecilia, Rochester

St. Felix, Freedom

Holy Family, New Brighton

SS. Peter and Paul, Beaver

• Bishop Robert Barron's “The Mass,” Mondays, Feb. 25-April 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Madonna Hall of Holy Family Parish. Series explores the sacred mysteries encountered during Mass. For information, call seminarian Joe Uzar at 724-775-4111, ext. 234. Also presented Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., in social hall of St. Cecilia.

• Six-week series presentation, “The Story of God,” for high school students, their families and friends, Wednesdays, beginning March 13, 7-8:30 p.m., social hall of St. Cecilia. Will show National Geographic Channel's “The Story of God,” which explores the meaning of life, God and more. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, with a different divine subject presented in each hour-long episode. For information, contact Danielle Simoni at 724-775-2761.

• Faith in Action Day, for children and families, with Lenten ministry theme, 10:30-11:45 a.m., St. Cecilia. For information, call Chris Patsch at 724-775-2761.

• “Sins and Pins,” program for Beaver County high school students in grades 9-12, Sunday, March 31, 5-8 p.m., St. Cecilia. Begins with sacrament of reconciliation, followed by pizza party and duck pin bowling. For information, call Danielle at 724-775-2761.

• “Prayers for Prisoners,” Wednesdays of Lent, 6:30 p.m. (before 7 p.m. Mass), St. Cecilia. Parish's Voice of Justice group will recite rosary for the intentions of prisoners. In addition, parishioners will be encouraged to take a prayer card with prisoner's name to offer prayers for that person.

• Adoration, Fridays, noon-7 p.m., St. Cecilia.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday: 2 and 4 p.m., SS. Peter and Paul; 7:30 p.m., St. Cecilia, led by different parish ministry each week.


St. Catherine of Siena, Crescent

St. Joseph, Coraopolis

St. Margaret Mary, Moon Township

• Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” Palm Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Parish. Written by Bob Summers, musical commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

• Adoration, every Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret Mary.

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

• Family Lenten Traveling Cross Program. Participants sign up for one-week commitment to reflect on Lent through activities and prayer that focuses on church, vocations, community and self. For information, call Brenden at 412-262-0701.

• Information for groupings' penance services not available at this time. For information, call 412-264-2573.


St. Philip, Crafton

• Lenten afternoon book series, “Praying Lent: Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey,” presented by Father John Gizler, Thursdays, March 7-April 11, 1:30-3 p.m., Conner Hall at Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish.

• Soup, salad and speaker series, Wednesdays, March 13-April 10, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Conner Hall at Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish. Schedule of presenters and topics: March 13, “Walking with Jesus in Prayer,” Deacon Bill Batz; March 20, “Walking with Jesus Who Forgives,” Kathy Wray; March 27, “Walking With Jesus in the Desert,” Father Alek Schrenk; April 3, “Walking with Jesus Who Feeds the Hungry,” Father Benjamin Barr; April 10, “Walking with Jesus on the Road to Glory,” Dr. Maureen Crossen.

• Tour of St. Philip Church, Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.

• Taize prayer service, Monday, March 18, 7 p.m., Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish.

• Lenten family gathering, Saturday, March 23, 9-11 a.m., St. Philip.

• Tour of Ascension Church, Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.

• Penance service, Monday, April 1, 7 p.m., St. Philip.

• “The Light is On for You!,” sacrament of reconciliation, Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m., St. Philip only.

• Shadow Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 12, 7 p.m., St. Philip School.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 8-April 5, 7 p.m., Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish.


Holy Trinity, Robinson Township

St. John of God, McKees Rocks

St. Malachy, Kennedy Township

• Connect night with Father Alan Morris, “A Spiritual Walk Through the Liturgy,” Monday, March 11, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity School cafeteria. This casual evening with beer, wine and refreshments will include testimony, fellowship and inspiring talk on truly praying with the liturgy. Free and open to the public, with registration appreciated. To register, visit www.rockenrocatholics.org.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 7 p.m., St. Malachy Parish; 3 p.m., St. Mary Church of St. John of God Parish.



Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills

St. Kilian, Adams/Cranberry townships

• Tenebrae service, Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., Holy Sepulcher.

• Eucharistic adoration, Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 6-6:50 p.m., St. Kilian.


St. Andrew, Center Township

St. Fidelis, Meridian (Butler)

St. Michael the Archangel (Butler)

St. Paul, Butler

St. Peter, Butler

• Stations of the Cross:Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 and 17, 6 p.m., St. Fidelis; Fridays, March 8 and 15, 4 p.m., St. Peter; Fridays, March 22 and 29, 4 p.m., St. Michael; Fridays, April 5 and 12, St. Paul; Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 7 p.m., St. Andrew; Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul.


St. John, Coylesville

St. Joseph, Cabot

St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman

• Bible study, “The Turning Point: Eight Encounters with Jesus,” Mondays, March 4-May 13, 9:15-10:30 a.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary Parish; Tuesdays, March 5-May 14, 7-8:15 p.m., cafe at St. Joseph. Participants will need a “Catholic Gospelof John” and workbook, which is $12.95 with free shipping, or $15.95 including “Gospel of John DVD program and talk CD,” and can be ordered by calling 1-859-980-7900, or visit www.dynamiccatholic.com. For information, contact Marian: e-mail sjaff@zoominternet.net; text 724-996-2435; voicemail 724-352-3443.

• Meager meal, Fridays, March 15, 22 and April 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross, St. John.

• Parish mission, presented by Capuchin Father John Petrikovic, “Disciples in the Real Word: Finding the Footprints to Follow,” Monday-Wednesday, April 1-3, St. Joseph. Themes: April 1, “Finding Faith: It's Who You Know;” April 2, “Forging Footprints: It's Who You Follow:” April 3, “Following with Feeling: It's Who You Meet.” Father Petrikovic will speak at all weekend Masses.

• Shadow Stations of Cross by parish youth, Friday, April 12, 8 p.m., St. Joseph.

• Stations of the Cross: Wednesday, March 13 and 20, 7 p.m., St. Mary; Fridays, March 15, 22 and April 5, 7 p.m. (meager meal served from 4:30-6:30 p.m.), St. John; Fridays, March 8 and 29, 7 p.m., St. Joseph.


St. Joseph, North Oakland

Mater Dolorosa, Chicora

St. Wendelin, Carbon Center (Butler)

• Confessions and Mass, Wednesdays, 6:15-6:45 p.m., Mater Dolorosa.

• Stations of the Cross, with schoolchildren, 1:50 p.m. St. Wendelin, Fridays, March 8 and 29; Fridays, March 15 and April 5, St. Joseph; Fridays, March 22, and April 12, Mater Dolorosa.


St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township

St. Gregory, Zelienople

Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City

• Adult faith formation, “Praying on the Passion,” presented by Father Mark Thomas, Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., Holy Redeemer.

• Prayer service with Marian icon, hosted by Knights of Columbus, Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer. Service is for brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith around the world.

• Holy hour with sacrament of reconciliation, Tuesdays, March 12, 26 and April 2, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer.

• Penance service, Monday, April 1, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, with schoolchildren, 2:30 p.m., St. Gregory; Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer and St. Gregory.


St. Catherine of Sweden, Hampton Township

St. Richard, Richland Township

• Feast of St. Catherine of Sweden (patron of miscarried, stillborn, aborted babies and those who died shortly after birth) will be recognized at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish. Begins Friday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. with adoration, through morning prayer and Benediction at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23. Special memorial Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m., concluded by procession and placing of white flowers at parish's outdoor memorial. Light reception will follow in Farmer Hall. Program is open to the public. Toshare a name of child or family to be memorialized, call parish at 412-496-6001.

• Lenten confessions, Monday, April 1, 6 p.m., St. Catherine of Sweden. Confessions available with multiple priests, and held in conjunction with St. Richard Parish.

• Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., St. Catherine of Sweden. For reservations, all 412-486-6001 by April 10.


St. Joseph, O'Hara Township

St. Juan Diego, Sharpsburg

St. Pio, Blawnox/Harmar

St. Scholastica, Aspinwall

• Lenten soup dinner and prayer, “Living the Works of Mercy,” Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., St. Scholastica. For information, e-mail hopeforhaiti@saintscholastica.com.

• Stations of the Cross, with Christ the Divine Teacher Academy students, Friday, March 15, 22, Thursday, March 28, Friday, April 5, Thursday, April 11,St. Scholastica.


St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills

St. Bernadette, Monroeville

St. Gerard Majella, Penn Hills

North American Martyrs,Monroeville/Pitcairn

St. Susanna, Penn Hills

• “Growth and Tradition: The Church Councils — Jerusalem to Vatican II,” presented by Dr. Ed Schleicher, Thursdays, March 21 and 28, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Susanna Parish. Will include time for questions. To register, call 412-798-3591.

• Stations of the Cross, all Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday:St. Bartholomew, 4 p.m. March 22 and April 5, 7 p.m. March 8, 15, 29 and April 12; St. Bernadette, 2 p.m. with schoolchildren, 4 p.m. March 8, 15, 29 and April 12, 7 p.m., March 8, 22 and April 5; St. Gerard Majella, 4 p.m. March 15, 29 and April 12, 7 p.m. March 8, 22 and April 5; St. Michael Church of North American Martyrs Parish in Pitcairn, 4 p.m. March 8, 15, 29 and April 12; North American Martyrs in Monroeville, 4 p.m. March 22 and April 5, 7 p.m. March 8, 15, 29 and April 12; St. Susanna, 4 p.m. March 22, 29 and April 5; 7 p.m. March 8, 15 and April 12.


St. Camillus, Neshannock Township

Christ the King, Bessemer/Hillsville

St. James the Apostle, Pulaski

St. Joseph the Worker, New Castle

Mary, Mother of Hope, New Castle

St. Vincent de Paul, New Castle

St. Vitus, New Castle

• Lenten luncheon and speaker, Wednesday, March 20, noon-1 p.m., St. Camillus. Father Thomas Lewandowski is speaker.

• Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” Sunday, April 1, 4 p.m., St. Camillus.

• Seder meal, Sunday, April 14, 5 p.m., St. Camillus.

• Mass, Fridays of Lent, 8 a.m., St. Camillus.

• Confessions, Saturdays, 11 a.m., St. Camillus.

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


St. Irenaeus, Oakmont

St. Januarius, Plum

St. John the Baptist, Plum

St. Joseph, Verona

Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park

• Evening vespers (chant and sung), Sunday of Lent, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist.

• Eucharistic adoration, every week of Lent (with exception of morning funerals as they occur); Mondays, 5-9 p.m. (with Mass at 6:30 p.m.), St. Januarius; Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon (with Mass at 7:30 a.m.), St. Joseph; Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. (with Mass at 6:30 p.m.), St. Irenaeus; Thursdays, 8 a.m.-noon (with Mass at 7:30 a.m.), Our Lady of Joy; Fridays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (with Mass at 7:30 a.m.), St. John the Baptist.

• Stations of the Cross: Wednesdays of Lent (not Ash Wednesday), 1:15 p.m., St. Joseph; Fridays of Lent, 2:15 p.m. St. John the Baptist; 4 p.m. St. Januarius; 7 p.m., St. Irenaeus, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph and Our Lady of Joy; Passion play, 2:15 and 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist.


St. Alphonsus, Springdale

Holy Family, Creighton

Holy Martyrs, Tarentum

St. Joseph, Natrona

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights

Our Lady of Victory, Harwick

• Scripture study, Thursdays of Lent, except Holy Thursday, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament.


St. Benedict the Moor School, Pittsburgh's Hill District

• “Our Lenten Journey with the Saints,” Saturday, March 23, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m., 631 Watt St., Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood. Program will focus on the six black candidates for sainthood, sponsored by Diocesan National Black Catholic Congress Leadership Team-Pittsburgh. To register, e-mail name, address and phone to nbccpgh@gmail.com. Registration deadline is March 15.

Epiphany Academy, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood

• Lenten series, “Spirituality of the Ancient, Medieval and Modern Masters,” Tuesday, March 12-26,6-8 p.m., 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood.Facilitated by Susan Muto and Lori McMahon, series explores the spirituality of several Christian masters. Topic schedule: March 12, “Ancient Spirituality,” featuring the desert tradition and Evagrius Ponticus; March 19, “Medieval Spirituality,” featuring Francis and Clare of Assisi; March 26, “Modern Spirituality,” featuring Edith Stein and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Cost is $10 a session. To register, call 412-347-7494. Participants should register one week prior to session.

Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, West View

• Lenten series, “Meeting the Mystery,” presented by Stephen Steinbeiser, Tuesdays, March 5-April 9 (except April 2), 7-8 p.m., with simple shared meal served at 6 p.m., 5244 Clarwin Ave., West View.Schedule of topics: March 5, “Rosary;” March 12, “Joy;” March 19 (Joseph's Day), “Luminous;” March 26, “Sorrow;” April 9, “Glory.” Free and open to the public, with good-will offering accepted. Registration request for food preparation. For information and to register, call 412-931-9766 or visit www.martinacenter.com.

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side

• Lenten programs, held at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave.:“LOVE Lent!,”presented by Mary French, Thursday, March 14, 7-8:30 p.m., cost is $10 and includes light refreshments;“Lenten Soul Care,” presented by Mallory Hurley, Tuesday, March 19, 10-11:30 a.m., cost is $10 and includes light refreshments;“Entering the Desert as Beloved Sons and Daughters,” presented by Father Levi Hartle, Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cost is $30 and includes lunch. To register, call 412-381-7676.

NationalInstitute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood

• “A Lenten Journey Through Newman's Sermons,” Mondays, March 11-April 8, 7-8 p.m. at Galliot Center for Newman Studies, 211 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Newly developed series will present an opportunity to grow closer to God through lens ofBlessed John Henry Newman's preaching. To register, call 412-681-4375 or visit www.newmanstudies.org/lent2019.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Moon Township

• Catholic Women's Fellowship Lenten retreat, with Father Brian Welding, Saturday, April 6, 7:45-11:30 a.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, 1504 Woodcrest Ave. Includes prayer, talks, Mass, Eucharistic adoration and time for quiet prayer. Cost is $17. Open to all women of the diocese. To register, visit www.cwfpitt.org.

Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Baden

• The Sisters of St. Joseph Auxiliary will host a day of Lenten reflection Tuesday, March 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the motherhouse campus, 1020 W. State St. Led by St. Joseph Sister Carolyn Wiethorn, day includes continental breakfast, Mass and lunch. Event is free, but reservations is required. Space is limited. To register, call 724-869-6574 or visit www.auxspringdayofreflection.eventbrite.com.

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