Friday, November 08, 2019 - Updated: 3:28 pm


Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 277 will host a Spirit-filled retreat titled “Lamb of God,” led by Father Nicholas Vaskov, on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in chapel of St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg. For information and to register, call Joyce Broadus at 412-241-8775 or e-mail jmbroadus@hotmail.com.


St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville is location for a turkey bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission is $5 for one card. Bingo features door prizes, turkey dinner raffle and special games. Chips are needed since this is not a paper bingo. Sponsored by parish’s Mothers and Ladies Guild.


All young adults 21 and older are invited to a “Tapping Theology” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Mary’s Lyceum, 910 Chestnut St. on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Program includes presentation by Father Brian Noel, social and question-and-answer segment. Sponsored by Christ Our Savior Parish.


Christian Mothers/Ladies Group of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City is taking nut roll orders from Monday, Nov. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15. Cost is $12 each. To place an order, call Debbie at 724-752-6687.


Christ Our Savior Parish is accepting bus reservations for those wanting to attend 2020 March for Life on Friday, Jan. 24, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Bus leaves from East Street parking lot of St. Boniface Church on Pittsburgh’s North Side at 7 a.m., and returns at 11 p.m. Cost is $35 for round trip. For reservations, call Barbara Lewis at 412-487-0227 or e-mail richardbarbara@verizon.net.



Public is invited to join the Spirit Refill team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrsyville for monthly recitation of rosary Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in church. A presentation by Ted Rybka on “On Mission for the Church in Changing Times” will follow.


Those experiencing the loss of a loved one may feel disconnected from “joy” of the holiday season. Listening Friends Support Group invites those grieving to “Holiday Hugs” on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. Program will include showing of DVD, “Tear Soup: Recovering from Loss and Finding Joy,” followed by discussion and sharing. To register for this free program, call 412-508-5383 or e-mail shaw.jack@verizon.net.


Duquesne University’s Women’s Guild invites all to come shop at their annual Gallery of Gifts Holiday Vendor and Craft Show, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 14-15, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the student union on campus in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Vendors will sell jewelry, fashions, cosmetics, home decor, as well as other handmade items. Featuring Loaded Christmas Tree raffle. Proceeds benefit guild’s endowed scholarship for students in need. For information, call 412-874-8155 or visit www.duq.edu/womens-guild.


Lamb of God Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park celebrates five-year anniversary with “Sign Up Sunday” at St. John Capistran Parish in Upper St. Clair, Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16-17, and at St. Thomas More Nov. 23-24. A special chapel anniversary Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas More, with guest celebrant Father Michael Ackerman, followed by light reception and talk in parish’s Family Life Center. To register as weekly adorer or substitute, visit https://stm-sjc.org/adoration. 


• St. Cecilia Parish in Rochester will host a fair-trade fair Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fair features goods from Africa, Central and South America. Sale is sponsored by parish’s Voice of Justice Committee. For information, call 724-775-0801.

Holy Sepulcher Parish in Glade Mills (Butler) will host its 11th annual fair-trade market Saturday, Nov. 16. Sale features an array of merchandise from artisans all over the world. Visitors can enjoy complimentary coffee while shopping market and bake sale, which is held in school at 6515 Old Route 8. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit the San Bernardino School in Patzun, Guatemala. For information, call 724-898-2424.


Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler will speak at morning of reflection for women Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Event is hosted by Women in God’s Spirit, and includes prayer, presentation and brunch. Child care provided. To register, visit www.greatgrouping.org/wings.


Seton LaSalle High School in Mount Lebanon presents the Woody Allen comedy “Don’t Drink the Water” on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in school auditorium. Tickets are $6 and available at door. For information, call 412-561-3583.


Speaker series at Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Parish, 4815 Fifth Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, continues Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Sister Barbara Jean Mihalcheck will present “Byzantine Advent: The Philippian Fast.” 



“Music and Love Letters of Wartime” is title of a theatrical concert to be performed at St. James Parish in Sewickley on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. Donna Groom, lead vocalist of Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, and Pops Orchestra will perform a 50-minute concert, accompanied by multimedia presentation. Pre-concert at 2:30 p.m. will feature students of Donna Amato Studio. Concert is free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted for Outdoor Immersion, a nonprofit agency benefiting military veterans. Dessert reception follows. For information, call 412-741-6650.


Public is invited to join the Oakland Prayer Group on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. for prayer, praise and teaching in Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Father Michael Ackerman will discuss vocational discernment. A ministry of St. Paul Cathedral Parish, the Oakland Prayer Group combines church teaching with practical exercises while journeying through “Holy Spirit 101,” and meets the first and third Mondays of the month, from 7-8:30 p.m. Upcoming programs: Dec. 2, “Discernment,” presented by Sister Sarah Rose; Dec. 16, gifts discussion panel.


“Preparing for the Three Comings of Christ” is title of presentation by Father Alek Schrenk on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $30, and includes lunch. To register, call 412-381-7676.


St. Thomas A Becket Parish in Jefferson Hills is offering Jeff Cavins’ course “A Bible Timeline” on Tuesdays, Nov. 19-May 19, in old church building. Two sessions are offered 10:30 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8 p.m. Study expands upon “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” and “A Quick Journey Through Bible.” For information and to register, contact Amy LaMartina at 412-882-8744.


Tim Ternes, director of St. John’s Bible project, will guide attendees through story of the

Saint John Bible during his lecture, “From Inspiration to Illumination, An Introduction to The Saint John Bible,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Event is free and open to the public.



St. Patrick Parish in Canonsburg is accepting registration from crafters and vendors for craft and vendor fair Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in school. Cost is $25 per table if registered by Nov. 25 ($30 after), plus donated item for basket raffle with minimum value of $20. Set-up begins at 8 a.m. For information, call Carol at 724-745-3787 or e-mail cserbak@hrmmsp.org.

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