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Friday, March 29, 2019 - Updated: 1:53 pm


The Catholic parishes of Carnegie, Green Tree and Scott Township will host “Our Journey with God,” presented by Maria Killian, Tuesday-Thursday, April 2-4. Programs are from 7-8:30 p.m., with fellowship and refreshments to follow. Location schedule: Tuesday, April 2, SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township, with Mass at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 3, St. Margaret, Green Tree; Thursday, April 4, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie.


Duquesne University presents “United Pittsburgh,” a speaker series discussing Pittsburgh’s most pressing challenges and meaningful solutions. Free and open to the public, talks set for Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Room 104 of College Hall on the university’s Uptown campus. Speaker and topic schedule: April 1, “How to Work Together,” Presley Gillespie; April 8, “Where Does the Buck Stop,” Mary Ellen Glasgow. The April 15 program, “What Can Universities Contribute to a United Pittsburgh,” will be presented by Ken Gormley and Suzanne Mellon in the Hill House Association’s Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. For information, visit www.duq.edu/united-pgh.


The speaker series at St. Anne and St. Winifred parishes continues Thursday, April 4, when Grant Franjione presents “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” at St. Winifred Parish in Mount Lebanon, starting at 7 p.m. Series is free and no registration is required. To register, call Jim Hanna at 412-531-5964.


St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights will present the musical “In the Heights” at the Casino Theater, 145 Lincoln St. in Vandergrift, at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 4-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $10. For information and tickets, visit www.SaintJosephHS.com.

• The Catholic Youth Organization of St. Sebastian Parish presents the musical “Godspell” in the Holy Cross Academy gymnasium in Ross Township at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. Program features teenagers from nine local parishes. Goodwill offering accepted to benefit Project HOPE and the diocesan mission in Chimbote, Peru.

• Masque, the drama club of Central and Oakland Catholic high schools, presents “Chicago: High School Edition” Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, at 7:30 p.m. in the McGonigle Theater at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. For tickets, e-mail masquetickets@centralcatholichs.com.



The St. Vincent Camerata, with special guests Schola Cantorum Franciscana of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will present “Brahms — A German Requiem.” Other special guests include The Khasma Piano Duo, soprano Lara Cottrill and baritone Daniel Teadt. First performance is Saturday, April 6, at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Mount Lebanon, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Donation of $10 is requested. On Sunday, April 7, the concert will be performed at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door and free for students. For tickets and information, call 724-805-2579.


Catholic women are invited to a morning of reflection Saturday, April 6, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Moon Township from 7:45-11:30 a.m. Father Brian Welding will offer talks and celebrate Mass. There will be opportunity for Eucharistic adoration, fellowship and quiet prayer. To register, visit www.cwfpitt.org.


Legion of Mary will host a free rosary making workshop Saturday, April 6, from noon-2 p.m. at its home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Also includes prayer, presentation on history of rosary and background music. Free sacramentals and books offered. For information, call 412-885-5840.



Epiphany Academy, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, will host a Lenten evening of reflection titled “Following the Threefold Path” on Palm Sunday, April 14, starting at 7 p.m. Includes prayer, silence, song and meditative reflection. Goodwill offering accepted. To register, call 412-341-7494 by April 6.


Free public tours of Sacred Heart Church in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood will be Sunday, April 7, from 1-3 p.m. Titled “Secrets of Sacred Heart Church: Hidden in Plain Sight,”  tour will reveal items found in murals, stained glass, windows, carved statues, sculptured panes and floor tiles. For information, call 412-362-7324.


The Music Plus concert series at St. James Parish in Sewickley presents The Pittsburgh Harp Duo, Gretchen Van Hoesen and Natalie Severson, in a concert titled “47 Strings X 2” on Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. A pre-show presented by Silverstein Studios will be from 2:30-2:50 p.m. Free-will offering accepted to benefit Christopher’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides food and drink to families caring for children at UPMC Children’s Hospital. For information, call 412-741-6650.


A music and story event on the passion of Christ, “I Thirst,” with Tatiana Tajci Cameron, international singer-songwriter, will be at St. James Parish in Apollo on Sunday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Admission is free, with goodwill offering accepted.


The speaker series for the Addiction Recovery Ministry continues Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in Sharpsburg. Father Michael Decewicz will talk about shame. For information, visit www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org.


Fathers Joe Freedy and Adam Potter will present “Becoming the One” and “The Path to the Good Life!” on Monday, April 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Program will discuss God’s plan for human sexuality based on St. John Paul II’s theology of the body. For information, visit www.renewtheido.org or www.drybonespgh.com.


“Freedom Through Forgiveness” will be presented by Deacon Tim Noca on Wednesday, April 10, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.


“Six Steps to Sanity,” a faith-based ministry and support for those dealing with addiction of a loved one, is offered at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Group meets Wednesdays, April 10-June 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Rooms 8 and 9 of the parish’s Cardinal DiNardo Center. Program offers supports and tools to deal with addiction in a safe and confidential environment. For information, call Chico Ficerai at 724-612-6991 or e-mail Chico.Ficerai1@gmail.com.


“Jesus Died for You” is the title of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Program includes worship and praise music provided by parish’s praise band, motivational talk, Benediction and Eucharistic procession. Father Adam Potter is presider and speaker, with Father Levi Hartle serving as praise and worship leader. For information, call 412-884-7744 or visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.


Saturday, April 13, is the date for the annual Slovak Mass and Easter customs breakfast at Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Mass will be celebrated in Slovak at 11 a.m. in St. Adalbert Church, 160 S. 15th St., followed by breakfast at noon in Prince of Peace Parish Center, 81 S. 13th St. Guests can sample paska (sweet bread), sunka (ham), sirek (egg cheese) and hrin (beets and horseradish). Also featuring homemade baked goods, craft demonstrations, cultural displays, imported Slovak gift sale and Slovak auction/raffle. Admission is free, with goodwill offering accepted. For information, call 412-657-6364.



The parishes of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Benedict the Abbot and St. Isaac Jogues will host “Journey to Jerusalem” on Palm Sunday, April 14, in Finley Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville. Program is a representation of Holy Week as told by Jesus’ disciples, friends and followers. Guests will interact with Peter as he recalls the Last Supper with Christ. Also features crafts and interactive marketplace. Tours begin every 20 minutes, starting at 1 p.m. To schedule a tour, call 724-348-7145.


High school-age men and women are invited to explore vocations to priesthood and religious life at a special program, “Called by Name,” Sunday, April 28, from 4-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Program includes Sunday Mass, dinner, talks, adoration and worship. Will feature Franciscan Sister of Renewal Mother Clare Matthiass, as well as Bishop David Zubik, Father Dan Waruszewski, Father Mike Ackerman and Dave Belkowski. Program is free. To register, visit www.PGHPriest.com by April 15.


St. Raphael, Morningside: Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., school multipurpose room, 1154 Chislett St., Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. In addition to traditional fried fish, will offer baked fish, haluski, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, shrimp and weekly specials. Takeout is offered; call 412-661-3100. Also, eighth-grade students are sponsoring a bake sale during fish fry.

Sacred Heart, Shadyside: Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 5-7 p.m., school cafeteria, 310 Shady Ave.

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