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Friday, April 05, 2019 - Updated: 1:04 pm


The choir of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will present a Tenebrae service of darkness Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in church. Service will begin in darkened church illuminated by candles. A candle will be extinguished each time one of seven psalms are read and hymn is sung until a single candle symbolizing Christ remains. Those attending will exit service in silence.


Public is invited to join the Spirit Refill team at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville for monthly recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Following rosary, Father Chris Mannerino will speak on “Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross.”


Nut, poppyseed and apricot rolls will be on sale at Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge on Saturday, and Sunday, April 13 and 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in parish’s Jericho Hall. Cost is $12 for whole roll, $6.50 for half. To pre-order, call 724-266-1670. Orders accepted until noon Monday, April 8.



Carlow University, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Association, will host “One Evening of Technology Immersion” on Wednesday, April 10, in the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology on the campus in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. The Digital Learning Collaboration Conference: Feasible Transformation, The “A-Ha” Shift, will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Cost is $50. The XR Executive Summit begins at 6 p.m. and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Yaser Sheikh, director of Facebook Reality Lab. Cost is $99. Discount available for those who register for both programs. Registration information: https://tinyurl.com/yxnxxlw5.



St. Anne and St. Winifred parishes Lenten speaker series ends Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. with a talk by Mathew Scruggs titled “Paul’s Hospitality of the Cross” at St. Anne Parish, Castle Shannon. Talk will address how Paul’s theology of the cross shows that through Jesus’ death he makes space for others, and asks us to do the same. Talk is free and open to the public. For information, call Jim Hanna at 412-531-5964.


Lessons of the faith coming from the theater is the subject of a talk by Father Peter Horton on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the Palumbo Science Center at La Roche University in McCandless Township. Talk is sponsored by university’s Literary Society, and is free and open to the public. For information, call 412-536-1216 or e-mail rita.yeasted@laroche.edu.


The Sisters of St. Joseph will host “Baden Earth Day” on Saturday, April 13, from noon-3 p.m. on the sisters’ campus, 1020 State St. in Baden. Guests are invited to explore pathways and trails. Highlights include music by Justin Wade and Bobby Thompson of the Justin Wade Band, Papa Duke’s Gyros food truck, interactive exhibits, free seed and plant exchange, and more. Also, public can walk through motherhouse community gardens, meet therapy dogs, visit chickens and learn about honeybees.


Bob Summers’ Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, will be performed at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Moon Township on Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m.


Families are invited to a free Easter egg hunt at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Moon Township on Sunday, April 14. Continental breakfast and activities for all ages begin at 10:30 a.m. Egg hunts for children ages 10 and under will begin at 11 a.m. Guests also can celebrate Mass with the Felician sisters in school’s chapel at 9 a.m. To register, call 412-262-3300 or visit www.olsh.org.


The Good Shepherd Parish bell ringers will present “Musical Meditations on the Stations of the Cross” on Sunday, April 14, at St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills, starting at 7 p.m. Program includes readings from Passion narratives interwoven with arrangements of Lenten music.


Association of Pittsburgh Priests spring speaker series continues Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., with a talk by Dr. Greer Gordon, theologian, author and lecturer, titled “Truth in the Heart: The Church, Entitlement and Sexual Crimes.” Talk will be at Kearns Spirituality Center in McCandless Township. Fee is $20. To register, call Father John Oesterle at 412-232-7512, e-mail johnoesterle2@gmail.com or visit www.associationofpittsburghpriests.com.


St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township (New Castle) will host “Haggadah Seder Dinner: A Passover Experience” on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. (doors open at 4:40 p.m.). Menu includes homemade matzah ball soup, taste of lamb, chicken, roasted red potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs, cranberry kugel, ratatouille and more. Cost is $12.50 for adults, $6 for children under 10 and free for infants. To register, visit www.catholicnewcastle.org.


St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side, will host a quiet day of reflection titled “Entering Into Holy Week — Preparing for the Paschal Triduum,” on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., presented by Passionist Fathers Gerald Laba and Junesh Xavier. Cost is $30, and includes lunch. To register, call 412-381-7676.


Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, is sponsoring an art program, “Faith Molded Close to the Heart,” on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Facilitated by Ellen Carlins, participants will form beads and pendants using readily available polymer clays. Cost is $40, and includes materials and lunch. To register, call 412-366-1124 or visit www.cdpsisters.org.


Christ Child Society will hold a benefit Red Wagon Fare on Saturday, April 27, at the Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Field Club Road in Fox Chapel, starting at 10 a.m. Event includes lunch, raffles, auctions and activities. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit the society’s mission of serving at-risk children. For reservations, call 412-795-5810.



The Guatemala Mission Group of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township will host its annual 5K run/1 mile walk, Run Across Guatemala 5K, on Saturday, April 27, starting at swimming pool of North Park in Allison Park. Proceeds benefit orphanage in Patzun, Guatemala. For information, visit www.runsignup.com/ Race/PA/AllisonPark/RunAcrossGuatemala5k.


Presentations by healthcare professionals will highlight a community outreach workshop titled “Our Sisters in Africa and the USA: Facing Increased Risk During Childbirth” on Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the church hall of Epiphany Church in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. The program hosted by Zita’s Healthy Beginnings is free and open to the public, wih registration requested by calling 412-926-6662.

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