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Friday, August 16, 2019 - Updated: 1:56 pm


Seniors are invited to a “Summer Wind Down Party,” on Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Elizabeth Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Cost is $10, and includes hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, drink and dessert. Call 412-344-4777, or visit www.setoncenter.com.


The Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health, will host “Foundation of Faith: Community Nursing,” a four-day course that offers education and resources to faith community nurses and lay health ministers. The on-site portion will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 20 and 21, and Oct. 25 and 26, with times varying, Classes are held in the Mercy Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium on the campus of UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust St., Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Course modules include accessing resources, advocacy, assessment and more. Cost is $395 for registered nurses (RN)and includes 34 nursing contact hours, and $200 for non RNs. A $50 discounts for registrations received by Aug. 22, with course application deadline of Sept. 9. For information, call 412-232-5815. To register, visit www.pittsburghmercy.org/faith-communities/education/#foundations-of-faith-community-nursing-course.


An informational coffee will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. to introduce and plan for the annual Fox Chapel Area Catholic Women’s Study Group, which begins their fall session on Tuesday, Sept. 10, using Bishop Robert Barron’s six-week study on The Mass. Sessions are held on Tuesdays, from 1-3 p.m., in the Duch Pastoral Center of St. Scholastica Parish, 309 Brilliant Ave. in Aspinwall. For more information, or to register for study, call 412-963-0198.


Those grieving the death of a loved one are invited to join “Grieving Hearts: The Emmaus Journey” grief support program offered by Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township. Program is aimed at helping participants understand the grief process, and the path that leads to healing. Goodwill offering accepted. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org. Registration deadline is Aug. 30.


“Lectio: Mary,” the latest award winning Augustine Institute’s scripture study is coming to St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township. This eight week series meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting Sept. 3. Study will include prayer, devotional activities and teaching from renowned scholars. For more information, and to register, contact Will Reaves at 412-486-6001, ext. 15., or e-mail willr@scospgh.org.


Monday, Sept. 9 is the date for the annual Free Health Care Center Golf Classic, Longue Vue Country Club, 400 Longue Vue Drive in Verona. Cost is $400 per golfer, and includes breakfast, round of golf, lunch, lite bites and beverages during outing and reception. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. To register and for information, call 412-456-6950, e-mail kmaino@ccpgh.org or visit www.ccpgh.org.


A pilgrimage to the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Euclid, Ohio, will leave from the Catholic Center parking lot of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m., and return by 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40. For more information, and to register, call Lou at 724-758-4411, ext. 110. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.


Polish Cultural Council (PCC) will resume Polish language classes, starting Saturday, Sept. 7, and continuing on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon through May, at the Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Beginning and advanced levels are offered. Registration and class fee is $175, PCC membership is required. To register, call 412-871-3347.


The National Institute for Newman Studies, located at 211 N. Dithridge St. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood will host the series: “The Fire of Joy: St. Philip Neri and Newman,” on four Mondays from 7-8 p.m., starting Sept. 9. Cost is $20, and includes text on St. Philip. Themes and dates: Sept. 9, “The Life of Philip Neri; Sept. 16, The Spirituality of St. Philip Neri; Sept. 23, “Founding the Oratory; Sept. 30, St. Philip’s Influence on Newman. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. To register, visit www.newmanstudies.org, or e-mail admin@ninsdu.org.


Prayers are offered for St. Therese of Lisieux parishioner Debra Boross Napoli, who is in need of a kidney transplant. Her best chance of survival is a living kidney donor. Her blood type is O Positive. If, after prayerful consideration, you are willing to give the gift of life, call Kendra at 1-717-231-8757.


St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights is accepting incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2019-2020 school year. Financial aid is available. For more information, call Mrs Shane Palumbo at 724-226-4932, e-mail admissions@SaintJosephHS.com, or visit www.SaintJosephHS.com.

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