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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Updated: 3:06 pm


A discussion on “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” will be part of Oakland Prayer Group’s next informal evening of prayer, praise and teaching Monday, Dec. 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. 


The Young Adult Group of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood will host Advent caroling Thursday, Dec. 19. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m., followed by warm drinks and song practice at 7 p.m. Group will leave church for caroling at 7:15 p.m. For information, call 724-234-5435, e-mail lowerroomPGH@gmail.com or visit lowerroomPGH on Facebook.


The Legion of Mary invites public to Magnificat House, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, to pray a rosary of recovery Saturday, Dec. 21, at noon. Following rosary will be a viewing of DVD, “There is a Solution,” on 12-step spirituality.


Women of high school age and older are invited to Women in God’s Spirit’s “Mary and Bright: A Morning of Christmas Cheer” on Saturday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-noon in the Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Reflection will be on Mary, the Mother of God, and will include singing, prayer, festive brunch and Mass. Guests are asked to donate gloves and warm socks for those in need. Child care provided. To register, visit www.greatgrouping.org/wings.RORATE CAELI

Holy Child Parish in Bridgeville will celebrate the traditional Latin Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rorate Caeli, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 a.m. Church will be illuminated only by candlelight, with white vestments worn. The interplay of light and darkness speak to the meaning of Advent and the coming of the Light of the World. 


Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park welcomes elderly, poor, or anyone alone, to a Christmas Day brunch Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in parish’s Father Marchukonis Hall. Brunch is free, but reservations are asked. For reservations, e-mail sos@opvcatholic.org or call Sal at 412-780-6929.


The Substance Addiction Ministry of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Joan of Arc parishes will host a presentation by Tracy Plevel, director of development at Gateway Rehab, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in lower level of LeGras Hall of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair. She will discuss the recently formed Hope Fund to aid those transitioning from Gateway’s inpatient program to an after-care plan. Talk is free and open to the public.

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