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Friday, February 07, 2020 - Updated: 3:39 pm


“Divine Mercy: Sharing What We Receive” will be presented by Father Tom Gramc on Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Columbkille Parish in Imperial, starting at 2 p.m. Rosary and chaplet of Divine Mercy will follow talk. 


Public is invited to a 10-part workshop series based on Matthew Kelly’s book, “Rediscover the Saints,” on Mondays at 10 a.m., starting Feb. 10, at Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish’s St. Susanna campus in Penn Hills. Each session is independent and based on three saints. Sessions include short explanation and open discussion. Presenters: Father Al Zapf, Father Thomas Miller, Deacon Mike Kelly, Bess Biamonte, Bonnie Myler, Marlene Kopper, Irene Swackhammer and Walt Staniszewski. To register or for information, contact the following: Irene, 412-977-2721, jswackhammer@cdsmph.org; Deacon Mike Kelly, 412-373-0050, ext. 112, mkelly@cds.org; or Sandy, 412-798-5596, sbaer@cdsmph.org.


The Spirit Refill Team of Neighbors North Catholic Community invites the public to a monthly rosary Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville, starting at 7 p.m. Following rosary, Dr. Carl Hasselman with speak on “The Passion of Christ From a Medical Perspective.” Held on the 13th of every month.


In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a solemn high Mass (extraordinary form) will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Valentine Parish in Bethel Park, starting at 7 p.m. Following Mass is veneration of relic of St. Valentine. Celebrant is Canon William Avis. Celebration is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 3084.


College students and young adults are invited to a free dinner and talk Friday, Feb. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cardinals’ Great Hall at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Author Leonard DeLorenzo, who works in the McGrath Institute for Church Life and teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame, will present “Love is Always Conditional.” To register, visit www.diopitt.org/love-is-always-conditional by Feb. 11.


Women, high school-age and older, are invited to a Women in God’s Spirit’s (WINGS) monthly morning of reflection Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Program includes brunch, prayer, music, presentation, small group sharing and Mass. Topic for February is “Theology of the Body: What is Love Really all About?” To register and for child care, visit www.greatgrouping.org/wings.


The youth/young adult ministry of the diocese will host a leadership breakfast for young adults Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cardinals’ Great Hall at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Leonard DeLorenzo will present “Empowering Young People for Life’s Big Decisions.” Suggested donation of $5, to be collected at the door. Register at www.diopitt.org/breakfast. 


Those curious about the meaning of life are invited to the Discovering Christ program at St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill on Sundays, Feb. 16-April 5, 4-7 p.m. A special retreat day will be Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with no session March 15. Program is free and open to the public, with dinner provided. For information and to register, visit www.stmauriceparish.org/events/christlife or www.CatholicWestinghouseValley.org, or call 412-351-6710. 


The Substance Addiction Ministry of the Carnegie/Green Tree/Scott parish grouping will host a Narcan workshop Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7-8 p.m. in cafeteria of St. Margaret School in Green Tree. Hands-on program will include how to obtain Narcan, how to use it, how to spot an overdose, and hear experiences from local emergency workers on how Narcan has played a role in their jobs. For information, call 412-857-5356 or visit www.cgscatholic.org.


Dave VanVickle will present an engaging presentation, “The Catholic Truth About Angels, Demons, Ghosts, Exorcisms and Hauntings,” at St. Hilary Parish in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Program is free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted. Light refreshments will be served.


Vincentian Academy will present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way in Ross Township, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Winner of five Tony Awards, this jazz age musical features many show-stopping songs and musical numbers. For information, visit www.vincentianacademy.org.


The St. Vincent Camerata of Latrobe, along with St. Paul’s Episcopal Chancel Choir of Mount Lebanon and the Schola Cantorum Franciscana of Franciscan University of Steubenville with present the world premiere of “All Saints Requiem” by Douglas Starr at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Mount Lebanon and at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica on Saturday, Feb. 29. Directed by Benedictine Father Stephen Concordia, concert will feature solo performances by Douglas Starr, Katy Schackleton-Williams, Daniel Teadt, Chaz Bowers and Valerie Vernon-Thomas.


The National Association of Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh invites the public to its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance on Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Homestead. Celebration includes Mardi Gras buffet dinner, basket raffle, entertainment by The Hot Metal Brass Band, disc jockey for dancing and more. Cost is $35, with proceeds benefiting NPM Pittsburgh’s program. For information and to register, visit www.npmpgh.org.


The seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for the Bob O’Connor Foundation will be Saturday, March 7, from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Sokol Club, 2912 E. Carson St. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Celebration includes food, wine, beer (cash bar), raffle, silent auction, Chinese auction, photo booth and more. Entertainment includes: Bealtaine; Burke Conroy School of Irish Dance; Mike & Johnny Gallagher; The Low Kings; and Pittsburgh Firefighters Memorial Pipe Band. TV anchor Mike Clark will serve as master of ceremonies. Cost is $40 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Bob O’Connor Spirit of Pittsburgh Awards. For tickets, call Heidy (O’Connor) Garth at 412-427-5235 or visit www.boboconnorfoundation.com.

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