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Friday, March 06, 2020 - Updated: 3:46 pm


Father John Odeyemi will present "And Their Eyes Were Open at the Breaking of the Bread," on Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. Sponsored by the Diocesan National Black Catholic Congress Leadership Team - Pittsburgh, event is free with goodwill donations welcome. Includes continental breakfast and light lunch. For information, call 724-472-8732, or e-mail nbccpgh@gmail.com


The Parishes of St. Bernard and Our Lady of Grace welcome anyone grieiving the loss of a loved one, to supports sessions in Keefer Hall of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township. Group meetsi  on Wednesdays, March 25, April 8 and 22, May 6 and 20, June 3, from 12:30-2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township. Registeration is required. To register, call St. Bernard Parish office at 412-440-2681, or Paula Elliott, at 412-279-6560. Regisgtration deadline is March 16


Oakland Prayer's Group's evening of prayer and praise, led by Noah Pepmeyer, will be held on Monday, March 16, in Synod Hall, 125 N Craig St. in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, starting at 7 p.m.  Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks,will give a teaching on the Malines Documents, created by leaders of the Renewal from around the world, and reviewed by six theologians. The group meets on the first and third Monday of the month. For more information, visit www.OaklandPrayerGroup.org.


March 18 is the deadline for registering for the Lenten Day of Recollection for women, to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township. Father Tom Sparacino is celebrant for day, which will include devotions, confession, catered buffet luncheon and Mass. Cost is $15. For information on how to mail payment, call Pat Depenhart at 724-312-0965, or Terri DeChellis at 724-624-6583.


Author Mike Aquilina will speak on "St. Joseph and His Work, and Us and Ours," at St. Anne Church of St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Castle Shannon on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.


The Marian Guild will host a meager meal prior to the 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Coylesville on on Friday, March 20, with donations accepted. Program offers public chance to participate in three traditional Lenten practices: prayer, in form of Stations of the Cross; fasting, in form of light meal; almsgiving, with goodwill donation to food pantry. 


The Beatrice Institute presents a panel discussion on environmental ethics of Mister Rogers, titled "The Green Mr Rogers," on Friday, March 20, at Central Catholic Catholic High School in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, starting at 7:30 p.m. Panel features Jason King, theology professor at St. Vincent College, and Sara Lindey, English professor at St. Vincent College. Refreshments will be served following event, in honor of what would have been Mister Rogers 92nd birthday. To register, visit www.greenrogers.eventbrite.com.


"Discovering God's Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts," is title of a two session course to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 28, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in St. Alphonsus Parish hall in McDonald. 


A public square rosary, in conjunction of America Need Fatima nationwide rallies, will be prayed at the Marian Grotto of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, from noon-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Participants can bring a lawn chair if desired. In the event of inclement weather, rosary will be prayed indoors. For more information, call Sue Chirumbole at 412-276-1163.


"Find Your Greatness: Four Habits that Will Transform Your Life," will be presented by Allen Hunt on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township. Talk is based on Matthew Kelly's book, "The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic." Cost is $25. For tickets, call 859-980-7900, or visit www.DynamicCatholic.com.


Author and Marian Father Michael Gaitley will speak on "God the Father," taken from his new book, "33 Day to Greater Glory," on Saturday, March 21, from 7-8 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township. Program is free and open to public. Book will be available for purchase, and book signing held after talk.


"Divine Intimacy: Cultivating a Life with Christ," will be presented by Shannon Siemens during the Women in God's Spirit (WINGS) monthly morning of reflection on Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-noon, in the Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center on the campus of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Program includes brunch, prayer, music, talk, small group sharing and Mass. Women of high school age and older are welcome. For more information, visit www.greatgrouping.org/wings.


Divine Redeemer Parish welcomes the Pittsburgh's Men's Glee Club, in concert at St. James Church in Sewickley on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m., as part of its Music Plus Concert series. "Let Men Sing!", will feature a sonorous colleciton of a cappella selections, from classical to barbershop. A preconcert, featuring students from Rhema Christian School, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Following concert will be dessert reception, and artist greet and meets. Program is free and open to public. For more informaton, call Sharron Schaefer at 412-741-6650, or e-mail s.schaefer@comcast.net.


Public is invited to hear author Art McDonald, speak on his recent book, "A Progressive Voice in the Catholic Church in the United States: Association of Pittsburgh Priests 1966-2019," on Sunday, March 22, in the Activity Center of St. Bede Church of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze neighborhood, starting at 12:15 p.m. Books will be available for purchase, with author signing planned. For more information, contact Joyce Rothermel at 412-780-5118, or Art McDonald at 978-968-6453.


On Monday, March 23, Doctor Megan McKenna, renowned theologian and author,' will present "A Lenten Journey: Repairings" One's Soul...Repairing the World," at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd in McCandless Townshipk, starting at 7 p.m. Talk will center on the Jewish concept of Tikkum Olam. Talk is part of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests spring speaker series. Cost is $20, and can be paid at door. For more inforamation, call Father John Oesterle at 412-232-7512.


Parish Grouping 329 welcome The Culture Project to St. Columbkille Parish in Imperial for two sessions that help parents and empoower students to celebrate and live out their personal dignity and virtue. A parents session will be held on Monday, march 23, from 6-7 p.m., with student session for students in grades 7-10, for Monday, March 30, 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 724-695-2146, or visit www.thecultureproject.org.


A presentation on the Shroud of Turin will be held at St. Januarius Parish in Plum on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Program will include video and full sized cloth copy. For more information, e-mail Ron Donatelli at RCIA@opvcatholic.org.


"Healing Painful Memories," is title of workshop to be held at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh's South Side, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. Presented by Passionsit Father Michael Salvagna. For information, and to register, call 412-381-7676.


Calling all princesses to a Princess Tea Party on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bishop Canevin High School, 2700 Morange Road in Crafton. Girls ages 2-9 can meet Snow White, Mulan, Moana and more, while enjoying story time with fairy Godmother. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at door, and includes hair styling with choice of princess hair piece, nail painted with choice of royal tatoo, make-up, a jewel from Queen's jewel, make a fairy princess wand. Refreshments includes sandwich, cookie and tea (pink lemonade). All proceeds benefit CURESEARCH, which benefits childhood cancer. For information and to register, call 412-251-3933, or e-mail mahaloteaparty2011@gmail.com. Preregisteration deadline is Saturday, March 28.


• Saturday, April 25: Night at the races, 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 dinenr, 7 p.m. races, Holy Cross Academy Gymnasium in Ross Township. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 14696. Cost is $15, and includes buffet dinner, complimentary snacks, beverages and beer. 

• Sunday, April 26: Spring luncheon and fashion show, "Hats, Heels and Horses: A Kentucky Derby Theme," 10:30-3 p.m., Le Mont Restaraunt in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood. Presented by St. Mary of the Mount Parish. Cost is $50, and includes raffles, lunch and fashion show featuring stores from Tanger Outlet. For tickets, call 412-481-6872 or 412-431-3804.



The four women doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila; St. Catherine of Siena; St. Therese of Lisieux; hildegard of Bingen," will be will be expolored in class at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N Highland Ave. in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood, from 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 through 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. Although part of the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program, course is open to all. Cost is $380, and includes most meals. For more information, and to register, visit www.pts.edu/women-doctors-1920.






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