Around the Diocese

Thursday, September 05, 2019 - Updated: 2:11 pm


A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in Sharpsburg, starting at 2 p.m. Local clergy from various traditions will share their backgrounds and views on the topic, with time allotted for audience questions. Program is free and open to the public.


The monthly rosary will be prayed at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., followed by presentation by Father Michael Zavage on “Science of Angels.” Hosted by parish’s Spirit Refill Team, service and talk are open to the public. 


The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Pittsburgh Diocesan Council, will host their 32nd annual benefit luncheon for seminarians Saturday, Sept. 21, in O’Connor Hall at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Doors open at 11 a.m. for early bird card and game players, followed by lunch at noon, with choice of chicken romano, crab cakes or vegetable lasagna. Also, featuring Chinese auction, door prizes, raffles and bake sale. Cost is $30. Reservation deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. For reservations, call Laraine McGinnis at 724-263-2161 or e-mail lam1719@verizon.net.


“Being a Disciple of Jesus” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. Service includes Eucharistic adoration, Benediction and Eucharistic procession. Father Levi Hartle is presider, with parish’s praise band playing worship and praise music. Joe Jacobs will give a witness talk. For information, call 412-884-7744, e-mail praise@holyapostlesparish.org or visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.


Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in 2019 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 415 Joffre Cherry Valley Road in Burgettstown, starting at noon. Parents should make sure that their child has completed entry form, turned into registration table before noon. Awards will be presented once all registered participants have completed their kicks and scores are tallied. Winners will advance to district level competition. For information and to obtain a form, contact Knights of Columbus Council 3440 at 724-356-6253, e-mail ghmeese@hotmail.com or visit Facebook page “Knights of Columbus — Burgettstown 3440.”


Addiction Recovery Ministry of the diocese will sponsor talk on codependency by Rebecca Duke Walker on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the John Paul I Center, 201 Ninth St. in Sharpsburg. Program is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org.


Oakland Prayer Group invites public to an informal evening of prayer and praise Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Noah Pepmeyer will lead praise, with Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks teaching about the gifts of tongues and interpretation, followed by time for questions and answers. Oakland Prayer Group meets the first and third Mondays of each month for worship, prayer and teachings centered on “Holy Spirit 101: Unlock The Gifts of the Holy Spirit,” by Victoria Harris. For information, e-mail oaklandprayergroup@gmail.com.


Bishop Barron’s DVD series on the Mass be presented Mondays from Sept. 16-Nov. 4. Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin will host morning session from 10:30 a.m.-noon. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pleasant Hills will host evening session from 6:30-8 p.m. in school cafeteria. 


La Roche University’s Professional Development series, sponsored by the graduate program in human resource management, will begin Monday, Sept. 16, with talk by Ryan West, owner of EQualifyed, titled “Emotions Revealed: Decoding the Seven Universal Facial Expressions.” Program begins at 6 p.m. with refreshments and networking, followed by presentation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the university’s Ryan Room of the Zappala Campus Center in McCandless Township. Admission is $15. For information and to register, visit www.laroche.edu/hrmseries.


A Bible study group will meet for 10 weeks at St. Ursula Parish in Allison Park on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., starting Sept. 16, in the parish’s breezeway. Group will study Exodus, using program developed by Ascension Press. Cost is $27 for workbook and online access, and is open to the public. For information and to register, call Jean McNally at 412-486-6589, Michelle Lakatos at 412-492-0402 or Jan Kowalski at 412-635-8311.



A Mass in Slovak and English in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows, patroness of Slovakia, will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 16, at Holy Trinity Parish in West Mifflin, starting at 7 p.m. with a procession and sung Slovak hymns. Reception will follow Mass. For information, call Len Potemra at 412-672-6265.


The Boldly Catholic speaker series at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township continues with a presentation by Sarah Swafford titled “Relationships: It’s Complicated,” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but courtesy registration is requested. To register, visit www.sts-jp.org/swafford.


Listening Friends Bereavement Ministry is offering its seven-week “Healing Pathway Through Grief” program at St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17. Program uses DVD, insightful information and sharing, and is free and open to the public. For information and to register, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.


“Joan of Arc: Warrior, Mystic, Saint and Martyrs” will be presented by Paul Osterman on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the library of Word of God Parish in Swissvale, starting at 7 p.m. Program will offer an in-depth focus on personal attributes of St. Joan of Arc and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. For information, call Karen at 412-243-1078 or e-mail goldbachkm@verizon.net.


Young adults are invited to an evening sifting through the noise. Titled “Hearing God’s Voice in The Chaos,” program will be Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7-10 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side. For information and to register, e-mail Joe Farris at joe@joefarris.org.


Youth ages 5-18 are invited to audition for the All Saints Youth Theater production of the Christmas musical “The Promise,” to be performed Dec. 13-15. Auditions are Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon-6 p.m. at All Saints Parish in Etna. Rehearsals will be Saturday from 12:30-5 p.m., starting Sept. 28 and continuing through December. There will be an additional three non-Saturday dress rehearsals. Once cast, participation fee is $30 to help cover costs. For information and to register for an audition spot, e-mail allsaintsyouththeater@gmail.com.



Carlows University’s College of Health and Wellness program presents a “Disrupting Healthcare Conference” on Monday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the university’s Gailliot Center in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Nationally acclaimed nursing and health care innovator and author Dr. Daniel Weberg is keynote speaker. Cost is $40, with three continuing education credits available. To register, visit https://www.carlow.edu/eventDetails.aspx?ID=22790.



Public is invited to join Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler for luncheon with fashion show Sunday, Sept. 22, at South Hills Country Club in Whitehall. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 1 p.m. Also featuring Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, bake sale, flea market and surprises. Cost is $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. For information on tickets, call Cheryl at 412-885-6353.


The 18th annual Crusader Classic Golf Outing benefiting Bishop Canevin High School is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, at Chartiers Country Club, 601 Baldwin Road in Crafton. Registration and brunch are at 9:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 11 a.m. A cocktail hour and dinner buffet begin at 4 p.m. For information and registration form, visit www.bishopcanevin.org.



Calling all crafters and vendors for a special show at Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with set-up at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for eight-foot table, $25 for table with electricity and/or wall space. A $15 product donation is requested for Chinese auction. To reserve your space, call Barb Price at 412-466-7125 or e-mail bpOa@andrew.cmu.edu.

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