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Friday, September 13, 2019 - Updated: 5:07 pm


“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service includes music, Eucharistic adoration and procession. Father Chris Mannerino will serve as presider, with Joni Mulvaney speaking. Program is free and open to the public.


On Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in the gathering space at St. James Parish in Sewickley, Mary Rice Hasson will present “Redeeming the Gender Revolution.” Hasson directs the Catholic Women’s Forum and is part of CWF’s Gender Project, which assists religious organizations with training on cultural, medical and pastoral issues raised by transgender identities and other gender issues.


Test your trivia knowledge during trivia night at St. Ursula Parish in Allison Park on Friday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with buffet dinner served at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Players can come with a team or individually. Game includes eight rounds of 10 questions on such topics as sports, history, television, food, movies, religion, music and more. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call Jan Kowalski at 412-654-4721 or e-mail jkowalski02@yahoo.com.


On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood will visit veterans at H.J. Heinz campus of the Veterans Administration Hospital in O’Hara Township. Visit begins at 9 a.m., with Holy Name members providing coffee, doughnuts, small gifts and fellowship as a token of appreciation. For those interested in visiting, call Joe at 412-487-4178 or Ron at 724-265-0009.


A variety of food trucks, along with music, games and raffles will be part of a fall food truck festival Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4-8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace School in Scott Township. For information, visit www.olgscott.net.


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will present Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 9 Te Deum” on Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe, starting at 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert benefit reception will be in the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College. Cost is $25 for general admission, and $110 for benefit reception and reserved seating. For tickets, call 724-805-2177 or visit www.eventsquid.com/event/6318.


Father Michael Decewicz will present “Psalm 22: ‘My God, my God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?,’ from Desperation to Hope,” on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Madonna of Jerusalem Church of St. Juan Diego Parish in Sharpsburg, starting at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Addiction Recovery Ministry, talk is free and open to the public.


Public is invited to a Mass in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) on Monday, Sept. 23, at St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, starting at 7 p.m. Relics will be on display.

NPM 2.0

National Association of Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh will kick off its 2019-2020 year of programs Monday, Sept. 23, at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood. Program includes dinner, meeting and talk by Amanda Bruce, staff member in the NPM National Office. Titled “What is NPM 2.0?,” her address will include information on NPM’s future and what it will mean for local chapter. Cost is $20. To register, visit www.npmpgh.org/2019-opening-event.



St. Thomas à Becket Parish in Jefferson Hills invites the public to celebration of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. This form of liturgy is most commonly celebrated in Eastern-rite churches. 


Legion of Mary asks the public to join them in prayer for Pope Francis, vocations and conversion of sinners as they pray the rosary Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at Magnificat House, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. For information, call 412-885-5840.



St. Camillus Church of Holy Spirit Parish in Neshannock Township (New Castle) is offering support for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A seven-week bereavement support group will meet Mondays from 1-2 p.m., starting Sept. 24. Adults of all faiths are welcome. For information and to register, call Sister Barbara Ann Johnston at 724-652-9471, ext. 12.



The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will sponsor a Pittsburgh Business Immigrant Forum and Networking event Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the union building of the university in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. International and immigrant entrepreneurs who live in Pittsburgh can meet speakers and exhibitors on legal business practices, immigration law, business certifications, low/zero-interest loans, permits, regulations and more. Event is free. To register, call 412-396-6233, e-mail duqsbdc@duq.edu or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu.



Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood will pray a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux. Schedule of Masses and novenas is: Friday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 1 (feast of St. Therese), 6:30 p.m. Liturgy and Marian devotions will be offered at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in October.


An introductory workshop on Stephen Ministry will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from registration at 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township. Workshop will feature the following sessions: “Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief;” “An Introduction to Stephen Ministry;” “How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way.” Cost is $15 per person, or $50 per congregation with four or more attendees. To register, call 1-314-428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop.


Teens Encounter Christ, a youth conference for seventh- and eighth-graders, will be Saturday, Sept. 28, in the O’Connell Gymnasium of Quigley Catholic High School in Baden, starting at 9 a.m. Program includes Eucharistic adoration, live music, Mass and confession. Speakers include Father Mike Ackerman, Sister Mary Gianna, Genevieve Jackson, Reebkah Myron and Louis Bosco. Cost is $35 whole day; $20 half-day; $25 whole day with sibling discount; $12 half-day with sibling discount. To register, visit www.qchs.org.


St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville announces “Walk in the Spirit,” a program of worship, teaching and discussion that helps participants come to know the gifts they receive through the Holy Spirit. Program is held at parish on the second and fourth Mondays of every month from 7-8:30 p.m., starting Oct. 14. To register, visit www.NeighborsNorth.org and click on “Walk in the Spirit.”


A 125th anniversary of campus ministry will be celebrated during a two-day national conference at the Newman Center of St. Agatha and St. James parishes in Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6. Festivities include gala at the Inn at Penn on Saturday evening, with ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate new four-story Newman Center on Sunday, followed by Mass and luncheon. For information and to register, visit www.newman.upenn.edu/newmancelebration.

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