Friday, January 10, 2020 - Updated: 2:27 pm
An adoration night will be Friday, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Aquinas Academy in Gibsonia. Program will feature Father Dan Waruszewki, singers Emily Cunningham and Joni Mulvaney, with reflection, Eucharistic adoration and social.
Public is invited to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Parish in Whitehall for a festival of praise with Praise Nation on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m. For information, visit PraiseNationPGH on Facebook.
In recognition of National Migration Week, Jan. 5-11, an international solidarity potluck dinner will be in social hall of St. Paul Cathedral Parish in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m. Guests are asked to bring favorite dish, or perhaps a recipe from your ancestors, to share. Dinner is free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted for Catholic Relief Services, which supports migrants and refugees. For reservations, call Janet Berna at 412-414-1969 or Deacon Tom Berna at 412-414-3125.
ROSARY AND PROGRAM
Public is invited to join the Spirit Refill team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in church for recitation of rosary. Following rosary, Father Michael Zavage will speak on “Purgatory and the After Life.” The monthly rosary and program continues on the 13th of every month throughout 2020.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
“St. Ignatius of Loyola: His Spiritual Journey — Part 2” will be presented by Paul Osterman on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Word of God Parish library, 7436 McClure Ave. in Swissvale, starting at 7 p.m. Program will explore St. Ignatius’ spirituality and his work, “The Spiritual Exercises.” Light refreshments will be served. For information and to register, contact Karen at 412-243-1078 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 30-minute DVD on 12-step spirituality titled “All Things Work to Good” will be shown at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Legion of Mary’s Magnificat House, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Rosary for recovery will follow. For information, visit www.pittsburghregia.com.
The Pennsylvania Foundation for Life and People Concerned for the Unborn Child invite public to annual “Prayer Breakfast for Life” on Saturday, Jan. 18, at The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Highway in Wexford, with Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler serving as speaker. Guests are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food items, and paper and cleaning products for local food pantry. Cost is $20. For information on registering, call 412-531-9272.
SIX STEPS TO SANITY
Any family members who have an adult loved one suffering from alcoholism or addiction are welcome to participate in the faith-based Six Steps to Sanity 12-week program at St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. from Jan. 22-April 15 in the Bishop Leonard Room. Program is an outreach of the parish’s Substance Addiction Ministry, and is free and open to the public. To register, call 412-952-1084 or e-mail Bruce and Nancy Shea at email@example.com.
The Women in God’s Spirit monthly morning of reflection has been changed to Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m.-noon. Program is in the lower Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and God Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township, and includes light brunch, prayer, live music, presentation, small group sharing and Mass. To register, visit www.greatgrouping.org/wings. Child care is limited, so reservations required.
LUNAR NEW YEAR
The Vietnamese Catholic Community in Pittsburgh will celebrate the Lunar New Year, or Tet, at Immaculate Conception Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood on Sunday, Jan. 26, beginning with Mass at 2:30 p.m. Following Mass, there will be social time, refreshments and entertainment, as well as traditional Lion Dance in church hall.
The Boldly Catholic speaker series continues at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township, with a presentation by Mark Joseph on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Joseph, vice president of outreach and evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is author of “Overwhelming Pursuit: Stop Chasing Your Life and Live.” Courtesy reservation is requested. To register for this free event, visit www.greatgrouping.org/joseph.
DIVORCED, WIDOWED, SEPARATED?
Those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation are invited to a one-day seminar, “Coping with Life Alone — In the Beginning Program,” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave. in West View. Hosted by The Beginning Experience Pittsburgh Lay Apostolate, program is intended to help men and women seeking to pass through the grief and pain and begin to move forward with hope. Cost is $25. To register, call Rob at 412-584-5575, Mary at 412-523-2405, or visit www.BeginningExperiencePittsburgh.com. Registration deadline is Feb. 4.