Around the Diocese

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Updated: 2:29 pm


Group organ lessons on Roland and Lowrey organs are being offered at the Community Center for Neighbors North Catholic Community, campus of St. Athanasius Parish, 7 Chalfonte Ave. in West View, on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Private lessons also are available. For information, call 412-931-6633.


The “Walk in the Spirit” program at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville continues on the second and fourth Mondays from Jan. 27-March 23, 7-8:45 p.m. Program is designed to teach the charisms (gifts) of the Holy Spirit, and includes worship, teaching and small group discussion.


The 47th annual March for Life will be in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 24. Buses from southwestern Pennsylvania have been added to the list published in last week’s Pittsburgh Catholic. The new buses and contact information are: Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa of Lisieux, Munhall, Jeff Burgman, 412-877-7960; Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township, Jane Waymire, 724-693-8177; Archangel Gabriel, Robinson Township, Helen Stamatakis, 412-480-2908; St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair, Denny Costello, 412-380-8365. For information on all parish-sponsored buses going to the march, call Anita Theiss at 412-728-3647.


High school-age men are invited to a silent discernment retreat, “Hearing the Whisper of God,” Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 1-2, at Martina Spiritual Renewal Center in West View. Retreat is free. To register, visit www.pghpriest.com by Jan. 27.


National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh’s January meeting will feature “Pizza, Pipes & Prayer: A Night for the Organist,” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., with presentation on “Accompanying the Choir” by Aaron Sproul, and concludes with night prayer. For information and to register, visit www.npmpgh.org.


St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township is offering DivorceCare, a Christ-centered program to help people find tools and support to deal with their pain and give hope. Sessions run for 13 weeks on Wednesdays starting Jan. 29 from 7-9 p.m. Program includes videos, discussion and personal Bible study, and is free and open to the public. For information and to register, call Will Reaves at 412-486-6001, ext. 15, or e-mail willr@scospgh.org.



Kearns Spirituality Center on the campus of Sisters of Divine Providence (9000 Babcock Blvd.) in McCandless Township is offering a series titled “Mirrors of the Divine: Women Mystics of Our Day.” The first five of 10 monthly sessions will be Thursdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, March 26, April 30 and May 21, from 10 a.m.-noon. Facilitated by Divine Providence Sister Margie Modro, program will examine of the lives of these women mystics and offer time to reflect. Cost is $15 per session, or $70 for series. For information, call Kearns at 412-366-1124, e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org or visit www.cdpsisters.org/kearns.


Women of the diocese are invited to a prayer breakfast sponsored by Magnificat, a ministry for women, Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-noon at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Cranberry Township. Father Levi Hartle will discuss his path to the priesthood and bringing people into the mystery of God. Cost is $23 for adults, $15 for students. To register, visit www.magnificatpittsburgh.org or call Donna at 412-364-0969. Registration deadline is Jan. 31.


The Passionist Nuns of Pittsburgh invite women ages 18-40 to learn about religious life at a Vocation Discernment Retreat Day on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery, 2715 Churchview Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. For information and to register, contact Passionist Sister Mary Grace at 412-881-1155 or e-mail passionistnuns@gmail.com.


The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave. in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, will host Metro-Urban Institute’s Urban Leadership series, “Responding to the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence,” on Monday, Feb. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. Beth Lewis, director of Standing Firm, will address the intractable issue of partner violence and what can be done about it. Event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.pts.edu. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/free-session-responsding-to-the-impact-of-intimate-partner-violence-tickets-83815844447.


The Community Center for Neighbors North Catholic Community, on the St. Athanasius Church campus in West View, is offering Italian classes for 10 weeks. Beginner Italian on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting Feb. 5, and intermediate classes Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting Feb. 6. Cost is $75, and includes all materials. To register, call 412-931-6633.



Catholic parishes and schools are invited to submit information to the Pittsburgh Catholic for the Parish Fish Fry Guide, to be published in the Feb. 14 issue, with a submission deadline of Friday, Jan. 31, and Parish Lenten Services/Activities listing, to be published in the Feb. 21 issue, with a submission deadline of Monday, Feb. 3. Prepared fliers, bulletin announcements and news releases can be submitted by e-mail to pzezza@pittsburghcatholic.org or by fax to 412-471-4228. Pittsburgh Catholic also has a prepared information form. For those wishing to use the form, call Peggy Zezza at 412-471-1252, ext. 3571, and a form will be e-mailed. There is no charge to parishes and schools for listing. For paid advertising, contact sales representative or call 412-471-1252.

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