Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Updated: 2:49 pm
“Laudato Si,’ Pope Francis, the Environment and Me” is title of a four-week program Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township. Series will examine Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si,’” as well as look at what individuals and parishes can do about climate change and its consequences, as well as how we can have necessary, but non-threatening, conversations. Facilitator is James McCarville, vice president of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Cost is $10 per session. To register, call 412-366-1124 or e-mail email@example.com.
Parents of adult children struggling with addiction are welcome to participate in the Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Group at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township. Group meets Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, starting at 7 p.m., with new members always welcome. To register, call 412-486-6001.
The parishes of St. Patrick, Holy Rosary and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will begin monthly Eucharistic adoration on the first Friday of the month, starting Feb. 7. Adoration is in renovated adoration chapel at St. Patrick Center, 314 W. Pike St. in Canonsburg, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through Benediction at 9 p.m.
Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, invites public to spend time immersed in wisdom of the early church while reflecting on the spirituality of the desert tradition, which flourished in the first three centuries of Christianity. Program is Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $20 for series. For information and to register, call 412-341-7494 by Feb. 3.
Pittsburgh-Greensburg Fraternity of Priests welcomes all to celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit during a healing Mass at St. Alphonsus Parish in Springdale on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Evening begins with short teaching at 6:45 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 and opportunity for individuals to be prayed with by priests of the fraternity.
Public is invited to Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, for showing of DVD on “12-Step Spirituality.” A rosary for recovery will follow.
Praise Nation will hold a night of Eucharistic adoration and praise Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin, presided by Father Mike Ackerman. Fellowship and light refreshments will follow. For information, call 412-884-7744, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook page: PraiseNationpgh.
On Monday, Feb. 17, La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, will host “Meet Design” for high school juniors and seniors wanting to explore creative careers in the fields of graphic and interior design. During the event, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., students will hear from design alumni and professionals, and will participate in an immersive design experience. Program also includes breakfast, lunch and campus tour. Parents are invited to opening design presentation as well as other sessions and tours. For information, call 412-536-1792, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.laroche.edu.
Dr. Peter Kreeft, author of 95 books on Christian philosophy, will speak on “The Most Certain Principles for a Philosopher” on Friday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Talk is sponsored by the Franciscan University Veritas Society and Henkels Family Fund.
MOBSTERS, MOLLS AND MARINARA
Mystery’s Most Wanted Interactive Dinner Theatre Company presents “Mobsters, Molls and Marinara” on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw, with doors opening at 5:15 p.m. Program includes dinner, dessert and show. Cost is $50 per person. For information and tickets, call parish at 412-486-4100 or visit www.stsmaryandursula.org.
Join Seniors Blue Book University’s panel of experts as they discuss best tax practices, pre-funeral arrangements, hospice care and bereavement on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Father Marchukonis Hall of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park, starting at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Program is free and open to the public. To register, call 412-551-5951 or e-mail Apryl@SeniorsBlueBook.com.
St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 State St. in Baden, presents an eight-week Ignatian program, “Retreat in Everyday Life,” which provides the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an abbreviated format of readings and reflections. Program includes daily prayer and weekly gatherings at the center Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. March 4-April 22. Cost is $75. To register or for information, call 724-869-6587 or e-mail stjoseph-baden.org/spirituality.
URSULINE ACADEMY ALUMNI
Ursuline Academy Alumni are asked to save the date for an all-class reunion. A wine and cheese reception is planned for Friday, Oct. 16, with a reception and dinner to be Saturday, Oct. 17. For information, e-mail Debbie Moskala at firstname.lastname@example.org.