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FALL EVENTS GUIDE

Monday, September 09, 2019 - Updated: 11:00 am

SEPTEMBER

22|SUPERSIZED BREAKFAST

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, made to order omelets and more. Goodwill offering accepted.

22|FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON

11 a.m. (doors open), South Hills Country Club, Whitehall. Cost is $35, with proceeds benefiting the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. Call Cheryl at 412-885-6353.

23|GOLF OUTING

“Swing for St. Bernard School,” 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start, 1 p.m. luncheon, Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road, Midway. Costis $125 per golfer, $450 per foursome, and includes light breakfast, green and cart fees, 18-hole, four-person scramble golf, luncheon and prizes. Call Molly Jesso at 412-341-5444 or e-mail mjesso@stbpgh.org.

23|DISRUPTING HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

8:30 a.m.-noon, Gailliot Center on campus of Carlow University, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Nationally acclaimed nursing and healthcare innovator and author Dr. Daniel Weberg is keynote speaker. Cost is $40, and three continuing education credits. Visit www.carlow.edu/events.

23|WINE AND CHEESE WITH THE MASTERS

5:30-8 p.m., Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Cost is $10. Will discuss Benedict of Nursia. Facilitators are Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

23|MASS IN HONOR OFST. PADRE PIO

7 p.m., St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. There will be opportunity to venerate some of St. Pio's relics.

24|CELEBRATION OF DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

7 p.m., St. Thomas Becket Parish, Jefferson Hills. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

25|IMMIGRANT FORUM AND NETWORKING

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Building on campus of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood. Goal is to connect immigrants and international entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh's diverse business resources and economic development programs. Free, and includes lunch. To register, call 412-396-6233, email duqsbdc@duq.edu or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu.

25|PATRIOTIC ROSARY

7 p.m., Transfiguration, Russellton.

25-26|EPIPHANY INSTITUTE

“Three Modes of Spiritual Direction,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. each evening, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Program focuses on three foundational modes of spiritual direction. Co-facilitators: Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon. Cost is $40 for both sessions, with four Continuing Education Credits awarded upon completion. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

25-NOV.3 |40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN

Prayers for end of abortion,at the intersection of Liberty and Smithfield Streets in Downtown Pittsburgh (in front of Planned Parenthood). For information, visit www.40daysforlifepittsburgh.com.

25-NOV.13 |“RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE” BEGINS

St. Joseph Spirituality Center in Baden will sponsor program that mirrors the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an abbreviated format,from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13. Participants commit to pray each day following a guided structure, and gather every Wednesday, from 1:30-3 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., at motherhouse in Baden. Cost is $75. Call 724-869-6587 or visit www.stjoseph-baden.org/spirituality.

26|DINE TO DONATE

4-10 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 1155 Washington Pike in Bridgeville. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Holy Child Parish receive donation of 10 percent of total food purchase.

27|RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

2-7 p.m., social hall of St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester. For information and to register, call 724-775-0801.

27-OCT.1 |NOVENA TO ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX

Held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood. Schedule: Friday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Mass and novena; Saturday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. Mass and novena; Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. Mass and novena; Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. Mass and novena; Tuesday, Oct. 1 (Feast Day), 6:30 p.m. Mass and novena. Also, Wednesday in October will be Mass and Marian devotions at 6:30 p.m.

27-29|BEGINNING EXPERIENCE RETREAT

Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, West View, to help those widowed, divorced or separated work through grief and begin on their healing journey. For more information, call Mary at 412-523-2405, or Rob at 412-584-5575.

27-29|MEDITERRANEAN FOOD FESTIVAL

Noon-8 p.m. (until 6 p.m on Sept. 29), St. George Orthodox Church, 3230 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. For information, call 412-221-2277 or visit www.stgeorgebridgeville.org.

27-29|WOMEN'S RETREAT

4:30 p.m. through noon on Sunday, Sept. 29, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

28|APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL

8 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John of Coylesville Parish, Fenelton. Featuring giant rummage sale, bake sale, raffles and more. Menu features fresh-baked apple dumplings, homemade soups (also available in pints and quarts to go), haluski, stuffed cabbage, hot sausage, hot dogs, beverages and more.

28|YOUTH CONFERENCE

“Teens Encounter Christ,” for seventh- and eighth-grade students, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Quigley Catholic High School, Baden. Includes speakers, Eucharistic adoration, live music, Mass and confession. Speakers include Father Mike Ackerman, Genevieve Jackson, Rebekah Myron, Louis Bosco and Sister Mary Gianna. Cost is $35 for day, $20 for half day, $25 sibling discount, $12 half day sibling discount. To register, visit www.qchs.org.

28|STEPHEN MINISTRY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

9 a.m.-1 p.m. (8 a.m. check-in), St. Richard Parish, Richland Township. Three sessions include: Ministering to those experiencing grief; Introduction to Stephen Ministry; How to care in a distinctively Christian way. Cost is $15 per person, $50 per congregation of four or more. To register, call 1-314-428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop.

28|HARVEST DAY

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Villa Maria Farm, Villa Maria. Hosted by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, festivities include hay rides, children activities, face painting and more. Featuring fresh produce for sale at Villa Maria Farm Produce market, bakery, gift baskets and vendor sales and Villa Shoppe. Variety of food, including famous butternut squash soup. Free parking and admission. For more information, visit www.humilityofmary.org.

28|ULTIMATE SPORTS SHOW AND RAFFLE

11:30 a.m. gates open, RC Men's Club, Herman. Sponsored by St. Mary Parish in Herman. Food features beef, pig and chicken barbecue. Raffle drawn every 10 minutes, starting at 12:30 p.m. Prizes include trips, vacations, guns, bows and cash. Cost is $25. For tickets and information, call the following: Gary Martin, 724-991-3370; Leann Bauer, 724-822-7381; Becky Kriley, 724-823-7850; Parish, 724-285-3285.

28-29|FESTA ITALIA

4:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, St. Michael Parish, Butler. Saturday features Italian Village Shops that include: ice cream parlor; bakery; theme baskets; rosary makers; youth activities; monetary raffles and more. Ristorante serves a la carte items of chicken piccata with rice, eggplant Parmesan, hot sausage, lasagna, stuffed shells, wedding soup, Italian Love Cake and much more. Entertainment provided by Mirella the Musician from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday features spaghetti dinner, with entertainment provided by Joe Savannah, accordionist, from 1-5 p.m.

29,OCT. 20 AND NOV. 24 |ST. JOSEPH GUILD'S DISCERNMENT GROUP

For men, ages 18-40, 9:30 a.m., St. Paul Seminary, Crafton. Includes Mass, brunch, discussion and adoration. Visit www.pghpriest.com.

29|MASS OF ANOINTING

1:30 p.m., St. Anthony Chapel, Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood. The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during a special Mass. Ladies of Charity will offer bottles of holy water to take home for those who can not attend.

29|MUSIC PLUS CONCERT

3 p.m. (pre-concert at 2:30 p.m.), St. James Parish, Sewickley. Featuring Virtuoso Flutist Alberto Almarza, assisted by Vahan Sargsyan on piano. Free and open to public. Dessert reception follows. For information, call 412-741-6650.

29|ARTSY DOODLE CRAFT PARTY

5-8 p.m., social hall of St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester. Choice of making custom doormat, wood signs or burlap door hanger. For information, call Sue Jamery at 724-312-0142 or e-mail sjamery@hotmail.com.

29-DEC.1 |CATHOLICISM SERIES

Sundays, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Pius X hall, Room 107 of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Pleasant Hills.Study usesBishop Robert Barron's DVD and study guide. All are welcome.

30|WINE AND CHEESE WITH THE MASTERS

5:30-8 p.m., Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Will discuss Hildegard of Bingen. Cost is $10. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

30|“FOLLOWING CHRIST” SERIES BEGINS

6:30 p.m. on Mondays for seven weeks, Immaculate Conception Church hall of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood.

OCTOBER

WEDNESDAYS|MASS AND MARIAN DEVOTIONS

6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood.

1|HOLY HOUR

7 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw.

1AND NOV. 5 |LISTENING AND PLAYING MUSIC CLUB

Noon-1:30 p.m., Neighbors North Community Center at St. Athanasius Parish, West View. Cost is $10. Guests can bring a lunch. For information, call 412-931-6633.

2|HOLY HOUR AND CLOSING MASS

6 p.m., Transfiguration Parish, Russellton. Mass will be offered for the special intention of spiritual deliverance for drug users and former uses to heal their cravings, and for dealers to turn away from business. Mass will close novena to St. Michael the Archangel.

2|SPEAKER

“Can We Talk About Race? A Conversation with Beverly Tatum,”7-9 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Sponsored by Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Cost is $20. Call 412-366-1124.

3|MASS

Celebrating the Transitus (Passing) of St. Francis of Assisi, 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

3-5|NATIONALITY FESTIVAL

4-10 p.m., St. Malachy, Kennedy Township. Nationality food booths include German, Italian, Slovak, Mexican, American and more. Food menu features gyros, pierogies, homemade cookies, funnel cakes, doughnuts and more. Also, raffles, instant bingo, children's games and more.

4|OKTOBERFEST

6-10 p.m. (dinner, 6-9 p.m.), St. James Parish, Sewickley. Includes children's games, tractor rides, music and entertainment in outdoor atmosphere with friendship fireside settings. Dinner menu features German potato salad, hot dogs, pork and beans, applesauce, German chocolate cake, macaroni and cheese and sauerkraut and kielbasa. Cost is $13 for adults, $3 for children up to seventh grade and $5 for those in eighth through 12th grade. Sponsored by parish's Knights of Columbus.

4|ORGAN CONCERT

7:30 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.Organist is Janette Fishell. Free and open to public, with goodwill offering accepted.

4-6|WOMEN'S RETREAT

4:30 p.m.-noon on Sunday, Oct. 6, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

4-6|IGNATIAN RETREAT WEEKEND

7 p.m.-noon on Sunday, Oct. 6, St. Joseph Spirituality Center, Baden. Rooted in spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, retreat provides atmosphere of silence and meditation for scripturual based prayer in contemplative mode. Cost is $140, and includes meals, lodging and individual direction. To register, call 724-869-6587, or visit www.stjoseph-baden.org/spirituality.

4-6|WOMEN'S RETREAT

Sponsored by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Margaret and SS. Simon and Jude Parishes, to be held at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center on Pittsburgh's South Side. For information, call Laura at 412-563-3189, ext. 204.

4-6|CONFERENCE AND 125th NEWMAN CELEBRATION

4 p.m. through 2 p.m. on Oct. 6, The Newman Center at St. Agatha-St. James in Philadelphia. Program will celebrate 125th anniversary of Catholic campus ministry. Includes address by Dr. Jonathan Reyes, gala, Mass and luncheon. One highlight will be ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate new four story Newman Center. For more information, visit www.newman.upenn.edu/newmancelebration.

4-6|WOMEN'S RETREAT WEEKEND

“Women of Wisdom,” 8 p.m. through lunch on Sunday, Oct. 6, Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, West View. Presented by JoAnn Paradise. Cost is $140. Registration deadline is Sept. 6. To register, call 412-931-9766 or visit www.martinacenter.com.

4-DEC. 10 | 33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY STUDY

6:30 p.m., then continues on Tuesdays, from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, St. Catherine of Sweden, Hampton Township. Features video lessons by Father Michael Gaitley, who will share teachings of scripture and saints, helping to reach Jesus through Mary. For more information, and to register, call Will Reaves at 412-486-6001, ext. 15, or e-mail willr@scospgh.org.

5 | ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Thomas More, Bethel Park.

5 | CASINO TRIP

9 a.m.-6 p.m., leaving from Mother of Good Counsel Church in Pittsburgh's East End. Visiting Meadows Casino and Tanger Outlets. Cost is $35, with $15 in free play. For reservations, call Tina at 412-205-3674.

5|OKTOBERFEST

3-7 p.m. traditional German dinner served, (4 p.m. Mass), Most Holy Name Parish, Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood. Includes beers from Penn Brewery, German-themed basket raffle and more. Entertainment includes live performance from The Alpen Schuhplattler Und Trachten Verein D'Pittsburgher, a premier Bavarian dance group. Dinner tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children. For tickets, call parish at 412-231-2994.

5 | DINNER/DANCE

6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. dinner, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Entertainment provided by Beatles cover band, with former WTAE news anchor Sally Wiggin serving as emcee. Event is held to honor those who have lost their battle with addiction, and those who are still suffering. Tickets are $55, with proceeds benefiting the Diocesan Addiction and Recovery Ministry, as well as Light of Life Rescue Mission. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2Ln2FSj.

5& 6 |PARISH RUMMAGE SALE

8 a.m.-2 p.m., and noon-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, St. Aloysius Parish, Reserve Township. Features 18 rooms and three garages.

6& 20 |EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

11:30 a.m.-Benediction at 4:30 p.m., St. Sebastian Parish, Ross Township.

6|BLESSING OF PETS

1 p.m., steps of St. Joseph Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood.

7|WINE AND CHEESE WITH THE MASTERS

5:30-8 p.m., Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Cost is $10. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

7|PART TWO “IMMIGRATION: THEN AND NOW” SERIES

7-9 p.m., Garden room of St. Patrick, Canonsburg. Viewing of “Black Fury,” a 1935 Warner Brothers film starring Paul Muni that was banned in Pennsylvania. Movie spotlights the struggles of Eastern European immigrants, who came to coal mines of Western Pennsylvania.

7-10|PARISH MISSION

“Follow the Footprints: Disciples of Jesus in the Real World,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location schedule: Monday, Oct. 7, St. Frances Cabrini, Center Township; Tuesday, Oct. 8, St. Titus, Aliquippa; Wednesday, Oct. 9, Our Lady of Fatima, Hopewell Township; Thursday, Oct. 10, St. John the Baptist Parish, Monaca. Led by Capuchin Friar Father John Petrikovic.

9|ABIDE IN HIS LOVE

7-8:30 p.m., St .Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Presented by Mary French. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.

11-13|INDOOR FESTIVAL

11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, 5-10 p.m. on Oct. 12, noon-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Homestead. Featuring nightly bingo, huge Chinese auction, games, flea market, bake shop and more. Variety of ethnic food served, including American, Slovak, Italian, German. Also, crepes, ice cream, milk shake and more. Friday features fish fry. Entertainment: Friday, Mansfield 5; Saturday, Dallas Marks; Sunday, Matt Tichon.

11-13|WOMEN'S EMMAUS RETREAT

6 p.m. through 3 p.m. on Oct. 13, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Provides women a safe and comfortable environment to learn to recognize Jesus in their everyday lives, and renew relationship with Lord through personal reflection and sharing. For more information, and to register, visit www.stmpgh.org/emmaus-women.

11AND NOV. 8 |LUNCHEON

Noon, St. Ursula Parish hall, Allison Park. Guests share a meal and join in conversation. Suggested donation is $5. For information, call Jan Kowalski at 412-654-4721, or e-mail jkowalski02@yahoo.com.

12|RUMMAGE SALE

8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hidden Treasures rummage house of Most Holy Name Parish, Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood.

12|CRAFT FAIR

10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Richard, Richland Township.

12|FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, Baldwin. Includes adoration, inspirational talk and worship and praise music with parish's praise band.

13|FIRST RESPONDERS MASS

Noon, St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, Hampton Township. First responders from local fire, police and EMS agencies will be acknowledged. Reception will follow in social hall. Equipment will be displayed in lower parking lot.

13|ROSARY AND TALK

7 p.m. St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville. Held the 13th of every month.

13|FAITH AFLOAT

For high school-age students, 3-6 p.m., Gateway Clipper Empress, with boarding at Station Square on Pittsburgh's South Side. Includes prayer, dinner, dynamic talks, praise and worship, games, prizes and dance party. Cost is $21. Purchase tickets by Oct. 1. Visit www.pghpriest.com.

13|PEACE FORUM

3-5 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Sponsored by Pittsburgh North People, program features speaker on current issues relating to peace and justice. For information, call 724-719-2571.

14| PART THREE“IMMIGRATION: THEN AND NOW”

7-9 p.m., viewing of “Sin Nombre,” a 2009 film about a Honduran girl trying to immigrate to the United States, and a boy caught up in violence of gang life, Garden Room of St. Patrick Parish Center, Canonsburg.

15|SPEAKER SERIES

7 p.m., John Paul I Center, Sharpsburg. Office Brian Hoebel will discuss law enforcement and addition. Sponsored by the Addiction Recovery Ministry. Free and open to public.

15|MARIAN-MEDJUGORJE DEVOTIONS

7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-1188.

18|FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO

5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. early birds, 7 p.m. regular bingo, St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Borough. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at door. Also features Chinese auction, door prizes, food, 50/50 and more. For tickets and special needs seating, call Parish office at 412-678-6275, or Cathy at 412-980-2918.

18-20|MEN'S ALANO RETREAT

4:30 p.m.-11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

19|CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Cross Academy, 307 Siebert Road, Ross Township. Featuring a variety of crafts, food trucks, bake sale, kids' area, vendor raffle and much more. Accepting non-perishable food items to benefit local pantry. Admission is free and open to public.

19|CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Spirit Parish, West Mifflin.

19|BUNDLE DRIVE

1-6 p.m., parking lot of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie, to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society.

19|MASQUERADE CHARITY BALL

7-11 p.m., The Boiler Room, 1221 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Presented by Ladies of Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 11. Features open bar, dinner, dancing with Mansfield 5, raffles, prizes and more. Cost is $55 per person, $100 for two tickets. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 412-445-7423, 412-431-3935 or 412-956-5173. Also visit www.LAOHdiv11.com.

20|OCTOBERFEST

11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester. Featuring pork and sauerkraut or ham and cabbage dinner. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children ages 4 and under. For takeout, call 724-775-3776.

20|PCUC BANQUET

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of People Concerned for Unborn Child (PCUC), 1 p.m. (doors open at noon), Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel, Green Tree. Speaker is Kristen Hawkins, president, Students for Life. Cost is $35. Visit www.pcuc.org, or call 412-531-9272.

20|COME AND SEE

2 p.m., Lower Room of St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. The St. Augustine Fraternity of Secular Franciscans will sponsor event for those discerning a Franciscan vocation to the order. For more information, contact Josette Baker at 412-605-4496, or e-mail josetteb7@verizon.net.

20|MUSIC PLUS CONCERT

3 p.m. (pre-concert at 2:30 p.m.), St. James Parish, Sewickley, featuring harpist Marissa Knaub Avon, with cello and flute. Non-perishable food items for Sewickley food bank collected. Dessert reception to follow. Free and open to public, with goodwill offering accepted. For information, call 412-741-6650.

21,28, NOV. 4 and 11 |MILLENNIAL MINGLE

7-8:30 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Cost is $15 per person. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

21|HUMAN RESOURCE SEMINAR

6:30-8:30 p.m. (6 p.m. reception and networking), Ryan Room of the Zappala Center on La Roche University campus, McCandless Township. “The Employee Lifecycle: How Life Intersect with Work and What HR Can Do,” presented by Tracy L. Stough Grajewski. Cost is $15. To register, visit www.laroche.edu/hrmseries.

22|POWER, PREJUDICE, PRIVILEGE

10 a.m.-noon, Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Discussion in safe and non-threatening environment. Cost is $20. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

22|BECOMING AMERICAN

7-8:30 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Author Natasha Garrett will lead discussion, and read excerpts from her book, “Becoming American: An Immigrant Experience.” Cost is $20, and include copy of book. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

22|ROSARY WALK

7-8 p.m., pray rosary through local community, starting at Legion of Mary Home, Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood. For information, visit www.pittsburghregia.com.

22|HEALING PAINFUL MEMORIES

7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Presented by Passionist Father Michael Salvagna. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.

23,30, NOV. 6 and13 |SPIRITUAL DIRECTION-IN-COMMON

6:30-8 p.m., Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Evening includes group spiritual direction-in-common, facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto. Participants are asked to commit to attending all four sessions as they meditate on sections from book, “Drop Your Nets and Follow Jesus.” Cost is $40, plus book purchase. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. To register, call 412-341-7494, or visit www.epiphanyassociation.org.

26|CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Includes local vendors, crafters and artists. Light refreshments provided. Admission is $1, and free for children ages 12 and under. Sponsored by Blessed Trinity Academy. For information, e-mail PTG@btacademy.net.

26|TRICK OR TREAT PARTY

5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, Hampton Township. Children welcome to come trick or treating in costume. There will be tables of treats, plus opportunity to paint a pumpkin, get a Halloween tattoo, enjoy hot dogs, cookies and cider and dance to Halloween music. Interested adults are welcome to come decorate a table and provide treats. For more information, call parish at 412-486-6001.

26|CASH BASH

6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie. Sponsored by Christian Mothers and Women's Guild. For more information, visit www.CGScatholic.org.

27|TRUNK OR TREAT

6-8 p.m., St. Richard Parish, Richland Township. For information, call 724-444-1971.

27|SPEAKER

7 p.m., St. Anne Church of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Castle Shannon. Patricia Sandoval, author of “Transfigured,”tells her story of abortion, drug addiction and homelessness, and how Jesus turned her life around. Free and open to public. For courtesy registration, e-mail moozie51@gmail.com.

30|PATRIOTIC ROSARY

7 p.m., Transfiguration Parish, Russellton.

NOVEMBER

1|WOMEN'S RETREAT

4:30 p.m.-noon on Sunday, Nov. 3, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

1|BLANKET NIGHT

7 p.m., St. Margaret, Green Tree. Participants will make a fleece-tie blanket, for Southwest Meals on Wheels, and other organizations serving the elderly and needy. Blanket makers should bring twoyards of printed and two yards of polar fleece. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For information, and questions, call Lynne Gross at 412-921-5570 (day), or 412-276-4173 (evening).

2|MASS

10 a.m., Holy Rosary, Muse. Mass is for commemoration of all the faithful departed. Names of parishioners who have died in the past year will be read during a “Ceremony of Light.” Light refreshments will follow in new parish hall.

2|DAY OF REFLECTION

10 a.m.-noon, Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Program is for those grieving the death of a loved one, and those who support them. Facilitated by Sister of Divine Providence Marlene Luffy. Program is free, with goodwill offering accepted. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

2|FALL BACK CASH BASH

6-10 p.m., Liberty Borough fire hall, 900 Haslage St., Liberty Borough. Sponsored by St. Mark Parish. Total of $6,000 cash awarded, with numbers drawn every twenty minutes, from 7-10 p.m. Raffle tickets are $30, with guest ticket priced at $15, and includes food and beer. Guest tickets will be available after all regular tickets are sold. For tickets, call parish at 412-678-6275, or Cathy Esack at 412-980-2918.

5and 6 |PARISH RUMMAGE SALE

8 a.m.-2 p.m., and noon-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, St. Aloysius Parish, Reserve Township. Features 18 rooms and three garages.

3|CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of Grace School, Scott Township. Featuring a variety of crafters and vendors. Also, basket raffles and food. Fore more information, visit www.olgscott.net.

4|SPEAKER SERIES

7-9 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Dr. Carolyn Helsel will speak on “The Racist Next Door: How to Have Anti-Racist Conversations in Your Community.” Sponsored by Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Cost is $20. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

5|HOLY HOUR

7 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw.

5|ALL SOULS MASS

7 p.m., St. Richard Parish, Richland Township. Mass for all those buried from St. Richard and St. Catherine of Sweden Parishes in the past year.

6|PROGRAM

“Spirituality and the Dynamics of Grief and Loss,” 6:30-8:45 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Presented by Passionist Brother Andre Mathieu. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.

7|DEMONSTRATION

7 p.m., St. John Paul I Center, Sharpsburg. Dr. Janet Astle will give demonstration on use of NARCAN. Sponsored by Addiction Recovery Ministry. Free and open to public.

8-10|MEN'S RETREAT

4:30 p.m.-noon on Sunday, Nov. 10, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

9|RUMMAGE SALE

8 a.m.-2 p.m, Hidden Treasures house on campus of Most Holy Name Parish, Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood.

9|CRAFT SHOW

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Archangel Gabriel School (formerly called Holy Trinity), Robinson Township.

9|CRAFT FAIR

9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ursula, Allison Park. Featuring a large selection of handmade art and craft creations, as well as products offered by popular home-based business representatives.

9|HOLIDAY CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR

9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Valentine, Bethel Park. Featuring variety of holiday craft items, lunch cafe, bake sale, lottery trees, holiday gift raffle and more.

9|YOUTH FORMATION IN THIRD MILLENNIUM

8:30 a.m.-noon, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Aimed for campus ministers, parents, and youth formators. First conference will present a holistic model for formation of our youth, and second conference will focus on social media and its implications. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto and Lori McMahon. Cost is $30. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

9| FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, Baldwin. Includes adoration, inspirational talk and workshop and praise music with parish's praise band.

10|ORGAN CONCERT

3:30 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Featuring Craig Cramer. Free and open to public, with goodwill offering accepted.

11-12|INTRO TO FORMATIVE SPIRITUALITY

5:30-8 p.m., Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. Facilitated by Doctor Susan Muto and Lori McMahon.Program presents six foundational principles of formative spirituality, as configured by Spiritan Father Adrian van Kaam. Cost is $40, and includes four Continuing Education Credits. To register, call 412-341-7494, or e-mail epiphanyassociation@gmail.com.

12|CREATING CARDS WITH SPIRIT

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Participants will make 10 handmade cards while reflecting on scriptures. Cost is $40, and includes materials and lunch. To register, call 412-366-1124, or e-mail kearns@cdpsisters.org.

12|PROGRAM

“Forgiveness and Healing Happen Through Love,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.

13|ROSARY AND TALK

7 p.m. St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville. Held the 13th of every month.

15|FAMILY NIGHT BINGO

5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. early bird, 7 p.m. regular games, St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Borough. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Also, Chinese auction, door prizes, food, 50/50 and more. For tickets, or special needs seating, call office at 412-678-6275, or Cynthia at 412-980-2918.

15|SPEAKER

6 p.m., gathering space of St. James Parish, Sewickley, featuring Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks.

15-17|MEN'S RETREAT

4:30 p.m.-noon on Sunday, Nov. 17, St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

16|FAIR TRADE FAIR

8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester. Featuring items from artisans in Africa, and Central and South America. Sponsored by parish's Voice of Justice Committee. For information, call 724-775-0801.

17|PANCAKE BREAKFAST

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

17|COMPLETE BREAKFAST BUFFET

8:30 a.m.-noon, St. Richard Parish, Richland Township. Goodwill offering accepted, with proceeds benefiting orphanage in Guatemala, Mexico.

17|GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS

2:30 p.m. St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Presided by Bishop David Zubik, Mass is for couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, followed by light reception. Couples should contact their parish to register.

17|MUSIC PLUS CONCERT

3 p.m. (pre-concert at 2:30 p.m.), St. James Parish, Sewickley. Concert by Donna Groom and Pops Orchestra titled, “Music and Love Letters of Wartime,” accompanied by multimedia video presentation. Free and open to public, with goodwill offering accepted for “Outdoor Immersion,” a nonprofit program benefiting veterans. Dessert reception will follow. For information, call 412-741-6650.

17|PEACE FORUM

3-5 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Sponsored by Pittsburgh North People, program features speaker on current issues relating to peace and justice. For information, call 724-719-2571 or e-mail maryhsheehan@gmail.com.

19|PROGRAM

“Preparing for the Three Comings of Christ,” 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Pittsburgh's South Side. Cost is $30, and includes lunch. Presented by Father Alek Schrenk. To register, call 412-381-7676.

19|MARIAN-MEDJUGORJE DEVOTIONS

7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-1188.

19-MAY19 |BIBLE STUDY PROGRAM

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, or 6:30-8 p.m., St. Thomas A' Becket Parish (in former church building), Jefferson Hills. Using Jeff Cavins DVD series, and will expand upon “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible,” and “A Quick Journey through Bible.” For more information on how to register, call Amy LaMartina at 412-882-8744.

22|TURKEY BINGO

6:30 p.m. early bird, 7 p.m. regular game, St. James, Sewickley. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 5367. Cost is $10. Winners receive certificate for a turkey or chicken.

22|ORGAN CONCERT

7:30 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Featuring Nicole Simental. Free and open to public, with goodwill offering accepted.

23|CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac School gym, cafeteria and LeGras Parish Center. Featuring 121 crafters, bake sale, Chinese Auction, lunch and snacks. Admission is $2. Due to order of fire Marshall, strollers are not permitted.

24|FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

6-8 p.m., St. Richard Parish, Richland Township. Features Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship music and Eucharistic procession.

26|ROSARY WALK

7-8 p.m., pray rosary in community near Legion of Mary Home, Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood. For information, visit www.pittsburghregia.com.

26-DEC.17 |LECTIA DIVINA

Tuesdays, through Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m., Kearns Spirituality Center, McCandless Township. Facilitated by Sister of Divine Providence Margie Modro. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-366-1124.

28|THANKSGIVING DINNER

Noon-3 p.m., social hall of St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester. Free community Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. To register, call Marlene at 724-775-8875.

ONGOING

SUNDAYS|EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

2-4 p.m., with chaplet of Divine Mercy starting at 3 p.m., Incarnation of the Lord Parish, Pittsburgh's Observatory Hill neighborhood.

MONDAYS|BIBLE STUDY

7-8:30 p.m., St. Ursula, Allison Park. Will study the book of Exodus, using the 10 week program developed by Ascension Press, and presented by Tim Gray. Cost is $27. To register, call 412-486-6589, 412-492-0402 or 412-635-8311.

MONDAYSand FRIDAYS |EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Following 9 a.m. Mass - 9 p.m., St. James, Sewickley.

TUESDAYS|BINGO

7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), St. Ursula, Allison Park. Cost is $20. For information, call Joe Bradac at 412-486-6700.

TUESDAYS|SIX STEPS TO SANITY

7-8:30 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair. Program to help parents, grandparents, spouses and family members who have an adult loved one suffering from an addiction. To register, call 412-952-1084, or e-mail bruceandnancy6@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAYS|ALPHA

Noon-2 p.m., St. Ursula, Allison Park. A Christian video series that explores basic questions about faith. Free and open to public. Call 412-487-9611, or e-mail effectivesolz@gmail.com

WEDNESDAYS|EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

12:30-8 p.m., St. Alphonsus, Wexford.

FIRSTFRIDAY |DEVOTIONS

• Eucharistic adoration, 7:30 a.m.-Benediction at 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville.

• Eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Alexis, Wexford.

• Eucharistic adoration, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., , Holy Spirit Parish, West Mifflin.

• Devotions to Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8:15 a.m., Holy Spirit Parish, West Mifflin.

• Candlelight Mass, 8 p.m., St. StanislausChurch of St. Patrick-St. Stanislaus Parish, Pittsburgh's Strip District.

• Nocturnal adoration, 10 p.m. through 7 a.m. on Saturday, St. Margaret, Green Tree.


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