PITTSBURGH, PA

List of Lenten activities planned at parishes

The following listing contains information, submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic, about services and activities occurring in parishes throughout the diocese during the 2020 Season of Lent. The listing is by vicariate, with newly merged parishes first, followed by groupings in alphabetical order by location. At the end of the list are retreat centers and other locations offering Lenten programs.

Parishes across the diocese will welcome those seeking the sacrament of reconciliation during The Light is On for You on Wednesday, April 1, from 6-9 p.m.

VICARIATE 1

St. Teresa Kolkata Parish, Beechview/Brookline

Churches:St. Catherineof Siena, Beechview;Our Lady of Loreto, Brookline;St. Pamphilus, Beechview;St. Pius X, Brookline;Resurrection, Brookline.

• Retreat for women, “The Mystique of Feminine Discipleship,” presented by Father John Marcucci, Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cullen Hall of St. Pius X Church. Cost is $20, and includes buffet lunch. Send check, made payable to S.T.K. Women's Guild, to Jo Ann Brown, 1327 Illinois Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For information, call office at 412-531-2135.

BLOOMFIELD/GARFIELD/LAWRENCEVILLE

St. Maria Goretti, Bloomfield;Our Lady of the Angels,Lawrenceville

• Lenten Tuesdays (Wednesday on April 1) with each night offering a different spiritual experience. Schedule and locations: March 3, evening prayer and Benediction, 7:15 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish; March 10, meager meal with question-and-answer session, 7:15 p.m., lower room of church, Our Lady of the Angels Parish; March 17, anointing Mass, 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish; March 24, movie night, 6:30 p.m., lower room of church, Our Lady of the Angels Parish; April 1 (Wednesday), communal reconciliation service, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, after 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish; 2:15 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church of St. Maria Goretti Parish; 6:30 p.m., chapel at Our Lady of the Angels Parish.

ETNA/GLENSHAW/MILLVALE/RESERVE

All Saints, Etna;Holy Spirit, Millvale;St. Aloysius, Reserve Township;St. Bonaventure, Glenshaw

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: Feb. 28, noon, All Saints and St. Aloysius, and 7 p.m., St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit; March 6, noon, St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit, and 7 p.m., All Saints and St. Aloysius; March 13, noon, All Saints and St. Aloysius, and 7 p.m., St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit; March 20, noon, St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit, and 7 p.m., All Saints and St. Aloysius; March 27, noon, All Saints and St. Aloysius, and 7 p.m., St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit; April 3, noon at all four parishes.

GREENFIELD/HAZELWOOD/OAKLAND

St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland;St. Regis, Oakland;St. Rosalia, Greenfield;St. Stephen, Hazelwood

• Lenten evenings of reflection, “Unity in Diversity,” 7-8 p.m., includes Eucharistic adoration, reflection and Benediction. Location schedule: Wednesday, March 11, St. Rosalia; Wednesday, March 18, St. Stephen; Wednesday, March 25, St. Paul Cathedral.

• Wine, Cheese and the Gospel program, with Father Kris Stubna, Monday, March 30, 7 p.m.,St. Paul Cathedral. Subject is “Seven Capital Sins.”

• Stations of the Cross at St. Paul Cathedral: Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m. with Benediction.

OBSERVATORY HILL/PERRYSVILLE/ROSS/WEST VIEW

St. Athanasius, West View;Incarnation of the Lord,Observatory Hill;St. Sebastian, Ross Township;St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville

• Presentation, “Rosary of the Wounds,” with prayers written by Father Christopher Mannerino, Friday, March 13, 7:45 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila. Also, rosary and program Monday, April 13, 7 p.m., Sister Rose Walatka will present “Preparing for the Feast of Divine Mercy.”

• Impact Catholic Youth Organization musical, “City of Man,” Getty Hall of Holy Cross Academy, 307 Siebert Road, Ross Township. Schedule: Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. No tickets required. Goodwill offering accepted to benefit the diocesan Chimbote Mission Fund and Project Hope.

• Parish mission, “Healing and Unity,” presented by Joe Farris. Monday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 1, starting at 7 p.m. Locations: March 30, St. Sebastian; March 31, St. Teresa of Avila; April 1, St. Athanasius.

• Sacrament of penance, The Light is On for You, Wednesday, April 1, 6-9 p.m., St. Sebastian and St. Teresa of Avila; Thursday, April 2, 6-9 p.m., Incarnation of the Lord.

• Service and meal, Good Friday, April 10, 1:30 p.m. service, meal 3:30-6:30 p.m., St. Athanasius. Meal includes homemade soup, homemade pasta, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Donation is $10. For reservations, call 412-364-9991 or e-mail rgopiela@gmail.com. Reservation deadline is April 7.

• Living Stations of the Cross: Friday, April 3, 1:30 p.m., Holy Cross Academy/St. Sebastian; Friday, April 3, 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, Feb. 28-March 27, 2 p.m., Holy Cross Academy/St. Sebastian; Fridays, Feb. 28-March 27, 6 p.m., St. Athanasius; Fridays, Feb. 28-March 27, 7 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila.

SHRINES OF PITTSBURGH

Most Holy Name of Jesus,Troy Hill;St. Anthony Shrine, Troy Hill;Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine, Polish Hill;St. Nicholas Shrine, Millvale;SS. Stanislaus and Patrick Shrines, Strip District

• Meager meal, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., Most Holy Name of Jesus School. A meal of soup and bread. Goodwill offering accepted to support Jubilee Soup Kitchen.

• Scripture study on Sunday readings during Lent, with Deacon Greg Jelinek, Thursdays, Feb. 27-April 2, 7 p.m., Most Holy Name of Jesus School.

• Lenten enrichment series, “Introduction to Christian Meditation,” with Father Jim Orr, Mondays, March 2-23, 7 p.m., Most Holy Name of Jesus School.

• Novena to St. Anthony, 13 Tuesdays, March 17-June 9, following 8:30 a.m. Mass, and at 7:30 p.m. with Benediction, St. Anthony Chapel.

• Lenten enrichment series, “The Liturgies of Holy Week,” presented by Father Nick Vaskov, Mondays, March 30 and April 6, 7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary.

• Gorzkie Zale (Polish lamentations), Sundays of Lent, 3 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: noon, St. Stanislaus Kostka; 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary; 7 p.m., St. Anthony Chapel.

• Stations of the Cross, Saturdays of Lent, 4:30 p.m., St. Nicholas.

• Stations of the Cross, Sundays of Lent, 3 p.m., St. Anthony Chapel.

VICARIATE 2

St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Castle Shannon/Mount Lebanon

Churches: St. Anne, Castle Shannon; St. Winifred,Mount Lebanon.

• Concert, “Amazing Mercy,” Catholic singer/songwriter Anna Nuzzo in concert with Jeannie Ewing, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14, St. Anne.

• Speaker, Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m., author Mike Aquilina will present “St. Joseph and His Work and Us and Ours,” St. Anne.

• Speaker, Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m., author and retreat director Regis Flaherty will speak on “Prayer: Encounter With the Living God,” St. Winifred.

BRADDOCK/CHURCHILL/FOREST HILLS/SWISSVALE/TURTLE CREEK/WILMERDING

St. Colman, Turtle Creek;Good Shepherd, Braddock;St. John Fisher, Churchill;St. Jude, Wilmerding;Madonna del Castello,Swissvale;St. Maurice, Forest Hills;Word of God, Swissvale

• Concert, Saturday, March 28, 6 p.m., St. John Fisher. Jon Zellhart, music director of St. John Fisher Parish, along with Matt Pienkowski, will present a full-length trumpet recital consisting of works from each period of classical music, from Renaissance to modern. Pianist Josie Merlino will provide accompaniment. Free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted.

CARNEGIE/GREEN TREE/SCOTT

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,Carnegie;St. Margaret of Scotland, Green Tree;SS. Simon and Jude,Scott Township

• Holy hour/vespers, Sundays, 4 p.m. Locations: March 1 and 29, SS. Simon and Jude; March 8 and 22, St. Margaret; March 15 and April 5, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent: Vincentian Stations of the Cross, 1 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Marian Stations of the Cross, 1 p.m., SS. Simon and Jude; 6:30 p.m., St. Margaret; 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; 7:15 p.m., SS. Simon and Jude. Stations at St. Margaret with school students, Fridays, Feb. 28, March 20 and April 3, 2 p.m., March 27 at 9:45 a.m.

CLAIRTON/JEFFERSON HILLS/PLEASANT HILLS/WEST MIFFLIN

St. Clare of Assisi, Clairton;St. Elizabeth of Hungary,Pleasant Hills;Holy Spirit, WestMifflin;St. ThomasBecket,Jefferson Hills

• “Hinges to Holy Week” series: Monday, March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi, Dr. Maureen Crossen will present “Hope;” Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Becket, Mimika Garesche will present “Healing;” Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth, Father John Marcucci will present “Hesed” (Hebrew term for God's merciful love); Thursday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks will present “Humility;” Thursday, April 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lori Mitchell McMahon will present “Holiness.” Public is welcome to attend any or all sessions, which are free with goodwill offering accepted. For information, call 412-882-8744.

• Penance services: Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m., St. Thomas Becket; Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth.

• Sacrament of reconciliation: Mondays, 9-9:30 a.m., St. Clare of Assisi; Mondays, 6-6:45 p.m., and Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m., St. Elizabeth; Saturdays, 3:30-4 p.m., Holy Spirit.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, with different schedule on Good Friday: 2 and 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi; 2 and 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth; 7 p.m., Holy Spirit; 7 p.m., St. Thomas Becket.

DORMONT/MOUNTLEBANON/SCOTT

St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon;Our Lady of Grace,Scott Township

• Candlelight Mass, Sundays, March 1 and April 5, 7:30 p.m., St. Bernard.

•Sacrament of reconciliation: Saturdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Our Lady of Grace; Wednesdays after 7 a.m. Mass and Saturdays after 8 a.m. Mass, Thursdays 4 and 7 p.m., St. Bernard. No confession during Holy Week.

•Living Stations of the Cross: April 2, 1:15-2:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., St. Bernard; April 3, 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Our Lady of Grace.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3: 2 p.m., St. Bernard; 7 p.m., Our Lady of Grace.

ELIZABETH/GLASSPORT/SOUTH ALLEGHENY

St. Mark,Liberty Borough;St. Michael, Elizabeth;Queen the of Rosary, Glassport

• Adult education series, “The Acts of the Apostles: The Spread of the Kingdom,” Tuesdays, Feb. 11-March 31, 6:30-9 p.m., St. Michael.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 6-April 3: 5 p.m., St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish; 6:30 p.m., Queen of the Rosary; 7 p.m., St. Michael.

SOUTH PARK/UPPER ST. CLAIR

St. Joan of Arc,South Park Township;St. Louise de Marillac,Upper St. Clair

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 1 and 7 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac; 7 p.m., St. Joan of Arc.

VICARIATE 3

Divine Redeemer Parish, Aleppo/Sewickley

Churches: St. James,Sewickley; St. Mary, Aleppo.

• Creed course, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays of Lent, starting March 4, gathering space at St. James. Father Jim Farnan and Jordan Sonnett will lead course that examines the Nicene Creed. To register, e-mail jsonnett@divine-redeemer.com.

• Music Plus concert series, “Let the Men Sing!,” Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m., St. James, featuring University of Pittsburgh men's glee club. Free and open to the public, with goodwill offering accepted. Reception will follow. For information, call 412-741-6650.

• Cantata, “Seven Last Words of Christ,” featuring music ministry of parish and Coraopolis United Methodist Church, Palm Sunday, April 5, 7 p.m., Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave.; Good Friday, April 10, noon, St. James.

• Eucharistic adoration, Mondays-Fridays, Feb. 27-April 8, following 9 a.m. Mass through 9 p.m., children's chapel of St. James Church.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, 7:30 p.m., St. James.

St. Katharine Drexel,Southeast Washington County

Churches: St. Agnes, Richeyville; Ave Maria,Bentleyville.

• Lenten renewal, Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18, 6:30 p.m., presented by Father Joe Freedy. Topics and location: Monday, March 16, “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear,” Ave Maria; Tuesday, March 17, “Forgiveness,”St. Agnes; Wednesday, March 18, “Christian Discipleship,” with Mass, Ave Maria.

• Tenebrae service, Sunday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Ave Maria.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: noon, St. Agnes; 6:30 p.m.,Ave Maria.

St. Philip Parish,Crafton/Ingram

Churches: Ascension, Ingram; St. Philip, Crafton.

• Afternoons of reflection, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 27-March 19, Conner Hall of Ascension Church. Presented by MaryAnn Garfold. Program will use book “The Passion and the Cross.”

• Small group faith sharing, “Around the Lenten Circle: Small Faith Discussion Group,” Tuesdays, March 3-31, 7-8:30 p.m., Conner Hall of Ascension Church.

• Soup, salad and speaker series, “Follow Jesus to the Foot of the Cross,” includes meal, speaker, discussion and dessert, Wednesdays, March 4-April 1, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Conner Hall of Ascension Church. Topic and speaker schedule: March 4, “Following Jesus in Prayer,” Father Nick Vaskov; March 11, “Following Jesus' Example to Love Your Enemies,” Father Carmen D'Amico; March 18, “Following Jesus' Example to Forgive,” Deacon Bill Batz; March 25, “Obstacles to Following Jesus,” Eileen Colianni; “Following Jesus' Relationship to the Father-Not My Will But Yours,” Father Sam Esposito.

• Tenebrae service, Sunday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., St. Philip.

• Mercy Stations of the Cross: Fridays, March 6 and 20, Ascension.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays, Feb. 28, 13, 27, 7 p.m., Ascension.

• Shadow Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 3, 7 p.m., St. Philip.

ALIQUIPPA/CENTER/HOPEWELL/MONACA

St. Frances Cabrini, Center Township;St. John the Baptist, Monaca;Our Lady of Fatima,Hopewell Township;St. Titus, Aliquippa

• Lenten Wednesdays (except first day, Thursday, Feb. 27), 6:30-7:30 p.m., featuring holy hour that includes vespers, reflection on next Sunday's Gospel, silent adoration and Benediction, with seminarian David Schmidt. Schedule: Thursday, Feb. 27, Wednesday, March 4, St. Frances Cabrini; Wednesdays, March 11 and 18, Our Lady of Fatima; Wednesdays, March 25 and April 1, St. Titus; Wednesdays, April 8 and 15, St. John the Baptist.

• Special confession times: penance services,Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini;Wednesday, April 1, The Light is On for You, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist, and 7-8:30 p.m., St. Titus; Thursday, April 2, penance service, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima; Friday, April 3, 12:45 p.m., St. Titus; Saturday, April 4, noon, St. John the Baptist.

• Stations of the Cross: Thursdays, 9 a.m., St. John the Baptist; Fridays, 9 a.m., St. Frances Cabrini and Our Lady of Fatima; Fridays, 1:30 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, with schoolchildren; Fridays, 4 p.m., St. Titus.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays, 7 p.m.: Feb. 28, March 6 and 13, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Frances Cabrini; March 20, 27, April 3, St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of Fatima.

AMBRIDGE/BADEN/CONWAY/FRANKLIN PARK

Good Samaritan, Ambridge;St. John the Baptist, Baden;SS. John and Paul, Franklin Park;Our Lady of Peace, Conway

• Parish mission, Sunday, Feb. 23, through Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., SS. John and Paul. Dr. Michel Therrien will speak on theEucharist.

• Adult education, “Passion Narratives,” Thursdays, March 5-26, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace.

• Vigil Project Band, with praise, worship and adoration, Thursday, March 5, 7-9 p.m., SS. John and Paul.

• XLT, with praise, worship and adoration, Sunday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish.

• Speaker Kimberly Hahn, Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul. Talk is part of Bold Catholic Speaker Series.

• Grief ministry, Mondays, 7 p.m., conference room in Jericho Hall of Good Samaritan Parish.

• Divine Mercy series, Tuesdays, 4:30 and 7 p.m., conference room in Jericho Hall of Good Samaritan Parish.

• 24-hour adoration, grotto chapel of SS. John and Paul.

• Reconciliation, SS. John and Paul: Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m., grotto chapel; during Lent, following Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m., SS. John and Paul.

•Stations of the Cross: Fridays, following 9 a.m. Mass, St. John the Baptist; Fridays, 2:30 p.m., Good Samaritan; Fridays, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace; Fridays, Feb. 28-March 27, 7:30 p.m., SS. John and Paul.

AVELLA/BURGETTSTOWN/FORT CHERRY/WEST ALLEGHENY

St. Alphonsus, McDonald;St. Ann, Bulger;St. Columbkille, Imperial;St. Michael, Avella;Our Lady of Lourdes,Burgettstown;St. Patrick, Oakdale

• Scripture study, “The Gospel of Mark,” Tuesdays of Lent, March 3-April 7, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Columbkille. Program is both live and online, with a study component on parish website at www.grouping329.org.

• Two-session course, “Discovering God's Vision for Your Life: You and Your Spiritual Gifts,” Saturdays, March 21 and 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., parish hall at St. Alphonsus. Course is aimed at helping participants discover, develop and deploy their spiritual gifts.

BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW BRIGHTON

St. Cecilia, Rochester;St. Felix, Freedom;Holy Family,New Brighton;SS. Peter and Paul,Beaver

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent: 2 p.m., SS. Peter and Paul(with students); 4 p.m., SS. Peter and Paul; 6:30 p.m., Holy Family; 7 p.m., St. Felix; 7:30 p.m., St. Cecilia.

• Bishop Barron DVD series, Mondays of Lent, 7:30 p.m., St. Cecelia social hall.

• Stations of Cross, led by youth group, Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

• Eucharistic adoration, Sunday, March 89, 7-8 p.m., St. Felix, for middle school and high school students in parish grouping.

• Youth group will serve meal at “Community Table,” for those in need, Tuesday, March 17, 5:30-7 p.m., in Rochester

• Edge Middle School Ministry meetings, Sundays of Lent, 7-8 p.m., Holy Family Religious Education Center, 1851 Third Ave., New Brighton.

• Parish Mission, Sunday-Thursday, April 19-23, with Capuchin Father John Petrikovic, St. Cecilia, Rochester. For more information, call Parish office at 724-775-0801.

BEAVER FALLS/CHIPPEWA/DARLINGTON/MIDLAND

St. Blaise, Midland;St. Monica, Beaver Falls/Chippewa/Darlington

• Live Stations of the Cross, performed by St. Monica Academy students in grades 4-8, Friday, April 3, noon, St. Blaise.

• Stations of the Cross: Friday, March 6, 12:30 p.m., St. Monica; Fridays, March 13, 20 and 27, 7 p.m., St. Monica.

CANONSBURG/MEADOW LANDS/MUSE

Holy Rosary, Muse;Our Lady of theMiraculous Medal,Meadow Lands;St. Patrick, Canonsburg

• Living Stations of the Cross, Friday, March 27, St. Patrick.

• Soup and Stations of the Cross, Fridays, March 27 and April 3, Holy Rosary. A light Lenten supper of soup and salad is served starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Stations reflect on Jesus' Way of the Cross by praying the psalms.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent: 2:10 p.m., St. Patrick (with schoolchildren); 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; 7 p.m., Holy Rosary; 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick.

CORAOPOLIS/CRESCENT/MOON

St. Catherine of Siena, Crescent;St. Joseph, Coraopolis;St. Margaret Mary, Moon Township

• Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” by Bob Summers, Palm Sunday, April 5, 5 p.m., St. Margaret Mary.

• Lenten traveling cross, sign up to take a cross home for a week during the Lenten season. Materials will be provided so families can reflect on the true meaning of Lent, the cross and vocation. For information, call 412-262-0701.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 7 p.m., St. Margaret Mary.

WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Immaculate Conception, Washington;St. Hilary, Washington

• Parish mission, Friday-Saturday, March 20-21, St. Hilary and Immaculate Conception. Dr. Ralph Martin will present “Living as Catholics in Challenging Times.”

• Penance service, Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception.

• Stations of the Cross:Fridays of Lent: 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Church of Immaculate Conception Parish in Claysville; 6 p.m. St. Hilary; 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception.

VICARIATE 4

Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish, Monroeville/Penn Hills

Churches: St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills; St. Bernadette, Monroeville; St. Gerard Majella, Penn Hills; St. Michael, Pitcairn; North American Martyrs, Monroeville; St. Susanna, Penn Hills.

• Stations of the Cross, dates, locations and times: Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3, 2 p.m., St. Bernadette (with schoolchildren); Feb. 28, 4 p.m., St. Michael, and 7 p.m., St. Susanna; March 6, 7 p.m., St. Bartholomew and North American Martyrs; March 13, 4 p.m., St. Michael, and 7 p.m., St. Gerard; March 20, 7 p.m., North American Martyrs and St. Susanna; March 27, 4 p.m., St. Michael, and 7 p.m., St. Bartholomew; April 3, 7 p.m., St. Gerard and North American Martyrs.

Holy Spirit Parish,Lawrence County

Churches: St. Anthony, Bessemer; St. Camillus, Neshannock Township; St. James the Apostle, New Bedford; St. Joseph the Worker, New Castle; St. Lawrence, Hillsville; Mary, Mother of Hope, New Castle; St. Vincent de Paul, New Castle; St. Vitus, New Castle.

• Lenten Series 2020: “Vatican II and Our Call to Holiness,” presented by Harry Dudley at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Series is offered Tuesdays, Feb. 25-March 31, 9:30-11 a.m., and Wednesdays, Feb. 26-April 1, 6:30-8 p.m.

• Penance service, Tuesday, March 24, 6-8 p.m., St. Vitus.

• Confession, The Light is On for You, Wednesday, April 1, 6-8 p.m., St. Vitus.

ADAMS/CRANBERRY/GLADE MILLS

Holy Sepulcher,Glade Mills;St. Kilian, Adams/Cranberry townships

• Eucharistic adoration: In addition to monthly days of adoration, there will be adoration on Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday), 6 p.m. through Benediction at 6:50 p.m., Holy Sepulcher and St. Kilian.

• Sacrament of reconciliation: Following are special confession times during Lent (with two priests available): Tuesday, March 31, 4-7 p.m., Holy Sepulcher; Wednesday, April 1, 4-7 p.m., St. Kilian; Monday, April 6, 4-6 p.m., St. Kilian; Tuesday, April 7, 4-6 p.m., Holy Sepulcher; Wednesday, April 8, 4-6 p.m., St. Kilian.

• Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday), 7 p.m., Holy Sepulcher and St. Kilian.

BUTLER/CENTER/LYNDORA/MERIDIAN

St. Andrew, CenterTownship;St. Fidelis, Lyndora/Meridian;St. Michael theArchangel, Butler;St. Paul, Butler;St. Peter, Butler

• Lenten ecumenical prayer services, Wednesdays, March 4-April 1, 7 p.m., various locations in the Butler area. The following have special Catholic connections: Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., St. Peter, with the Rev. James Neal of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Butlerspeaking on prayer; Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson St., with Father Kevin Fazio speaking on fasting.

• Living Stations of the Cross, Good Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul.

•Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays of Lent, March 4-April 8, 6 p.m. (before 6:30 p.m. Mass), St. Fidelis.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 10, locations and times: Feb. 28 and March 6, 4 p.m., St. Peter, and 7 p.m., St. Andrew; March 13 and 20, 4 p.m., St. Michael, and 7 p.m., St. Andrew; March 27, 4 p.m., St. Paul, and 7 p.m., St. Andrew.

CABOT/COYLESVILLE/HERMAN

St. Joseph, Cabot;St. John, Coylesville;St. Mary of theAssumption, Herman

• Meager meal, Friday, March 20, 6 p.m., St. John. Featuring a light meal provided by the Marian Guild prior to Stations of the Cross. Meager meal offers public an opportunity to participate in three traditional practices of Lent: prayer (in Stations of the Cross), fasting (light meal) and almsgiving (goodwill donation for food pantry).Public is welcome, with goodwill offering collected.

• Stations of the Cross: Feb. 28, March 20 and April 3, 7 p.m., St. John.

CRANBERRY/ELLWOOD CITY/ZELIENOPLE

St. Ferdinand,Cranberry Township;Holy Redeemer,Ellwood City;St. Gregory, Zelienople

• Holy hours, Tuesdays, March 3-24, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer.

• “Find Your Greatness,” featuring Allen Hunt, Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ferdinand. Program is based on Matthew Kelly's book, “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.” Cost is $25. For tickets, call 1-859-980-7900 or visit www.DynamicCatholic.com. Sponsored by parish grouping.

• Lenten penance service, Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer.

• Confessions, Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m., The Light is On for You, and Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., St. Gregory.

• Shadow Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 3, 2 and 7 p.m., presented by St. Gregory School students, St. Gregory Church.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3, 7 p.m., Holy Redeemer; Fridays of Lent, 2 and 7 p.m., St. Gregory.

HAMPTON/RICHLAND

St. Catherine of Sweden, Hampton Township;St. Richard, RichlandTownship

• Lenten parish mission, Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11, Mark Joseph presents “Going From Overwhelmed to Fulfilled,” Monday, 6:30 p.m., talk followed by parish penance service with more than 12 priests, St. Catherine; talk with holy hour and Eucharistic procession, 6:30 p.m., St. Richard; talk and Mass, 6:30 p.m., St. Catherine.

• Feast day: St. Catherine Parish will celebrate feast of St. Catherine of Sweden, patron saint of miscarried, stillborn, aborted and babies who died shortly after birth. Celebration schedule: exposition and adoration of Blessed Sacrament, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, concluding 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, with morning prayer and Benediction; memorial Mass, Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m., followed by procession and placing of white flower for each child remembered at the parish's outdoor memorial. Light reception will follow. Families in diocese who wish to be part of memorial liturgy or share name of a child/family to be memorialized should contact parish at 412-496-6001. (Note: names shared from previous years need to be resubmitted.)

• Seder meal, Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., St. Richard. Mary Jordan will lead teaching on the Seder meal (feast of unleavened bread). Meat and beverages provided. Participants should bring a side dish to share. For reservations, call parish office at 724-444-1971 by March 26.

• Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m., Farmer Hall of St. Catherine Parish. Also featuring music, story time, light refreshments and special appearance by Easter bunny. For reservations, call 412-486-6001 by April 1.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3: noon, followed by Eucharistic adoration until 9 p.m., St. Richard; 7 p.m., St. Catherine.

OAKMONT/PLUM/VERONA

St. Irenaeus, Oakmont;St. Januarius, Plum;St. John the Baptist, Plum;St. Joseph, Verona;Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park

•Senior youth ministry and young adult ministry game night, Saturday, Feb. 29, 5-9 p.m., St. Januarius hall. Goodwill offering collected for Chimbote Foundation.

•Mini vacation Bible school, Saturday, March 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m., St. Joseph.

• Breakfast with the Holy Spirit, with Kristin Consuegra as keynote speaker, Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m., St. Januarius.

• Presentation on Shroud of Turin, with Ron Donatelli as keynote speaker, Monday, March 23, 7 p.m., St. Januarius.

• Penance service, The Light is On for You, Wednesday, April 1, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph; Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Joy, with confessions available in Spanish.

• St. Joseph School musical, “Cinderella's Glass Slipper,” Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., St. Joseph.

• Palm Sunday, April 5,egg hunts and Easter bunny brunches: 10 a.m., egg hunt, St. Joseph; noon, egg hunt with continental breakfast, St. Irenaeus; 12:30 p.m., egg hunt with open house and Bunny Brunch, St. John the Baptist.

• Penance service, with confessions available in Spanish, Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Joy.

•Living Stations of the Cross: Friday, March 20, 7 p.m., St. Joseph.

•Lenten service project, “Military Connections,” gathering of individually wrapped candies and snacks for active military members in all five parishes. Collection dates, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 29 and March 1, and March 7 and 8.

•Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3: 2 p.m., St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph, and 7 p.m., St. Irenaeus and St. John the Baptist.

UPPER ALLEGHENY VALLEY

St. Alphonsus, Springdale;Holy Family, Creighton;Holy Martyrs, Tarentum;St. Joseph, Natrona;Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights;Our Lady of Victory, Harwick

•Religious education, “No Greater Love — A Biblical Walk Through Christ's Passion,” Mondays of Lent, March 2-April 6, 7 p.m., Patterson Hall of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish. For information and to register, call 724-226-4900.

• Penance services: Wednesday, March 11, noon, St. Ladislaus Church of St. Joseph Parish; Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory; Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3. Schedule: 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament; 6 p.m., Holy Martyrs; Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, and 7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory; March 6, 4 p.m., St. Ladislaus Church of St. Joseph Parish, and 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus; March 13, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish;7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory; March 20, 4 p.m., St. Ladislaus Church of St. Joseph Parish, and 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus; March 27, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, and 7 p.m., Our Lady of Victory; April 3, 4 p.m., St. Ladislaus Church of St. Joseph Parish, and 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus.

RETREAT CENTERS AND OTHER PARISHES

Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church, 1000 Lindsay Road, Scott Township.

• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, Feb. 28-April 3 (except March 27), 7 p.m.

Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood. To register, call 412-341-7494.

•Lenten meditations with poetryand art, Mondays, March 9-30, 6-8 p.m. Sessions devoted to meditations on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. No art or poetry experience necessary. Cost is $10 per class, $30 for series.

• Fiction and formation, Saturdays, March 21, April 8 and May 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Fiction and formation group features fictional selections with a spiritual twist. Cost is $10 per session. Call at least one week in advance to register.

• Lenten evening of reflection, “Living the Paschal Mystery,” Palm Sunday, April 5, 7 p.m., in the chapel. Featuring time for silence, Scripture and song, with reception to follow. Register by April 1.

Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave., West View. Call 412-931-9766.

• Lenten series, “Who Do You Say That I Am?,” Tuesdays, March 3-April 7, 6-8 p.m. Series is designed, presented and accompanied by pastoral musician Stephen Steinbeiser. Program includes simple meal, prayer and reflection.

• Day of reflection, “Dwelling Place Retreat,” Sunday, March 15, 1-4 p.m. Presented by Peg Smith. Goodwill offering accepted, with registration requested.

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh's South Side. Call 412-381-7676.

• Day of recollection, “The Merciful Love of the Father,” presented by Father Michael Ackerman, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $30, and includes lunch.

• “A Message of Love for Lent: The Gospel of John,” Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by Mary French. Cost is $20, and includes light lunch.

• Workshop, “Healing Painful Memories,” Tuesday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Passionist Father Michael Salvagna. Cost is $10, and includes light refreshments.

• “Return to the Father: A Workshop on Lenten Renewal,” Wednesday, April 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Mike Pugliese. Cost is $10, and includes light refreshments.

• A quiet day of reflection, “Preparing for the Paschal Triduum — Reflecting on the Gospel Readings and Liturgies of These Sacred Days,” Tuesday, April 7, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Presented by Passionist Fathers Gerald Laba and Curtis Kiddy. Cost is $30, and includes lunch and light refreshments.


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