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PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES St. Gabriel, Whitehall • Five-week lecture series, “The Epistles of St. Paul,” Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5-26, 6:30-7:45 p.m., parish hall. Presented by Dr. W More

We are part of the body of Christ

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Remember the story of Chicken Little? “The sky is falling!” As we get closer to April 26 and the announcem

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, FEB 24 Free marriage annulment workshop, 5:15 p.m., St. Anne Parish, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Castle Shannon. Those planning to attend should e-mail annulmentsintake@diopitt.org, or call 412-45

Persevere in relation to God

QUESTION: Do you think it is possible to have a kind of spiritual depression? I am not even sure I know what regular depression is, but it just seems like I am stuck and spinning my wheels in terms o

Pilgrims describe emotional journey

It should surprise no one that the most special part of the Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to Mexico Feb. 9-13 was the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was, after all, t

Smile a little smile

“O, c’mon, smile a little smile for me Rose Marie, where’s the use in cryin’”? — A popular song by The Flying Machine, 1969. Old geezers — older than me R

Love transfigures, sin disfigures

Part 3 of a Lenten series. “There is nothing permanent except change.” — Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher   On this Second Sunday of Lent, we continue our penitenti

Meeting over meals in the North Hills

What began as a meager meal has turned into an unexpected evangelization effort by members of North Hills parishes who are breaking bread and making friends with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Af

'Early Man' celebrates kindness and values

NEW YORK — Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with "Early Man"

Discerning your vocation in life

When Sean Hannon was a junior in college, he asked a priest to help him discern whether he was being called to the priesthood. That’s when he learned that the Catholic Church has four vocations

OLSH teacher chosen for fellowship

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School Spanish teacher Kelly Mullen was recently selected by the International Research and Exchanges Board to participate in the 2017-18 Teacher for Global Classroo

USCCB brief backing unions causes stir

WASHINGTON — The fact that the U.S. bishops wrote an amicus brief in January supporting labor unions in their battle to avoid a “right-to-work” environment in the public sector was

Lent lures us to the desert

Part 2 of a Lenten series. “Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house.” — Job 22:23 The First Sunday of Lent is called Temptation

New clergy teams will be formed

Part 3 of a five-part series. Bishop David Zubik will make five announcements April 26 as part of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative. He will announce the final groupings of par

How's your mindset?

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!
What is God asking of you?
As Lent begins, maybe you have decided to go

Lenten regulations

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning” (Joel 2:12). In the above quotation from the Book of Joel, the prophet reminds us of

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PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

St. Gabriel, Whitehall

• Five-week lecture series, “The Epistles of St. Paul,” Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5-26, 6:30-7:45 p.m.,...

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PARISH LENTEN

ACTIVITIES

St. Bernard,

Mount Lebanon

• Sacrament of reconciliation, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m., Thursdays 4...

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PERFORMERS

NEEDED

Calling all actors, actresses, singers, musicians and stage craft personnel of all ages to participate in a miniseries titled “The Life of...

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MASS IN SPANISH

Time for the Mass in Spanish, celebrated Sundays at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, has changed from 1 p.m. to 12:30...

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We are part of the body of Christ

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

Remember the story of Chicken Little? “The sky is falling!”

As we get closer to April 26...

Smile a little smile

“O, c’mon, smile a little smile for me Rose Marie, where’s the use in cryin’”? — A popular song by The Flying Machine, 1969.

Old geezers — older...

Love transfigures, sin disfigures

Part 3 of a Lenten series.

“There is nothing permanent except change.” — Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher

 

On this Second Sunday of...

Jesus didn't look the way you thought he did

You know how you picture Jesus? Like most of the pictures at church, right? You’re probably wrong.

Let me say right away that doesn’t matter. As long as Christians have made...


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