Nov 22nd, 2013 by Office Manager
We are now taking donations to buy Thanksgiving turkeys for the needy families of Risen Lord Parish in Burnsville, West Virginia. The suggested donation is $10. Please make checks payable to the Pittsburgh Oratory. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and has helped to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for many deserving families in the Appalachian areas of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Sep 6th, 2013 by Office Manager
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the bishops of the United States have asked Catholics around the world to unite in prayer on Saturday, September 7, for peace in Syria. Similarly, every year, our bishops have joined with the Catholics of this country in prayer on September 11 for peace and authentic patriotism. Consider making a visit to adoration on or before these dates to add your prayers to the millions of prayers around the world.
Pope Francis has exhorted ‘the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace, … a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.’
Aug 30th, 2013 by Office Manager
The Vigil: 8:00pm to 11:00pm (see flier for more details)
Confession: 7:00pm to 7:45pm
“I’ve come to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing” (Luke 12:49). Our Lord desires to draw us close to His Sacred Heart and set us on fire for love of Him and the Kingdom. With Mary, whose Immaculate Heart loved our Lord so completely and tenderly, we seek to prepare a place for him within our hearts so that we might receive Him in purity and humility. Like St. Philip Neri, we pray that Our Lord will send his Holy Spirit upon us so that our hearts might burn for love of Him and those He has called us to serve.
Join us every First Friday of the month for a three hour prayer vigil before the Blessed Sacrament (8:00pm-11:00pm) in devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to St. Philip Neri, whose heart burned for love of God and neighbor.
Each hour will consist of a Litany, an Act of Reparation, a Brief Reflection on the particular theme of the Vigil, a Hymn, Silent Prayer, and an Act of Consecration. Veneration of the Relic of St. Philip Neri will take place during the third hour.
Contact Father David at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Apr 15th, 2013 by Office Manager
Spiritual Classic Book Study for Adults – The Ladder of Divine Ascent
The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm.
The Ladder of Divine Ascent was the most widely used handbook of the ascetic life in the ancient Greek Church. It was written while the author St. John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. The ascetical life is portrayed as a ladder which each aspirant must ascend, each step being a virtue to be acquired or a vice to be surrendered. Its thirty steps reflect the hidden life of Christ himself.
This is a continuation of the Philokalia Study group and will lead us into some of the more practical implications and application of the themes we discussed over the last three months. It will also allow us to touch upon new thematic aspects of the Eastern Christian hesychastic spirituality. For more information contact Fr. David at email@example.com. The website for podcasts is www.philokalia.podbean.com
The books will be provided for $20.00.
Apr 12th, 2013 by Office Manager
Newman Legacy Lecture (see flier)
April 18, 2013
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Did Mary Die? Newman on Sin, Death and Mary’s Mortality
Join distinguished theologian Dr. Paul Griffiths as he explores the writings of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman on Mary. Professor Griffiths finds a tension in Newman’s thought between his suggestion that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven without dying and his insistence that she did in fact die. As Dr. Griffiths explores this tension and attempts to resolve it, he will show the relevance of Newman’s thinking on this issue to a broader understanding of the relation between sin and death.
This Second Annual Newman Legacy Lecture is presented by the National Institute for Newman Studies.
About Dr. Paul J. Griffiths
Dr. Griffiths is the Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke Divinity School and the influential author of many books, including Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar and Song of Songs: A Commentary. He lectures and publishes widely on Catholic philosophical theology, religious diversity, early Christian thought and Buddhist thought.
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