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. 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 Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Join Off the Hook as we learn how to find “the one” in this engaging and fun presentation with Dr. John Van Epp who will discuss topics including: how to ask the right questions to inspire meaningful and revealing conversations with your partner, how to judge compatibility, and how to make sure you are ready for a healthy relationship! Dr. Van Epp is an internationally acclaimed research psychologist and counselor. The event will be hosted at the O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, Thursday, November 14th, at 9PM, and is free and open to the public.
3pm, November 24th at Saint Paul Cathedral, Bishop Zubik will lead the congregation in the rosary for the intention of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. All are welcome to attend.
Adults, students, and children are invited to join The Catholic Graduate Student Association for Purgatory and Pancakes in celebration of All Souls Day Feast. Plan on prayer, fellowship, homemade pancakes, and a riveting talk on purgatory immediately following the 10am Mass, All Soul’s Day, November 2nd in the lower level conference room. A 5 dollar donation is requested, all proceeds go towards the funding of the Newman Catholic Graduate Student Organization. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or for more information.
Feel the yearning to break out the flannel shirt and cowboy boots, and get your do-si-do on? Or is the fire more in your belly to get waist deep in an apple bob? Still no? There’s more than enough grilling, apple cider, and hay rides to be had for all!
Undergraduates and graduates are invited to the Fall 2013 Barn Dance, on October 19th, at the Rednal retreat house in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. The fun kicks off at 2 in the afternoon and concludes around 11. Professional square dance caller, Steve Staub, will be leading the line dances. Hay rides will be offered throughout the day, followed by a bonfire that will bellow on throughout the evening. In the grilling mood? Help grill up the hamburgers and hotdogs along with a slew of sides for dinner. For all the pro-apple bobbers out there, the men are looking to reclaim the Apple Bobbing title after two years of crushing defeats to the women.
Sign-up at the front desk or on Facebook, being sure to clarify if you’re able to drive. Email Becca for more information.
The three-hour Protecting God’s Children program is being offered at numerous locations throughout the diocese during October and November. Sacred Heart School, of Shadyside, is offering a session Wednesday, October 9th. Participants are asked to check in by 6:15pm, with the program to begin shortly after. To sign up for the Sacred Heart School program please contact the school at 412-441-1582.
The next session being offered at St. Paul Cathedral is Saturday, November 2nd, in the Social Hall. Participants are asked to check in by 8:45 am with the program to begin shortly after. To sign up for the St. Paul program or to complete the other steps of the Safe Environment process, please contact Father Steven Palsa at email@example.com or 412-621-4952 ext. 13.
Information about the other Protecting God’s Children program offerings can be found at the Diocese of Pittsburgh website.