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PEANUT BUTTER FOR HAITI: Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, will hold its annual peanut butter drive during October. People can bring 16-ounce jars of peanut butter to the church between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays or attend one of the Sunday services (drive in the lot at 9:50 a.m. or take in the church house at 10:30 a.m.). Peanut butter is a vital part of the diet for the people who are ministered to by Lifeline Missions in Haiti. This is part of the Little Dresses for Haiti project.

ROSARY RALLY: The fifth annual Greater Youngstown Area Our Lady of Fatima public square Rosary Rally will be today. Schedule of events are Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and veneration of the Pilgrim Virgin icon of Our Lady of Fatima at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica at 11:30 a.m.; public recitation of the Rosary at noon; and Eucharistic procession from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica to St. Columba Cathedral at 12:30 p.m., followed by Mass at the cathedral at 1 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the procession shall be by vehicle. People in vehicles can gather at the basilica where they will join with others to form a single processional line.

Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Call Connie at 330-507-3880 or Katie at 330-647-3833 for more information.

PET BLESSING: Warren Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren, will host a Blessing of Pets 11 a.m today. Rain date is Oct. 17. People can bring dogs, cats and other animals for blessings of them and their households. Bring a lawn chair. Guests will gather in the field across from the church off Moncrest Drive. Masks are mandated. Some treats and water bowls will be accessible to the pets.

RESUME WORSHIP: Agape Assembly Church, 426 Nevada Ave., Warren, has resumed indoor service with worship at 11 a.m. Sundays.

OPEN DOORS: St. James Church of God in Christ, 1838 Main Ave. SW, Warren, will open its doors at 10 a.m. Sundays with worship at 11:30 a.m. Social distancing and masks are required.

CATHOLIC MAN NIGHT: The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Youngstown will sponsor a virtual Catholic Man Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The group helps 21st century men develop and use their Catholic faith in their daily lives presented in a way that makes sense to men. There will be one of 12 videos titled “Into the Breach.” A roundtable discussion by select participants will follow. Mark Voland is moderator. RSVP to Voland by email at mvioland12@noe.rr.com to receive the Zoom link by noon Wednesday.

SIMCHAT TORAH: Temple El Emeth in Liberty will host a virtual Simchat Torah service 10 a.m. today with Blessing of Children at 7:30 p.m. Klezmar musicians Steven Greeman and Walt Mahovlich will play live during the service.

BUILDING IN CRISIS: One Nation Kingdom Ministries will present “Building in the Midst of a Crisis. 1 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at FOCUS Building, 2051 Niles Road SE, Warren. Guest speakers are Apostle / Prophetess Wanleath Baker and recording artist / prophetess Lisa Frankln of Jacksonville, Fla.

NEW WORSHIP TIME: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will offer the Sunday morning worship service at a new time, with the service now beginning at 10 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings will be observed.

The service also will be broadcast into the church parking lot on 89.5-FM radio and streamed on the church’s Facebook page.

WEDDINGS CELEBRATED: The Rev. Monsignor Robert J. Siffrin, diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Youngstown, will celebrate a special Mass 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, to mark the wedding anniversaries of 87 couples who are being honored for a total of 4,051 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 69 years.

Anthony & Patricia Parish, parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica / St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Youngstown and John and Eleanor Sciortino of St. Christine Parish, Youngstown, are both celebrating 69 years of marriage this year.

Other couples celebrating will be: 25 couples married 51-66 years; 29 couples wedded 50 years; 14 couples observing 40 years; and 17 couples marking 25 years.

The wedding anniversary celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass and a personalized certificate. Due to COVID-19 concerns, many of the couples will not be attending the celebration in person but will participate remotely via live- streaming of the Mass through the website of the Diocese of Youngstown at https://doy.org/media/etclive-2.

NUN RUN: October would have been the sixth annual Nun Run 5K run and 1-mile walk fundraiser to support children serviced by the Ursuline Sisters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virtual Nun Run will be held in November. It can be run or walked from any location at any time during November. Proceeds will benefit the the children served by the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry and the Ursuline preschool and kindergarten. Online registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.runsignup.com/nunrun. For questions call 330-793-0434 or info@ursulijnesistersaids.org

SPECIAL OFFERING: A special offering with Janet Burkhart, HM, Barbara O’Donnell, HM, and Natalie Terry will be offered 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.

People can journey in an outdoor pilgrimage with the land at Villa Maria. The morning experience will offer an opportunity to explore the meaning of pilgrimage, to visit the Villa Maria grounds, to share in prayer and to share in the solace of the natural world.

Opportunities include: labyrinth walking, forest bathing and exploring the pond.

Due to health restrictions, the group size will be limited to 15 participants.

Registration is required. While the cost is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Program information and registration are available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886

ZOOM PRESENTATION: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a virtual presentation via Zoom with Natalie Terry titled “Election Meditation Circle: The Hidden Ground of Love.” This virtual opportunity will take place every Tuesday through Nov. 3. There will be a weekly meditation circle and silent meditation with a communal intention of unity and communion. Participation in all sessions is not required. Registration is not required. Natalie Terry serves as the assistant executive director of VMESC. She is a minister, preacher and educator. The Zoom link will be available on the website: vmesc.org. Program information is available at www.vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.


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