C. Franzetta series
The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown announces the fifth annual lecture of the Bishop Benedict C. Franzetta Memorial Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel social hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel. The series, established by Bishop George V. Murry in 2009, is designed to further the mission of evangelization.
Richard Jusseaume, president of Walsh University, will speak on “Higher Catholic Education.”
Bishop Franzetta served as auxiliary bishop of Youngstown from Sept. 4, 1980, until his retirement on Sept. 4, 1996. He died Sept. 26, 2006, at 85.
Supporters of the series are welcome to become sustaining patrons, friends or sponsors.
For information or to register, call Linda Tedde at the diocese at 330-744-8451, ext. 252. The cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 25.
VILLA MARIA, PA.
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will conduct the last guided labyrinth walk of the season from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Villa Maria Community Center.
The theme is “Path of Gratefulness.”
Sister Therese Pavilonis will offer a brief history and introduction. No registration is required but is appreciated. Free-will offerings will be accepted.
If there is inclement weather, call 724-964-8886. Visit www.vmesc.org
Harvest song fest
The music ministry of the Shiloh Baptist Church, 238 Bright Ave., will present the 15th annual Harvest Time Songfest at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 with choirs, soloists and family groups from the area.
Ronnie Rupert is choir president and the Rev. Ricky Tigner, pastor.
Men of Faith “Men’s Rally in the Valley 2014” monthly breakfast meeting will be at 8 a.m. today at the Dutch House Restaurant, 14895 South Ave.
Speaker will be B.J. Dinsmore with music by Joyce Alcorn. Canned-goods donations will be accepted for a local food pantry.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon will host a talk, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!” by Melinda Knight; a presentation by the Blue Army of New Castle, Pa.; liturgy in the Maronite Rite; and a potluck dinner.
The program will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 26. For registration, call 330-538-3351.
A 3-in-1 service in the city is planned at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at Vision City, 2681 Youngstown Road. Special guest will be Pastor Brian Pleasant of Kingdom Ministries and music by For Grace. Jerome A. Jones is pastor.
For information, call 234-600-3815 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The congregation of Grace Evangelistic Temple Ministries, 1026 Shehy St., will honor Pastor C. M. Jenkins for 37 years of service next weekend.
An appreciation banquet will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Columba Cathedral hall. Tickets are $22 for the semi-formal reception. Speaker will be Pastor Chorrethers M. Jenkins Jr. of Cleveland. For tickets or information, call the church office at 330-746-0135.