Pet blessings listing
The traditional blessing of animals celebrates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love of all creatures.
A listing of pet blessings will be published on the Religion page Oct. 5.
Send information to the Religion desk, The Vindicator, 107 Vindicator Square, Box 780, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0780; by fax to 330-747-6712; or by email to email@example.com.
Sacred Heart devotions planned
Next week, devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be conducted after first Friday Masses at noon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel, and 6 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Ave.
Refreshments will follow the 6 p.m. Mass.
Children of Mary Prayer Group will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 for prayer and confessions. Light refreshments will follow Mass.
The Rev. Roosevelt Thompson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Wellsville, will be honored at a retirement banquet Oct. 19 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church hall, Youngstown.
Tickets, which are $40, may be obtained by calling the church at 330-532-2654 by Oct. 5.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, is conducting the annual St. Therese novena at 7 p.m. through Tuesday.
The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated with the novena prayers on the weekdays and vespers and benediction with novena prayers today and Sunday.
On Tuesday, refreshments will be offered in the Antioch Room. For information, call 330-538-3351.
Concerts at church
The Blackwood Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive.
The Friends Singers, featuring special guest performers from Romania, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. The program is made possible by Friendship International Ministries, an American-based mission that works in Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Romania and the U.S. The program will feature southern Gospel selections.
A free-will offering will be taken at the events.
The 183rd semi-annual worldwide General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast live Oct. 5 and 6 from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The broadcast will be received at noon and 4 p.m. both days at the Youngstown Stake Center, 2205 Tibbits-Wick Road.
Thomas S. Monson, church president, will speak. Messages will be given by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other general authorities and officers of the Church. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will provide music and present “Music and the Spoken Word” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6.
The broadcast also will be available from Conference.lds.org with video and audio in more than 30 languages; Mormonchannel.org and Mormon Channel mobile apps with video and audio in English only; BYU.tv with video and audio in English only; BYU.tv International with video and audio in Spanish and Portuguese; Facebook.com/LDS; and Roku Channel with video only in American Sign Language. Visit www.bonneville.info for broadcast information or check local listings.