Submit services for Thanksgiving

Submit services for Thanksgiving

Information on special services for Thanksgiving will be published Nov. 19 on the Religion page. Please send complete church name, street address and city, time and date of service. Send the information to Religion desk, The Vindicator, 107 Vindicator Square, Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501-0780; by fax to 330-747-6712; or by email to

Deadline to submit information is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

‘Hope for Holidays’


Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, will conduct a “Hope for the Holidays” worship and memorial service at 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Participants will light candles and share memories. Free ornaments will be provided for a tribute. Refreshments will follow.

Miracles exhibit


A Vatican-approved Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit will be featured from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica parish hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel. The exhibit includes 140 laminated panels with information, photos, audio and other visuals on approved miracles. Michael O’Neill, author of “Exploring the Miraculous,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

The exhibit will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in recognition of vespers at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., for the closing of the Year of Mercy. The exhibit will reopen at 7 p.m.

Eucharistic adoration takes place 24 hours a day and seven days a week at the basilica, where daily Mass is at noon. A vigil Mass will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 19, with Masses Nov. 20 at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon. Visit

Year of Mercy


In December 2015, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy to remind the world of God’s loving and tender mercy. The Year of Mercy officially began Dec. 8, 2015, and will conclude Nov. 20 as the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The motto and theme was taken from Gospel according to Luke – “Merciful like the Father” in Luke 6:36.

In solidarity with the Holy Father and the church throughout the world, the Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy with solemn evening prayer at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 in St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St. The event is open to the public, and parishioners throughout the diocese are encouraged to participate.

The service will be taped and broadcast by CTNY – the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown – at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 and 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

Concert at church


Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, will present “A Tribute to Our Heroes” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will showcase the newly installed chapel organ.

Featured artists will be Sue Sexton on trumpet and Kathy Miller on organ. Sexton was an instructor of trumpet at Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, then left to perform with the Grammy-winning classical brass quintet Chestnut Brass Company. After touring seven years, she began another career as a licensed massage therapist. She has been on the faculty of Tri-State College of Massotherapy. Sexton also plays with Sheet and Tube Brass Quartet.

Miller has been director of music and organist at Westminster Presbyterian for eight years and directs the Chancel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs. She also is on the YSU faculty and is an accompanist for Stambaugh Chorus and Warren Civic Chorus.

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