Improve fitness at Ursuline center
The Ursuline Health and Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, can help improve your physical, mental or spirital fitness if your New Year’s resolution is to do so. The Motherhouse pool offers classes for all ages. They also have SilverSneakers by Tivity Health classes for mature adults comprising strengthening, cardio, water and yoga. The Center also features spirituality series, individual counseling and spiritual direction. For information visit www.theursulinecenter.org or call 330-799-4941.
End of Life issues seminar
St. Christine Parish Center, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., will host an “End of Life Issues” seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. This event is for anyone who has questions concerning End of Life issues such as the Catholic Church’s teaching, hydration and nutrition, advanced directives and the role of hospice and hospice chaplains. Guest speakers will include Rev. Zachary Coulter, associate pastor at St. Christine’s, Dr. Medford Mashburn, Hospice of the Valley medical director, and Lori Pugh, chaplain at Crossroads Hospice, Austintown. This program is presented by the St. Christine Health and Wellness Ministry and is co-sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry of the Diocese of Youngstown. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
Prayer service at Ursuline Gymnasium
In honor of St. Angela Merici, the founder of the Ursuline Sisters, Ursuline High School will gather for a prayer service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Ursuline Gymnasium, 750 Wick Ave. An Ursuline student and member of the liturgy committee will serve as prayer leader. Dan Wakefield, Ursuline class of 2000, will offer a reflection on the Gospel. Music will be provided by El Fuego, the liturgical choir. High school students, faculty and staff will collect personal-hygiene products for Angela’s Place, a pantry for those served by the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS ministry.
Beatles Mass at Christ Episcopal
Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, will host the 7th annual Beatles Mass beginning at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Pull out your old tie-dye T-shirt, fringe vests and bell bottoms. At 4 p.m. there will be a praise and worship service and Holy Eucharist with Rev. Jeff Baker titled “Here Comes the Son.” There will be food, a chili cook-off, fellowship and a sing-along at 5 p.m. Bring your own instrument and join in for open mic. Live music will be performed by The Mainstreet Lions. All are invited to attend.
Empathic empowerment training
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will sponsor workshops on empathic empowerment training. The classes are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 and March 3. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 10 people to assure that each attendee is given all the attention and personal support they need. The cost of the class is $125, and reservations are necessary. For additional information, contact the centre at 330-539-0122.
Catholic’s Survival Guide offered
The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, in cooperation with St. Paul Parish, is offering The Catholic’s Survival Guide from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7, 21, 28 and March 7, 14 and 21 at St. Paul Parish, 241 S. Main St., in the North Room B (lower level of the church). There is no cost. For information or to register call 330-744-8451.
Sunday evening services resume
Abundant Life Fellowship, 46469 state Route 46, will resume its Sunday evening services at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 with a study titled “Let Us Pray.” Coinciding with the church’s 2018 word “If My People,” which encourages the congregation to make a deeper commitment to pray, the study will include “A Praying Life,” a book by Paul E. Miller. The study is free and open to everybody. The only cost is for the book, which will be available soon in the church’s bookstore. Anyone who would like to reserve a copy can call the church office between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants who acquire the book on their own are encouraged to get the updated 2017 version. Leading the study will be Jeff Schoch, senior pastor. The conclusion date for the study is open-ended for now. A schedule of known meeting dates will be handed out the first night. The services will include worship and ministry time. No child care is available during this service.
‘Moses and the Burning Within’
The musical “Moses and the Burning Within” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 and at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road. The show tells the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Eqypt. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The shows are dedicated to the memory of Monsignor Edward Zeitler, former Notre Dame pastor, who died in 2017. For ticket and program ad information, call Gretchen Wagner at 724-981-5566.
White Mass at St. Columba
The Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, will be the principle celebrant for the 22nd annual White Mass at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St. Rev. John Trimbur, Mercy Health chaplain, will serve as homilist. The White Mass is for all health professionals, including mental-health workers, to recognize and celebrate the ministry of all those in the healing professions. A reception will follow in St. Columba Hall next to the cathedral provided by Cafe Augustine. For information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451.
Lenten Breakfast Speaker Series
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 7345 Westview Drive, will host the Lenten Breakfast Speaker Series from 7:40 to 8:20 a.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 21 until March 14 in the St. Matthew Room. Katie Italiano-Schorsten will speak Feb. 21; Dr. Shannon McNally-Velasquez will speak Feb. 28; Denise Stoneman will speak March 7; and The Rev. Edward Brienz will speak March 14. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Guest speaker at Unity Centre
The Unity Centre for Spiritual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, will host guest speaker Matthew Starcher from Unity of Southeastern Ohio at 11 a.m. April 8. A workshop will follow. For information call 330-539-0122.
‘Amazing Wisdom Within Us’
Unity Churches of Northern Ohio presents “The Amazing Wisdom Within Us” Third Annual Retreat April 20 to 21. Experience the HeartMath Solution with Rev. David McArthur. For more information call the office at 330-539-0122.
Fun Raiser Banquet
Mount Carmel Banquet Hall, Via Mount Carmel, will host the annual Fun Raiser Banquet 2018 on April 17. Bishop George Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown will be the special guest. For information, contact Director Rose Carter at 330-941-0475.