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Church volunteers' annual baking real holiday treat Saturday

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church will sponsor the fundraiser on Saturday.

Miracle and religious freedom are focus of Hanukkah

Rodef Sholom shop carries items for Hanukkah and other Jewish observances

The festival of lights begins at sundown tonight.

Peace Light is shared around the globe

Campaign brings flame to Valley from Bethlehem

Jason P. Wolf, Scout executive of Boy Scouts of America of Warren, lights a lamp Friday with the flame from the Peace Light that is traveling all over the world from Israel.

Advent programs promote reflection and prayer

Advent programs anticipate birth of Jesus

“The Prolog of John’s Gospel” will be Dec. 18 at the Ursuline Center.

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Faithful bakers at Bethel Lutheran Church to sponsor fundraiser

Christmas cookie walk, soup and quilt sale is Saturday.

Special services designed to deal with loss

For some, Christmas is a time of grief and sadness

Catholic Charities helps those in need year-round and at Christmas

In the six-county diocese, various holiday help is available.

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Polish Arts Club hosts traditional Wigilia

Dinner, caroling at Youngstown Wigilia hark back to holiday traditions in homeland

About 80 attended the Christmas vigil event at Brier Hill Cultural Center

Triplets fill the role of baby Jesus in Journey to Bethlehem

Triplets share the role of baby Jesus while mom and dad play Mary and Joseph in holiday production at Warren church

Triplets, from left, Payton, Graycelynn and Brynnley Campbell, nearly 12 weeks old, will rotate in the role of baby Jesus in the live Nativity, Journey to Bethlehem, planned Sunday at Central Christian Church in Warren. With the babies are their mother, Charlotte; 2-year-old brother Lucas; and father, Brian. The parents will play Mary and Joseph.

Journalist and Vatican analyst reflects on ‘Papacy of Francis’

John Allen speaks to First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown

Church presents live nativity as gift to community

'Admission' of food and cash donations benefit Project: Feed Our Valley

Woman claims sexual abuse by a priest in 1963; seeks $1 million settlement

The East Liverpool resident said the abuse occurred on a school field trip.


WORKS OF ART Sale of handcrafted items benefits ministries of nuns By LINDA M. LINONIS

Youngstown Fred Astaire Dance Studio marking 60th year

A gala celebration with historical tribute and dance presentation will be Dec. 5 at Tyler History Center.

Hubbard Christians in Action addresses physical, social and spiritual needs

The group also operates a Salvation Army unit.

Tapestries presents medieval celebrations

Tapestries re-creates medieval times

Food, fun and fanfare are included.


Poland churches will gather for community Thanksgiving service

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com POLAND Churches in Poland will gather Sunday for a

Ursuline Sisters have 140-year history in Valley

The nuns have developed ministries to meet changing needs

Day of Hope events offer free food, family activities

Events will be Saturday at Wilson Middle School in Youngstown and Salem High School.

Good Hope Lutheran Church marks 85th year

Good Hope Lutheran Church marks 85th year

A special service and dinner are planned.

Ursuline Center forum focuses on funerals, wills, other late-life issues

In America’s youth-obsessed society, few want to think about aging. But getting older is a fact of life.

Boardman jewelry-maker creates wearable art

Steven Dailey’s designs are one of a kind.

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Clowns for Christ shares the word of God

The ministry at Boardman United Methodist Church is a recent innovation.

C.S. Lewis Institutes develops disciples who live their faith

The institute has a Northeast Office in Youngstown, which offers programs.


The Revs. Vicky and Ken Kelley are a clergy couple

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com girard As a married couple, Vicky and Ken Kelley share

Election Day spaghetti dinner is tradition for Lord of Life Lutheran Church

The pastor sees the event as a vehicle that brings people together.

Discernment of vocation is involved process

Vocation director in diocese mentors those who feel a calling

Rev. Christopher Luoni is director of vocations in the Diocese of Youngstown.

Halloween has Christian roots

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com Today, All Hallow’s Eve, popularly known as Halloween, is

Bondage Busters nurtures positive development

Program aims to nurture positive development

Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown sponsors the afterschool program.

Groening followers believe in spiritual healing

Free public lecture set at North Side

A Circle of Friends meets regularly in Canfield.

Mitzvah Day to spread good deeds across region

The social action committee of Congregation Rodef Sholom is sponsoring the project.

Blessing ceremony marks rebirth of St. Nicholas National Shrine

Blessing ceremony marks rebirth of St. Nicholas National Shrine

By LINDA M. LINONIS linonis@vindy.com new york Members of the Rev. Thomas Constantine’s family

Barbershop chapter sings from the heart

Barbershop chapter sings from the heart

Penn-Ohio Singers are rehearsing for concert Nov. 1.

Our Lady of Lebanon shrine consecrated as minor basilica

Monsignor Anthony Spinosa, rector at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, holds a 6-foot-long candle in place on a large holder as workers prepare the altar in Christ, the Prince of Peace Chapel, for a Liturgy of Elevation today. Pope Francis granted the title of minor basilica to the shrine.

‘Prayerful place’ describes National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

The shrine in North Jackson is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Polish Youngstown celebrates National Pirogi Day and its 7th anniversary

Tad Siembida demonstrates how to make the ethnic food

CROP Hunger Walk planned Sunday in Youngstown

Mahoning Valley Association of Churches is the sponsor.

Father Popovich Scholarship benefits students with special needs

The scholarship honors the priest who was injured in a car accident.


Calla Community Church marks 150th anniversary

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com canfield Built on a 150-year history of strong family

St. Francis of Assisi is known as patron of animals and ecology

St. Francis of Assisi is known as patron of animals and ecology

St. Nicholas Church members wanted to note important roles pets play in people’s lives

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See You at the Pole gathers Victory Christian students in prayer

Victory Christian students join See You at the Pole event

Victory Christian School followed the theme, “Never Stop Praying.”

Steak fry benefits St. Vincent de Paul dining hall and food pantry

The fund-raiser is Saturday at St. Christine Church social hall in Youngstown.

Oh Wow! hosts STEM festival finale

Hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering and math exhibits featured


Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church marks 90th

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Pride in their heritage prompted a small

God reflected in subtle and overt ways in artwork opening tonight in Canfield

Canfield Presbyterian Church hosting “A Celebration of Faith Through the Arts.”

Fellows Riverside Gardens hosting Small Garden Symposium

About 70 members of American Public Gardens Association are attending the three-day event.

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Project Orphan Outreach continues to help 2 Russians with prosthetics

Project Orphan Outreach assists with prostheses

The teen and young man both wear prostheses that needed costly adjustments.

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Second Blessing benefits Faith Chapel Fellowship ministries

Thrift store benefits ministries, community

Pastor Larry Paxson founded the thrift store eight years ago.

Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 125th anniversary

‘Make Jesus Known’ is the church motto.

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Bella Nitesh embraces mind, body and spirit

Deana Tareshawty, a Spiritualist minister, founded the spiritual arts and education center.



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