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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.

DEEP ROOTS

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

ON HERITAGE

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.

24-hour prayer vigil planned by Unity denomination

Unity Centre for Spiritual Living will conduct a prayer service at 7 p.m. today followed by a harp meditation.

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Red Cross K9 Action Team provides comfort therapy

The dogs and their handlers participated in a Stand Down/Resource Fair in Sharon, Pa.

Bishop oks ALS challenge at Diocese schools if direct gift

Students of St. Charles School in Boardman chilled out Friday afternoon on the lawn in front of the school as 24 staff members answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by being doused with ice water. Donations collected from the event will go to retired Boardman teacher Christine Terlesky, who has ALS.

Holy Family youth ministry takes mission trip to Kentucky

Holy Family youth ministry takes mission trip to Kentucky

The group and 2 others from Diocese of Youngstown do work projects

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Ruritans sell food at fair to benefit scholarships

Ruritan club serves up tons of taters

Springfield Township club specializes in fries; Greenford offers barbecued chicken and more

Women’s Equality Day celebrated in Warren

The event marked the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote

Chef presents Biblical Cuisine program

Chef Rafi Hasid presents program at the Jewish Community Center

The cooking class, dinner and lecture were at the Jewish Community Center.

upton association | What it’s all about

The Upton Association involves men and women interested in preserving the legacy of Harriet Taylor

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Upton House showcases legacy of Harriet Taylor Upton

The Warren woman worked tirelessly in the women’s suffrage movement.

For good measure, visit 8 stops on Charming Quilt Shop Tour

Charming Quilt Shop Tour offers participants a chance to get ‘out and about’

The event is from Thursday through Aug. 30

King’s Kamp focuses on fun, learning as path to success

Program for kids blends fun and learning

A youth police academy is part of the program at E.B. Family Life Center

Memorial Baptist Church hosting Korean congregation

Memorial Baptist Church hosting Korean congregation

They share beliefs of the Southern Baptist Convention

First Presbyterian plans health and safety day

The event will be Saturday at the church in Mineral Ridge

Mahoning County GOP nominates Meacham as auditor candidate

Meacham replaces Reese on ballot; party backs Rusu for probate judge

The committee also endorsed Rusu, independent candidate for probate court judge

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Helping Hands Closet provides personalized service

Helping Hands Closet in Canfield gives customers a personal touch

The very reasonably priced clothes and accessories are sold at Western Reserve United Methodist Church.

Mark Lee Pringle makes music as Elvis tribute artist

The Girard resident performs as the music icon from 1954-58

Youth group participates in Sandy Relief projects

Westminster Presbyterian youth group participates in Sandy Relief projects

Team from Westminster Presbyterian works on 2 homes

General Assembly will define vision for Youngstown Diocese

Rev. Nicholas Shori discusses how information will shape future

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Garden at St. Catherine Church is a work in progress

The Rev. David Merzweiler is pastor and gardener

New VP at Catholic Charities USA will help ‘shape public policy’

Brian Corbin takes practical experience at diocesan level to national forum

Grace Evangelistic Temple Church moves to new location on West Side

Grace Evangelistic Temple Church relocates to West Side

The church building was destroyed by fire in May

Rev. Woodberry new director of Mahoning Valley Association of Churches

She serves as assistant pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown

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Sisters reach out to young cancer patients and their families

Mariah Leskovac, 10, second from left, and her sister, Destiny, 13, third from left, created Mariah’s Destiny to collect donations of new items such as toys and games for sick children.

HM sisters mark 150 years since trek from France

Sister Joanne Gardner, left, archivist, and Sister Barbara Wincik, a member of the leadership team of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, look at the community’s “A Living Document,” which details the community’s vision.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel granted honorific title of Minor Basilica

Diocese of Youngstown church granted title of Minor Basilica

Bishop George V. Murry announced the honor at noon Mass on Sunday.

ACHIEVING SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

Budding Buddhist community meets in Valley

By LINDA M. LINONIS religion@vindy.com BOARDMAN In the study of Shinnyo Buddhism, the

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