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MINISTRY UPDATE: Pastor Chris and Coria Brock of Life With Christ Ministries will visit McKinley Community Church, 1524 Elm Road NE, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to report on the past year’s ministries and share what the Lord has laid on them for the upcoming year. They will be in charge of the entire worship service with lots of music and praise, along with their reports.

Through their www.LifeWithChrist

Ministries.org, they also have other ministries: www.TheFruitful

Women.org, www.321 Ministries and www.ActsInAction.org. The Rev. Dan Smith is pastor.

SANCTITY OF LIFE: First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will have a special focus on the Sanctity of Human Life at its 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Allie Frazier, the executive director of Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, will speak on the efforts to protect human life from conception to natural death.

GUEST SPEAKER: Alpha and Omega Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1247 Woodland Ave. NE, Warren, will present guest speaker, Elder Evangelist Michael Tate of Cleveland, at 11 a.m. today. The church congregation recently lost Pastor Wilbur Young, who served seven years at the church. Young’s funeral was Jan. 20 at Temple Emmanuel SDA Church in Youngstown.

Tate and his wife, Sandra, will offer counseling and comfort sessions ministry throughout northeast Ohio. Tate’s sermon is “From the Womb.” The service also will be offered via Zoom at ID 3304026048.

MEN’S MILE MARKER: St. Joseph Parish, 4545 New Road, Austintown, will present Men’s Mile Marker 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 26. An optional Mass will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the parish. Register at www.ihm-parish.com/mens-mile-marker.

ROSARY FOR LIFE: The youth ministry at Blessed Sacrament and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes will host a Mass and Rosary for Life 10 a.m. today at SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 1234 High St. NE, Warren. The rosary is at 10 a.m. and the Mass at 10:30 a.m.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: The Diocese of Youngstown will present a Marriage Preparation / Engaged Couple Retreat Feb. 5 at the social hall at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown. The one-day retreat for engaged couples requires reservations at www.doy.com. For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 22.

WHITE MASS: Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown will be the principle celebrant for the 25th annual White Mass 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown.

The White Mass celebrates all health care professionals, including mental health workers, and recognizes the ministry of all those in the healing professions.

For those who cannot participate in person, the White Mass will be live-streamed through the Diocese of Youngstown’s website at www.doy.org/live.

For information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451, Ext. 272.

FIRST FRIDAY PRESENTS HOLOCAUST SPECIALIST: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will meet noon Thursday at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Guest is Jesse V. McClain, Holocaust educational specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council. McClain will present “Church in the Holocaust.”

An opportunity for participants’ questions will follow. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 or visit www.first fridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org for more information.

EVENING OF STARS: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica will present “An Evening with the Stars” 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Admission is $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 330-743-4144.

DIOCESE CLASSES: The Office of Religious Education / Evangelization of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is offering new online opportunities for adults seeking to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic Church practice.

Course dates and descriptions are found by going to the website Catechist Cafe, (https://catechist

cafe.weebly.com) under “For Catechists/Catechist Courses.”

For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 290, or email jlawson

@youngstowndiocese.org.

POVERTY AWARENESS: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is calling upon Catholics and others of good will to support a special collection to provide winter utility assistance to individuals and families in need. As January’s “Poverty Awareness Month” concludes, Catholic Charities is sponsoring the annual “Warm Hearts for Warm Homes” campaign (formerly Keep the Kids Warm through Sunday.

More than 175,000 people are living in poverty in the six counties of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Since its inception in 2008, the Warm Hearts for Warm Homes campaign has raised more than $469,000 for utility assistance for individuals and families in crisis, impacting the lives of over 60,000 people.

Donations can be sent to Catholic Charities, Warm Hearts for Warm Homes, 144 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@trib

today.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

Religion events

MASS FOR LIFE: Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown will celebrate Mass for Life at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown, inviting all to pray for a greater respect for human life at every stage and in all circumstances.

At the Mass, expectant mothers, fathers and their families will be invited to receive a blessing for their unborn babies. The Blessing of a Child in the Womb was created to encourage prayer and recognition of the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.

For information, contact the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451.

BIBLE STUDY: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown, will host a Peacemaking and Nonviolence Bible Study 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb 2. Sessions are held in the church rectory.

FAITH IN ACTION: “Funding Faith in Action” will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 via Zoom. Discussion will be on the African-American Community Fund with Ernest Bynum and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio with Lori Boegershaus.

For information, visit https://zoom.us/j/8129570302.

PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is being planned for June 16 to 26, departing from Pittsburgh. The Rev. Matthew Roehrig, supervisor of Society of St. Paul’s Monastery in Canfield, will lead the pilgrimage, following the footsteps of Christ.

Registration deadline is Feb. 2. Call 330-519-3233 or visit www.materdeitours.com.

FIRST FRIDAY HOSTS HOLOCAUST SPECIALIST: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series will meet noon Feb. 3 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

Jesse V. McClain, Holocaust educational specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council, will present “Church in the Holocaust.” An opportunity for participants’ questions will follow.

Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. Make reservations by Friday by calling 330-720-4498. Visit www.firstfridayclubofgreater

youngstown.org.

EVENING OF STARS: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica will present “An Evening with the Stars” 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. Admission is $15 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.

For tickets, call 330-743-4144.

DIOCESE CLASSES: The Office of Religious Education / Evangelization of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is offering new online opportunities for adults seeking to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic Church practice.

Online winter courses beginning Monday include “Elementary Catechesis,” led by Carla Hlavac; “Saints with a Heart for Creation,” led by Maureen Hall; and “Understanding Eucharist through Scripture,” led by Margie Hynes. Other courses in February through April include “Introduction to Catholic Morality,” “Racism, the Catholic Church and Me: A Look into Ourselves,” “The Last Words of Jesus: Meditations on Love and Suffering,” “Sowing God’s Word,” “Hope: A Virtue for Our Times,” and “The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts.”

Course dates and descriptions can be found on the website Catechist Cafe, https://catechistcafe.weebly.com, under “For Catechists/Catechist Courses.”

For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 290, or email jlawson@youngstown

diocese.org.

STORY TOUR: Found and Favored Ministries presents The Story Tour, a national touring event for the hurting, struggling and addicted. Launched in the fall 2021, The Story Tour made nine stops in five Northeast states.

A one-night musical journey, each event features the hope-filled music of the Allan Scott Band; pastor and suicide survivor Travis Habbershon; powerful testimonies; times of ministry and; God stories from across the United States.

Among the speakers is Allan Scott, former drug addict, dropout and thief who found hope in his jail cell, calling on God to heal the broken pieces of his life. He has appeared on programs like TBN’s “Praise the Lord,” CBN’s “The 700 Club,” “Worship with Andy Chrisman” and “Focus on the Family.”

The Story Tour will be making an estimated 40 stops nationally in 2022. Event locations and tickets can be found at www.thestorytour.org.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: This weekend, the Diocese of Youngstown will have the Church Overseas Combined Collection to assist churches and ministries throughout the world. The collection supports Catholic Relief Services, Holy Father / Peter Pence, the Church in Central and Eastern Europe and the Church in Latin America. Donations will be collected at parishes today and Sunday.

To submit an item for the religion section, email to religion@tribtoday.com. Items are needed by Wednesday for the Saturday paper.

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