NEW CHURCH INAUGURATION: A New Church, Pentecost International Worship Center, 2250 Tod Ave. NW, Warren, will be holding a grand opening Sunday at 10 a.m. The speaker is Apostle John Ofori. The theme is “Revived to make disciples”. Former President Abanquah Forson with District Pastor Reverend Eric Ofori of the Church of Pentecost Cleveland and Reverend Ebenezer Appiagyei, former pastor of New Hope Free Methodist Church, will speak.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S DAY: Third Christian Church, 241 First St. SW in Warren will celebrate Women’s Day hosted by the Christian Women’s Fellowship at 11 am Sunday.
The Reverend Gena Thornton will be the guest speaker.
DRIVE-IN CHURCH: Andover United Methodist Church will resume summer church services at a new location at 11 am Sunday at 181 S. Main St., Andover. Services will be provided by the Golden Street Singers. People can stay in their cars to listen to music and a message. For more information, call 330-933-6403.
CLERGY APPOINTMENTS: Bishop David Bonnar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has appointed clergy, effective July 1.
• The Rev. Monsignor Lewis Gaetano has been appointed canonical pastor of St. Anne de Sebring parish, in addition to his responsibilities as pastor of Christ Servant parish of Canton, canonical pastor of St. Joseph de Maximo parish, canonical pastor of Regina Coeli Parish in Alliance and his duties as dean of the deanery of Stark East.
• The Rev. Peter Haladej has been appointed sacramental minister of the parish of Sainte-Anne de Sebring. Haladej will continue his studies at Walsh University and will maintain his residence at St. Mary’s Parish in Massillon.
• Deacon Gregory Wood has been appointed Parish Leader for St. Anne’s Parish in Sebring. Deacon Wood’s pastoral responsibilities will end on June 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Austintown.
With the transfer of Deacon Gregory Wood from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish to Austintown, as Canonical Pastor, Reverend Gregory Fedor will assume full responsibility for Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.
NEW SERIES: The Great Church of the Apostolic Faith has launched a series of “Pandemonium pandemic outbreaks” with worship, song and fellowship with surrounding churches of different denominations on Wednesday evenings throughout the year – with a common denominator of “To love and serve God. “ As churches slowly begin to reopen, it is believed that this pandemic crisis will trigger a chain reaction of bringing people closer to each other in their hearts, minds, and actions Christ-like.
RETURN TO CHURCH: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Warren is planning return to church with a welcome picnic celebration at the church with a tent on the lawn of St.
CELEBRATE WEDDINGS: The Diocese of Youngstown will be celebrating the 25th, 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries at 2:00 pm on June 13 at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. The celebration will include a Mass with Bishop David Bonnar, the renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Couples will attend in person or remotely via the live broadcast on the Diocese’s website at www.doy.org.
BENEFIT FOR THE PANTRY CHURCH: Champion Cub Scout Pack 4025 will host its first of what is expected to be an annual show of cars, jeeps and motorcycles from noon to 4 p.m. on June 5 at Champion Christian Church, 151 Center Street. The show is free to the public. Asphalt vehicle locations cost $ 10. The event is designed to help fill the church pantry with attendees invited to bring in a food donation. There will be artisans, vendors, and free gifts.
RETURN OF THE VESPERS: Warren First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, will hold its evening Vespers services at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the church lawn with music, scripture reading, reflection and prayer. It will then continue every two weeks. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
The installation of Pastor Betty Angelini as the designated pastor of the church will take place on June 6 at 2 p.m. Its installation was delayed due to the pandemic.
SUMMER CAMPS: Pleasant Valley Church in Liberty will be holding summer camps for children from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7-10. Registration is open for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 up to the age of 14. There will be music, sports, crafts and art. The theme is “Break out the mystery camp. “ Register at www.pvchurch.net
LABYRINTH EVENT: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road in Villa Maria, PA, will offer a virtual introduction to the Labyrinth Journey via Zoom. The theme will be“Virtual introduction to the journey in the labyrinth”.
The virtual labyrinthine walk invites participants to an ancient path symbolizing cultural passages.
Future programs in this ongoing series are expected to take place on different dates on the grounds of the Villa Maria Community Center, tentatively scheduled in person. Registration is preferable for these dates, and the group size will be limited to 10 to 15 participants: June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 19.
Guided labyrinth walks are offered free of charge.
Call 724-964-8886 or visit our website at vmesc.org.
RETIREMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will offer a one-week, individually led retreat opportunity from 7:00 p.m. to June 20 to 10:00 a.m. on June 27 at the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. The surroundings of the grounds of Villa Maria provide the setting for the retreat.
Each participant in the retreat will meet each day individually with a director who will help them.
The cost is $ 565 and includes daily sessions with a spiritual director, accommodation and meals from the light supper (at 5:15 p.m.) on Sunday to breakfast on Sunday.
Program and registration information is available at vmesc.org or 724-964-8886.
DISPENSATION RAISED: The Bishops of Ohio announced as people move past the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and access to the COVID-19 vaccine has become widespread, the time has come for the good of all the faithful when the general exemption from the obligation it is no longer necessary to attend mass on Sundays and on days of obligation.
The Ohio Bishops have decided that the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and obligatory Holy Days (including Saturday / Eve Mass) should be reinstated in each of the Ohio Dioceses on weekend from June 5 to 6. As always, those who have a serious reason are exempted from attending Mass on Sundays and on compulsory days.
This includes those who are sick, have significant health risk factors, or are caring for someone who is immunocompromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of people. .
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