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LoveWalk will help needy

Hundreds of youth and young adults in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will participate in the 23rd annual LoveWalk for the Poor at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The one-mile route goes from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shadyside to the East End Cooperative Ministry at 116 S. Whitfield in East Liberty. Marchers will carry donations of food for the ministry and diapers and wipes for the Catholic Charities diaper drive.

Organizers said that by carrying these items, walkers imitate some of the hardships of the homeless, who often have no choice but to walk in the cold carrying their possessions.

Bishop David A. Zubik will celebrate Mass at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church in Shadyside before the march.

The LoveWalk was inspired by the late Felician Sister Louise Marie Olsofka. Some 30 participants walked from St. Paul Cathedral to the Jubilee Soup Kitchen in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood at the inaugural event in 1991. The walk moved to Sacred Heart and the ministry in 2001.

Details: or 412-456-3140.

CCAC schedules Black History Month events

The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will host events to celebrate this month's observance of Black History Month.

Actor Greg Kenney explores the life and times of the famous civil rights activist in "Please Keep Your Seat: A Conversation with Rosa Parks" at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at CCAC's Washington County Center, 1500 W. Chestnut St., Washington.

Chaz Kellem, diversity manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will present "Leadership from All Perspectives" at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at CCAC-South Campus on Clairton Road in West Mifflin. Mr. Kellem will talk about the value of including historically marginalized voices in leadership.

The events are free and open to the public.

Details: 412-469-6243 or


Latin Mass added to Latrobe church schedule

A Mass said in Latin will be celebrated each week in Holy Family Church in Latrobe beginning Feb. 17.

Bishop Lawrence Brandt of the Greensburg Diocese has appointed the Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, who is pastor of the parish, as his representative for the Latin Mass, officially called Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Father Mahoney is training servers and a choir and securing missals from 1962 for the Mass, which will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Holy Family was selected "because its traditional design is well-suited for the Mass in the extraordinary form," said the Rev. Larry J. Kulick, vicar general of the diocese.

Father Mahoney, who has been pastor of Holy Family since 2007, studied Latin for eight years.

In a 2007 apostolic letter, "Summorum Pontificum," Pope Benedict XVI said that while the new Roman missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970 remains the ordinary form of Catholic worship, the 1962 missal should be considered "the extraordinary expression of the same law of prayer."


Gun safety seminar next week

Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen and staff is presenting a free gun safety seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Road. The free seminar is the first of several gun safety classes to be offered at various sites in the coming months.

A free gun lock will be given to those attending.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that firearms license applications and gun sales are on the rise in the county.


• Registration is open for three educational after-school programs offered by the Monroe-ville Recreation Department.

Elementary Chinese Language, for students in grades 1 through 4 who are new to Mandarin Chinese, will be offered for six Tuesdays beginning Feb. 19. The class will run from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and will be held at Ramsey Elementary School. The fee is $55.

"Fun-tastic Math Enrichment," for students ages 6 to 9, will be offered for six Thursdays beginning Feb. 21. The class will run from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at Cleveland Steward Elementary School. The fee is $27.

"Crazy Chemworks," for students ages 5 to 12, will be offered for four Mondays beginning Feb. 25. The class will run from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and will be held at Evergreen Elementary School. The fee is $48.

Details and registration: 412-856-1006.

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