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Lenten Penance Services and Parish Programs for 2018

Below you will find all of the Lenten Penance Services, as well as other parish programs, scheduled throughout the diocese.

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 Penance Services

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral300 North Main StreetGreensburg3/24/2018 11:00 AM
Christ, Prince of Peace Parish718 Fourth AvenueFord City3/24/2018 12:00 PM
Church of Saint Anne1870 Rostraver RoadBelle Vernon3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Church of the Good Shepherd100 Good Shepherd DriveKent3/6/2018 7:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection349 Morris StreetClymer3/17/2018 1:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection215 Second StreetRossiter3/21/2018 6:30 PM
Holy Cross Parish711 Depot StreetYoungwood3/18/2018 2:00 PM
Holy Trinity Parish342 West Main StreetLigonier3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Parish308 Second StreetIrwin3/20/2018 6:30 PM
Mother of Sorrows Parish4202 Old William Penn HighwayMurrysville3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Parish1011 Mt. Pleasant RoadGreensburg3/22/2018 7:00 PM
Our Lady of the Assumption, Lucernemines403 Lucerne RoadLucernemines3/15/2018 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Parish504 Cowan AvenueJeannette3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Parish421 Main StreetYoungstown3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Agnes Parish11400 Saint Agnes LaneNorth Huntingdon3/19/2018 6:30 PM
Saint Barbara Parish111 Raymaley RoadHarrison City3/26/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Bartholomew Parish2538 Route 119Crabtree3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Benedict Parish 260 Bruno RoadGreensburg3/21/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Parish200 Clairvaux DriveIndiana3/24/2018 1:00 PM
Saint Bruno Parish1715 Poplar StreetGreensburg3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Edward Parish120 Saint Edward LaneHerminie3/12/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish200 Leger RoadNorth Huntingdon3/22/2018 6:30 PM
Saint Florian Parish4263 Route 981Mt. Pleasant3/5/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish101 West Church AvenueMasontown3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Gertrude Parish303 Franklin AvenueVandergrift3/21/2018 7:00 PM
Saint James Parish306 Saint James LaneNew Alexandria3/14/2018 7:00 PM
Saint James the Greater Parish109 Owen's View RoadApollo3/14/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Joan of Arc Parish3523 National PikeFarmington3/18/2018 3:00 PM
Saint John Baptist de la Salle Parish497 Athena Dr.Delmont3/14/2018 7:00 PM
Saint John the Baptist Parish416 South BroadwayScottdale3/17/2018 11:00 AM
Saint John the Baptist Parish3332 Pittsburgh RoadPerryopolis3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Saint John the Evangelist Parish908 West Crawford AvenueConnellsville3/22/2018 7:00 PM
Saint John the Evangelist Parish306 Saint John DriveLatrobe3/26/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Joseph Parish1125 Leishman AvenueNew Kensington3/6/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Joseph Parish180 Old Walnut Hill RoadUniontown3/15/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Joseph Parish117 South Ligonier StreetDerry3/21/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Margaret Mary Parish3055 Leechburg RoadLower Burrell3/22/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Mary Parish608 High StreetFreeport3/26/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Mary, Mother of God Parish109 Second St.Yatesboro3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish101 West High StreetKittanning3/10/2018 12:00 PM
Saint Matthew Parish501 Cathedral St.Saltsburg3/19/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Patrick Parish915 State Route 68East Brady3/15/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Paul Parish820 Carbon RoadGreensburg3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Peter Parish304 Shaffner AveBrownsville3/6/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Pius X ParishSummit and South Silver StreetMt. Pleasant3/24/2018 11:00 AM
Saint Raymond of the Mountains Parish170 School House LaneDonegal3/8/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Regis Parish517 Homewood AvenueTrafford3/15/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Rose Parish4969 Route 982Latrobe3/20/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Sebastian Parish801 Broad AvenueBelle Vernon3/13/2018 6:30 PM
Saint Therese Parish61 Mill StreetUniontown3/24/2018 1:00 PM
Saint Thomas More University Parish1200 Oakland AvenueIndiana3/12/2018 7:00 PM
Saint Vincent Basilica Parish300 Fraser Purchase RoadLatrobe3/24/2018 3:00 PM
Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish50 Morgantown StreetFairchance3/1/2018 7:00 PM
Saints Simon & Jude Parish155 North Brady StreetBlairsville3/20/2018 7:00 PM


 Parish Lenten Programs

​NOTE: All events will be held in the church unless otherwise noted.


St. Rita Parish Christian Mothers

  • Day of Recollection for Women
    March 18, 1:30 p.m.
    Father Richard J. Kosisko, retreat master
    Mass will not be celebrated.
    Cost: $17 includes dinner and refreshments
    Registration: 724-628-6832 by March 12


Partner Parishes of St. John Baptist de La Salle and St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes

  • The Pivotal Players Lenten program:
    Blessed John Henry Newman, G.K. Chesterton and Michelangelo
    Tuesdays, Feb. 6-March 20, 7 p.m.
    St. John social hall
    Information: 724-327-0647

  • Mass 101 by Fathers Eric Dinga and Efren Ambre
    Presentations on the Mass
    Feb. 1, 8, 7 p.m. at St. Mary

  • Holy Orders talk by Father Efren Ambre
    March 1, 7 p.m. at St. John social hall

  • Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body
    Talk by Benedictine Father Canice McMullen from Saint Vincent Seminary
    Feb. 21, March 13, 7 p.m., St. John

  • Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m.
    Feb. 16 with 4:30 p.m. Holy Hour, St. John
    Feb. 23, St. Mary
    March 2, St. John
    March 9, St. Mary
    March 16 with 4:30 p.m. Holy Hour, St. John
    March 23, St. Mary

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    March 2, noon-7 p.m., St. Mary

  • Retreats: Turning Back to God
    Presented by Beth Couchenour and Father Efren Ambre
    Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mary (includes lunch)
    March 8, 7-9 p.m., St. John
    Information/Reservations for Tuesday retreat (only): 724-327-0647

  • Delmont Ministerial Association Lenten Luncheons
    St. John Baptist de La Salle social hall
    Simple soup/sandwich meal
    Prayer and reflection by pastors of member churches
    Thursdays, Feb. 22-March 22, noon
    Reservations: 724-327-0647, Ext. 1


St. Raymond of the Mountains Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Tuesdays, 6 p.m. followed by pot luck dinner

  • Ash Wednesday Mass, 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Wednesdays, 11 a.m. followed by Mass at noon; Fridays, 6:30 p.m. with Benediction

  • First Friday Mass, 8 a.m. (no noon Mass March 2)


St. Joan of Arc Parish

  • Stations of the Cross and Benediction
    Wednesdays, 7 p.m.


St. Mary, Mother of God Parish

  • St. Ferdinand Youth Ministry Living Stations
    Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.


Diocesan Heritage Center at Bishop Connare Center

  • Mass, light soup lunch and exhibit
    Saturdays, Feb. 17-March 17
    Mass, 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph Chapel
    Diocesan Heritage Center open until 3 p.m. for "Journey with Jesus: The Passion"
    Lunch reservations: jvenneman@dioceseofgreensburg

Greensburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

  • Lenten Day of Reflection at St. Emma Retreat House, Greensburg
    March 24, 8:30 a.m.
    Cost: $30
    Retreat Master: Msgr. Roger A. Statnick
    For lunch reservations, call 724-834-3060 email
    Day includes Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, conference, Benediction and lunch

Knights of Columbus, Greensburg Chapter

  • Men's Night of Lenten Recollection with Bishop Edward C. Malesic
    Confession, Mass and dinner
    Feb. 27, 4-9 p.m., St. Emma Retreat House, Greensburg
    Cost: $20.
    Information or reservations: Don Granata, 724-468-1808 or

Sisters of Charity Federation/Online Lenten Reflections

Our Lady of Grace Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.

  • Adult Lenten series
    Mondays, Feb. 12-March 26, 7-8:30 p.m., Albanese Hall
    $5 donation for the book or can be borrowed
    Information or registration: Katrina Coleman, 724-838-9480 or

St. Paul Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays starting Feb. 16, noon

  • Evening Candlelight Stations of the Cross
    Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

  • Explanation of Seder Meal by Fr. Lawrence L. Manchas
    Feb. 25, 3 p.m.
    Reservations: 724-834-6880

  • Tenebrae, Good Friday
    Candlelight and Scriptures
    March 30, 8:30 p.m.

*Information or reservations: parish office, 724-834-6880


St. Barbara Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

  • Small group Lenten experience
    Breaking Open the Word in small groups
    Call 724-744-7474 for dates and times


Partner Parishes of Ascension and Sacred Heart

  • Evening Prayer, Sundays, 6 p.m., Ascension

  • A Biblical Walk through the Mass (video-based presentation
    Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
    Ascension, Mersinger Hall

  • St. Anthony Novena, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Ascension (starts March 20)

  • Interfaith Lenten Luncheon, Tuesdays
    Noon, Jeannette Presbyterian Church

  • Stations of the Cross, Fridays, noon (Ascension) and 7 p.m. with Benediction (Sacred Heart)

Information: 724-523-2560


St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

  • Lenten Series
    The Bible and the Sacraments
    Mondays, Feb. 12-March 26, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Information: 724-548-7649

  • Tenebrae
    March 25, 8 p.m.

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, Feb. 16-March 23, 12:05 and 7 p.m.
    Good Friday, 7 p.m.


Holy Spirit School of Prayer

  • A school designed to help people grow in their faith and renew their prayer lives
    St. Vincent Basilica Crypt Chapel
    Mondays, Feb. 19-March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Information: 724-837-7129


Christ the King Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 6:30 p.m.


Holy Trinity Parish

  • Mass
    Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. except March 7

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 12:10 and 7 p.m.

  • Lenten Study Program, "Kingdom of Happiness"
    Feb. 21-April 18 (except March 28), 7 p.m.

  • Holy Thursday
    Dinner after the 6 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper

  • Passion play: "His Passion Forever"
    March 26, 7:30 p.m. in church
    March 30, 7:30 p.m., Ligonier Town Hall


St. Benedict Parish

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 7 p.m. (except Good Friday)
    Tuesdays, after 8:30 a.m. Mass


The Epiphany of Our Lord Parish

  • Retreat, March 10
    Call the parish office, 724-684-7661, for details

  • Bible Study/film and discussion
    For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles
    Mondays, starting Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
    $10 for materials; register at

  • Taize Prayer Service
    Mondays, Feb. 19-March 26, 6 p.m.

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 6 p.m.


Mother of Sorrows Parish

  • Lenten Longings small group faith sharing
    Details: Erin Colcombe, 724-733-8870 or  group will then be made.


Queen of Angels Catholic School

  • Stations of the Cross
    Fridays, 2:15 p.m., school auditorium
    Grades K-8

  • Seder Meal
    March 28, 11:30 a.m.
    Grades 6-7-8

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

  • Lenten program by Sister M. Charlene Ozanick,
    "Who Do You Say that I Am?"
    Mondays, Feb. 19-March 26, 1-3 p.m., Seton Center
    Information: Seton Center office, 724-864-6364


St. John the Baptist Parish

  • Mass, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross


Mount St. Macrina House of Prayer

  • Lenten Noontime Reflection and Prayer
    Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 20, noon-1 p.m.
    Free will offering

  • Monday Morning Reading Series
    "Praying Our Goodbyes"
    Mondays, Feb. 26-March 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Free will offering
    Register by Feb. 19

  • Healing Retreat with Father William J. Kiel
    March 3, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
    Register by Feb. 26

  • Lenten Day of Prayer
    "Abraham, The Eucharist and Sacrifice"
    March 10, 9:15-1 p.m.
    Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
    Register by March 5
    The sacrament of reconciliation will be offered.

  • Women of the Old Testament
    Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Cost: $35 (includes lunch)
    Register by Feb. 13

For all events, register by calling 724-438-7149.


St. Florian Parish

  • "Consoling the Heart of Jesus" 10-week retreat
    Wednesdays, starting Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon
    St. Florian Faith Formation Center

  • Chrism Mass, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
    March 29; bus leaves parish 9 a.m.; lunch after Mass.

For all events, register by calling Joseph Dreliszak, 724-423-5087


St. Mary, Mother of God Parish

  • Thursdays, Feb. 15-March 22
    Eucharistic Adoration, 5-6 p.m.
    Evening Prayer, 6-6:30 p.m.
    Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.