ST. PAUL PARISH, Salem, holds bingo Tuesday evenings in the school gym. Early-bird games begin at 6:50 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church and school. Information: Frances, 330-337-7215.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Canton, holds bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the church hall.
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, holds bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the school gym.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH, Navarre, holds bingo at 7 p.m. Fridays in the St. Clement Church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
ST. JOAN OF ARC, Streetsboro, holds senior games at 1 p.m. the third Monday of each month.
ST. BARBARA PARISH, Massillon, holds bingo with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; games begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.
ST. ROSE PARISH, Girard, holds bingo with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday; regular games begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Proceeds benefit school and parish.
ST. AMBROSE PARISH, Garrettsville, holds bingo every Tuesday in the church hall. Early bird games at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit religious education.
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, Windham, holds bingo on Thursdays, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.
ST. MARY AND ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Newton Falls will hold bingo, beginning with instants selling at 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the St. Mary Social Center. Find them on Facebook: ssmj tuesday bingo.
ST. ANGELA MERICI PARISH, Youngstown, hold bingo every Tuesday with early bird beginning at 6:50 p.m. in the social hall.
ST. JAMES PARISH, Waynesburg, will hold bingo on Tuesdays with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost: $15 a 9-on packet. Food and beverages available for purchase.
HOLY APOSTELS PARISH, Youngstown, holds bingo every Friday, with doors opening at 5 p.m., at 545 N. Belle Vista Ave. Proceeds benefit the parish. Information: 330-792-1174.
WHERE/WHAT TO EAT
CHRIST OUR SAVIOR PARISH, Holy Trinity Church, Struthers, holds pirohy sales every Friday. Orders will be taken 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and 8- 11 a.m. Fridays, 330-755-0064. Cost: $5/dozen. No walk-ins accepted. Potato, sweet cabbage and lekvar will be sold. Limit of 3 doz. cabbage per order. Containers provided. Orders must be picked up before 2 p.m.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH, SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Warren is offering nut, apricot, poppyseed and lekvar kolachi for sale Dec. 13. Cost: $8 and may be ordered when picking up pirohy order or by calling 330-393-0781; leave name and phone number.
HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN PARISH, Youngstown, will sell potato and potato/kraut pyrohy on Fridays with pickup 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the church hall. Cost: $6 doz. Call 330-746-9528 Thursday 9-11 a.m. and Friday 9:30-11 a.m. Hot lunches served Fridays 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Canton, prays the Novena of the Miraculous Medal every Monday after the 8 a.m. Mass.
ST. PETER OF THE FIELDS PARISH, Rootstown, offers the Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague after the 8:30 a.m. Mass every Friday. Also, special novena prayers are offered to St. John Neumann for Bishop George Murry, S.J., and the needs of the diocese in this time of reorganization.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Alliance, prays the Novena of the Miraculous Medal after 8 a.m. Mass Mondays.
SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH, Youngstown, offers the Miraculous Medal Novena at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
ST. JOSEPH THE PROVIDER PARISH, Campbell, holds a Miraculous Medal Novena and St. Anne Novena at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Information: 330-755-0266.
ST. MARY PARISH, Warren, holds a Perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, following the 12:05 p.m. Mass every Monday. The parish has had this devotion for 70 years.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH, McDonald, holds a Novena to the Blessed Mother each Wednesday after the 8 a.m. Mass, followed by Benediction
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, offers the Miraculous Medal Novena each Monday at the 8:15 a.m. prayer service and in the evening at the 7 p.m. Mass.
QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY PARISH, Vienna, holds Benediction and Miraculous Medal Novena after 9 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays.
ST. CHRISTINE PARISH, Youngstown, holds the novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Rosary and Benediction included. Call 330-792-3829. Saunders personally funded the event with books, medals, rosaries and holy cards for many years.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION –
ST. BARBARA PARISH, Massillon, will hold Eucharistic Adoration after the 8 a.m. Mass on the first Thursday of each month until before the 8 a.m. Mass on the first Friday, in the church. Information: 330-833-6898.
ST. DOMINIC PARISH, Youngstown, holds Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the church, followed by Benediction.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH, Youngstown, is in its 16th year of the apostolate for Perpetual Adoration. Anyone wishing to spend an hour a week before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament should call the rectory at 330-743-4144.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH, Poland, holds Eucharistic Adoration the 2nd Thursday of each month 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
SACRED HEART OF MARY PARISH, Harrisburg, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9 a.m.-noon the second Thursday of every month.
ST. PATRICK PARISH, Kent, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays, beginning with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Randolph-Suffield, holds Eucharistic Adoration 7 p.m. Tuesdays to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the church.
ST. PETER OF THE FIELDS PARISH, Rootstown, holds Eucharistic Adoration 9 a.m.-6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Oratory Church.
ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, Streetsboro, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel. Information: 330-626-3424.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Alliance, holds Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every week, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and continuing until midnight Thursday, in the St. Dominic Chapel of the Schwartz Center.
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the parish office on First Street N.E.
ST. PAUL PARISH, Salem, holds 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration at 8 a.m. every Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday. The rosary is prayed at 6 p.m. every Thursday during Adoration. Information: Mimi, 330-222-2467.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Maximo, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the First Friday of each month 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Call Terry Duerr at 330-875-8162 or Mary Ann Campbell at 875-2734.
LITTLE FLOWER PARISH, Middlebranch, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesdays after the 8 a.m. Mass until Wednesday before the 8 a.m. Mass. Call 330-966-7230 or 330-497-1087.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH, Navarre, holds Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursdays, in St. Clement Church, followed by reposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, Uniontown, holds Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 p.m. every Monday.
ST. JAMES PARISH, Waynesburg, holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament noon-6:45 p.m. every Monday. Benediction follows 6:45-7 p.m. Bible study is 7-8 p.m.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH, Niles, holds Eucharistic Adoration beginning with the 12:05 p.m. Mass on Mondays until 3 p.m. During Benediction, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena are prayed.
QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY PARISH, Vienna, holds First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
ST. BARBARA PARISH, Massillon, holds Eucharistic Adoration after 8 a.m. Mass the First Thursday through the First Friday of every month.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Massillon, holds Eucharistic Adoration 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays in the church, closing with Benediction.
ST. MARY/ ST. BENEDICT PARISH, Canton, hold Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of every month, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, with Benediction at 5 p.m., at St. Mary Parish, 1602 Market Ave. S., Canton.
SACRED HEART OF MARY PARISH, Harrisburg, prays the rosary at 6:35 p.m. every Monday and offers a Mass for Peace at 7 p.m. Information: 330-875-2827.
ST. AMBROSE PARISH, Garrettsville, prays the rosary at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday in the church.
ST. PATRICK PARISH, Kent, prays the rosary at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, to pray for an end to abortion.
ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, Streetsboro, prays the rosary at 8:05 a.m. before weekday Mass or communion service.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Alliance, prays the rosary and other prayers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Schwartz Center.
REGINA COELI PARISH, Alliance, prays the rosary at 7:35 a.m. Tuesdays before the 8 a.m. Mass.
ST. PAUL PARISH, Salem, holds a rosary cenacle at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in the rectory meeting room. Information: Chris, 330-332-1664.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Maximo, prays the Rosary for Life before all weekend Masses – at 7 p.m. on Saturdays; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.
ST. WILLIAM PARISH, Champion, prays the rosary at 8 a.m. Sundays.
ST. ROSE PARISH, Girard, prays the rosary at 8 a.m. before the weekday Mass and at 7 p.m. Mondays.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH, McDonald, prays the rosary at 7:20 a.m. every Sunday.
ST. STEPHEN PARISH, Niles, Morning Rosary Group prays the rosary at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 8 a.m. weekdays.
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, prays the rosary each day before the 8:15 a.m. Mass.
HOLY HOUR –
ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH, Canton, celebrates a holy hour at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
WALSH UNIVERSITY, North Canton, holds Eucharistic Holy Hour in Le Mennais Hall chapel Sunday evenings. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is at 7:15 p.m. and recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m., followed by Benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Information: T.O. Bennett, 330-497-6149.
SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH, Youngstown, holds Devotion to St. Dymphna every Thursday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH, Youngstown, Friends of St. Hannibal di Francia and The Pious Union of Divine Will meet the second and fourth Saturday of each month for 12:45 p.m. Mass and Chaplet of the Divine Will, followed by prayer meeting.
OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL -ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA PARISH, Youngstown, will hold a First Friday evening Mass with Devotions to the Sacred Heart at 6 p.m. beginning June 7 in St. Anthony Church. Security will be provided and refreshments will be served after devotions. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will hold noon Mass with devotions.
NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST. DYMPHNA, Massillon, holds the novena to St. Dymphna following the 4 p.m. Mass each Tuesday. The Shrine is located at St. Mary Church. Information: 330-833-8478.
WALSH UNIVERSITY, North Canton, offers a Mass and prayers for priests the third Thursday of every month. Mass is at 7 p.m.; Eucharistic holy hour with rosary and Benediction is at 8 p.m. Information: T.O. Bennett, 330-497-6149.
ST. PATRICK PARISH, Kinsman, holds a Catholic charismatic prayer group 7:30-9 p.m. after Mass every Tuesday in the church.
QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY PARISH, Vienna, Saint Pio Prayer Group in honor of the Sacred Heart invites interested persons to attend Mass, followed by Benediction, at 7 p.m. the First Friday of each month.
ST. ANNE’S UKRAINIAN (BYZ.) CATHOLIC CHURCH Padre Pio Prayer Group meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month for Mass, rosary and Benediction at the church, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown. Information: 330-652-4923 or 330-647-3833.
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, broadcasts its Sunday 9:30 a.m. live Mass on 1060 AM WILB Radio and on www.livingbreadradio.com.
BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH, Warren, will offer Stations of the Cross for Peace at Noon the first Tuesday of each month, on the outdoor path, weather permitting. Information: 330-372-2215.
BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH, Warren, will offer a Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. the First Monday of the month at Panera Bread, Elm St., Warren. The will also offer a Women’s Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the parish. Information: 330-372-2215.
ST. LUKE PARISH, Boardman will offer Centering Prayer at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the parish. The evening will include Christian meditation/contemplation as well as teachings by spiritual leaders such as Father Thomas Keating (Contemplative Outreach) and Father Richard Rohr (Center for Action and Contemplation) Information Joanne at 330-720-4584 or e-mail
for further information.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Alliance, holds a Bible study 9-10:15 a.m. Sundays in the Coleman Room of the rectory and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Schwartz Center.
OUR LADY OF THE LAKES PARISH, St. James Church, North Jackson, pastor Father David Merzweiler holds “Scripture Study for Sundays” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, Streetsboro, holds Sunday Scripture sessions at 10 a.m. Thursdays.
ST. CHARLES PARISH, Boardman, holds Scripture study noon-1:30 p.m. every Monday with Father George Balasko. Information: Father Balasko, 330-385-5582, or St. Charles, 330-758-2325.
ST. PAUL PARISH, Salem, holds Scripture sharing 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the living room of the parish center. Sister Mary Ann will be facilitator. Information: 330-332-0336.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Massillon, holds Soup and Scripture Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the parish center.
ST. MARY PARISH, Warren, hosts Jewish/Christian Studies at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, in the church hall, corner of Seneca and High streets. Father George Balasko is the facilitator. Information: 330-393-8721.
ST. PAUL PARISH, North Canton, hosts Sanctuary Cove Bible Study 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday in the parish center. Includes Bible study (James 1:22), annual retreat, outreach and prayer.
ST. MARY PARISH, Massillon, holds Bible Study meetings at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the adult room, conducted by Father Ed Gretchko. Participants should bring a New American Bible.
ST. LOUIS PARISH, Louisville, holds Monday Morning Bible Study at 9 a.m. in the Hoffer Center each week. Information: 330-875-1658.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Massillon, holds Faith Discussion Thursdays at 9 a.m. in the parish center.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, Canton, will hold discussions about the Sunday readings 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The discussion will be led by Kimberly Musille. Free of charge. Information: 330-454-8044, ext. 404.
ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, Streetsboro, Scripture Group will meet at 10 a.m. Mondays instead of Thursdays.
ST. PATRICK PARISH, Kent will hold Bible Study 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Kenney meeting room. “Isaiah: Build a Highway for God” will be presented by Michaelene Murphy, pastoral minister. Cost: $10 for the book. For exact dates/registration: 330-677-4453.
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, Canton, holds Life Teen Mass at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday. Social activities follow in Fannon Center. All high school teens welcome. Information: Jeff Fricker at 330-492-3119, ext. 14.
ST. ANN PARISH, East Liverpool, serves hot meals for the needy 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays in the parish hall.
ST. MARY/ST. FRANCES CABRINI PARISH, Conneaut, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society provides a soup luncheon at St. Mary Hall 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. Free of charge.
ST JOSEPH PARISH, Massillon, St. Vincent DePaul Society has a soup kitchen noon-1 p.m. every Monday in the school building.
ST. BARBARA PARISH, Massillon, will sponsor a food pantry 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 21 in the Parish Life Center. The pantry serves people west of 6th Street, who are asked to bring a utility bill with name and address and photo ID.
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, Canton, hosts the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group 7-8 p.m. every Sunday in the church. Anyone whose life is touched by mental illness (personally or through a family member or friend) is welcome to attend. For information, NAMI Stark County voicemail line, 330-649-1323 or www.nami-stark.com.
BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH, Warren, is the meeting site of HOPE WORKS, a job-networking group for those seeking employment, at 9 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Holy Family Hall. The free meetings include resume help, interviewing techniques, understanding, encouragement, assistance and support. Information: Terry, 330-372-2215.
SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH, Warren, is the site of a grief support group that meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the parish center social hall.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ADULT DAY SERVICES, 59 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, is the site of a monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Information: Sister Edwardine Baznik at 330-491-0896 or 330-832-9758.
ST. JOSEPH CARE CENTER ADULT DAY SERVICES, 2308 Reno Drive, Louisville, is the site of a monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Information: Sister Edwardine Baznik at 330-491-0896.
ST. JAMES PARISH, Warren, will offer grief support meetings at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the parish hall. Information: 330-286-3435.
ST. JUDE PARISH, Columbiana, will offer a “Season of Hope” support group for the bereaved at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 in the church hall. This ongoing group meets for prayer, Scripture, faith-sharing and fellowship. Information: Chris Evans 330-402-5450 or church office 330-482-2351.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, Austintown is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive 1-6 p.m. Dec. 30 in Msgr. Prokop Center. Anyone giving blood at any Red Cross site from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3 will receive a 2 oz. brick of Dunkin Donuts coffee and a coupon for a free pound of coffee.
ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, Streetsboro, Discussion Group meets at 10 a.m. Mondays in the parish council room. Presider is Ursuline Sister Eileen Kernan.
ST. LOUIS PARISH, Louisville, Women’s Ministry meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Hoffer Center to make rosaries for the missions. Information: 330-875-1658.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, Mantua, has limited copies of its parish cookbook, “Taste and See – St. Joseph’s Labor of Love,” available for $15. Nearly 500 recipes are included in the three-ring padded-cover book. Proceeds go to the parish’s Appalachian Experience ministry in Clintwood, Va. Information: 330-274-2253.
ST. BARBARA PARISH, Massillon, Caring Stitchers is seeking donations of fabric and sewing items for their projects for the domestic violence shelter, the homeless and for the sister parish in Tanzania and Haiti. Call: 330-833-6898.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ST. PETER PARISHES, Canton, have a collaborative prayer line. Members of both parishes and others may call 330-453-5418, ext. 306 to leave a prayer request, and each person in the chain will pray for the caller’s request. Prayers will continue for one month.
ST. JAMES SCHOOL, Waynesburg, is offering free tuition for the first semester for new students. Interested parents should call John Airhart, principal, or Tina Welch, administrative assistant, at 330-866-9556.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SHOOL, Louisville, Home and School Association is offering for sale a “Homemade with Love, Knights in the Kitchen” cookbooks. Cost: $15 and will benefit the Home and School after-prom program. Information: 330-309-9662 or e-mail:
ST. COLUMBA CATHEDRAL, Youngstown, will hold 5 monthly raffles. Tickets will be drawn daily with Mon.-Fri. prize $50 and Sun. $100. Special drawing on Columbus Day is for a $500 prize. Cost: $10 each. Information: 330-744-5233.
ST. MICHAEL PARISH, Canfield, still has cookbooks available for sale. “Breaking Bread Together” was published in 2012, in conjunction with the parish’s 50th anniversary. Cost: $15. Call the church office Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: 330-533-6839.