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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 past year’s ministries and share what the Lord has to them imposed for the coming year. They will be in charge of the entire worship service with lots of music and praise, as well as their reports.

Through their they also have other ministries: www.321 Ministries, org and Reverend Dan Smith is a pastor.

HOLINESS OF LIFE: The First Baptist Church, 2640 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, will place special emphasis on the sanctity of human life during its Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m. Allie Frazier, Executive Director from Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, will speak about 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 introduce guest speaker, former evangelist Michael Tate of Cleveland, at 11 a.m. today. The church congregation recently lost Pastor Wilbur Young, who served the church for seven years. Young’s funeral was held on January 20 at Temple Emmanuel SDA Church in Youngstown.

Tate and his wife, Sandra, provide counseling and reassurance sessions throughout northeast Ohio. Tate’s sermon is “From the belly.” The service will also be offered via Zoom under the 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. on February 26. There will be an optional mass to follow at 4:30 p.m. at the parish. Sign up at

ROSARY FOR LIFE: The Youth Ministry of Blessed Sacrament and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishes will hold a Mass and Rosary for Life at 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 on February 5 at St. Columba’s Cathedral Social Hall, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown. The one-day retreat for engaged couples requires reservations through For more information, call 330-744-8451, ext. 22.

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

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

For those unable to attend in person, the White Mass will be streamed live on the Diocese of Youngstown website at

For more information, contact the Youngstown Diocese Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life Office at 330-744-8451, ext. 272.

FIRST FRIDAY HOSTS HOLOCAUST SCHOLAR: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown’s speaker series will meet Thursday noon at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The guest is Jesse V. McClain, specialist in Holocaust education with the Jewish Community Relations Council. McClain will present “Church in the Holocaust.”

There will be an opportunity for questions from participants to follow. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at noon. The cost is $18. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 or visit for more information.

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

DIOCESE COURSES: The Office of Religious Education/Evangelism of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown offers new online opportunities for adults who want to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics related to the faith and practice of the Catholic Church .

Course dates and descriptions can be found on the Catechist Cafe website, ( under “For catechists / courses for catechists.”

For more information, call 330-744-8451, ext. 290, or email [email protected]

POVERTY AWARENESS: The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown are appealing to Catholics and others of goodwill to support a special collection to provide winter assistance to individuals and families in need. Like in January “Poverty Awareness Month” concludes, Catholic Charities sponsors the annual event “Warm hearts for warm homes” campaign (formerly Keep the Kids Warm) through Sunday.

More than 175,000 people live 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 over $469,000 for assistance to 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, Ohio 44503.

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