MEN’S MILE MARKER: St. Joseph Parish, 4545 New Road, Austintown, will present Men’s Mile Marker 2022 from 9 am to 4:15 pm Feb. 26. There will be an optional Mass to follow at 4:30 pm Register at www.ihm-parish.com/mens-mile-marker.
WHITE MASS: Bishop David Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown will be the principal celebrant for the 25th annual White Mass 10:30 am Feb. 20 at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown.
The White Mass celebrates all health care professionals, including mental health workers, and recognizes the ministry of all those in the healing professions.
For those who cannot participate in person, the White Mass will be livestreamed through the Diocese of Youngstown’s website at www.doy.org/live.
For information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451 Ext. 272.
FIRST FRIDAY HOSTS HOLOCAUST SPECIALIST: The First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Speaker Series was rescheduled to noon Feb. 17 at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Guest is Jesse V. McClain, Holocaust educational specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council. McClain will present “Church in the Holocaust.”
There will be an opportunity for participants’ questions to follow. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am with the presentation beginning at noon. The cost is $18. For reservations, call 330-720-4498 or visit www.firstfridayclubofgreateryyoungstown.org for more information.
EMPOWERMENT SERIES: Second Baptist Church “A House of Hope,” 1510 Main Ave. SW in Warren, will host a Black History Month Empowerment Series, which is a collaborative effort to inform and engage the community in the areas of education, insurance and employment.
Each session will feature a panel discussion with special guests including professional educators, licensed life insurance agents and representatives from Ultium Cells. There will be time for questions and answers and next steps that residents can take. Individuals may attend in-person at Second Baptist Church or tune in on the church’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Week one is “Overcoming Barriers to Success” 2 to 4 pm today with resources and guidance for parents of scholars with an IEP or 504 plan. Host is Lea Dotson and panelists are Terri Lynn West and Andrea Hudson.
Week two is “Securing The Future” 2 to 4 pm Feb 12 with information covering life insurance, types of coverage, benefits and limitations. Host is the Rev. Todd Johnson with panelists Marquita Lyles and Herb Caldwell.
Week three is “Next Gen Careers” 2 to 4 pm Feb. 19 with insight into the emerging job market and how to get involved in skilled trades. Host is Johnson with panelists Timothy Callion, Dominick Brown and Vernon Mills of Ultium Cells.
FOUR CHAPLAINS: Howland American Legion Post 700, in collaboration with Boy Scout Troop 28, will conduct a Four Chaplains Service at 10 am Feb. 13 at the Howland Community Church.
GIVEAWAY: Center Point Church, 2733 W. Liberty St., Girard, hosts a monthly giveaway 12:30 to 2:30 pm on the third Saturday of each month, which is open to the tri-county area. Various items will be available.
GIVEAWAY: Bethel Church of God In Christ, 3147 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, hosts a free food giveaway at noon each Wednesday while supplies last.
EVENING OF STARS: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica will present “An Evening with the Stars” 6 to 9 pm Feb. 11 at the church, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Admission is $15 per person. Doors open at 6 pm and the show begins at 6:30 pm For tickets, call 330-743-4144.
DIOCESE CLASSES: The Office of Religious Education /Evangelization of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown is offering new online opportunities for adults seeking to learn more or deepen their understanding of topics in faith and Catholic Church practice.
Course dates and descriptions are found by going to the website Catechist Cafe, (https://catechistcafe.weebly.com) under “For Catechists /Catechist Courses.”
For information, call 330-744-8451, Ext. 290, or email jlaw
CATHOLIC SCHOLARSHIP: Catholic Collegiate is a group of dedicated Catholic women with degrees. With 100 members, the group works to provide scholarships for young women in the community and to further their Christian ideals. The group’s scholarship application period is now open for the 2022-23 year to Catholic sophomores and juniors. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be completed by March 31. For information, call Marla at 330-727-4449.
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