Church plans talk, pet blessing

MOUNT CARMEL - The Rev. Frank Karwacki will discuss the new Encyclical "Light of Faith" (Lumen Fedei) by Pope Francis at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel hall, 41 S. Market St.

The public is invited.

A blessing of pets will be held on the front church steps of the church, 47 S. Market St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

MCA Class of 1974 meeting set

KULPMONT - Mount Carmel Area Class of 1974 will hold a reunion meeting at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the East End Fire Company.

Candace Gingrich-Jones to speak

BLOOMSBURG- LGBT activist Candace Gingrich-Jones will present a lecture, "The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Journey," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Kehr Union Ballroom. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Gingrich-Jones is the half-sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. She has traveled around the country to promote the importance of coming out, the duty to vote and the power of conversations to change minds.

Gingrich-Jones is associate director of the Human Rights Campaign's Youth and Campus Outreach Program.

For more information, contact Madelyn Rodriguez, director of multicultural affairs, at or (570) 389-4510.