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Information offered by treatment center

BRILLIANT — Brilliant Treatment Services, at 1479 Third St., will be offering information about addiction recovery and free Nacan from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in its parking lot.

There will be a balloon release in memory of those lost to addiction at 12:30 p.m.

The Jefferson County Health Department will be administering COVID-19 vaccine during that time.

For information about the COVID-19 vaccine, call (740) 283-8530.

Blessing of the animals planned

STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville will host a Blessing of Animals at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 2 outside the Portiuncula Chapel. All are welcome to attend with pets and other animals.

The Rev. Shawn Roberson, TOR, university chaplain, will bless any animals on leashes or in carriers.

The blessing ceremony is part of the annual Homecoming Weekend, which centers around the life of university patron St. Francis of Assisi. In case of inclement weather, the blessing will be held near the entrance to Finnegan Fieldhouse.

The Blessing of Animals is one of many events planned for homecoming weekend, Oct. 1-3.

Vocations awareness days planned

STEUBENVILLE — Religious Vocations Awareness Day will take place at Franciscan University of Steubenville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oc. 8 in Finnegan Fieldhouse. All who are interested in learning about religious life and communities are invited to attend.

About 30 religious communities and dioceses will be represented at the annual event, including the Diocese of Steubenville, the TOR Franciscan Friars, TOR Franciscan Sisters, Dominicans, Carmelites and many more.

The event is sponsored by university’s priestly discernment program, which helps men discern a call to priesthood or religious life while attending Franciscan University.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Lucia Bortz of the priestly discernment program at lbortz@franciscan.edu.

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