Parish Festivals & Golf Outings


Below is a listing of parish festivals and charity golf outings submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic and published May 11, 2018, in our special Parish Festival & Charity Golf Outing Guide. The Festivals and Charity Golf Outings are occurring throughout the six-county diocese from May through October 2018.



Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township

“2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival,” Wednesday-Sunday, May 16-20, 310 Kane Blvd. Festival showcases inspired talent in art, literature and music. Free and open to the public, includes juried exhibition of 50 original sacred artworks, as well as literary and musical performances. Schedule: Wednesday, gallery open 6-9 p.m., 7 p.m. Linus Meldrum presents “Sacred Art: Bread and Body;” Thursday, gallery open 4-9 p.m., 5 p.m. Duo Dulce, with violin and flute; 7 p.m. Sam Hazo, poet laureate of Pennsylvania; Friday, gallery open 4-9 p.m.; 5 p.m. William Breckenridge, novelist, 6 p.m. Duo Dulce with violin and flute; Mike Aquilina, poet and author; Saturday, gallery open 2-9 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Mike Gallagher, folk singer, 4 p.m., Ryan Wilson, poet; 7:30 p.m. Father Richard Infante, author; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. “Mass of Hope,” with Joe Negri jazz ensemble and parish choir, 1-3 p.m. artist’s reception and awards. For information, call 412-279-7070, or visit www.olgscott.org.

St. Bernard School, Mount Lebanon

41st annual “May Mart,” Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, 6-10 p.m., back parking lot,311 Washington Road. (Special bingo night Wednesday, May 16, 6-10 p.m., Clairvaux Hall).Attractions include bounce house, face painting, cornhole tournament, book fair, games, plant sale and more. Special ethnic food fair with wide variety of food items including American grill and “famous apple pies.” Entertainment: Friday, Shovlin Irish Dancers, St. Bernard band, Guaranteed Irish; Saturday, Port Vue, with disc jockey to follow, plus cash and gift card raffle.For information, call 412-341-5444.

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville

Food truck festival, Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1000 Avila Court, Perrysville. Attractions include variety of food trucks, music, photo tent, small games of chance, homemade bake sale and more. Food trucks participating: Bruster’s Ice Cream, Bull Dawgs, Caustelot Creamery, Cool Beans Taco, Coop Chicken and Waffles, Cousins Maine Lobster, Daily Grind Mobile Cafe, Fry Master, Heavenly Homemade Baked Goods, Hop Farm Brewing, Kona Ice, Le’s Oriental, Mission Mahi, Nakama, Oakmont BBQ, Oh My Grill, Pittsburgh Crepe, Pittsburgh Pierogi, Pittsburgh Po’boy, Pittsburgh Halal Food, Revival Chili, Sinkers and Suds, Steer and Wheel, Tango Argentinian, Vagabond Tacos, Wood Fired Flatbreads. Admission is free.

St. Elizabeth, Pleasant Hills

Monday-Saturday, May 21-26, 6-10:30 p.m., 1 Grove Place. Attractions include rides, bake sale, big money raffle and more. Huge white elephant sale, Monday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. (specialpresale Sunday, May 20, 1-3 with $5 admission). Extensive food menu includes famous homemade doughnuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, hotsausage and pizza. Daily menu specials: Monday, turkey croissant; Tuesday, kielbasa with sauerkraut; Wednesday, cabbage and noodles; Thursday, pulled pork sandwich; Friday, bacon cheeseburger; Saturday, chili and chili dogs.

St. Ursula, Allison Park

Monday-Saturday, May 28-June 2, opens at 6:30 p.m., 3937 Kirk Ave. Flea market opens at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Monday, special presale Sunday, 6-8 p.m.). Attractions include games of skill and chance, rides, moon walk, children’s activities, bingo, grand raffle (with top prize of $10,000), other raffles, baked goods, tours of Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and more.Dinners: Wednesday, 4:30-7 p.m., spaghetti, sponsored by Blessed Trinity Academy; Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m., stuffed chicken. Other menu items include funnel cakes, pizza, lemonade, sno-cones, pretzels, nachos and more. Special Taste of Nations booth featuring a variety of ethnic foods including hot sausage, haluski, hot dogs and more. In addition, Jim’s Smokin Que will sell pulled pork, ribs, chicken and Mexican street corn. Entertainment: Tuesday, 7 p.m., The Brass Staff; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Weird Paul.


St. Margaret, Green Tree

Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), 310 Mansfield Ave. Attractions include rides, instant bingo, $10,000 cash raffle, bingo, Chinese auction and more. Menu includes funnel cakes, fresh-cut french fries, pizza, Philly cheese steak, hamburger, hot dogs and walking tacos. Disc jockey will play music nightly.

St. Maurice, Forest Hills

Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), 2001 Ardmore Blvd. Attractions include games, activities for kids, bingo, raffle, bake sale, white elephant and more. Dinners: Thursday, spaghetti; Friday, fish; Also featuring variety of festival foods nightly. Entertainment: Wednesday, “International Night,” featuring entertainment from around the world; Thursday, “Broadway at the Festival;” Friday, Amie’s Dance Academy, Burlap Road; Saturday, Lorraine Busch Dance Center, The Soul Searchers.

St. Rosalia, Greenfield

Thursday-Saturday, June 7-9, 6-10 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), 411 Greenfield Ave. Attractions include huge basket raffle, kiddie area, homemade baked goods, beer garden, games, great prizes, raffle every half-hour during festival and more. Menufeatures pizza, funnel cakes, hot dogs, hot sausage and more. Entertainment: Matt Tichon, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, The BelAirs, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, The Optimists, 7:30-9:30 p.m. On Thursday, Big 104.7 radio will broadcast live from 6-8 p.m., with giveaways, including concert tickets.

St. Anne, Castle Shannon

Monday-Saturday, June 11-16, 7-11 p.m., 4040 Willow Ave. Attractions include rides, games, bingo, flea market, Chinese auction, raffles including nightly 50/50 and giant $9,500 raffle. Dinners served Monday, Thursday and Friday from 5-7 p.m. Variety of food items including funnel cakes and fresh homemade doughnuts.

St. Mary of the Assumption,


Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16, 6-10 p.m. (5:30-10 p.m. Saturday), 2510 Middle Road. Attractions include inflatable rides, games, bake sale, craft sale, huge basket auction, big raffle and more. Dinners 4:30-7:30 p.m. (5-8 p.m. Saturday). Menu: Thursday, pig roast; Friday, authentic Polish platter. Nightly grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers and kielbasa. Also, pizza, nachos, chicken wings and french fries. Entertainment: Thursday 7 p.m., The Shawn Pennington Band; Friday 7 p.m., Kardaz plays oldies and classic rock; Saturday, A Night of Magic. Mass with polka music celebrated Saturday at 4 p.m., with Dick Tady Orchestra.

St. Patrick, Canonsburg

Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16, 5-11 p.m., 317 W. Pike St. Attractions include bingo, Kids Korner, grand raffle, bake sale, face painting and more. Menu features hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs,“street food booth,” an array of ethnic foods, plus fresh lemonade. Music and dancing nightly.

Immaculate Conception,


Wednesday-Saturday, June 20-23, 6-10 p.m., 119 W. Chestnut St., Attractions include large indoor flea market, Chinese auction, games, prizes, early-bird bingo, photo booth, caricaturist and more. A variety of ethnic food served, including pizza, pierogies, meatballs, stuffed cabbage and more. Also featuring nightly specials. Nightly entertainment includes disc jockey and local bands.

St. Thomas More, Bethel Park

“Morefest,” Wednesday-Saturday, June 20-23, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), 126 Fort Couch Road. Attractions include super flea market (presale Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), Lexus car raffle, kids zone, games of skill and chance, rides, bingo and more. Outside food booths feature hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, french fries, funnel cakes, barbecue pork, pizza, pierogies, haluski, fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream, cookies, sno-cones, wine, beer, popcorn, cotton candy and more. Special Polish dinner inside Family Life Center on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. Entertainment: Wednesday, Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, 6-7 p.m., Corned Beef and Curry, 7-10 p.m.; Thursday, talent show, 6-7 p.m., live band, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, Mansfield 5, 7-11 p.m.; Saturday, Ray Jay and the Carousels and Henny and the Versa J’s, 7-11 p.m. Special Mass with polka music Saturday at 5 p.m.

St. Gregory, Zelienople

Annual Lawn Fete, Thursday-Saturday, June 21-23, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday, 6-11 p.m. Saturday), 2 W. Beaver St. Rummage sale during festival opens at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday and noon Saturday. Attractions include bingo, big money raffle, giant slide, moonwalk, bake sale, plant stand, kiddie games, games of chance, Chinese auction and more. Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will do hair styles, including hair chalking. Dinner menu,served from 4-7 p.m.: Thursday, meat lasagna with side vegetable, salad, bread, dessert and beverage; Friday, baked or fried fish with potato, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage; Saturday, Salisbury steak with potato wedges, vegetable, wedding soup, salad, dessert and beverage. Takeout is available, but does not include drink. Full refreshment stand open during festival hours includes hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, nightly specials and more. Entertainment: Thursday, SpinCycle, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, We Don’t Sing, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, This-Thatand The Other Thing, 7 p.m. For information, visit www.stgreglawnfete.com.

St. Pamphilus, Beechview

Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m.-close, 1000 Tropical Ave. Indoor festival featuring Italian dinner, Chinese auction, flea market, raffles and more. Italian dinner features lasagna, penne pasta, sausage, meatballs, salad, rolls and desserts. Homemade Italian specialty desserts for sale. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under, and free for kids 4 and under. Festival held in air-conditioned hall.

St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall

Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, starting at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), 1 Saint Therese Court. Attractions include new inflatables, climbing wall back by popular demand, flea market, bingo, bake sale, children’s area, games for all ages, basket raffle and more. The Allegheny County Firefighters Convention will join festival this year, with parade ending at St. Therese festival Saturday, June 23. Variety of ethnic food booths, including American, Italian, Mexican and Polish. Plus funnel cakes, bake sale, ice cream, Kona Ice Truck, and Mike and Tony’s Gyros. Entertainment: Thursday, Tim and John, Fran’s School of Dance; Friday, Ruff Creek playing country hits; Saturday, Platinum, playing ‘70s pop and Motown hits; Sunday, disc jockey Matt Tichon, and Mary Ann and Company Dance Studio.

St. Thomas A Becket,

Jefferson Hills

Thursday-Saturday, June 28-30, 6-11 p.m., 139 Gill Hall Road. Attractions include flea market, games, rides by C&L Shows, raffles, bingo, super auction and more. Special festival flea market presale Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and will reopen for festival. Variety of food served nightly, including fresh-made doughnuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa, hot sausage, french fries, pizza, soft pretzels, strawberry shortcake with ice cream and more. Dinner menu: Thursday, stuffed cabbage; Friday, fish fry and pierogie dinner; Saturday, barbecue 1/2 chicken dinner. Entertainment schedule: Thursday, 7 p.m. Sky Jump Lottery (rain date June 29), 7-10 p.m. Shot of Soul; Friday, 7-10 p.m. Soul Searchers; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Abilene Band and Gas House Annie (country music).


St. John the Baptist, Plum

Wednesday-Saturday, July 11-14, 7-10 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. Friday, 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday), 444 St. John St. Attractions include bingo, bake sale, rummage sale, kiddieland, games, inflatable rides, basket auctions, grand raffle, nightly 50/50 and more. Food served from 6-10 p.m. (6-10:30 p.m. Friday, 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday). Food menu includes funnel cakes, fresh lemonade, potato patch,hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, kielbasa, steak sandwiches, pulled pork, corn dogs, tacos, grilled half chicken, hot sausage, french fries, salads, chicken strips, haluski, fruit cup, cole slaw and more.Dinner menu: Wednesday, lasagna; Thursday, homemade meatloaf; Friday, St. John’s “famous” fish night; Saturday, Polish night with stuffed cabbage and pierogies. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., No Assembly Required; 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Eight Liners (with Zach Crowe); 7:30-9 p.m., Disney “sing-a-long” night; 7:15-10 p.m. The Kosmix (Polka night). Saturday at 4 p.m., Mass with polka music featuring Randy Koslosky (2015 Polka Hall of Fame inductee) and his band Kosmix at 4 p.m.

North American Martyrs,


Wednesday-Saturday, July 11-14, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday), 2526 Haymaker Road. Attractions include bingo, rides, inflatables, games, money wheel, raffle and more. Menu includes beer tent, pizza, fried fish, chicken fingers, french fries, hot dogs, kielbasa with sauerkraut, haluski, nachos, funnel cakes, desserts and more. Food vendorswill sell Mexican food, fresh lemonade, Rita’s Italian Ice and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, Flipside DJ; Thursday, Flipside DJ, followed by Bobby Vee; Friday, Tim Vitullo; Saturday, Glitz. All-day ride passes available.

Our Lady of Most Blessed

Sacrament, Natrona Heights

Wednesday-Saturday, July 11-14, 6-10:30 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. Saturday), school grounds, 800 Montana Ave. Attractions include bingo, rides, games, basket bonanza (raffle with large variety of baskets), cash raffle ($5,000 total cash prizes), bake sale and more. Daily menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cabbage and noodles, barbecue pork, hot sausage, hot dogs, pizza, kielbasa, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Risen to Save with Curt Marino and Marcie Covey; Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Wendy and the Lost Boys; Friday, 7-10 p.m., American Pie; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Dick Tady Orchestra.

St. Angela Merici, White Oak

Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, 6-10 p.m., 1640 Fawcett Ave. Attractions include flea market, basket raffle, Kid’s Kingdom, midway games, card games, money wheels, bake sale, bingo and more. Main food tent features ethnic specialties. Plus, grill items, Italian booth with homemade pizza and hot sausage, funnel cakes and Scout Troop 1640 Fast Food Express. Magician Church Caputo will perform in Kid’s Kingdom nightly. Visits from mascots including Smiley and Rita’s Ice Man. Disc jockey providing music for listening, dancing and karaoke.

St. Joseph, Coraopolis

Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, 5-10 p.m., parking lot between Fourth and Fifth avenues (parish address is 1304 Fourth Ave.). Attractions include games, bake sale, train rides, petting zoo Saturday and more. Festival features an array of ethnic food booths selling gnocchi, haluski, pierogies, tacos, pizza, lasagna, sausage and meatball sandwiches, chicken, french fries, funnel cakes and more. Nightly entertainment to include local musicians.

St. Jude, Wilmerding

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14, 6-10 p.m., 405 Westinghouse Ave. Attractions include flea market, bingo, games, Chinese auction, daily 50/50 raffle, money raffle and more. Ethnic food menu, served from 5:30-10 p.m., with homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, stuffed shells with meatball, kielbasa, fish sandwiches, baked goods, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Friday, 6-7 p.m., 2 For the Road, 7-10 p.m. Buddy Mac Band; Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., ethnic music with Zabava.

All Saints, Etna

Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21, 19 Wilson St. (festival on church grounds on Dewey Street). Attractions include kiddie rides, games of chance and skill, instant bingo, raffles, including $3,000 raffle Saturday, bingo in air-conditioned hall starting at 7:30 p.m. and more. Dinner, 5-7 p.m.: Wednesday, baked chicken; Thursday, steak; Friday, baked fish; Saturday, turkey and stuffing. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children, with takeout available. Other foods served every night after 7 p.m. include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage and other daily menu items. Live entertainment every night starting at 7 p.m.: Wednesday, Mike Arnold (folk rock); Thursday, kid’s night with Ideal Dance and magician Al Mazing; Friday, North Hills Harmony Line Chorus (harmonious music); Saturday, Kardaz (music from 1960s and 1970s). For information, call parish office at 412-781-0530.

Holy Apostles, Baldwin

Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21, 6:30-11 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church, 3198 Schieck St. (near Churchview Avenue). Attractions include rides by Reinhart Amusements Inc., games of skill and chance for all ages, grand raffle with $10,000 in prizes, nightly 50/50, bake sale, Chinese auction, flea market, bingo and more. Dinners, 4-6:30 p.m.: Wednesday, meatloaf; Thursday, spaghetti; Friday, fish fry; Saturday, (5-9 p.m.), Chef Steve’s Rib and Chicken Barbecue. Also, an outrageous number of festival foods and drinks available. Nightly entertainment including The Festival of Praise Band. Off-street parking available.

St. Robert Bellarmine,

East McKeesport

Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, 1313 Fifth Ave. Attractions include giant flea market, bingo, Kids Korner, homemade baked goods, basket auction, games of chance and more. Menu includes fresh-squeezed lemonade, famous pizza fritas, fresh-cut french fries, stuffed cabbage, hot sausage, fresh-grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade pierogies and haluski, kielbasa, walking tacos and more. Entertainment: Thursday, 7-10 p.m., DJ Firebyte Audio (Billy Yadesky); Friday, 7-10 p.m., Jack and the Tady Bears; Saturday, to be announced.

SS. Simon and Jude,

Scott Township

Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, starting at 6 p.m., school grounds, 1607 Greentree Road. Attractions include rides, games, bingo, petting zoo, “Jump for Jesus,” gigantic flea market, Chinese auction with more than 75 baskets, Duquesne University scholarship raffle and more. Featuring home show exhibit that includes many local and regional companies, all with giveaways. Variety of homemade food booths, including Italian, Polish, Irish, Mexican and Indian, as well as Fry Daddies Barbecue, funnel cakes, apple dumplings and more. Entertainment will feature skydivers nightly at 8 p.m., karaoke contest, bands, dancers, Gymsport competitive gymnastics and more. Also, featuring new car raffle. For information, visit www.ssjfestival.com, or www.ssjpittsburgh.com.

St. Christopher, Prospect

Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 4-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. Saturday, with outdoor Mass at 4 p.m.), 229 N. Franklin St. Attractions include raffles, including meat package and Steelers exhibition game raffle, children’s bounce house, dime toss, bingo, flea market, country store, basket raffles, instant bingo, banner game and more. Food menu includes walking tacos, pizza, gyros, grape leaves, baklava, potato pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, hot sausage, chicken tenders, garbage/cheese french fries, cabbage rolls, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa with sauerkraut, homemade pie and ice cream, sno-cones, funnel cakes, barbecue chicken and more. Entertainment includes square dancing Friday, 7-10 p.m., family karaoke Saturday from 5-10 p.m., with visits from Star Wars 501st Legion characters Saturday. Festival shuttle parking available at Prospect Presbyterian Church.

St. Damien of Molokai,


Friday-Saturday, July 20-21, 5-11 p.m., parish park located at First and Main streets (behind Dierken’s). Attractions include bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, games for children and adults, small games of chance and more. Various ethnic and American foods include chicken wings, pizza, ice cream, funnel cakes, barbecue, fresh-cut french fries, Italian ice, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Nomad; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m., The Pittsburgh Bel Airs. Outdoor Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. Free admission and parking.

St. Agnes, West Mifflin

Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29, 5-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Sunday, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; fish fry starts at 3 p.m. Friday), 653 St. Agnes Lane. Attractions include inflatables, rock climbing wall, train, bingo, huge bake sale, Chinese auction, games and more. Dinners served nightly, and include salad, potato and vegetable: Thursday, roasted chicken; Friday, fried fish; Saturday, roast beef; Sunday, stuffed pork chop. Also serving pulled pork sandwich, potato pancakes, stuffed shells, pizza, hot sausage, pigs in blanket, pierogies, haluski and more. Nightly live entertainment: Thursday, Loose Change; Friday, Dallas Marks; Saturday, Mansfield 5; Sunday, The Dueling Pianos with Ron Soltis and John Hasinger.

Madonna del Castello, Swissvale

Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28, 7 p.m. (dinners at 4 p.m.), 2021 S. Braddock Ave. Attractions include bingo, super slide, T-shirt sale, basket raffle, games for all ages and more. Homemade dinners served at 4 p.m., and include meatball, hot sausage, eggplant and stuffed peppers every night. Dinner specials: Thursday, cavatelli; Friday, linguine with clams; Saturday, manicotti. Food served nightly includes parish’s famous fried dough, “Casa Dolce,” Veltre’s pizza, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and more. Entertainment: Thursday, 6 p.m., Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band; Friday, 7 p.m., Lorraine Busch Dance Center School; Saturday, 7 p.m., dance show. Parking available in Noble Street lot.


St. Athanasius, West View

“Flea market,” Saturday, July 28,8 a.m.-2 p.m., 7 Chalfonte Ave.

St. Alexis, Wexford

(Benefiting Blessed Francis

Seelos Academy)

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 1-4, 6-11 p.m., 10090 Old Perry Highway. Bingo Wednesday and Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in school cafeteria. Dinners served indoors Thursday and Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., with Thursday being “Thanksgiving in July,” and Saturday is Italian night. Live entertainment on main stage every night.

Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 1-4, 6-10 p.m. (food served starting 4 p.m.), 300 Crescent Ave. Attractions include bake sale, bingo, bounces, games and more. Food menu includes “famous” homemade pizza, pepperoni puffs, pizza greens, stuffed shells and meatballs, sandwiches and more. Pulled pork added to menu this year. Dinner specials: Friday, ribs; Saturday, lamb. Nightly entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. For information about summer cash giveaway, call 724-758-4411.

St. Vitus, New Castle

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 1-4, beginning at 6 p.m., 910 S. Mercer St. Attractions include Kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusements, games, face painting,Morra tournament, Baby Doll Dance, fireworks, new grand raffle and more. Food menu includes nightly Italian special, plus homemade foods, including cavatelli, pasta fagioli, Italian sausage, meatball, steak and eggplant sandwiches, festival favorite pepperoni puffs and more. New this year is kielbasa. Also, fried dough, fresh tomato pizza, pizza greens and chicken or lamb on the rod. Desserts by Casa de Dolce (House of Italian Treats). Italian-American entertainment nightly, with Baby Doll Dance on Thursday at 9 p.m., and fireworks at 10:30 p.m. New grand raffle with $24,000 in total prize money. Free admission.

St. Athanasius, West View

Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 2-4, 6-10 p.m., 7 Chalfonte Ave. Attractions include Kids Kingdom, flea market, basket raffle, games for all ages, big money raffle, bingo Friday and Saturday, bake sale and more. Dinners served nightly from 5-7 p.m. Plus, freshly squeezed lemonade, fresh-cut french fries, funnel cake and full refreshment stand. Nightly entertainment includes disc jockey Chris Roach, plus karaoke Friday and character visits Saturday. This year’s festival will feature Oasis, an over-21 area with beer sales.

St. Bernadette, Monroeville

Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 2-4, 6-10 p.m., 245 Azalea Drive. Attractions include Monte Carlo area, beer tent, bingo, flea market, kids area with rides and games, bake sale, flea market and more. Entertainment schedule thus far includes Dallas Marks on Thursday, and Corned Beef and Curry and East End Kids performing on Saturday.

St. Mark, Liberty Borough

Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 2-4, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), 3210 Liberty Way. Attractions include specialty and craft baskets, rides, bingo, flea market, bake sale, money wheels, kids’ area, games, lottery boards nightly and variety of raffles including 50/50, wheelbarrow of cheer and money. Menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, “Big Mark” hamburger, hot sausage, kielbasa, french fries, fresh-fried seasoned potato chips, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Friday, 7-9 p.m., Tim Litvin and the Nature Boy Band; Saturday, 6-8 p.m., Jack Tady and the Tady Bears. Plus disc jockey Tim nightly. Mass with polka music Saturday at 4 p.m.

Holy Trinity, Robinson Township

Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 2-4, 6-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Thursday), 5720 Steubenville Pike. Attractions include rides, games, bingo, casino, white elephant sale and more. Food trucks are an exciting addition to this year’s menu, with multiple food truck vendors on site and kid’s offerings. This year’s stage will feature entertainment highlighting multiple talents from parish, school and surrounding community. Follow Holy Trinity Catholic School on Facebook, or visit www.holytrinityelementary.org for information.

St. Mary of the Assumption,


Sunday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (dinner served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), 821 Herman Road. Attractions include basket raffle, bingo, large cash raffle, Chuck-A-Luck, games for teens and children, slide, tractor rides and more. Dinner menu features baked ham or chargrilled chicken with home-grown green beans, cucumbers and cole slaw. Also, bake sale, refreshment stand, hot sausage, hot dogs, french fries, cotton candy, funnel cakes and home-grown vegetables. Live music performed from noon-4 p.m. Shuttle bus is available from local fire hall to picnic grounds.

Beechview/Brookline Fun Flair

(Benefiting St. Catherine of Siena, St. Pius X, Resurrection,

Our Lady of Loretto

and St. Pamphilus parishes, and

St. John Bosco Academy)

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 8-11, 7-10 p.m., St. Pius X campus, 3040 Pioneer Ave. Attractions include grand Chinese auction and basket raffle, bake sale, bingo, games of chance and skill and lots of different live family entertainment. This year will see the return of fried zucchini on menu, along with authentic Latino foods and the usual carnival fare.

St. Valentine, Bethel Park

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 8-11, 6-10 p.m., 2710 Ohio St.

St. Raphael,

Morningside/Stanton Heights

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 9-12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. Friday, 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), 1154 Chislett St. Opens with parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Attractions include games, bounce houses, flea market, used-book sale, Chinese auction, raffles, bingo and bake sale. Food menu includes cheese steak sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, daily food specials, funnel cake, cotton candy, ice cream and more. Entertainment schedule: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. parade, 7:30-8:30 p.m. magician Al Mazing, 9-10:30 p.m. folk music with Michael Gallagher; Friday, 8-10 p.m. the Bel Airs play doo wop music; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. Scheer Element plays rock music; Sunday, 6-10:30 p.m. St. Rocco festival, with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills

Sunday, Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (flea market and bake sale open at 8 a.m., all other festivities open at 11 a.m.), 1304 E. Cruikshank Road. Attractions include giant flea market, Chinese auction, bake sale, bingo, kid’s world, games, raffles and more. Festival features barbecue chicken or ham dinners. Also, pizza, hot dogs, slushies, funnel cake and bake sale. Musical entertainmentfrom noon-8 p.m.

Our Lady of Joy, Plum Borough

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, 5-10 p.m., 2000 O’Block Road. Attractions include $8,800 raffle, moonwalk, obstacle course, slide, games for all ages, bingo (from 7-10 p.m.), bake sale, Then and Now booth, basket raffles, 50/50 and more. Music provided by DJ Mike nightly. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township

Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-18, opening at 7 p.m. (dinners served at 4 p.m.), 310 Kane Blvd. Attractions include bingo, bake sale, white elephant sale, rides and more. Nightly dinners, plus food booths selling grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, funnel cakes, beer and wine. Entertainment nightly.

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville

52nd annual festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 13-18, 6-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday (dinners served from 4:30-7:30 p.m.), 1000 Avila Court. Special flea market kick-off Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Attractions include new rides with all-night-ride ticket, games, outdoor beer garden, bingo (Wednesday-Saturday), bake sale, giant flea market, kiddie corner, princesses and super heroes, balloon art and more. Dinners, served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. inside Henninger Auditorium, $10 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Menu: Monday, roast beef; Tuesday, Eastern European food; Wednesday, stuffed chicken or meatloaf; Thursday, German food; Friday, fish fry; Saturday, Italian food. Outdoor food booths open nightly at 6 p.m., with a variety of menu items. Entertainment: Monday, 7 p.m. T Bird and Freddie playing oldies through today’s dance, pop, rock and more; Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Pittsburgh Slovakian Dance Troupe; Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Brass Staff; Friday, 8 p.m. The Eldorado Band; Saturday, 7 p.m. The Back in Time Band.

St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville

Annual parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. until dark, 3609 Washington Ave. Attractions include game stands, country store, craft and theme basket raffle, all-day bingo and more. Variety of food stands serving roast lamb, roast beef, haluski, kielbasa with sauerkraut, hot dogs and more. All are welcome.

St. Wendelin, Butler

Sunday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 210 St. Wendelin Road. Attractions include bingo, kids’ games, basket raffle, chuck-a-luck and car cruise. Featuring baked chicken or ham dinner and snack bar.Entertainment includes band, plus disc jockey at car cruise.

St. Sylvester, Brentwood

Monday-Saturday, Aug. 20-25, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), 3754 Brownsville Road. Attractions include rides, bingo, bake sale, raffles, flea market, progressive 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Food menu features funnel cakes, pizza, ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.

Good Samaritan, Ambridge

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 799 Glenwood Ave. Attractions include bingo, bake sale, children’s games and more. Menu features chicken breast, fish, stuffed cabbage and spaghetti dinners. Also, pierogies, haluski, chicken wings and more. Entertainers include Dancing Queen, Cassanova, Dick Tady, Jimmy Ross and the Jaggerz, The Cavaliers and Johnny Angel and the Halos. See ad on Page 8.


St. Alphonsus, Wexford

Harvest home festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., and Harvest Home dinner and festival Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-6:30 p.m., both on parish grounds, 201 Church Road. Attractions include country store with furniture, crafts, fresh vegetables from local farms, Treasures from the Attic (previously owned items), bonanza raffle and more. Festival foods include hot dogs, french fries, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy, mini funnel cakes and more. Harvest Home dinner served Sunday, Sept. 9,includeschoice of pulled pork, charcoal-grilled half chicken or harvest home ham, with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, cucumber salad, tomato salad and applesauce. Rolls, slice of pie and beverages are included in dinner. Accordion player in dining area from 1-6 p.m.

St. Camillus,

Neshannock Township (New Castle)

Craft fair, Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 314 W. Englewood Ave. Featuring 50 crafters and a bake sale. Food menu includes stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cavatelli, meatballs, pizza, fried dough, haluski, sausage sandwich, stuffed pepper and wedding soups.

St. Joseph, Cabot

Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 315 Stoney Hollow Road. Attractions include bingo, instant bingo, chuck-a-luck, kids’ games, basket raffle and country store. Highlight is ham and barbecue chicken dinner. A variety of music played, including oldies and polkas, and everything from A-Z. Shuttle service provided. For information, visit www.sjcabot.org.

St. Michael the Archangel, Butler

“Festa Italia,” Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, noon-9 p.m. (noon-6 p.m. Sunday), 432 Center Ave. Highlights include Italian Village Shoppes, with ice cream parlor, bakery, Cafe Bistro, rosary makers and more. Also, theme basket raffle, youth activities, door prizes, monetary raffle and more. Saturday’s menu features pasta fagioli, wedding soup, beans and greens, chicken piccata, eggplant Parmesan, hot sausage and meatball sandwiches, pasta primavera, lasagna, stuffed shells, caprese and tossed salad and Italian love cake. Sunday features spaghetti and meatball dinner. Cafe Bistro open both days selling pepperoni rolls with sauce, hot dogs and beverages. Entertainment: Saturday, 2 p.m. Butler School of Dance, 3 p.m. Butler’s own Vince Tavolario Trio, 5:30 p.m. Mirella the Musician; Sunday, noon and 2:30 p.m. John Gabriele on accordion, 1 p.m. Marco Fiorante, tenor.

Word of God, Swissvale

Oktoberfest, Saturday, Sept.. 29, 7-10:30 p.m., 7446 McClure Ave. Menu includes chicken, Italian sausage, brats, sauerkraut and more. Music provided by disc jockey Donny Doo Wop, aka “Dink” McCann. Cost is $25, and includes food, entertainment and soft drinks, $35 for beer and wine. Must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call 412-241-1372.


St. Malachy, Kennedy Township

Nationality Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 343 Forest Grove Road. Featuring various ethnic food booths and games for all ages.

Golf outings

Following is a listing of charity golf outings submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic. The listing will be posted at www.pittsburghcatholic.org, and in the Around the Diocese section throughout the summer.



St. Therese School Golf Outing

Sunday, May 20, Westwood Golf Course, 825 Commonwealth Ave., West Mifflin. Outing is scramble style, and begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, and includes 18 holes of golf, prizes and dinner. Mulligans and cigars can be purchased at registration. Proceeds benefit St. Therese School in Munhall. For information, call 412-462-8163.

11th Annual

JFK Golf Classic

Monday, May 21, Nemacolin Country Club, 3100 National Pike, Beallsville. Tee time for this regular scramble format is 1 p.m. Cost is $160, and includes golf, $100,000 50/50 shootout, boxed lunch and dinner. Proceeds benefit updating technology for JFK Catholic School in Washington. Dinner only is $40, and starts at 6 p.m. Golfers do not need a foursome to participate. Registration deadline is May 15. To register, send check and registration to JFK Catholic School, 111 W. Spruce St., Washington PA 15301, or call 724-225-1680.


2nd AnnualSt. Bernard School

Golf Outing

Sunday, June 3, Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road in McDonald. Registration is at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m., and luncheon and prize drawings at 1 p.m. Cost is $125 per golfer, $450 for foursome, and includes light breakfast, green and cart fees, 18-hole four-person scramble, luncheon and prizes. Proceeds benefit St. Bernard School in Mount Lebanon. To register, call 412-341-5444, or visit www.stbschool.net.

24th Annual

Holy Rosary Golf Invitational

Sunday, June 3, Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road in McDonald. Registration at noon, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $95 per person, or $380 per foursome, and includes greens fees, cart, hot dog, refreshments and buffet dinner. Dinner only is $20. Proceeds benefit Holy Rosary Parish in Muse. To register, call Frank Wozniak at 724-255-6301, or visit www.holyrosarymuse.org.

14th AnnualChimbote Foundation

Msgr. Roos Memorial Golf Outing

Monday, June 4, South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall. Outing begins with Memorial Mass at 10 a.m., registration at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A cocktail reception and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $300 for single golfer, $1,000 for foursome, and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, driving range, skill prizes, beverages on course, lunch and dinner. Dinner only $100. Proceeds benefitthe Chimbote Foundation, the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s mission in Chimbote, Peru.For information and to register, call 412-456-3085, or visit www.chimbotefoundaiton.org.

15th AnnualSt. Cyril Golf Outing

Monday, June 11, Shannopin Country Club, 1 Windmere Road, Ben Avon Heights. Registration at 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon, 5 p.m. cocktails and 6:30 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony (golf attire permitted). Also, cash bar, scramble, hole-in-one contests, skill prizes, Chinese auction, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, $500 cash prize raffle. Using Callaway system of handicapping. Cost: $175 individual; $325 twosome; $480 threesome; $600 foursome, and includes greens fees, cart, locker room use, course refreshments, lunch and gourmet buffet dinner. Proceeds benefit St. Cyril Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood.For information on how to register, call parish at 412-761-1552.

26th AnnualSt. Joseph High SchoolSpartan Scramble

Monday, June 11, Lenape Heights Golf Resort, 950 Golf Course Road, Ford City. Day starts with registration and photos at 10:30 a.m., with picnic-style lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Cash bar open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. and $20,000 super raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $150 per golfer, and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, cart, greens fee and dinner. Dinner/auction-only tickets are $50 per person. Tickets for the $20,000 super raffle at $100. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights. For information, reservations and raffle tickets, call or e-mail one of the following: Christie Benton, 724-226-8043, cbenton@saintjosephhs.com; Tom Kaniecki, 412-638-3456, tkaniecki@onebox.com; John Kuruc, elevatesportandspine@gmail.com.

St. Alphonsus2018 Golf Classic

Tuesday, June 12, Cranberry Highlands Golf Course, 5601 Freshcorn Road in Cranberry Township. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with Mass at 8 a.m. under Cranberry Highlands Pavilion, followed by shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $150 per person, $600 for foursome, with proceeds benefiting Blessed Francis Seelos Academy’s Learning Enrichment Fund. To register, call 216-244-5668, e-mail golf@SaintAlphonsusWexford.org or visit www.SaintAlphonsusWexford.org/golf.

Christ the Light of World and

St. Joseph ParishEd Capristo

Memorial Golf Outing

Monday, June 18, Youghiogheny Country Club, 1901 Greenock-Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. Registration and lunch at 11 a.m., noon shotgun start, with cocktails and dinner starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $125 per golfer, $500 for foursome, with proceeds benefiting Christ Light of the World and St. Joseph parishes in Duquesne. To register, e-mail office@Christthelightoftheworld.org.


Holy Family Institute’s

32nd Annual Golf Classic

Monday, July 30, Montour Heights Country Club, 1491 Coraopolis Heights Road, Coraopolis. Shotgun start at 9 a.m., with lunch served on course at noon. Starting at 3 p.m., players and guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and awards ceremony. Former Pittsburgh Penguin Pierre Larouche will chair event, and will be on hand to sign hockey puck for each golfer. Cost is $400 for individual golfer and $1,600 for foursome, and includes cart, lunch with cocktails, beverages, golfer gifts. Dinner only is $75. Proceeds benefit the Holy Family Foundation, which provides scholarships to students at Nazareth College and Career Prep High School. For information and to register, call Leigh Kish at 412-766-9020, ext. 1439, or e-mail Kish.LeighM@hfi-pgh.org.


Capuchin Golf Outing

Friday, Aug. 3, River Forest Country Club, 130 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport. Registration and full breakfast from 8-8:45 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m., buffet lunch at 1:30 p.m., program and prize ceremony at 2 p.m. Prizes awarded for top three teams, as well as skill prizes. Cost is $130 for individual golfer, $480 for foursome, $20 for lunch only. Proceeds benefit the Father Bill Wiethorn Scholarship Fund to help educate Capuchin seminarians. For information and to register, call 412-682-1300, or e-mail Gina Pizzonia at gina@capuchin.com.


Catholic CharitiesFree Health Care CenterAnnual Golf Classic

Monday, Sept. 10, Longue Vue Club, 400 Longue Vue Drive, Verona. Cost is $400 for individual golf packages, and includes welcome gift bag, golf cart, cocktail reception and more. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center, part of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. For information and to register, call events manager at 412-456-6950, e-mail kmaino@ccpgh.org, or visit www.ccpgh.org. See ad on Page 3.

18th Annual St. Athanasius Golf Outing

Friday, Sept. 7, Pittsburgh North Golf Club, 3800 Bakerstown Road, Bakerstown. Registration is at 8 a.m., with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $65 for early bird (paid before Aug. 17), $70 for regular (paid after Aug. 17 and before Aug. 31) and $75 on day of event. Registration includes continental breakfast, souvenir T-shirt, golf, cart, dinner and on-course beverages, prize raffles and skill prizes. For information and registration, call Patrice Mikec at 412-734-1787.


St. Anne SchoolGolf Outing

Monday, Oct. 8, Valley Brook Country Club, 425 Hidden Valley Road in McMurray. Event will begin with lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Registration information will be available in late August or early September. Proceeds benefit St. Anne School in Castle Shannon. For information, visit www.saintanneschool.org.

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