Around the Diocese

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Listening Friends Grief and Loss Support Group will begin its summer program with viewing of the 20-minute DVD, “Tear Soup: Grieving the Loss of a Loved One,” Tuesday, June 12, at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township, starting at 7 p.m. Stages of grief and loss will be discussed and shared. To register, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.

ROSARY AND TALK

Monthly rosary will be prayed Wednesday, June 13, at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation by Father Christopher Mannerino on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and his apparitions to St. Margaret Mary. Sponsored by the parish’s ChristLife Spirit Refill team, program is free and open to the public. Rosary will be prayed at the parish on the 13th of every month in 2018.

POLKA MASS

AND DANCE

A Mass with polka music will be celebrated at Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport on Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m. A polka dance will follow in social hall. Tickets are $10, with refreshments sold separately.

FATHER’S DAY

CELEBRATION

Gilmary Council of Knights of Columbus will host its second annual Father’s Day celebration Sunday, June 17, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the social hall of St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood. Menu features signature dishes by Chef Steve, including made-to-order omelet station, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, garlic-roasted potatoes, casseroles and more. Mimosas and Bloody Marys also served. Cost is $12 in advance, with tickets purchased at St. Sylvester and Holy Apostles parish offices, or $15 at the door. Children under 10 are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. For information, e-mail michaelvhines@yahoo.com.

 

FORMED BIBLE STUDY

FORMED Bible study on St. Peter is held on the third Wednesday of every month in the Brookline-Beechview parishes, starting at 6:45 p.m. On June 20, study will be held in the library of Resurrection Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Upcoming dates and locations: July 18 and Aug. 15, St. Pamphilus in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood; Sept. 19 and Oct. 17, Our Lady of Loreto in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Program is free and open to the public. For information, call 412-583-3443, or e-mail bbcatholiccommunity@gmail.com.

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

A festival of praise for vocations will be Thursday, June 21, 7-8:45 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Service, which features Bishop David Zubik, Father Mike Ackerman and John Trabbic, will praise God for the ordination of four men to the diaconate: Brendan Dawson, Timothy Deely, David Egan and Mingwei Li. For information, visit www.pghpriest.com.

CONCERT ON LAWN

Noel Quintana and the Latin Crew will present an evening of music Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill. Prior to concert at 6:30 p.m., Jessica DeOrio will lead instruction in salsa dancing. Public is welcome to come with chairs or blankets and snacks. Concert is free, with good-will donations accepted. For information, call 412-241-4722.

BREAKFAST

WITH BISHOP

College- and post-college-age men are invited to enjoy free breakfast with Bishop David Zubik on Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 a.m. in Synod Hall next to St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Father Mike Ackerman will speak on how to discern your vocation, and Bishop Zubik will host a question-and-answer session. Breakfast precedes ordination Mass at 10 a.m. in the cathedral. To register, e-mail tsullivan@diopitt.org.

ROSARY MAKING

WORKSHOP

Public is invited to learn how to make rosaries at a workshop hosted by the Legion of Mary on Sunday, June 24, in the Garden Room of Resurrection Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood, following 11:30 a.m. Mass. Two-hour workshop includes brief history of the rosary, free sacramentals, Catholic books and refreshments. To register and for information, call Bernice at 412-531-5589, or e-mail bbcatholiccommunity@gmail.com. 

MUSICAL CAMP

Students entering grades 4-8 in the fall are invited to a musical camp at St. Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave. in Natrona Heights, Monday-Friday, June 25-29, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $25 per camper. For information and to register, call 724-226-7877, e-mail jsusa@SaintJosephHS.com or visit www.SaintJosephHS.com.

FREE DENTAL CLINIC

Mission of Mercy’s free dental clinic for underserved adults and children is set for Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Doors open at 6 a.m., with cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral cancer screenings provided. There are no eligibility or income requirements. No appointments or registration needed since service is provided on first come, first serve basis. Only one procedure per patient per day is performed. A brief medical screening is conducted prior to treatment. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. Free shuttle service on two routes is provided, starting at 6 a.m. For information, visit www.MOMPGH.org.

PILGRIMAGE

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw is sponsoring a pilgrimage Friday-Saturday, July 11-12, to hear the Sistine Chapel Choir perform at the Detroit Opera House. Trip also includes visit to Blessed Solanus Casey Shrine. For information, call Rose Stegman at 412-486-5521.

GOLF OUTING

• On Monday, July 30, Holy Family Institute will host its annual golf classic at Montour Heights Country Club, 191 Coraopolis Heights Road in Coraopolis. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served on course at noon, with cocktails, dinner and awards ceremony starting at 3 p.m. Cost is $400 for individual golfer, $1,600 for foursome and $75 for dinner only. Proceeds benefit Holy Family Foundation, which provides scholarships to students at Nazareth College and Career Prep High School. To register, call Leigh Kish at 412-766-9020, ext. 1439, e-mail Kish.LeighM@hfi-pgh.org, or visit www.hfi-pgh.org/golf.

FESTIVALS

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, Glenshaw, 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.