Around the Diocese

ROSARY AND PROGRAM

The ChristLife Spirit Refill team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrrysville invites the public to pray the rosary on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in the church. A presentation on Our Lady of Good Help by Father Christopher Mannerino will follow. Rosary is prayed at 7 p.m. on the 13th of every month, and usually followed by a presentation.

FOOTBALL CAMP

Bishop Canevin High School in Crafton is hosting a free football shoulder-tackling technique camp for students in grades 4-8, on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m.-noon. Aimed at helping making football safer, this non-contact camp will teach best practices and correct proper mechanics. All drills will be performed on air, or on a bag. For more information, and to register, e-mail Coach Chris Lucas at lucasc@bishopcanevin.org.

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

“Receiving God’s Gifts,” is the title of the next Festival of Praise on Saturday, July 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Program will include adoration, inspiration praise and worship music by parish’s praise band and witness talk by Patricia McCullough. Father Tom Galvin is presider,  and Father Levi Hartle is worship leader. 

PATRIOTIC ROSARY

A Patriotic rosary will be prayed on Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church of St. John of God Parish in McKees Rocks. Rosary includes song, brief reflections from founding fathers, and prayers for the consecration and spiritual renewal in our families, communities, states and nation.

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

The Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Tuesday, July 17, at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township, beginning with Mass at 7 p.m., celebrated by Father Michael Ruffalo. A rosary procession (weather permitting) and reception will follow. Those in attendance will receive a brown scapular. For more information, call Bill Dicioccio at 724-775-8291.

LIFE OF FATHER COX

On Wednesday, July 18, the Lawrenceville Historical Society lecture series will focus on the incredible and colorful life of Father James Cox. Lecture will be presented by Rich Gazarik, journalist and author, at 6:30 p.m. in Carnegie Library, 279 Fisk St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. A Lawrenceville native, Father Cox, is remembered for his efforts in helping the poor and destitute during the Great Depression. Program is free and open to public.

ST. ANNE NOVENA

St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon will pray the annual novena to their patron, St. Anne, Wednesday-Thursday, July 18-26. Theme is “The Bible All Stars.” Program includes mission talks by Congregations of the Mission Fathers Bob and Dick Gielow. Schedule: daily Mass and novena prayers at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (except 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 22); daily confessions at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (except Sunday, July 22 and Thursday, July 26); anointing Mass at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. For more information, call Jim Hanna at 412-531-5964, or e-mail jhanna@stanneparish.com.

FORMED

FORMED Bible study on St. Peter will be held at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, at 6:45 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 18 and Aug. 15. Program is free and open to public. For information, and to register, call 412-583-3443, or e-mail bbcatholiccommunity@gmail.com.

SLOVAK DAY

The 95th annual American Slovak Day at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin will be held on Thursday, July 19. Program includes Mass at 4 p.m. in the main pavilion stage, followed by Slovak folk ensemble, Pittsburgh Slovakians, performance at 5 p.m. Other activities include Slovak kitchen, opening at 12:30 p.m., games for children, music and more. For tickets and information, call 412-421-1204 or 412-462-1957.

ROSARY MAKING

Another rosary making workshop will be held on Saturday, July 21, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary, 1705 Brownsville Road, in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Workshop includes prayer, history of rosary, celestial background music, prayer intention and free sacramentals. Workshop is free and open to public. For information, and to register, call 412-885-5840.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Conway will hold a vacation Bible school for children age 3 through sixth grade, titled “Shipwrecked! Rescued by Jesus,” Sunday through Thursday, July 22-26, from 6-8 p.m. Nightly fun includes crafts, music, snacks, science experiments, games and much more. Cost is $5 per child. For information, and to register, call Cindy Deschaine at 724-869-4723, or e-mail olopdre@verizon.net.

St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township presents, “Hauntingly Holy,” a vacation Bible school for children age 4 through fourth grade (completed in June of 2018), Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $20 per child, or $40 per family. For information, and to register, call 412-364-8999.

SAVE THE DATE

St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills announces it will host a presentation by Capt. Guy Gruthers, a five-year prisoner of war, titled “The Power of Faith, Prayer and Forgiveness,” on Wednesday, July 25 at 7.p.m. Capt. Gruthers will share his personal story on how faith and forgiveness saved his life. Suggested good-will donation is $5 for adults, and $3 for children. Tickets are now available at parish center. For more information and tickets, call 412-271-0809.

FESTIVALS

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. 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; 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, Monroeville, 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 vendors will 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.

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, bake sale, school booth (available all four days). Plus, basket bonanza (raffle with large variety of baskets) and cash raffle with $5,000 total cash prizes. 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 on 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.

 • SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township, Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14 , 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 with many local companies. 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. 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.