Around the DIocese


The calendar section in the Aug. 10 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic did not list St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 2510 Middle Road in Glenshaw, as the location for a giant flea market Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 19. Market begins Friday with a $5 early entry at 7 a.m., then opens for free admission from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and again from 5-8 p.m. Flash sales Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with half-price sale from 5-8 p.m. A $5 bag sale will be Sunday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m.-noon. The 10,000 square feet of new and used merchandise includes collectibles, antiques, jewelry, furniture, fine china, toys and more. Also featuring snacks, bake sale and Vera Bradley raffle.


St. Sylvester Parish, 3754 Brownsville Road in Brentwood will hold its annual festival Monday-Saturday, Aug. 20-25, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday). 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.


Public is invited to bring chair and dance shoes to St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill on Friday, Aug. 24, when Mary Ann Mangini, with special guest Johnny Angel of Johnny Angel and the Halos, present a concert on the lawn, starting at 7 p.m. Free concert, with good-will donation accepted, will feature favorite songs from 1950s-1970s. Wine, beer, soda and water are available for donation. For information, call 412-241-4722.


Fish or chicken wraps, gourmet pizza made to order, gyros and traditional American barbecue are some of the food available at a super food truck festival at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5-9 p.m. Attractions include outdoor games, live music from Second Breakfast, magic show, face painting and more. Food trucks include Mission Maui, Bado’s Pizza, Road Dogs, Revival Chili, Vagabond Taco, Brisketburg, Brusters Ice Cream, Pittsburgh Po’Boy, Mazzotta Winery and more. Festival provides opportunity for parish to celebrate its 75th anniversary and say farewell to Father Steven Neff. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m., with Father Frederick Cain as celebrant.


The Polish Cultural Council is offering Polish language classes at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8 through May, at the Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Beginner level is for students with no previous knowledge of the Polish language, and provides basic speaking, writing and reading skills. Advanced level is for students with some knowledge, and focuses on building vocabulary. Cost is $180 for individuals and $210 for family. Cost for PCC members is $150 for individual, $180 for family. For information and to register, call 412-871-3347 or e-mail


“Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism” is being offered for eight weeks at SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 27. Some of the topics to be discussed include how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament, the tabernacle’s design and function, and more. Study will examine participants’ faith and teach how to grow deeper in one’s relationship with Christ. Cost is $25. To register, call Bethann Petrovich at 412-563-3189, ext. 209, or e-mail


Father Larry Adams will conduct a five-week Bible study at St. Ursula Parish in Allison Park on Mondays at 7 p.m., starting Sept. 10. For information, call 412-654-4721 or e-mail


SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township is hosting two Bible study programs. “The Gospel of John,” with Dr. Allen Hunt, will be Tuesdays from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13 in the lower level of the parish’s Cardinal DiNardo Center. An evening study from 7-8:45 p.m. will be Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 18, in parish’s multipurpose room. Cost is $16 per person. Parish is also offering Jeff Cavins’ 22-week Bible study, “Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom,” Thursdays from 9:15-11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 13 in parish’s Cardinal DiNardo Center. Cost is $35. To register for these programs, call 724-935-2104.


The Community Center of St. Athanasius Parish in West View is offering classes in “All Things Italian,” including customs, culture and language. Classes are 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks. Beginner classes are Wednesdays, starting Sept. 12, and intermediate classes are Thursdays, starting Sept. 13. Cost is $75, and includes all materials. To register, call 412-931-6633 immediately, since 10 participants are necessary to offer class.


Extra Mile Education Foundation presents “Taste! An Evening of Great Wine, Food and Conversation” on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-9 p.m. at the office of Reed Smith in Downtown Pittsburgh (adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel). Hosted by Kevin McClatchy, evening will include sampling of wines paired with hors d’oeuvres in a venue overlooking city. Also includes live and silent auction. Cost is $125, with proceeds benefiting the Extra Mile Education Foundation, which is committed to preserving and strengthening education options for children from urban, economically disadvantaged families. For reservations, call 412-456-3103 or visit


Tina Kokel Memorial Scholarship, which benefits students of St. Joseph Parish in Coraopolis who attend Catholic school, is sponsoring a 2018 Steelers Football Pool. The 100-block pool includes 16 regular-season games, beginning with the Sept. 9 game against the Cleveland Browns. Payout per game is $100 at halftime, $150 for final score. Cost is $80 for all 16 games, or $5 per game. For information on how to purchase blocks, call Mary Shipman at 412-269-2368 or e-mail


The announcement in the July 27 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic listed the incorrect phone number to contact regarding the All Saints Knights of Columbus Council 6118 in Swissvale search for charter members to help celebrate the council’s 50th anniversary. Council would like to locate the following charter members: William Bechtold, Richard Bolton, L. Egoli, R. Hoolahan, F. Jozwiak Jr., Richard Korem, William Lattimore, G. Leger, C. McLeigh, William Purcell, A. Ragan Jr., P. Slebrich, A. Stefko, J. Vallo, Edward Wargovich and James Desch. Members should contact Ross Cioppa, former grand Knight, at 412-551-3684.