During the month of September, St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township will offer evenings of prayer Fridays for reparations, forgiveness and healing from actions detailed in the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Visitors can pray rosary at 6 p.m., or before the Blessed Sacrament from 6-9 p.m. For information, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Deadline for early registration is approaching for the Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference 2018, “Overflow: Live in the Abundance of Grace,” set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township. Conference will include talks by Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks, Barbara Heil, Andrea Thomas, Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Sister Bernadette and more. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David Zubik. Early registration is $38, and $50 starting Sept. 4. To register, visit www.cwfpitt.org.
FESTIVAL IN MIDLAND
Pierogies, haluski, enchiladas and hot sausage are just some of the foods being served at St. Blaise Parish’s annual fall festival Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 4-9 p.m. on parish grounds, Eighth Street and Penn Avenue in Midland. Festival features games for adults and children, instant bingo and lots of food, including funnel cakes, fried dough, hot dogs, french fries, pizza, ice cream and more. Al Mondany Jr. Combo will perform from 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
HARVEST HOME 5K
St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford will kick off Harvest Home weekend with a 5K and 1-mile fun run Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., starting at North Park’s Harmar Pavilion in Allison Park. Race includes 1-mile fun run/walk for children/adults, while 5K includes a handcycle category. Hot dog cookout follows race. Registration is $10-$20. For information, visit www.tinyurl.com/HarvestHome5K.
Fun and food is planned for the annual Harvest Home Festival and Dinner at St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford. Fun starts Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Evening features games and festival cookout food. Attractions for Sunday include Harvest Home dinner, plus large Chinese auction, bonanza raffle, games, balloon twister, face painting, country store with handmade crafts and produce, baked goods, treasures from the attic sale and more. Dinner includes fire-roasted chicken, ham or pork dinner, with mashed potatoes, various cold salads made with produce from local farms, homemade applesauce made with locally grown apples and dessert. Dinner is $11 for adults, $6 for children and $12 for all takeout dinners. For information, visit call 724-935-1151, or visit www.SaintAlphonsusWexford.org/HarvestHome.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin is the location for a monthly festival of praise Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. Titled “Aware Alive,” program includes adoration, Benediction, Eucharistic procession, inspirational speakers, and praise and worship music. Father Mike Ackerman will serve as presider and homilist, Father Levi Hartle is worship team leader and Edward Nahm will give witness talk. For information, call 412-884-7744, e-mail praiseWholyapostlesparish.org, or visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.
AFFORDABLE FUN FAIR
Holy Martyrs Parish in Tarentum and Holy Family Parish in Creighton invite public to “Affordable Fun Fair” on Sunday, Sept. 9, noon-5 p.m. in the parking lot of Holy Martyrs Parish. Fun includes 16 carnival games and food, ranging from 25 cents through $1. Food menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, haluski, corn on cob, popcorn, snow cones and more. Entertainment schedule: noon, disc jockey Francis Pessolano; 1 p.m. ventriloquist Dennis Bowman; 2 p.m. magician and illusionist Dan Kuniak; 3:30 p.m. acoustic classical rock guitar player and singer John Melnick.
FESTIVAL IN CABOT
Food, music, games, country store, big basket raffle is all part of the fall festival fun at St. Joseph Parish in Cabot on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on church grounds. Festival dinner features barbecue chicken (one-half) or ham, with mashed potatoes, corn, beans, coleslaw and dessert. Takeout is available. Dinner is $12 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under.
St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township is offering a video Scripture study series, Lighthouse Catholic Media’s “Lectio: Philippians,” on Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, from 7-9 p.m. Optional cost is $9 for study guide. To register, call 412-486-6001.
The Spirit Refill team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville invites the public to come pray the rosary Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Following rosary will be a presentation by Father Christopher Mannerino on Our Lady of Good Success, which will discuss Mary’s timeless message to Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in 17th century Ecuador. Rosary is prayed on 13th of each month.
A career fair will be held at Knights of Columbus hall, 450 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue, Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m.-noon. Some of the many companies sending representatives include Community at Holy Family Manor, Verland, Rivers Casino, PNC Bank and more. Applicants should research featured employers, be prepared to discuss positions, apply online for positions of interest, dress professionally and bring resume. Register by e-mail to Gretchen Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins welcome.
GRIEF AND LOSS
Listening Friends, the bereavement ministry at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township, is taking reservations for its seven-week “Healing Pathway Through Grief” program on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 11, in parish’s John Paul II Hall. To register for free program, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.
St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township sponsors a faith-based DivorceCare group for people in separation and divorce to help deal with pain and give hope. Group meets on Wednesdays for 13 weeks, starting Sept. 12, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 222 of parish hall. Program includes video, group discussion and personal Bible study, and is free and open to the public.
Ascension Church of St. Philip Parish in Ingram will host a small faith discussion and dessert group on Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Based upon Benzinger’s “Echoes of Faith Plus Liturgy and Sacrament,” series includes videos, live presentations and discussion, followed by variety of elegant desserts. Cost is $5 for booklet and materials. To register, call MaryAnn at 412-922-6388.
Dr. Lillian Meyers will present “Mourning Our Losses Across the Life Cycle” at bereavement support group meeting at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pleasant Hills on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon. For information and to register, call Karen Michaux at 412-207-1655.
Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington is sponsoring a Bible study for young adults Mondays, Sept. 13-Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. Program is led by Father Daniel Waruszewski. For information, call 724-225-1425.
St. Fidelis Parish in Meridian/Lyndora is hosting a golf scramble Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lake Arthur Golf Course, 255 Isle Road in Butler, with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 for foursome, with proceeds benefiting parish youth. To register, call 724-482-2690, ext. 229, or e-mail email@example.com. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 17.
Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin is accepting reservations from crafters and vendors for its craft and vendor show Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with setup starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 per eight-foot tables, or $25 for table with electricity and wall space, along with $15 in product donation for Chinese auction. Reservations deadline is Sept. 28. For information and to register, call Barb Price at 412-466-7125.
A reunion for all alumni of St. Xavier Academy, which was located in Latrobe (across from St. Vincent College), is set for Saturday, Oct. 6. Reunion begins with lunch at DeNunzio’s Restaurant at Westmoreland County Airport in Latrobe, followed by Mass at St. Cecilia Parish in Whitney. Cost is $25. For reservations, call 724-834-4808.
LEGION OF MARY
Members of the Legion of Mary serve as instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Those interested in joining should call 412-885-5840, or visit www.pittsburghregia.com.
MASS AT IDLEWILD
A Mass approved by the Diocese of Greensburg will be held at Idlewild Park in Ligonier on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 a.m. The Mass will be held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Ligonier Highland Games. Signs will be posted at park entrance with directions to pavilion.