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Friday, February 17, 2017 - Updated: 10:02 AM


Public is invited to Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for “Connect Night,” a casual evening of light refreshments and wine, highlighted by a talk by Father Tom Sparacino. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with program beginning at 7 in the parish cafeteria. To register, visit www.holytrinityrobinson.org and click the Connect Night banner.



The fellowship ministry of North American Martyrs Parish in Monroeville will host an Italian buffet dinner Saturday, Feb. 25, in the parish’s DeLuca Hall following 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and younger, and must be purchased in advance. Menu includes vegetable lasagna, stuffed shells, meatballs and more. For information and tickets, call Mary Ellen at 412-889-2278.



St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville will host its third concert in the 2016-17 concert series Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. with the Pittsburgh Trombone Project performing. Concert is free and open to the public, with good-will offering taken to benefit ensemble and parish’s music ministry. The final concert in the series will be Sunday, April 2, with the Slippery Rock University Wind Ensemble performing.



Women of all ages are invited to bring a rosary and participate in a nine-week Lenten novena, “Living Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots,” at Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge. A beginning informational session will be Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The book by Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon, “Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena,” will be used as a guided meditation. Book is available for $15 at information meeting. For information, call Susan at 724-266-3921 or parish office at 724-266-6565, ext. 17.



Cherish the Ladies, the successful Irish-American Celtic music group, will headline Irish Night — “Row on For Brendan,” Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Antonian Hall on the campus of Carlow University in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Other performers will include Colin Aikins, George Balderose, Guaranteed Irish and Mike Gallagher. The annual event is a tribute to Brendan Foley, who attended Central Catholic High School until his death at the age of 15½. Proceeds benefit the rowing teams of Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic high schools. Tickets range from $20-$25, and are $5 for children 12 and younger. For tickets and information, visit www.irishnight.org.



The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill will host the ninth annual “Sounds of Charity” on Saturday, March 25, in the McKenna Center on the campus of Seton Hill University in Greensburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with music and dancing at 7:30. The Wally Gingers Orchestra are featured entertainment. Cost is $40 for early-bird tickets purchased by March 1, $50 after March 1 and $15 for students, with proceeds benefiting the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. Free shuttle service available from parking lot E. For tickets and information, call Terri Murphy at 724-836-0406, ext. 6615.



St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights has named three recipients for its Spirit of St. Joseph Award: Terrence Conroy, posthumously, Class of 1964; Heather Stephan, Class of 1989; Sister of the Christian Community Rita Yeasted, Class of 1957. Established to recognize alumni and friends whose everyday lives exemplify that of St. Joseph, awards will be presented at a dinner Saturday, March 18, in the ballroom of Oakmont Country Club. Event is open to the public. Advance registration required. To register and for information, call Christie Benton at 724-226-8043, or e-mail sbenton@saintjosephhs.com.



The Diocese of Pittsburgh will join with the Diocese of Greensburg, along with the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a mission trip to Connellsville to help rebuild homes damaged in a 2016 flash flood. Trip will be sometime between April 21-30, with accommodations in a local church. Cost for participants will be $20. All skill levels are needed. For information, e-mail Gary Roney at groney@diopitt.org or call 412-456-3140.

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