Around the Diocese

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Updated: 2:04 pm



St. Joseph Parish in Cabot will host Father William Kiel for a Mass, followed by prayers and blessings for healing, Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.



A Mass in Slovak is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in Pavilion 5 at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. Scheduled celebrants are priests from the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Altoona-Johnstown. Also planned are folk dance performances, Slovak food, cultural displays, items for sale and special events for children. Cost of tickets $25 for fun day general admission, $15 for those 55 and older and $11 for those over age 70. Call Sue Ondrejco at 412-421-1204 or Mary Lou Wagner at 412-462-1957.


St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights will offer a volleyball camp for girls entering grades 3-8 Tuesday-Thursday, July 24-26, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $40 per camper. For information and to register, contact Jane Susa at 724-226-7877, e-mail jsusa@SaintJosephHS.com, or visit www.SaintJosephHS.com.


“The Teamster Horsemen” charity motorcycle ride will be Saturday, July 28, to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor and their work with the elderly poor. Ride begins from Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, at 10 a.m., and arrives at Little Sisters Home for the Elderly Poor in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood at 1 p.m. Upon arrival, sisters will welcome riders with picnic lunch. For information, call Lenny Boyd at 724-898-3058.


St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill welcomes the public to a concert on the lawn at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, featuring music from beloved Broadway musicals. Talented parishioners will sing hits from “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” “My Fair Lady” and more. Guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets. Beer, soda and water are available for a donation. Concert is free, with good-will offering accepted. For information, call parish office at 412-241-4722.


The Vocations Office for the diocese presents “Revolutionary: Ignite Your Passion and Purpose in Christ,” a young adult conference on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 4-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Tailored to help attendees discover God’s will for their life, conference will include Mass, talks, food trucks, vocations fair and adoration. Nicole Abisino, producer of the film “Hacksaw Ridge,” will speak. Father Nick Vaskov will celebrate Mass, John Paul Von Arx will lead worship and Father Mike Ackerman will serve as master of ceremonies. Program is free and open to all young adults. To register, visit www.PGHPriest.com by July 27.



A novena in honor of St. Peregrine, patron of cancer patients, will be prayed for nine consecutive Tuesdays at Corpus Christi Parish in McKeeesport, starting July 31. Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., followed by novena prayers. Sacrament of reconciliation will be available before Mass. Weekly Mass intentions will be for those who are sick in a hospital, nursing home or at home, especially those suffering from cancer. For information, call 412-672-0765. 


Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin announces its annual car cruise Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1-5 p.m. Festivities include cars, disc jockey, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, food and giveaways. Show entry fee for cars is $5, and includes lunch tickets. Spectator admission is free. For information, visit www.carcruises.com.


The Diocese of Pittsburgh welcomes couples celebrating 50 years of marriage to a special celebration Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, starting at 2:30 p.m. To register, couples should contact their parish by Sunday, Aug. 5.


The 16th annual Cardinal Wright Vocations Mass and awards banquet will be Saturday, Aug. 18, at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township. Celebration begins with Mass at 5 p.m. with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo as celebrant. Banquet and awards ceremony will follow in parish’s Cardinal DiNardo Center. Cost is $60 per person. For information, visit www.blsalum.org.



Bishop David Zubik is included in the second volume of collected writings by local preachers, published by Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania. Titled “Blessed Art Thou Among Women: Southwest Pennsylvania Preaches on Mary, Mother of Jesus,” the book brings together works of 19 bishops, priests, pastors, deacons and vowed religious throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. In sermons, essays, poetry and blog posts, writers interpret and celebrate Mary’s life and legacy. Book is available for a free download by visiting www.casp.org/sermons. Printed copies are $12, plus $3 shipping and handling. For printed books, call 412-688-9070.


A Scripture study continues at St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon every Thursday from 8:45-10 a.m. in the upper convent entrance. Participants will ponder and discuss upcoming Sunday readings. For information, call 412-736-2792.


All Saints, Etna, Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21, 19 Wilson St. (festival on church grounds on Dewey Street). Attractions include kiddie rides, games of chance and skill, instant bingo, raffles, including $3,000 raffle Saturday, bingo in air-conditioned hall starting at 7:30 p.m. and more. Dinner, 5-7 p.m.: Wednesday, baked chicken; Thursday, steak; Friday, baked fish; Saturday, turkey and stuffing. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children, with takeout available. Other foods served every night after 7 include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage and other items. Live entertainment every night starting at 7: Wednesday, Mike Arnold (folk rock); Thursday, kid’s night with Ideal Dance and magician Al Mazing; Friday, North Hills Harmony Line Chorus (harmonious music); Saturday, Kardaz (music from 1960s and 1970s). For information, call parish office at 412-781-0530.

Holy Apostles, Baldwin, Wednesday-Saturday, July 18-21, 6:30-11 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church, 3198 Schieck St. (near Churchview Avenue). Attractions include rides by Reinhart Amusements Inc., games of skill and chance for all ages, grand raffle with $10,000 in prizes, nightly 50/50, bake sale, Chinese auction, flea market, bingo and more. Dinners, 4-6:30 p.m.: Wednesday, meatloaf; Thursday, spaghetti; Friday, fish fry; Saturday (5-9 p.m.), Chef Steve’s Rib and Chicken Barbecue. A number of festival foods and drinks available. Nightly entertainment including The Festival of Praise Band. Off-street parking available.

St. Robert Bellarmine, East McKeesport, Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, 1313 Fifth Ave. Attractions include giant flea market, bingo, Kids Korner, homemade baked goods, basket auction, games of chance and more. Menu includes fresh-squeezed lemonade, famous pizza fritas, fresh-cut french fries, stuffed cabbage, hot sausage, fresh-grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade pierogies and haluski, kielbasa, walking tacos and more. Entertainment: Thursday, 7-10 p.m., DJ Firebyte Audio (Billy Yadesky); Friday, 7-10 p.m., Jack and the Tady Bears; Saturday, to be announced.

St. Christopher, Prospect, Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 4-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. Saturday, with outdoor Mass at 4 p.m.), 229 N. Franklin St. Attractions include raffles, including meat package and Steelers exhibition game raffle, children’s bounce house, dime toss, bingo, flea market, country store, basket raffles, instant bingo, banner game and more. Food menu includes walking tacos, pizza, gyros, grape leaves, baklava, potato pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, hot sausage, chicken tenders, garbage/cheese french fries, cabbage rolls, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa with sauerkraut, homemade pie and ice cream, sno-cones, funnel cakes, barbecue chicken and more. Entertainment includes square dancing Friday, 7-10 p.m., family karaoke Saturday from 5-10 p.m., with visits from Star Wars 501st Legion characters Saturday. Festival shuttle parking available at Prospect Presbyterian Church.

St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela, Friday-Saturday, July 20-21, 5-11 p.m., parish park at First and Main streets (behind Dierken’s). Attractions include bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, games for children and adults, small games of chance and more. Various ethnic and American foods include chicken wings, pizza, ice cream, funnel cakes, barbecue, fresh-cut french fries, Italian ice, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Nomad; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m., The Pittsburgh Bel Airs. Outdoor Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. Free admission and parking.

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