Around the Diocese

Thursday, August 02, 2018 - Updated: 9:08 am


St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is hosting Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., followed by a talk about St. Lawrence and veneration of his relic.


The Pittsburgh/Greensburg Fraternity of Priests will host a Mass with prayers for healing Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Praise and worship, with praise band from Holy Apostles Parish, begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7. Priests from around the world will pray for the grace of God’s healing touch.



Public is invited to join the ChristLife Spirit Refill Team at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Sunday, Aug. 12, to pray the rosary at 7 p.m. Father Christopher Mannerino will present “Our Lady of Conversions” about three unique conversions. The rosary is always prayed on the 13th of the month. However, due to parish festival, the date was changed to the 12th for the month of August. The next rosary and presentation will be Thursday, Sept. 13.


Young adults are invited to Narcisi Winery, 4578 Gibsonia Road in Gibsonia, for “Wine, Wraps and Apps” on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 12:30-4 p.m. Hosted by St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township, festivities will include food, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and lawn games. Event is free, but identification is required. To register, e-mail Will Reaves at willr@scospgh.org. Registration deadline is Aug. 13.


Women are invited to join Magnificat Pittsburgh for a prayer breakfast Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Double Tree in Cranberry Township. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Carol Razza will talk about God’s work to free her from the lies that put her in a place of fear and shame. Cost is $25. To register, call Kay at 724-772-6749, or visit www.magnificatpittsburgh.org. Registration deadline is Aug. 17.


St. Basil School’s Class of 1966 would like to invite all classmates to “Celebrate the 70s” at their annual alumni picnic Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Diane Grove in South Park, starting at noon. Alumni from other classes are invited to drop by. Cost is $10 per person to cover rental, chicken and cake. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish for five people. For information, contact Diane Hess Tierno at 412-884-9549 or LaVerne Baxendell Roell at 412-319-7894.


Appointments to audition for 2018-19 diocesan choir season are now being made. Under the direction of Father Jim Chepponis, the choir sings for major diocesan events at St. Paul Cathedral. In addition to being good singers, potential members must be 18 years or older, and capable sight readers due to limited rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals are held at St. John Capistran Parish in Upper St. Clair. To schedule an audition, call Doris Ann by Aug. 21 at 412-456-3042.


Public can still enter the summer sweepstakes held by the Sisters of Divine Providence in McCandless Township. Tickets are $5 each, or six for $25, and offer a chance to win $100, $500 or $2,000. To enter, visit www.cdpsisters.org/2018SummerSweeps.


Beechview/Brookline Fun Flair (benefiting St. Catherine of Siena, St. Pius X, Resurrection, Our Lady of Loretto and St. Pamphilus parishes, and St. John Bosco Academy), Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 8-11, 7-10 p.m., St. Pius X Parish campus, 3040 Pioneer Ave. Attractions include grand Chinese auction, basket raffle, bake sale, bingo, games of chance and skill, and more. Food menu will include return of fried zucchini, along with authentic Latino foods and the usual carnival fare. Live family entertainment nightly, including Dancing to the Oldies, The Wurms, open mic, petting zoo and The Faiellas. For information, visit www.facebook.com/bbfunflair. 

St. Valentine, Bethel Park, Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 8-11, 6-10 p.m., 2710 Ohio St. Attractions include rides, games, instant bingo, basket raffle, Chinese auction, kids’ tent and more. Food menu includes $5 sandwiches, haluski, pierogies, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, cabbage rolls, funnel cakes and ice cream sundaes.

St. Raphael, Morningside/Stanton Heights, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 9-12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. Friday, 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), 1154 Chislett St. Opens with parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Attractions include games, bounce houses, flea market, used-book sale, Chinese auction, raffles, bingo and bake sale. Food menu includes cheese steak sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, daily food specials, funnel cake, cotton candy, ice cream and more. Entertainment schedule: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. parade, 7:30-8:30 p.m. magician Al Mazing, 9-10:30 p.m. folk music with Michael Gallagher; Friday, 8-10 p.m. the Bel Airs play doo wop music; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. Scheer Element plays rock music; Sunday, 6-10:30 p.m. St. Rocco festival, with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township, Friday, Aug. 10, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12, 4-9 p.m., 2535 Rochester Road. Attractions include white elephant sale (opens 5 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday), bingo, kiddieland, face painting, bake sale, country kitchen, boutique, basket raffles, games, train rides, $12,000 grand prize raffle and more. Dinners served nightly, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. A variety of food booths are open during festival hours. For information, visit www.stferd.org.

Our Lady of Joy, Plum Borough, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, 5-10 p.m., 2000 O’Block Road. Attractions include $8,800 raffle, moonwalk, obstacle course, slide, games for all ages, bingo (7-10 p.m.), bake sale, Then and Now booth, basket raffles, 50/50 and more. Music provided by DJ Mike nightly. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills, Sunday, Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (flea market and bake sale open at 8 a.m., all other festivities open at 11 a.m.), 1304 E. Cruikshank Road. Attractions include giant flea market, Chinese auction, bake sale, bingo, kid’s world, games, raffles and more. Festival features barbecue chicken or ham dinners. Also, pizza, hot dogs, slushies, funnel cake and bake sale. Musical entertainment from noon-8 p.m.

Festa Italiana di Vandergrift, Sunday, Aug. 12, Kennedy Park in Vandergrift. Festival begins with outdoor Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by procession and litany of saints. Attractions include Italian food and entertainment. Again this year is a bagna calda (Italian dip) contest. Those entering should bring their dish to contest area by noon. For information on entering, call Andretta or Kathi at 724-265-4603. For information on festival, visit www.festaitaliana.us. 

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