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Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - Updated: 1:05 pm


The FORMED Bible study on St. Peter continues at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Program is free and registration is not required. For information, call 412-583-3443, or e-mail bbcatholiccommunity@gmail.com.


Public is invited to watch Eternal Word Television Network on Monday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. for the debut airing of the “Global Family Eucharistic Holy Hour” program, sponsored by the Foundation of Jesus The Divine Mercy, featuring Holy Trinity School and Parish in Robinson Township. Assisting will be the Knights of Columbus Color Corps from Father Denys Baron Assembly and the Blue Army. To begin a holy hour in your parish or school, go to www.JesusTheDivineMercy.com.


The West Jefferson Hills Knights of Columbus will sponsor a bingo under the stars Friday, Aug. 17, at the church pavilion of St. Thomas A Becket Parish in Jefferson Hills, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and include 12 games. Specials and refreshments sold separately, with proceeds benefiting seminarians. Only 100 tickets sold, so reservations suggested. For information and tickets, call Stan at 412-384-7264 or e-mail stan_wojtunik@yahoo.com.



In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish in New Kensington, the parish will celebrate the feast of its patron with traditional novena prayers and Polish Marian hymns during evening prayer or Mass, according to following schedule: Saturday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19, 7:30 a.m.; Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 20-21, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 22, noon; Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 26, 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. 


Public is invited to hear free presentation by dynamic speaker Deacon Cody Miller titled “The Rosary: The Path to Jesus Through Mary.” Talk will be held at the following locations: Wednesday, Aug. 22, following 7 p.m. Mass, St. Gabriel Parish, Whitehall; Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Madonna del Castello Parish, Swissvale; Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Township.


The Youth Theater of All Saints Parish in Etna presents “Little Nellie.” Rich in Irish and Catholic musical traditions, production tells the tale of a struggling Good Shepherd convent and the little girl who inspired them. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the activities building of All Saints Parish. Suggested donation is $7 per person, $30 per family. 


Pittsburgh Catholic is accepting recipes for its Fall Events Guide, to be published in Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine in September. Recipe submissions should include name, address and parish. Information concerning dish, such as when it is served or if it is part of a family tradition, can also be included. Submit to Peggy Zezza by e-mail, pzezza@pittsburghcatholic.org (include Fall Recipe in subject), fax 412-471-4228 or mail: Recipes, c/o Peggy Zezza, Pittsburgh Catholic, 111 Blvd. of the Allies, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 24.


Another free rosary-making workshop will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Workshop will include prayer, history of rosary, celestial background music, prayer intention and free sacramentals, including prayer cards and Catholic books. For information, call 412-885-5840.


A conference on the Divine Will writings of Luisa Piccarreta will be Saturday, Aug. 25, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave. in Youngstown, Ohio, starting with registration at 8 a.m. and ending with prayers at 4 p.m. Conference will be led by Father Elijah John Joseph, superior of the Benedictine Monks of Divine Will. Cost is $30, and includes four talks, lunch, light breakfast and snacks. For reservations, contact Helen Mager at 1-330-533-6449 or Maurine Fogarty at 1-330-717-3659.



Women are invited to join The Women’s Catholic Scripture Study Group, which meets at St. Scholastica Parish in Aspinwall on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m., Sept. 4 through May. Study will involve an in-depth look at St. Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. The 28-week session includes prayer, discussion, extended commentary, as well as a video analysis. Fee is $60, and includes workbook. An informational meeting with coffee will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the parish’s Duch Pastoral Center for those wishing to learn more about the program. To register, call 412-963-0198. 


Transfiguration Parish in Russellton will begin 12 weekly sessions of the Six Steps to Sanity program, a faith-based ministry designed to bring hope, healing and serenity to family and friends of those caught in the cycle of addiction. Free program meets for 12 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m., starting Aug. 29. For information and to register, call Judi Damon at 412-496-8582, or e-mail judiannedamon@gmail.com.



Are you or is somebody you love in a troubled marriage? Retrouvaille, a ministry for troubled marriages, will host a weekend retreat in the area Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8. For confidential information, call 412-277-3434, or visit www.retrouvailleofpittsburghinc.org.


The 18th annual St. Athanasius Parish golf outing will be at Pittsburgh North Golf Club, 3800 Bakerstown Road in Bakerstown, on Friday, Sept. 7, with registration at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9. Cost is $65 if registered before Aug. 17, $70 after Aug. 17 and before Aug. 31, and $75 on day of event. Registration includes continental breakfast, T-shirt, golf cart, dinner and on-course beverages. For information and to register, call Patrice Mikec at 412-734-1787.


“Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom” is the title of the next Bible study at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sept. 12-March 13, and St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon on Mondays, 7-8:45 p.m., Sept. 10-March 11. Program studies the Acts of the Apostles and relates the early church to our church today. Cost is $35. Registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 1. For information and to register: for Our Lady of Grace sessions, e-mail Tracy Walnoha at Walnohat@aol.com; for St. Bernard sessions, e-mail Susan Sander at schiesasander@gmail.com.


Public is invited to join Bishop David Zubik for a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Buses will leave parishes at 6 a.m., with expected arrival at 11 a.m. Highlights for day include Mass, concert, tour and holy hour. For reservations, call the following parishes where buses will board: Vicariate 1 (one bus), St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, 412-621-4951, ext. 10; Vicariate 2 (five buses), St. John the Baptist (Plum), 412-795-4995, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Carnegie), 412-276-1011, ext 221, St. Louise de Marillac (Upper St. Clair), 412-833-1010 or 412-833-2400, St. Angela Merici (White Oak) and St. Robert Bellarmine (East McKeesport), 412-672-9641, St. Therese of Lisieux (Munhall), 412-462-8161; Vicariate 4 (four buses), St. Joseph (Chicora/North Oakland), 724-445-2275, ext. 4, St. Catherine of Sweden (Hampton Township), 412-486-6001, ext. 15, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Natrona), 724-226-1041, St. Joseph (O’Hara Township), 412-963-8885, ext. 303; college campus ministries (one bus), boarding at Lenzner Coach Lines (Sewickley), 412-334-7804.


Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township, Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-18, opening at 7 p.m. (dinners served at 4 p.m.), 310 Kane Blvd. Attractions include bingo, bake sale, white elephant sale, rides and more. Nightly dinners, plus food booths selling grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, funnel cakes, beer and wine. Entertainment nightly.

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville, 52nd annual festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 13-18, 6-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday (dinners served from 4:30-7:30 p.m.), 1000 Avila Court. Special flea market kick-off Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Attractions include new rides with all-night-ride ticket, games, outdoor beer garden, bingo (Wednesday-Saturday), bake sale, giant flea market, kiddie corner, princesses and super heroes, balloon art and more. Dinners, served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. inside Henninger Auditorium, $10 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Menu: Monday, roast beef; Tuesday, Eastern European food; Wednesday, stuffed chicken or meatloaf; Thursday, German food; Friday, fish fry; Saturday, Italian food. Outdoor food booths open nightly at 6 p.m., with a variety of menu items. Entertainment: Monday, 7 p.m. T Bird and Freddie playing oldies through today’s dance, pop, rock and more; Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Pittsburgh Slovakian Dance Troupe; Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Brass Staff; Friday, 8 p.m. The Eldorado Band; Saturday, 7 p.m. The Back in Time Band.

St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville, annual parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. until dark, 3609 Washington Ave. Attractions include game stands, country store, craft and theme basket raffle, all-day bingo and more. Variety of food stands serving roast lamb, roast beef, haluski, kielbasa with sauerkraut, hot dogs and more. All are welcome.

St. Wendelin, Butler, Sunday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 210 St. Wendelin Road. Attractions include bingo, kids’ games, basket raffle, chuck-a-luck and car cruise. Featuring baked chicken or ham dinner and snack bar. Entertainment includes band, plus disc jockey at car cruise.

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