Friday June 26, 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 29
Mass with prayers and blessing for healing, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Joy Parish, 2000 O’Block Road, Holiday Park. Father William Kiel is celebrant. For more information, call 412-795-3388.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
Mass for closing of the Fortnight for Freedom, noon, St. Mary of Mercy Parish, Stanwix Street, Downtown Pittsburgh. Bishop Zubik will preside. See http://diopitt.org/religiousfreedom for further information.
SATURDAY, JULY 4
Apostolate of Fatima Mass and meeting, 8 a.m. Mass, followed by rosary and meeting, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. All are welcome.
SUNDAY, JULY 5
Mass in Polish, 10 a.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Church of St. Peter Parish, 907 Middle Road, Pittsburgh’s North Side. For information, call 412-921-7589.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
La Roche College in McCandless Township and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto invite the public to view a free student-designed exhibit at the City-County Building in Downtown Pittsburgh titled “Shared Border, Shared Dreams,” which will run until July 24. Open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. in the building’s entry hall, the exhibit is designed to raise awareness and promote an understanding of the obstacles that undocumented immigrants face in the United States when establishing and attaining personal goals.
ROSARY FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Starting Wednesday, July 1, and every first Wednesday of the month following, the rosary to Our Mother of Perpetual Help will be prayed at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township, with a special intention for those suffering from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. The rosary begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. A mental health information and resource table will be available before and after Mass. For more information, call 412-508-5383.
The churches of St. Susanna, St. Joseph, St. Gerard and St. Bartholomew invite children ages 4 through sixth grade to the “G-FORCE Adventure Park” vacation Bible school from Sunday, July 26, through Thursday, July 30, at St. Susanna Parish in Penn Hills. The children will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to learn how God is at work through Bible fun, creative crafts, games, music and snacks. The cost is $20 for one child, $30 for two children and $40 or three or more children, and includes a camp T-shirt and all supplies. Financial assistance is available. To register, call Irene at 412-977-2721 or Sandy at 412-798-5596 by July 2.
Potato/cheese pierogies will be sold at Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge on Friday, July 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The pierogies are $8 a dozen, sold frozen or cooked, with butter and onions, and provided in containers. For phone orders, call 724-266-6010 on the day of the sale only, starting at 6 a.m.
Don Nobs, an expert on the Shroud of Turin, will give a presentation at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Conway on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Following the presentation will be the veneration of the holy relic of the shroud. The donation is $10 to help defray the cost of the presentation. For tickets, call 724-869-9908 or 724-869-3320.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Oakland Young Adults will present a Theology on Tap gathering on Monday, July 9, at Steel Cactus, 5505 Walnut St., Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Appetizers will be served at 7 p.m., followed by a talk at 7:30 p.m. by Franciscan Sister Therese Marie Iglesias on “The Intimacy and Romance of Prayer.” The suggested donation is $5.
Vendors, individuals and companies are invited to purchase parking spots to sell treasures at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Harwick for a “Junk in the Trunk” sale, to be held on Saturdays, July 11 and Aug. 8. Sellers can enter parking lot at 8 a.m., with shopping from 9 a.m.-noon. Spots are $10 for two spots (one for your car, one to set up items). Any supplies needed, such as tables and tents, are the responsibility of the seller. To purchase a spot, call 724-274-8575, ext. 5, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retrouvaille, a program for troubled marriages, will host a weekend retreat in the Pittsburgh area Friday-Sunday, July 10-12. For more information and details, including the location, call 412-277-3434 or visit www.retrouvailleofpittsburghinc.org.
The Sisters of Divine Providence are offering the public a chance to win $2,000 in their summer sweepstakes. Drawings also will include a second-place prize of $500 and a third-place prize of $100. Tickets are on sale with the winning winners being randomly selected at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1. Tickets are $5 each, or six for $25, with proceeds benefiting the ministries and mission of the religious order. For more information on purchasing tickets visit www.dpsisters.org/sisters-summer-sweepstakes-2015, or call 412-931-5241.