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Friday August 01, 2014


Mass and meeting, Blue Army of Beaver, 8:30 a.m. confessions, 9 a.m. Mass, followed by rosary, breakfast and meeting. For more information, call Colleen at 724-375-3846 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Twilight open house, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Irenaeus School, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. Tour is open to the public. Registrations for school year also will be accepted. Call 412-828-8444 or 412-607-9627.


Mass with prayers for healing, 6 p.m. (4:30-5 p.m. confession), St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Father David Paulsen will be celebrant. Sponsored by Apostolate of Fatima.


Summer visit day for juniors and seniors, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (registration at 10 a.m.), La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Free picnic lunch provided. For information and to register, call 412-536-1272 or 1-800-838-4572.

Meeting, Western Pennsylvania Chesterton Society, 7:30 p.m. For more information and meeting location, e-mail Vicki at wpachesterton@gmail.com.


Hidden treasures rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., convent building of Most Holy Name Parish, 1626 Hatteras St., Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. Sale contains many rooms of items.

Flea market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Road, Upper St. Clair. Sale items include jewelry, children’s clothing, books and much more. For more information, call 412-835-7800 or visit www.stgregoryusc.org.

Used clothing sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., gym beneath St. Alphonsus Parish, 201 Church Road, Wexford. Sale includes gently used clothing (some with price tags on), belts, jewelry, hats, gloves and more. Proceeds benefit church’s Passion play. For more information, e-mail Mary Heagy at musicdirector@saintalphonsuswexford.org.

Friday August 01, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. To register, and for more information, call 412-381-7676.

• Retreat for men and women, “Know Jesus, Know Peace,” Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7. Conducted by Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler.

Friday August 01, 2014


A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin for Polish Day on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Father Joseph Swierczynski will celebrate Mass at 3:30 p.m., which will also feature the Karuzela Chorus. Other activities planned for the day include a Polish kitchen, which will open at 11:30 a.m., concert by Karuzela Chorus and more. For ticket information, call 412-921-0292. For general information, call 412-486-1605, or visit www.polishculturalcouncil.org.


St. Catherine of Siena, Beechview

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 6-9, 7-10:30 p.m., church grounds, 1810 Belasco Ave. Highlights include bingo, bake sale, basket raffle, flea market, games and much more. Food menu features Maria’s famous fried zucchini. On Friday, the festival will introduce authentic Latino foods prepared by parishioners. The public also is invited to brunch at noon Sunday, Aug. 10, when raffle and basket winners will be announced.


The Campus School of Carlow University in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper’s Empress Riverboat on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 6-9 p.m. The event is open to children and adults. For more information, call the school at 412-578-6157.


The public is invited to Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township’s seventh annual festival organ recital on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m. The event kicks off the parish’s festival. Nicholas Capozzoli, award winner at several musical competitions and senior at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will perform a variety of classical and modern pieces of music.


“Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” is the title of a DVD presentation to be held Friday, Aug. 15, in McGurk Hall of St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township. The presentation will follow the noon Mass. The DVD will show the role of Mary as described through biblical texts and proclaimed by the church. The parish’s Ladies Guild will provide a light lunch for $5 a person to be paid at the door. To register, call Bonnie Williams at 724-698-7453 or Barb Strittmatter at 724-656-0942 by Aug. 11


St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will celebrate a Mass in the German language with the consecration of herbs in honor of the Assumption of Mary on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 4 p.m. The Mass represents a tradition since the eighth century in the German-speaking region of Europe. Blessed herb bouquets/wreaths will be available to purchase at $10 prior to Mass. Benedictine Father Warren Murrmann will celebrate the Mass, with reading, prayers and hymns in German and the homily in English. A German dinner and dance will follow in the parish hall, with doors opening at 5 p.m. The dinner includes pork schnitzel or knackwurst, with spatzle noodles, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more. German band Josef Wendel Orchestra will provide the music. Also, entertainment by Isartaler Adult & Kinder dance groups and chorus. The cost is $25 for Heimatfest dinner for adults and $20 for seniors, or $10 for the event only (no dinner). Children 12 and under are half price. The celebration is sponsored by G.T.E.V. D’Lustigen Isartaler Bavarian Club Pittsburgh. For information, call Marianne at 412-398-0586, or visit www.isartalerpittsburgh.org.


A bagna cauda contest (hot anchovy and garlic dip) will be held at the Festa Italiana at Kennedy Park in Vandergrift on Aug. 17. To register for contest, call Andretta or Kathi at 724-265-46703 by Aug. 10.


The North Hills Chorale is seeking singers to expand its membership. The ensemble performs concerts in December and May, featuring a variety of popular and classical music. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the chapel located on the grounds of Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township. Rehearsals resume on Monday, Sept. 8. For more information, contact David Thayer at 724-940-2986 or visit www.nhchorale.com.

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