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Friday August 29, 2014


Labor Day Mass, 8 a.m., St. Benedict the Moor Parish, 91 Crawford St., Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Retired Aux. Bishop William Winter will preside, with Father Frank Almade preaching the homily.


Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Parish, 2336 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Also, Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with $2 bag sale starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 412-881-8344.


Mass and devotions, World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army), 8 a.m. Mass, followed by rosary and meeting, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Guest speaker will be Deacon David Miller.

Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Aloysius, 3616 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Featuring 18 rooms of treasures. Also, Sunday, Aug. 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-821-3610.

Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Alverno Apartments, Hawthorne and Evergreen Road, Millvale. In addition, features gift basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and variety of food and snacks for sale.

Mass and devotions, Apostolate of Fatima, 3:45 p.m., rosary, 4:30 Mass, followed by confessions, St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food item for the needy.


Breakfast brunch buffet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Menu includes french toast, pancakes, ham, home fries, cinnamon rolls, cereal and much more. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for kids.

Calix Society Mass and meeting, 10:30 a.m. Mass, followed by meeting, St. Mary Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, 201 Ninth St., Sharpsburg. Calix is an association for Catholics in recovery. For more information, call 412-607-4011 or visit www.calixsociety.org.

Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 315 Stoney Hollow Road, Cabot. Includes bingo, raffles, homemade dinner with homegrown foods, games, entertainment, country store and more.



St. Joan of Arc Parish in South Park Township will sponsor a Bible study on the Acts of the Apostles. Classes will meet on Mondays, from 9-11:30 a.m., from Sept. 8 through Feb. 9. The cost for books and materials is $40. To register, call Sister Kathy Hoerster at 412-833-2400.


Women from Fox Chapel area parishes will gather for a Catholic Scripture studies program, starting Tuesday, Sept. 16. The 25-week study meets on Tuesdays, from 1-3 p.m., at St. Scholastica Parish in Aspinwall. The study will focus on the Book of Revelation. For those interested, an informational coffee will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. The cost for the textbook is $55. For more information, call 412-963-0198.


The three-parish support group for those divorced and separated will begin its next 13-week cycle of meetings on Monday, Sept. 8. The group meets from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays in Rooms 5A and 5B of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township. SS. John and Paul, St. Richard and St. John Neumann parishes sponsor the support group. For more information, call 412-741-5456 or e-mail rjoy205@verizon.net.

THEOLOGY ON TAP,p> Young adults, ages 21-39, are invited to a Theology on Tap gathering at Steel Cactus, 5505 Walnut St. in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, on Monday, Sept. 8, from 7-9 p.m. Dave VanVickle, director of evangelization at St. Bonaventure Parish, will discuss “To Whom Shall We Go? ... Answering the Great Question with Words and Life.” The suggested donation is $5, with free appetizers served.


The public is invited to be part of the Life Enrichment Club of St. Joan of Arc Parish in South Park Township. The club is for adults looking to enrich their lives through learning and creating new friendships. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, from September through May, and from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share with others for lunch. The Sept. 10 meeting will feature Andrew Amrhein speaking on “Autumn Madness.” For more information and a schedule of topics, call Divine Providence Sister Kathy Hoerster at 412-833-2400.


St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler is sponsoring an ongoing Church Alive series. The program is held Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m., and includes music, praise and a guest speaker. The first in the series will be Sept. 10 with Father Kevin Fazio, parochial vicar, speaking on “Integrating Prayer into Everyday Life.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Father Kevin or Sister Teresa at 724-287-1759.


SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township will offer a Protecting God’s Children workshop on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. To register, e-mail Carol McAninch at carol@ssjpittsburgh.org.


The 2014-15 Music Plus concert series at St. James Parish in Sewickley will begin with a concert by pianist-composer Stanton Lanier on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. The concert will include piano, visuals, stories and audience interaction. A dessert reception will follow the concert. In addition, Lanier will be providing music before and during the 5 p.m. Mass at the parish on Saturday, Sept. 13, and at the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, Sept. 14. Lanier also will offer a master class for all ages prior to the 6:30-7:30 p.m. concert. The cost for the class is $25. The concert is free, with a free-will offering accepted. For more information, call the parish at 412-741-6650.


St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon will host a Stephen Ministry introductory workshop on Saturday, Sept. 13, for area congregations seeking to learn more about implementing the lay Christian care-giving ministry into their parishes. The ministry works to equip laypeople to minister one-to-one Christian caring to people in need. The workshop is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and includes three sessions and a sample-training module. The cost is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information and to register, call Tisha Bridges at 412-440-2681.


The Book of Genesis will be explored in a Bible study at St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair beginning Sept. 17. The class will meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Janet MacDonald at 724-942-2592 or e-mail jmacdona2@aol.com.


St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Munhall will pray a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux on Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 17-19, and Monday-Friday, Sept. 22-26. Mass will be celebrated at 7 o’clock nightly. All weekend Masses from Sept. 27-28 will be in honor of St. Therese, and will include a closing novena prayer. The novena will close with a Mass and procession of the St. Therese statue on Sunday, Sept. 28. A reception will be held following the procession. Also, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux, there will be a procession with the St. Therese statue following the 8:15 a.m. school Mass. The celebrant schedule for novena Masses: Sept. 17, Father John Bachkay; Sept. 18, Father James Young; Sept. 19, Father Dan Sweeney; Sept. 22. Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler; Sept. 23 Deacon Jeffrey Hirst as homilist; Sept. 24, Father Hugh Lang; Sept. 25, Father Dan Maurer; Sept. 26, Father Nick Mastrangelo; Sept. 28, Father Terry O’Connor. For more information, call 412-462-8161.


The Young at Heart 2014 dinner and auction for Villa St. Joseph will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon Township. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, an auction and live entertainment. The cost is $125, with proceeds benefiting the Benevolent Care and Music Therapy at Villa St. Joseph in Baden. For more information and reservations, call Joe and Bonnie Makarewicz at 724-869-9672 or Ray Niedenberger at 724-869-6321.


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

• Women’s retreat, “Bringing Hope and Compassion to a Hurting World,” 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, through noon Sunday, Sept. 14.

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